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*Coco Chanel*
by Mr. Biscuit
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<b>5th Place</b><br>*Coco Chanel*<br>by Mr. Biscuit
02-JAN-2006 Mr. Biscuit

5th Place
*Coco Chanel*
by Mr. Biscuit

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
1/250s f/7.1 at 10.0mm iso400 with Flash full exif

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Canon DSLR Challenge07-Jan-2006 18:31
It works because it's strong enough to be intentional. Again, when you break the rules, break them so it becomes obvious it was not an error. This is obviously intentional, and being so, works, and works well. :) ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge07-Jan-2006 00:17
I don't know about others, but for me the big reflection on the right side of the glasses adds a lot to this wonderful photo. It's like it (the reflection) has a character of it's own --- aam1234
Canon DSLR Challenge06-Jan-2006 21:51
I was wondering if anyone was going to be distracted by the reflections. I shot this a coupla ways, and experimented during post-work, but whenever I notched the reflections back, the image lost something (from my POV). I wanted something bright, glamouresque, and mildly weird. After staring at it a while, I lost all objectivity and decided to leave as is. Anyhow, thanks, all, for generous comments. --Mr. Biscuit
Canon DSLR Challenge06-Jan-2006 21:20
Ahem aam ;) I already loved it! I just found the big flash reflection in the right part specs a bit distracting is all. Overall you did a great job Mr. Biscuit. I really like the whole getup and a great job by the very charming and classy young lady

-Techo :)
Canon DSLR Challenge06-Jan-2006 10:32
Oh the last comment was from me. The lighting and color of this photo is just superb (when will I take such photos, sigh). I also convinced Techo how perfect this photo is :) aam1234
Canon DSLR Challenge05-Jan-2006 20:26
Didn't read any of the comments here, nor looked closely at any of the entries...but this one caught my eyes. beautiful capture Mr. Biscuit !
Michael Puff05-Jan-2006 05:50
Clearly Ms. Coco is a crumb off the old biscuit. The idea, colors, costume, and subject are totally charming. If that's not enough fer ya, it's a rather damn fine execution as well. -Michael
Canon DSLR Challenge05-Jan-2006 02:29
Nice work Mr. Biscuit! Great composition, nice soft colors and definately domineering purple. Markjay
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Jan-2006 23:15
[INSERT COMMENT HERE] No blurring, though I did have to clone out silhouettes from me, camera, and flash unit from portions of both reflections. The light is coming from high off the wall behind me (flash head rotated 180 degrees, angled up), yielding a fairly diffuse light source. So, straight off the camera, the reflections had soft edges. --Mr. Biscuit
Guest 04-Jan-2006 22:35
Did you blur the flash in the reflections in photoshop or did it really come out like that?
jimhwy04-Jan-2006 11:53
Wonderful. Great lighting, great shading of the background, and what a fantastic model. The purple shades are purphect!
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Jan-2006 11:37
As sweet as ever. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with kids cutting their own hair, mine all did it at least once. It simply means you can't take them out in public for a while ;-)
Vikas Malhotra04-Jan-2006 06:28
CUTE... :-)

Guest 03-Jan-2006 23:06
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Jan-2006 20:44
Phew, about the bangs. :) We're all eagerly awaiting the other outfits! ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Jan-2006 18:44
Cute, very cute indeed!! Can't wait to see the other outfits!! -Cat
Guest 03-Jan-2006 18:10
This is too cute! Just adorable. Those soft purples are lovely, but it's that smile that grabs me!
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Jan-2006 12:05
No, Lonnit, she didn't cut her own bangs. The hat swept her hair up a bit more on the left, making her bangs appear uneven. Also: She indicated this morning (over Rice Crispies) that she has 4 more outfits she'd like to model. Somehow, I don't think the Challenge Crowd has seen the last of Coco. --Mr. Biscuit
Guest 02-Jan-2006 23:25
She's a natural in front of the camera. Interesting pose and composition.
Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jan-2006 20:28
I love Miss Biscuit! Tender and lucsious! shu
Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jan-2006 19:41
LOL! Such an obvious Biscuit shot! Hmnmmm.... did she trim her own bangs? And yes, my first thought was color. :) ~ Lonnit