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Lady of the Leaves
Lady of the Leaves
levyj413


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Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: People
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Back yard
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

My daughter in the pile of leaves we raked up today.

I had a lot of fun with editing, with layers for gothic glow, soft light to change the relative brightness of her face vs. the leaves, changing her eyes to green, and a curve for contrast.

Gothic Glow is a Photoshop action available from Action Central. I find it works best as a layer over the original and lowering the opacity as opposed to full strength.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.8894
Avg (commenters): 6.8462
Avg (participants): 5.5122
Avg (non-participants): 5.9873
Views since voting: 1726
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 199
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/06/2008 09:49:45 PM
wow. this pic is gorgeous....i love the idea...i have one of my son..but he isn't actually IN the leaves...i never would have even thought of this.
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06/01/2008 09:48:45 PM
I gave this an 8...I just love this...she is gorgeous
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01/26/2008 12:50:02 PM
Great unique shot, I really like the composition, and the colors, nicely done.
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12/11/2007 01:30:17 PM
I do like the autumn colours but the green eyes are a wee bit unnerving...guess that's the fairytale magic!
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12/10/2007 11:00:08 PM
Beautiful rich, warm, colors and excellent light. I'm curious to know what you meant by "gothic glow". Is that some sort of blending mode or filter?
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12/10/2007 10:35:02 PM
Love the soft and warm-orangey glow. It really does look like she is about to emerge from a sea of leaves. It's a very pretty photo.
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12/10/2007 07:46:57 AM
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the green eyes are a new addition? Very nice one, Jeffrey. Congrats on ANOTHER very nice finish!
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12/10/2007 01:22:32 AM
She's very cute and looks very cozy in there, but... she's no gelatin filled wine glass! :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 09:23:09 PM
Not sure if that's really a fairy tale or not, but it's a very cute shot.
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12/09/2007 01:32:26 PM
The eyes look awesome here, and go really well with the tone of the leaves
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12/09/2007 10:49:49 AM
She looks a bit uncomfortable (quite normal under the circumstances, I should think ;-) but it's a lovely image.
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12/09/2007 04:37:31 AM
great hues...her eyes look magical
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12/09/2007 02:25:04 AM
Cool eyes and cute freckles.
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12/08/2007 11:02:55 AM
I LOVE the rich colors here! Very, very beautiful!
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12/07/2007 06:35:46 PM
gorgeous eyes! not real fairy tale, though... if you ask me.
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12/07/2007 09:47:51 AM
great texture and tones.
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12/06/2007 08:54:56 PM
I like the thought and I love the eyes. A very nice shot deserving of a great score.
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12/05/2007 07:56:33 AM
What a pretty face, love those freckles. The leaves are a lovely foil for her skintone but her eyes maybe needn't have been quite so green, I think they still would have drawn the eye without being so saturated.
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12/03/2007 03:26:31 PM
I think the green eyes are a little overdone but does at to the surreal theme of the challenge
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12/03/2007 07:02:19 AM
I love these type shots. The heavy duty editing works great and the eyes are a wonderful counterbalance to the color of the leaves. Very nice.
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12/03/2007 12:30:39 AM
cool shot...her eyes add even more intrigue to it..7
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12/03/2007 12:01:53 AM
wonderful focus and stunning eyes, lovely picture
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