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Challenge: The Oscars (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Feb 25, 2012
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2012

A tribute to one of the movie posters for Black Swan - I couldn't find the original photographers name.
Photographed in natural light.

[Feb. 27th, 2012 01:54:54 AM]

I thought it might tank and 5.1 at 7 votes is a good indicator that I was right. Worth it though to learn what I did about using only natural light to light a model.

haha - recovered quite well.

[Mar. 4th, 2012 06:58:17 AM]

The photo is based on the movie as the character turns into the Black Swan - it's also very similar to the poster as the poster was/is a good representation of a pivotal part of the movie where she transformed into the Black Swan. So I don't understand the comment.
I do however appreciate all who have taken time to leave comments. Taking a photo of a painting would be cheating so thank you Bmhutler for explaining what you meant. My model is very skilled at applying make-up.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 77
Avg (all users): 6.5746
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.1458
Avg (non-participants): 6.8140
Views since voting: 1361
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 134
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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03/05/2012 12:18:30 PM
Heck yes, nice recovery indeed! Congrats on the front page
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03/05/2012 06:40:44 AM
Congrats on a great finish! I really thought this would ribbon though.
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03/05/2012 02:35:36 AM
Great work, terrific finish! Congrats, Marguerite.
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03/05/2012 12:57:00 AM
"Taking a photo of a painting would be a deliberate attempt at cheating. My model is a real person who is very skilled at applying make-up."

I just was commenting that it looks like a painting (doesn't look like it's just coz the make-up, because the hair and tiara look "painted" too), I wasn't suggesting you cheated, was just telling you how it looks to me

Message edited by author 2012-03-05 01:06:18.
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03/05/2012 12:08:45 AM
I wish my shots would tank like this! Congrats on the top 10 with this haunting shot! (Perhaps only haunting because it reminds me so much of the movie!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2012 02:57:27 AM
hmm.. based on the title not on the poster..
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02/29/2012 02:59:27 PM
Great job!
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02/28/2012 12:12:51 PM
Wow, top 3, well done
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02/27/2012 05:50:01 PM
Quite good. Excellent makeup immediately reminded me of the movie. Super job on the demeanor and the redness of the eyes. 10
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02/27/2012 05:30:06 PM
Fits the title. Like the color difference. A nice porcelain tone to the skin. I think it's a bit over edited, in my opinion.
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02/27/2012 03:37:41 PM
Love the high key approach to this, really accentuates the models features, love the make-up well done! Good luck!
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02/27/2012 11:44:39 AM
This doesn't look like a real person!
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02/27/2012 08:49:03 AM
Excellent.
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02/27/2012 12:49:32 AM
Is this a photo of a drawings? Or edited to look that way? Interesting...
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