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Almost a Kiss
Almost a Kiss
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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: bedroom
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

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Pretty hard to shoot yourself and get sharp focus, a decent pose, blah blah blah.... while watching a one year old. I'm sure this won't do so well as it's technically bad but it's been a while since I've entered.

Damn... I didn't notice this was advanced editing until I entered five minute before end of challenge. DOH!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.9694
Avg (commenters): 8.1277
Avg (participants): 6.5246
Avg (non-participants): 7.2341
Views since voting: 5405
Views during voting: 668
Votes: 327
Comments: 73
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/27/2012 01:06:22 AM
This is indeed a good placing in A.E. The image has great charm. The score is even better since you were not aware that it was AE.
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06/06/2009 07:36:33 PM
It is really a nice shot, but there is something weird about your eyes... I cannot tell
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09/19/2008 05:03:03 PM
Really nice shot.
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01/25/2008 11:34:29 PM
What in heavens name were the 15 people thinking when they voted this below 5????? 13 4s are bad enough but the one and the two?? Are these people MAD or just NUTS?? This is absolutely beautiful and shouldn't have gone below a 6. (IMHO) I like the DoF, it's spot on and the lighting is perfect, just enough to make your eyes pop and your face glow with your natural beauty. This is very, very well done and should placed in the top three. Personally I don't find anything bad about it.

MAX!
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01/22/2008 10:01:22 PM
Yowza ... beautiful image. Crop is perfect. It should have broken 7 for sure.
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12/26/2007 04:33:01 PM
Originally posted by thetimeofnew:

it is in my opinion a good photo, but I am a little surprised on how well recieved it was. i'm going to have to say that it has a lot to do with a beautiful face.


He took one of the three comments he's made on this site to tell you you're beautiful! Dang!

It's a cool photo in lots of ways besides your pretty face FWIW - :-)
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12/23/2007 03:23:09 PM
it is in my opinion a good photo, but I am a little surprised on how well recieved it was. i'm going to have to say that it has a lot to do with a beautiful face.
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12/21/2007 12:08:34 PM
Beautiful.
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12/18/2007 05:43:01 AM
well deserved!
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12/13/2007 07:09:49 PM
Gorgeous portrait and eyes! Well done!
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12/13/2007 04:21:13 PM
Beautiful portrait, congrats on your high finish!
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12/12/2007 08:11:03 PM
Lighting looks good, like the filled frame. amazing eyes, beautiful
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12/12/2007 06:50:28 PM
Congrats on top 10! Well deserved!
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12/12/2007 03:27:50 PM
Hey top 10! Congratulations! I like what you did here! Great work!
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12/12/2007 10:28:51 AM
I didn't even recognize you! LOL Nice finish on a great photo!
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12/12/2007 10:18:19 AM
This is so beautiful! Congratulations on 9th place! This challenge had so many stunning portraits. . .making the front page is such an amazing accomplishment! Well deserved!

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12/12/2007 05:09:18 AM
hey congrats on a new PB and a great photo.
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12/12/2007 03:29:25 AM
A PB and a great result Alecia...you look stunning...what big eyes you have! lighting is superb
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12/12/2007 03:17:28 AM
who needs advanced editing anyways! : ) well done!
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12/12/2007 03:10:03 AM
congrats on the personal best! i knew this would score well
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12/12/2007 02:21:39 AM
NICE shot Alecia and a nice score to go with it! Congrats on this wonderful shot.
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12/12/2007 12:07:38 AM
Woohoo! A new personal best. CONGRATULATIONS! :-)

(what's funny is, I didn't even recognize you!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2007 08:31:04 PM
Nice tight composition, sharp clear focus, and an expressive portrait. Well done. 9
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12/11/2007 05:24:03 PM
beautiful girl! like it a lot, hope it ribbons! 10 points!
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12/11/2007 11:35:39 AM
Very nice sp work, beautiful eyes.
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12/11/2007 07:31:36 AM
Well done. I like the "in-your-face" perspective.
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12/11/2007 07:07:54 AM
Great lighting and set up. Would have been better if everything was in focus.
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12/11/2007 12:48:44 AM
Love the detail on this :)
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12/10/2007 10:32:29 PM
I must say, I love your eyes. A neat perspective of a high key shot
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12/10/2007 11:28:38 AM
Beautifully done. This image is really fine. The eyes look through you at the first go!

