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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Kleifarvatn - Iceland
Date: Jul 2, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2004

Model Anna

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 172
Avg (all users): 7.3452
Avg (commenters): 8.6563
Avg (participants): 7.1383
Avg (non-participants): 7.5340
Views since voting: 15830
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 197
Comments: 106
Favorites: 64 (view)


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08/14/2005 08:59:39 PM
WOW... Serious WOW factor here. That's just beautiful - and a definite Favorite.

Message edited by author 2005-08-14 21:00:05.
08/11/2004 05:21:45 PM
Peacful and full of serenity.
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07/21/2004 02:15:10 PM
Mondo beautimus, dude! This is gorgeous.

I hope to someday create art of the caliber of this piece. Anyone can be a photographer, but to make something that is truly artistically appealing makes you into a real artist.

So I guess you should accept the compliments that you are, in fact, an artist. :-)
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07/17/2004 04:14:53 PM

JUST BEATIFUL !! CONGRATS...
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07/16/2004 12:10:06 AM
Congrats again, Heida! This is a wonderful image!
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07/14/2004 11:05:34 AM
Enhorabuena Heida
07/14/2004 08:34:09 AM
Congrats Heida, you are offically on a streak!
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07/14/2004 04:27:06 AM
Congratulations on another ribbon Heiða.
Keep on the creative good work!!!
You got style.
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07/13/2004 03:08:56 PM
Heida,

Though I did not enter or vote in this challenge I am not the least bit surprised by your win. You need not look any further than just the second comment made on it by Kiwiness as proof it deserved the blue... "Tres fantastique !! (10)".

I have great admiration for your work. Steve
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07/13/2004 02:52:57 AM
Awesome pic Heida! Hope you get the hattrick, it hasn't been done before here.... And don't let anyone writing negative comments here get to you, just keep doing what you do so well. Respect!
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07/13/2004 01:30:44 AM
Heida, Heida, Heida. Fantastic! I learn from you more and more . . .
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07/13/2004 01:29:17 AM
Nice work Heida! Congratulations on the ribbon!

Message edited by author 2004-07-13 01:29:51.
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07/13/2004 12:08:57 AM
I don't understand some of the responses here. Some of you are displaying your ignorance. This shot is not edited any more than usual, and this is not a "painting". This looks like a really well done hand tinted black and white photograph. What is the big deal.

Even if this photo were only in black and white, it would still be a really good photo. It displays emotion, which is probably one of the hardest things to capture. Heida has a very good eye for photography, and is a very good photographer despite what some of the comments say.

As far as the comments go about being an artist as opposed to a photographer, that is a major compliment. Hopefully we will all graduate from just being a photographer to becoming more of an artist.

Nice work Heida, always look forward to seeing your work.
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07/12/2004 11:27:14 PM
well done
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07/12/2004 11:25:52 PM
this is a great photo n u did an awesome job no matter wat no one says...congrats on ur second blue n i hope u get a third :)

Message edited by author 2004-07-12 23:26:26.
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07/12/2004 10:44:05 PM
Ansel Adams dodge and burn to make teh scene more realistic. I.e. he wouldn't dodge it until the color changse, or to create cloud effects. This is a nice photo but it is approaching digital art.

Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Originally posted by Nazgul:

Originally posted by djtj1980:

How can you consider this a good picture? It isn't a picture at all. You have altered the "picture" so much that it is no longer a picture, it is artwork. I would suggest dropping the camera and picking up a paint brush. Take your artistic talents elsewhere. You are not a photographer in my eyes!

Sincerely,
djtj1980


and you are?


It is great art. I guess we have to look at these examples like Ansel Adams landscape photos. Those photos ARE NOT straight out of his camera, he pioneered darkroom techniques that would be the equivalent of dodging and burning. Because it's done on a computer and not in a lab, does that make it any less legit? That's just an example, I'm actually not on either side of the debate.
07/12/2004 08:53:35 PM
This was the first ten I gave in nearly a year. Nice job.
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07/12/2004 07:39:32 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

Originally posted by djtj1980:

How can you consider this a good picture? It isn't a picture at all. You have altered the "picture" so much that it is no longer a picture, it is artwork. I would suggest dropping the camera and picking up a paint brush. Take your artistic talents elsewhere. You are not a photographer in my eyes!

Sincerely,
djtj1980


and you are?


It is great art. I guess we have to look at these examples like Ansel Adams landscape photos. Those photos ARE NOT straight out of his camera, he pioneered darkroom techniques that would be the equivalent of dodging and burning. Because it's done on a computer and not in a lab, does that make it any less legit? That's just an example, I'm actually not on either side of the debate.

