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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: My Studio
Date: Mar 3, 2009
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Abstract, Fashion
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

Working with MUA Isaac Meyers ... he wanted to do a last minute project, I scrambled around for some models, and juggled a couple of kids that night as well. All in all, it was a fun evening and we got some great pics.

Place: 213 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1034
Avg (commenters): 7.2344
Avg (participants): 6.1135
Avg (non-participants): 6.0506
Views since voting: 930
Views during voting: 766
Votes: 493
Comments: 68
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:46:01 PM
I'm not typically a fan of stylized make up shots. The models usually have a "stare with attitude" straight at the camera. This one really works, for me at least. It is very interesting, but the red jewels on the lips push it beyond unexpected. Great image, and a 10 from me!
03/17/2009 09:57:41 PM
Color, exposure & composition are all great, but the stones on the lips are unnecessary distractions for me.
03/17/2009 09:48:43 PM
Exotic, Beautiful, great color and excellent composition....10
03/17/2009 09:01:50 PM
Skin is over exp.
03/17/2009 07:10:58 PM
Great vivid colors. The composition is very nice.
03/17/2009 06:37:42 PM
Ooh. I love the color. The eye makeup is done really well.
03/17/2009 05:48:08 PM
Nice. 8.
03/17/2009 05:17:58 PM
03/17/2009 12:55:03 PM
This is so strange and unique because of the makeup but the lighting and editing is just superb.
03/17/2009 04:42:51 AM
03/16/2009 10:19:22 PM
Gives new meaning to ruby red lips. Interesting make up job. Nice colors.
03/16/2009 03:11:56 PM
I like the pose, hair, and the eye makeup but wish there were no jewels on the lips. 7
03/16/2009 11:39:53 AM
great idea well performed.. eight from me
;D brano
03/16/2009 11:08:16 AM
Incredible colors and composition. Fantastic make-up job too. This is a true beauty... Great contrasts in light/dark & tones.
03/16/2009 03:32:53 AM
Killer MUA!
03/16/2009 12:56:13 AM
Not sure about the jewels on the lips, but the rest of the makeup is outstanding. Nice shot.
03/15/2009 11:53:12 PM
fantastic , this is beautiful , such detail, evenness in lighting, texture and details. my 6th 10 and into my favs.
03/15/2009 11:23:13 PM
To keep this short I'll just comment on what I don't like, and that's simply the beads or whatever on her lips. Everything else here is perfect.
03/15/2009 11:23:00 PM
Great PP job - nice tones - not sure if the thing on her lips does any good
03/15/2009 11:19:38 PM
Interesting effect. Nice close up and filled the frame well.
03/15/2009 10:15:00 PM
Wonderfully sensual. Fantastic make up.
03/15/2009 08:34:28 PM
A Pro Shot
03/15/2009 05:39:10 PM
One of my personal favorites in the challenge. 10.
03/15/2009 03:45:14 PM
beautiful lighting, subject, composition--skin tones are so nice 9
03/15/2009 02:53:43 PM
Interesting shot, not entirely sure I'm diggin the "gems" on the lips.
03/15/2009 11:38:22 AM
concept is great, I wonder if the jewels used were just a little smaller?
03/15/2009 11:16:23 AM
Interesting shot, I like the hair over her face and the jewels on her lips
03/15/2009 10:26:48 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
03/15/2009 10:18:02 AM
An interesting and intriguing image. Wonderful soft skin tones and the strong make up work really well. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
03/15/2009 10:12:35 AM
I love her eye makeup, very good detail.
03/15/2009 06:03:25 AM
There are so many disturbing things about this image... but I love the colors and shading. Interesting.
03/15/2009 04:14:22 AM
I'll be coming back to this psot-challenge for an explanation of what is on her lips. Other lips? Candy? I'm sure there is some logic or reason to it.
03/14/2009 11:11:54 PM
stunning work
03/14/2009 04:23:29 PM
Good shot. Nice lighting and colors.
03/14/2009 07:00:32 AM
from what I can see of the mouth contours, it would have been better left unadorned. The rest of the pic is fantastic! PS. Weirdest eyelashes i've ever seen.
03/14/2009 05:59:09 AM
Really funky portrait. Lovely smooth velvety skin tone. Great colors and clarity. Very nicely lit subject. Crazy lipstick. 8
03/14/2009 04:08:35 AM
Amazing! one of my five 10's, love the lighting and crop
03/13/2009 10:46:47 PM
Simply stunning!
Part of me wants to brush the hair away from her face; the other part of me likes it there. Either way, the make-up job ROCKS!
03/13/2009 10:05:42 PM
Vibrant colors! I really like this.
03/13/2009 06:42:57 PM
The gems on the lips are freaky!!! Great makeup and hair treatment. Could see this in a beauty products magazine.
03/13/2009 04:53:59 PM
Extraordinary portrait, very interesting makeup.
03/13/2009 02:24:55 PM
I like the photo. But it's a little creepy.
03/13/2009 09:58:27 AM
Nicely done the colors are good the lighting is good.
03/13/2009 07:33:47 AM
Wonderful portrait with nice light and colors. The jewels around the mouth don't look very comfortable. The use of the hair gives this something special.
03/13/2009 03:57:22 AM
Fills the frame well, I'd somehow like her eyes open as I feel the "focus" is on her makeup too much at the moment
03/12/2009 11:22:35 PM
the colors and the jewels are perfect hanae???
03/12/2009 04:26:09 PM
I really like the make-up until the lips..beautiful model
03/12/2009 01:33:03 PM
I don't particularly care for the jewels on her lip. I love the eye makeup and the hair covering half her face.
03/12/2009 12:29:18 PM
beautiful portrait, nice lighting, cool makeup
03/12/2009 12:24:30 PM
Beautiful. 10
03/12/2009 12:15:05 PM
Very different. Wonderful lip additions to. Good colors and lighting and detail!
03/12/2009 11:57:15 AM
Complete with 'hidden' gems! Great shot.
03/12/2009 11:49:23 AM
Beautiful girl, great makeup, but I don't get the rubies...
03/12/2009 09:50:37 AM
cool make up, I like how her straight hair falls
03/12/2009 09:24:51 AM
The jewels on her lips are little confusing. Otherwise, very well done.
03/12/2009 12:10:39 AM
exotic is the first word that comes to mind - wonderful colors - interesting lips!
03/11/2009 11:56:31 PM
Great color and styling, the lips are a little confusing though.
03/11/2009 06:56:05 PM
Very interesting shot. I like it. Nice work.
03/11/2009 05:38:50 PM
ok i really dont like the lip jewels, but other then that this is AMAZING! the make-up, the post processing, the lighting...everything!!! very surreal
03/11/2009 04:34:07 PM
Wow... I'm not keen on the beads on the lips though
03/11/2009 02:16:06 PM
great composition, nice light, i really like this
03/11/2009 12:26:24 PM
03/11/2009 11:25:20 AM
wouldve prefered it withou the 'gems' on her lips
03/11/2009 11:23:30 AM
beautiful girl, make-up and image.
03/11/2009 09:55:41 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
03/11/2009 08:13:45 AM
Amazing, perfect sharpness and colors.
03/11/2009 12:49:40 AM
Great colors and composition, in this,
03/11/2009 12:46:56 AM
I like the lighting and focus, but the makeup seems like it is trying way too hard. The jewels on the lips clash with the eye makeup.

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