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Challenge: In The Style Of: librodo (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Mar 11, 2011
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2011

Hard to let an advanced edit portrait challenge go by without entering. I had done some test shots with Rowan in preparation for shooting a couple of girls from our congregation (see Aimee's entry for one of them). I had no intention of entering Rowan. I started editing up one of the test shots of Rowan and i was liking it but it was missing something. My shots of the girls didn't come out like I was hoping (though Aimee got several rocking images) so I had Aimee do some makeup on Rowan and took her back into the studio. I think I was able to capture a Librodo style image here and I had a ton of fun editing it up. And Rowan had a blast playing dress up with the makeup (she never gets to wear lipstick and the white sticker beads on here eye she ran around with on for hours afterward). Hoping this scores well even though it will be recognizable.

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And now I see that Librodo himself will be commenting on all of the images. I can't say that i have ever gotten a Librodo comment. Looked at his comments and favorites and he actually has my original Tooth Fairy in there. How cool is that? Looking forward to hearing what he thinks. I hope I served him well.

POst challenge - Whooh hooh!!! Four weeks ina row of ribboning in Open challenges. The streak wont continue though as I didnt enter this week.

Below is the original that is a straight RAW conversion with no tweaks. Let it be known that when it comes to me taking pics of my little girl for our home, my editing is nowhere near this heavy. But for this challenge my goal was to create an image that had the Librodo feel. Rowan was my model, but the image was not meant to capture her but to create something else. As lovely as this image is, I would not print it out for our walls. And also let it be known - I LOVE HER FRECKLES!!!

As far as the actual editing steps - there was a ton, but mostly relegated to the basics - dodge and burn, minor cloning, healing, blur and sharpening and various color adjustments. Really nothing freaky - just very detailed with a specific goal in mind.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.3563
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 6.8545
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 5782
Views during voting: 647
Votes: 247
Comments: 79
Favorites: 13 (view)


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04/03/2011 12:44:30 AM
I really love this shot. Do you mind telling me how you edited it to get the vibrance of the final image?
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03/26/2011 12:28:31 PM
Congratulations,really pleased to see this the winner.
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03/25/2011 01:32:42 AM
Thamk you for the in formation I can al most get their but you nailed it

Harvey Sherman
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03/25/2011 01:30:13 AM
It is grate did use noise ninja on her face ?

Harvey Sherman mrhsherman@yahoo.com
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03/24/2011 02:39:41 PM
Beautiful
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03/24/2011 12:45:37 PM
Tim...you have got yourself an amazing little model here. I love her look and expression, her eyes just draw me in, and the slight downward angle of the head gives her a very emotive expression. I always enjoy seeing your kids in the challenges. I often use my own daughters as well. Great image, tell Rowan she did amazing!! Congrats on a great score and another blue.
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03/23/2011 08:56:04 PM
Congrats on the blue! I gave you a 10 - this is truly lovely!!
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03/23/2011 07:50:17 PM
Congrats on the blue. The model and the final product are both beautiful. And, just having that time with your daughter is the best part, I know because my daughter is my favorite model.
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03/23/2011 06:29:42 PM
Congratulations! To me, this was obviously going to win blue. It is a beautiful creation and I'm not surprised that your daughter enjoyed herself so much - any little girl's dream I would think.
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03/23/2011 03:15:30 PM
Congrats Tim. Although it's DNMC. I would call that "Librodo-Ursula-Judi-ized". :P

