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Challenge: Masks (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: May 31, 2008
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2008

So I found this mask this morning while cleaning out my closet. I thought I had thrown it away. I had the peacock feathers from a recent photoshoot, so I decided to hot glue the feathers on to the mask. I like the result. I had Nicki lay down and wrapped her with green silky fabric. I really liked it until I decided to try black and white. I liked it even more. It is not quite as baroque as I wanted it to be...I was going for a Venice Carnival type look. But I noticed that very few people were submitting into this challenge so I decided to go for it.


WOW....a blue and a personnel best for me. This image started at a 5.7 when voting began....then just kept going up. A fun ride to watch. Thanks all so much.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 89
Avg (all users): 7.5729
Avg (commenters): 8.7727
Avg (participants): 7.4082
Avg (non-participants): 7.6294
Views since voting: 11446
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 192
Comments: 54
Favorites: 37 (view)


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04/26/2010 02:21:13 PM
This is amazing.
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06/13/2008 08:14:38 AM
The eyes are amazing! Congrats on the blue!!
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06/11/2008 01:01:53 PM
Stunning! Can you also post the color version? I think this is amazing in B&W, but would love to see the color of the feathers and the silk. Congrats!
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06/11/2008 12:33:25 PM
Fanastic use of B&W. The eyes are placed perfectly in the frame, and the image is very mesmerizing.
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06/11/2008 01:54:40 AM
Totally awesome Jennifer. Congratulations!
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06/09/2008 10:46:05 PM
I think this image sneaks up on the viewer - the silky frame, the beautiful hair, the mysterious eyes. Definitely makes the eyes dizzyingly happy.
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06/09/2008 09:47:46 PM
Congratulations on a new personal best, really nice work with this one, it turned out phenomenally
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06/09/2008 07:45:02 PM
Excellent job. Missed out on voting, but would have given 10.
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06/09/2008 05:16:38 PM
A very well polished effect for this challenge,congratulations on the Blue.
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06/09/2008 02:58:07 PM
I gave this one a nine, I'm not surprised it did as well as it did! Congrats!
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06/09/2008 11:22:32 AM
Jennifer, this is another stunner! I love seeing your work here on dpChallenge because we get to see how you accomplished your amazing results. THANK YOU for sharing how you did it to get that beautiful dreamy effect with the silk fabric.

Congratulations on such amazing off-the-chart consistent winning photography!

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06/09/2008 10:59:26 AM
WTG, Jennifer! This is just sooo worthy of the blue. Huge congratulations on winning AND on your new PB.
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06/09/2008 10:25:39 AM
wow a personal best! Thats quite a feat, with all your other ribbon winners. Congrats
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06/09/2008 10:22:48 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon and your PB! Wonderful shot!
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06/09/2008 08:20:11 AM
great job! beautiful image, and model..

CONGRATS!
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06/09/2008 07:51:07 AM
Congrats on blue. Paolo.
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06/09/2008 05:05:08 AM
well done/congratulations
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06/09/2008 04:12:23 AM
Thoroughly deserved Jennifer, I gave this a 10...congrats on your PB and the BLUE...great score as well
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06/09/2008 02:51:45 AM
Beautiful. Congratulations on the blue.
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06/09/2008 01:50:56 AM
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Wonderful--in my top 3
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06/09/2008 01:37:26 AM
This is a beautiful image and well deserving of the blue, congratulations!
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06/09/2008 12:23:38 AM
So well done. Congrats!!
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06/09/2008 12:23:22 AM
It's certainly an alluring composition. Congratulations on the top score. ;-)
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06/09/2008 12:22:02 AM
Congrats on a fantastic winner! Just beautiful!
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06/09/2008 12:18:07 AM
Congrats, I'm so happy this won top honors. :D
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06/09/2008 12:13:12 AM
Truly beautiful - congrats on this exceptional piece of art.
Can't think of a single thing to improve it other than to add to my favs! (edit for spelling - duh)

Message edited by author 2008-06-09 01:27:34.
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06/09/2008 12:13:11 AM
The queen of the portrait strikes again. :) Great one Jenn.
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06/09/2008 12:01:42 AM
CONGRATS! This was a gorgeous entry!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2008 11:45:04 PM
BFC: Amazing work here, the sharpening on her eyes works so well here; pulls you right into the shot. Lighting, composition and post work are all spot on. Well done, 10 from this voter.

PS. I really hope this makes one of the top three. It is SO good!
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06/08/2008 06:49:52 PM
I wasn't planning to vote on this challenge until I saw this entry. I find it breathtaking. The black and white really sets off the contrast between the mask and her skin. I find the model alluring yet mysterious.

However I do see a few things I don't like in this image. The first I notice is the part of the feather going over her forehead. The reflection of her left eye (---> in image) looks soft and also her hair seems slightly soft.

Still I love it.
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06/08/2008 02:46:11 PM
Subtly wonderful. The face popping out of all of that softness. Wonderful.
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06/07/2008 11:17:33 PM
Wonderful visual. The eyes so very doll-like act as masks themselves.

ETA: Just finished voting. In my top three. Good luck!

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06/07/2008 05:11:33 PM
Pretty and crisp as silk
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06/07/2008 12:51:20 PM
Lovely combination of light, shapes, textures and innocence.
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06/06/2008 09:55:05 PM
The lighting is just perfect.
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06/06/2008 09:46:04 AM
I love this shot - so many great textures between her silky hair, the lace of the mask, the soft sheen of the satin and the downy feather... and those sparkling eyes! wow!
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06/05/2008 08:12:18 PM
wonderful model, great lighting!
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06/05/2008 04:49:35 PM
damm...this one is good!9 outstanding editing. love it.
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06/05/2008 10:22:48 AM
Very good. I like the composition and it's just the right amount of darkness without losing all the different textures.
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06/04/2008 08:24:05 PM
Really lovely photo. LIghting is perfect.
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06/04/2008 03:25:34 PM
I'm willing to bet this is a ribbon :) its lovely = one of my top votes (10)
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06/04/2008 12:32:43 PM
This is done beutifully. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/03/2008 09:57:44 PM
i like how velvety everything looks, detail is lovely
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06/03/2008 07:53:21 AM
i love this photo. look her eyes it's like she's hiding something
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06/02/2008 09:05:05 PM
gorgeous shot, 10
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06/02/2008 08:52:03 PM
This young lady seems to have left a bit of her soul within the camera lens.
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06/02/2008 04:27:13 PM
Really elegant - beautiful work. Her eyes are so captivating :)
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06/02/2008 12:45:30 PM
I'd like to see this in color. Great shot though
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06/02/2008 12:29:03 PM
Simple and elegant. Nice B&W conversion.

Deserves to do well.
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06/02/2008 09:30:58 AM
I'm not a mask fan but this is really stunning. Technically perfect. Great tonal range and the focus on the eyes - spot on.
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06/02/2008 08:37:34 AM
I like the use of B&W here. Nice lace mask.
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06/02/2008 08:17:24 AM
has to be a contender...good luck, I cannot fault it...10
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06/02/2008 06:08:13 AM
The eyes pop nicely. Good Focus too. Well done.
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06/02/2008 01:58:55 AM
Ahhh ... she looks like a button! Good luck!
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