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Always wanted to be a Jedi
Always wanted to be a Jedi
unneva


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: In a galaxy far far away
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: F 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2006

Well yes it is my childhood fantasy.

I spent a whole day finding a lightsaber and handsewing the robe (yes I did it by hand).

The postprocessing was mostly levels and gaussian blur to make the saber shine out. I also smoothed the skin a little and did some USM.

I know about the ugly shadow under the nose and yes I hate it too. :(

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.0642
Avg (commenters): 7.7568
Avg (participants): 6.6479
Avg (non-participants): 7.1956
Views since voting: 6395
Views during voting: 661
Votes: 296
Comments: 62
Favorites: 16 (view)


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09/23/2006 04:31:50 PM
I am jealous!! Im going to try this now.
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02/03/2006 08:01:20 AM
great finish on your face...with the expression of a true jedi..congrats on your 5
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01/31/2006 10:05:43 PM
Force is with ya girl!!!
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01/31/2006 03:56:05 PM
þúrt töff.
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01/30/2006 07:21:23 PM
awesome image! well done.
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01/30/2006 06:20:18 PM
Great shot! Congrats on your top 5!
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01/30/2006 06:03:26 PM
Glæsilegt. Til hamingju.
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01/30/2006 05:06:52 PM
Congrats Unneva, great photo, the "plastic, doll-like" look on your face suits this FANTASY image very well.. Wow, what an efford you gave into this challenge, handsewing the robe and everything... well deserved top 5 finish..
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01/30/2006 04:33:17 PM
Congrats on the finish! This is a great photo! The only thing that bothers me the perfect skin. That must be hard because you are so beautiful, but you could uglied up some! HA! LOL
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01/30/2006 04:05:32 PM
Frábær árangur, til hamingju.
Flott módel.
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01/30/2006 02:13:16 PM
Til hamingju með top 5 unneva.
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01/30/2006 12:45:02 PM
Congrats! Simple and very effective! :-)
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01/30/2006 12:36:23 PM
I am so happy this had such a wonderful, high finish. Its really a beautiful photo. A 7.064 would have won a ribbon in so many other challenges, but 5th place in a challenge like this is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations!
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01/30/2006 10:19:28 AM
Congrats on your top 5 finish with this terrific shot of the fantasy of so many of us! Great job.
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01/30/2006 09:30:04 AM
I,d say the FORCE IS WITH YOU, I,ve enjoyed all your photographs thank you
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01/30/2006 09:18:04 AM
Deserving a ribbon for its unique execution. Congratulations on your top five finish.
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01/30/2006 07:20:25 AM
Excellent entry Unneva. Congrats on 5th place.
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01/30/2006 06:51:36 AM
Awesome!
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01/30/2006 04:36:11 AM
Damn, hope they make an other Star Wars movie staring unneva.
Congratilations on your top 5 finnish.
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01/30/2006 02:19:09 AM
Thomaspeople: I do understand! Thanx! ;)

Thank you everyone for putting me in the top 5 :)
01/30/2006 01:37:54 AM
Breathtaking... Hottest Jedi Ever! ;)

