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Birthday Wish
Birthday Wish
Jutilda


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Nov 29, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

Ok folks, I'll be 55 on the 10th, so I'm hoping this does well. I was sitting by a well lit window in front of the Christmas tree and just stretched out my arm as far as it would go and click.

Crop
Duplicate layer: gaussian, screen mode 55%
Erase tool on eyes
Color filter: magenta at reduced opacity
Healing tool
Dodge
Blur tool
Sharpen tool
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 62 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.1188
Avg (commenters): 7.4348
Avg (participants): 5.8760
Avg (non-participants): 6.2663
Views since voting: 1590
Views during voting: 512
Votes: 320
Comments: 70
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/23/2008 07:34:10 AM
This is a beautiful SP Judy!! Haven't been around here much, so happy very belated birthday!
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01/05/2008 09:24:13 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY .. better late than never i say .. was that the 10th december ?? .. . ..
and OMG you're extreeeeeemly well preserved for an old codger !!!
not sure how to spell 'codger' or even if you'd know wot i'm talking about ..
a couple of minutes later .. i just looked it up to see, and the spelling is correct but unfortunately i'm calling you a fellow .. i'm leaving it anyway coz it has a nice ring to it ..
if i was a young thing i wouldnt blame you for being offended .. but i'm not .. lucky eh !! .. i'll be 56 on march 28th .. .. so you're the young thing !!
12/30/2007 11:28:22 AM
Belated happy birthday! You look good! :)
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12/29/2007 09:49:27 PM
We've been away so sorry we missed your birthday. My wife reads all these too, so I shouldn't tell you how good you look. Cheers.
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12/22/2007 12:37:54 PM
Good job Judy!! Happpy Birthday!!!
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12/19/2007 12:09:45 PM
Wonderfully warm. Looking great, as usual :)
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12/13/2007 05:46:57 PM
Truly a beautiful woman! Oh the picture.. ya its pretty good. I love the sincere look in your eyes. I would like to see this from a little farther back..just a touch. You look great!!
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12/13/2007 01:32:37 AM
happy birthday! this was a gorgeous entry, you are certainly defying your age well. ;)
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12/13/2007 12:45:05 AM
Jutilda,
The DPC voters behave in an extraordinary way sometimes. This is a first class portrait, it is also honest and says much about you. It deserves a top twenty placing at least. I guess we must sigh and put the vagaries of DPC behind us and keep on enjoying photography.
Hugh Letheren
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12/13/2007 12:04:06 AM
Wow, love the composition on this beautiful portrait. Perfect expression and a beautiful and still youthful face!
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12/12/2007 11:31:33 AM
I thought I had already commented on this, but apparently only in my head.

This is one of the top portraits of the challenge. The lighting is superb, as is the crop. It's real and beautiful.

And Happy Birthday, Judy!!
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12/12/2007 10:25:05 AM
It didn't do as well as I thought it should! It's so pretty! It's one of my favorites!
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12/12/2007 10:19:09 AM
You look great at any age... Beautiful SP - I think your best. Lighting, tones, pose, everything is perfect. Should have finished much higher IMHO.
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12/12/2007 10:06:25 AM
This has such a perfect warmth Judy, and happy belated birthday!
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12/12/2007 09:07:55 AM
Let's here it for the "stretch your arm as far as it will go" self-portrait crowd! :-) And Happy Birthday again. My previous assertion on your other shot still stands.
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12/12/2007 09:04:38 AM
Wow, Judy -- simply beautiful. :-)
And happy belated birthday! Hope you had a good day yesterday.
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12/12/2007 08:39:15 AM
Happy Birthday. What a beautiful subject you are and an excellent photographer.
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12/12/2007 08:07:30 AM
Happy Birthday ! A gorgeous sp of you ...ya look damn good !!!
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12/12/2007 04:25:35 AM
What you doing tonight baby?.. humma humma humma! x
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12/12/2007 03:52:12 AM
you're beautiful Judy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 10:51:09 PM
Nice close up of a beautiful face...
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12/11/2007 08:19:43 PM
Love the close crop on this, and you appear to be staring straight through the camera, revealing a little bit of who you are to the viewer. Very well done. 9
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12/11/2007 12:33:39 PM
great work with the focus and lighting... oh yeah happy birthday too!
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12/10/2007 11:12:56 AM
This is a nice tight crop. You have great lighting here, able to be lit correctly with out blowing out highlights. BB

