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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Daphne, AL
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2006

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I just want to say that there was a LOT of PP going on in this shot. :-)

Post challenge:

There was absolutely no use of any dodge and burn techniques, only agressive curves :-)

As you can see, there was a LOT of skin touch ups using healing brushes. Most of the rest of the image was done with curves and Gaussian blur.

And there was no Neat Image used :-)

Overall, the image would probably be pretty ugly if I hadn't stayed ahead of the curves with slight desats.

Statistics
Place: 126 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.0743
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0126
Avg (non-participants): 6.3023
Views since voting: 3534
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 202
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/10/2007 07:13:35 PM
Again, this scored a 7 from me during the challenge. I really like the combination of focus & softness, but the PP seems just a bit too strong. Otherwise it would have scored higher. Still, a truly beautiful subject and a very nice image.
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06/19/2007 01:51:00 AM
Thats a real interesting shot, love the squareness and the pose. great processing, dreamy feeling to it.
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01/16/2007 07:16:12 PM
I agree that the square crop really does give this portrait its punch.....
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11/27/2006 04:38:17 AM
Highly processed, but not overprocessed for this type of image. Great job on this Leroy! And a great finish also.
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11/23/2006 05:25:16 AM
this is...this is...breathtaking! I have never seen this pp before, this is so beautiful!
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11/17/2006 01:18:53 AM
This is really processed looking, but I do really like the overall mood - I think mostly from her expression. It looks very relaxed and natural. Maybe bringing out the eyes a bit more would help. I think it was underrated in the challenge.
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10/21/2006 12:50:14 PM
What an amazing shot ... through this one you can see how much you have learned over the period on this site ...I love the processing you have used. Congrats on a good solid finish.
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10/12/2006 12:15:55 AM
Leroy, your portraiture skills are remarkable!
And I see that your post-processing skills are amazing too.
Great work on the free study, and wow, I can't believe no NI was used!
The final result is stunning.
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10/09/2006 05:05:52 AM
Oh my gosh. This is so lovely.
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10/08/2006 01:19:57 PM
i gave it a nine. i did think it was slightly over soft, but she was just too mesmerizing to ignore& the legs coming through the border was indeed a great effect! WTG Leroy!
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10/08/2006 01:00:07 PM
This is really gorgeous, Leroy! Nicely done and congrats on the 6+ score!
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10/08/2006 12:34:42 PM
Hey Leroy! I actually gave this one a pretty high score, and that's rare for me with this sort of shot. You did a really nice job of the glow PP (yes I understand you did it the hard way, not with a plugin, but it's still "glow") and I'm actually surprised this didn't make it into the high 6's.
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10/08/2006 12:05:50 PM
Wow, I can't believe this did not come in higher, maybe to artistic, I don't know but I think it is fantastic. I don't think there is to much PP I think you have enhanced an already beautiful subject to set a mood that you wanted to portray and you have done it very well. Isn't that what art is all about. Your an artist!
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10/08/2006 11:17:56 AM
I really like this effect.
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10/08/2006 03:21:09 AM
totally underrated Leroy...
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10/08/2006 01:30:49 AM
brilliant
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10/08/2006 01:29:51 AM
Gorgeous! Almost like a painting. And her arm muscle - looks like this is a beauty who'll beat you in any sport, too. I like the little touch of her legs coming out of the frame, too. :)
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10/08/2006 12:24:23 AM
An image that has alot of feeling and soul... always better than following the rules in my book... well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 06:40:11 PM
I like the soft focus, may be a bit too much NI used.
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10/07/2006 10:45:25 AM
I like your framing. Bet you will get all sort of comments about it! :-)
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10/06/2006 10:23:31 PM
Great shot, amazing lighting and nice soft focus. I really love how her legs go over the border, it adds a whole other dimension to the shot. 10
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10/06/2006 03:36:16 PM
This is A very interesting pose but it looks like too much noise reducing software has been used.
good luck though

