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Purple Pleasures
Purple Pleasures

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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Jul 4, 2004
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800th sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2004

I came from shooting inside candle light shots to outside daylight and forgot to reduce my ISO, so this was shot at an abnormally high ISO for such a shot, which required me to use Neat Image to reduce the noise. Other than that, I just adjusted the levels some, Adjusted levels, cloned out a few facial blemishes, reduced to posting size, used unsharp mask to bring back the sharpness after the resize, and posted.

Place: 73 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.2396
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 4.9570
Avg (non-participants): 5.5051
Views since voting: 850
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 192
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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07/16/2004 06:58:07 PM
Hi Harvey,

Good picture. My only critique is that it is hard to see the cherry that Julianna is about to eat. Maybe if she was turned a bit twords the camera to give the picture depth or it she was looking at the camera. Heh, just my amaturish 2 cents worth. ;)

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2004 10:56:43 PM
nice - sensual + allegorical plus lots more. nice composition. but can she tie the cherry stem without her hands? then were talking challenge winner!
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07/11/2004 09:48:21 PM
Clear photo, well composed.
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07/11/2004 12:10:15 AM
Great natural color. I really like the flesh tones here. 9
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07/06/2004 06:13:26 PM
If this were just a tad brighter, I'd rate it higher. I do like the composition of this picture, though.
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07/06/2004 01:24:22 PM
Nice idea. What doesn't work is that the grape is central to the shot, but doesn't stand out due to no contrast with it and the background.
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07/06/2004 10:25:12 AM
Interesting pose/composition. Good lighting. Too far away from the object she is putting in her mouth for that part to be really effective.
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07/06/2004 09:50:03 AM
I think more light on the purple grape would have made it more... well... purple. As it is the 'purple' in your image looks almost black.
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07/05/2004 09:53:57 PM
A wonderful approach, but I would have turned the head a bit more to give the grape more visibility. Yet, it remains very seductive.

Message edited by author 2004-07-12 00:24:50.
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07/05/2004 03:37:19 PM
It is a nice potrait but i would liek to se even morepurplein it. It is not so obvoius as it can be.
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07/05/2004 09:30:36 AM
Nice. Subtle. Background seems a little dark but provides nice contrast to the fair-skinned model. Perhaps overexposing 1 or 2 more stops would've brightened up the image nicely. I autoleveled your image and saw much greater contrast and potential to become brighter in post processing. I would've scored this much higher if the lighting was better. Also would've liked to see the tip of her elbow but that's subjective.
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07/05/2004 05:36:37 AM
The only problem with this shot is that it's hard to tell what she's eating - it really blends into the background. But the rest of the shot is lit well and goes great for this challenge. Nice job!
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