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Lady in the Water
Lady in the Water

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Challenge: Scene It! II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 5.5 - 5.9
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Nov 4, 2007
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2007

I really suck at portraits, and am trying to get better. This was hard, as the movie jacket has a greenish cast and I wanted to be somewhat true to form. It may look too dull to score well. Shot in hot tub with polarizer. I selected and desaturated the bathing suit, which was originally bright yellow and orange. I got rid of a highlight in the hair. I dodged the eyes a little and burned the bottom to draw attention to the face. I certainly could have captured better cathlights in the eyes, but didn't want them to look too lively, due to subject. I am happy with the bubbles.

Place: 48 out of 83
Avg (all users): 5.6045
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3404
Avg (non-participants): 5.6763
Views since voting: 1727
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 220
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/12/2007 12:08:24 PM
This is a fascinating image. I love the color -- the soft green with the redhead.
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11/12/2007 10:26:29 AM
This is a really interesting portrait shot even without the need to meet the challenge. I agree with another commenter that the crop may be too tight, but I guess that's because you were working within the narrower confines of a tub rather than a pool. Still, a great portrait - that line of water frames her face - really cool shot!
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11/12/2007 09:24:01 AM
this looks really cool. I gave it a 7.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2007 06:07:16 PM
I am not sure what to think of this image. I think maybe if her face was a bit more under the water it may have been stronger and give more of a sense of the movie. Maybe even all the way under, just under the surface and a wider shot so to see the hair floating around.
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11/06/2007 06:37:18 PM
interesting composition - gotta say that i have never heard of the movie, however - so it is hard to really vote on it
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11/05/2007 10:18:11 AM
Good concept, but the crop is a little too close. I would like to see this with her face completely under water, but understandably, that would be tough.

I almost went with the precogs from Minority Report, which would've been a similar result, but my wife said the pool was a bit too cold. :)
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