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The Necklace
2nd PlaceThe Necklace
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Challenge: Glamour (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Date: May 19, 2009
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2009

Tiffany's friend sent her this necklace from Egypt as a gift, and when she showed it to me I instantly knew I wanted to photograph it for the challenge. I am really happy with how this turned out. She even let me trim some of her hair to make the hairstyle! We only took about 30 frames and this was the last one.

[May. 23rd, 2009 03:52:32 PM]

In response to the comment about blurring, I didn't blur this at all. I never use blur on skin. Here is a closeup of her face:
Closeup
I used a similar technique to the one in my tutorial on Stare, just not nearly as heavily.
WOO! Ribbon! Thanks guys. Haha I will never beat Librodo. :-D

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 83
Avg (all users): 7.1585
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.8966
Avg (non-participants): 7.1907
Views since voting: 8464
Views during voting: 583
Votes: 265
Comments: 44
Favorites: 13 (view)


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06/01/2009 02:15:34 AM
Beautiful shot! I love the ligthing!!!congrats on your ribbon, you totally deserve it!
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05/31/2009 04:27:34 PM
Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon.
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05/30/2009 06:14:37 PM
Beautiful necklace and lady/nice work
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05/29/2009 06:03:00 PM
Wonderful photo , very well deserved ribbon ;-)
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05/28/2009 08:35:07 PM
Congrats, Claire! A beautiful, humble ribbon-winner!
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05/28/2009 04:23:02 PM
Very beautiful - one of my highest scores in this challenge.
Congrats.
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05/28/2009 10:44:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Claire, you're creating quite a collection! :)
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05/27/2009 11:07:59 PM
Excellent photo. Glad you're here to share them.
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05/27/2009 09:53:05 PM
Wow! Great finish for a beautiful portrait.
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05/27/2009 09:15:02 PM
Beautiful portrait Claire! Nicely done!
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05/27/2009 02:05:01 PM
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beautifully done! congrats on the ribbon!!
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05/27/2009 12:26:10 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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05/27/2009 12:16:20 PM
Another winner. Terrific shot. Congratulations again!
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05/27/2009 09:46:35 AM
I love this shot, it is beautifully simple. Congratulations
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05/27/2009 09:40:36 AM
her skin is perfect. my favorite comment
"Stunning! Love the lighting. 10+"
lol congrats
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05/27/2009 09:26:38 AM
Great shot Claire. :)
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05/27/2009 04:41:50 AM
Simply superb...congrats on the red ribbon...WOW CLAIRE
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05/27/2009 03:34:01 AM
My top pick!! Congrats on the red ribbon!!
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05/27/2009 12:56:20 AM
Lovely !!!! Congrats on the Red
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05/27/2009 12:51:07 AM
You lived up to your name! The light is perfect (and the picture doesn't look blurred to me, just soft and lovely). Congratulations!
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05/27/2009 12:26:51 AM
Amazinng lighting by all means, great composition and this had to Ribbon :) I gave it 10 and glad I did .. very well done,
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05/27/2009 12:26:08 AM
Congrats on the red, Claire, a lovely portrait! : )
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05/27/2009 12:25:45 AM
Originally posted by trnqlty:

Thanks for the response, I guess its just the lighting pattern across the chest that throws me? Congrats!


I understand! It threw me for a loop too, because I think she might have some slight tan lines that make it a little crazy. I had kind of a tough time reconciling it so that it would look normal instead of like she had giant bright stripes on her chest.
05/27/2009 12:25:07 AM
I think people should wear clunky things like that, very cool. I like your choice of lighting the left side of her. Congrats on another winner:)
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05/27/2009 12:15:53 AM
Great job Claire. Congratulations on 2nd place.
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05/27/2009 12:11:21 AM
Beautiful! Way to go, Claire!
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05/27/2009 12:09:21 AM
Thanks for the response, I guess its just the lighting pattern across the chest that throws me? Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2009 01:20:55 PM
The only think missing for me from this shot is attitude. A slight upward tilt of the chin to show off her neck/necklace, maybe looking up and off to the distance.
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05/26/2009 08:26:24 AM
Great lighting. Strong lines seperate her from the background. Her looking off camera allows me to be drawn to the necklace.
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05/25/2009 03:46:52 AM
stunning...love the lighting 8
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05/23/2009 10:03:14 PM
the lighting is great. You did a good job keeping the reflection just right on the jewelry!
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05/23/2009 02:23:29 PM
Lovely lighting, the editing a,little over the top with the blur but not bad. The hair, great. My biggest concern here is the angle of the shoulders. The movement in the body is very lifeless. By turning her a little more sideways or dipping the left shoulder down. Then concentrating on expressin too, it would really have made everything pop. You might even see less of the necklace but the overall impact would make it seem even nicer.
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05/23/2009 01:53:04 PM
Wow! Great picture!
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05/22/2009 09:03:26 PM
Good focus and DOF. I love the composition. Good Luck
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05/21/2009 06:39:56 PM
Very nice photo. I like that the emphasis is on the necklace, rather than the model.
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05/21/2009 04:32:52 PM
lovely soft light to emphasize the skin tones and textures - that is one very glamourous necklace - 8
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05/20/2009 11:36:18 PM
Stunning! Love the lighting. 10+
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05/20/2009 10:49:11 PM
beautiful!
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05/20/2009 05:21:21 PM
Great shot. My top choice. Good luck.
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05/20/2009 05:19:49 PM
Regal. Nice entry and I hope this does well. She is lovely, lighting is great.
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05/20/2009 03:39:40 PM
an example for others
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05/20/2009 01:52:01 PM
This is nice overall, however it feels like the necklace is stealing the show. It's the most prominent part of the image and has the prime focal point. Beautiful model. Don't make her secondary.
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05/20/2009 12:38:21 PM
This picture is beautiful, the necklace as well as the look in this models' magnificent eyes just tells the entire history of the necklace around her neck.
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05/20/2009 02:48:46 AM
Lovely shot and lighting
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