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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Kansburg, NJ
Date: Jan 6, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

Shot in RAW
Used RAW editor in CS2. Cropped. Original comp was centered. Used dodging and burning in eyes as well as some sharpening. Used Neat Image to reduce noise since I shot at 1600 ISO. Processed image through S.O.F.T. Portrait enhancer then used soft light blending mode at a reduced opacity.

Converted to Greyscale then Duotone. Used Black and white. Converted back to RGB. Adjustment layer, gradient map, soft light, 50%. Flattened

Place: 107 out of 491
Avg (all users): 5.8585
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.7183
Avg (non-participants): 5.9763
Views since voting: 890
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 311
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 10:24:19 PM
Very sweet but the focus seems soft.
01/15/2007 07:10:07 PM
Great eyes and good lighting ... overall a solid portrait ... good luck
01/14/2007 05:32:12 AM
01/12/2007 11:23:10 PM
what a sweet, innocent face. the eyes really catch your attention.
01/12/2007 04:41:15 PM
nice eyes
01/12/2007 02:14:34 PM
Indeed... 9
01/11/2007 07:41:15 PM
Wow! this is captivating!
01/11/2007 04:27:00 PM
Yes, adirable. Who could resist/
01/11/2007 11:23:26 AM
what beautiful skin lit so well
01/10/2007 10:27:06 PM
flawless! nice job
01/10/2007 06:38:28 PM
Those eyes will suck you in!
01/10/2007 02:21:51 PM
Beautiful composition and nice cropping. I would rate this one higher perhaps in another challenge, but among so many submissions of extremely high caliber, this one is just not the most original, so I rated it a 6.

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