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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Date: Nov 30, 2007
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 15 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.7160
Avg (commenters): 7.6053
Avg (participants): 6.3500
Avg (non-participants): 6.9314
Views since voting: 3025
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 324
Comments: 63
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/28/2009 03:32:56 AM
Great shot!!
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03/12/2008 10:59:58 AM
Gorgeous shot, Charlene. I just now realized this is you! I gave it a 9 at the time, should have been a 10.
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01/06/2008 03:05:12 AM
Lovely!
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01/02/2008 12:43:05 AM
WOW!!! Awesome SP shot!!! this SO ROCKS!! You are actually very pretty, duh!! lol. Fantastic shot!! LOVE IT!! OMG your eyes are very captivating!! or amazingly pretty! You did a FANTASTIC JOB!!!Should have scored in ribbon territory!! Mine was about what it should have been, lol. Thanks for the comment on the Hidden City shot! It was just a snapshot really, just playing with the new lens!! lol.

Message edited by author 2009-01-28 03:32:09.
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12/14/2007 08:44:22 PM
Wow, we have such stunners to behold on Team Suck. Like the slight desat, just a nudge. Focus is spot on and the tones are terrific. Congrats on the score to boot!
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12/14/2007 11:51:09 AM
This is beautiful. You could be mistaken for Sheryl Crowe IMO, very pretty :)
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12/12/2007 03:21:52 PM
What a great Self-Portrait. Beautifully done and a great model.
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12/12/2007 11:10:21 AM
Wow - Charlene!! I am SO happy for you that this scored well. When I saw it in the challenge I was blown away by the masterful composition and editing. And your model is nothing to sneeze at, either. :o)

Well deserved score for a fantastic photograph. You broke the 6.5 barrier in one swoop!
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12/12/2007 10:21:21 AM
Again. . .this is so stunningly beautiful! And a great finish for this AMAZING challenge!

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12/12/2007 10:03:04 AM
WOW Char! That's a great picture. Congrats on your top 20 placement.
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12/12/2007 09:57:11 AM
OMG look at you scoring a 6.7160. 15th out of 240 and beating me by 23 spots. WTG!!!

Congrats on your new PB.
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12/12/2007 08:32:01 AM
Gave this an 8 - freakin' awesome! Well, that, and you're gorgeous, which really really helps. The lighting, the pose, the clarity, the DOF, and especially the processing to leave just that bit of color in your eyes are all excellent! This should have beat the pants off of mine, by the way. I had it pegged it for top 10.
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12/12/2007 08:27:07 AM
Beautiful Charlene. Congrats on you personal best!!!
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12/12/2007 07:30:34 AM
Charlene

Absolutely beautiful photo. Congrats on a top 20 finish is such a competitive challenge. This was clearly one of my absolute favorite images in the whole challenge and I see that DPC agreed with me!
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12/12/2007 03:40:12 AM
Pretty, way to go with a unique crop and soft effect!
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12/12/2007 03:38:32 AM
well done on your pb...great eyes
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12/12/2007 03:11:15 AM
congrats on the personal best!
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12/12/2007 02:23:45 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your new personal best (smashing the old one!), top 20, and very nice shot. :)
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12/12/2007 01:20:19 AM
Wonderful portrait. Haunting beauty. Congratulations on the fabulous placement and great score.
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12/12/2007 01:16:28 AM
Congratulations Charlene....A new PB and 15th in the challenge shows what you get when a beautiful woman also happens to be a very talented photographer

