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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Oshawa
Date: Dec 27, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

Wow!! I am so thrilled that this won a ribbon. Thanks for all the great comments. This was a favorite of mine so it makes it extra special for me and against so many amazing shots its hard to believe. The model is also very special and she is equally beautiful on the inside.
Thanks so much again!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 531
Avg (all users): 7.2428
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 7.2819
Avg (non-participants): 7.1091
Views since voting: 8806
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 243
Comments: 91
Favorites: 42 (view)


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09/24/2010 07:36:20 PM
Wow! This is beautiful!
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09/23/2010 04:28:57 PM
This is still my favorite!!
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02/22/2010 07:50:09 PM
looove everything about this!
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11/04/2009 04:16:22 AM
First DPC favorite when I saw it months ago.
Coming back to say it still is.
Incredible.
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07/15/2009 12:01:28 PM
This is a great shot, and I love the treatment you gave it. What really catches my eye is how wonderful the focus is!
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06/19/2009 10:47:08 AM
How the heck I missed this one I have no idea but WOW, simply gorgeous!!
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05/01/2009 08:44:53 AM
This is one of my all time faves!!!
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01/30/2009 02:39:37 AM
That catches my interest every time I see it - a gorgeous shot.
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01/29/2009 01:35:20 AM
Back for a 2nd comment, this photo has gotten lots of attention from me, no idea it was from you! Great job maintaining focus with the net over her face.
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01/27/2009 09:17:20 PM
I commented on this photo during the challenge. I liked it so much I came back to look at it several times. I think what I really like about it is the dimensionality added by the veil and how the light hits part of the veil. How light plays on different parts of the veil and face makes it a complex photo because your eye moves around to take it all in. Great work.
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01/27/2009 03:15:40 AM
just WOW.
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01/26/2009 04:16:07 PM
Classic beauty. Congratulations on your exquisite entry.
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01/25/2009 07:40:14 PM
Wonderful shot, a classic beauty of a woman and great care taken in the pp. Terrific work Susan!
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01/24/2009 11:26:56 PM
It pains me to be in agreement with the masses, but this is truly an awesome portrait.
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01/24/2009 05:13:43 PM
Congratulations on this beautiful portrait! The processing is wonderful.
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01/24/2009 12:01:05 PM
Beautiful tones and light. Just a stunnng image overall!!! Congrats on the yellow!!
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01/24/2009 12:11:19 AM
Classic, old movie type beauty. Very, very nice and congratulations!
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01/23/2009 11:09:01 PM
Wow......words fail me....
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01/23/2009 04:24:16 PM
Wow... stunning. Love it.
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01/23/2009 01:32:40 PM
Great portrait Susan! I love the suttle hint of colour in the eyes and lips. Well done on a well deserved ribbon.

p.s. to those who voted a 2 and 3 - you're a bunch of morons who wouldn't know a decent picture if it hit you in the face...need I say more! You're also guttless, cause I doubt you'll admit who you are!!!
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01/23/2009 12:17:30 PM
Magnificent shot and well deserving of a ribbon.
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01/23/2009 10:56:03 AM
Really happy to see a portrait in the top rankings of this. Good work
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01/23/2009 10:12:35 AM
Beautiful girl, beautiful shot, beautifully processed. Well done all 'round. Congrats on your ribbon.
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01/23/2009 08:58:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Such a beautiful shot. It's very appealing!
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01/23/2009 08:53:59 AM
Wonderful! Congrats on the ribbon in the biggest of the challenges Sue.
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01/23/2009 08:51:55 AM
Congratulations! This was one of my "top ten" as well and got a vote of 10 from me. I'm happy to see it on the front page.
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01/23/2009 08:49:15 AM
My favourite in the challenge. Very sharp with excellent contrasts without being overdone. Lighting is perfect. The model and her expression is very appropriate for the occasion.
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01/23/2009 08:48:16 AM
I know...those..2s..and 3s..must be someone jelous..Because this is awesome...CONGRATS!!!
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01/23/2009 08:14:33 AM
Originally posted by eyeduphotos:

Cogratulations! This is beautiful!
What is wrong with people???!!!??? 1-2 and 2-3's...I don't get it??!!


