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'I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.'
1st Place'I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.'
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Opening Lines (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70 2.8L II
Date: Feb 5, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 12800
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2015



[Feb. 12th, 2015 11:06:22 PM]

I'm so grateful for your high votes and comments! And I have a fave from Clive!! Very honored.
I love taking portraits and am just so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful people! The boy in the photo, like Daniel - the main character of the book - is about to turn 11 and loves reading. I hope he will pose for me again, he's a wonderful actor!
Thank you to his dad with his handsome hands and mom, for help with appropriate attire and balancing act on the chair, holding our only light source - iPhone flashlight. :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.9722
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.8148
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 1313
Views during voting: 170
Votes: 72
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/18/2015 10:39:57 AM
He has the perfect face and expression for this image, well done! Congratulations on your blue.
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02/14/2015 11:50:03 AM
The things that can be done with an iPhone....

Marvelous portrait. Congrats on the ribbon
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02/13/2015 07:38:42 PM
She's a Lighting Master! Both "He"s are an excellent model. And... you're not too bad yourself! :D

This is wonderful.
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02/13/2015 06:49:20 PM
Congratulations on the blue! Wonderful portrait. The boy's expression perfectly portrays the line.
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02/13/2015 10:07:31 AM
Just saw this on my DPC FB feed and had to come and comment: This is fantastic. I loved The Shadow on the Wind! This captures the awe and wonder on Daniel's face when his father first shows him the Cemetery of Forgotten Books perfectly. This could be a still from a movie. Great light, mood, and capture - congratulations on capturing the scene beautifully and winning the blue!
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02/13/2015 09:13:53 AM
My stand alone 10, I had three 9's. I thought this one was beautiful in all the ways everyone else has mentioned: lighting, expression, location and pose, look of the boy including costuming, tones, fit to the line and story. So wonderfully done. Congratulations.
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02/13/2015 05:42:33 AM
For the ones who say that advanced editing images can't win expert editing challenges :)

It's a wonderful photo and the young actor is perfect in his role.
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02/13/2015 04:29:34 AM
Fabulous job. Well done!
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02/13/2015 03:39:16 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the wonderful shot - I didn't doubt it would win!
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02/13/2015 12:35:35 AM
nicely put together. Congratulations!
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02/13/2015 12:07:07 AM
Just marvellous, you have a smorgasbord of people to chose from...wonderful. Always the winner for me well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2015 08:55:37 PM
My top pick; beautiful portrait. The grain along with the beautiful light really brings this to life.
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02/12/2015 03:16:58 PM
Favourite of the challenge for me. Very cinematic. 10
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02/12/2015 02:58:22 PM
This is what it's all about - good enough to go to print!!! Congrats and good luck!
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02/12/2015 02:18:47 PM
Great image, suits the challenge and the book line that you chose. The skin tone on the boy is wonderful, and the lighting is excellent too. You got a 9 from me!
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02/12/2015 11:48:29 AM
Great portrait, and super job of depicting the first line.
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02/12/2015 09:41:19 AM
Seems like the scene of a movie
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02/10/2015 11:13:48 PM
What a great facial expression, really matches your title.
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02/10/2015 04:18:46 AM
This is lovely, that boy really suits the part, with his wide eyes, and ole charming hat. One of My top picks. Bumping up.
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02/06/2015 11:47:09 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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02/06/2015 02:13:24 AM
Ohh... The Shadow of the Wind: I enjoyed this book very much. And I think your entry is a great illustration of it, it has the necessarey vintage look because of the flat cap and the buttoned up shirt. I would have guessed that book even without your title.
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