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Challenge: Hair (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: BASEMENT STUDIO, MALTA
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007

This photo shoot was originally intended for glamour purposes. As I was working with these images I tought of creating something more artisitic rather than the usual glamour shots. So I came up with this....

Details: Taken in studio using BOWENS Gemini 500 from top right and a round reflector bottom left. Used a my canon macro 100mm lens at f/14 to get maximum sharpness on the hair,eyes & skin.

IN PS: Crop,rotate, unsharp mask, changed the colour skin tone to white in levels and maintined sharpness of skin by overlaying the white skin layer over the colour skin layer and played with opacities.
Changed the eye colour as the original was hazel brown and was not giving much contrast. The green eye is more deep and gives a more direct look and impact. Cloned out minor skin imperfections

Photo was taken with 20D and not 350D as I cant find from where I can change my equipmenmt settings :(

Hope you like....

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.1573
Avg (commenters): 7.8378
Avg (participants): 6.6301
Avg (non-participants): 7.3380
Views since voting: 8699
Views during voting: 547
Votes: 286
Comments: 65
Favorites: 41 (view)


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05/01/2007 12:19:51 AM
What a way to employ the art of photography! Outstanding work. Congratulations on your Red.
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04/28/2007 12:23:45 AM
Originally posted by kcm:

Posted by CEJ
"Nice photo...but I am seriously confused as to how this ribboned in a HAIR challenge."


Are you kidding me? This is all about the hair. Excellent!


Not really...
04/27/2007 09:09:14 PM
Posted by CEJ
"Nice photo...but I am seriously confused as to how this ribboned in a HAIR challenge."


Are you kidding me? This is all about the hair. Excellent!
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04/27/2007 08:41:13 AM
Nice photo...but I am seriously confused as to how this ribboned in a HAIR challenge.
04/25/2007 07:43:43 PM
This shot inspired me so much and gave me a good idea for the Symmetry challenge. What I'm going to do, is make the shot assymetrical, and hopefully it will ribbon.
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04/25/2007 05:24:06 PM
just stunning, perfection
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04/25/2007 04:02:02 PM
this is beautiful
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04/25/2007 01:58:48 PM
Congrats - this is indeed a stunning image.
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04/25/2007 11:50:17 AM
This is so interesting and processed so dramatically! Mega congratulations on your win!

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04/25/2007 11:23:31 AM
Nice interpretation and playful use of composition.
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04/25/2007 11:18:21 AM


Message edited by author 2007-04-25 13:04:22.
04/25/2007 10:07:01 AM
cONGRATZ ON YOUR FIRST RIBBON... YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE IT!!!
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04/25/2007 09:31:10 AM
Wonderful photograph...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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04/25/2007 07:52:26 AM
Wow! Stunning, one of my all time fave's!
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04/25/2007 07:13:49 AM
Beautiful shot, technically perfect. Grat job and congrulations.

Jack
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04/25/2007 05:26:16 AM
Yessir! GREAT job on this. Congratulations!
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04/25/2007 03:37:53 AM
uuu, i like it. awesome green ! congratz
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04/25/2007 02:30:18 AM
Originally posted by Artyste:

Wow.. talk about a surprise ribbon winner. This is a photograph all about an *eye*.. possibly a *face*.. but hair? That little wisp on the side?

Do people even take challenge criteria into consideration anymore? lol.

Not to knock the photo of course, which is quite lovely on its own terms.. but I'm just floored and confused.

I think so, I felt like the hair in this shot MADE it for me, very intense shot that would not have been as dramatic without the hair exactly the way it is...just my thoughts...
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04/25/2007 02:02:04 AM
thats a gorgeous eye there... amazing
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04/25/2007 01:11:41 AM
Freaking amazing. LOVE IT!!!!
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04/25/2007 12:18:05 AM
stunning...congrats on the ribbon
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04/25/2007 12:09:55 AM
One of my favorite for this challenge! Ribbon is well deserved.
Good job!
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04/25/2007 12:09:01 AM
I have to agree with Artyste on this. It IS a great photo but hair is not what came to mind when looking at it.

04/25/2007 12:08:18 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2007 12:05:53 AM
Wow.. talk about a surprise ribbon winner. This is a photograph all about an *eye*.. possibly a *face*.. but hair? That little wisp on the side?

Do people even take challenge criteria into consideration anymore? lol.

