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Homage to Amanda Palmer
Homage to Amanda Palmer

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: New York, NY
Date: Nov 29, 2007
Aperture: F/2.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2007

The setup for this:
- Spirit gum and theatrical wax to block out existing eyebrows
- Cover with cream based makeup
- Draw on new eyebrows a la Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls
- Set up is hotlamp at 1 o'clock in relation to the model (me) and regular lamp directly behind
- Put camera on stack of books with mirror directly behind and trigger with cable release

Post processing (in no particular order)
- Convert from raw
- Crop, resize, levels
- Contrast, Saturation
- Clone out skin imperfections and eyebrow smudges
- Clone out background imperfections
- Sharpen eyes and lips
- Gaussian blur everything but eyes and lips

Place: 80 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.9707
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6783
Avg (non-participants): 6.1458
Views since voting: 40752
Views during voting: 546
Votes: 307
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/12/2011 03:09:27 AM
Much belated yay for the Amanda Palmer homage. :)

[Found via a google search for "Amanda Palmer Eyes"... I love what she does with her eyebrows. And her music, etc.]

And... am I seeing some heterochromia? Yay again. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 08:21:51 PM
Your eyes and expression make this shot; we get a sense of who you are behind that mask. Lighting is a little harsh and a wee bit overprocessed, but the revelation of the inner self makes this a 9.
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12/11/2007 12:54:13 PM
Lighting is smart, especially the backlighting glow along the right side of your face. Love the red lips and the fantastic expression, but some of the highlights on the face seem a bit harsh..almost blown out. Not the keenest on the crop of the top of the head, but I don't think it really damages the look of the image much.
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12/10/2007 01:26:24 AM
She's quite the singer. You did great with your eye brows. BB
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12/09/2007 09:25:18 PM
Good picture.
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12/09/2007 08:30:52 PM
Very nice. I like the style, focusing, lighting.. .and your face :) It's not difficult to take a good photo with a beautiful face :) Technically very good, overall excellent job :)
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12/09/2007 10:04:58 AM
Very nice! I love the rim lighing.
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12/08/2007 09:36:20 AM
I am sure you have heard it a few times already but I love the eyebrows. This is a very creative shot. I love the intensity.
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12/06/2007 05:10:08 PM
very cool.
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12/06/2007 02:21:43 PM
Your eyes have the most amazing color(s).
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12/06/2007 12:04:34 AM
amanda is awesome. very nicely done.
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12/05/2007 11:30:48 PM
Background is funky... looks like you photoshopped it.. would look better in black and white
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12/05/2007 07:50:57 PM
Cindi, wheres your brows????
12/05/2007 05:37:39 PM
Had to look her up. Nicely done! Inspires me to do something with my eyebrows.
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12/05/2007 11:50:59 AM
Really nice SP, love the designs in your eyebrow. Very creative and for as much lighting as you have, it was controlled well to not lose any detail on your features. Nice work, and beautiful lips.
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12/05/2007 07:48:49 AM
Eeep!!! I thought only old ladies shaved off their brows!
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12/05/2007 01:28:46 AM
Three cheers for The Dresden Dolls.
I think you pulled this off rather finely.
The eyebrows are what instantly caught my eye in recognition.
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12/05/2007 12:38:04 AM
those are some pretty cool eyebrow, tatoo thingy (:
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