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Cotton Candid
Cotton Candid

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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Brisbane
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2006

My first try at this style of photo. I don't really like the soft focus effect much generally, though I think this is a fairly decent attempt at it. Having said that, I dare not hazard a guess as to how it will score.

As for the editing - well I was having a little trouble getting an effect I liked using gaussian blur, so I pretty much copped out and used the soft focus image filter in the camera. I'm not sure whether the effect is too strong or 'blurry.'

Place: 22 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.2500
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2319
Avg (non-participants): 6.2575
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 236
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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08/30/2006 04:44:44 AM
i like it the pink goes well with the soft focus, well done
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08/30/2006 01:13:56 AM
Great shot. Her expression is great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2006 09:45:10 PM
This is so perfect. Soft focus works very well with this subject.
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08/28/2006 01:16:40 PM
theres something very pop arty and yellow brick roady about this, I really like it.
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08/27/2006 12:23:19 PM
Fun shot! I love candids.
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08/27/2006 09:02:53 AM
Very nice... 9
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08/27/2006 07:48:52 AM
10... I just think this shot is spectacular.
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08/26/2006 04:55:58 PM
love the colour and tone
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08/26/2006 12:49:18 AM
wonderfully disturbingly 1950s. a truly haunting shot and extremely well-suited to the challenge. 9
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08/25/2006 06:49:46 PM
soft focus indeed, great color on this lady would have lost the gold ring and extra hand in top left
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08/24/2006 09:48:28 PM
Lovely overall tint and soft focus. It has a historical feel to it - Victoriana. 8.
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08/24/2006 06:56:26 PM
This to me is how Soft focus should be, lovely detail, nice sharp face, good colours and the soft focus effect (however you have applied it) works well with your subject (MHO) :o)
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08/24/2006 10:41:36 AM
I love this photo... who is this lady and where did she find that outfit? My favorite in the competition (10)
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08/24/2006 03:42:36 AM
more than soft... bifurcating. a menacing pink lady.
08/23/2006 08:47:35 PM
Perfect softness. Great colour, great light. My pick for a top 3 placing.
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08/23/2006 08:07:11 PM
Interesting subject! I like the way her eyelashes create a shadow on her face. A bit too much halo around her hands, I think.
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