Message edited by author 2011-03-23 15:16:04.
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03/23/2011 01:40:34 PM
First of all let me say that I *love* the composition, color, facial expression, lighting, and the general soft feel. It's a beautiful, expressive image.
I do think that you went *way* too far in the processing of the skin. She looks plastic.
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03/23/2011 12:35:33 PM
Never catching you now. You are too far ahead. :P
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03/23/2011 12:28:32 PM
Wow, gorgeous shot of a beauty!
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03/23/2011 11:12:51 AM
Wonderful, Tim!!! Congrats!!!
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03/23/2011 10:45:46 AM
Nice JOB, Tim! What a little supermodel your daughter is! :)
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03/23/2011 09:59:44 AM
Congrats! :)
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03/23/2011 09:51:17 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats on the Blue!
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03/23/2011 08:36:07 AM
Excellent subject, capture and processing. Beautiful! (I love the freckles, too.)
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03/23/2011 08:24:43 AM
I'm so glad you posted your unedited image. It shows us that these shots are not ONLY about the editing steps--your unedited image is a super shot too.
I do tend to agree with some of the other commentators, though, that the lip stick was perhaps a bit too much. Though that's perhaps Manny's style, so who are we to fault you? Great work!
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03/23/2011 08:14:59 AM
I knew it. Who on earth gave you 1's and 2's? What idiots!!! Truly fab, Tim. Rowan (and you) RULE!!!
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03/23/2011 07:42:27 AM
I'd be hard pressed to think of anyone on this site with a wider ranging photographic skillset than you have Tim.
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03/23/2011 07:31:32 AM
This was my favourite!Congratulations!!!
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03/23/2011 07:11:55 AM
Love it, Tim!!Congrats!
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03/23/2011 06:34:38 AM
Congratulations! Once again your wonderful portrait work is out on top! This is why I consulted the master.

Message edited by author 2011-03-23 17:41:56.
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03/23/2011 06:27:53 AM
There were a lot of good shots in the challenge, but this was the one I thought stood out in the crowd. Well deserved ribbon. Nice shot.
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03/23/2011 06:20:46 AM
Wonderful, congrats!
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03/23/2011 01:59:48 AM
Timfy: 5 - Ollie: 4. Duh!
Congrats man, very "Manny" shot and excellent PP !
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03/23/2011 12:52:43 AM
Just lovely, Tim! Congrats on the blue, man! : )
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03/23/2011 12:35:40 AM
Congrats, Tim. I wish this was my fav.
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03/23/2011 12:25:43 AM
I knew this had to win... WTG Tim.
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03/23/2011 12:25:21 AM
congrats Tim, well deserved
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03/23/2011 12:23:37 AM
Tim... Congrats on the Blue!

Raj :)
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03/23/2011 12:21:05 AM
Loved it, Congratualtions!!
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03/23/2011 12:17:04 AM
So... I did know something about DPC ;)