Kev
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10/06/2006 07:14:07 AM
great processing. really really great. im not fond of the model but the colors and such are fantastic. 8
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10/05/2006 03:55:36 PM
I like the composition and the atmosphere in this photo.
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10/04/2006 10:42:32 PM
Fantastic. I keep finding neat details the longer I look. Love the border! I get all sort of complaints about my border experiments, but this one really stands out and make the image classy and dynamic.
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10/04/2006 07:44:23 PM
Lovely model. I like the way her head turns and her hair cascades. The PP of her skin is just a bit over the top for me. I find myself wondering what the object is behind her and to her right.. It's somewhat distracting. Sitting in front of the digital frame just doesn't do a lot to the image for me. Very good image.
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10/04/2006 07:36:20 PM
This is simply stunning. I'd love to see th eoriginal and the steps you used to get here.
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10/04/2006 06:45:47 PM
This is really really unpleasant - all the worst things about glossy magazine portraiture over done to extremes. The bizarre bordering, the soft-focus, the smoothing (or whatever it is), the weird shadows around her knees, the slightly peculiar expression. It's just got no connection with any kind of world, real or imagined, that holds any appeal for me. Damn, you've even got a soft-focus effect on your border! Maybe it isn't soft focus. Maybe it's some other kind of glow effect or something.

Beyond my personal distaste for it (I'm not just being rude, I think it's important that opinion is heard), i guess it's pretty well executed. I wonder if that glow might be too much even for fans of this stuff - it is, I think, perhaps just too strong - giving a feel of odd focus rather than a simple effect. The glow on the border likewise perhaps just draws the eye too much - especially on the left of frame, where the unmade bed (or whatever) is sliding quite nicely into darkness otherwise. And her expression is a touch uncomfortable - she doesn't seem at ease with this world you've made for her. I'll be intrigued to see how the site rates it though.
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10/04/2006 12:48:56 PM
This is so soft, makes me feel as if I'm wearing the wrong specs. Colour and lighting good.
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10/03/2006 11:29:19 PM
Well done on the decision to bring the legs out of the image - excellent touch!
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10/03/2006 04:00:19 PM
I like the tones and the hair capture, not entirely sure about the softness.
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10/03/2006 10:08:10 AM
A cliche in many ways, from pose to processing. But if you are going that route, then do it well. You have, IMO (even if it is not really my taste in photos). 8.
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10/03/2006 09:34:28 AM
you even softened the frame - that's tooooo much
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10/02/2006 05:00:42 PM
looks like pushing the envlope on a soft focus past the point of in focus
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10/02/2006 02:14:53 PM
My favorite portrait in the challenge. Some may not agree, but I like the "soft" effect you used. Nice use of the border as well.
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10/02/2006 11:06:28 AM
This is awsome, please tell me how it is done!
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10/02/2006 08:57:49 AM
nice image, nice softness and a lovely pose, good luck with this
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10/02/2006 07:41:46 AM
Not sure I like the softness here, but she is beautiful and the coloring is very nice. I also like the pose and lighting. In fact the light is great. Well done.
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10/02/2006 05:43:24 AM
Beautiful model and good portrait in many ways. The lightning is ok, maybe litle to flat on the face. But I´m not sure I like this overblurred texture.
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10/02/2006 03:15:58 AM
the soft focus is very nice, even though it looks a bit over done. I particularly like the pose with her sitting through the frame...give me a clue how you did this.
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10/01/2006 06:01:23 PM
Awesome photo...you obviously know what your doing. The border is cool except for the little missing piece between her legs...no big deal...10
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10/01/2006 05:14:36 PM
I'm not sure how well this level of PP will go over here, but I think you've done a nice job with it...I don't care for the border at all, though
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10/01/2006 01:35:25 PM
like the soft touches.....good work leroy!!
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10/01/2006 12:44:48 PM
beautiful
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10/01/2006 09:42:05 AM
Way tooo soft in my opinion. This would be a great picture wihtout the softness.
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10/01/2006 08:22:48 AM
I like the processing, but I think the portrait is strong enough not to need it, still a great shot
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10/01/2006 12:36:00 AM
Not really my ting but appreciate the idea
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10/01/2006 12:27:29 AM
The lady in purple reincarnated as Ms Dodge and Burn. Good luck!
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