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Jack & Jill
1st PlaceJack & Jill
Qart


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Odd Couple (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Ontario
Date: Feb 26, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2006

Wow... Unbelievable. Thanks to everyone who voted and particularily to those that left a comment... By the way, no lips were pierced in the making of this image... :)
Learned a bit of a lesson with this one... kept the editing simple and didn't sweat the small stuff.
Lighting was achieved by using a single studio flash to the right and a little above... thought it worked out pretty well. The edgier effect was achieved by desat and Sepia filter and lightening the highlights just a bit more than ordinarily would. Shadows were darkened as well to blend into background... :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 105
Avg (all users): 7.0120
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.7302
Avg (non-participants): 7.1070
Views since voting: 15343
Views during voting: 670
Votes: 250
Comments: 65
Favorites: 34 (view)


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07/14/2009 05:08:56 PM
mmm look at that guys lips:) sexy
08/18/2006 12:31:26 AM
This image is absolutely wonderful. Keep up the good work.
04/29/2006 03:46:00 AM
This one has always fascinated me. The simplistic feel to it...their own individuality...and yet there reluctance to conform to society whilst knowing they should.
03/11/2006 02:41:21 PM
Wow and CONGRATS!!!! Very nice work here! You are reaching mentor status in my book! :-)
03/10/2006 07:06:51 AM
Congratulations on your blue, this is an amazing picture.
03/09/2006 10:22:54 AM
Good one! Congrats!
03/08/2006 05:20:08 PM
This image rocks! The detail in thier dark hair is excellent as is the tonal quality of the image. Very well deserved ribbon.
03/07/2006 10:04:05 AM
This is absolutely excellent and a very strong image. Congrats on a well deserved blue!
03/06/2006 08:45:10 PM
great shot Rudy..i love this one!:D...Congratulations on winning!
03/06/2006 07:53:13 PM
Just wanted to give a shout out to all my Canadian friends who showed up in force to lend a post challenge comment or two... thanks to all of you for your support and good wishes. Now lets huddle up and stare down those folks from Iceland... :)
03/06/2006 07:24:07 PM
Wow Rudy, Nice job! I really stand by my comment earlier! I just love it, there is so much emotion, even if its not shown in the face. Really nice, I was really hoping you'd get the blue! glad yah didn't dissapoint ;-)
03/06/2006 06:14:08 PM
Go Canada Go!!! Nice one Rudy Great shot This was my fav for the challenge. Congrats on your first ribbon
03/06/2006 03:32:50 PM
this picture is awsome
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03/06/2006 03:14:50 PM
I think it's sad that so many people immediately see anyone with piercings as "odd." (Also, the female's looks much too low for a ring. It should probably be a labret.)

The photo was very technically well done though. Congratulations on winning!
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03/06/2006 12:47:53 PM
Wow Rudy, I can't believe you have not ribboned before! This is is so well deserved. You really nailed this the concept and execution are great.
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03/06/2006 10:54:44 AM
thats freaky
love it
way to go
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03/06/2006 09:55:04 AM
Really wonderful shot. Congrats on your first place ribbon!
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03/06/2006 09:14:49 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! Very cool image...Jack looks kind of like Johnny Depp, and that's always a good thing! ;)
Well done!
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03/06/2006 06:38:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon ! Truly a great shot !
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03/06/2006 05:53:55 AM
congrats on your first blue!!!
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03/06/2006 04:50:44 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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03/06/2006 01:13:06 AM
Wonderful! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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03/06/2006 12:52:33 AM
I'm very pleased you won with this image! W00t!
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03/06/2006 12:44:15 AM
WAY TO GO KID!!!! I knew this would take the cake.... I can see many more ribbons headed your way. Phenomenal work!!!

<doing a little dance>
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03/06/2006 12:34:40 AM
I am mighty pleased to see this photo with the blue. Congratulations, Qart!
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03/06/2006 12:18:10 AM
This was my favorite because of its mammoth visual impact and while this subject is not my cup of tea, this image imparts a potent beauty all its own and deserves to have run away with the competition.

