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Purple Isn't Always Beautiful
Purple Isn't Always Beautiful
heavyj


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Challenge: Purple III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: My apartment
Date: Aug 19, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 second
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008

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Place: 153 out of 227
Avg (all users): 4.8382
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.6282
Avg (non-participants): 4.9683
Views since voting: 824
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 204
Comments: 21
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08/27/2008 10:14:35 AM
Even though contrived & staged, a small detail such as bloodshot eyes may contributed to more realism. I think the colour and texture of the dried blood is pretty good. A good creative idea with a strong message regarding the brutal aftermath of violence in this entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2008 09:49:18 PM
The 'blood' looks like chunky bolognaise sauce and kinda spoils the effect of this for me, the purple eye-shadow could be blended a bit more too. I do like the idea a lot though.
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08/25/2008 09:56:46 PM
If that's supposed to look like blood, I'm afraid it looks more like she just polished off a sloppy bowl of spaghetti :)
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08/25/2008 06:27:08 PM
great quality photo, but the fake injuries don't look too great.
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08/24/2008 09:32:24 AM
Good concept. I don't think you pulled it off. It looks like the model got some chili on her face.
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08/24/2008 01:39:56 AM
Perhaps not, but the make-up was a bit over done. Needed to do something to the blood to make it look a little less like spaghetti sauce.

The bruising *under* the deep purple is great.

You've got a brave model.
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08/23/2008 10:08:45 AM
Pretty model and good expression. the purple is unfortunatly a but too glittery/ shiny to look realistic, but you get the message. Nice lighting.
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08/23/2008 01:39:36 AM
Ouch! I hope this is makeup.
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08/22/2008 11:29:29 PM
The make-up was a big problem, plus the model looks like a giver rather than the receiver. Very well lit!! Technically awesomme.
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08/22/2008 09:56:13 PM
Good idea but the black eye looks painted on and the purple doesn't grab my attention.
Instead Im drawn to the chilli sauce on her mouth.
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08/22/2008 04:54:50 PM
Hmm.. looks awfully fake.. might pull it off better with dramatic light, and maybe a b/w shot.
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08/22/2008 06:54:13 AM
i feel if you should have just left it with the purple eye..is that suppose too be blood?
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08/21/2008 11:26:16 AM
Quite brutal! Interesting concept
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08/20/2008 09:32:09 PM
I get what the effect was supposed to be, but it looks like she has chilli smashed on her mouth and under her nose and the makeup unfortunately does not look like a bruise.....sorry.
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08/20/2008 10:52:45 AM
Picture overall is good, the black eye looks great, the bleeding nose though IMO took away from the photo, looks like spaghetti sauce, just found it distracting. Otherwise nice photo.
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08/20/2008 09:34:40 AM
I really like the idea but it does look more like she's had a fight with a box of purple and silver eye-shadow and some ragu bolognaise!
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08/20/2008 07:48:18 AM
Yikes! This is somewhat nasty to look at. :-/
08/20/2008 05:26:47 AM
This'll be heavyj. Like the light and tone as ever. Make up (unless you're both really dedicated to your art!) works quite well - maybe a bit too much purple. Don't know whether you were after a look of determination (from mrs heavyj?), but that's what I see. 8
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08/20/2008 02:09:35 AM
I like it but the make up looks so contrived...it really looks drawn on around the eyes... lighting is good...just being helpful :)
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08/20/2008 12:45:52 AM
that is true, good idea and good picture...
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08/20/2008 12:13:50 AM
I got a shock when this image loaded on my screen. You got the impact on viewer. Nice portrait. However the fake blood looks more like food left over. Try ketchup next time ;)
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