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Licorice L'Amore
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Challenge: Candy (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: River Heights, UT, USA
Date: Apr 12, 2003
Aperture: f 2.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2003

My wife loves licorice, and my family loves licorice. But I only tolerate it. Our friends, however, whom you see here, love it! Good thing too--they had to taste it for almost an hour!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.4576
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 7.3871
Avg (non-participants): 7.5357
Views since voting: 14055
Votes: 118
Comments: 51
Favorites: 33 (view)


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06/27/2007 02:15:11 PM
So creative!
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02/29/2004 04:19:47 PM
Witty use of color, excellant photo!
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04/27/2003 06:10:27 PM
Thanks again everyone!

You can see a tutorial on the desaturation technique I used by going to the "How'd They Do That?" section of this website for the photo "Rest:"

//www.dpchallenge.com/how.php?HOW_ID=16

In this tutorial, he describes how he got rid of one color. I just did with ALL but one color.

Desaturation is a fun tool to fiddle around with!
04/23/2003 04:16:47 PM
That guy is really fit.
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04/22/2003 11:36:08 PM
Congrats on a great photo. It deserves to have won. I love the destaturation work.
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04/22/2003 06:32:40 PM
Clear winner in this challenge. Great shot and 3 ribbons in only 11 challenges thats class.
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04/22/2003 05:30:49 AM
You're doing very well aren't you, already your 3rd ribbon. Congratulations on first place and an excellent pic.
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04/21/2003 08:42:56 PM
Thanks for answering my question about desaturation, now I can see a wee bit of color in his ear. I think I will play around with this idea now that I know about it. Congrats on your first place win, well deserved.
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04/21/2003 02:11:11 PM
Nicely done, congrats!
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04/21/2003 10:58:40 AM
This one clearly stood out in this series, good work and good thinking.
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04/21/2003 08:23:54 AM
good job - congrats for winning using a unique interpretation :)
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04/21/2003 06:14:28 AM
Congratulations on your big blue ribbon! Very deserved, it is a great shot, lots and lots of character to it!
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04/21/2003 12:30:09 AM
Alright David, You did good!!!! You are on a roll. Congrats!!1
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04/21/2003 12:11:16 AM
2 red ribbons and 1 blue in 4 challenges, you are on fire! : )
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04/21/2003 12:09:20 AM
Congrats on your 1st 1st!
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04/21/2003 12:08:46 AM
this was one of only two 10's i gave for this challenge. congratulations on a beautiful photo and first place!
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04/21/2003 12:07:29 AM
Good going, David.
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04/21/2003 12:05:01 AM
Congrats, David. :)
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04/21/2003 12:04:06 AM
Wow! Thanks everyone. I think your suggestions below are specific and a good idea. Now that I can spot-edit, I can get rid of those traces of red that appear here and there in earlobes and nostril shadows! I never knew we had so much red all over our skins. And of course, I made a nice print for this couple. They were real troopers.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 04:31:00 PM
Very much like the lighting. As a portrait this really works, forget the candy. A little less saturation on the plate of candy would be more natural.
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04/20/2003 12:37:21 PM
Great image, and idea. Love it
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04/20/2003 10:05:19 AM
This is just the perfect shot for this challenge. By far my favorite. Excellent work. I love the black and white conversion while keeping the red hue saturation. Awesome!!! Good luck with the challenge!
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04/19/2003 10:56:26 PM
My absolute favorite shot this week, this is adorable. Everything from the composition to the desaturating works beautifully. Great work, and I hope I see it on the home page the entire week!
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04/17/2003 03:41:52 PM
Great work! I like the use of the color desaturation in this case -- it really highlights the subject. My only 10 for the challenge!
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04/17/2003 02:29:01 PM
Sweet, romantic idea! Contrast with the background seems a little weak, esp. for the woman. The "pile" of licorice seems over-saturated (less than clear as the rest of the image). 8 Rob the Swash
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04/17/2003 09:33:26 AM
blue ribbon, exelent shot!!
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04/16/2003 11:37:41 PM
The B/W is great for this photo... one of my favorites! well done =)
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04/16/2003 11:09:54 PM
There is no way you did this without spot editing.
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04/16/2003 09:48:16 PM
i like it. one of my faves.
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04/16/2003 06:38:03 PM
Great effect, and a good idea. I find myself wanting to slide the plate to the left just a touch though.
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04/16/2003 02:16:32 PM
Great idea, cute couple, nice job!
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04/15/2003 08:41:16 PM
Nicely composed, catchy color effect (popular technique - becoming old hat?), whites appear a bit burnt (on my monitor).
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04/15/2003 08:29:32 AM
Cute shot... I feel that it would be just as strong a shot in full color. Still their expressions and pose are very well done.
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04/15/2003 04:32:59 AM
Cute pic. I like the desaturation of colors aside from red. Nice work
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04/15/2003 04:10:22 AM
One of my favorites of the challenge. I like the desaturation - but the pile..I'm not sure it looks like licorice or worms or something...not exactly appetizing. The poses and faces are, and the clarity is perfect. Great job. 9+
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04/15/2003 01:01:35 AM
I really hope to see this picture as the winner this week, absolutely fabulous. If you do make this available as a print, you might want to consider redoing the photoshop work with the selection tool to get rid of any sign of red on the people (their earlobes, and lips show a bit of pink, and his nose) I Just love this shot, well done Two thumbs up!
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04/15/2003 12:51:04 AM
This is such an awesome picture! I love it! Well done! :)
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04/14/2003 11:47:38 PM
very nice. lady and the tramp... i like
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04/14/2003 10:46:21 PM
Very "lady & the tramp"-esque. Great use of selective color. Your lighting and exposure are just right (maybe a little bright on the shirts, but not a big deal). Fun personality conveyed by the subjects. Overall excellent.
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04/14/2003 09:54:50 PM
Pretty good shot. I like the unobtrusive background. A little bit of red left in some areas. How do you do this?
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04/14/2003 09:34:43 PM
very nice shot :) I wonder if this could have been done in natural color with a similar impact? Nice work :) - setzler
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04/14/2003 07:58:26 PM
How cute! I love the eye contact between the two of them. Great shot.
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04/14/2003 06:36:13 PM
First interesting one I've seen.. Cool idea.. Nicely done
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04/14/2003 12:09:56 PM
here's my pick for the winner
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04/14/2003 10:31:38 AM
Just a super shot...interesting, good focus, good tones, GOOD work.
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04/14/2003 10:16:08 AM
Good use of colour. Nice shot.
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04/14/2003 06:58:02 AM
Brilliant idea! Too bad the plate is off centered. It creates an unbalance in the photo. The desaturation really works here though! 7
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04/14/2003 06:52:56 AM
Great licorice ad. Got licorice? I could also see this cropped to the faces.
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04/14/2003 03:46:56 AM
Two very good looking people! I love the black and white with the touch of red for emphasis. Very very well done. It looks well thought out.
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04/14/2003 01:19:25 AM
Very nice idea using the Disney theme. Well done.
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04/14/2003 12:25:16 AM
I love this one! Great models and cool spaghetti licorice!
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