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mi amor, mi querido
ursula


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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2006

Shot RAW, converted to TIFF, opened in PSP9.

- Cropped
- Edited out (cloned out) a few stray hairs and blemishes
- Created 2 dup layers, lightened and blurred; merged one in burn mode at 8%, the other in overlay at 30%; flattened
- Burned and dodged, especially around edges of photo
- Adjusted colours/saturation (less reds/yellows, more greens/blues)
- Resized, sharpened,
- Worked a bit more on contrast, sharpened eye section
- Saved

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.2386
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 5.9815
Avg (non-participants): 6.4167
Views since voting: 1863
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 264
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/01/2006 07:07:56 PM
Wow this is a beautiful photo with extraordinary detail.
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05/15/2006 09:29:24 PM
I love looking at your work. And I assume this is your husband. Has such a wise look about him and you capture it so well.
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04/29/2006 07:26:31 PM
Ursula, that's an incredible portrait. The light and tones portray a beautiful painterly look. You work is stunningly painterly even when not trying to be! This was highly underrated. Should have been top 10!
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04/24/2006 11:58:38 PM
A striking comtemplative mood with very compfortable lighting. Very nice work.
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04/24/2006 06:15:31 PM
Agree with the other post-challenge comments. This was one of my highest scoring photos, and since voting, I've come back a few times, and just see more and more in it......added to favorites.
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04/24/2006 03:06:16 PM
Very nicely done, Ursula. Shooting someone wearing glasses in a studio is a PITA to say the least, so i'm doubly impressed. I realize how fortunate I am that this challenge was a bit out of your comfort zone. In just about any other genre I'd have been in serious trouble.

the honour is mine ;)

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04/24/2006 04:58:14 AM
One of the few 10s that I gave out, should have finished much higher but probably suffered from not being a young female.
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04/24/2006 01:58:13 AM
I completely agree with Itsimring, this should have scored a LOT higher! Incredible shot!
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04/24/2006 01:42:19 AM
wonderful portrait, one of the best. seriously underrated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 11:28:56 PM
best lighting i've seen thus far in the challenge, dynamic and controled with great skin tone, hope this places highly. as it is simple but affective and thought provoking.
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04/23/2006 10:24:34 PM
Lovely texture lighting!
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04/23/2006 09:40:34 PM
like the lighting. this guy looks just like the priest at my church.
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04/23/2006 03:52:03 PM
Good lighting control and positioning of the glasses.
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04/22/2006 02:03:12 PM
Crisp. Sharp focus and perfect lighting. Very thoughtful a\nd natural exprssions. 10.
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04/20/2006 08:37:25 PM
Very nice.
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04/20/2006 04:02:36 PM
Beautiful shot.
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04/20/2006 06:04:52 AM
Very good photo : good lighting , good composition , peaceful/serene expression of the model.
About the title , mi querido not only means dear or darling , in case there's no noun after (mi querido marido , mi querido James by example) it could have a different meaning , maybe not exactly what you would like to say.Anyway this is not important for my vote , 8 .
p.s. editing to give an extra point.
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04/20/2006 03:43:23 AM
good, sharp potrait.
I'm not sure what to say about this photo. I mean, it's good, but not too exciting. But then, it's a potrait of a person (what excitement am I expecting, right?). I guess what I'm trying to say is, there isn't a "wow factor" in it, but still it's a good shot. I'm giving this an 8. cheers.
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04/19/2006 06:37:21 AM
8 - Nice portrait with simplicity. Difficult to offer much feedback because it depends what you were trying to 'capture'. Tonings look good.
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04/19/2006 06:08:34 AM
I like the clarity, It is not often you see a model wearing spectacles. Bumped
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04/18/2006 05:48:06 PM
Nice pensive shot, good use of light on the short side.
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04/18/2006 04:28:47 PM
Love the soft lighting in this
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04/18/2006 01:15:19 PM
Great clarity, tones and lighting. 9
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04/18/2006 01:55:50 AM
Excellent lighting and expression,well done
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04/17/2006 09:37:03 PM
He looks very serious :)
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04/17/2006 10:34:37 AM
Tu querido aparece un poco triste, no? Lovely lighting and colors and good job with the glasses.
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04/17/2006 12:20:00 AM
Very nice, great emotive shot....Make me wonder what is he thinking?
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04/17/2006 12:14:27 AM
Great lighting and expression !! Love the shot! - 10
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