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Soft Spoken
Soft Spoken
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Challenge: High Key II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: A Digital Romance Studio
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2011

Had to decide whether to enter this or this, but I like the softer, subtle version better.

Shot in manual with the 430exii on full blast. Converted from RAW with lots of tweaks, adjustments and knob turning. This the longest I have looked at and played with an image.


After Challenge:
Thanks for all the supportive comments. I'm glad I went with this image as opposed to the alternative.

I wonder if I had made is slightly more high key if I could have pushed out some extra high scores?

Still, it was a hard balance to keep the appearance of the lips separate from the rose. Maybe in advanced I could have added a subtle vignette.

All in all, I'm very happy with my score and placement. My PB so far, thank you for the comments!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.8176
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3462
Avg (non-participants): 6.9098
Views since voting: 1590
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 159
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/06/2011 03:00:43 PM
Love the creativity here! Really great idea. Processing works very well for this challenge also.
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07/06/2011 02:59:42 PM
I was so convinced this would be the blue ribbon. I cannot believe anyone would give it a 2, 3 or even a 4. Amazing work.
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07/06/2011 01:17:51 PM
Wow... I didn't vote this challenge, but whatta' job you did here! Really stands out from the crowd, and a great title.
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07/06/2011 06:38:08 AM
Congrats on the good score and high placing. Top class PP'ing to suit the shot. I'm glad you went with this shot as it fitted the subject matter more. Well done.
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07/06/2011 02:20:33 AM
Yep, this was my only 10. Congrats on 6th!
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07/06/2011 02:01:12 AM
I'm surprised this was 6th. It was one of only 2 in this comp that I rated a 10. Great job. I really like how closely matched the colors of the lips and the pedals are. I wonder how many people didn't even realize there was a mouth around the rose.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2011 10:30:39 PM
Creative.
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07/04/2011 11:37:21 PM
Ha! I love your humor... and the masterful integrating of the mouth and rose.


I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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07/04/2011 05:00:07 PM
This is one of my favorites in this challenge, I really love the idea and the detail in the photo. I just wish it was more high key, more brightness would've made this shot a really fantastic shot for the challenge. Still, I hope it does well based on how unique and creative I think it is. 8
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07/04/2011 01:44:03 PM
I like the play on words and the soft pink colors.
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07/04/2011 03:27:03 AM
Best one I've seen so far (I'm halfway through) and I'll predict top ten if not a ribbon. Did it taste like chicken?
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07/03/2011 12:30:38 PM
Excellent! I love how it takes a moment to figure out. I initially thought it was the oddest rose I'd ever seen. Love the pp'ing. Oh, and gorgeous lips!!!
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07/03/2011 06:29:33 AM
very creative, love the softness
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06/30/2011 08:53:05 AM
Blue!!
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06/29/2011 02:12:47 PM
Great title and shot. Very creative.
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06/29/2011 01:52:58 PM
wow. wow. i'm not soft spoken i'm speechless!!! crazy artistic!!
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06/29/2011 11:48:34 AM
Neat idea.
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06/29/2011 03:09:04 AM
1st or 2nd place very nice!!!
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