DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Love
3rd PlaceLove
nico_blue


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Greeting Cards (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: room
Date: Sep 25, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20secs
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2005

Update -

Wow, i am always so surprised and excited when i get a ribbon. I really wanted to enter this challenge so found myself brainstorming ideas sunday morning and about an hour later I got my shot. I used natural lighting coming in from a window to the left (take my word, its much easier than taping lights to the ceiling) and really like how the shadows were cast. I choose to duotone the image for that little extra emotional impact duotones have (I am a really big sucker for duotones).

Thanks for all the great comments.
I love DPC :-p

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.8565
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.5644
Avg (non-participants): 7.0984
Views since voting: 8267
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 223
Comments: 71
Favorites: 41 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
05/03/2009 02:44:19 PM
What a sweet photograph...definitely would make a great greeting card!
12/06/2005 06:03:36 AM
beautiful way to say love :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2005 09:54:20 AM
WOW!!greatest love~ ;>
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/09/2005 11:05:01 PM
*Critique Club*

I am giving YOU a critique? What is this world coming to? I guess everyone has an opinion. First of all I can't stop staring at the picture. It is wonderful!! There are a lot of things I want to say, but I won't because there are kids like Joey that use this website. WOnderful picture, would not change a thing!-love the wet hair. The duotones are perfect for this image as well as the shadows. You are amazing.

Mandy
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 07:51:38 PM
Congratulations on a lovely image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 11:10:09 AM
congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2005 11:02:59 AM
Great shot! I would buy the card :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 06:37:47 PM
Really great Nick! Congratulations on this incredible photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2005 01:14:33 PM
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nick!
Appropriately color-matched to your entry too.
Great composition and the tone used for this was well-chosen.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2005 06:38:51 PM
You are freaking amazing!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 05:56:24 PM
Great Idea! Wish it was mine :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 01:04:56 PM
Excellent image Nick! Congratulations on the new ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 10:50:27 AM
Great shot! Congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2005 10:21:57 AM
Damn Nico, you rock. What a fine image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 10:07:57 PM
Hey Nick: your work is always so wonderful. You really know how to charm all viewers. Congratulations on your Yellow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 08:04:25 PM
This was my favorite... Congrats. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 07:37:02 PM
perfect photo you should have won
your hot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 05:26:32 PM
Really a great picture. Great idea, too. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 04:24:45 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Beautifully done as always
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 02:25:06 PM
Great idea and wonderful photo. You're so creative and this photo was one of my top picks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 01:06:26 PM
Nice shot Nico.... knew this was you and it was one of my top picks! Yet another ribbon to add to your growing collection.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 09:40:50 AM
Excellent shot nico!! The voters validated my earier comments about this being one of the better shots in the challenge. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 08:56:12 AM
Awesome job!!! Congrats! This is one of my favs, great idea!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 08:32:25 AM
Awesome !!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 07:45:07 AM
Congratulations on another well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 07:05:29 AM
Nice --- I was thinking about doing this shot as well :) ... Saw it over on DA.

Congrats on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 02:58:09 AM
this is a fabulous shot, i love the tones you used & congrats on yellow ribbon, well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 02:24:12 AM
Congrats Nico! What a perfect entry for this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 01:27:36 AM
congrats again nico!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 01:08:31 AM
congrats on 3rd ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:48:34 AM
Nico this is wonderful, was in my top 3 from day one! Grats on the ribbon! Well deserved!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:38:32 AM
I thought this might have been a Nico production. :)

Good work, congrats on the yellow, dude!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:38:06 AM
Beautiful shot! Just perfect....Congrats on the yellow Nico (((hugs)))
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:37:44 AM
d'uh......double post

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 00:38:48.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:30:07 AM
I'd buy this if it were a card.. love everything about it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:21:54 AM
Congratulations Nico! Another great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:06:02 AM
Congrats Nico. Well done. Of course, you fuel the fires of the conspiracy theories. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:01:13 AM
congrats nico!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:01:06 AM
Ooo la la, nicos ribbon matches his coloring
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2005 12:01:02 AM
Good job, Nico. One of my higher scores. Congratulations!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2005 08:12:19 PM
This is a beautiful picture - I like the lighting and the soft focus....a 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2005 06:11:12 PM
I definitely like the concept! On my monitor, the lighting is a little too bright but I love the pose & tones.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2005 09:36:54 AM
technically stunning photo - the pose makes me want to gag - but I guess the girls will love it for many reasons - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 11:47:03 PM
Beautiful shading and color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 09:16:27 PM
Wow I would be this card in a heart-beat! Awesome lighting!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 07:32:10 AM
This one is great, Nice concept.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 03:03:54 AM
I would definitely buy this card.....and keep it for myself...LOL!! Fave!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2005 02:58:07 AM
Nice photo - beautifully simple.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 11:20:12 PM
Nice duotone. I really don't think I can suggest anything to make this better. I think you'll get a ribbon for this one, and if not, then shame on DPC voters...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 09:18:22 PM
for some reason i think this would be better if he was looking a bit more up at the camera with a little smile... but i like it nonetheless 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 11:03:20 AM
Love it!! Very creative and well framed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 06:13:28 PM
Sorry, I'm a guy and he just doesn't do anything for me. The picture is nice though and a neat idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 04:20:30 PM
Another good shot here and sure to finish well. The one thing I did notice though is that the arms do not appear to symetrical. It looks like the left one is dropped a bit lower and there is more arm in the picture than the right one. Still a really good picture and nice idea. You may have me beat in this challenge! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 03:22:49 PM
One of the best of the challenge. Great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 11:08:25 AM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 09:14:17 AM
Clever - this stood out amidst the thumbnails. I like the light and shadow. Good use of filtration. After 2nd review, I'm upping the score. The more I look at it, the better I like it. A+ for imagination.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 12:47:13 AM
is that u nico? yes i love you who ever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!10!!!!great picture i see what you feel and feel what you mean ! call me i mean call me and tell me teach me so i can make great photo's.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 10:11:29 PM
nico's on fire
I'm sure there's plenty of women on DPC that will give you some love :-D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 06:55:39 PM
Appers burned out in areas of the left hand. good color and sharpness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 06:48:00 PM
Nice composition. I really like the post processing as well. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 05:22:13 PM
Cute--cute guy! Love the light. This has lots of expression and a good feel. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 03:37:08 PM
Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 12:48:13 PM
Nice Nico....your very creative and an excellent model for your entries. Love the warm sepia-ish tones and the lighting is excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 10:55:42 AM
What a great concept! Love the color treatment, the model's pose, everything actually. This is a shot that speaks volumes with such simple presentation. Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 10:50:45 AM
Great idea! I could see this on a card.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 09:13:37 AM
Nice tones ... and very fitting for the front of a greeting card. Nicely composed. Good lighting. Overall, one of the better shots for the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 03:44:26 AM
Love it. I like the color and lighting, including the near-blown highlights. They add the to mood of the photo. (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 03:37:35 AM
Hmmm... Love? Love to look at my dirty fingernails? Love to see if the fingers on my right hand are fatter than the left? LOL - just rattling yer cage.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 03:33:11 AM
nice :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 02:58:28 AM
8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 01:50:45 AM
This is off-the-charts great! Ribbon contender IMV
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/26/2020 03:14:40 PM EST.