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Challenge: Color on Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2008

This is Selma, my best friend's cousin. We had a fun time with this one - we couldn't find a makeup artist who liked the idea of painting her yellow, so I bought childrens' face paint from a craft store and painted her with that, then used brown eyeshadow for the stem lines on her face and also for both the eyes and lipstick. The paint ended up looking like a watered down shade of oompa-loompa orange, so I had to correct the color somewhat in photoshop.

This was my first (real) entry with my new D3 (other than my Brown Ribbon De Ja Vu entry, which was taken 9 minutes before rollover and submitted just for a laugh). Hope it does well - I went all out in an attempt to compete with the talented ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo this week in the Save Enzo tournament. = )

Post Processing: Crop, rotate, levels, curves, selective color, enhanced the eyes and lips with dodge and burn, and cloned over some of the skin with a low opacity brush to get rid of the hot spots and the more visible pores.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.8849
Avg (commenters): 8.5417
Avg (participants): 6.7903
Avg (non-participants): 6.9120
Views since voting: 3335
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 278
Comments: 33
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/05/2008 06:09:34 PM
A Ribbon on this image was a fair prize for the excellent shot you did. Great production and excellent composition. Congrats on the TOP 10.
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03/05/2008 11:32:35 AM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Oh you are SO GOOD!!!! I thought this was Librodo's! And quite up to his best stuff too :)


Wow, thanks! Best compliment ever!!!
03/05/2008 10:19:28 AM
All I can say is this is absolutely stunning!
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03/05/2008 10:00:50 AM
Oh you are SO GOOD!!!! I thought this was Librodo's! And quite up to his best stuff too :)

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03/05/2008 08:48:06 AM
Congrats on your top 10. This was one of my two favorites for this challenge.
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03/05/2008 12:16:28 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Awesome entry. I really actually wondered if it was yours. I knew you would come with your full studio ninja strength.


LOL... my ninja strength ended up being no match for your crouching tiger, hidden lady!
03/05/2008 12:11:27 AM
Fantastic image...thought this might be a ribbon winner...
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03/05/2008 12:07:33 AM
Awesome entry. I really actually wondered if it was yours. I knew you would come with your full studio ninja strength.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 08:12:47 PM
This would have gotten a higher mark from me if the flowers were placed better.
Most of the stems are very distracting, especially the one covering her face.
But very cool none the less, and I love the choice of colour
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03/04/2008 01:17:28 PM
Nicely done and the make-up is great.
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03/04/2008 12:00:33 PM
very nice 9
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03/03/2008 02:16:32 PM
Amazing. Might be my favorite in this whole challenge.
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03/03/2008 10:12:58 AM
I like the concept for this shot. The green adds a nice contrast to the surroundint yellow.
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03/02/2008 09:15:02 PM
the overall sharpness of your photo really makes it stand out
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03/02/2008 08:52:14 PM
I love the color of the model to the background, and then the branches matching the eyes. One of my favorites, very well done!!!
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03/02/2008 10:57:58 AM
Very nice! I never thought yellow-ish skin like that could be attractive, but it is. Well done...
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03/02/2008 03:07:48 AM
My favorite of the painted faces so far.
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03/01/2008 03:21:29 PM
I almost didn't see her standing back there. Really nice picture.
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02/29/2008 05:53:14 PM
the sparkle under her eye and on lips makes this a stronger image, nice use of paint
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02/29/2008 12:29:49 PM
amazing job with this photo, the lighting and makeup are superb, i'm captivated!
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02/28/2008 07:45:19 PM
This is so beautiful! I love everything about it. I gave it a perfect 10, my only 10 this challenge!
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02/28/2008 06:50:49 PM
exceptional. my fave for the first place. go get a ribbon. congrats for the shot.
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02/28/2008 10:13:06 AM
good even distribution or color.
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02/28/2008 10:01:39 AM
good picture and i like the foreground alot
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02/28/2008 09:20:10 AM
this is a very beautiful picture. i love how the yellow in the face matches the yellow backdrop, and the green eyes match the stems of the flowers. 10 from me.
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02/28/2008 05:37:44 AM
Lovely shot. Can't fault it. I love the shadows cast by the stems on her face. 10.
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02/27/2008 10:11:37 PM
beautiful girl, beautiful picture.
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02/27/2008 05:59:54 PM
This is so striking. I absolutely love it.
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02/27/2008 03:15:07 PM
I like how she's painted yellow and hiding behind flowers, it makes for an intristing photograph
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02/27/2008 01:49:05 PM
Great portrait and stunning model. I like the way the shallow depth of field makes her face seemingly grow out of the background.
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02/27/2008 10:16:23 AM
Very creative, I like the whole body being painted the same color.
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02/27/2008 09:35:08 AM
I wish the green thing weren't across her face. Very pleasing image otherwise.
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02/27/2008 08:31:06 AM
wonderful contender for a ribbon...good luck with this 9
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