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Challenge: In The Style Of: librodo (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: McMinnville, TN
Date: Mar 12, 2011
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2011

adjusted saturation and temp
adjusted exposure and contrast
smoothed the neck
applied eye bright x 3
cloned a spot on the eye
smoothed face, chest and arm
cloned spots off background

Place: 59 out of 95
Avg (all users): 5.3571
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0741
Avg (non-participants): 5.4402
Views since voting: 832
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 238
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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07/27/2011 10:11:26 PM
Stunningly beautiful girl, fantastic background and colors, and neat post processing. Underrated for what that is worth!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2011 02:12:28 PM
I love the colors but they are a bit oversaturated and too much softening on the skin. What a find on the wall it almost seems like a composite.
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03/19/2011 01:20:35 PM
i think you oversaturated some parts..
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03/18/2011 08:49:39 AM
LOL! I am not sure how to get past those two issues though as they are the biggest. I would be interested in seeing the original on this one to understand better where you started from. But let's see what else I can add. I think you are a bit too heavy on bus. Cropping a bit off the right side - maybe just past the vertical line, would give you a better balance in the image. The other things that stand out are the over saturation and smoothness. Sorry - keeps dragging me back. Your model has a good gaze. I would be interested in seeing her maybe looking at me from the same head position. I know Manny has his models looking away often, but the gaze through the camera connecting with the viewer is a strong thing. But really, the issues you brought up are the biggest reason for your score. A different crop and a more relaxed editing hand (and a tweak on her skin tones to mellow them out even if those colors are the natural ones) would get you a different score. You have a very pretty model there and would be good to use her more often if for nothing else than portrait experimentation.
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03/17/2011 03:49:52 PM
nice job over all. :) her skin looks really smooth and even!
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03/17/2011 11:11:41 AM
Vibrant color and her eyes are remarkable. Nice photo!
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03/17/2011 03:20:49 AM
hoo boy, this is WAY oversmoothed

sorry, i should be more constructive. not knowing your skill level, i would suggest in the future to mask out only the skin on your model and do your smoothing on that. i personally use Digital Gem Airbrush filter at about a 60% application to smooth the skin nicely w/out looking artificial.

pretty girl tho and nice work on the eyes
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03/16/2011 11:25:52 PM
Skins seems a little over softened to me.
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03/16/2011 03:50:15 PM
This picture is too warm/orange to me. But her eyes are fantastic and the composition is pleasing. 6
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03/16/2011 02:04:00 PM
Looks way oversaturated to me.
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03/16/2011 04:36:04 AM
She's quite orange. Very pretty girl though, with nice bright eyes.
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