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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Feb 24, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/90 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2005

Took a photo of my daughter Stéphanie, 19 days old, on the couch. We placed a white sheet on the couch with white balkets under the sheet to make sure the background turned out perfectly white. Pumped up the white a bit in PHotoshop with Levels.

Used bounce flash off my ceiling with my Canon 550EX flash. Forgot that I had set my camera at ISO 800, but the grain wasn't too bad after using a bit of Neat Image.

Canon 17-40L set at 29mm.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 431
Avg (all users): 7.0904
Avg (commenters): 8.9556
Avg (participants): 7.0562
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 11137
Views during voting: 714
Votes: 354
Comments: 100
Favorites: 41 (view)


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06/12/2005 12:26:10 AM
Ann Geddes would be jealous!!!
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03/18/2005 03:52:47 AM
its so cute :-)
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03/15/2005 12:35:09 PM
Adorable perfection. Congratulations Jacko!
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03/14/2005 01:38:27 PM
Extra-ordinary in all aspect
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03/12/2005 07:22:21 PM
Cute little "badass" ya got there, Jacko!

As always, your image is meticulously composed and technically perfect.
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03/12/2005 12:08:31 PM
A late congrats from Uncle Beagleboy. Can't believe that I still haven't been able to see the little gem with work and whatnot. Can't wait to Easter so that I can be formally introduced. Congrats on another great pic, bro.

Message edited by author 2005-03-12 12:10:50.
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03/12/2005 02:49:18 AM
Congratulations!
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03/10/2005 04:54:48 PM
Awesome pic dude. I'm a little prejudiced seeing as i'm the godfather and all...
Just received my new minolta 7D. Totally unfocused pictures coming your way.( You guys know i'm Jacko inspiration don't U)
cheers!
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03/10/2005 12:56:58 PM
many congrats to you as a new father.. and photographer as well, i suppose :)
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03/10/2005 11:20:27 AM
Yeeeah! Jacko decent shot! Congrats to ya.... Ribbon count Jacko = 16, Kiwi = 16.... Time I got back into it :)))))
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03/10/2005 07:07:55 AM
Félicitations Jacko! Quelle belle petite fille que vous avez! Un autre beau ruban pour ta collection!
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03/10/2005 12:59:38 AM
nice the baby is beutiful
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03/09/2005 10:03:52 PM
Congratulations! I knew this would win a ribbon.
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03/09/2005 09:12:06 PM
what a sweet little darlin. Congrats Jacko. Now this shot would have to take pride and place and your wall right ??? :-)
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03/09/2005 09:08:32 PM
What a little darling. Jacko I just knew you would ribbon with this wonderful portrait.
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03/09/2005 09:03:19 PM
Congratulations! Knew this had to ribbon! Beautifully and expertly done to convey the sweet, innocent beauty of your daughter!
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03/09/2005 04:22:51 PM
She da cutey!
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03/09/2005 02:49:02 PM

I knew it would ribbon...I was just one spot off! Second place, though, dayum! Congrats, on both photo and child. She's absolutely beautiful!
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03/09/2005 01:55:57 PM
I knew this would ribbon (hoped, anyway.) Wonderful portrait of your lovely little daughter.
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03/09/2005 12:19:48 PM
Congratulations! Both Stéphanie and your picture of her are gorgeous!
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03/09/2005 11:34:09 AM
BEAUTIFUL shot and an even prettier little girl! Congrats on your ribbon, and the little blessing! I like these MUCH better than bug macros! Hehe! My best to you and yours Jacko!
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03/09/2005 10:46:23 AM
Félicitation mon cher!! What a cuty!! Looks like mommy. ;-)
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03/09/2005 09:54:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, and congrats to you both on the birth of steph...the extra portrait pics are beautiful..love the chilling and the portraits.Enjoy her.
debby
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03/09/2005 09:41:58 AM
What a sweet....beautiful baby.... I love babies.... Congratulations on your ribbon and the birth of your newest child!
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03/09/2005 09:36:34 AM
Simply a great picture.
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03/09/2005 09:36:20 AM
beautiful!!! Congrats.
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03/09/2005 09:31:49 AM
Congrats Jacko, knew this would win. Wonderful and sweet portrait!
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03/09/2005 09:21:49 AM
I told you to enjoy your ribbon! Congrats man, this is a beautiful pic!
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03/09/2005 08:08:29 AM
well deserved, Jacko
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03/09/2005 07:52:55 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and the new member of your family. A truly wonderful occasion.
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03/09/2005 06:39:50 AM
Thanks the kind words and the generous votes. You can see more photos
here. I'll be setting up some galleries on my website later on.
03/09/2005 04:33:19 AM
Big congrats Jacko on Stéphanie. Be proud, be very proud.

She really makes a kick start as a model. I guess we will be seeing more of her around here.

Brilliant photograph.

