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Challenge: Female Portrait II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Date: Aug 31, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2011

Anna was tuning a bass guitar at band rehearsal. This is a tight crop from the shot. Doubled up and inverted horizontal, her head position made it easier to match cheeks. Put a texture overlay to frost up the background. Spot healed and clone stamped the connections blotches and stray bits. Desaturated and used Alien Skin Exposure 3 film filters to create the colour tones. This was done within an hour of submission, so it still is at the draft stage, I just wanted to enter. Thank you for the comments.

Place: 18 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.2123
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.1961
Views since voting: 1078
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/09/2011 12:40:56 AM
Nice work, John!!!
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09/09/2011 12:32:57 AM
Amazingly nr. 8, yours and mine at 27! :(, should have been in top 3! cause they where the best "Expert Editing" entries of the challenge. But hey.. this is popular voting, and we all know how well that goes! :P

Congrats on freaking awesome photography/image!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2011 04:24:42 PM
Ok, this is one of my 3 favorites! and 1 of them is my own! ;)

I should give you a 1 or 2 point if I played a bit dirty and did everything just to win myself (or get a higher position, maybe a ribbon?) :P

but Im going to be honest!.. and give this a 10! Cause I like it very much, and there isnt a single thing I could say to make it better! :)

pd. this one and my other favorite will compete for the first and second places!.. and If Im lucky I'll get a 3rd position!.. and that would be great enough, beeing my first contest here at dpchallenge!... still being member for years! ;)

Good luck in the challenge
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09/05/2011 07:27:24 PM
Nice concept and very interesting execution.
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09/04/2011 09:36:39 AM
I keep coming back to this image. Earlier, i gave this a 10 and faved it. But i couldn't think of a comment that best describes what this image invokes in me. Maybe it's the intensity in her emotion, maybe it's the darkness in it, maybe something else. Can't wait to read your notes about this image. For now i will simply keep coming back to this page and admire your work.
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09/02/2011 10:09:18 PM
Wow....lovely! Well done. Love all of the editing that you've done in this one. 10
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09/02/2011 03:38:09 PM
i like the idea and wonder if it would be even stronger if the two portraits were dissimilar - something like comedy and tradgedy
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09/02/2011 01:29:51 PM
Good idea, good work but IMO with a lot of technical flaws. I like the gemini idea, although if one is air one earth, one shall look up and not also down, just in opposite direction. The work on the cheeks is well done but looks odd and too visceral. The Rorschach image is a good idea here. I believe that you shall continue this idea again. the sitter is wonderful and the gaze worth a novel. 7
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09/02/2011 08:28:00 AM
This is excellent.
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09/02/2011 08:17:05 AM
Great shot.
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09/02/2011 12:56:33 AM
Love the heart shape created by the two faces.
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