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Kidnapped Radiance
Kidnapped Radiance
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Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-P72
Location: Satu Mare, Romania
Date: Mar 10, 2004
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Portraiture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 58 out of 135
Avg (all users): 5.7176
Avg (commenters): 6.9149
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6466
Views since voting: 2403
Votes: 216
Comments: 61
Favorites: 14 (view)


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08/24/2005 10:46:23 AM
WOW... Very cool shot.

EDIT: I just wanted to add that I think the juxtaposition of the beautiful colors (and the dreadful colors of bruises as the title suggests to me) is expertly done.

Message edited by author 2005-08-24 10:48:41.
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05/30/2005 10:53:05 PM
I really like this. I would like it even more if the colors were not so intense. I think the intense color around her face slightly distract from her beauty. Overall, I like the composition.
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04/13/2004 09:26:13 AM
beautiful!
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03/25/2004 09:59:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a very interesting shot, a different take on the usual studio type look and that can work both to your advantage and against it. I personally liked this shot for the composition and the expression and cropping. The post processing left me just a little off though. I think it's the coloration around her eyes, almost gives her a zombie look, if that was a little softer I think this shot would really stand out. Also the cropping on the right seems just a tad tight, a bit too close to the back of the ear, maybe just a touch more hair to be seen?

I would love to see this shot before the processing to see if the coloration around her eyes is from makeup perhaps? Other than that, a wonderful shot.

I see you are in Romania, my Sister-In-Law is from there, not sure exactly where but I know she and my brother plan on traveling over there this summer.

Good Luck In Future Challenges!

Deannda
DNeufer@stny.rr.com if you have any questions or want to discuss this further!
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03/22/2004 12:52:19 PM
I am gobsmacked that this did not finish in the top 10 - I am very disapointed for you it is a great photo.
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03/22/2004 09:02:46 AM
Here is how I did it.
03/22/2004 08:04:48 AM
Grrr - I hate it when my 10s end up in the middle of the pack - this is absolutely lovely! I'm sure your model gives it a 10 also.
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03/22/2004 06:14:40 AM
I agree, this photo should have done waaay better!
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03/22/2004 12:44:25 AM
Thank you all, I do feel like a winner because of your comments. I guess it's a bit different and that scares some people. That's ok, in my opinion a good shot must be really loved or really hated. Because many of you asked, I will post a thread in the forums about how I did it, probably many of you will be surprised of how little and simple editing this suffered. Without a bit of spot editing I did for the mouth and eyes, it would be good for basic editing too, only curves and a bit of gaussian blur. Only took me like 15 minutes. I will post all these in the forums later today, again thanks alot for all your comments weather you like it or hate it.
03/22/2004 12:30:01 AM
I have to agree, this was my number 1 pick. Did people not like it it because of the post processing?
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03/22/2004 12:25:56 AM
I think this photo didn't do as well as it deserved. I absolutely love it. Going in my favorites.
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03/22/2004 12:13:00 AM
This shot got robbed. It was the best portrait of the week - definitely in the top 3. I was sad when I saw it because I knew "crap, mine isn't the best pic of the week!" (Though maybe senimentally the second best. ;)

This was a phenomenal shot and is going on my faves list.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 08:31:39 PM
The colors and soft tones make this look like a painting or pencil drawing. Hopefully you listed your post processing steps, I'm curious to see how this was done. Great portrait composition. I wish this looked more like a 'photograph'.
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03/21/2004 02:16:39 PM
excellent, I will be interested to see your details on this one.
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03/21/2004 01:14:46 PM
I love the colors in this photo. I'd be interested to know exactly how you did this. It has a very nice effect.
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03/21/2004 02:04:19 AM
Don't like the shadows under the eyes.
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03/21/2004 01:54:06 AM
i love this...the colors are wonderful. i'm anxious to see how you achieved this since i'm assuming your model didn't wear multi-colored make-up and this was done with post processing. the soft focus blends everything well and gives the image an iridescent quality. nice work!
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03/21/2004 01:38:52 AM
2 - lovely start ... but the colors really distract.
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03/20/2004 07:30:18 PM
Interesting colors and a good pose.

