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I Can See the Love Burning in Her Eyes So Blue...
1st PlaceI Can See the Love Burning in Her Eyes So Blue...
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Valentine's Photo (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Feb 14, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2011

I actually was going to enter a picture similar to this for the thirds challenge, but decided to go another route. When the speed challenge came up, I thought, "perfect now I can use my other idea." So I did a re shoot, and since it is expert editing I had fun dodging some hearts as the reflection in her eyes.

I like it, I don't know how well it will do but I don't think many people will enter this challenge, so my chances of a good score are a little higher.

My score prediction:
6.2

[Feb. 15th, 2011 06:55:03 PM]

Yay! I think I might get a new personal best with this one, very exciting! Very worth the dollar I paid to the model. Sorry you have been seeing a lot of this girl lately. She is also getting very sick of posing, so I have resorted to bribing with money.

I am sooo happy about my blue ribbon! and a new personal best, the only thing that might have made it better was to have gotten that illusive 7. I had it twice once at around 50 votes and again for about a day at 100 votes. Not meant to be for this challenge, so I will be more than happy with my blue! Thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' karennfld for helping me pick a title. My least favorite part of entering challenges.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.9193
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 6.2059
Avg (non-participants): 7.1102
Views since voting: 4681
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 161
Comments: 42
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/25/2011 08:05:12 AM
talk about KITCH
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02/23/2011 11:23:25 PM
Very cute picture. Congrats on the PB.
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02/23/2011 10:44:52 PM
This is sweet! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2011-02-23 22:45:13.
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02/23/2011 10:13:49 AM
this is brilliant...your first blue and a PB all in one...can't get better than that...
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02/22/2011 09:14:28 PM
Oh! WELL DONE!!

Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/22/2011 08:31:15 PM
Very nice, congrats on the blue!
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02/22/2011 07:52:20 PM
You don't need help with your portraits....they are gorgeous. Congrats on your blue!!!
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02/22/2011 07:00:52 PM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB score! This is a beautiful image, in my top two, so happy to see it on the front page!
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02/22/2011 12:27:53 PM
!!!! My heart is all mushy now! Beautiful photo! congratulations!
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02/22/2011 09:45:58 AM
wow. i wasn't able to vote on this challenge. happy to see this on front page. you're on a roll. huge congrats :)
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02/22/2011 09:15:49 AM
Beautiful capture. Your lighting and detail is superb. Perfect separation from the background. Congratulations!
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02/22/2011 08:50:55 AM
I didn't view the pictures in this challenge before now or I think I would have recognized your daughter - terrific idea and a great looking portrait - congrats on the blue!!!
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02/22/2011 08:49:56 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! You have beautiful girls. Nice job on the PP
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02/22/2011 07:56:42 AM
Congrats on that elusive first ribbon!
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02/22/2011 07:36:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/22/2011 06:46:39 AM
Yay, congratulations!!!
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02/22/2011 05:51:53 AM
Beautiful picture! Congratulations, Jennifer.
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02/22/2011 02:25:40 AM
Congrats with your ribbon. It's a beautiful one. Nice addition of the hearts for this challenge.
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02/22/2011 12:33:41 AM
Wow, another ribbon! Congrats on a wonderful shot.
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02/22/2011 12:22:41 AM
Congratulations, Jennifer! You are on a roll! It's a beautiful portrait - aren't you lucky to have such gorgeous models?
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02/22/2011 12:21:45 AM
Hah! There ya go, hon! Brilliant!
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02/22/2011 12:17:40 AM
See, I told you that you would start pulling in ribbons soon! I give it to the end of the year and you'll have a strip of them.
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02/22/2011 12:13:17 AM
Awesome!! Congrats!! Way to go!! Don't forget to go post in the PB thread! :)

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02/22/2011 12:07:29 AM
LOL! So basically, now she's a professional model :-)

Congrats on the blue for such a lovely portrait.
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02/22/2011 12:03:41 AM
Congratulations, Jenn, on your first blue ribbon and a new personal best. This is a beautiful image.
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02/22/2011 12:02:53 AM
Yes! My first blue, and a new personal best thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' karennfld for letting me PM them a million times during the challenge because I was so excited about my score.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2011 10:24:57 PM
Very well done... I wish the catch light was just a bit more subtle though. It's a bit to distracting for me, but what do I know... Well done -8-
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02/21/2011 01:02:29 PM
very nice!
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02/20/2011 04:07:08 PM
Great idea. I can't wait to see how you did it.
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02/20/2011 09:41:50 AM
Wow -- not sure what to say. Great photo of the girl, with little connection to V-day till I noticed the eyes. Then I can not notice anything but the eyes which are of course totally unnatural. On the whole it does not work for me.
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02/20/2011 12:47:26 AM
Extremely cheesy and so cute ;) Good lighting and lovely subject
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02/18/2011 04:30:23 PM
Love the heart catchlights, nice work!
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02/17/2011 01:04:39 AM
Fantastic portrait.
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02/16/2011 07:28:56 PM
cool little bit of PS tinkering! 7
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02/16/2011 03:27:26 PM
a nice portrait and I like the clever highlights in her eyes. The reds really stand out in this image.
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02/15/2011 02:09:35 PM
Very nice portrait, and super colors.
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02/15/2011 12:55:11 PM
Wonder if I have seen this girl in knitted woolen hat before? Maybe an orange one?
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02/15/2011 12:06:55 PM
Love the hearts in her eyes! No idea how you did it, but it's great
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02/15/2011 11:32:27 AM
my point of view is - she's a little young to have love burning in her eyes - still it's a marvelous portrait and wonderfully done so you still get a 10 from me
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02/15/2011 11:31:55 AM
Sweet. Nice touch with the catchlights although they do make her eyes look a little odd.
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02/15/2011 10:58:03 AM
Neat idea.
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02/15/2011 09:10:59 AM
What a beautiful girl and a gorgeous portrait!!!
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