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2nd Placebetta splendens

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2016-06 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2016
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Jun 23, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2016

Model: Lauren Woods, recently seen here:

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Lauren is gorgeous, talented, sweet, and likes to work really hard. When I asked if she wanted to do a levitation shoot, she was all up for it and wondered if I might provide a mattress or something that she could land on. That kind of dedication is amazing.

Of course, I explained that she wouldn't actually be flinging herself into space, but that I would be creating that illusion with some PS magic.

She did seem a bit relieved.

We actually came up with the concept together. She had brought some "flowy" dresses and skirts with her to inspire us, and was actually wearing the "live fish" skirt. We came up with the idea of doing a fish in a bowl. Then it morphed to a dead fish in the bowl. And finally, I decided that having one living and one dead would be perfect.

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. I hope you enjoy it.

Place: 2 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.7869
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3235
Avg (non-participants): 7.3704
Views since voting: 1246
Views during voting: 120
Votes: 61
Comments: 9
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09/07/2016 12:24:12 AM
You amaze me. You are so talented. Congratulations!
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07/23/2016 09:08:25 PM
Busy model. Congrats.
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07/23/2016 08:05:30 PM
Congrats Johanna! A very creative collaboration. I like that the clothes died too.
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07/23/2016 02:57:49 PM
Very imaginative and artistic. Great job.
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07/23/2016 04:45:17 AM
Great job! Must have taken a long time matching the hair! Well done and Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2016 09:38:34 AM
Clever and vexing
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07/22/2016 08:09:12 AM
Beautifully done. (I hope the floaty girl is alright, goldfish are not when they do that.)
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07/19/2016 05:22:57 PM
7 from me (earlier)...

I really hate those fish being put into the same bowl to fight to death.

And... unfortunately, this reminds me of that... so I don't love it.

Still a 7 from me, because you've done it so well!
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07/17/2016 08:56:39 AM
Interesting idea. Masterful execution. The water drops are a nice touch. Good for you!
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