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Yes!    I will marry you!
Yes! I will marry you!
idnic


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Challenge: Heart (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Florida, USA
Date: Feb 14, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13th
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2006

Me again! Tired of me yet? This was a uber-fun challenge because I got to throw a bit of my graphics knowledge at it. I hope it scores well! PS steps to many to describe - but nothing heroic. :)

A couple of people asked how it was done - nothing fancy really. Just used a shot of me (PS'd to look a little nicer) then pasted many copies of one foiled coverd chocolate candy. Each time I pasted the candy I changed the size and opacity for that 3-d look. The reflections in the eyes are also pasted in, smaller versions of the same chocolate.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.9649
Avg (commenters): 7.3158
Avg (participants): 5.8293
Avg (non-participants): 6.0411
Views since voting: 1967
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 228
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/11/2006 04:26:49 PM
I gave this one a 6, and I see I wasn't alone. :o) Really well done. Perhaps a tiny bit more DOF would have made your face a little sharper, but other than that, it's great. It helps that you are really cute, and this is a great pose. Hope you don't take offense to being called "cute"! It's a compliment, believe me...
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03/10/2006 07:42:16 PM
Didn't take much PSing to make ya "look nicer: did it ;-) This is Precious
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02/22/2006 07:46:21 PM
This was on of my favorites in the challenge, so well done.....
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02/22/2006 05:16:50 PM
So I'm voting and get to this photo. I say to myself, "That's idnic. No, that's some 19yo. Well, maybe it's her 20 years ago. It's not one of her daughters. Maybe I've had too much cold medicine."

I really like the whole gig, very heartwarming and just tugs at the whole happy thing. And I like the added touch of the hearts in the eyes.

I'm such a suck-up.
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02/22/2006 01:32:53 AM
This is so precious Cindi! Love it!
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02/22/2006 12:48:10 AM
Yeah right - who could get tired of you, Cindi?! :D I didn't vote on this one, but if I had, I would've requested validation, but then I would remember the special rules and would have given it a 10, but then take a point off because the white thing on your head (sunglasses?)looks weird, but then I'd look at your eyes and add that point back in and then I'd have seen the title and knowing that you know I am already married, I would've been upset that you were taunting me, but I'd get over it and still give you that 10. Yep 10. :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2006 09:18:23 PM
But you don't even know me! Just kidding. Nice shot, but what is the white in the hair? Glasses?
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02/21/2006 11:47:11 AM
Okay. Hello Barbie.
02/20/2006 09:12:24 AM
having a red heart bigger and more reflected in her eye would have been a nice touch.
but a good job anyway.
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02/19/2006 11:44:24 PM
Ahhh,hearts in her eyes. This is a delightful image. I love the depth of field, too. So pretty.
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02/19/2006 09:14:25 PM
Pretty Twinkle in eyes..
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02/18/2006 10:41:34 PM
Beautiful
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02/18/2006 11:38:23 AM
She is beautiful. I would have chosen to have her chin also in focus, this way it is a bit distracting. Also the white glasses are distracting drawing the attention away from her beautiful face.
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02/17/2006 10:06:59 AM
I like the photo and concept, but the sunglasses on your subjects head bug me. I had to keep looking in that area of the photo trying to figure out what they were. Nice photo anyway.
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02/16/2006 11:56:51 PM
Very cute picture, heartwarming and romantic. Took me a bit to notice the hearts in the eyes and made me wish I had thought of that for my entry! I might have lost the sunglasses to let more of the hair forward but then again it adds an element of the challenge to the actual picture so its a good thing. Anyway, well done.
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02/16/2006 10:36:41 PM
sweet - well done - the soft focus suits this shot
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02/16/2006 09:50:12 PM
Love the red in the eyes, love the shot, love the title....the glasses are a little distracting but not so much as to hurt it, good luck with this
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02/16/2006 06:56:09 PM
Pretty portrait! I like the heart reflections in her eyes.
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02/16/2006 10:20:22 AM
Beautiful portrait. I think the hearts around the face are a little busy. The hearts in the eyes would have been enough here.
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02/16/2006 08:04:32 AM
This is cleverly done.....
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02/16/2006 12:32:23 AM
A how to would be helpful... suspended hearts from fishing line...no...painted glass...hmm.. maybe.. ?
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02/15/2006 09:53:17 AM
did you add the catchlights in photoshop? or is it a flash with a gel? very nice either way
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02/15/2006 07:06:13 AM
The red catch lights in her eyes are a really nice touch.
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02/15/2006 04:30:14 AM
cute!
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02/15/2006 01:41:00 AM
A great portrait. Are the red reflections in the eyes natural, or post-processed?
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02/15/2006 12:53:14 AM
Nicely executed and composed.
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02/15/2006 12:35:44 AM
I like this. Imaginative. I'd make one suggestion: remove the sunglasses.
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