DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Silenced
3rd PlaceSilenced
lovethelight


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Georgetown Texas, Studio
Date: Dec 6, 2007
Aperture: f.13
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2007

Claire McAdams
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Dedicated to: 21.gif dknourek
THANK YOU!!!!!

This is Sara again. She is an awesome model and roommate but I wanted to do a shot in which she wouldn't be recognized as much. I got this idea after staring at the flowers I got after a performance and thinking, awesome, i have flowers now....so I have to take a picture with them....The face painting was loosly inspired by 21.gif Larus's photo "Cross". I wanted it to look like the flower was bursting out of the white stripe. When I was messing with this in photoshop I did not like the color look, it wasn't working out well and the skintone looked funny. When I went to convert it to black and white I used the black and white adjustment layer and turned the "red" filter all the way down and was stunned because she looked like the rest of her skin was painted black. I loved it, but it was pretty blotchy so I used some other adjustment layers to smooth it out and airbrushed a little. For the paint I used scotch tape to make straight lines and then neatened it up in photoshop.

I hope this goes over well with dpc, because I really like this image.



Post challenge:

OH MY FREAKING GOSH I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS RIBBONED!!!!

Thank you so much for your votes and lovely comments.

:-D
yay!


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 429
Avg (all users): 7.1547
Avg (commenters): 8.8095
Avg (participants): 6.9496
Avg (non-participants): 7.5484
Views since voting: 9647
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 181
Comments: 78
Favorites: 52 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/02/2008 12:40:59 PM
Breathtaking! I just found your portfolio and I am absolutely stunned. You surely have a bright future in photography. To say you are talented is an understatement.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2008 09:17:33 PM
do you have ANY idea how much i love this photo? its amazing
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2008 10:44:17 AM
wow this is an amazing picture good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2008 02:31:33 AM
WOW!! I just have to say I picked this image to make a comment on your work in general or I'd be here for hours. Amazingly talented young woman. 19??? wow you're brilliant a very bright future and a very beautiful young woman.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/07/2008 05:24:30 AM
ekkkssepshunnel!

I like it so much, I'm going to put this in a test for my kids english class. woo. You are going to be famous with a small group of kids on the other side of the world! :)
03/08/2008 01:05:28 PM
Stunning photography. I'm a fan of your cool photos. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2008 02:01:35 AM
Positively striking. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2008 08:19:07 PM
I have come back to look at this several times and have finally decided I like it :) The composition / subject is just so odd, that it took me awhile to appreciate it. I just really like the black and whites, the lighting and the way she is looking straight into the camera. It may not be totally to my tastes, but it certainly carries an impact. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2008 06:22:32 PM
Reminds me a of the 'Silence of the Lambs" poster. Nice job!
Debbi
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2008 01:23:36 PM
This is so amazingly creative. Whoever gave you a 1 is nuts! Those tens are highly deserved and you would have had one more from me if I had voted in this challenge. Really wonderful work on so many levels.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2008 12:19:56 AM
Wow, this is just great on so many aspects, especially since weird impressionism portraits like this always contribute to the wow factor. I love it's trippy vibe and lighting is perfect on both the black and white stripes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2008 03:08:24 PM
Awesome shot Claire! Congrats :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 10:54:56 PM
So creative, I keep coming back to look...Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 10:48:45 PM
Well deserved. This is an absolutely fantastic shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 08:51:41 PM
Should have placed First in my opinion. I did not vote in this challenge but when I scanned the photos I saw this one and my first thought was it will get blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 07:00:05 PM
Awesome Work!! Congratulations on the ribbon and a very cool image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 05:51:36 PM
Well done Claire...wow! I'll say it backwards, "WOW!" congrats on the ribbon, well deserved!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 03:24:54 PM
What an awsome image. Congratulations on your ribbon. Very well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 03:06:54 PM
Absolutely stunning image! It' mezmerizing...very well deserved ribbon, Claire! You go!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:35:56 PM
This is such an awesome image... I keep coming back to it over and over. Adding to favorites!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:26:31 PM
Claire - what a tremendous shot !!

Congrtas on the well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:20:50 PM
you have some of the most creative portraits. Glad to see that this one made to the top three. :)
Gratz on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2008-01-08 13:21:03.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 11:48:22 AM
Hey, way to go! "Freaking Awesome", to borrow your adjective :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 11:42:48 AM
congrats on another ribbon, in a free-study no-less. This is brilliantly executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 11:12:24 AM
wow congrats! great shot! don't worry about the 1s and 2s, I really doubt they voted you as such for legitimate reasons... esp given the fact that you have no 3s...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 10:37:49 AM
Congrats!! I was pleased to see this on the front page, beautiful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 10:01:39 AM
Claire! Congratulations! What an accomplishment, but so not surprising. You are so incredibly talented!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 09:07:25 AM
Congrats Claire! Lovely - well deserved!
01/08/2008 09:04:38 AM
I am always looking at your work, and I think you are an amazing artist. Congrats. Can't wait to see your future work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 08:57:50 AM
It's the lighting that does it for me, congratulations on a great shot and the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 06:37:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Claire! Well done and well deserved!