(Voting on a self portrait challenge is always a li'l tricky as one can't appreciate the beauty of the model in third person but this is very beautiful)
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12/09/2007 11:35:45 PM
Beautifully done. The texture and highlites are perfect... as is the subject.
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12/09/2007 11:27:12 PM
Striking gaze
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12/09/2007 09:22:27 PM
The lighting you chose works very well with your skin and hair color.
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12/09/2007 08:44:47 PM
Very nice. DOF is good, lighting is good. Composition is very good. Overall is a very good photo :)
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12/09/2007 11:45:52 AM
It's as if Alice, curious about the rabbit, almost entered the hole. It's quite an erotic image, but not almost a kiss. I love the white in it.
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12/09/2007 08:52:38 AM
Very pleasant image. I just find there is too much reflection in your right eye.
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12/09/2007 08:29:32 AM
I love everything about this one..... refreshing, cool, and stunning.....
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12/09/2007 04:43:07 AM
The skin tones are awesome. What is in you eyes?
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12/08/2007 10:30:49 PM
Nice photo...the green in your eye's really pops.
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12/08/2007 09:34:40 AM
Wow this is a great shot. It is so interesting to see more focus on the lips it seems like everybody goes with the eyes. Great job!
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12/08/2007 12:16:21 AM
You got some killer peepers. This is almost high key. I like it.
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12/08/2007 12:01:54 AM
nice lighting and composition. i feel that the eye seems a bit oof but it could just be me, still nice.
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12/07/2007 10:00:21 PM
wow this i awesome, it should be a top 10
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12/07/2007 08:31:50 PM
Damn you beautiful woman. I am married.
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12/06/2007 11:14:23 PM
Lovely image. Fascinating eyes you've got...
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12/06/2007 06:11:48 PM
nice and natural looking.
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12/06/2007 04:22:26 PM
Wow, you're very photographic. I might as well just remove my image from this challenge! I like the angle that you are holding your head and the tight crop doesn't harm this in ANY way too. BB
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12/06/2007 01:38:39 PM
I expect this to score higher than technically superior images. Lacking in sharpness though composition is good.
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12/06/2007 01:09:22 PM
Nice tilt to the shot... like it
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12/06/2007 11:30:33 AM
Amazing, love the eyes, hair...composition. It's really all very pleasing.
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12/06/2007 01:21:17 AM
love the color and lighting giving this mood
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12/05/2007 11:11:11 PM
beautiful, just beautiful lighting and tones here. quite enchanting 10
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12/05/2007 10:34:53 PM
Beautiful. The high key works very well. I like the way very few variations of color have created a clean and crisp image. Maybe a little more contrast, or burning around eyes, might have highlighted those beautiful eyes even more (IMO). Goodluck.9.
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12/05/2007 10:00:50 PM
great shot - soft and interesting.
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12/05/2007 08:26:19 PM
naturally great and soft toned
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12/05/2007 05:57:03 PM
Well I gotta say this one really (literally) took my breath away - had to take a step back. Just beautiful. THe lighting is incredible! Way to go!
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12/05/2007 05:53:22 PM
Kiss or not, you got my vote
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12/05/2007 05:31:03 PM
nice use of bokeh & soft high-keyish beauty-light
works really well with the expression & "moment"
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12/05/2007 05:28:24 PM
the eye is absolutely amazing
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12/05/2007 04:13:35 PM
Almost a kiss... come a tad closer :-)
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12/05/2007 02:30:48 PM
almost! nice and soft, like ur right eye
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12/05/2007 01:34:48 PM
This is a-MAZING!! Definitely one of the top 2 I've seen. I hope you are scoring in ribbon range because this one surely deserves one! 10
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12/05/2007 10:49:47 AM
Pretty image.
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12/05/2007 09:45:29 AM
mmm nice
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12/05/2007 08:33:29 AM
Great composition, angle and lighitng. Love the expression and eyes. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 08:32:57 AM
nice shot....and a very attractive model...; )
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12/05/2007 08:04:35 AM
skin tones are a bit green
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12/05/2007 07:37:40 AM
Be mindful of your lighting... the reflections in the eyes are distracting.
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12/05/2007 06:19:34 AM
wonderful! Lighting, colors, crop, focus, everything aboout this is really good!
you have done a great job, here. Good luck!
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12/05/2007 05:09:16 AM
nice shot - very dreamy 7
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12/05/2007 04:28:31 AM
nice angle and loveley colors. Looks like an ice queen blowing cold wind (shivers) hehe, nice shot
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12/05/2007 03:44:43 AM
A Nice Reefreshing Photograph as I like the Softness !
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12/05/2007 12:18:09 AM
Hypnotizing eyes... wow, good job
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