Congratulations on your BLUE!
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03/06/2006 12:11:06 AM
Congratulations!!! Knew this would be right up there at the top - so glad it got the blue! Fantastic... Woohoo!
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03/06/2006 12:09:59 AM
Awesome...congratulations on a job well done.
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03/06/2006 12:05:18 AM
Congrats!!!!! Really interesting image and so artsy.
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03/06/2006 12:04:48 AM
ha, i knew this would be a ribbon winner! very well deserved, congrats!!
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03/06/2006 12:04:29 AM
I am so happy this won, goddaaaammmnn!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2006 11:03:30 PM
awesome shot!
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03/05/2006 09:50:17 PM
Pretty bold shot, hope it does well. I like the way this is lit, but would prefer to see Jill a little less exposed. The image expresses an uncompromising attitude that seems a little more intent in Jack. The dark between them is especially poignant.
Good job.
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03/05/2006 09:10:12 PM
Not so odd, considering. Lol. Dynamite image! 8
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03/05/2006 09:37:12 AM
Well done, but UGH!!!
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03/04/2006 10:00:37 PM
Wow, really love this one! The emotion is fantastic, it's just an overall captivating pic! I really like it, hope you do well with it!
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03/04/2006 08:58:19 PM
Amanda:he is soo hot(L)
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03/04/2006 07:56:31 PM
Great entry, nice lighting, wonderful image - this one should do well!
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03/03/2006 11:43:32 PM
Best in challenge. So raw! The cobmination of the lighting and your post processing (grunge effect)was executed to perfection at expressing the edginess of youth. Brilliant....10

and look at those lips................
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03/03/2006 09:39:08 PM
I would have liked this better if I could see her eyes, similar to the way you can see the guys. Minor. IMO this is a very well crafted photo, the processing is also well done. bump to 9
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03/03/2006 03:16:03 PM
Good idea, the composition is very effective.
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03/03/2006 02:27:52 PM
nice lighting and tonal quality.
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03/03/2006 05:38:11 AM
Very well composed picture with interesting shock value.
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03/02/2006 07:55:30 PM
Great grunge and shock value. Most definitely odd.
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03/02/2006 01:06:36 PM
Quite a statement. Thanks for sharing. 10
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03/02/2006 08:07:03 AM
Not usually my interpretation of "odd couple", but they are certainly coupled in an odd way, so, yeah, I guess they are an odd couple. I like the duotone effect and the lighting is nice. It sort of turns my stomach to look at it too long, but that's just me.
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03/01/2006 07:39:10 PM
yup. The Winner. 10.
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03/01/2006 04:27:50 PM
Great title, great image well presented! Very Cool Work!
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03/01/2006 03:59:10 AM
This is a great shot ! Perfect light, contrast and colortones. Its also very much fitting the challenge.
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02/27/2006 08:54:27 PM
great love it !
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02/27/2006 04:49:37 PM
I am only new to photography and the terms I have been using when commenting on peoples photos probably mean something totally different to experienced camera owners.
So let me just put this bluntly.
This image has that X-Factor.
This is one of the most eye-catching shots of the challenge and I would place it in the top 3.
Well done. Don't know if my comments are helpful to you...
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02/27/2006 11:58:30 AM
Oh my.... yes, they are odd. Right on topic, and a very nice photo..... good choices in lighting and color treatment created a nice mood here.
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02/27/2006 11:27:57 AM
For me, this would have fit better for the eighties challenge. It looks more retro, then odd, to me :) Nice shot, tho, I love the tone it has a warm feeling for a harder edged subject.
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02/27/2006 11:25:10 AM
Ohmygoodness. . .OUCH! Gotta score this high tho because it's exeucted very well, and they certainly are an "odd" couple :)
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02/27/2006 11:10:48 AM
In this day and age there is nothing odd about this.
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02/27/2006 10:56:04 AM
10... Fantastic take on the challenge. (Reminds me of my college days, but that's another story!)
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02/27/2006 10:06:47 AM
scary but nice shot!
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02/27/2006 08:12:08 AM
Great take on the challenge, I love it (10)
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02/27/2006 08:04:52 AM
I hate piercings around the mouth area! Good shot.
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02/27/2006 07:21:36 AM
awesome and convincing. I assume a pail of water is hanging from somewhere else ! ... 8
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02/27/2006 06:47:15 AM
Was expecting more of these kind of shots in the challenge as it hit´s the challenge theme head on. Makes this stand out even more. I like it, only thing I dislike is the tight framing. Got a 7 from me.
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02/27/2006 04:51:58 AM
Morbid...dark...doesn't appeal to me at all.....
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02/27/2006 12:14:33 AM
not odd at all...now had it had been about 20 years ago....yes!
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02/27/2006 12:07:51 AM
AWESOME!!! Perfect depiction for the challenge. I might have Jill remove that necklace as it's just a tad distracting from the chain/ring of the other.
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02/27/2006 12:06:42 AM
great! 10
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