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Rome Burns

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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges Entered
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: On a friggin windy mountain
Date: Feb 23, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2008

Oh you want the techy bits,

Freaked out cos it was an advanced challenge and my PS skills are ZERO (ish)
Did a bit of dodge and burn all right a little bit more than a bit
bumped up brightness and contrast and bumped up saturation some
cropped about 500 times
did a gaus blur thing and wasnt too sure if I liked that, but still did it
cropped and uncropped another 500 times

That was it apart from resizing for the web


Well, I am pleased with this,I am not so please with 3-1's, 3-2's and 3'3's, but there you go.

Gotta say though, this was the first picture in the challenge that had any colour in it!! SO whoohohoho (I get a secret colour ribbon!!! lol)

Place: 35 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.2079
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 5.9744
Avg (non-participants): 6.3548
Views since voting: 1414
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 202
Comments: 25
Favorites: 6 (view)

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08/04/2009 06:41:07 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club and WTF! of the 57,000+ images in the recently opened critique club 'archive' my first 2 random images are from you!

First Impression: A cool shot with an amazing sky but too much 'colour'

Composition: A great setting with a nice placement of your model, maybe a little more foreground between the bottom of the flowing dress and edge of the image would have been better and maybe helped the overall balance.

Subject: You nailed this with the subject, it makes you think of what the model is doing there and what she is thinking about, a really moving image.

Technical: The foreground rocks are great and the and white flowing dress is just sublime, so soft and detailed. The black cape is just a silhouette on my monitor and think some fill in flash would have helped the overall image.

Final thoughts: If you had lost the sunset for the challenge I do think this would have scored higher, still a lovely image mind you. So, as it would be cruel of me to challenge you to reshoot this Juliet, lets see if you can re edit the image to improve it at all?
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04/06/2008 10:30:48 PM
You really captured a moment. Just peeking through your portfolio shows you can tell a story via photo!

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03/08/2008 08:27:35 PM
I love the feel of this image. You did a good job conveying that feeling.
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03/08/2008 08:20:02 PM
Wonderfully textured with an unbelievably solid feel.
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03/08/2008 08:01:25 PM
Oh, HELL of a shot :-) Bravo!
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03/08/2008 09:56:55 AM
That white skirt looks like liquid silk - gorgeous!
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03/05/2008 09:20:40 AM
What an amazing feel this image has. Congrats on your personal best and I look forward to seeing more great photos from you.
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03/05/2008 08:54:40 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to a PB. But first of all to a strong and impressive picture.
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03/05/2008 07:51:34 AM
I thought for sure this was one of the Icelander's shot.
Congrats on a nice score :)
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03/05/2008 07:02:23 AM
Wonderful shot - congratulations on the great score and the secret colour ribbon!
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03/05/2008 03:23:34 AM
Congrats on your new PB, well done. Go, Team Germany!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 10:17:30 PM
I love the drama you captured...no vote
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03/03/2008 01:06:46 PM
too bad, I can't vote on this nice pic :-)
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03/03/2008 06:55:56 AM
How lucky - she has escaped the catastrophe.
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03/02/2008 09:03:50 AM
Beautiful!! Love everything about it...the lighting is exquisite!
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03/01/2008 01:49:52 PM
Wow, this has that cool "Heida" look to it...this will do well,there is just enough color to cover the title yet so Black & White
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03/01/2008 10:23:06 AM
Wonderful image, like a fairy tale, love the light on the white dress a 10 from me!
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02/29/2008 11:09:39 AM
Beautiful shot. Gave it a 7. If only more of the subject were visible...the lines through the white portion of the outfit are great, but I see no detail in the coat which is why I knocked off points.
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02/28/2008 09:06:54 PM
Beautiful photo, I love the meaning behind it, and the flash of white dress beneath the black cloak. However, I'm not sure this is B&W in color...
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02/28/2008 08:37:03 PM
I don't think it answers the challenge of "B&W in Color" when there is color in the picture, but the effects are so darn great. I love it!

I'd love to find out out you made the sky sureal.

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02/28/2008 01:47:23 PM
How gorgeous! The texture and folds of the white flowing dress (or whatever it is) is absolutely stunning. The tiny bit of colour is perfect. I have a feeling I recognize the style of the photographer. Be interesting to see if I'm right after the challenge finishes.
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02/28/2008 11:57:23 AM
Good photo, but for the challenge I just think theres' too much color.
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02/28/2008 10:54:42 AM
This is Heida School image - lovely. 8
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02/28/2008 02:48:58 AM
really nice
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02/27/2008 11:01:08 AM
omg amazing
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