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The Girl With A Pearl Earring
The Girl With A Pearl Earring
sher


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: People
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Vidalia, LA
Date: Mar 14, 2004
Galleries: Portraiture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

My niece, Hillary helps me with my homage to the artist Jan Vermeer.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.8311
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.7071
Avg (non-participants): 6.9333
Views since voting: 5613
Votes: 219
Comments: 54
Favorites: 17 (view)


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04/05/2009 07:31:32 PM
This is stunning, a beautiful recreation done with enormous understanding and love for the original artwork.
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09/09/2008 12:45:36 PM
Amazing recreation. Great work.
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08/28/2008 08:40:03 AM
Just stumbled across this portrait. What a stunner! How did this not win a ribbon? I suppose it was too soft or grainy for some voters. Just goes to show...
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03/23/2007 06:02:17 PM
Was just going over some of my faves and as usual stopped at this one for another long, long look.
Think it's worth bringing back out into the open for the world to see again. :)
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10/20/2004 02:31:28 PM
Beautiful shot that would have amazed Vermeer or Rembrandt. I'm surprised it did not do better.
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10/06/2004 05:00:13 PM
Before I read your notes I thought Rembrandt or Vermeer ... super job!

Message edited by author 2004-10-06 17:01:13.
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08/20/2004 05:52:44 PM
Fantastic.

I really hope you've both read the book and saw the movie inspired by this painting. You would surely love both at least as much as I did!

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03/24/2004 09:25:46 AM
Personally, This is by far THE best submission in this challemge. The balance of light exquisite! The way the head dress texture is brought out is almost too good. Drew my attention even before the face!! Then the face, clinched it.
My only regret is that I did not get to vote for you on this one.
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03/23/2004 08:10:53 PM
beautiful lighting and composition, sher
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03/22/2004 01:20:46 PM
I think Vermeer is Flemish, isn't he? Anyway, congrats on a strong finish, Sher!
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03/22/2004 01:09:16 PM
Amazed at the number of 6's. But! by the comments, you should feel more than proud. Congrats again.. a favorite of mine.. not just the image, but in the mastery that created it! Bravo!
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03/22/2004 12:00:10 PM
I was sure you had a blue ribbon. you got my only "10", a score i don't give out lightly or often. beautiful lighting.
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03/22/2004 11:41:05 AM
thank you all so much! we really had fun doing this photo and we laughed a lot. i have always thought my niece looked a little like the girl in the painting so this was the first idea i had when i saw the challenge topic.
03/22/2004 11:27:12 AM
I had no doubt this outstanding entry would win, not by a hair but uncontestedly. I am completely stumped to see in 10th place.
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03/22/2004 11:19:40 AM
Hi sher, this is a wonderful reproduction, I can't believe how much your niece looks like the girl in the painting!! You did a great job with the costume, lighting and challenge, this was one of my 2 picks for blue. Wonderful, wonderful job.
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03/22/2004 09:15:21 AM
ho-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!

me likey very much!!!!
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03/22/2004 06:25:16 AM
Congrats Sher, this is an amazing pic and such an original idea!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 07:19:27 PM
Wonderful capture. Just love the feeling here. Great work!
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03/21/2004 05:53:22 PM
Very interesting- how'd you do this? Did you photoshop her in or did you actually dress her up? 10!
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03/21/2004 05:45:04 PM
Amazing lighting. Really gives a dramatic effects. The warm colors also helps with this feeling. The dark background really helps to push out the face. "10"
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03/21/2004 08:33:53 AM
a well-done recreation ..this will probably do extremely well in the challenge
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03/21/2004 07:19:28 AM
This is a VERY good recreation of Vermeer's classic including the angle of the body, the costume, the lighting on the face, etc. If you every try this again, I would have the blue wrap cover less of the ear as in the painting and maybe lower the camera slightly and have the subject look over her shoulder just a bit more. I enjoyed studying this one!
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03/21/2004 01:27:58 AM
Well done. I gave you a 9
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03/20/2004 10:25:44 AM
WOOOWWW!!
If I could give 11 on 10, I would do it!!! Vermeer would be so jealous of this beautiful picture!! Good luck for the ribbon.
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03/20/2004 07:43:33 AM
This should do very well, lighting and colour is spot on. What a lovely looking lady
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03/20/2004 03:24:56 AM
very good, only the sharp edges around her chin and the front of her clothes bother me (editing, sharpening ?).
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03/19/2004 10:08:06 PM
It looks like a 19th century painting. Gorgeous portrait. Interesting headpiece ads mystery. I actually like the grain in this photo and the black background is perfect.
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03/18/2004 07:39:20 PM
very nicely done...the dark background really makes the model pop out at you...10
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03/18/2004 03:54:31 PM
Great lighting, just a tad soft though I am sure that was the intent. In my taste the pose is not very flattering and a possible detraction. Pretty good shot . . .
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03/17/2004 04:51:19 PM
Vermeer would be proud, as should you.
The resemblance is stunning. The simplified (made?) Ottoman costume, material, texture, especially the rich muted colours, are sensitively chosen and arranged for the purpose. Light, composition, perspective, posture and manner, although so obviously 'lifted' from the painting are exquisite.

