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2nd Placenoelle
xtian


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Apr 11, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

Thanks for all the votes and comments! I have forgotten how good it feels to ribbon. It has been a while.

This is my take of the Afghan Girl photograph from National Geographic. A few commenters actually pointed it out -- which is nice. I have always wanted to do it and when I met Noelle, I just knew I had to do it. She definitely was a great model. I had such a great time shooting her portraits.

Thanks again everyone! :)

xtian

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.9673
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.8142
Avg (non-participants): 7.4000
Views since voting: 12175
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 153
Comments: 42
Favorites: 20 (view)


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05/14/2008 09:30:41 PM
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05/14/2008 01:34:32 PM
it may just be me, but i feel like her skin looks way too touched up...fake almost.
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05/13/2008 03:07:13 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! This picture is so beautiful and i definetly thought of the Nat. Geo. pic when i saw this!
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05/13/2008 10:55:34 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon. Beautiful image.
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05/13/2008 09:16:42 AM
Mesmerizing !!!
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05/11/2008 10:22:46 PM
Beautiful portrait/congratulations
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05/09/2008 04:24:40 PM
Thanks smurfguy! That is very cute. I'm flattered! :)
05/09/2008 10:42:20 AM
Wow! Lovely colors and incredibly well done DOF! Tack sharp in just the right places. Inspirational!

In fact, I was inspired and did a sketch:

' . substr('//scenes.kerpoof.com/b130w239n1225-69a276-x_tn.jpg', strrpos('//scenes.kerpoof.com/b130w239n1225-69a276-x_tn.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Didn't quite capture it, but oh well! Congrats on the ribbon - well deserved! =D
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05/08/2008 06:23:39 PM
Thought of the Natl Geographic photo when I saw yours. Well done and congrats! I had you finishing just below the lighthouse(still gave it a 10 though) ... ;)
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05/08/2008 11:07:39 AM
Excellent! Great colors, Nationa Geogrphic had one like it with just red-cloth, I think Librodo has done something similar. So, there are many types of planes in the sky, too.

Just my opinion, I'd like to see more symetric, one-half of the nose. Slightly rotated more to her right, to lessen the curve of the chin. But that's just some improvements toward perfection.
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05/08/2008 10:29:56 AM
Wonderfully done - excellent photograph!
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05/08/2008 09:55:58 AM
Auuuugh. . .how stunning. Haunting and beautiful beyond description! And of course, MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!
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05/08/2008 09:46:03 AM
hey teammate! Good to see you back on the front page. Great image!
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05/08/2008 07:27:14 AM
Spectacular!
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05/08/2008 07:10:36 AM
Congrats! Just beautiful!
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05/08/2008 04:57:34 AM
This one resembles the one published by NG, the all time NG popular photo. I can't remember the neame of the photo, I think it is call the AFGHAN (IRAQIE) girl. //www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/storyA_story.html
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05/08/2008 04:34:40 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon with this sensational portrait.
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05/08/2008 03:13:08 AM
congrats, nice colors
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05/08/2008 02:22:11 AM
all i can say is wow.the colors are great.
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05/08/2008 01:01:54 AM
Highly deserved...in another challenge this would have scored a 7.5plus...these FS challenges are always lower scoring...congrats
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05/08/2008 12:11:33 AM
Grats on second!
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05/08/2008 12:10:57 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 10:45:49 PM
Oooh, nice.
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05/07/2008 09:57:16 PM
A very colorful and strong portrait here.......STUNNING.....
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05/07/2008 09:52:52 PM
WOW, what gorgeous eyes and lovely detail. Perfect lighting and textures.
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05/07/2008 03:39:17 PM
Very good.
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05/06/2008 10:14:54 AM
Strong entry. IMO the best portrait in the challenge.
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05/06/2008 07:16:27 AM
Nice.vote 9. good luck!
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05/05/2008 09:47:26 PM
for as great as this photo is, i think the only reason im not going to score it as high as it might deserve is because its just not anything new, and i mostly vote on how 'original' the photo is
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05/05/2008 05:52:26 PM
Very nice, I usually dont like portraits but this is unique. Much like the cover of the natl' geo from a ways back.
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05/05/2008 10:48:33 AM
Needs more Asianness (wink)
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05/05/2008 01:13:36 AM
another lovely fashion mag type portrait.
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05/04/2008 04:56:51 PM
super.........ribbon maybe 10
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05/03/2008 08:54:13 PM
Wow, what a powerful expression that can be spoken with just one eye. Beautiful colors and excellent clarity. No critiques here, sorry! -BB

BTW: This image feels a lot like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' librodo.
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05/03/2008 11:44:35 AM
Lovely tonal range on this shot. the colours just make it pop, not over sharpend, and an interesting shot well done
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05/03/2008 11:04:18 AM
thats a good one... one of my top pick
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05/02/2008 03:07:32 PM
Nice colors and I love the expression on your model.
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05/01/2008 10:13:23 PM
national geographic, anyone? I would give it a ten, but the skin looks a little too plastic/airbrushed
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05/01/2008 09:26:20 PM
stunning, breathtaking-beautiful colors, composition, and I expect to see it on the front page among the top three :)
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05/01/2008 10:19:51 AM
stunning beauty...what amazing exotic eyes...love the scarf... 9
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05/01/2008 10:00:23 AM
looks like a bright, clean version of the famous "Afghan Girl"
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05/01/2008 06:11:05 AM
Would be a much better picture without the veil.
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