excellent use of gaussian blur too.
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01/30/2006 01:37:07 AM
Congratulations Unneva, another brilliant shot.. til hamingju Unneva! Frábær mynd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 10:43:48 PM
She has a very strong "Seven of Nine" quality.
(Disclaimer - if this means nothing to you, go find a nerd/Trekkie to explain it..)
Oh, and a very good fantasy portrait.
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01/29/2006 09:59:19 PM
Very neat and very well executed. The subject stands out with great clarity to portray the pleasant facuial expression. Bumping up.
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01/29/2006 08:10:15 PM
Good lighting and great eyes, however the face looks a little synthetic for my taste.
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01/29/2006 07:48:33 PM
Very professional shot. Good lighting, crisp, clean and well composed. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/29/2006 03:02:55 PM
Stunning!
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01/28/2006 08:24:01 PM
well done and executed and a beautiful model too! 10
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01/28/2006 05:31:40 PM
the model is beautiful but seems too posed and the pink lipstick threw me off.
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01/28/2006 12:37:29 PM
I really like what you've done with the skin look - how did you do that if you don't mind me asking ?
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01/27/2006 07:23:49 AM
Great plastic complexion, on challenge for once!
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01/27/2006 03:01:50 AM
This is technically a [erfect photo. the idea is great and comes across clearly and I can find nothing to nit pick. I'm not sure how I feel about the face, though. Seems a tad too perfect to me, but that's just my personal opinion. Good luck!
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01/26/2006 11:19:27 PM
Nice!
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01/26/2006 07:40:13 PM
You know, that face looks really clean, like model-clean... I don't know how you did it... or how she cept such a clear complexion
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01/26/2006 03:59:09 AM
Great skin tones - very good use of lighting. Skin is almost too smooth though. [9]
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01/26/2006 12:00:09 AM
You have a beautiful model; why did you make her look plastic with the aggressive NeatImage-ing? I think that doing so really hurt an otherwise great photo. A stronger catchlight would have made this a stronger portrait. I'd be interested in seeing more texture detail in her clothing; I'm not sure how much of this lack of texture is due to the lighting configuration and how much was just killed by NI.
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01/25/2006 03:27:53 PM
Nice Jedi pose!~!
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01/25/2006 05:48:24 AM
Great image, very well done.....Actually very good indeed.....
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01/24/2006 11:08:10 PM
Excellent concept and execution. The face is a little too smooth IMO (there seems to be more detail in the hands), and her expression seems rather stoic, but you're still going to make the top 10 easily for the great imagination, lighting and color. Nice! 9
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01/24/2006 08:44:33 AM
Wow, Very beautiful. Love the softness yet striking colors here. Wonderful lighting.
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01/24/2006 07:13:34 AM
And now you are. Nice work and a beautiful face.
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01/24/2006 06:31:55 AM
Great one! I love the composition and the idea very much, the saber is well-made as well. Clear, sharp, pleasant photo to look at. Good luck!
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01/23/2006 10:59:21 PM
Her face looks like a computer generated image, very effective and I am wondering if that was the artists intention? I like the subtle deliniation of the barely seen arm. The focus is so crisp and I really like the simplicity of the composition - a 9
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01/23/2006 09:43:53 PM
Yea I am sure all the Star Wars fans love this one. I am not a fan but this is a excellent clean shot, great work with her face.
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01/23/2006 08:02:20 PM
absolutely a fantastic photo......this has to be first place.
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01/23/2006 06:53:47 PM
Beautiful portrait! Skin tones and face are definitely professional model material! Good luck.
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01/23/2006 06:14:19 PM
very well done!
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01/23/2006 06:13:26 PM
The fantasy is having no pores in one's skin? :-) Well shot and composed.
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01/23/2006 06:10:26 PM
Her looks like a dolls face. Wow
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01/23/2006 03:52:00 PM
nice composition and overall tone
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01/23/2006 03:15:59 PM
Brilliant! Could be one of the cast U
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01/23/2006 03:06:54 PM
good composition and lighting.
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01/23/2006 02:52:38 PM
The second 'Jedi' themed photo I've seen and this one is very well done. The lighting on the face is great, the barely visible brown cloak and the glowling saber... Very well done. 8
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01/23/2006 01:13:47 PM
Very well executed!
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01/23/2006 01:03:49 PM
not a very convincing grip on that light saber! She looks like she's about to style someone's hair with it.
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01/23/2006 11:06:02 AM
Very effective with great composition and lighting
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01/23/2006 02:38:35 AM
Me too. This is a great shot. Well done.
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01/23/2006 01:58:48 AM
nice. one of my top 10. the green is a little bright, but i understand it's supposed to be. 7
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01/23/2006 01:43:33 AM
spectacular and well captured
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01/23/2006 12:54:55 AM
WOW - she's so perfect, she almost looks like a mannequin!!!
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01/23/2006 12:26:55 AM
The image is great, and the model absolutely stunning!
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01/23/2006 12:25:37 AM
could have been right off a movie poster, well done
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