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My Favorite Earrings
My Favorite Earrings
enajj


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Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My backyard
Date: Aug 2, 2008
Aperture: 4,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2008

Viewed: 369
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

Day 2

I love these earrings, I feel good about the world when I wear them, and I think I look super cool in them too :D So I tried to look like how I feel when I wear them in this picture. I had a few different looks throughout the shoot, but this was my favorite/I couldn't stand to sit outside in the heat anymore!

Lighting Conditions-I'm outside in the shade of a tree with a wrinkled sheet hung on a fence.

PP-I did alot and didn't write it down, and played with stuff and then deleted...so this is my best guess
-lots of stuff in raw conversion-heightened exposure, a little fill light, heightened clarity....other stuff too...
-cloned the bg to smooth out the wrinkles (should have ironed!)
-model makeover
-levels, color balance, contrast (no curves! a first for me)
-selective color on the bg
-two vignette's, one close in and another further out
-soft light layer at ~40%

Here's the original
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08/17/2008 11:14:00 AM
The background colour works wonderfully, I feel.
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08/10/2008 10:39:49 PM
i think this is a super shot. the wrinkled bg is really good the way it is.
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08/08/2008 10:55:17 AM
Cute!
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08/08/2008 07:33:59 AM
really pretty picture, you look very glamorous : )
Love the orange background, it compliments the summery feel to the image. The whites of your eyes are really bright, which is good, but I also agree with louis that if your eyes were that bit sharper it would be better. but still, great photo and well edited : )
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08/06/2008 10:02:48 PM
Very nice lighting and great pose. Those are very cool earrings.
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08/05/2008 11:28:59 AM
Great tones! Love the PP as compared to the original. Great composition and I love the Foster Grants! :-P
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08/04/2008 02:06:07 PM
This one is great. You really look comfortable in front of the camera and your emotion of feeling "cool" really comes through on this shot.
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08/03/2008 01:13:41 PM
Nice fun shot. You have wonderful expressions. Am looking forward to seeing 28 more of them.
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08/03/2008 10:07:03 AM
Again expression and eyes really make the shot work. Great job on the post p. It is a fun and effective shot.

Just me but I'm struggling with the crop a tiny bit; You are looking back into the frame so the left of center placement looks/feels good but I might have gone even further left almost centering the earring and having all that negative space to the right to push the viewer across the frame.
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08/03/2008 09:32:33 AM
Very nice portrait. For my taste it begs to be sharp, especially at your eyes. There's a softness to the focus that, in my opinion, works less than were it very sharp. Great pose, composition is nicely done, and your post work is great for this picture.
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08/03/2008 12:26:17 AM
This is trendy, well lit, well processed (with great tones), and very engaging. I really like it. Beautiful job.
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08/02/2008 11:51:15 PM
yes indeed this is hard. The earrings are fun and fabulous :D I love how you smoothed out the background too (very clever!). My only suggestion would be to tone down the yellow - on my screen it's a little too strong on your skin.
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08/02/2008 10:47:35 PM
I think you nailed it. Would never have guessed you threw a sheet over a fence!! :) Very nice work! Yes, this is hard LOL
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08/02/2008 09:45:28 PM
Great earrings, I agree, what can be better than having love and peace together as one? Wonderful self portrait. I like the skin tones and overall color to this. I like this from your description; I did alot and didn't write it down, and played with stuff and then deleted...so this is my best guess . It seems to be the case for every challenge entry with me. lol
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08/02/2008 08:47:31 PM
I would not have thought this was shot outside. Good job with what you had!

I like the earrings, too. :)
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08/02/2008 08:42:25 PM
those are cute earrings. overall a well executed image, good job.
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08/02/2008 08:24:26 PM
I love the feel to this shot! So fun and playful!
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08/02/2008 08:06:59 PM
Good looking shot!
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