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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 156 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.7064
Avg (commenters): 7.0833
Avg (participants): 5.6022
Avg (non-participants): 6.0556
Views since voting: 1179
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 235
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/30/2007 07:44:27 PM
Made my top10. You have a great shot here. Such a fun shot which puts the challenge theme to perfect use. I mean all color or all b/w just wouldn't cut it here.
05/29/2007 08:24:19 PM
Positives:
The concept, pose, technical quality and execution of this image is exceptional. It has a very professional look.

Technicals:
Sharpness, contrast, framing/crop and background are all very, very good. It is especially nice how you have the bright background highlighting help bring out the detail in your model's hair. Putting on blush and your model's reaction to it is great.

The blush red is a to intense for the desat. The greenish overtone around the eyes acts as a major distraction. The edging around the blush itself looks slightly unrealistic.

The Challenge:
Conceptually you are right on with the concept and choice of selective desaturation. The color draws attention to itself. Color is a bit intense for the desat and that worked against it in voting.

.3 above the challenge average was actually pretty decent for DPCers given the major middle of the road scoring dished out for this challenge. The fact the average commenter gave it a 7 is a tribute to the quality of the image. DPCer's hearts were in the right place if not their scores.

Suggestions:
Just one... reduce the saturation of the blush red to reduce it's overall intensity. And get rid of that greenish color cast at the edges of the eye. That alone would have had a major impact and improved scoring greatly. Outside that this image is super.
05/29/2007 04:51:43 PM
Hmmm, I'd offer constructive advice, but I gave it an 8. I thought it quite creative, well done, and a good choice for the challenge. Shows what I know.
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05/29/2007 11:55:02 AM
I don't know how this finished so low. Very nice work!
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05/28/2007 01:41:07 AM
i am astounded where this came, its a great concept carried out
perfectly. hmm
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 11:17:48 PM
this is such a great idea
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05/27/2007 11:15:27 PM
Great idea...well executed
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05/25/2007 06:52:37 PM
very creative. This could definitely be an advertisement in a magazine. I really hope this wins!!
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05/24/2007 02:21:55 PM
I wish it where sharper. Interesting though.
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05/24/2007 11:26:52 AM
Uhk. I'm feeling makeup in my mouth and in my eye (which means you did your job well).
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05/24/2007 10:23:18 AM
Not a very good one is she, think she needs a bit more practice! Good idea, I like this sort of approach to the challenge, good luck.
05/23/2007 06:12:14 PM
Midriffa :) nice work!
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05/22/2007 07:28:05 PM
Very cute!
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05/22/2007 11:59:01 AM
Very good idea! The colors seem to be just a little too bright and over-saturated... but everything else, such as the contrasts, tones, and lighting, is great!!
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05/22/2007 09:33:09 AM
very silly, i like :)
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05/21/2007 01:26:00 PM
very nice photo. great lighting. 8
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05/21/2007 12:21:27 PM
This is very good and quite original. 8 for now...
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05/21/2007 12:23:53 AM
That is very cool and imaginative. Nice
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