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Challenge: Defining Feature II (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: Nov 22, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2011

hey! guess what! its a self portrait! in BW! (saaayyy whaaat!?)

processed in lightroom.
softened skin in PS
resized. saved for web.

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I just want to say thank you thank you thank you!! It means a lot to get so much support from the community. (hopefully another ribbon isn't far off) ;]

Many people commented about the length of my neck. it is really that long and i didn't stretch. just stood up very straight. If people were wondering how i set of the lighting, here is something that will help.

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I just want to say thank you again for all of your comments. It means so much to have people respecting and believing in my work. :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.4518
Avg (commenters): 7.9655
Avg (participants): 7.2708
Avg (non-participants): 7.5254
Views since voting: 4641
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 166
Comments: 74
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/12/2012 08:37:20 PM
This is beautiful work.
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12/06/2011 06:30:55 PM
Congratulations Sophia. Lovely work (lovely model!)
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12/01/2011 11:57:08 PM
It was of your favorite subject, that's for sure.
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12/01/2011 01:22:44 PM
You do you so well! Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Great job as usual.

Message edited by author 2011-12-01 13:23:55.
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12/01/2011 11:04:41 AM
Sophia, congrats on the blue! Great image!
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12/01/2011 03:03:34 AM
Fantastic image, masterfully done, and a well deserved blue, Sofia! Congrats! So SO cool to see your name on the front page!
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11/30/2011 09:39:12 PM
Congrats Sofia. :)
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11/30/2011 07:22:47 PM
What beautiful work. Big congrats to you on your Blue!
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11/30/2011 06:54:46 PM
This was my first choice. Excellent job.
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11/30/2011 06:28:24 PM
Congrats! Gorgeous!
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11/30/2011 05:25:58 PM
Beautiful image Sofia; well deserved blue.
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11/30/2011 02:56:16 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Sofia! Beautiful image.
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11/30/2011 02:25:22 PM
Lovely stuff. A well deserved Blue.
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11/30/2011 12:47:42 PM
Congrats on your blue!!!!
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11/30/2011 11:51:55 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,well pleased for you.
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11/30/2011 11:51:36 AM
Well done Sofia, beautiful.
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11/30/2011 11:28:43 AM
Excellent! Congrats on your new blue!
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11/30/2011 11:23:52 AM
Very nice image; I like to tones. Nice neck too.
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11/30/2011 11:13:54 AM
Well done Sofia!
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11/30/2011 09:50:04 AM
Absolutely great Sofia. A big congrats from me!
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11/30/2011 09:46:40 AM
Fantastic selfie, missy!!!! I guess I need to listen to you when you tell me things, lol!
Congrats! It's a beautiful shot!
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11/30/2011 08:34:45 AM
I knew that this was yours the second I saw it Sophia! Great image! Congrats on the awesome score and the well deseved blue ribbon!
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11/30/2011 08:20:34 AM
Well deserved, well done :)
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11/30/2011 07:04:45 AM
Wow lovely work Sofia! And congrats on your first blue!! :-)
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11/30/2011 06:42:13 AM
And what a beautiful neck it is! Congrats on your first blue!
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11/30/2011 05:53:31 AM
Thought this was yours. Perfect shot.
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11/30/2011 05:37:09 AM
Way to go Sofia! Hope everything is still going well!
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11/30/2011 03:56:35 AM
No suprise this won the blue, well done Sofia !

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11/30/2011 03:34:40 AM
makes me think of a famous Richard Avedon picture
beautifully done
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11/30/2011 02:47:24 AM
Great self portrait. Congrats on the blue.
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11/30/2011 02:45:57 AM
YAY and HOORAY! Great job, Sofia!
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11/30/2011 01:42:00 AM
Yay Sofia!!! I hadn't had a chance to view the entries, but well done!!
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11/30/2011 12:59:06 AM
congrats on a well deserved blue! great self portrait.
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11/30/2011 12:52:44 AM
Hey congrats on your new PB and your brand new blue. I thought this was an amazing shot. Well worth it's spot in this challenge.
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11/30/2011 12:51:36 AM
congrats on your first Blue, Sofia! Feel an urge to say your neck is gorgeous, but you know it :)
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11/30/2011 12:34:09 AM
I knew it all along, congrats on your 1st blue, you are stunning!
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11/30/2011 12:18:27 AM
Ha! I love the comments almost as much as I love the image.

You are amazing.

And beautiful.
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11/30/2011 12:07:44 AM
You are officialy a...

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..now!