Message edited by author 2004-07-12 19:40:53.
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07/12/2004 07:37:28 PM
It's a very nice piece of art, but the high amount of editing makes it look more like a painting now. Still, nice work.
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07/12/2004 05:39:59 PM
Heida, this picture is stunning! Two in a row, congratulations.
Vision is the difference between and average photogragher (like me, below average actually) and a real artist. Keep up the good work!

I had said some negative things to djtj, but edited it when I realized how new he was to the site, as my comments were about judging others when you yourself had not put your own work out to be judged. I hope that you get involved in the site and see why the site council(through much debate) decided to allow the members challenges to be post edited in this way. I think it was a good decision, as was the decision to leave the open challenge with the limited editing rules. Now we get to see the whole range of talents of the photograghers on this site, IMHO.
Anyway, enjoy the site, it is really an awesome one!


Message edited by author 2004-07-12 17:51:32.
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07/12/2004 05:31:11 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

ok djtj1980 show an example how you take a below average photo and turn it in to an excellent one!

The picture that comes to mind is no longer available here at dpc... Only the excellent one is. I'm talking about the June free study vinner.

The Silence picture is more a photo manipulation than a photo in my mind.
And how can a marineblue picture win the color purple challenge?! Parts of the fabric is Purple-ish I admit. Other parts is not(in my eyes on my monitor).
With this level of photo manipulation why not just shoot a grey cloth, select it and tweek it into purple?

If you take this further why not take a photo, turn it into b/w, send it to a graphic artist of choice and let him/her paint it in pretty colors in Photoshop or Painter?

Is this what we want? Is this really in the spirit of this photography contest?
07/12/2004 04:47:11 PM
Wow Heida... Great shot Oh and by the way now you know how professional athletes feel when some moron heckels them from the crowd.!!! The really good ones just go about their business as if the jerk wasnt there.

And a special note to djtj. Even if thats the way you feel, why not try observing for a while and learn some things before you make a fool of yourself.
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07/12/2004 03:55:42 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

edit:


Why would I do when I just told you I don't like it.
07/12/2004 03:15:19 PM
ok djtj1980 show an example how you take a below average photo and turn it in to an excellent one!
07/12/2004 02:58:31 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

Originally posted by djtj1980:


Why does that matter?


It doesnt really I was just wondering who died and made you an expert on photography c," )


I never said, nor do I claim to be an expert in photography. What I am saying is that anybody can take a bad picture and make it a good one with do time. For example, the original angel picture that this photographer took was extremely underexposed and really was a boring, non-eye catching picture. (it may have intentianal to do what was needed to be done to make it a good picture) But with time and nice photo program for your computer it can easily become a nice picture. In my mind the whole challege of photography is to capture a nice picture, not create one.
07/12/2004 02:49:25 PM
Well, I'm still failry new to the site and so this was the first time i've had a chance to view your work. Now I know what all the fuss is about! This photo was remarkable imho and every element in it totally worked. I voted an 8 and am glad to see it win a ribbon.... congrats! : )
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07/12/2004 02:43:43 PM
Originally posted by djtj1980:


Why does that matter?


It doesnt really I was just wondering who died and made you an expert on photography c," )
07/12/2004 02:32:21 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

Originally posted by djtj1980:

How can you consider this a good picture? It isn't a picture at all. You have altered the "picture" so much that it is no longer a picture, it is artwork. I would suggest dropping the camera and picking up a paint brush. Take your artistic talents elsewhere. You are not a photographer in my eyes!

Sincerely,
djtj1980


and you are?


Why does that matter?
07/12/2004 02:24:56 PM
Originally posted by djtj1980:

How can you consider this a good picture? It isn't a picture at all. You have altered the "picture" so much that it is no longer a picture, it is artwork. I would suggest dropping the camera and picking up a paint brush. Take your artistic talents elsewhere. You are not a photographer in my eyes!

Sincerely,
djtj1980


and you are?
07/12/2004 02:11:29 PM
How can you consider this a good picture? It isn't a picture at all. You have altered the "picture" so much that it is no longer a picture, it is artwork. I would suggest dropping the camera and picking up a paint brush. Take your artistic talents elsewhere. You are not a photographer in my eyes!

