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Pretty In Pink
Pretty In Pink
kdiverdown


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Mesa, AZ
Date: Feb 26, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/90sec
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

This is a model from an All American Shoot that friends/photogs got together to do for fun last month. This is the first "high-key" image I have attempted.

Statistics
Place: 308 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.9319
Avg (commenters): 6.5645
Avg (participants): 5.9312
Avg (non-participants): 5.9359
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 710
Votes: 514
Comments: 69
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/18/2009 04:15:42 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! I have always been afraid to enter ~but it wasn't as painful as I thought! I've not edited this way with a "high-key" /"cross process" before, so it was new to me. It's interesting how the objective eyes pick up on things I hadn't even noticed! I had one with her smiling, but it didn't seem to be as interesting....Thanks againg for all the feedback!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 05:43:33 PM
nice lighting... good work.
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03/17/2009 05:43:22 PM
gorgeous - just gorgeous ( the fact that she needs her roots doing actually accentuates the image because it blends so well with the cerise flowers)
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03/17/2009 04:25:23 PM
I likethe exposure on this and her eyes look awesome.
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03/17/2009 09:46:41 AM
beautiful

seven from me ;D
brano
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03/17/2009 08:54:28 AM
No, she's not pretty - she's really beautiful. So is your portrait! Very well done!
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03/17/2009 06:31:34 AM
Beautiful portrait. Like the processing.
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03/16/2009 11:52:08 PM
You did everything to present best way most beautiful features of this model - her face and eyes. That part I think is presented perfectly. However (to my taste!) few other things included are to some degree distracting. I read the title, I look at whole image, and I feel uncomfortable to say this is the best. But I want to :) I think potential is not completely realized here.
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03/16/2009 10:49:58 PM
Another wonderfully over-exposed portrait in a single challenge. I'm in awe of your skilful control here. - bumping
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03/16/2009 10:34:34 PM
Keeps you on the eyes. Nice exposure.
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03/16/2009 09:56:06 PM
Captivating eyes.
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03/16/2009 07:10:34 PM
effective high key image +1
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03/16/2009 06:23:11 PM
Cool... lovely bokeh. I hope the high key works for you on the score.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 03:28:54 PM
Normally I dont like the overblown highlights, but I find it works well here.
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03/16/2009 03:23:51 PM
Very nice hi key picture but maybe a tad overexposed or brightened, but still a very lovely portrait. I sort of wish the pink flowers were not so bright as they draw my eye away from that beautiful face. Maybe a slight crop on top would make them less apparent. 7
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03/16/2009 11:09:02 AM
amazing portrait love the tone very delicate
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03/16/2009 04:15:09 AM
beautiful model.I like the flowers in the forefront of the shot frames it nice.
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03/16/2009 02:54:59 AM
Well captured and presented. Maybe a little bright.
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03/16/2009 01:12:58 AM
I really love this - 9.
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03/15/2009 05:46:58 PM
great eyes.
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03/15/2009 03:03:22 PM
I think this could have benefited from a little tighter crop, or removing that pink bit at the bottom right
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03/15/2009 12:16:05 PM
this really is gorgeous, but the strand of hair over her left eye is very distracting. it seems to come between me and any connection i might mab=ke with the photo. normallly i would score this pretty high, but the hair ruins it for me
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03/15/2009 10:33:32 AM
I love the blown highlights in this photo and the eyes are beautiful! 10
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03/15/2009 10:21:17 AM
I like the high key look, the bits of pink flowers are nice.
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03/15/2009 10:13:17 AM
lovely portrait
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03/15/2009 06:41:21 AM
excellent high key shot, the colors work well here 7
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03/14/2009 10:58:11 PM
Beautiful eyes and the hi key works well here. The funky colours in her roots bother me. Also the flowers growing out of her head are a little distracting. IMO
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03/14/2009 06:50:40 PM
Very nice high key portrait.
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03/14/2009 04:55:04 PM
Gorgeous portrait. The softening really pops the eyes and lips, the flowers are a nice frame.
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03/14/2009 09:04:08 AM
Nice and light portrait. Beautiful colors.
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03/14/2009 05:35:10 AM
love the high key feel to this
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03/13/2009 11:42:53 PM
The near high-key tones really give this portrait a dreamy qaulity. You're matching of colors from the models eyes and make-up with the plant and flower are quite clever.
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03/13/2009 09:17:16 PM
Gorgeous, the eyes have it!
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03/13/2009 08:44:06 PM
Lovely!
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03/13/2009 03:03:11 PM
Verrrrryyy nice, well done
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03/13/2009 01:48:23 PM
beautiful soft image and lovely color.. she looks kind of pissed off though
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03/13/2009 11:44:38 AM
this is beautiful
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03/13/2009 08:57:46 AM
lovely
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03/13/2009 06:38:38 AM
What a beautiful model resulting in a beautiful result. Only nit pick is it looks a little overexposed. The flowers add a great touch.
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03/13/2009 03:46:28 AM
Sure is but that ain't Molly Ringwald! Nice soft focus and very vibrant
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03/13/2009 02:51:46 AM
All great but for her expression. Even a slight smile would help this immensely IMO. Great colors and lighting though.
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03/12/2009 09:16:10 PM
Great colors, DOF. The twig coming in on the right is a bit strange
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03/12/2009 08:10:30 PM
stunning image
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03/12/2009 08:02:30 PM
Coming back to comment...

Stunning portrait! 10
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03/12/2009 06:05:03 PM
Nice use of color to highlight the photo
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03/12/2009 04:08:58 PM
Lovely. The high key is great for this shot, with just enough color to make it really pop!
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03/12/2009 04:00:47 PM
Wonderful light! This is breathe taking.
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03/12/2009 03:24:46 PM
Nice shot. The flowers on the top of the head may distract a bit.
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03/12/2009 01:18:06 PM
great pastel colors. and wonderful bokeh!
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03/12/2009 12:53:12 PM
Amazing shot, love the eyes and colors.
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03/12/2009 12:28:54 PM
beautiful portrait, nice lighting
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03/12/2009 10:03:55 AM
Nice high key effect
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03/12/2009 08:04:45 AM
too bright, i get that you wanted to be bright but you overdone it i think :)
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03/12/2009 01:52:27 AM
Like the high-key effect. The green leaves right bottom detract. Overall, very well done.
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03/12/2009 01:14:06 AM
very nice portrait, great colors
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03/11/2009 11:50:44 PM
The coloring in this shot is beautiful.
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03/11/2009 09:02:00 PM
Lovely lady and image.
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03/11/2009 07:28:30 PM
Very nice job.
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03/11/2009 06:24:57 PM
Well composed with very vibrant colors. The whites outweigh the darks but it doesn't bother me a whole lot...
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03/11/2009 05:46:30 PM
Usually I dont like this much editing but it works for me in this one. Nice!
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03/11/2009 04:09:41 PM
A beautiful model and I like the highish keyness of this.
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03/11/2009 02:36:39 PM
a very beautiful subject...such pretty eyes
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03/11/2009 01:05:49 PM
This is beautiful work! Beautiful model helps too! ;)
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03/11/2009 12:01:07 PM
Yes, she is!
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03/11/2009 10:24:55 AM
Lovely lighting, colours and processing.
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03/11/2009 09:56:09 AM
I like the high key treatment here. Well done.
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03/11/2009 09:11:47 AM
Just a bit blown out for me.
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03/11/2009 05:55:13 AM
I love the eyes! I wish it were a bit less bright, however.
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03/11/2009 03:10:18 AM
beautiful model!
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