Congrats :)
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11/30/2011 12:04:50 AM
I knew this neck, and I knew it would get all blue. Fagawdsake, get a SCARF, kid!
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11/30/2011 12:04:22 AM
Congrats,on your first bluey, thought this would do well.
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11/30/2011 12:02:02 AM
Congrats on your blue!!! This was the pick of the challenge for me, and I am glad that others agreed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2011 10:07:01 PM
Simple and well done.
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11/29/2011 04:40:05 PM
Very defined feature. Like the lighting (soft box camera left, and reflector camera right?). My top pick so far, nice work.
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11/29/2011 03:03:26 PM
beautiful
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11/28/2011 08:44:31 PM
This can only be one person - Sophia. Beautiful image
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11/28/2011 12:24:30 PM
What a great vein! So many portraits in this challenge seem to lack a defining feature, your's is wonderful! I like how the vein creates a line down the middle and then the turned face gives draws in my vision to the vein.
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11/28/2011 09:49:10 AM
Nice work Sofia. Nicely Done.
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11/28/2011 06:31:18 AM
Smooth touch, neck maybe a little bright. I like what you done.
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11/27/2011 11:32:42 AM
Not a feature I would have thought to remark on or photograph but what a very beautiful, long neck she has -- not at all out of proportion but very stately. I love your cropping choices. Beautiful model. I would take a look at a horizontal flip -- hard to know. Just an idea and not suggesting this orientation is not just fine.
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11/26/2011 09:13:26 AM
Lovely
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11/26/2011 01:07:03 AM
Wow. Awesome... just a terrific idea and model.
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11/25/2011 08:41:17 PM
like the lighting..long neck..
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11/25/2011 04:05:44 PM
I wonder if she really has that long neck, or it is just the effect of the photo. Anyway, the position and how you have used the light makes it look great
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11/25/2011 02:13:29 PM
I really love how simple yet intriguing this photo is! Very interesting, keep up the good work!
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11/25/2011 08:38:35 AM
A beautiful defining feature. Lovely
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11/25/2011 01:23:12 AM
It's rare I like a ribbon winner, but this is uncommonly beautiful. Top ten. Thank you.
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11/23/2011 07:57:55 PM
Great composition and lighting. A beautiful photograph
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11/23/2011 06:42:38 PM
I'm 43 images in with my voting, and this is the first one that appealed to me in a significant manner. Wonderful lighting and composition, simply beautiful. Such a mesmerizing, sensual image..her lips, neck, nose, skin -- all created with such an alluring appeal. Bravo! Suspect this may be on the front page in a week.
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11/23/2011 06:19:30 PM
Front page stuff IMHO, beautiful study (and a self portrait I'm guessing).
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11/23/2011 05:47:40 PM
Great I like it! Maybe a little too white by the neck's left side, but looks great anyways. Pherhaps thats the effect that you were trying to reach. Congrats, got my attention and my '10' also.
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11/23/2011 03:07:59 PM
Really effective toning.
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11/23/2011 02:06:39 PM
That crease or shadow on the right grabs my attention unfortunately. The area of brighter light at her throat also distracts from the entireity of the shot of her neck. Otherwise, it's a nice portrait of a pretty model and I do quite like it.
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11/23/2011 01:28:17 PM
Nice lines...good composre. I like the lighting
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11/23/2011 12:50:50 PM
That,s a beauty,shot and neck,could be Sofia but might not be,hope to see it in top ten anyway.
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11/23/2011 12:43:58 PM
Love this shot!
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11/23/2011 11:59:09 AM
Best in show, wow!
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11/23/2011 11:11:41 AM
Like the tone and pose neck does look very long, stretched lol? 8
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11/23/2011 09:44:37 AM
Beautiful shot. I love the lighting.
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11/23/2011 09:43:22 AM
beautiful - 9
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11/23/2011 08:26:02 AM
WOW - isn't it gorgeous too?
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11/23/2011 07:13:41 AM
Since I made a promise, that I wouldn't comment without giving both pros AND cons, here goes:

What makes this photo so great is the "cleanness" of everything - it seems cold and sterile, while the subject (a partly naked female body) is usually portrayed completely differently. Perfect! Not to mention the lighting, crop, sharpness, skin-texture ect...

I see a few things that I would've liked you to change:

- The stray hairs in the back of the neck. Hell of a job, but I guess just removing some of it would help
- The two black lines in the background going from top right towards the neck. I'm guessing the cloth / paper / whatever had some folds in it?
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11/23/2011 03:25:10 AM
Distinctive lighting , good luck
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11/23/2011 12:25:02 AM
I know this super long neck. Hi Sofia....you are still gorgeous even with half your face cropped out. Gorgeous image, great tones, and light. 9
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11/23/2011 12:10:41 AM
Yep. I'm thinking this will do well.
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