Maybe because she look's like a doll in this photo!
Great choice of colors and light! I am not experient and don't know much about portrait, but great work!
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01/23/2009 07:59:37 AM
Cogratulations! This is beautiful!
What is wrong with people???!!!??? 1-2 and 2-3's...I don't get it??!!
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01/23/2009 07:48:07 AM
Excellent shot, I would love to see it in pure BW. This reminds me of the shot by Edward Steichen of Gloria Swanson in 1924 for Vanity Fair.
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01/23/2009 07:41:39 AM
Wow!! I am so thrilled that this won a ribbon

You mean another ribbon - way to go Susan!
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01/23/2009 07:37:48 AM
This is so beautiful! Congrats!
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01/23/2009 07:29:49 AM
this is a wonderful shot! Congrats
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01/23/2009 07:19:19 AM
I thought this would score even better. It's flawless! Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/23/2009 07:18:44 AM
Congrats on this beauty!
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01/23/2009 07:13:49 AM
Wow, fantastic capture, congratulations on the yellow
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01/23/2009 07:00:38 AM
congrats on the best of yellow ribbon!
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01/23/2009 06:43:55 AM
Congrats for the ribbon Susan :)
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01/23/2009 06:04:46 AM
Excellent portrait of a beautiful model. Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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01/23/2009 04:04:27 AM
Hey! Way to go Sue. Simply a stunning image of a very gorgeous model. Congrats on your yellow.
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01/23/2009 04:01:54 AM
Bravo!!!
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01/23/2009 03:59:41 AM
Hauntingly beautiful portrait! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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01/23/2009 03:27:17 AM
OMG .. SUE .. !!!!!
how wonderful .. a third place in the best of the entire year ..
CONGRATULATIONS .. i wasnt sure if this was yours or rudy's in the challenge, but i found it a mesmerizing image .. congratulations again .. :)
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01/23/2009 03:24:48 AM
Way to be, Ivory! Congrats - awesome portrait.
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01/23/2009 02:30:32 AM
Lovely all around - model is beautiful, lighting is perfect, processing adds just the right touch. Pleased to see a portrait do so well against all the landscapes! Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/23/2009 01:55:02 AM
Such a wonderful engaging image, congratulations on your ribbon.
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01/23/2009 01:45:51 AM
Glad to see this score so high and a ribbon yet! One of my favs of the challenge. Great job.
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01/23/2009 01:24:05 AM
Great image! Has that classic Hollywood feel to it. A well deserved ribbon. (I was expecting to see a gorgeous shot of a fox from you in this challenge!)
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01/23/2009 12:57:54 AM
This is so beautiful and I'm so glad it did well. Excellent work, Susan. Congrats on your ribbon.
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01/23/2009 12:46:02 AM
Again, I'm surprised. This is a great shot, it was one of my high scorers, but I didn't expect voters to have it in the top 5. Congrats on your yellow! I actually had to double-take this one to be sure it wasn't a mannequin. The mood of it is just really, really special, and technically it's extremely well done.
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01/23/2009 12:26:25 AM
This is beautiful and magical. One of my top picks! I'm glad to see it did well for you. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/23/2009 12:24:04 AM
Congrats, intoxicating portrait.
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01/23/2009 12:23:40 AM
this shot is a MASTERPIECE, and i adore it. fav'd
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01/23/2009 12:13:57 AM
OH SUE!!!!!! I'm just thrilled for you!!!! Well done and my warmest congrats to you on this outstanding portrait!
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01/23/2009 12:12:09 AM
Congratulations on a stunning image...well done.
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01/23/2009 12:09:28 AM
Outstanding in every aspect. Congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:06:16 AM
did not get a chance to vote on this , but it would have been at least a 9.
Congrats on the ribbon!! spectacular
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01/23/2009 12:02:34 AM
Oh Sue!!!!! YES!!! What a fabulous photo! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RIBBON in such a phenomenal challenge! You are THE BOMB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:39:32 PM
Top ten in my books. Love it!
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01/22/2009 10:03:43 PM
Beautiful B&W portrait. It's a perfect depiction of a 1940's glamor, movie star type image! I can't imagine anyone finding fault with it. She has that rare timeless beauty. Nothing trashy here! Pure class! It's wonderful!
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01/22/2009 07:34:30 AM
Great portrait with excellent contrast, detail and tones. Very nice lighting too. 9
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01/21/2009 06:53:07 PM
What a classis vintage portrait! Great sharp focus on the eyes yet the netting is sharp too. Lighting is exquisite with beautiful sparkle in the eyes and a nice hair light upper left to emphasize form. Hand coloring effect adds to the vintage feel. Wonderful! 10
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01/21/2009 09:08:07 AM
Lovely shot, very dramatic lighting and Post Processing.
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01/20/2009 12:03:14 AM
Stunning photo. Good luck. 9
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01/19/2009 02:05:05 PM
nice lighting and great detail; might have put her a bit more off center in the frame for better composition
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01/19/2009 12:48:33 PM
I can't really tell if she is real or not. The eyes probably give her away as real. Maybe that's what makes it interesting. But the lighting and composition are excellent.
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01/19/2009 09:29:57 AM
excellent colour choice with the black and white, , sharp and detailed focus, well done
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01/19/2009 08:15:55 AM
Yanko? 2

