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Alice in Gothland
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yanko


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Oct 31, 2008
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008

Thanks for the kind words!

The model's name is Heather a local model I met on Model Mayhem. She was wonderful to work with.

This and a few other shots were taken at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Austin. It was built in 1884 and is of gothic design architecture. A really cool place.

A few other shots taken that day:

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737446.jpgCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737443.jpgCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737442.jpg
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737441.jpgCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737440.jpgCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737445.jpg
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_737444.jpg Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_787333.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.2302
Avg (commenters): 8.6923
Avg (participants): 7.1538
Avg (non-participants): 7.4571
Views since voting: 9853
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 139
Comments: 83
Favorites: 58 (view)


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11/12/2008 10:46:10 AM
beautiful shot!! amazing...! i'm an amateur photog & i have tons of questions about how you accomplished this.... this is way, way, way beyond my skill level. you obviously brought in lighting, right? something about her skins looks 'surreal'. why is that?? also does the camera have something to do with it? i have a digital rebel xt, & i doubt i could get a shot like this with it...
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11/12/2008 09:00:25 AM
Very nice work on both sides of the glass!
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11/12/2008 03:58:01 AM
One more the model s skin is gorgeous.Harvey sherman mrhsherman@yahoo.com.
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11/12/2008 03:56:03 AM
Very nice.Really its good as it gets.The texture in the wood and the model is vert nice. Harvey Sherman
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11/11/2008 04:48:08 PM
This image so deserved this ribbon, congrats - beautifully done...
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11/11/2008 01:34:58 PM
Way to go, Richard! This is just beautiful! Teach me your magic!
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11/11/2008 12:20:09 AM
WTG Richard. Great portrait, excellent lighting and spectacular processing. You are one of the photographer on DPC I have seen improving day after day. Truly inspiring.

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11/10/2008 05:35:25 PM
Really cool and the detail you wring out of an image is astounding. Congrats on blue!
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11/10/2008 02:28:14 PM
Dude! Blue is a FS rocks! Just got back from the weekend. Great shot!
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11/10/2008 01:51:21 PM
Very beautiful work!
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11/10/2008 01:21:52 PM
Brilliant work
A real stunner and sooooooooooo clever
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11/10/2008 12:47:35 PM
WOW.. stunning.. it's exciting to see something different on the front page.
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11/10/2008 11:34:16 AM
Very, very nice. Great composition, superb lighting and PP.
Congratulations on well deserved blue!
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11/10/2008 02:56:33 AM
Congratulations!!! This is very creative. Would really like to know what all post-processing went into this.
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11/09/2008 08:56:04 PM
Congrats! Beautiful shot. Fabulous editing.

Wondering what the heck you're doing in here, in these challenges???? You have SUCH a talent and are a head and shoulders above everyone! :)
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11/09/2008 08:43:24 PM
Great stuff. The one where she's dragging the tv is still a fav.
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11/09/2008 05:03:49 PM
Awesome! Congrats on the blue.
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11/09/2008 04:21:59 PM
Just masterful - I am in awe!
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11/09/2008 02:12:24 PM
masterful processing! congrats on your blue Richard!
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11/09/2008 06:12:52 AM
Fabulous image, beautiful processing. Congrats on the blue!
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11/09/2008 04:54:54 AM
This is stunning. A well-deserved win
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11/09/2008 04:11:20 AM
Beautiful shot Richard, well deserved 1st place. Love the PP and great lighting ;)
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11/09/2008 02:15:42 AM
I am not sure I actually like this type of PP, but I do appreciate the craftmanship and the execution. Apart from that, the picture itself is just great in terms of lighting, props, setting, pose and expression.
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11/09/2008 02:12:07 AM
This is delightful! Congratulations!
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11/08/2008 10:11:25 PM
This reminds me of a young Amy Grant.

Lovely. The flower just makes this even better with the contrast. Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/08/2008 09:54:32 PM
Absolutely fabulous, Richard. Congrats my friend. :~)
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11/08/2008 07:26:16 PM
absolutely stunning image. Congrats!
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11/08/2008 06:28:26 PM
Originally posted by TCGuru:

Congratulations on the blue! Did you gel the flash? The tones in these are just great.


