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Écouter
3rd PlaceÉcouter
jerowe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Female Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: alleyway in magnolia
Date: May 27, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2008

hah, this title was definitely made by googling the french word for beautiful.

needless to say i had no clue what i wanted to name this.

not really any editing done except levels and curves adjustments
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I've had a few messages about the model, and if you would like to check out more of my work with her, feel free to check out my blog post, and I add stuff w/ her all the time...she's one of my best friends, and a great girl to work with. Thanks for all the comments!

Http://jrowephoto.blogspot.com <---Deanne's post
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A few Fun outtakes (and the last two I almost entered, except I strugged with having to use shallow DOF b/c it was literally after sunset, and was using available light and no flash :P i LOVE my 85mm :} although I lost a lot of detail on a few :( )

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Ok, I have to say I'm yet again on top of the world. Larus a while back told me "now the stress is on you so you're not a one hit wonder", and I can happily say I don't have to worry about that anymore since this is my 2nd ribbon.

Funny story. When I was trying to think of a good title for this, I was blank. So, me being the not french speaking person I am, I googled "Beautiful" +french" and this word popped up, and before I double checked it I put this, Écouter, thinking it meant "beautiful" and would be a fancy shmancy title. Well for some reason the title along with the picture does not scream out :

écoute
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(RADIO, TV)
temps d'écoute (télévision) viewing time, (radio) listening time
(NAVIGATION) (=cordage) sheet
écoutes nfpl
écoutes téléphoniques phone tapping sg

All that aside, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments, and the huge number of votes. It's amazing there was so much voting going on this bout, and I'm really happy with my placement. Thanks!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 176
Avg (all users): 7.0611
Avg (commenters): 8.4815
Avg (participants): 6.9565
Avg (non-participants): 7.0909
Views since voting: 7465
Views during voting: 619
Votes: 311
Comments: 52
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/06/2008 04:48:20 PM
Congrats Jon, really fantastic portrait work.
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06/06/2008 07:19:18 AM
Congratulations, very pretty portrait.
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06/06/2008 03:09:27 AM
congrats on the ribbon well deserved {1 of the 19}
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06/04/2008 02:09:14 PM
Just wonderful, congratulations
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06/04/2008 01:49:42 PM
Brilliant shot, inspires me to brush up on my portrait photography.
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06/04/2008 11:56:51 AM
Really like the softness of the capture. Very delicate and pretty.
Congratulations on the ribbon. Cheers!
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06/04/2008 11:11:03 AM
Ecouter inDEED! WOW, and CONGRATULATIONS!

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06/04/2008 11:09:13 AM
Love everything about this - just beautiful!! Congrats on the yellow ribbon!!
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06/04/2008 11:00:20 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon! Beautiful portrait!
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06/04/2008 10:58:01 AM
Congrats on the yellow. This is an outstanding portrait.
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06/04/2008 10:43:13 AM
Beautiful eyes!
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06/04/2008 10:35:45 AM
Écouter - to listen. a very nice shot.
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06/04/2008 10:17:15 AM
really awesome shot man, congrats on the nice score and the ribbon.
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06/04/2008 09:35:55 AM
Congrats on a great image and a great finish. My favorite from the challenge (one of your 19 10s....)

I personally find the outtakes fantastic and am glad you posted them - very funny stuff
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06/04/2008 09:32:42 AM
congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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06/04/2008 08:20:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. The image very much has a Jed Rowe "style" to it. Well done!

