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2nd PlaceHer Blue Eyes
sjhuls


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Challenge: Defining Feature II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Nov 21, 2011
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2011

Thanks everyone for all the great comments. This one turned out better than I even expected.

It took me awhile to figure out the best way to showcase her eyes. I finally decided that all white and cream tones would be nice.
The lighting set-up was:
1 speed light flash with soft box from slightly diagonal to the side and a reflector quite close to the subject diagonally to the other side. I had a flash aimed at the background directly behind her and my speed light flash on camera that I point directly at the ceiling, this seems to add fill light without messing up the other lighting.

The high key was done post processing. Luckily I was able to take it all up a bit brighter using levels without blowing any highlights. The background had to be whitened a bit post processing because my flashes are not strong enough to get it completely white on their own.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.3234
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 7.0612
Avg (non-participants): 7.4322
Views since voting: 3395
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 167
Comments: 41
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/30/2011 10:05:06 PM
Did I tell you how beautiful this??? It is, I been sicky and still, and don't remember if I told u so..
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11/30/2011 09:47:36 PM
Congrats on the ribbon...good shot
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11/30/2011 09:39:37 PM
Beautiful shot Jennifer. Congrats once again. :)
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11/30/2011 05:54:04 PM
What a Beauty, congrats on your Red!!
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11/30/2011 01:35:19 PM
congraulatioms on your ribbon very deserving
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11/30/2011 12:52:29 PM
Congrats on the red, Jenn!
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11/30/2011 11:59:16 AM
Good on yer expected this here or next door,Congratulations. And thanks for the info.
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11/30/2011 10:16:57 AM
Congrats on the Red Jennifer...and thanks for the lighting setup!! :-)
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11/30/2011 09:24:26 AM
Congrats. Really well done. ;)
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11/30/2011 03:57:48 AM
Wonderful shot, congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.

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11/30/2011 02:46:38 AM
Awesomeness! Congrats!
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11/30/2011 12:59:29 AM
terrific high key image. well done and congrats on the ribbon!
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11/30/2011 12:54:16 AM
wonderful, absolutely wonderful... congrats on your red.
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11/30/2011 12:44:47 AM
great job! congrats on a ribbon!! the processing is wonderfully done!
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11/30/2011 12:17:38 AM
Yep. We all knew who this was... and we all loved it.

I didn't vote, but ... I'd have given this a 10.
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11/30/2011 12:06:21 AM
Knew who this'n was too! Congrats on ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2011 10:17:40 PM
I have a good feeling I know who's photo this is but I can't scrape the name off my tongue. I'm afraid that this is my main competition in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck. It's truly a beautiful photo.

-9-
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11/29/2011 03:17:20 PM
beautiful portrait! I'm sure as you intended the white of her clothes and the background really bring out the color of her eyes and lips.....tops
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11/29/2011 08:16:46 AM
I liked this pic the best..
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11/28/2011 09:15:58 PM
My favorite of the bunch. The high-key works really nicely here. I'll look forward to seeing it on the front page :)
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11/28/2011 08:41:21 PM
Jenn, she's gonna be a supermodel!
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11/28/2011 12:31:01 PM
There's so many eyes that are supposed to be "defining features" in this challenge. But your picture, because of the limited colors, the eyes really pop out, unlike most eye pictures. Plus it's a pretty picture overall.
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11/28/2011 09:46:47 AM
I'm thinking this is 21_F.gif sjhuls.. Either way, it's a great shot!
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11/28/2011 06:32:09 AM
Man this kid's got a wardrobe! Lovely feel.
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11/28/2011 02:22:33 AM
Great way to highlight the eyes.
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11/28/2011 02:19:01 AM
Lovely high key portrait. I love the way attention is focused on her beautiful eyes.
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11/27/2011 12:05:56 AM
The high key, white on white look is very nice for showcasing her eyes -- which are very pretty, indeed. I like the lowered saturation -- very porcelain doll looking. The freckles are charming.
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11/26/2011 03:12:53 AM
Great shot and IMO contender for blue.
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11/26/2011 12:59:43 AM
Precious. stunning picture! 10!
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11/25/2011 04:24:29 PM
really beautiful photo
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11/25/2011 11:54:16 AM
The best one, and this time with the white hat and the blue ribbon.
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11/24/2011 12:17:28 PM
Very nice portrait! - 10!!
Just wanted to add that I'm pretty sure I know who this is, but I would love to see the lighting setup for this shot..it's so well done on all levels. :-)
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11/23/2011 06:36:54 PM
I like the composition, and the high key look, but the eyes look overcooked to me with regards their processing.
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11/23/2011 06:19:56 PM
Nice use of high key
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11/23/2011 03:01:49 PM
This will probably do very well. Nice focus and sharpness, a pretty girl. Highlights are a bit bright in the background and on the hat for me but it's not lost too much detail so it's Ok. Very nice overall.
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11/23/2011 12:43:09 PM
Has to be one of my top picks.
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11/23/2011 12:26:48 PM
She has beautiful eyes for sure. Nice shot.
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11/23/2011 02:25:54 AM
Great processing in this. Love the final result! 10!
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11/23/2011 02:06:50 AM
The picture is nice and sharp and the blue eyes too. Well done.9
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11/23/2011 01:26:33 AM
Golly. I should have known you'd have a fabulous, ribbon-winning image.

And you do.

:D

Congrats!

ETA: I'm amazed at your daughter's modeling skills. Really. She knows just what to "give".
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11/23/2011 12:49:06 AM
Stunning imag beautiful model 10
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