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Challenge: Faceless Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Oct 4, 2006
Aperture: F16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3sec
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2006

Several layers, B&W conversion, Dodge & Burning,zoom blur, gausian blur.

Statistics
Place: 101 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.5023
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.5309
Avg (non-participants): 5.4848
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 213
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/22/2006 02:39:02 PM
Great shot Natalya, I've looked at the others in this challenge and this should have finished a lot higher, love the blurring and the compostition- yet again, you have a beautiful shot ;-)
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10/16/2006 01:46:54 PM
Thanks for the comments :o)

To Barry and Andi, no, I didn't use a mirror. They are my hands completely unreflected :o)

As for the PP stuff, school is teaching me a little and have been spending some time with a 'tutor', oh and it always helps to have a PS 'Guru' as a friend! ;o)

Message edited by author 2006-10-22 15:46:42.
10/16/2006 01:16:17 PM
Definately not a Talj shot! In the right challenge I think this would have scored much higher (I think you had the shoehorn out for this T).

Am not sure about the zoom blur on your fingertips but other than that I'm impressed with your new found PP skills (learnt at school?). Until I read the comment below I thought this was 2 of your hands - is it a mirror? Am looking forword to seeing more of the same T :)

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10/16/2006 08:49:41 AM
the finger tips were a bit too blurry for me. maybe if you would have shown part of the head from behind it might have appealed to the dpc group more...? who knows. good job
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10/16/2006 01:50:01 AM
A few shots along similar lines in this challenge. I felt that the concept showed a good understanding of the criteria: "the essence of a person". But as Sonya says, DPC voters can be fickle. I liked the choices you made with post processing. Particularly the tones, not quite b&w. Zoom blur around the fingertips is a nice touch too, softening the overall feel. Nice going Captain :)
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10/16/2006 01:39:40 AM
another example of religion, cats, and flowers not doing so well at times on DPC. I like the shot, you did great job with the PP. Also, might have been no head, voters can be very critical of what they feel is "meet the challenge". You met it and ya done good. Lots of good images in this challenge, you had some tough competition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2006 10:21:58 AM
Decently composed and executed image. I'm never particularly fond of religious images, but this is a better example of the type.
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10/11/2006 01:58:51 PM
Nicely done. Is that a mirror? Wonderful job of processing this. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/10/2006 07:46:23 PM
Like the idea but the blurring looks overdone, especially on the tips of the fingers.
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10/10/2006 05:21:51 PM
too cliche for my tastes.
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10/09/2006 02:14:28 PM
Nice faded effect.
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10/09/2006 10:55:01 AM
facless portrait ? okay it's faceless ... :-), the essence is also shown ..
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10/09/2006 01:04:01 AM
sure is!
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