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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Date: Jul 15, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1600
Galleries: Portraiture, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

I like potato chips

Shot RAW, basic stuff in RAW Converter including color balance.

PS=Levels, curves, sharpen, dodge, burn, clone, heal, reduce, save

Place: 307 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.8470
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.8067
Avg (non-participants): 5.9762
Views since voting: 1216
Views during voting: 587
Votes: 353
Comments: 19
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01/26/2007 06:41:59 AM

....especially in still photography, there is only one chance to send the message of emotion within the frame.

A smile is not ALWAYS the answer. Happiness is not the only emotion. Photography should not be just about smiles and teeth.
Those of you not liking her expression actually were affected by the emotion factor, and did not realize it.

NO, if I wanted the water to look milky, then I would of done so. I wanted crispness to the water.

A catchlight with a true close up maybe, but this model is too far for that. To have a catch light at the distance I had her, I would of needed somewhere around a 10kw as her key.

Yes, I have converted it to a sepia tone, and didn't know which one to enter in this challenge. Prolly would of done about the same placement.

Message edited by author 2007-01-26 06:52:47.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2007 10:41:19 PM
the thing that bothers me about this image is the it seems to be trying to do too much. to me, there should be a LOT more chaotic water splashing to balance out her "i can't believe i'm here" expression. or, the shutter should have been slowed to let the water dramatically wash over and around her. as is, the image seems to be in limbo.
01/24/2007 10:21:25 PM
This is really neat. What a refreshingly different look on the model's face.
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01/24/2007 04:18:57 AM
Gotta' love the expression here. Was this after the 40th shot?

Have you considered doing this in black & white?
Often the colors are a distracting element and our brains work harder studying them, then absorbing the emotions in an image.
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01/24/2007 12:44:58 AM
It's a lovely photo - the expression on the face is priceless!
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01/19/2007 05:41:21 PM
I really like these shots that capture the "other" side. She doesn't look too happy here and thats certainly different than most shots. Technically really nice with the water all around her. Beautiful model, interesting shot

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01/19/2007 03:53:11 PM
She looks fed up! I like the detail in the water and the composition is good :o)
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01/16/2007 10:38:04 AM
the composition and capture is great, but the look on the model's face is just not appealing.
01/16/2007 05:50:43 AM
Love the textures of the water splash over her body...
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01/15/2007 03:42:55 PM
The expression makes this shot. Lovely light, nice stop action with the water, but the look she's giving you? That's the best part.
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01/15/2007 03:06:13 PM
I like this expression - kind of "My god - you and your camera"; really nice.
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01/13/2007 10:05:54 PM
Too bad she looks so bored
01/12/2007 11:53:19 PM
I want water!! great shot
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01/12/2007 09:36:04 PM
love the frozen water droplets...really nice beach image...what's missing is some catchlights in her eyes
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01/12/2007 08:12:24 PM
great expression. it's still just a model, but great expression. 6
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01/12/2007 03:46:20 PM
Great composition. Water looks great and the light on your willing model is very nice. DOF is perfect.
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01/12/2007 09:01:12 AM
Nice and clear. I do not like her expression, if she had a different expression it would make this photo so much better.
01/12/2007 08:11:14 AM
Nice capture, esp. I like the "frozen" waterdrops. Good luck in the challenge!
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01/12/2007 07:56:56 AM
very good catch , the water looks nice ... pity there was no sun (or was?)
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