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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My bedroom! Yay.
Date: Jul 15, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007

It's been a long time since I submitted, so I may as well net myself my annual sub-5 score and be done with it. I've been meaning to take a new self portrait anyway. Natural, all-window light, taken in my beautiful, sunny bedroom. I can't wait to catch flack about the overexposure near my nose that I so lovingly nurtured, and the bits of noise here and there.

Editing: Yikes, good thing this was advanced. Slight cropping, curves, levels, dodging & burning, channel mixer, blurring, sharpening, adjustment layers, removed some minor but irritating glasses reflections/distortions.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.6653
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.4255
Avg (non-participants): 6.8146
Views since voting: 2482
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 245
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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09/10/2007 07:29:26 PM
This is excellent, congrats on 16th place, eyes definitely make the shot.
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07/25/2007 02:04:46 AM
Yeah, during the challenge, I went looking for the one I saw like this before, and was disappointed that it wasn't around.
Glad to see you are back Julia!
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07/25/2007 01:59:29 AM
I thought that looked like you, Julia. Welcome back!
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07/25/2007 12:02:47 AM
Well... I guess I'm surprised then.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:56:36 PM
Nice PP...love your detail and lighting.
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07/24/2007 07:28:03 PM
This must be in the top five... at least. I love the eyes, the smoothness and the crop. Perfect!
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07/24/2007 11:52:06 AM
WOW
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07/23/2007 11:17:20 PM
The daylight from the window reflected in her eyes.
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07/23/2007 12:53:36 AM
Natural light? Great pic though.
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07/22/2007 01:26:52 PM
Good job in bringing out her strong points of her eyes and lips
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07/20/2007 09:46:59 PM
sensual but, almost borders on the over processed look
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07/19/2007 04:57:58 PM
Very cool POV...really works well with the high-key look(it's high-key to me, maybe I'm wrong). Flawless indeed!
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07/19/2007 01:03:12 PM
Good light!
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07/19/2007 07:52:52 AM
Great image - lovely and sharp around the eyes and glasses. Great pose, great splash of red in amongst an image that's otherwise almost black and white.
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07/18/2007 10:08:27 PM
Lighting might be natural but the model looks quite unnatural. I suspect that you overprocessed.
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07/18/2007 07:54:06 PM
nice soft face.
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07/18/2007 06:01:57 PM
amazing...best one i've seen...good luck hope to see a ribbon with this 10
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07/18/2007 01:29:31 PM
Superb portrait, a little overly processed skin but i think the picture overall pulls it off - 9
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07/18/2007 05:33:09 AM
very nice composition -8
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07/18/2007 03:55:35 AM
yeah:)
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07/18/2007 02:59:30 AM
Nice work
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07/18/2007 02:40:44 AM
Great portrait, but overly editing in my opinion.
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