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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My living room
Date: Jan 5, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2007

This is Stefana, a friend of mine. We made the picture for fun without having the challenge in mind, only after that I realised it fits the b/w portrait challenge.

Editing:
1) Levels, curves, selective color and all those to make the color version as natural as possible.
2) made it a quadtone.
3) cropped it a little bit to enhance the composition.
4) added a little bit of lens blur to a duplicate layer than used the blending between the 2 layers to make the soft focus efect.
5) dodge/burn in verry small amount, mostly on her hair and the eyes to darken them a bit and eliminate the shiny light reflections.
6) cloned out a few artifacts that were anoying, not too much tho.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 491
Avg (all users): 6.5563
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.3669
Avg (non-participants): 6.7093
Views since voting: 1912
Views during voting: 544
Votes: 311
Comments: 31
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/18/2007 07:17:48 AM
She has incredible eyes. I hope you use her again as a model. Well taken.
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01/18/2007 05:16:27 AM
Thank you all for the comments, I said it before, and I'll say it again, this kind of feedback counts alot more than ribbons. This especially goes to Lynn (thebugsmommy), atleast for once I know why i got a 1 :D
01/17/2007 06:27:12 PM
This was definately one of the best, the arm of course probably kept from a ribbon. NOt sure what you could have done with it, but in other respects the shot is fantastic. I felt it really stood out with unique style, great technique, and beautiful subject.

Jack
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01/17/2007 06:20:29 PM
sorry i didnt get a chance to vote... i was really holdin' out for you! honestly my fav of the challenge, and i think you deserved a ribbon:)
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01/17/2007 10:40:59 AM
I just wanted to say... I thought this was the best b&w portrait... and was disappointed it didn't win a ribbon when I came in to check the results today... and then I saw that my vote was a 1, and think this must have been a mistake!!!... b/c I thought I gave it a 10! I am so sorry.. I thought this was awesome, and meant to score it a 10.
Incredible shot! A winner IMHO!!!!
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01/17/2007 01:18:45 AM
Nice job, my favorite of the challenge :)
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01/17/2007 12:55:52 AM
Beautiful, Cristi. But it's what I expect from you - really lovely tones and a gorgeous model with personality. I like it a lot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2007 03:57:34 PM
love the dof of this shot... great light and skin tones ... i just wish her eyes were looking at he camera for a better connection. I really like this shot regardless... good luck
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01/15/2007 09:44:14 AM
Nicely done. 9
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01/14/2007 05:34:51 AM
love this....
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01/13/2007 11:28:55 PM
STUNNING IMAGE! Just the RIGHT amount of soft focus for this subject ... I only think you should crop that dead useless (distracting and busy) space to JUST outside her elbow on the left for a 10! ... 9 because you did not.
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01/13/2007 06:41:02 PM
daring angle = 4
self reliance = 3
total = 7
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01/13/2007 03:06:04 PM
So soft and a lovely expression. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/12/2007 06:10:30 PM
What a marvellous shot. Hope you ribbon. This is a double WOW! 10.
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01/11/2007 08:11:23 PM
this is my absolute favorite so far. if i had the time to vote on the 20%, you'd get a ten from me for shure. im affraid you'll have to settle for a fav tho :)
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01/11/2007 03:37:06 PM
she looks like an anime model, very gorgeous...i'm guessing this is you? great job :D 7
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01/11/2007 10:52:24 AM
Great composition - complex lines and yet beautiful in its simplicity.
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01/11/2007 08:05:47 AM
The lighting is beautiful in this, but the forearm is distracting IMO.
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01/11/2007 01:10:35 AM
doll, sweet shot
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01/10/2007 11:52:14 PM
it's a real life anime girl! beautiful photo, love the tonal range drawing me to her eyes
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01/10/2007 07:13:15 PM
i love this shot. excellent
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01/10/2007 01:37:50 PM
lovely
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01/10/2007 12:45:54 PM
Well done, too bad the arm spoils the composition: 7
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01/10/2007 09:28:52 AM
great depth of field and pose.
It would have been nice to not have the "couch" or whatever it is that she's laying on, but you can't always get what you want!!!!
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01/10/2007 08:43:37 AM
This has to my favorite of the challenge. It is so different than the rest, full of emotion. I like the dark hair against all the lightness in the back ground. Great DOF and BW editing. In my favorites it goes along with a 10 :)
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01/10/2007 04:46:19 AM
Great composition & processing!
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01/10/2007 03:58:49 AM
Gorgeous eyes... reminds me of anime characters with their large eyes.
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01/10/2007 01:51:33 AM
I really love this photo, however I hate that arm in the foreground. I looks like it is the same size as her head. I understand that this is not a formal portait, but it just sceams at me so much that I have a hard time seeing the rest of the really amazing photo. I think maybe if you darken it slightly so the eye does not go staight to the arm it will help. Maybe even crop tighter so you have a long thin photo. Anyhow, great job 8
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01/10/2007 01:32:01 AM
I really love this...beautiful face and lovely light and depth of field...the arm at the front makes it look obviuous that perhaps you were holding the camera, and it's quite distracting...but lovely pose 7
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01/10/2007 12:45:06 AM
My favorite!
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01/10/2007 12:28:23 AM
Cool perspective.
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