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Red lips again
Red lips again
unneva


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: At home
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: F 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

I don't expect this one to be a ribbon winner but I just had to prove that I could do my absoulutely worst picture better.
I have always hated my first entry. It was done just minutes before the deadline, almost no post processing, bad lighting, bad makeup and ... well.... everything bad.
This time I did the makeup more thoroughly, I used better lighting and tried to make the setting of the mouth less stern. Post processing included RAW processing, darkening the background, sharpening, blurring+overlay for saturation, a little spot healing and cropping.
Hope it scores more than 4,7 this time. ;)

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.7170
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8632
Views since voting: 2024
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 159
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/19/2006 07:07:32 PM
Verulega flott mynd, fín pæling, myndbygging, förðun og litir (kannski smá ýktir þó) og eiginlega best í keppninni (já, líka talsvert betri en hjá Lalla vini mínum). Vel gert!

Well done Unneva, I thought it was the best photograph in the challenge!
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06/14/2006 02:38:36 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish, great colours!
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06/13/2006 10:04:28 PM
A great visual. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/13/2006 05:05:38 AM
It is much better. But you shouldn't have :-) you took my 20th place :-)
Congratulations on your improvements.
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06/13/2006 04:36:14 AM
Should have scored in the top 5 IMHO, very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 10:58:53 PM
Nice colours and lighting. I'm sure this will do well for you.
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06/12/2006 06:12:32 PM
You should get a ribbon for most improved shot Unnur.
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06/12/2006 04:58:52 PM
This is one of the best photos I've ever seen on this site. Absolutely gorgeous!
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06/12/2006 02:08:01 PM
Great job! An easy favorite from the challenge. This one's got to place high in the placings. 10
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06/10/2006 10:25:04 AM
I have a gut feeling who this is :) The red and green works together
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06/10/2006 12:07:28 AM
Brilliant!
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06/09/2006 01:27:42 PM
Awesome image, great comp.
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06/08/2006 06:46:35 PM
Nice, like the complimentary colour usage. Also, there is great clarity on the lips and nose. The crop is very well made also, the only thing I think might improve this is a deeper DOF. A good pic.
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06/07/2006 03:48:26 PM
Love it! 10
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06/07/2006 02:48:27 PM
Talk about major improvement! Unneva, this is outstanding! My only very very slight nit is the powder? on her nose. Great work. 9
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06/07/2006 12:41:58 PM
the muscles around her mouth are tensed up, which makes her look angry. but anger is good.
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06/07/2006 07:46:25 AM
"WOW" this is powerful.....
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06/06/2006 07:36:56 PM
Beautiful shot
saturation of the colours is excelent
9
good luck
top 10!

Kev
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06/06/2006 02:39:50 PM
Love the red/green like it the first time, love it more this time. I will have to look up the other just to compair. The lips are so crisp, well done.
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06/06/2006 01:37:22 PM
I love this. Awesome colors, I like this crop a lot.
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06/06/2006 01:25:33 PM
Wow, such impact in this strong photo!
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06/06/2006 12:33:52 PM
Nice. 9
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06/06/2006 09:51:13 AM
Great improvement on the original! Advanced editing can be quite nice. Lighting improved, texture improved and overall finishing much better. Well done. The colors really pop in this one
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06/06/2006 09:37:31 AM
I'm not sure if this is the norm, but I wanted to wait until after I voted to view the first attempts and them do the comparisons. Now that I've seen the first attempt all I can say is WOW! You've really mastered lighting since the first attempt.
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06/06/2006 08:42:12 AM
Amazing Unneva. It's much better than your first photo. I think you will place high with that one.
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06/06/2006 08:12:06 AM
oh wow! that's sharp, like how the green is blurry tho.. nice work.. 8
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06/06/2006 08:04:36 AM
I remember the first, without looking at I can't teel which is better. So you did okay.
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06/06/2006 12:54:55 AM
I love this crop.
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06/06/2006 12:24:10 AM
Oh my! This is so impactful with the narrow DOF. That little bit of texture under the nose is a bit "off" for me, but this is GOOOOOD stuff.
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