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Baroda Pearl Necklace
1st PlaceBaroda Pearl Necklace
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Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 20, 2008
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2008

The necklace is a Wal-Mart special of $4.97. I know it looks a bit inexpensive but I really don't have anything fancy. I was really at a lost as to what to shoot this week and probably would have not entered anything if it wasn't for the DPCO. The model is my neighbor.....she has a very long and elegant neck. She is actually holding her three week old baby in this image, just out of frame.

I found out that a Baroda Pearl Necklace is the most expensive type of pearl necklace at $7,000,000. They are natural pearls found in the ocean. The majority of pearls now are cultured pearls, which are ocean harvested on farms, and the most expensive of those types are the ones from the South Seas.

Not expecting much from this shot. Hoping for above a 6.o.

POST CHALLENGE: WOW, I really was not expecting this. Thank you for the votes and the kind comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 115
Avg (all users): 7.2381
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 7.3111
Avg (non-participants): 7.2182
Views since voting: 6734
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 210
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)


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10/29/2008 06:14:47 PM
Yeah, they got it right this time. Well done. Congrats.
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10/29/2008 02:00:11 PM
Very elegant shot - well deserved ribbon !

It really is beyond me how anyone thought this deserved a '1' maybe they thought they were nominating the position you should finish in :- )

Hey - they were right - you came no.1 !!

Well done.
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10/29/2008 01:59:28 PM
Originally posted by danielgballard:

I work in the jewelry biz, and I do pro photography for jewelers and jewelry makers. My compliments that is a shot right up there with the magazine ads. It mimics a very contrasty look used by the Diamond Promotion Service, that's the DeBeers marketing wing.


I am always looking for photography work. (wink)
10/29/2008 11:35:21 AM
Well done Jennifer! Beautiful shot and well deserved first place ribbon.
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10/29/2008 11:14:52 AM
I work in the jewelry biz, and I do pro photography for jewelers and jewelry makers. My compliments that is a shot right up there with the magazine ads. It mimics a very contrasty look used by the Diamond Promotion Service, that's the DeBeers marketing wing.
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10/29/2008 11:00:19 AM
Yes! Stunning, Jennifer. This is a perfect, classy way to convey affluence. Congratulations!

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10/29/2008 10:23:01 AM
Congratulations! Blue! :)
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10/29/2008 09:18:19 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon it is a beautiful image very elegant.
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10/29/2008 09:08:30 AM
Absolutely stunning image! My favorite in this challenge. Congrats on the blue!
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10/29/2008 08:05:30 AM
was my pick and one of my only 10s. congrats

Message edited by author 2008-10-29 08:05:42.
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10/29/2008 02:57:16 AM
Proficiat on the Blue. As I said in the comments section during voting: Quote "Portrays the given theme in an exquisite and stylish fashion. Superbly executed" Unquote.
I voted a 7

Message edited by author 2008-10-29 03:28:10.
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10/29/2008 02:26:08 AM
Stunning and sensual all wrapped up into one beautiful blue ribbon.
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10/29/2008 02:13:28 AM
Huge congrats on a well deserved blue. It is a gorgeous image!! Kudos Jen!!!!
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10/29/2008 01:46:47 AM
Jennifer, this is exquisite! Congrats on your blue with this fabulous image.
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10/29/2008 01:21:45 AM
Originally posted by chromeydome:

677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
okay, this award is not anything like a Blue Ribbon, but this image just nailed the challenge theme for me, and is so beautiful--a standalone challenge-independent beauty of an image, luscious, luminous tones.


Thanks so much!!! I have always wanted to be a PostLuminous Winner!
10/29/2008 01:09:36 AM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
okay, this award is not anything like a Blue Ribbon, but this image just nailed the challenge theme for me, and is so beautiful--a standalone challenge-independent beauty of an image, luscious, luminous tones.
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10/29/2008 01:00:23 AM
Haha, don't you love it when a ribbon grabs you unexpectedly? I think the best part is the necklace is under $5!
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10/29/2008 12:54:51 AM
Congratulations!! This is a fantastic shot and well deserved recognition.
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10/29/2008 12:30:41 AM
Your on a roll. I knew this shot would do well. Congrats!!!
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10/29/2008 12:17:06 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, great shot, it was my top pick for the ribbon.
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10/29/2008 12:09:19 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! It was really very well done!

And, to Hesitant....hairy arm? Try FEATHERS or fur! ROFL!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 05:00:14 PM
love the picture - don't love the hairy arm 7
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10/27/2008 07:07:47 PM
Very nice work here.
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10/26/2008 06:30:57 PM
One of my ribbon picks. Simple and lovely and meets the challenge well. Back to bump you up to 9.
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10/24/2008 11:51:02 PM
What a gorgeous shot - I love the lighting
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10/24/2008 08:17:41 PM
Very lovely
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10/24/2008 04:12:58 PM
ah very nice professional lighting. great shot 10
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10/24/2008 07:06:26 AM
Portrays the given theme in an exquisite and stylish fashion. Superbly executed.
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10/23/2008 06:22:11 AM
nice work, this would do well in any magazine
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10/22/2008 11:13:45 PM
classy. could be a tad brighter. but not much
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10/22/2008 07:57:03 PM
Love this - great tonality and lighting!
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10/22/2008 04:27:45 PM
Nice exposure, crop, lighting. Great overall.
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10/22/2008 01:47:33 PM
Wonderful lighting and detail. I can see the texture in the skin on her back.
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10/22/2008 01:16:02 PM
Very fine pic!
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