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Nights in white lace.
Nights in white lace.
Puckzzz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax FA 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 AF - Silver
Location: my studio
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

took me two hours to do hair&make-up. I wanted something classic looking but I also wanted to work with the lace.
lighting is one umbrella behind the mirror and one light with a very small snoot in my face.

it loses strength at 640, a shame really....

PP:
crop
noisefilter
enhance the eyes with dodging, burning, sponge
burn some shadows around the neck
resize
sharpen
save for web.

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.2586
Avg (commenters): 7.7308
Avg (participants): 6.1148
Avg (non-participants): 6.3467
Views since voting: 2015
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 321
Comments: 39
Favorites: 0


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12/20/2007 03:48:10 PM
The delicacy of the crystal clear details and the light is beautiful. Well done. I wish the background was a little more defined, or perhaps just simply completely dark. It's a little confusing at first glance. Otherwise, this is nice!
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12/20/2007 12:37:07 PM
I love it...I might have brightened the light just a bit and lined your eyes more heavily just to contrast with the white lace. (did you use spirit gum to adhere it?) Your skin looks flawless. You'll age so beautifully!
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12/20/2007 11:58:15 AM
Probably it suffered from "poor voter monitor callibration syndrome" as many darker images do. Have you looked at it on other monitors? Apple vs Pc? the processing looks drab on mine. how about submittibg it to the PPChallenge to see what others would do with post process and cropping. you are correct that it should be/could be a stunning image.

ps. perhaps all that unidentified bright stuff in the dark left side is distracting? i have one of those brains that likes to know what i am looking at - if i cant identify it, it confuses me- now that the challenge is over, you cab crop or edit it out

ooh in bears version i see it is a mirror- so sorry- that was completely invisible to me.

Message edited by author 2007-12-20 12:02:05.
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12/14/2007 10:03:03 PM
Reminds me of the 1920's flapper look, or the King Kong heroine - you definitely achieved a classic look.
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12/13/2007 08:02:58 AM
I actually like this quite a bit. If I could change one thing, it would be to see more of your shoulder in the right image of you. Very minor detail as I can't stop looking at your eyes anyway. It is perhaps the monitor problem that caused some of the low votes. Of course, I like the "edited" face look. I did some very light editing on mine and still got the "you over edited this" comments. LOL You should be proud to be able to add this to your portfolio. It is very creative and very unusual and your lighting is excellent. As Monica mentioned, the differences in expression are also very captivating and interesting :)

Gosh, sorry that is so long, but I hope it helps :) Also, your average vote from commenters is really really good :)
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12/13/2007 06:47:15 AM
So you again want an honest opinion. I can only speak for myself. I did not give it high score, I only gave it so so score.
The only thing that put me off was its plasticky look. It was good compositions and something different. But the noise filter made it very unnatural for me. Felt as if it is not skin but a rubber stretched over the face. I am not sure how it would look without noise filter but it sure won't be plasticky. This is what I felt.
Sorry if it is too brutely honest but since you put an effort into it, you should know what went wrong.
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12/13/2007 06:22:48 AM
This is truly lovely and elegant.
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12/12/2007 01:30:26 AM
this is very nice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 07:38:10 PM
This one is awesome! Great use of lighting and make-up.. And hair.. And the lace.. Basically everything. Love it - 10
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12/10/2007 10:28:24 PM
Victorian Surrealism, you gotta love it!
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12/10/2007 12:38:41 AM
Are you waiting on your "knight" on a "white" horse? Interesting lighting here. Nice solemn expression. BB
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12/09/2007 10:02:00 AM
Very beautiful! The concept is well done, the lighting is perfect and I love the composition.
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12/09/2007 08:34:13 AM
I really like this composition.....
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12/09/2007 04:16:36 AM
Very nice, i like the hair a lot! :)
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12/08/2007 06:23:05 PM
Very pretty, you look like a porcelin doll.
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12/08/2007 05:42:44 AM
Puckzzz?
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12/08/2007 12:45:38 AM
Nice lighting.
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12/07/2007 11:48:52 PM
Lovely, just lovely. Excellent idea, technically very nice. Tells a story, everything. Good job :)
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12/06/2007 11:32:09 PM
Beautiful .
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12/06/2007 07:50:20 PM
Very nice and classy!
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12/06/2007 01:37:46 PM
This has an artificial air to it that I find somewhat unsettling (too much neatimage?) but is well executed, and the lighting is controlled superbly.
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12/06/2007 09:58:18 AM
Clever idea, well done!
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12/06/2007 07:09:31 AM
wow! perfect lighting...
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12/06/2007 01:28:07 AM
You're beautiful! I like the low light, and the fact it takes just a few seconds to realize this isn't a reflection.
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12/05/2007 05:31:37 PM
good light
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12/05/2007 05:24:16 PM
love the pic, especially the composition & conveyed mood!
I wonder if a bit more brightness on the faces would have made this "pop" more (i.e. push the levels on the face closer to the white)
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12/05/2007 04:00:47 PM
Beautious! :)
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12/05/2007 03:18:36 PM
Creative and well shot!!
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12/05/2007 12:53:41 PM
How pretty! I love how you did this. It's so elegantly dramatic. And it has such a nostalgic old-world look to it. Great work!
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12/05/2007 12:28:13 PM
Great!
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12/05/2007 10:59:21 AM
The lace and your curls and expression and composition are amazing here, lighting seems kind of week though it doesn't really pop like it could
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12/05/2007 08:30:15 AM
I really love your take on the challenge. Great pose and lighitng. Such a beautiful porcelin look you have. And the lace is a really nice touch. Good work.
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12/05/2007 08:20:25 AM
This is pretty cool...I saw an ad in a magazine the other day where the chick was wearing a lace mask...thought I would try it sometime...yours is well done though, great focus
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12/05/2007 06:24:38 AM
beautiful..i love the light its subtle just highlights your face beautifuly.
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12/05/2007 03:54:24 AM
pretty. It's always so odd to me how different mirrored images look because of the angles when you know it's the same person and same shot. It's almost like you have 2 completely different expressions. You look a little more worried in the mirror, where in the real image of you, you almost look dreamy.
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12/05/2007 02:18:45 AM
excellent 10
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12/05/2007 01:42:18 AM
I like it.
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12/05/2007 01:35:36 AM
Very 'doll''s look, nice work!;) 7++
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12/05/2007 12:08:58 AM
very creative.
i love the hair adn everything.
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