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Challenge: Burst of Color (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Sofa
Date: Jan 5, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2006

Well after a long hiatus, here's a simple entry of a shot of my wife in a traditional Korean dress (hanbok). I didn't set the WB very well as the top has a warm yellow cast, instead of being white.

Lighting consists of a 1000 watt softbox above and to her right - I need to buy some backgrounds!

- RAW to JPG
- resize and crop
- levels
- clone/heal blemishes and stray hair
- selective desaturation
- photo filter Violet to tone the desaturated areas
- more levels tweaking to increase contrast
- gothic glow blended to 40% opacity
- adjust hue/saturation
- USM
- save jpg

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.8133
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.6639
Avg (non-participants): 6.9590
Views since voting: 3007
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 241
Comments: 44
Favorites: 17 (view)


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01/18/2006 09:01:26 AM
I knew this would place well. Extremely well taken and edited. You've somehow managed both softness and sharpness together with just enough texture to make the image sing. Comp and POV are excellent as is toning. Well done and congrats!
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01/17/2006 03:49:35 PM
wow i love it great job :)
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01/17/2006 09:52:50 AM
Absolutely beautiful -- both the image and your wife!!
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01/17/2006 02:03:53 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! The results exceeded my expectations and I am really glad it was well received.
01/16/2006 07:33:18 PM
i have a feeling her lips should be red.. no?
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01/16/2006 09:08:01 AM
Lovely picture. Should've won.
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01/16/2006 08:57:27 AM
Lovely picture. Congratulations.
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01/16/2006 07:06:17 AM
Hey Eugene!!! Way to go! Welcome back to the challenges with a bang!!! Awesome photo!!!! Congratulations on 4th place! Soooooo close to a ribbon!!!
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01/16/2006 12:54:53 AM
So close to a ribbon, but a very good photo nonetheless. Congrats on the top ten finish. I especially love the sharpness and details captured in this otherwise "soft" photo.
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01/16/2006 12:45:53 AM
i had this one pegged for a ribbon. sooooo close! congrats on top 5...this is just a beautiful image.
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01/16/2006 12:28:10 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish with this classy red burst. Lovely tonal enchantment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 11:47:32 PM
this ia perfect
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01/15/2006 09:49:12 PM
Beautiful image, soft focus and desat very nice.
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01/15/2006 08:03:31 PM
the processing, especially the color treatment, is clearly sophisticated, and the skill of the artist shines through. still I find this image bottom-heavy - I don't think the hair clip is enough to balance out the field of red folds at the bottom.
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01/15/2006 07:10:40 PM
I like the contrast in the B&W portion of the image, but the selective desaturation seems to have been done because it was possible rather than because it improved the image.
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01/15/2006 01:43:49 PM
I like this alot, the clarity, the light, the use of selective desatuaration...I can't imagine this not getting a ribbon...just beautiful.
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01/14/2006 07:59:32 PM
A beautiful image with much emotional impact. I really like the way you chose to gradually tone down the differnt values... nice job.
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01/14/2006 02:48:22 PM
Just beautiful and warm shot. Congrats.
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01/14/2006 10:18:44 AM
Gorgeous portrait...great work with colour 8
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01/14/2006 10:06:22 AM
enchanting
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01/14/2006 01:22:45 AM
Back for comments. My fav of the selective desats. Fascinating portrait. Well done.
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01/13/2006 10:36:10 PM
Nice answer to this challenge. Love the color and use of selective desat here I really like composition of your subject. Def one of the better entries in this challenge... 9
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01/13/2006 07:46:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful.
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01/12/2006 04:46:05 PM
Very nice. Really like the "smooth" feel of the image. Nice soft light.
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01/12/2006 01:30:08 PM
Really beautiful! Grey and pink/reds always look so good together. Love the butterfly on her hair.
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01/12/2006 12:44:28 PM
great expression. very unique. 9
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01/12/2006 10:21:27 AM
Very intersting colour,the play on the red skirt adds a very interesting element to this photograph
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01/12/2006 06:56:14 AM
Amazing portrait.....So rich, so pure, so, so, good.....
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01/11/2006 01:32:47 PM
Just lovely! Love the tone and texture of the skin against the fabric.
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01/10/2006 05:03:09 PM
I was prepared to not be fond of the "desat" responses to this challenge, but this is such a beautiful picture.
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01/10/2006 11:23:33 AM
Classic. One of my favorites.
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01/10/2006 10:40:33 AM
Nice entry. Very soft and clean photo, great lightning!
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01/10/2006 01:22:30 AM
I miss the warmth of her skin in color. Otherwise I really like the use of selective color. I don't think it would take away from the red to have her face in color too. Very sweet expression on her face and excelent composition, focus and lighting. I gave this a seven because I really like it and feel it meets the challenge.
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01/10/2006 01:04:01 AM
best of the bunch 10
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01/09/2006 11:24:53 PM
this is a beautiful image - if I had to change anything it would be same image on a plain background - the couch is a little distracting, takes the magic and mystique away
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01/09/2006 06:31:40 PM
absolutely stunning!
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01/09/2006 01:44:50 PM
This photo is stunning, it's one of the best photos I've seen on this site in ages. Top marks from me and I hope it wins the blue.
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01/09/2006 01:10:45 PM
Desaturating her doesn't work for me, for some reason. Nice elegance, though. 6
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01/09/2006 04:46:56 AM
I think this is the best picture in this challenge
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01/09/2006 01:11:31 AM
This is a really beautiful photograph. The expression of serenity is incredible.
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01/09/2006 01:05:19 AM
great foto!
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01/09/2006 01:02:19 AM
Fantastic piece of work. Great job.
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01/09/2006 01:01:20 AM
gorgeous shot, great portrait!! 10!
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01/09/2006 12:23:49 AM
She's so lovely but I'm not a fan of the desat. It makes her almost appear ashenly dead. I'd rather her have a slight tinge of pigment. The red would still stand out on her kimono. I love her pose and natural expression.
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