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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Aug 22, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

Using the infamous Houston humidity to my advantage I went out in the morning and shot through the condensation on the window. An added bonus was the condensation on the front lens element!

At the end of the shooting session I wiped away a bit of the condensation right in front of her eyes, the tear effect was a happy accident. I think it helps.

Open from RAW
Adjust exposure and shadows
crop to DPC
add border
save for web

That's it!

Thanks again to my lovely wife. Between shots she was dressing our son who is just below her out of the shot.

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.9683
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 5.7424
Avg (non-participants): 6.0645
Views since voting: 1784
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 221
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/08/2013 04:10:41 AM
What a lovely wife you have,Congratulations.
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01/16/2008 12:46:24 PM
There's a delightful gentleness about this shot.

Beautifully seen and captured.
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01/24/2007 01:53:33 AM
This image has that magical "human connection" quality. The fogged glass with the clear spot is perfect for the effect connected with the title. I like the frame, and like to think that it was part of the actual scene.
Very moving image to me.
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08/30/2006 05:23:15 AM
Beautiful lady and beautiful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 04:59:39 PM
very creative and emotive portrait - don't know about the heavy frame but that's just a personal thing as I don't care for frames
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08/29/2006 11:13:01 AM
Clever idea and I like the way the drips seem to be coming from her eye :o)
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08/28/2006 07:23:10 PM
nice ideea but...I don't know..it looks strange. Maybe you'll want to retry this with some body shapes or a silhouette but not the face...
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08/27/2006 12:44:40 PM
Wow....not flattering for the model. Cool idea, but it makes her look weird through the condensation. I DO like the tear effect in her right eye on the window.
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08/26/2006 09:20:18 PM
There is something captivating about this picture. I really like the effect of the water drops looking like they are coming from the eye. Great job, very creative...9.
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08/26/2006 01:49:59 PM
Very emotive. Good example of a good title making a good shot better.
TC
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08/25/2006 03:41:00 PM
the shot is good, ok the frame and the treatment on the glass interesting, like the colours and the composition. the model expression.... it does not convince to me. why the title come home? to who one addresses that words? isn't obvious if she call a son, or the husband or other people. I am very incertain for the rating......I rate the photo with 7 but I shall think.
best regards
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08/25/2006 12:23:05 AM
Amazingly beautiful composition.
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08/24/2006 11:34:30 PM
Wonderful idea. I'd prefer a little less eye-liner, but otherwise this is excellently done.
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08/24/2006 03:58:13 PM
great way to fulfill the challenge. lovely frame, you even have two streaks representing tears. great blank yet emotive gaze from the model. 9
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08/24/2006 03:07:45 PM
I really like this! The red window frame really works; especially because the red is picked up by the lipstick. Very emotive and soulful expression. Interesting and creative approach to challenge definition.

Edit: spelling

Message edited by author 2006-09-01 18:45:49.
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08/24/2006 11:14:11 AM
technically i like this a lot; from the thumbnail it didn't look all that promising, but upon viewing the image you really do get to see the nice intricacies. i love how you are utilising the frame so effectively, and using the water on the glass as a way to generate the softness in the picture. the things that don't really sit right is the amount that is too out of focus, basically the stuff going on below her nose. i think if she wore something it might have given more definition for shapes and colour. and i don't know, i feel i need to see a hand somewhere? i like that part of the moisture is wiped away for her to see (nice touch that). i don't like how her lipstick really clashes with the wood of the frame. but overall, this is creative, inventive and likeable! 7.
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08/24/2006 03:09:17 AM
Nice effect!
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08/23/2006 10:17:39 PM
Makes me think of an Enya album cover. Nice job on the 'tears'.
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08/23/2006 09:39:13 PM
I think this is a great job of a natural soft focus.
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08/23/2006 02:15:20 PM
this shot is too blurry...could be sharper...Just Kidding!!

The window seems crooked to me.
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08/23/2006 01:53:13 PM
I like your ingenuity in getting the soft focus effect without a filter
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08/23/2006 09:48:02 AM
Wow! Just wonderful!!
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08/23/2006 09:35:09 AM
Wow--concept...execution...top notch...a perfect 10!
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08/23/2006 08:40:31 AM
very very creative
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08/23/2006 07:33:08 AM
creative idea for this challenge...nice
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08/23/2006 04:56:48 AM
I hope your plea is answered! There's a good look in the eyes to suit the caption, helped by the tears from the right eye condensation. Good luck
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08/23/2006 02:24:41 AM
Yeah,...not too bad
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08/23/2006 01:12:58 AM
My favourite of the challenge. 8.
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