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Challenge: Candy II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax FA 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 AF - Silver
Location: my bedroom
Date: Sep 8, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2007

PP:

slightly rotate
crop
noiseware
clone out stray hairs
duplicate layer
gaussian blur
select elips around chocolate bar
feather - delete a few times to get the softness v.s. sharpness right
slight burn on the eyelashes
add border
save for web

Postchallenge:
whohoo!! 4th!!
a ribbon would've been nice, but 4th is just great!

thnx for the votes and comments everyone :-)

oh boy, just noticed I had camera on "sony DSC" that's not correct, it was taken with the Pentax. I corrected it, hopefully in time before the SC review the original. must have changed while I was editing the txt.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.8686
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 6.4068
Avg (non-participants): 7.1034
Views since voting: 14646
Views during voting: 663
Votes: 175
Comments: 43
Favorites: 13 (view)


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12/26/2008 06:04:30 PM
great job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02/13/2008 07:02:59 PM
you don't look happy enough; too serious. but otherwise, to play my "man card" its perfection.
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09/21/2007 05:02:36 AM
Wonderful image. Love the softness, beautiful model and depth of field. I'm surprised, however, that no one commented on the phallic nature of the particular candy chosen. Given the sexy tones of the photo overall, I'd have a hard time believing that the phallic symbolism was accidental (not that there's anything wrong with that!). Or am I really just a guy with a dirty mind? No, I don't think so. Nice pic.
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09/21/2007 03:14:57 AM
Wonderful shot..... Very beautiful and sensual..... wonderful composition and lighting.... and very nice soft tones....
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09/20/2007 05:55:30 PM
Great photo...congratulations on the HM!
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09/20/2007 05:31:06 PM
S W E E T ! !
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09/17/2007 10:34:09 PM
Tanja, this is a beautiful image in every way. Creative and sensual but tasteful as well (no pun intended hehe!). I have to say I thought by your scores in the candy thread that you would be taking one of the top spots. Congrats on this superb work and top 5 finish.

Steve
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09/17/2007 05:15:32 PM
Beautiful Image. Congratulations.
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09/17/2007 04:11:15 PM
Told you so ;)

Close call though, and a great pic.
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09/17/2007 01:56:49 PM
Congrats Tanja! for your Top 5 finish. Very beautifully done and so soft and so feminine, very sensous,sexy and very 'puckzzy'.
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09/17/2007 10:13:22 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. So soft and dreamy. Classy! Congratulations on an honorable mention.

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09/17/2007 09:43:54 AM
I thought this would ribbon -- it is one outstanding photo. Congratulations on the 4th!
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09/17/2007 07:24:45 AM
Nor mediocre at all. Congratulations on fourth place, and er, knocking my dragonfly from fourth place on the K10D page. ;-Þ
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09/17/2007 07:06:45 AM
Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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09/17/2007 06:20:29 AM
Outstanding... and you're right. A pure pleasure!
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09/17/2007 03:22:14 AM
congrats on your 4th place!
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09/17/2007 01:03:49 AM
This is a really beautiful image, Tanja. Congrats on 4th place.
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09/17/2007 12:53:21 AM
Puck! Congrats! Geweldig mooie foto, mooi licht zeg!
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09/17/2007 12:34:52 AM
OH MY GOODNESS! I would almost rather not know this was a self portrait, because now, every time i see one of your posts i will probably think of this shot...almost unbearably sexy!
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09/17/2007 12:28:18 AM
I thought this would ribbon for sure, but very close. Nice work!
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09/17/2007 12:21:53 AM
nice shot. I like how this is so different from most of the other shots.
congratulations on 4th


Message edited by author 2007-09-17 01:36:53.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2007 11:11:48 PM
Really great photo, sexy and amusing. I think the candy could stand out a little more but it is a negligible criticism. A high score from me.
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09/16/2007 11:02:26 PM
well shot image, the soft focus works well
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09/15/2007 11:22:53 AM
um...gross im a 12 yr old kid on my moms account.....keep it clean...please
09/15/2007 10:19:23 AM
Wow! Excellent perspective
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09/13/2007 04:45:41 PM
YES!! Non-essential Nudity!
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09/13/2007 12:01:17 PM
a pleasure to look at this picture as well, beautifully arranged, lighting is great, creative DOF, bumped to 10
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09/12/2007 11:09:43 AM
All that's missing is the wine! :-) Very nice shot and comp, lighting, etc.
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09/11/2007 11:15:43 PM
Nice soft image, but the angle and crop is a little unappealing. I feel like the picture doesn't focus enough on the candy.
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09/11/2007 06:52:49 PM
Decadent indulgences.
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09/11/2007 03:12:02 PM
OK, well let me tell you that you have created a wonderful serene and beautiful image, yet tragically (for me) the first thing I thought when I saw this was 'ooooo if she gets crumbs on the bed they will be a nightmare to get out of that cover!!! (I must be getting old!)

Lovely soft image and great depth of field 8
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09/11/2007 03:01:47 PM
looks like it -10
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09/11/2007 11:42:42 AM
Beautiful photo, I love the softness & luxury it implies.
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09/11/2007 03:19:15 AM
This is excellent! Looks like an ad for chocolate. I'd buy one! :)
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09/10/2007 08:00:25 PM
in my top 3, great tones, DOF and softness.
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09/10/2007 05:14:21 PM
very nice. my only comment is on the candy itself. the whole thing is so soft and light, the bron chocolate with the ripped wrapper seems to rough. maybe some white chocolate? I still love this though!
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09/10/2007 11:23:25 AM
Nice. I like the soft background. I doubt, however, that anyone would eat chocolate like that. ;-)
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09/10/2007 06:46:47 AM
where is the candy in this one.....oh, now I see it... good image - well composed, very sultry, nice soft focus
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09/10/2007 03:03:46 AM
Very good photo with feeling....8
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09/10/2007 02:54:46 AM
Nice image....you know this will probably win and it deserves to win. The lighting is so soft and nice..love your DOF and Bokeh.
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09/10/2007 02:13:42 AM
Great image! Lighting and blur are very well done! Nice composition.
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09/10/2007 12:56:22 AM
Wow what can I say, loved it the first moment I laid eyes on it. Very tasteful (no pun intended ;)) and well executed, instant fav for me.
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09/10/2007 12:48:46 AM
Wow, well done! Love it. Hope it does well for you.
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