Just thinking about what might have helped it score a little higher... I'm thinking that maybe a little more detail in the whites (the nose and flower details). Not a lot, or it would spoil the effect. But just enough to give the viewer a little more to hang onto.

Anyway, congrats on another 7+ finish! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 04:37:05 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon! This is awesome!
01/08/2008 03:06:35 AM
Way to go Claire! Congrats! Quite an achievement!
01/08/2008 02:56:43 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the yellow!
01/08/2008 02:52:07 AM
Congrats Claire! I knew it would hold.
01/08/2008 02:39:15 AM
well done/congratulations
01/08/2008 02:15:17 AM
lovethelight said: "ps. I was wondering if the people who gave me 1s and 2s could tell me what it is they didn't like about it, because I have gotten a lot of positive feedback on this but would like to hear some negative feedback"

Your photo is technically good; but as you may appreciate, sometimes mere taste is a decisive factor in weighing a photos score; in a photo such as yours 1,2,3,4 even 5 represent the same attitude towards this type of photography. This does not necessarily reflect my exact opinion on such photos, but it is a response I felt you are entitled to.

Congratulations on the ribbon

Tareq

Message edited by author 2008-01-08 02:32:41.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:42:06 AM
Congratulations!!! Wonderful!!! Trolls stink!!!
01/08/2008 01:21:02 AM
Now this is truly fabulous. Great work, Claire! I agree with Tanja on the givers of 1's and 2's.
Congratulation on your ribbon and a very fine piece of work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:06:42 AM
This is cutting-edge photography, worthy of a really trendy fashion magazine (I guess, not being into really trendy fashion magazines myself). ;-)
Congratulations on the Ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 01:03:49 AM
seee?? I TOLD you you would ribbon. d= congrats!
01/08/2008 12:52:44 AM
Very cool image! Congrats.
01/08/2008 12:43:17 AM
Good looking shot! What did you airbrush?
01/08/2008 12:41:42 AM
Beautifully done, girl. This is rockin.
01/08/2008 12:41:40 AM
Great shot!!

don't worry about those 1's and 2's they're just some jealous pathetic people who like to troll. But as you can see, the score levels out pretty good!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:40:56 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and new second-best score! Don't worry about the low scores; this just may not have been to everyone's taste.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:37:54 AM
Graphic, well composed, well lighted, well done. :) Way to go, hon, you did great here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:24:17 AM
flawless! congrats on the ribbon :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:17:24 AM
Neat idea, and congrats on the ribbon...well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:08:05 AM
Nice editing and placement in the last FS for 07
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2008 12:05:26 AM
Wow grats on the ribbon!!! GREAT JOB!! :D

-dave
01/08/2008 12:02:47 AM
congrats :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 09:23:15 PM
WOW! I don't know what else to say. I love this shot.
01/07/2008 07:21:54 PM
POwerful photo. Nice. I like the high contrast aspect of this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2008 11:45:26 AM
I like the spec reflection of your softbox in the model's eyes. That's kinda cool.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2008 04:52:02 PM
Nicely done!
01/04/2008 02:04:00 PM
this picture is too good to be competing with the others pics on this site. isnt there like a DPChallengefor1337photographers.com
or something?

10
01/04/2008 12:52:29 PM
Okay...this should definitely place 1st!
01/04/2008 11:36:53 AM
whoa so powerfull. the make-up and the flower makes a great effect. the black/white effect with the cross and the background is excellent. a ribbon winner for sure. looks like a larus' (like a negative picture of "cross") but in any case a great portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2008 01:43:22 AM
nice capture, good tones and bw conversion but too weird for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 09:00:51 PM
great creativity! /10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 06:02:33 PM
Very cool photo. Love the contrast.
01/03/2008 04:51:15 PM
Wow! This is really nice, I expect to see this in the front of the pack.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 03:21:08 PM
Stunning and original. A front page image for sure!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 11:58:37 AM
A wonderfully original image and beautifully executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 11:30:59 AM
I would say a winning material. Excellent idea and execution. I totally loved the creativity. Goooood job :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 01:15:31 AM
Love your style! That white line is insanely straight.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 09:50:33 PM
Wow! True, beautiful fine art. Amazing. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 03:16:49 PM
I really stare at this one every time I see it. What a fascinating and captivating shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 10:36:56 AM
Very nice contrast and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 07:37:41 PM
Love the creativity and execution!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 06:56:07 PM
Wow! A very creative and provocative image. My favorite by far in this challenge. Best of luck. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 05:07:30 PM
This looks like a "Sherwin", stunning work.
01/01/2008 12:13:13 PM
The contrast at the bottom of the frame is great. Since you have great backlighting I think this would have worked much better with a black background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 05:11:25 AM
wow...very arty and impactful straight off the screen...awesome 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 04:36:32 AM
no vote since I know who you are d= very artistic and pretty. although I'd like to see more details of her skin. I like the reflection of you in her eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 12:57:07 AM
Why am I sucker for this stuff?? This is a very powerful image. I said "wow" right off the bat. I love the flower exploding from her mouth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 12:44:35 AM
Very cool...


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 08/18/2018 11:26:27 AM EDT.