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Whoops ! Missed the first time - Apple challenge
3rd PlaceWhoops ! Missed the first time - Apple challenge
jessy_pesce


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Basement
Date: Feb 19, 2008
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2008

Saw the brown ribbon from the Apple challenge.
And I loved the idea, however thought a remake was needed.
Self portrait, think my expression is a bit silly, but i guess it works.

minimal editing:
levels
cooling filter (shot in vivid, oops)
cloned out some imperfections on my face as well as sensor dust
neat image
sharpen
resize

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 73
Avg (all users): 6.7517
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.8049
Avg (non-participants): 6.7315
Views since voting: 8194
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 149
Comments: 41
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/06/2008 10:57:58 PM
Yeah I used two lights (small tungsten bulbs) and lit from each side. One high and one low as you can see on in the reflection of my eyes.
03/06/2008 10:12:08 PM
Nice shot... do you have any sort of professional lighting, or is that just regular lamps that were in your basement? I LOVE the brown in your eyes... you're beautiful!:)
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03/06/2008 08:20:15 AM
Amazing photo. Very nicely done. The expresssion is perfect.
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03/05/2008 12:43:03 PM
Thanks Cher, and critique club.
I usually prefer to have the critique club check out my photos. It is nice to get some constructive criticism, from people who truly mean it.
Thanks for your time!
03/05/2008 09:38:34 AM
*Critique Club*

Dont know why you requested a critique as this is a wonderful image and DPC thought so too. only things I see that might have made this 1st place is the blur of the skewers in the apple. I think they shouldve been in the same focus as the apple. The color BG (tho not distracting at all) wouldve been nice to see a blue or yellow to make you and the apple really jump out. and of course that tiny hot spot on the nose. I think you did an outstanding job! I really love the eyes! congrats on 3rd place!
~~Cher~~

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03/02/2008 10:37:32 PM
swweet job jess!
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03/02/2008 08:11:45 PM
jessy, this is why i love ya.. nice shot, im gonna have to get back into it
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03/01/2008 09:09:40 PM
Beautiful lighting and colors. Congratualations- Wonderful entry.
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03/01/2008 09:02:22 PM
One of my favs from this challenge - congrats on the well deserved finish :)
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02/29/2008 10:28:42 PM
I had a feeling this would appear at first page. Congrats for the Ribbon
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02/29/2008 10:10:11 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Great work. :)
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02/29/2008 09:35:21 PM
beautiful shot with a beautiful woman, how can ya go wrong? The sharp focus on the eyes is aesome! Congrats
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02/29/2008 03:17:16 PM
Really dig the light. Nice image.
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02/29/2008 11:38:16 AM
congrats on the ribbon, however, i think you missed one of the crucial points in the original. i believe it was called "whoops i missed the first time" because the guy had a gash on his forehead, which we are led to believe was caused by the archer missing the first shot.
well done though.
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02/29/2008 11:34:15 AM
This is really cute and very nicely done. My only quibble? In the original, there is a scab on the forehead that represents the "first shot" that "missed"; I wish you had included this element, to be faithful to the original concept :-) Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/29/2008 10:51:30 AM
nice shot and idea. Doesnt sound like minimal editing to me though.:-) congrats

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 10:52:06.
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02/29/2008 09:53:07 AM
AWESOME!!!! I am so impressed. Way to go Jess. I knew it was just a matter of time...
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02/29/2008 04:32:49 AM
Congrats on your first (of many!) ribbon!
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02/29/2008 04:28:50 AM
congratulations /well done
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02/29/2008 03:25:37 AM
Big congrats on your first ribbon and PB.
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02/29/2008 03:00:20 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, well deserved!
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02/29/2008 02:44:56 AM
Nice shot. I dig it..
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02/29/2008 01:41:47 AM
Congrats on a fun shot that's your first ribbon and new personal best!
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02/29/2008 01:24:43 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, very well deserved :o)
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02/29/2008 12:19:51 AM
Very nice! Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2008 06:17:17 PM
Beautiful. 9
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02/28/2008 01:29:48 PM
Nice, but it looks slightly heavy handed on the use of NI, or a similar tool. She almost looks like a mannequin
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02/27/2008 05:01:36 PM
I like this one. The skewer should be more in focus.
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02/26/2008 10:08:18 AM
She looks like Paige Davis!!!!! Good one. Light a touch harsh on the nose.
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02/26/2008 09:38:35 AM
This one should ribbon. Fairly nice lighting and wonderful expression you've captured.
My choice for red.
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02/24/2008 10:55:05 PM
Obviously the technicals are way better than the original. Not sure why you didn't recreate the scar from the original since without it the title makes no sense.
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02/23/2008 04:54:32 PM
Excellent redo.
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02/23/2008 11:15:07 AM
this is great
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02/22/2008 10:57:33 PM
beautiful shot. just the girl over the other subject is an improvement. I love the sharp focus on her eyes and the apple. the drops on the apple are also a nice touch. the only things are that you have some slight haloing and you could have benefitted from a different colored background. lighting is great
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02/22/2008 06:29:59 PM
beautiful eyes! nice image.
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02/22/2008 02:22:11 PM
I wish her chin were in focus a bit more...
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02/22/2008 10:09:19 AM
Phenonminal photo, but I think you may have missed the point on the brown ribbon... the scar on the guys head was the miss... Still wonderful, high score.
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02/22/2008 08:51:34 AM
Nicely done.
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02/22/2008 08:00:01 AM
Great focus and detail...and obviously a marked improvement on the original! :o)
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02/22/2008 07:16:22 AM
This apears to totally meet the challenge and is an obviously strong attempt at re-creating the original. Personally, I was unable to do that exact thing with mine:) 10
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02/22/2008 03:18:59 AM
technically close to perfection, good focus, good lighting except for the highlights on her nose. drops on apple are overdone IMO. Had cropped below her eyes to keep closer connection to the original
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