The colors make this picture in my opinion!
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03/19/2004 01:09:42 PM
beautiful portrait!
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03/19/2004 10:43:00 AM
Nice portrait, but I think you have gone overboard with the colors. Too much.
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03/19/2004 09:58:01 AM
Very unusual but very nice also. I like the rainbow-like radiance. Very beautiful model with such a misteryous smile. 10 well deserved.
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03/19/2004 02:37:44 AM
I don't know it you've used a filter on this or created the effect through the lighting set up. Either way the combination is awesome and it works for me (9).
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03/18/2004 10:41:04 PM
I love it. A great photograph to begin with, and the artistic rendering is very effective. I wonder if other people are thinking the same.
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03/18/2004 09:35:43 PM
Too much of the funky colors and blending for my tastes ... but certainly makes for an interesting, if somewhat odd, portrait.
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03/18/2004 09:27:03 AM
Very Good, I really like this one, 10
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03/18/2004 06:32:24 AM
This is very interesting. almost looks like it was done under black light. I really like the colors and pose. The only thing that is distracting, is the color under her eyes. they make her appear like a heroin addict. Very tired and worn out.
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03/17/2004 11:26:50 PM
although this does't fit my tastes, I have to say that it is very well done...the colors all go together nicely...technically the only thing I can see that I don't like is in her top it looks like maybe too much saturation on the blue...but her eyes sell this shot - they are fantastic...
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03/17/2004 04:59:35 PM
Cool
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03/17/2004 04:51:45 PM
Freaky color choices but they work in a ghoulish kind of way - nice shot. - 8
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03/17/2004 02:07:23 PM
for me, just too bright, try it in monotone! Good pose and use of hand...
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03/17/2004 12:59:08 PM
Sorry, but this is way too much "digital art" for me.
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03/17/2004 12:50:12 PM
The eyes grab you, a beautiful well composed shot, you took artistic license, I like that very much, some creativity for a change. Great colors. 10
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03/17/2004 01:31:37 AM
very interesting use of colors. i like this alot.
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03/16/2004 10:12:56 PM
bizzare. i think i like it. it's just different enough to make me think about it. gorgeous model.
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03/16/2004 04:25:27 PM
not so typical, has it's own breed of beauty. nice
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03/16/2004 11:42:09 AM
Thought there were some very unique presentations in this challenge of some ordinary poses. . . until this opened. Very, very, attractive. I am certain I'm looking at the Blue Ribbon portrait. Impressive. Electrifying. Brilliant. Soft. Mesmerizing. Seductive. BOL
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03/16/2004 09:09:07 AM
different...
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03/16/2004 02:11:48 AM
I keep coming back to this..I really hope there are notes as to how it was done. So captivating and full of tone. Great crop and sharpness in the eyes. thank you!
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03/15/2004 09:45:40 PM
Very artistic. I like the play of colors here.
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03/15/2004 07:29:40 PM
I like what you're doing here. The only thing that I would change is under the eyes...creates a "zombie" look. Otherwise this is excellent work
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03/15/2004 06:39:06 PM
Nice job with the colors.
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03/15/2004 05:08:17 PM
Love the colours in this and the expression on the lady's face.
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03/15/2004 02:15:29 PM
Very interesting colorising, amazing eyes, captivating!
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03/15/2004 12:51:01 PM
Different and unique. I don't dislike this. Good luck in the challenge.
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03/15/2004 12:45:38 PM
groovy colors 7
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03/15/2004 12:06:57 PM
I LOVE this one. The lighting is quite beautiful. The pose is lovely as well. This one is pretty much pitch perfect. Good luck!
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03/15/2004 10:56:10 AM
cool lighting
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03/15/2004 10:05:23 AM
I like the border effect, but I feel that the colour gamut chosen here is just too rich.
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03/15/2004 10:00:04 AM
Fantastic composition...great dramatic lighting effects! 10+
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03/15/2004 09:58:17 AM
composition and expression are great. I am all for different approaches to color, but the color under the eyes just doesnt do it for me. Would love to see this with a different color combination.
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03/15/2004 09:17:05 AM
Interesting acid colors saturations. As the model is pretty, and the shot quite conventional, this could be well in B/W or sepia too. Good to try something else.
8.
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03/15/2004 08:58:36 AM
I like it very much.
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03/15/2004 08:08:54 AM
i'll bet she's very pretty, but the photoshop work makes her look a little scary. i'm drawn immediately to the dark patches under her eyes. i think i'd like this a lot betterif the colors were a little more muted
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03/15/2004 06:41:36 AM
i don't know how much of this was done with lighting, and that detracts from the image for me, it feels more painted than photographed
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03/15/2004 04:04:18 AM
Interesting approach, nicely balance composition and great eyes. Maybe the face is just a tiny bit too white but a very pleasing portrait.
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03/15/2004 02:37:11 AM
This is a very colorful photo. I like this, but it looks a bit too photo shopped for me.
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03/15/2004 01:35:14 AM
Nice effect... !! how did u do it?
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03/15/2004 01:13:43 AM
I like that pose a lot. I also like the effects, but I hope you'll post the original after the challenge.
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03/15/2004 01:08:16 AM
I don't usually like heavily photoshopped images, but this one has a wonderful magical quality to it. It is a wonderful image to begin with, and your colorful rendition is very fun and appealing. Don't be discouraged if you get lower votes from the 'purists'... This is a real treasure!
JD
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03/15/2004 01:02:33 AM
This looks to be too processed....
TC
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