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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Kodak CX7530
Location: Minnesota
Date: Oct 11, 2005
Aperture: F/2.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/64 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 121 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.3780
Avg (commenters): 8.0286
Avg (participants): 6.3035
Avg (non-participants): 6.6977
Views since voting: 1481
Views during voting: 742
Votes: 455
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/04/2006 08:10:20 AM
I was thinking this would get at least top 50. The background threw it a bit for me, bringing it down to a 9. I got a bit of astro-turf feel from it, rather than a classy satin or velvet.

She is lovely and in spite of the somewhat artificial look, I love that eye!

The hair is well done too.
02/03/2006 07:10:00 PM
I thought I would see this stunning image in top twenty... at least. Unique angle and very artistic editing. Adorable work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:42:31 PM
Oh...Nice...Touch! Autograph please!
01/31/2006 07:45:41 PM
Really well done.
01/31/2006 04:42:20 PM
VERY NICE~ 9
01/31/2006 03:30:19 PM
Lovely
Revisited...9
01/29/2006 10:38:02 PM
never saw this kind of pose before. great shot. 8.
01/28/2006 04:24:22 AM
Interesting......
01/27/2006 07:44:45 AM
i love this. composition is perfect and you have used lighting to excellent effect. such a wonderful image. 10
01/26/2006 10:57:01 PM
Not normally a fan of selective desat but this is perfect. Great composition and I love the background.
01/26/2006 10:39:48 PM
Interesting shot, but the enhancement in the eye doesn't work for me. 6.
01/26/2006 11:51:29 AM
Wow, I love how you have taken this.....Great image, very well done.....
01/26/2006 11:22:20 AM
nice job, b&w need work, great texture, nice color, minimalistic, comp interesting, angle interesting, light flat, overall a strong contendor
01/26/2006 12:10:56 AM
I really like this. The stong off-centre view makes for an interesting composition. The selective desat. does a really god job to attract the eye to her face. Not sure if this would have been as good without the slective desat. Good work.
01/25/2006 03:44:43 PM
Blue Eyes is going to fight it out with Red Pumps. Simply great. 9 Here. BOL

I take it that is grass she is laying in?!
Simply thinking out loud: I was, and am, bothered by the texture. I am guessing it is meant to offset the soft skin?
01/24/2006 02:24:13 PM
Very nice shot and composition
01/22/2006 05:13:29 PM
This is a really nice shot. I think I'll raise it from and 8 to a 9.
01/22/2006 10:15:30 AM
Beautiful image
9
good luck

Kev
01/22/2006 07:14:04 AM
nice compo. the blue in the eyes is a little too much, but I like the rest ;)
01/21/2006 05:07:22 PM
great portrait, just a perfect setup.

hope to see more of that model in your portfolio.
01/21/2006 03:04:52 PM
Stunning. From composition to processing, it's perfect.
01/21/2006 02:07:39 PM
good use of selective desaturation
01/20/2006 05:17:27 PM
Sorry but I have to say that I STRONGLY dislike the eyes, they don´t even remind me of eyes anymore but like someone put tiny little CD´s over her irises. I still gave this a 6 as the composition and rest of the shot are pretty good.
01/20/2006 04:27:54 PM
Good choice to enter ;)
01/20/2006 09:59:09 AM
This is very nice! My only nit-pick would be that her whites seem too grayish, like there might have been a touch of bloodshot. The blue is very vivid and bright....not natural color but really pops!
01/20/2006 01:43:26 AM
Nice post-processing on a great capture
01/19/2006 11:57:42 AM
I would have liked to seen more of her pretty face in the picture. Love the blue eyes.
01/19/2006 05:56:36 AM
I love the eyes and the fact we can't see the whole face. Really nice work! The high contrast works brilliantly too :)
01/19/2006 12:08:09 AM
10 from me...good luck!
01/18/2006 09:04:04 PM
Eyes are just a *little* too hyper-realistic for my tastes. Even with contacts, that's just too metallic. It's a nice unique portrait though, and good B&W conversion.
01/18/2006 04:59:45 PM
I stopped longer at this photo than for most of the others, It took me a while to make up my mind what I really think of it, then it must be interesting I think. Yes, I really like it, maybe you should have had the eyes more blue, not cyan, but otherwise this is interesting and creative, well done!
01/17/2006 08:56:32 PM
Great!!! 9
01/17/2006 07:21:41 PM
nicely composed
01/17/2006 01:21:41 PM
The hair creates some interesting lines. Good job. The eyes are a nice job of selective desaturation without overdoing it.
01/17/2006 11:10:51 AM
A bold move. Very artistic. Love the shade of blue you chose. Wow. 10.
01/16/2006 11:45:28 PM
Interesting compostion. If it were me I'd boost the contrast and brightness just a bit.
01/16/2006 05:37:04 PM
I wish I could see more of her face...
01/16/2006 11:12:45 AM
This is great!


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