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watching her leave
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Challenge: Faceless II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jan 9, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2013

Model: Grant Rosen

Taken at the end of one of my celebrity shoots. I got this idea and he was up for it. Neither of us are smokers, and he was gracious enough to puff on a cigarette for me.

convert from raw
crop
clone out lint
viveza
darken/lighten center
gradient layer set to soft light (16% opacity)
Glamour glow
a little dodging
save for web

What wonderful comments. Thanks, everyone. I'm so happy this made the front page. I find that this image appears to be take outdoors at night, and the blurry area on the left might easily be interpreted as a portion of her retreating. The title helps sell that illusion.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.4758
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2549
Avg (non-participants): 6.6301
Views since voting: 1169
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 124
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/06/2013 10:06:05 PM
Wonderful mystery and great tones. I really like this, Johanna. Congrats on the top ten.

Message edited by author 2013-02-06 22:06:35.
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01/18/2013 11:44:29 AM
Nicely done, Johanna! Love this!
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01/18/2013 11:06:33 AM
What a wonderful shot!! Truly awesome. Makes me think of old movies.
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01/18/2013 11:04:47 AM
Congratulations Johanna. Love the mood here you created.
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01/18/2013 06:27:29 AM
Congrats on the image and the top ten.
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01/18/2013 05:19:05 AM
Classic Hollywood, congrats
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01/18/2013 01:30:40 AM
Well done on the HM, great mood, I hate cigarettes as well, thanks for the "LOOOOOOOOOVE" comment on mine!
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01/18/2013 01:12:47 AM
WD on the HM Johanna. Great light and contrast.
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01/18/2013 12:19:36 AM
Nicely done, Johanna! Congrats on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2013 10:39:45 PM
Nice tones and smoke.
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01/17/2013 10:01:58 PM
Emotion is key in this image and you portrayed it well.... hoping for the best.
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01/17/2013 09:30:01 PM
cool
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01/17/2013 11:53:46 AM
Great quality,its a sort of love to hate image for me,no idea why its really weird.
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01/17/2013 09:20:51 AM
Back to comment - Really nice BW tones and detail. (bumping up)
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01/16/2013 10:08:50 PM
Excellent shot. Well conceived and executed.
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01/16/2013 11:35:09 AM
HOly buckets this is wonderful... top 3 for sure
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01/14/2013 03:09:43 PM
Excellent use of light to help tell a story.
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01/13/2013 08:52:01 PM
Splendid composition, lighting and processing. Top 3 for me.
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01/11/2013 06:41:10 PM
This is good. The reason it's good is because you felt no obligation to comb the hair, in marked contrast to the suit jacket.
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