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Challenge: Fill the Frame III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: at home
Date: Aug 22, 2007
Aperture: f 4,5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2007

Wow this was not expected at all!

It was my last minute entry and I wasn't that happy with it.

I spent a few minutes photographing myself (as usually), putting on some fake eyelashes (no it's not a wonder mascara) and then I did some PS work.
Post processing included RAW convertion and cropping, desaturation on the face and saturation on the iris, selective blur on the skin (big pores), usm for contrast, smart sharpen, clone brush to remove imperfections, levels for the eye and another for the face, dodge and burn for the eye and that's all I think.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 285
Avg (all users): 6.8295
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.6809
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 8413
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 176
Comments: 48
Favorites: 35 (view)


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01/15/2013 06:15:08 PM
very graphic. very pretty.
09/07/2007 10:50:42 AM
Vel gert!
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09/06/2007 05:50:48 PM
Flott mynd hjá þér, til hamingju með árangurinn...
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09/06/2007 05:05:06 PM
COngratulations! I gave this a 9. When i got around to bumping it to 10, time ran out :(
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09/06/2007 05:00:41 AM
Congrats on the second place! Wonderful portrait.
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09/05/2007 10:50:06 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! This is such a beautiful work. WELL deserved!
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09/04/2007 11:05:03 AM
Oooh, bara komin með 24-70! Áááááfram ísland!
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09/04/2007 07:09:23 AM
beautiful and almost erotic (I dont know why) shot. I simply love it.
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09/04/2007 12:07:25 AM
man...so close! No offense to the Blue Ribbon winner, but you should have gotten a blue for this one. I love it. You should sign with Revlon and do their photography!! Congrats!

Edit to add:
Hell, you should BE a Revlon model!

Message edited by author 2007-09-04 00:08:06.
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09/03/2007 11:29:54 PM
Beautiful! I might have to try doing a shot like this someday!
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09/03/2007 10:42:52 PM
Wow Unnur, what a wonderful shot! Congratulations on your ribbon. Your making me excited about DPL season 2!
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09/03/2007 09:15:07 PM
Flott mynd og frábær hugmynd... Til hamingju með borðann.
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09/03/2007 06:27:27 PM
awesome image. My partner & I had this one pegged for the blue. Shows you what I know doesnt it :-)
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09/03/2007 06:25:36 PM
wow. GREAT eyes!!! congrats on your ribbion!
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09/03/2007 04:00:07 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, Unnar!

Got to watch this a bit more closely....I just hit something on the menu above your image and I swear the eye looked up at the curser....scary! LOL!

Congrats again!
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09/03/2007 03:08:36 PM
SURPRISE!!!! well done
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09/03/2007 11:24:45 AM
Very beautiful...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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09/03/2007 10:34:26 AM
this is beautiful!!
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09/03/2007 09:13:00 AM
Well deserved, congrats on your ribbon.
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09/03/2007 08:40:57 AM
Don't you love it when one surprises you and does better than expected? This is so striking, I'm surprised you didn't see winner right off the bat. Congratulations on an excellent choice for a ribbon in this challenge.

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09/03/2007 08:21:05 AM
Wow, that eye is wonderful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/03/2007 07:55:35 AM
This is simply beautiful, Unnur Eva...congrats on the ribbon!! Terri.

Message edited by author 2007-09-03 08:08:18.
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09/03/2007 07:33:03 AM
Til hamingju glæsileg mynd hjá þér
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09/03/2007 04:33:19 AM
Til hamingju með borðann:D
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09/03/2007 04:22:51 AM
congrats on ur well deserved ribbon!
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09/03/2007 03:01:02 AM
This IS truly amazing! Would you please give us a "How To" article on your technique? I am honored to be in the presence of a modern-day Monet or Rembrandt. Obviously, a Great Job! :)
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09/03/2007 02:56:39 AM
Congrats on the red, beautiful shot.
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09/03/2007 02:20:43 AM
Just beautiful teammate...Is this your eye?
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09/03/2007 12:51:00 AM
Wow Unnur, it's been a while, but wow...I melt when I see eyes like this...congratulations
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09/03/2007 12:45:49 AM
Stunning image. Congratulations on your red ribbon, Unnur.
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09/03/2007 12:37:07 AM
Wow...what an outstanding portrait! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/03/2007 12:04:33 AM
Congrats with your red on blue. A stunning image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2007 08:06:07 PM
The eye is great. The one thing that bothers me is the OOF lips. 8
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09/02/2007 12:15:44 PM
Very nice, 9
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09/01/2007 08:38:27 PM
my favorite in the challenge
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09/01/2007 01:36:55 PM
Great job isolating the eye with the DOF.
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09/01/2007 02:19:21 AM
Great shot. I like the high key effect and the bright blue eye. 8
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08/31/2007 11:44:42 PM
Very well done, simple and bold. Would more saturation in her lips be even better?
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08/31/2007 01:23:35 AM
this is killer, simply awesome
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08/30/2007 08:51:32 AM
nice job of filling the frame with wonderful composition
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08/29/2007 12:12:37 PM
I think this is great! The best eye shot of this challenge in my humble opinion.
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08/29/2007 05:50:54 AM
I kept looking at this picture...not because of the blue but because of the crop. But it is fun and stands out in a crowd!!
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08/28/2007 04:29:00 PM
gorgeous close-up ... brilliant crop .. perfect .. =8
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08/28/2007 12:49:51 PM
Certainly meets the challenge nice portrait
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08/28/2007 02:23:40 AM
lovely treatment!
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08/27/2007 02:33:08 PM
excellent lighting on this high key image - the shallow focus is outstanding
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08/27/2007 12:47:28 AM
I am a sucker for eye shots...this one is a beauty! wow...like a jewel 9
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08/27/2007 12:34:54 AM
good lighting.
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