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Challenge: Sadness (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: TOP 10 Finishes!
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: studio
Date: Apr 19, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2011

me... again... i have no idea how this will do... i hope well...

unsharpen mask
cropped
removed black spot by eye
sharpened
selective sharpen on eyes
dodge eyes
burn eyes
resized
saved
submitted

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I was very 'lucky' or fortunate for this to make top 10. Thank you for the critiques and comments and being honest. I think thats what i find so wonderful about this site. I have grown SO much and its because of the wonderful people who make this site up and the time you put into leaving a comment or two. So thanks again, and hopefully i'll make top 10 again really soon! :)

~Sofia

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BTW for anyone that questioned that tear placement, i just dumped water in my eyes and that one ended up being more 'stand-outish'. so i made it stand out even more. I look at it now and do think that it is a little odd for placement but oh well.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.0566
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9429
Avg (non-participants): 6.0887
Views since voting: 2625
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 159
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/01/2011 12:23:00 PM
congratulations for the honorable mention...;)
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04/30/2011 05:00:26 PM
another superb image... well done!
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04/30/2011 03:52:56 PM
Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

Sofia, this shot deserves a better score in my opinion.

I agree! Big congrats on your HM, Sofia!
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04/27/2011 02:21:18 PM
Wow, you're on FIRE, Sofia!! Congrats on the top 10!!
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04/27/2011 12:56:30 PM
Nice lighting and excellent expression. You are doing well on both sides of the camera!
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04/27/2011 12:38:58 PM
Actually this looks pretty convincing and I gave it an 8. The only thing that looks added is the tear. I wonder if some smeared makeup would have pushed it to another level or not. Great work again!

edit: I take it back. Makeup would not have worked here actually.

Message edited by author 2011-04-27 14:14:53.
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04/27/2011 10:32:17 AM
Sofia, this shot deserves a better score in my opinion.
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04/27/2011 06:25:21 AM
wow!!! another entry on the top ten!! congrats!! you've constantly been constantly making it in the top ten!! great job!!;)
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04/27/2011 04:08:28 AM
Excellent ! I think the eyes show so much sadness, well done!

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04/27/2011 01:17:09 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Well done. Congrats on top ten, McNutbag. ;-)


LOL thanks... :P
04/27/2011 12:57:58 AM
Well done. Congrats on top ten, McNutbag. ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2011 12:00:59 PM
Good image forthe challenge.8.
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04/23/2011 03:55:40 PM
Nicely done except the tear looks artificial as if it was planted there.
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04/21/2011 10:24:39 PM
Nicely done! Lovely light! Can't tell if this is a Sofia or a Jason entry :-)
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04/21/2011 02:47:13 PM
Great portrait and these sad eyes are killers.
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04/21/2011 01:23:44 PM
Lighting is excellent. There is a palpable sense of sadness - the model is looking up at the audience. Thus I get the sense of innocence, of a child looking up at a parent - even though the model in the picture is a grown young lady I still get that emotion and I feel the clutching the teddy bear to the chest helps strengthen that mood/emotion/feel. The facial expression is one of pleading expectation - "make my hurt go away". There is just one thing that lessens the impact of the photo and that is the position of the tear. (Speaking as a mother) I have never seen a tear come from the opposite side of the eye. I have always seen the tears come flowing from the eye duct near the bridge of the nose and leak down in a path between nose and the cheek. Or if the tears have build up from the eye duct they can sometimes overflow from the middle of the eye but I don't see any build-up of tears in the eye of the model. The position reads wrong and because it does it tends to contradict/lessen all the other visual clues of hurt & sadness.
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04/20/2011 08:08:18 PM
Sad expression, yes. The cliche' single fake tear kills it for me. Nice soft color and I like the wet hair though. Sorry and good luck.
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04/20/2011 06:45:00 PM
Nicely photographed and a nice attempt at meeting the challenge. However, aside from the tear on your cheek, there is not a single thing that says sadness about the expression. Real sadness is characterized by wrinkles in the middle forehead region, tense drawn up eyebrows (not relaxed), tightened and brought up lower eyelids (not down and relaxed), and stretched and tightened lips that have been drawn down at the corners (certainly not open and relaxed).
I am really trying hard to see past the super fake expression, but I just can't.
As said, it is photographed well, and the attempt was certainly made. So a 6
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