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Love's Muse
Love's Muse

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Challenge: Love III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Date: Dec 22, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2009

[Dec. 23rd, 2009 09:26:39 AM]

Thanks Jaime. Your comment alone validates this image for me. I know the shoehorn police will probably have a field day with this.

Post-challenge: I had no idea a 6.3 would score an HM, but Wow!. Very happy with the placement.

This yet another shot from the shoot with Scarbrd, JaimeVinas and Stanmoore - great day, good shooters and excellent models.

This shot was taken from the interior of an old, abandoned military ammunition bunker. In the full shot, there are two vampires laying in wait for this young lovely.

Several people commented on the rose - the rose was black - there was no red in it.

Not a ton of editing on this, mostly slight adjustments in ACR. I would've liked to have been able to lighten the shadow on her face, but this was basic.

Place: 4 out of 72
Avg (all users): 6.3519
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.4754
Views since voting: 3684
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 216
Comments: 28
Favorites: 12 (view)

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01/03/2010 10:46:58 PM
Love it! What a great shot!
01/01/2010 10:24:03 PM
Congrats on the HM - I'm so glad this did well knowing how you weren't sure about it.
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01/01/2010 03:37:01 AM
This should have ribboned. It is a shame that some of the people voting on DPC can not get their heads out of the little box they live in and really look at a photo and understand it before they decide to give it a very low score. 15 votes below a 4 and still managed to make the top 5. That tells me that alot of people here have no idea what they are doing.

Anyway Congrats on the 4th place and even more so on taking an outstanding photo.
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12/31/2009 11:56:41 AM
Light is handled beautifully in this - congrats on the excellent score and placing!
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12/31/2009 10:37:18 AM
Congratulations on your HM, this was one of my favorites in the challenge.
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12/30/2009 12:42:04 AM
Congratulations on the high finish. This is really lovely. I love the light.
12/30/2009 12:31:07 AM
Well it was close it also deserved a ribbon. But Congrats on the HM :)
12/30/2009 12:07:46 AM
Beautiful composition & exposure! Love the way you captured the mood in the shot! Congrats on HM!
12/30/2009 12:03:53 AM
Love the lighting! Congrats on 4th!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2009 11:44:32 PM
airy; like it; wish the rose was more red (at least highlighted)
12/29/2009 11:35:19 PM
I like the dreamy quality of this. The pale colors really fit the mood.
12/29/2009 06:13:09 PM
Very powerful portrait!
12/29/2009 01:10:31 PM
Beautiful light.
12/29/2009 08:55:43 AM
Love the artistry of it but don't get "love" out of it. Terrific and artful image though.
12/28/2009 12:40:11 PM
My favorite so far. 10*
12/26/2009 04:52:52 PM
Very nice photo...your control of light and exposure on this is quite fascinating!
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12/26/2009 02:30:28 AM
Nice work
12/26/2009 12:14:41 AM
A couple months ago I processed a shot very similarly, but knew it was lacking the human element. Your photo has everything mine was lacking. The dappled lighting on your model is fantastic. Truly an inspiration.
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12/24/2009 08:12:26 PM
Great photo, but I'm feeling pretty obligated to DNMC it because it doesn't show anything about love. There's just "love" in the title. You could have taken a picture of a shoe and titled it "I love my shoe" and it wouldn't have been any different. Ok, wait, I just noticed the rose. That saved it. It suggests someone loves her and that she may beel the same way.
12/24/2009 02:11:43 AM
I love the light.
12/23/2009 09:13:59 PM
12/23/2009 04:13:08 PM
This is the best of the lot, good luck -10-
12/23/2009 12:11:45 PM
easy number one in the challenge- great execution
12/23/2009 07:54:55 AM
Beautiful shot, love the colour!
12/23/2009 07:30:17 AM
Great job on the processing and the composition.
12/23/2009 03:54:11 AM
Lovely lighting and composition
12/23/2009 01:59:43 AM
This is a very beautiful and intriguing image, but without the title, I don't think this conveys the challenge topic as well as I'd prefer. Her expression seems wistful, maybe even borderline indifferent, but not loving or love inspiring. But like I said, I like this image anyway. The light is interesting and I'm a fan of the muted colors.
12/23/2009 12:18:37 AM
Man Tommy, this image is awesome! I cant vote since I recognize the photo ;)
This is as good as David's ;)

It would be ironic to see both of you ribbon :)
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