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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Perth, Australia, Halina's place
Date: Nov 5, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 0
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2006

So the day has finally come!!:) My first submission ever. The person in this picture is my beautiful friend Halina. She asked me to do a photoshoot for her. I've never done one before but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I didn't even think I'd be submitting any of the pictures from that shoot. Btw thanks Halinka for letting me submit this photo;)
I want to learn heaps from your comments guys so comment on whatever you want whether good or bad.

Here is what i did:
Cloned out a bit of the floor in the bottom left corner
devided picture into separate layers
selective desaturation
selective saturation
channel mixer
history brush
combine layers
frame (canvas resize)
Neat Image

Place: 435 out of 501
Avg (all users): 5.0205
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.9300
Avg (non-participants): 5.2174
Views since voting: 733
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 146
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/08/2006 08:11:19 PM
My! Well I voted at home where, apparently, my monitor is not as bright as at work. I did not find this too dark. The coloring worked for me, especially that great blue/purple againt her gorgeous auburn hair. But what caught my eye is her eye, peering at me right over the fan with that smiling, seemingly coquettish (sic) face. And as often as I look at it, that is where my attention goes. I thought you did a great job with this and gave you an 8. I am very glad that the tone of your responding message is very positive and I look forward to seeing more from you. Good luck in your future challenges!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2006 07:07:16 AM
Hey guys!!
Thanks a lot for your comments, good and bad:) I expected a better result but i guess it all comes down to what majority likes. I'll take that onboard next time.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 07:30:42 PM
Reminds me of my first time walking down a certain street in Asia. Oh wait, wrong type of photo. Interesting, with the shyness of the look and the colors.
12/03/2006 11:39:39 AM
I don't care for the selective desat here. She looks dead, and this is kinda creepy.
12/02/2006 01:51:01 PM
I am not sure I like the lighting, or the way her skin seems almost grayish. IMO
12/01/2006 12:34:31 PM
Coy, pretty effect and composition. 8.

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