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Challenge: Scents and Aromas (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Maui, HI
Date: Nov 19, 2003
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2003

Shot at a wedding in Hawaii.

Place: 101 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.0913
Avg (commenters): 5.7692
Avg (participants): 4.7412
Avg (non-participants): 5.3134
Views since voting: 892
Votes: 219
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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12/03/2003 04:30:33 PM
Thank you pcdody! You got it :)
12/03/2003 12:20:11 AM
Do you think I was the only one that noticed that she is drawing in on the cigar? I don't think there should be smoke in that case. I believe the low score was for pc. Still a very moving picture.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2003 04:14:00 PM
Really nice shot, gets the point of the challenge across exceptionally well, love the black and white and the composition is pleasing, but I would love to have seen some smoke curling all around on the left side to balance the shot a little more. Not crazy about the drop shadow on the border.
11/29/2003 11:15:43 PM
A puff of smoke would've been more effective with the title.
11/29/2003 12:13:16 PM
Would have been better without the people in the background
11/29/2003 12:03:06 AM
I like this one a lot because of the emotion within it. She looks like it is a sensual experience. It looks almost too personal and private to be happening out in public. Good capture. This might have been good in the propaganda challenge. It sure makes me want to light up, literally.
Updating.. I'm bumping this up to 10. It's her nostril that's giving me the feeling that she is really enjoying that cigar. It looks like it's flared. Plus her eyes being closed. Good luck.
11/28/2003 02:44:22 PM
I quite like this b & w, and do not mind the drop shadow border, although the overall size of the image may have been somewhat diminished by it. What I would have liked to see, is a little (or big) puff of smoke - not just for topicality, but to add a lil visual jazz and, hopefully, blur the background further than it is. The savory expression on the subjects face is credible. The choice of a woman smoking a cigar, also, is more interesting than the stereotype.
11/28/2003 05:14:13 AM
Good attempt at trying to capture the topic. I think the border and drop shadow hasn't quite worked and the figures in the background are distracting.
11/28/2003 04:20:56 AM
Would be nice to have a little smoke hanging in the air.
11/27/2003 03:45:16 PM
Would be better if smoke was in the picture I think
11/27/2003 10:49:30 AM
I like this shot, but she's not even smoking the cigar! To me, you can't take this shot if the girl isn't really going to smoke!
11/27/2003 09:31:40 AM
Lighting is very harsh and unflattering. Good that background crowd are not well lit and fade into background. Some smoke would be a good addition.
11/26/2003 03:24:29 PM
Pretty good. Would work a little better if we could see the smoke rising from the cigar.
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11/26/2003 02:03:24 PM
Would have been great to have seen some smoke. Nice capture
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11/26/2003 01:03:35 PM
Good shot. My only objection is a personal one. Nothing ruins a pretty woman faster than a cigar or cigarette. Good light and framing though.
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11/26/2003 03:21:12 AM
This shot has real character. The border is very clever but I don't think it helps the photo. Love it overall though.
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