Sincerely,
djtj1980
07/12/2004 11:19:52 AM
what is the hatrick .. hmmm?
07/12/2004 07:47:15 AM
I gave you a 10, and all I can say is it is a pleasure to view your photos. Keep up the great work.
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07/12/2004 07:31:23 AM
AWWWsome! Great job once again!
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07/12/2004 06:00:47 AM
WOW, this was the one. Fantastic. You are wonderful!
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07/12/2004 04:30:10 AM
2 in a row!!! are we gonna see a HAT-TRICK!! once again.....outstanding work!!! :)
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07/12/2004 03:11:04 AM
Congrats again!!! Well done!! Well done indeed!
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07/12/2004 02:12:23 AM
knew this would win....Congrats Heida.
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07/12/2004 02:01:38 AM
2 in a row, way to go! congrats
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07/12/2004 01:34:37 AM
congrats on a wonderful double blue.. ready for the hatrick ???
this was my choice for blue during voting but i do not vote until i become full member. you are AWSOME please keep it up.
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07/12/2004 01:33:44 AM
Congrats Heida.
It is this type of photography to which I aspire!
If you didn't already understand...there is a great number of others
who feel the same.
Awesome photo.
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07/12/2004 12:37:40 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

This looks like a Heida photo...


Wouldn't surprise me if "Heida Photo" became a brand name! Awesome job, beautifully rendered, another 10! Congratulations!
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07/12/2004 12:34:19 AM
CONGRATS heida!!! you have a great Job right now in your photography...ur really doing ur homework :-) keep it up and thanks for sharing ur ideas
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07/12/2004 12:28:41 AM
you've done it again great job i donot know how i missed this in the vote but definitely a 10+
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07/12/2004 12:23:26 AM
Great! You won again!!! COngratulations!!!!
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07/12/2004 12:20:11 AM
Congratulations on the 2nd blue ribbon in a row! Great job! I ranked this shot the highest and am glad you got it!
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07/12/2004 12:17:38 AM
Here's to hoping you get first for the "Freedom" so we can see you in the number one position for all the challenges! Good luck, amazing photo.
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07/12/2004 12:17:35 AM
Hey, you are hot, hot ! Back to back awards. A toast to your success. The quality of your work is appreciated by all here.
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07/12/2004 12:08:37 AM
You're an artist in every sense of the word Heida. Amazing. Congrats, again.
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07/12/2004 12:08:16 AM
Browsing through all 200+ photos, this was one of the ones that caught my attention immediately. It elicits a lot of emotion, and it doesn't even need the title to speak for itself. Another job well done :)
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07/12/2004 12:06:45 AM
Kiwiness has sold all his gear and is on his way to become a monk;)

go Heiða go:D
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07/12/2004 12:06:28 AM
Call you butter! way to go!
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07/12/2004 12:05:57 AM
Magnificent!!! And two in a row!! Congratulations (twice). So well deserved!!!
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07/12/2004 12:05:54 AM
I had a feeling this was one of yours. Good job.

June
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07/12/2004 12:03:38 AM
Fantastic shot! I'm truly impressed. But whats up with the duel ribbons? You tryin' to replace Kiwiness??? If so ya gotta do it again!

Kudos
TC
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07/12/2004 12:02:46 AM
Two in a row! Way to go!
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07/12/2004 12:02:33 AM
Wow! Another fine one from you. Two ribbons and both well deserved. Congrats, and congrats again. :-)
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07/12/2004 12:02:32 AM
Heida, I was pretty sure this was yours. It has your distinctive style. Beautiful shot, I forgot to leave a comment before hand. Two blues in a row, you are doing fantastic! Great work.
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07/12/2004 12:02:30 AM
You need to stop this, girl... Nobody will ever stand a chance for another blue ribbon if you keep this up! ;)

Congrats on a simply amazing photo. Well deserved!
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07/12/2004 12:02:29 AM
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
WoW Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
07/12/2004 12:01:26 AM
two blues at once!! WOW!! very impressed! great job :)
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07/12/2004 12:01:20 AM
Twice on the frontpage, congrats!
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07/12/2004 12:01:14 AM
Another great one Heida. Beautiful photo. Congrats!
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07/12/2004 12:01:10 AM
Back 2 Back blues. Great job, as usual!
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07/12/2004 12:00:46 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2004 11:58:44 PM
This looks like a Heida photo, very deep and expressive. Good use of desaturation to play up the purple. It seems like there are some brownish tones in the shroud that take away from the purple, but otherwise very nicely done.
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07/11/2004 04:21:55 PM
The face is so compelling -- mysterious. The muted cloth adds so much to the feel. The blur in the water/rock distracts a bit but the sky is wonderful. One of my ribbon picks.
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07/11/2004 01:49:42 PM
This is a winner ,Stunning work.
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07/11/2004 12:39:55 PM
think this will be a ribbon winner 10/10 love the feel to this
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07/11/2004 09:00:40 AM
Very nice atmosphere in this picture. I like it. -8
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07/11/2004 03:45:25 AM
This is very good! Wonderfully done! 10
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07/10/2004 11:53:24 PM
Great compositon and the color effects work very well here. 10
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07/10/2004 10:53:54 PM
Excellent use of desat...love the textures, the tones, and the mood conveyed in this image. One of my top four picks!
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07/10/2004 04:08:32 PM
i really like this, but with the desaturation, it made the material not so purple..and the border is a little heavy.. but its still probably one of my favs in the challenge
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07/09/2004 10:23:20 PM
Superb use of desaturization. Excellent scene - great light (or post processing) on your model's face. Sky and background is moody but works perfectly. White line in the border is minimal but still not needed. This should score very high.
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07/09/2004 01:43:52 PM
Good pic, but the color purple is not the subject. The women is the subject, and the title suggests that she reflecting is silence. This doesn't have too much to do with the color purple.

