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Challenge: Free Study 2007-06 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Kodak C875
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Aperture: f2.80
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2007

This was a snapshot from a bacherlorette party. Everyone in the photo was moving except this girl.

Heavily cropped
darkened with levels
sharpened
Hue/Sat - increased red, magenta, yellow each 100%
converted to B&W
added 30% contrast
resized
used blur tool to blur everything but the girl
created layer and painted everything but the girl black
soft light and gaussian blur to make it blend
repeated with another layer
slight USM
more contrast
added frame and saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 76 out of 556
Avg (all users): 6.2846
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2258
Avg (non-participants): 6.4667
Views since voting: 1581
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 123
Comments: 27
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/15/2009 11:36:22 AM
I like the element of mystery here. Great lighting, tones, composition as well.
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07/22/2008 10:07:25 PM
Great editing and fantastic eye to "see" this shot. Very well presented and beautifully framed (great title too). :-) I appreciate this one more every time I see it.
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07/10/2008 11:01:57 AM
There's something seriously beautiful, although intangible, about this........it evokes emotions in me......I see a vulnerability in her. I so love it.
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01/20/2008 10:09:52 PM
Stunning!
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01/14/2008 06:30:35 PM
I quite like the framing in the photograph. It really enhances the mood and drama. Excellent lighting and B/W conversion :)
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12/07/2007 04:16:55 AM
Wonderful Capture!
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11/30/2007 07:32:33 PM
Very nice shot, great tones, really nice lighting as well, nicely done
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10/13/2007 01:07:48 AM
lovely.
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10/09/2007 07:18:12 PM
what a strikingly beautiful girl! the blur and shapness set against each other is awesome, great b&w conversion also
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08/22/2007 11:56:21 PM
great shot..and I love the way you framed it too...really wonderful sense of time and place...
hey I din't even figure it out..thought there was something familiar...great shot for sure!

Message edited by author 2007-08-22 23:58:18.
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07/31/2007 05:24:55 PM
Wow. I love the lighting and the over feel of this photo. Great shot. Congrats on the personal best.
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07/23/2007 10:59:49 PM
This is a really cool capture! She kind of looks like Gina Gershon. It's like the spotlight is on her and the rest of the world is moving. Great pic!
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07/15/2007 06:00:00 PM
this looks so good on your profile page ... congratulations on a wonderful photograph and a great place in the free study and of course a pb ... average of 8 for all commenters .. over 50 ppl gave you a 7 or over ... this is awesome .. i hope this makes up for the construction work dragging on .. :):)xx
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07/15/2007 12:34:55 PM
This was a ribbon pick for me, I can't believe it didn't place higher!
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07/09/2007 04:00:05 PM
This photo is amazing, I can't believe it was candid, it looks almost set up it's so perfect.
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07/08/2007 01:03:28 AM
Alicia, what a great photo! Congratulations on a personal best score! This is a great photo to have top honors on your profile page!

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07/08/2007 12:23:05 AM
This deserved so much more than 76th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2007 06:32:23 PM
Beautiful image
9
good luck

Kev
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07/06/2007 07:54:19 AM
I really liked this when it was first up, although I dont remember exactly where. Great shot, nice lighting - Im not sold on the white border though.
8
Jack
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07/05/2007 06:59:04 PM
I love the light play in this shot. - 10
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07/03/2007 09:09:04 AM
I really like the light in this scene...dramatic and mysterious. Just enough information to know something more than the girl is going on, but not enough to give the story away without a great deal of thought. Very nice!
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07/02/2007 05:21:40 PM
B&W works really good here, I alos like the framing, well done.
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07/01/2007 09:38:17 AM
Wow, very interesting and beautiful lighting, nice subject with a nice candid pose.
Creative framing, i like everything i think.
8
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07/01/2007 07:09:07 AM
a very nice shot. the b + w works well. but not sure about the frame
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07/01/2007 12:33:06 AM
This is beautiful. The lighting, shadow and the vertical lines throughout really work and are enhanced by the frame. The dip of her beads puts a nice curve and highlight in addition to her face and shoulders. This is wonderful.
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07/01/2007 12:29:45 AM
WOW! WOW! very very awesome shot!!!! 10!!! way to go!!! This is just perfect!!!!!
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07/01/2007 12:12:25 AM
Very interesting. Looks like two people are in the shot yet they are as distant as two people can be in such close proximity.
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