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Challenge: Dolls & Puppets (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Sep 3, 2008
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2008

The Image: This is a Porcelain Doll my wife Helen made from scratch. It was in her craft days before she became corporate.

Took this using a macro and window light

The Edit: USM, Levels, Gaussian Blur, Noise Ninja

The Prediction: 6.2424

Post Challenge: This was a TOTAL surprise, not only was I way off in my prediction, but I never expected to even be in the top 10 let alone 4th...I got the shock of my life when I saw this! Thanks everyone!

My only regret was that I wish I edited this at home and not at work. Though I have the same 24 inch Dell screen at both, for some reason the calibration at work is so much darker and I can't figure it out, so it ended up being a lot lighter than I wanted.

In any case, I am almost 0.4 behind the ribbon winners, so it wouldn't matter.

I am so glad this did well!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.6798
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.5490
Avg (non-participants): 6.7323
Views since voting: 5438
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 178
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/12/2008 12:08:36 AM
Congrats on a beautiful photo, and great finish in the challenge with this shot! I think that the edge softness in the hair and the delicate pastel tones may have hurt this in voting a little. I like it just as you posted it.
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09/11/2008 01:56:04 PM
Love the delicate colours and the wonderful eyes. You did a great job here, Enzo. Congrats on your great score (I see you're still underestimating yourself ;-))
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09/10/2008 06:42:49 PM
Congratulations on a good score, but I gave this a 10 because it was just so lovely. Don't regret the lightness, it is just right for this delicate portrait.
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09/10/2008 06:31:52 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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09/10/2008 01:22:43 PM
I really like the light soft look of this. I bet it worked in your favor :) Congratulations on an honorable mention with this great photo.

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09/10/2008 09:17:21 AM
Beautiful work by you AND your wife, Enzo! Congrats on your deserved high finish.
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09/10/2008 08:47:57 AM
Dolls kind of creep me out but she is just beautiful and you presented her perfectly. :~) Nice finish.
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09/10/2008 03:07:11 AM
B E A U T I F U L........... is all that I can say.
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09/10/2008 02:49:39 AM
beautiful soft colors and her eyes are catching me!

Enzo, congrats on a well deserved top-finish!
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09/10/2008 02:43:37 AM
Congrats on your 4th, Enzo, very well deserved!
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09/10/2008 01:29:08 AM
Congrats onthe HM Enzo. Beautifully shot!
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09/10/2008 01:14:23 AM
A very close contender, good photo.
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09/10/2008 12:08:03 AM
You just continue to do poorly in your score estimates, Enzo. ;) Congrats on a beautiful image. Got a 10 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2008 04:22:10 PM
Very sweet - nice composition, soft colors, and sharp focus on the eyes! Bumping to 8
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09/07/2008 11:17:37 PM
she is so pretty it would be nice to see the rest of her
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09/07/2008 08:53:12 PM
lovely soft lighting.
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09/07/2008 08:25:54 AM
Beautiful! The soft colors and the sharp focus... Lovely~!
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09/06/2008 08:46:13 AM
Wow!!! Really well done! VERY nice! Very skillful technique IMNSHO. 8
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09/05/2008 08:46:44 PM
Excellent!
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09/04/2008 09:19:09 PM
ok this isn't just you I've been saying it to everyone... what a creepy challenge this is! So that aside ;) Nice shot. I like the soft colors, dof, tight crop, probably the best you would do given the subject matter.
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09/03/2008 08:36:03 AM
you should do baby portraits, very well done
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09/03/2008 08:13:39 AM
Beautyful picture and a Beautyful doll. 9 from me
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09/03/2008 07:47:33 AM
A very pretty portrait, nice soft color and I like the focused on the eyes.
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09/03/2008 03:23:50 AM
Aw she has a pretty face. Lovely soft colours on this.
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09/03/2008 02:47:55 AM
What a beautiful, delicate portrait of a gorgeous doll. I think this is my favorite.
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09/03/2008 12:09:58 AM
Lovely treatment - pretty subject.
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09/03/2008 12:08:45 AM
The soft focus really draws mt attention towards the eyes. Haunting.
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