Good portrait overall, but the image has a bit of digital noise on my monitor. I like the frame.
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07/09/2004 11:29:48 AM
beautiful
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07/08/2004 08:34:48 PM
heida?
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07/08/2004 07:13:41 PM
Most definately one of the week's best. Excellent use of selective saturation, and I really like the mood of the shot. Kind of sad, while at the same time... content. Nice work.
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07/08/2004 06:52:55 PM
Wow! The contrast in subject vs. background is striking!
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07/08/2004 10:26:11 AM
This photo is so full of emotion and its fantastic
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07/08/2004 02:11:52 AM
love the mood of the shot. interesting photo. 7
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07/07/2004 11:37:17 PM
very haunting image. I love the stark sky and landcsape and her pallid skin wrapped in the purple shroud. 10!
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07/07/2004 06:04:04 PM
Possible ribbon. 9
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07/07/2004 03:24:19 PM
very nice emotive photo....I like the gray tones and the muted purple. The little color in this photo is not over the top. I also like the way you composed the photo with the main subject off to the side. I'm giving this photo a 10
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07/07/2004 03:21:26 PM
Breathtaking. I would have prefered an angle that didn't show the rocks in the foreground, or that blurred them. But the composition is wonderful. I love the desaturation of the background also. This will be in the top 10 for sure.
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07/07/2004 02:03:52 PM
Cha-Ching 10....love it
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07/06/2004 08:00:19 PM
What an image! I am at a loss for words. Beautiful. Emotion charged. It reads like a book and what it says is Humanity on Earth to me. What a great Photograph. It is one of my all-time favorites.
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07/06/2004 06:42:13 PM
This is an absolutely stunning image. There is drama, tesnsion and multiple levels of interest. Your choice of placement for the model is perfect. I really see no where to make a comment for improvement. BRAVO 10
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07/06/2004 04:52:56 PM
a 10 no question about it
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07/06/2004 02:10:24 PM
Subtle, subtle, subtls... I love this one. The purple shawl works so well as the only colored item in the image. To me there is a quality of sadness along with the silence and contemplation. Beautifully done. A 10.
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07/06/2004 10:10:50 AM
Ahhh... finally a photo that plays up purple that makes me say wow! Good lighting and very emotive - nice job! I hope you don't get low scores because of the desaturation challenge.
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07/05/2004 09:56:22 PM
Very nice. I would consider just a bit more unsaturation so as not to cut in the background so sharply. However, the study remains strong. Very nice.
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07/05/2004 07:54:21 PM
haunting
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07/05/2004 07:00:49 PM
the first ten I've given in a year. Also the first comment I've made in that time.
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07/05/2004 02:30:01 PM
I am really happy to see original idea (no flowers) quite well executed, and the mood is great... i really like the way you make the backgroud popup even in B&W, the model is nice ! a10
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07/05/2004 11:39:34 AM
I like the theme in the picture, but cropping could have been wider or something could have been done with the composition to enhance it more.
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07/05/2004 11:21:42 AM
Great picture. This probably would have bee a good entry for the Desaturation contest too.
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07/05/2004 10:24:40 AM
Very moody. Nice lighting. Purple cloth and clouds appear grainy that would've been cleaned up nicely in NeatImage, giving it that finished look.
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07/05/2004 03:30:58 AM
I love moody photos :) The desaturation really works here. Definitely a 10...
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07/05/2004 02:28:58 AM
Tres fantastique !! (10)
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07/05/2004 12:52:29 AM
Powerfull. Beautiful. 10
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