Not to knock the photo of course, which is quite lovely on its own terms.. but I'm just floored and confused.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 07:10:48 PM
I like the picture, Just wished that you could see a little bit more of the hair
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04/24/2007 01:39:26 PM
Ooooh! Lovely work. The eye is perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2007 12:49:31 PM
enchantingly done!
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04/24/2007 11:15:49 AM
Killer detail and color in the eye, and great texture to the skin!

Message edited by author 2007-04-25 16:33:16.
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04/23/2007 10:23:16 PM
This is a lovely photo. I think I can see her contact though and this distracts a bit IMO. Other than that I think this is nicely done.
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04/23/2007 10:19:15 PM
Perfection - 10
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04/23/2007 03:40:41 PM
fascinating close up - I like the details in her skin and eye - perfect
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04/23/2007 12:26:52 PM
This image is very nice. I think it would have been better if the hair was a little bit more in the image. My attention is drawn more to the eye than the hair. Nice shot though.
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04/23/2007 11:24:23 AM
Its a good image, but there is so much of her eye and so little of her hair. I think it would have met the challenge better if, you put more of her hair in the photo.
04/22/2007 11:04:20 PM
Love the tonal depth and composition
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04/22/2007 01:24:01 PM
amazing! 10
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04/22/2007 03:30:16 AM
Definitely my pick for the blue. Nice overall feel, great lighting, and awesome colors! Wonderful post turned this good shot into a great one - well done. That eye color absolutely made this shot. Stunning. Fav.
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04/21/2007 11:39:40 PM
Very well done! The subtle color in the iris is just right. I find the outline of the contact lens a bit distracting though, I would have edited that out.
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04/21/2007 11:33:26 PM
Striking gaze. I love the color in the eye.
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04/21/2007 10:12:05 PM
Such clarity... impressive!
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04/21/2007 12:46:26 PM
very nice
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04/21/2007 12:41:22 PM
the title doenst do anything for me.
like the shot tho, quite a bit.
nice toning
04/20/2007 09:44:41 PM
My fave. from the contest. Love the subtle green of the eye.
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04/20/2007 12:31:31 PM
Stunning post-editing. My guess is that it will ribbon, or at least be in the top ten!
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04/20/2007 12:12:46 PM
This is a wonderful portrait, but it seems to be way more about the person (primary focus the eye) that it has to do with "hair". JMO of course. :) Good luck in the challenge.
04/20/2007 11:32:09 AM
very distingushed picture of this girl who has half a face
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04/19/2007 01:26:01 PM
excellent composition
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04/19/2007 12:30:41 PM
love the hairs under her lips 8
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04/19/2007 05:03:23 AM
Great work! 9
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04/18/2007 10:17:01 PM
I FRIGGIN' LOVE THIS!!!! 10!!
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04/18/2007 09:48:45 PM
One of my favorites for the challenge. Very captivating.
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04/18/2007 09:28:39 PM
Sorry, but the "fuzz" under the bottom lip bothers me. Very nice image otherwise.
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04/18/2007 05:19:14 PM
This is awesome! You can pick up your Blue Ribbon anytime, cause this has got to be it! 10
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04/18/2007 01:51:09 PM
Lovely tones and beautiful composition. Nice treatment of the eye. It doesn't scream HAIR to me, but I think it will still do quite well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2007 01:28:06 PM
Excellent post processing
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04/18/2007 12:33:34 PM
Has a Qart kind of feel to it. Definitely one of the better ones in this challenge......
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04/18/2007 12:29:53 PM
Beautiful, haunting, and stunningly well executed
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04/18/2007 12:25:39 PM
nice eye shot, yes you do have some hair in the shot, but I would of liked to see the hair the actual focus of the shot.
04/18/2007 09:34:54 AM
nice picture, but theme is hair, not.. shred of hair, lots of eye.
04/18/2007 07:42:24 AM
way cool - 10!
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04/18/2007 07:34:18 AM
Unbelievably good, 10 + favs!
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04/18/2007 12:57:09 AM
I would like this with more hair. Really beautiful, anyway
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2007 12:21:29 AM
Fantastic shot, clarity is amazing, her eyes too. WOW.. 10
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04/18/2007 12:20:54 AM
WOW! WOW! WOW!......10
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04/18/2007 12:15:12 AM
Absolutely incredible.
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