Love the composition, the outstanding B&W conversion and the gentle desat. An absolutely stunning shot that would not look out of place on the pages of an up market fashion magazine. Its going to be on your front page for a long time I think and deservedly so
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12/12/2007 12:35:20 AM
Congrats on the great finish. Fantasic SP.
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12/12/2007 12:14:14 AM
This is so under rated. Selective desat of the blue eyes works so well with the soft processing.
I think you were robbed. This had to be in the front page.
Congratulations on your new PB!!
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12/12/2007 12:04:28 AM
Congrats on your new PB and a top 20!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 08:54:32 PM
Very nice. The eyes are captivating. 8
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12/11/2007 07:02:18 AM
I love the close up shot of this. Wonderful job.
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12/10/2007 11:02:03 PM
This is a very pretty photo Charlene! I love the softness of the contrast. Good luck and I hope this does well!
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12/10/2007 08:23:05 AM
nice.. really like the muted color, the tilt of head, and that expression that could mean really anything the viewer wants it to mean.
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12/10/2007 05:39:39 AM
You are very beautiful. I think your skin has been over processed in this picture however.
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12/10/2007 05:35:00 AM
i love the expression and the desat, but not sure abt the crop and the DoF
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12/10/2007 12:17:14 AM
Wow, I like close crops. Your expression looks like it's totally out of a movie sceen. Cool. BB
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12/09/2007 11:24:47 PM
Vampiric
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12/09/2007 08:54:18 PM
Another beautiful face and beautiful eyes. It's a good portrait photo. nice post process, and focus on your eye is very sharp :) Overall is a good photo :)
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12/09/2007 10:49:22 AM
Very nice self-portrait. Soft skin, and big blue eyes :) Well done- 9
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12/09/2007 08:32:53 AM
Love those eyes.....
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12/08/2007 10:07:55 PM
This is very striking, luv the softness in your hair and the stunning blue you left in your eyes.
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12/08/2007 10:06:15 AM
Very nice crisp image. I love the soft feel.
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12/08/2007 09:23:23 AM
This is a peculiar crop. I am not sure I care for the cutting off of the left eye, and I definitely don't like how the iris is tangent to the image edge. I am bothered by the truncation of the chin, the way the curve of the jaw takes us nowhere. Then the ear is also whacked. Overall, it's like an "edgy" crop, but then the image itself is so smooth and soft, so those aren't working in concert for me.

Still, for all of that, it's an appealing image, and the focal eye is quite compelling.
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12/08/2007 12:59:26 AM
You are very attractive but I'm not sure if I like the pp work on the skin. Nice work though.
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12/07/2007 08:10:41 PM
Beautiful.
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12/07/2007 04:10:15 PM
Good job :-)
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12/07/2007 10:32:10 AM
Now that's a nice portrait. Excellent crop. Looks candid, carefree, windswept. I love it.
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12/07/2007 09:11:49 AM
This is just amazing. I really love what you have done here.
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12/07/2007 03:15:41 AM
Great pose and selective desat but too much neatimage/noise ninja on the skin.
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12/07/2007 12:11:12 AM
vgood
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12/06/2007 08:03:42 PM
Lovely eyes, I like the softness of it too
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12/06/2007 05:00:01 PM
brave choice of composition which I think really works, and I applaud your tasteful editing skills, 9 from me
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12/06/2007 04:49:55 PM
beautiful portrait!! ....I like the selective desat and softness, and particularly the original crop....very well done..a 9 from me.
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12/06/2007 12:14:11 PM
Ooh I like this one. Well done on the desaturation. Very pretty eyes as well, love the color.
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12/06/2007 09:51:37 AM
Nice lighting and soft textures... but the crop I don't like
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12/06/2007 06:54:09 AM
beautiful editing gives this a silky smoothe look...very pretty
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12/05/2007 05:58:25 PM
Sigh...
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12/05/2007 05:49:47 PM
This is stunning - fabulous lighting, wonderful composition, fantastic processing and such subtle desaturation that is really works to make a finely crafted image - 10
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12/05/2007 02:34:12 PM
I like the softness of this, the color in the eyes and the close crop.
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12/05/2007 02:03:02 PM
eyes make this shot...... yes Ma'am you have em.
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12/05/2007 01:41:28 PM
I really love this one. I love the creative, in-your-face crop, and the soft dreaminess of it. Great job.
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12/05/2007 11:39:30 AM
I like the idea behind your SP, but a few things that stand out are the composition and shallow DOF. Both nice, although I would like to see the other eye, because its what really grabs me in your SP. Nice lighting as well.
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12/05/2007 11:13:46 AM
The hint of color is great. I like the close crop too.
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12/05/2007 10:49:31 AM
Well done. Nice soft focus that works nicely here.
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12/05/2007 09:54:10 AM
Very striking.
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12/05/2007 09:33:15 AM
Love the crop!! Great eyes too.
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12/05/2007 08:24:26 AM
fantastic DOF and use of blur...nice job
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12/05/2007 01:41:50 AM
Pretty :-) Very glam
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12/05/2007 12:18:24 AM
i wish i had nice blue eyes. i was nagotiating with myself to see if i should change my eye color on photoshop, haha but chose not to.
this IS a really nice picture
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