The young woman posing for this photograph is, indeed, worthy of a masterly portrait.
I bow.


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03/17/2004 04:12:54 PM
Nice job of reproducing those trademark Vermeer lighting effects and I applaud your effort in recreating this particular painting. Fun. - 8
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03/17/2004 09:18:59 AM
Simply awesome! Exactly like the Vermeer painting. Clever idea and very well pulled off (10).
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03/16/2004 10:27:56 PM
stunning portrait. perfect lighting, gorgous face, excellent framing. you get my only ten
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03/16/2004 09:33:50 PM
there are a lot of beautiful shots in this challenge. This one is not - this is a master painting that will last for centuries to come
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03/16/2004 08:25:15 PM
Sounds like a great movie title also. Excellent portrait (painting)! BOL
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03/16/2004 03:37:21 PM
Awesome idea for this challenge. You really captured the essence of this famous piece. I'm sure you're going to do outstanding. What a great model!
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03/16/2004 11:34:11 AM
Looks like a re-creation of a Flemish painter! I like the effect and the photo. the colors are muted and appropriate. very nice work! 9
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03/15/2004 07:43:54 PM
beautiful...love the background. ....lovely color . great composition
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03/15/2004 06:40:21 PM
Nicely done. Very tasteful.
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03/15/2004 04:45:14 PM
Vermeer.......... Very, very, very good reproduction!
The moment it popped up on the voting screen I was in serious doubt if this was a real photo or a pained reproduction. The attention to detail (clothing, pose, colors, lighting, background, shadows, lip position) is so freaking good. Sure it has some flaws when it comes to comparing it to the actual painting, but that would be nitpicking.
Absolutely love it, best photo on dpc since Redmappers "Dream of the Past" (unfortunately disqualified for a date infringement).
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03/15/2004 04:16:39 PM
a very beautiful shot...very Rembrant like with the lighting and dark background...lovely skin tones.,10
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03/15/2004 01:34:34 PM
very nicely done. great lighting. creative portrait and a very nice effort at recreating the original.
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03/15/2004 01:00:53 PM
Clever idea and nicely done.
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03/15/2004 12:45:47 PM
nice photo a bit static
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03/15/2004 11:37:54 AM
Wow, it looks like a painting. Colors are very good. A top 10 finish for sure, maybe even a top 3.
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03/15/2004 10:54:52 AM
I like this verry good light and colors really like a classical portrait painting. maybe I would of chose something else than black for the background maybe a darker brown or something like that but it's really great.
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03/15/2004 10:29:04 AM
Neat
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03/15/2004 09:59:47 AM
Very nice work. I hope you ribbon.
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03/15/2004 08:44:20 AM
A very clever reprise; all the great artists "borrowed" occasionally. Nicely lit, lovely clear focus and a well controlled background. I like the slightly noisy skin texture and assume that it was deliberate. The edge to the dress on the left is a little hard, maybe PS'd or maybe that was how it photographed but it is a great shot.
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03/15/2004 08:27:34 AM
Just saw this movie. You almost recreated the feel of the painting perfectly. Good job!
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03/15/2004 07:38:16 AM
Well, you definitely know your classics, great! Minor nitpicking: I would have liked to see a softer focus on the wrinkles in the blouse. 8
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03/15/2004 12:48:05 AM
Excellent recreation of this painting. Right down to the iridescence of the dress fabric. Well worth a 10
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03/15/2004 12:43:45 AM
Perfect use of soft focus on this image. Great lighting, great soft textures.
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03/15/2004 12:03:36 AM
Amazing work! This is a true winner! Must be! You have accomplished more than photography here, you have become a master. Outstanding portrait!
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