PS. This is Judy right?
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12/10/2007 11:12:06 AM
A very happy birthday to you Judy! You have an amazing spirit and may God bless you always.
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12/10/2007 10:24:36 AM
Since it's your birthday - Have a wonderful day! Great portrait btw. Love the clarity and the lighting on your face. Your skin is awesome!
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12/09/2007 11:14:42 PM
Great job. This is such a strong portrait. Love the crop.
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12/09/2007 04:24:39 PM
Soft and beautiful image.. Nicely done...
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12/09/2007 11:39:59 AM
I like the simplicity of this, no fancy postprocessing, neither mind blowing ideas or visions or whatever, just a simple ordinary nice portrait. But, maybe because the crop is so tight, it's captivating, but I'm not sure it's doing it in as a pleasant way as this photo deserves.
12/09/2007 09:38:50 AM
everything here looks fab, good lighting exposure, but the creative aspect that could be used seems to be lacking somewhat.
12/09/2007 08:34:30 AM
Beautiful Judy.....
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12/08/2007 07:44:58 AM
Jutilda?
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12/08/2007 01:35:47 AM
Hi Judy. I was hoping to see you in here. A lovely portrait and your eye for composition is spot on. :)
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12/08/2007 12:55:50 AM
Jutilida? Nice lighting and gorgeious eyes.
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12/07/2007 11:47:34 PM
very nice colors and focus.
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12/07/2007 10:54:36 PM
wonderful eyes
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12/07/2007 09:52:03 PM
A very nice close-up portrait. Alive, and sharp. Nice DOF. It tells me story from your eyes. Story of something... maybe "life". Very good photo; if the lighting in your eyes would be round, I would like it more.
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12/07/2007 08:25:13 PM
Lovley!
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12/07/2007 06:37:56 PM
nice detail and colors....love your eyes...; )
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12/07/2007 09:22:36 AM
What is your birthday wish?
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12/07/2007 12:48:17 AM
Hi Judi :)
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12/06/2007 10:30:55 PM
You have GREAT cheekbones! Lovely shot and lighting; I like the tilt to your head and your expression ... you're projecting strength and confidence.
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12/06/2007 04:53:34 PM
up close and personal judy! I like the subtle simplicity here
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12/06/2007 02:08:07 PM
Not convinced by the title but I feel a connection with the subject that is essential with these kind of shots. Very well done.
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12/06/2007 06:40:46 AM
Lovely work, Judy! You have the best cheekbones! This is so close to actual size, It feels like you're sitting right in front of me! : )
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12/06/2007 05:24:07 AM
Is it your birthday? Happy Birthday! (if it is indeed your birthday, and you're not answering the birthday wish of some nice young man...) Nice shot, by the way. Like the long catchlights.
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12/05/2007 11:41:26 PM
I recognize a fellow Austinite! Hey Jude!
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12/05/2007 11:13:32 PM
Well, hi there Judy! :)))
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12/05/2007 10:30:05 PM
Nice and Simple. Like those dreamy eyes but I feel it would have been better to keep the eyes a little sharper than the rest of the face. Goodluck.7.
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12/05/2007 07:27:15 PM
love it!!!
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12/05/2007 04:03:54 PM
Look at you all up in my face with your warm, piercing eyes and that lovely hint of a grin! You're surely a gem of a woman! Superb job on this close up and personal image. Good luck and Happy Birthday (?? did I miss the memo?? )
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12/05/2007 03:31:55 PM
Beautiful, as usual! I Love the crop. :)
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12/05/2007 01:56:37 PM
Nice shot of a lovely looking lady. Birthday wish for a motherless son maybe.
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12/05/2007 01:46:42 PM
I love the welcoming eyes and subtle smile. Beautiful.
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12/05/2007 12:55:27 PM
great shot, eyes are fantastic. good luck.
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12/05/2007 12:35:42 PM
Dang you girl. You look younger than me!! Great catchlights in your eyes.
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12/05/2007 12:27:35 PM
Very beautiful, Judy! The tones and the focus in this are absolutely flawless! It has such depth to it. Good luck!
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12/05/2007 12:12:57 PM
To age gracefully which you are quite well. Nice compostion, lighting, and colors. Good luck 8-)
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12/05/2007 11:09:06 AM
Judy! You look awesome, hon! :D
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12/05/2007 11:06:15 AM
55 and LOOKin GOOOOOOD! WOW you are a beautiful woman. Fantastic shot too. Simple, effective, and beautifully lit. One of your best. Great catchlights.
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12/05/2007 10:45:11 AM
Nice shot with great focus on the your eyes. Well done.
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12/05/2007 08:50:53 AM
Nice color and detail - very life like and personal.
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12/05/2007 08:34:00 AM
Very well lit and composed. Such a beauty you are. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 08:31:17 AM
lighting is perrrfect, purdy gurl
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12/05/2007 08:10:17 AM
Good lighting... too closely cropped
12/05/2007 07:52:50 AM
good photo
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12/05/2007 05:53:24 AM
Gosh this is a hard challenge to mark, especially when you see people that you 'know' from DPC. I am a big fan of your SP's and love the way that you portray yourself in such a variety of poses, from washer woman to something as 'gentle' as this. Wonderful full frame shot and I love the compassion that your face (especially the eyes) portrays
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12/05/2007 05:12:24 AM
Lovely portrait!
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12/05/2007 03:48:06 AM
happy birthday, judy!
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12/05/2007 01:33:36 AM
very nice clarity, lovely
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