Thanks. No gel. I prefer to work with a full color image if I am going to work it up more in post. It makes it easier to create masks and such.
11/08/2008 05:46:40 PM
Congratulations on the blue! Did you gel the flash? The tones in these are just great.
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11/08/2008 04:56:24 PM
Didn't get to vote on this but I loved your Texas Armadillo and this is in the same tradition. Excellent style and choice of composition. A well deserved first place win.
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11/08/2008 02:58:21 PM
Classic Yanko toning.. fantastic work. well done.
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11/08/2008 02:25:21 PM
I wish i could take a photo as good as this.fantastic
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11/08/2008 12:36:01 PM
I love this entire series. Congrats on your Blue!
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11/08/2008 10:23:46 AM
Stunning work
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11/08/2008 10:13:30 AM
This entire series is inspirational. Very good work!
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11/08/2008 09:32:05 AM
Congratulations on the blue!!
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11/08/2008 09:05:49 AM
Your body of work is an encyclopedia of technique, and creativity.
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11/08/2008 08:26:31 AM
Totally Inspiring!!! Your work as always is amazing.
Congrats Richard Congrats!
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11/08/2008 07:59:11 AM
AWESOME work man. Congrats on the blue.
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11/08/2008 07:38:22 AM
Congrats on the blue! Awesome work beautifully presented
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11/08/2008 07:31:44 AM
Congratulation on your Blue Ribbon, Very cool protrait.
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11/08/2008 07:26:19 AM
Congrats for the blue, this is a great picture.
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11/08/2008 05:58:04 AM
Fantastic. Congratulations.
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11/08/2008 05:55:39 AM
Distinctive 'Yanko' Styling and a well deserved ribbon for you sir.
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11/08/2008 05:45:04 AM
Richard, this is a truly outstanding image. Congrats on your blue. It's nice to see a portrait take a blue in a Free Study. Wow!
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11/08/2008 05:32:57 AM
i'm glad this one won, it's the best in the challenge hands down!
your outtakes are great also.
congrats!
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11/08/2008 04:36:24 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue Richard!!
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11/08/2008 04:32:32 AM
Congrats on the BLUE.nice job
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11/08/2008 03:38:54 AM
Awesome, Richard! Congratulations on finally getting your second FS ribbon, and with something that isn't a landscape, and is dark! All of the pieces you posted are excellent. Fine work. And beats the crap out of bubbles. :-)

Message edited by author 2008-11-08 05:21:40.
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11/08/2008 03:30:15 AM
Amazing ghotic portrait. Bravo.
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11/08/2008 03:24:37 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Yanko! Striking image, love the tones & the processing (and the out-takes)! Well done :O)
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11/08/2008 02:10:33 AM
Awesome free study photo that picked up the right color Ribbon.
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11/08/2008 02:09:19 AM
Congrats :) very nice shot.
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11/08/2008 01:59:19 AM
congrats...you are pretty good at this..:)
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11/08/2008 01:56:21 AM
congrats on the blue . beautiful capture

Message edited by author 2008-11-08 01:56:36.
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11/08/2008 01:38:39 AM
Just a breathtaking photo! Congratulations on the blue.
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11/08/2008 01:18:55 AM
Oh,WOW! Richard, I'm speechless at the beauty of this....
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11/08/2008 01:09:38 AM
Wow! Wow..wow...wow
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11/08/2008 12:53:58 AM
Richard, who IS that!!! What a magnificent model -- and portrait shoot for you. A proud portfolio piece long after this challenge is a distant memory. But mega congratulations on a most deserving 1st prize for this stunner!

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11/08/2008 12:48:30 AM
Beautiful shot and post-processing. Excellent sharpness and it looks 3D. Congratulations on the blue!
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11/08/2008 12:48:16 AM
Absolutely wonderful image! Congratulations.
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11/08/2008 12:41:17 AM
A piece of ART...Congrats!
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11/08/2008 12:24:21 AM
well done!! congrats on the BLUE!!
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11/08/2008 12:14:56 AM
Richard, this is absolutely fantastic.
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11/08/2008 12:11:30 AM
Richard, Congrats !!!!! Knew this was yours.
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11/08/2008 12:11:16 AM
I loved the antique flair with a slight modern twist to it. Very cool photo. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/08/2008 12:10:56 AM
Simply gorgeous, grats on a well deserved blue :) from the outtakes my faves are 737445.jpg and 737446.jpg :) awesome
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11/08/2008 12:05:23 AM
Ohhhh...Congrats on your BLUE!!! No doubt, your smile tonight will rival the Cheshire Cat!!! Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 08:51:21 PM
absolutely love it! wonderful textures all around. wonderful tones. 10
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11/07/2008 09:31:38 AM
I recognize this model, you are one of my favorite photographers here. Love the story that the picture is telling me. The composition is great and the postprocessing is excellent. Great job.
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11/06/2008 07:26:04 PM
lovely model... and nice composition on the western or old fashion tone
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11/05/2008 07:37:10 PM
Awesome use of texture, this photo is a gem.
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11/05/2008 07:21:08 AM
I really really love this, the pp is amazing. 10
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11/04/2008 08:35:49 PM
Lovely photo. I love the colour.
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11/04/2008 04:23:52 PM
What a beautiful, exotic photo!!
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11/04/2008 02:48:16 PM
AWESOME editing
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11/02/2008 05:00:49 PM
Extraordinary photo Gothic, I Like it...
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11/02/2008 04:41:34 PM
I love this shot so much and find it so technically superb that I am voting a 10 on it. ( I gave only three 10's in this challenge)
Ps. I have an entry in this challenge myself as well but it's not really going anywhere.
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11/02/2008 02:30:49 PM
very nice color and tones
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11/01/2008 08:19:04 PM
wonderful details, fantastic lighting. excellent processing , 8
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11/01/2008 06:46:50 PM
well done
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11/01/2008 12:33:46 PM
Beautiful. Looks like a picture that Kiwiness would compose. Very artistic and delicate. Great job.
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11/01/2008 12:28:06 AM
Fabulous setting, the old wood look is very complimentary to her awesome outfit. Good pose and expression, I'd love to know the processing you did on this.
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