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I heard it through the grapevine
I heard it through the grapevine
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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: In house, Ottawa
Date: Nov 16, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003

There are a couple flaws on her skin, in particular by the nose, and a couple hairs, that I would just LOVE to fix!!! I have a fixed version, uploaded it, and it looks so much better; took it down again and uploaded this version. BUMMER!!! Fixing a couple hairs and skin blemishes should be legal, guys, common!!!

Original was in colour. Cropped, adjusted, converted to b/w, sharpened, and ran through NeatImage (setting quite high, to soften the skin - got the hair looking a bit funny). Then I blurred a bit more, ran through salt and pepper filter, colourized, adjusted brightness/contrast a bit, and added border.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7286
Avg (commenters): 7.2632
Avg (participants): 6.4459
Avg (non-participants): 7.0455
Views since voting: 2195
Votes: 140
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/29/2003 12:40:34 PM
This is an excellent shot! Great lighting. I agree with you about the editing restrictions... drives me nuts! Congrats on a nice image.
JD
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11/24/2003 09:20:20 AM
I voted this one way higher, very lovely and the expression is wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 09:58:53 PM
Beautiful skin tones, great contrast, excellent focus. I see the literalism here just not all that obvious. -8-
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11/20/2003 10:03:12 PM
this is beautiful. your abilty to capture the subtle magic of a delicate moment is entirely enviable...
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11/20/2003 02:02:02 PM
Beautful Baby...
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11/19/2003 10:03:18 PM
I like this, see no technical flaws, but wish it was color
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11/19/2003 06:26:37 PM
Very nice shot! The soft lighting and gentle contrast are very well done.
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11/19/2003 05:49:42 AM
The tone is good, I like the focus, it has a nice soft feel to it. I realise the thing on the side of her face is the grapevine, but it kinda looks odd in the shot. The lighting is also good. It's an odd photo to vote on. Without the grapevine it would be a very pretty portrait but off topic, and yet with the grapevine it's on topic but has a fairly large distraction. I like it anyways!
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11/18/2003 02:31:50 PM
wonderful soft photo, and the lighting is great. Nice job putting it in the black and white
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11/18/2003 10:21:48 AM
Nice soft shades and a pretty model. The expression really says "listening". Wish I had thought of it because we have lots of wild grape vines around here.
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11/18/2003 05:00:45 AM
Beautiful! Good luck
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11/17/2003 09:33:17 PM
Nice use of B&W
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11/17/2003 08:45:38 PM
fairie lighting - soft and shimmering, I like how the curce of hair mimics the curve of the vine, and her eyes make it look like she is listenning. Wish the "vine" came out more into the white space. 8
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11/17/2003 06:20:45 PM
grapevine needed to be int he right ear.
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11/17/2003 04:37:19 PM
The composition in this shot is great and so is the lighting.... too bad you over did it on the MeatImage. :-( Still an 8 from me
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11/17/2003 02:46:54 PM
I like the smooth tones here and the angle you chose. A good literalism as well, though the grapevine itself is not as clearly represented by the artificial one you have here (actually, the easist part to recognize and the part that works best is that curl at the bottom.)
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11/17/2003 10:32:42 AM
Nice soft photo, i like the light on this one. Well done
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11/17/2003 10:02:09 AM
Nice softness and shades
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11/17/2003 09:24:50 AM
wonderful image
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11/17/2003 09:15:22 AM
Excellent capture! A nice clean looking photo. Excellent angle, and soft tones
b&w works well.
I do wish that the vine wasn't behind her face so much.
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11/17/2003 01:36:27 AM
Perfect for the challenge and very nicely taken shot. The lighting is excellent.
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11/17/2003 12:34:16 AM
I love the softness in this image. The model also has a genuinly inquisitive look that really captures the literalism of the title.
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