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01/18/2009 08:19:57 PM
STUNNING lighting.
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01/18/2009 07:14:23 PM
Incredible noir look to this. I can't enough about this photo. It is AWESOME!!! If I could give it a 15, I would!!! 10.
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01/18/2009 04:28:32 PM
fantastic lighting and control of focus - the extremely subtle selective desaturation really draws us to her beautiful eyes
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01/18/2009 02:28:11 PM
fantastic, all the right choices were made here
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01/18/2009 01:36:23 PM
great capture. the eyes and lips are especially stunning. This sounds weird, but you captured her in a way that makes her look empty. It's creepy, but awesome. Excellent job!
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01/18/2009 12:07:36 PM
WOW - this is my favorite - great light and love the little touch of colour
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01/18/2009 12:05:31 PM
Powerful, very professional result. Expert job with the lighting.
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01/17/2009 11:06:43 PM
Stunning. Beautifully edited & styled. 10
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01/17/2009 09:40:29 PM
I like the darky feel of this.
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01/17/2009 07:20:24 PM
This is beautiful. Old Hollywood at its best.
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01/17/2009 01:07:34 PM
Excellent portrait.

Somehow, the square crop is limiting.
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01/17/2009 11:45:26 AM
great B&W
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01/17/2009 10:32:11 AM
Cool photo - great contrast.
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01/17/2009 05:05:48 AM
Never seen hard light look so ominous.
She could be looking into anywhere.
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01/16/2009 08:06:31 PM
When I grow up, I want to take and process pictures like this. Top 5 in the challenge for me.
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01/16/2009 07:47:52 PM
Has a 50's feel, Liz Taylor-Hollywood. She's really very pretty and you got a great shot here.
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01/16/2009 06:32:24 PM
stunning...gorgous...beautiful...faultless 10
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01/16/2009 12:09:51 PM
She almost looks like a mannequin. Love the tones.
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01/16/2009 09:50:56 AM
This is magnificent. Just plain wow. The lighting, the PP, all of it are just excellent. This is magazine. Gorgeous and I hope to see you right at the top of this best of.
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01/16/2009 06:52:14 AM
an amazing photograph and fantastic process and a beautiful model .. good luck in the challenge . :)
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01/16/2009 12:29:46 AM
TRULY AWESOME..........
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01/16/2009 12:08:57 AM
Technically, this is excellent. I just wish there were more negative space to one side. Her expression makes her almost look like a mannequin.
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