Congrats :) EXCELLENT photo
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03/23/2011 12:10:00 AM
But of course, it's yours :-) Congrats on your beautiful little girl and your latest ribbon.
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03/23/2011 12:04:04 AM
I never had a clue this was Rowan. Well done on all 'counts.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2011 11:48:27 PM
i like this. can pass as my picture. i am not sure though if it's legal to gaussian blur areas especially the veil (in this case). 7/10
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03/22/2011 08:32:09 PM
This is so very special. Exceptional.
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03/22/2011 05:23:10 PM
I adore this! 10 for me.
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03/22/2011 12:27:20 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
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03/22/2011 10:17:00 AM
Great work as always.
Bumped to a 10
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03/22/2011 10:05:20 AM
Very sleek. A bit frightening if you think of the age of this little beauty.
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03/22/2011 06:38:22 AM
aww this one is amazing. I love the soft feel of the fabric and her lovely eyes. Good luck for the challenge
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03/21/2011 06:23:12 PM
My favourite in this challenge, amazing colors, processing and the model!
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03/21/2011 01:17:40 AM
beautiful
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03/20/2011 10:47:38 PM
Well done Tim ... :)
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03/20/2011 09:36:49 PM
I love the color and the soft drape... a tiny bit too 'glamorized' for Librodo's style, in MY opinion... a wonderful 7!
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03/20/2011 03:58:35 PM
Completely dreamy!
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03/20/2011 03:32:00 PM
Absolutely magical. Lovely movement in the fabric and great clarity. Love it. Ribbon contender - perhaps all the yellow and red is deliberately subliminal :-)
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03/20/2011 11:54:09 AM
My favorite of this challenge
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03/19/2011 03:10:35 PM
I'm sure some people will not like how heavy handed the processing is, but I have to say, this is simply amazing.
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03/19/2011 01:20:49 PM
i love the clarity and the colors!! :)
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03/18/2011 06:24:52 PM
Beautiful model, lighting and colors... although it seems slightly over-processed in photoshop to me.
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03/18/2011 01:08:52 PM
Just lovin' the smoothness here.
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03/17/2011 08:31:28 PM
well done, i like the sense of movement
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03/17/2011 05:52:02 PM
Hmmm...didn't you post you had models coming over? Ha! I guess they were bringing donuts and milk for your daughter!
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03/17/2011 05:51:29 PM
Tim
Everything is good. the light,the comp, the colours. The thing that strikes me is the oversmoothing of her skin and the whites of her eyes maybe too white? I am sure it will be near the top.
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03/17/2011 04:24:00 PM
Nicely done. This child looks familiar. Nice colors. (voted earlier)
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03/17/2011 03:39:40 PM
beautiful
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03/17/2011 07:40:23 AM
This is really lovely. I really get a sense of flowing with the material you use, it grabs my eyes and leads me right to her face. The skin and eyes are well done and I love the little details you used. I think this will finish right up there but either way you have an image to be very proud of.
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03/17/2011 03:15:30 AM
ETA
I keep coming back to this shot, I don't know why but i feel bad about my comment and I keep wanting to word it correctly so as not to hurt anyone. I like it overall, there is just sometihg in the overly smooth skin and eyes that almost take this into the realm of digital art. not that i dont like the shot itself but i dont like it for this challenge, if that makes sense.
I think you are aware of this as i think your title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. i am pretty sure at this point this is Tim's shot so i am thinking you prob got thick enough skin to take my comment...lol ok i am going to stop being obsessive now :) at any rate a solid 7 from me
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03/17/2011 02:17:05 AM
Truly lovely. Very nicely composed and edited. Strong colors and piercing eyes. The closest to "librodo style" I've seen yet.
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03/16/2011 09:58:38 PM
Librodized indeed! Very very nice!!!
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03/16/2011 08:55:31 PM
librodized and hipnotised 10!
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03/16/2011 08:11:35 PM
I love the blending of your too styles. Excellent take on this challenge, I'm sure you are doing well, got a 9 from me.
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03/16/2011 07:02:34 PM
Good use of colors... great composition, nice expressions, good processing and a suitable title too. This should do well.

Raj
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03/16/2011 06:59:56 PM
amazing colors, beautiful portait
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03/16/2011 05:12:03 PM
WOW .. this is awesome .. such a wonderful feeling of movement with the scarf and the child is gorgeous .. 9 .. :)
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03/16/2011 04:08:20 PM
I expect that this one will ribbon, timfy. Like you haven't been ribboning enough recently :-P
This is absolutely amazing and stunning! And a perfect representation of librodo. At first I was taken a back with all of the makeup on your daughter (she certainly doesn't need it!), but it does fit the style. 10
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03/16/2011 02:58:15 PM
I reckon this will not only win the blue, it could become your own PB.
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03/16/2011 02:08:59 PM
Perfect, unreal PP, you hit a home run with this one.
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03/16/2011 10:52:06 AM
This should ribbon easy Tim. Once again a fantastic portrait and processing!!
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03/16/2011 08:38:28 AM
WOAH!!! Primo concept of colors and focus. Man, what lens is that??? Technically perfect. My fav so far.
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03/16/2011 02:52:41 AM
Very good entries in this challenge My personal opinion is this photo.
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03/16/2011 01:15:43 AM
One of the best picture so far.
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03/16/2011 12:44:34 AM
She would've looked better without make up, shes a kid.
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03/16/2011 12:32:53 AM
Lovely .....
just wish you hadn't used a child wearing make up...
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03/16/2011 12:17:23 AM
nice color, love the comp
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03/16/2011 12:14:55 AM
you have really outdone yourself. this is so totally amazing and fabulous. spectacular!
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