Message edited by author 2008-06-04 08:20:19.
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06/04/2008 07:23:38 AM
Yeah, Jed! Congratulations! This is fantastic.
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06/04/2008 02:45:06 AM
WOW duuuuuude, this was YOURS, top shot IMO and many others too, well deserved ribbon mate congrats.
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06/04/2008 02:03:42 AM
Congrats. I'm soo glad this photo ribboned. It's stunning and your outtakes are hilarious.
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06/04/2008 01:50:34 AM
Clearly the title pushed you into the top 3 - I mean who doesn't like TV Time? :)
A huge congrats on both a stunning image-- actually a stunning series of images, and the ribbon! GREAT job!
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06/04/2008 01:50:18 AM
Congrats, Jon! An outstanding shot - in fact an outstanding session - all your outtakes are quite worth as well!
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06/04/2008 12:50:34 AM
Beautiful work Joe, well deserved and congrats!
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06/04/2008 12:21:46 AM
Great job, beautiful shot and well-deserved ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 10:59:11 PM
Beautiful eyes
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06/03/2008 10:54:22 PM
My top pick. Right on the money with comp and DOF.
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06/03/2008 09:25:21 PM
beautiful shot, expecting this to do very well,possibly ribbon? The lighting on her face is perfect.
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06/03/2008 06:09:29 PM
Beautiful photo, excellent DOF
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06/03/2008 12:31:47 PM
Wow...love it...: )
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06/03/2008 07:08:05 AM
Beautiful eyes. Lovely photo.
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06/02/2008 03:18:10 PM
tack sharp, very nice technical shot, also cool composition and tones
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06/01/2008 10:17:13 PM
Stunning! Beautiful portrait!
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06/01/2008 06:52:05 PM
This is my preference for depth of field. Love the colors too. Joint first place for me. Well done!
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06/01/2008 05:43:04 AM
One of the nicest portraits in challenge. Eye's are a little soft but then again this is basic editing. Good luck
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06/01/2008 03:04:02 AM
very nice. lovely colours.
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05/30/2008 11:42:24 PM
Really nice picture.
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05/30/2008 11:39:49 PM
A little side lighting would add more depth to her face, still...Her eyes are captivating. One of my favorite. Very well done.
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05/30/2008 02:14:41 AM
I really love headshots. You done a nice job with this one. Eyes are crisp in focus. Your outdoor lighting is good. The one thing that keeps me from giving you a 10 is the hand placement. The index and middle finger give the illusion of being quite a bit longer because they curl over the rock and are not in the same plane as the ring and pinky. 9 One of my top picks.
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05/29/2008 11:22:46 PM
beautiful portrait. I might have had her move her hand back...it takes some of the attention from her face...but still great picture.
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05/29/2008 10:29:02 AM
One of my favorites in this contest. Hope you do well.
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05/29/2008 06:40:50 AM
Beautiful light. Love the depth of field. Great composition. Front page! 10
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05/29/2008 03:41:38 AM
The eyes are incredible, excellent dof, just maybe a little mor definition on her facial features... 8
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05/29/2008 01:23:30 AM
My favorite in this challenge 10
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05/29/2008 12:18:38 AM
All around great portrait.
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05/28/2008 10:48:16 PM
She does seem to listen... to someone, but what I wonder. Absolutely beautiful girl and flawless skin and gorgeous eyes; pity about the finger nails. Great color balance and DOF control.
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05/28/2008 07:09:34 PM
Love the face, but the hand is distracting.
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05/28/2008 03:03:06 PM
Wow, very nice. Some people might complain about the reflection of the photographer (I guess) in the eyes, but there's not much you can do about that.
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05/28/2008 12:47:13 PM
Is that this girl:
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If so, you have a nice model.... I think this one turned out a bit better. I see you like shallow DOF, I think I'd like to see this with the chin in sharp.
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05/28/2008 09:28:23 AM
Visually my eyes are definitely drawn to hers.. bravo on that... then they wander to her fingertips which are also in the focal plane.. boo on that. Close, but not perfect..
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05/28/2008 07:05:42 AM
wonderful eyes...I find the thing she is leaning on is calling for attention...perhaps a different composition would be better...7
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05/28/2008 03:57:57 AM
Nice light and DOF
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05/28/2008 02:35:21 AM
Oh, that eyes... Stunning portrait!
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05/28/2008 12:46:23 AM
THOSE EYES!!!
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