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aimeethetoo


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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: columbus
Date: Nov 23, 2006
Aperture: 3.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Fashion, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2006

Finally a challenge where having pasty white mayonnaisse skin was a plus! This is a self portrait. I want to improve my people shots and unfortunately have no abundance of models. I've always thought these springy things people use in floral designs are cool so I decided they can be the next big fashion accessory (kind of a pain to get through doorways though)!

I put on piles of makeup & taped a couple white poster boards to the outside of my garage door for a clean backdrop. I saturated the blue in my eyes but decided to leave my God-given brown stripe in my right eye.

Boring details: shot in RAW - did some raw conversions (contrasts, light adjustments, sharpness, detail extraction). Elements - selective color, crop, unsharp mask, burning, dodging, levels, curves, minor cloning, neat image, blur.

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This was dissapointing to me. I used very little neat image on this shot - gained the effects through aperture & lighting & tons of make up (maybe too much brown powder in my eyebrows!). I thought it looked kind of cool and artistic and was bummed when all the NI comments started rolling in. Well...looking forward to the next TAKE TWO challenge!

Statistics
Place: 93 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.6073
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.1910
Avg (non-participants): 5.9706
Views since voting: 969
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 191
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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12/09/2006 12:00:21 PM
WOW! This is amaizing shot!
is this hair that rolling things?
Nice idea and i love it.
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12/04/2006 09:03:12 PM
This was one of my favorites. I love the futuristic edgy style. Great job!
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12/04/2006 05:19:52 PM
Well, I didn't get to finish all the voting and missed this one, but I really like it. It looks so fresh and artsy. I think the face looks very intentionally like that. I think its hugely underrated!

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12/04/2006 08:43:25 AM
just super, where do you ocme up with all these ideas???!!!
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12/04/2006 02:48:35 AM
I like this one Aimee, so clever, and such a great idea.....well done.
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12/04/2006 02:02:25 AM
What a brilliant self portrait!! Love the idea and you got some excellent, helpful comments which is a plus :o)
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12/04/2006 12:53:47 AM
I figure you already know about the NI so I won't go there. BUT... I did like this image very much. I thought the idea was good, the expression was sweet, light was awesome and the props were a neat touch! :) Nice work Aimee, great creativity.
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12/04/2006 12:24:27 AM
I opened this image and HAD to chuckle...it must be great to be your neighbor(s) lol. Woman you never cease to amaze me with the 'ideas' behind your shots. VERY CLEVER. what an inspiration you are!!! and of course, very beautiful...nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2006 12:16:13 PM
Great idea, wonderful expression. I think you went a bit overboard with the NeatImaging (or equivalent) - too much detail lost. ~6
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11/30/2006 11:48:38 PM
Great idea, but waaaay too much neat-image/noise-ninja
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11/30/2006 02:33:07 PM
I would have liked to see one extreme or the other in the skin tones. Either fully natural or porceline like. This inbetween feels dirty to me. I like the idea thought, great eyes.
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11/29/2006 03:35:23 PM
very nice idea, but the picture just seems far too overprocessed IMO
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11/28/2006 04:59:37 PM
Love the inventive idea. I do think the soft/noise ninja is a over done on the face. It makes the eyes look a bit plastic. Still the colors are good and the idea was good.
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11/28/2006 07:55:45 AM
Could be me but the eyes look alien to the model - too much PP perhaps - apologies if this was the effect you were going for but it's not for me. Image with softer eyes would get an 8, this way sorry it's a 5
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11/28/2006 07:16:54 AM
great light colors
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11/27/2006 06:59:31 PM
I likes! Mighty funky catch lights
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11/27/2006 10:21:28 AM
I like the effort and the whimsey...and the eyes.
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11/27/2006 08:59:31 AM
I think you used too much net image on her face. I like the composition and her "outfit" but her face just looks wrong (and a bit blotchy/red as well).
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11/27/2006 01:55:35 AM
Nice, I feel the pp might be a little heavy
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