Message edited by author 2005-03-09 04:47:08.
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03/09/2005 04:24:24 AM
Congratulations !
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03/09/2005 04:12:42 AM
congrats!! you have a very cute baby girl!! and the pic is very clean! i like it!
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03/09/2005 03:36:45 AM
Congratulations Jacko!!! She's beautiful!!! :o)
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03/09/2005 03:22:36 AM
Another beautiful Bug shot Jacko! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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03/09/2005 03:20:21 AM
Congratulations !
What an emotive and sweet photo !
Stéphanie is a wonderful bébé , I'm sure you're going to delighted us with more photos of her.
Well deserved ribbon.
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03/09/2005 03:06:55 AM
Congratulations for the ribbon but mostly for a beautiful new baby daughter! Precious!
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03/09/2005 01:33:55 AM
I did not vote )no time)but this is just lovely Great work and she is adorable and a lovely keepsake for her
Congrats on your ribbon
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03/09/2005 01:04:03 AM
just doesn't get any better than this! she's beautiful and the shot is perfect. congrats! :hug
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03/09/2005 01:02:49 AM
Beautiful capture of a beautiful baby.... treasure them both.. and congrats on your ribbon :)
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03/09/2005 12:52:59 AM
very nicely done...great blend....contrats on a red !
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03/09/2005 12:42:24 AM
nice work, again, jacko
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03/09/2005 12:39:27 AM
Jacko! Wow. Congratulations on your RED.
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03/09/2005 12:30:38 AM
YAY! I'm so happy! A perfect baby in a perfect shot ribbons in DPC!
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03/09/2005 12:20:43 AM
Congrats on your little girl and your ribbon, Jacko!
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03/09/2005 12:19:26 AM
Ahhhh Jacko.....she's just gorgeous!! Congrats also on the red.

sue
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03/09/2005 12:08:13 AM
Congrat's Jacko!
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03/09/2005 12:04:32 AM
This is so awesome! I love it!

Congrats on a beautiful photo of your beautiful new baby girl! Glad she ribboned! (HUG)
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03/09/2005 12:03:13 AM
You got a beautiful one there. Congrads.
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03/09/2005 12:01:40 AM
Congrats on Red Jacko! Cute kid! :o)
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03/09/2005 12:01:34 AM
just beautiful. Congrats on ribbon and daughter
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2005 07:22:21 PM
sooooo sweet
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03/08/2005 04:59:22 PM
A wonderfully sweet shot that fits the challenge pefectly. Great exposure and the contrast is not lost at all in the details on the face. Good luck.
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03/07/2005 11:47:12 PM
oh how cute :)
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03/07/2005 06:51:38 PM
My favorite!
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03/07/2005 03:21:11 PM
OK, 3 possible winners this week, this being one of them.. Perfect, you could make a lot of $$$ from this shot.. 10 all the way marksimms
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03/07/2005 01:42:54 PM
Awesome soft focus! Great job achieving the white! 10 I love babies how could I not give this in any less! Serious rhough wonderfull image!
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03/07/2005 01:00:29 PM
fantastic, one of the best so far
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03/07/2005 11:02:41 AM
I love kids! this gets a big 10 in my book!
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03/07/2005 09:37:45 AM
A beautiful image.
She is lovely Jacko - had to be you!!! Congratulation to the proud parents.
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03/07/2005 09:03:59 AM
Precious.
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03/06/2005 11:44:02 PM
Very cute and well done.
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03/06/2005 11:04:12 AM
How beautiful! 10 easy!
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03/05/2005 01:58:55 PM
Oh wow, this looks like an Anne Geddes shot. I love it, it's absolutely beautiful.

I'm back to bump you up. <10> Looking through all the photos I have to say that this was my favorite in this challenge. It expresses such innocence and purity. Llighting is perfect. I hope this wins. Good Luck!
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03/04/2005 06:30:35 PM
This is so sweet...
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03/04/2005 04:03:10 PM
Precious.
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03/04/2005 03:47:19 PM
This is just sooo good! Gotta ribbon!
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03/04/2005 03:42:48 PM
Beautiful!
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03/04/2005 12:32:56 PM

I predict 1st place. This is the best shot by far. Congrats in advance :)
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03/04/2005 10:50:54 AM
Is this by Anne Geddes ? What a great shot...Good luck with this lovely image of purity and innocence.
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03/04/2005 09:02:00 AM
Fantastic
10
good luck
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03/04/2005 06:12:13 AM
Beautiful. Lighting is great. 10
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03/04/2005 01:55:28 AM
surely this will do well: innocence & life
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03/04/2005 12:20:42 AM
Very Precious! Nice soft lighting. 10 from me!

Message edited by author 2005-03-11 23:36:23.
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03/03/2005 11:50:37 PM
I love this image!
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03/03/2005 11:42:05 PM
Thank you, the best one so far--I was getting a little worried about this challenge.
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03/03/2005 02:28:02 PM
Just precious! Very "Anne Geddes" like. Simple, well executed. 10 from me.
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03/03/2005 01:27:49 PM
Wonderful photo, so peaceful and innocent.
I wish I could sleep in such a pose. I can come close but I don't fold that easily anymore. :)
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03/03/2005 01:18:44 PM
now thats what i call something fabulously classy!
this is too good!
keep it up!
good luck to u and to your model for the later part of your life!
kindly send me the details of the pic!
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03/03/2005 01:10:06 PM
Definitely worth a 10. Nice job!
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03/03/2005 10:37:02 AM
One of my favorites...very nice.
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03/03/2005 04:34:17 AM
Very Anne Geddes, I am not a great fan of her style? is an exeptional image 10
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03/03/2005 02:14:27 AM
What a little angel! What a brave shot - diaperless baby on white. :) This is a lovely picture.
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03/03/2005 12:26:50 AM
Beautiful baby.... :)
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03/02/2005 11:04:29 PM
You've already won the most valuable prize handed out to any human, haven't you? It'll be hard to critique this without gushing - this is truly light on white.
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03/02/2005 09:07:05 PM
Awwww nothing cuter that a sleeping baby
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03/02/2005 08:31:21 PM
Nice compoisition.
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03/02/2005 04:22:37 PM
a great Anne Geddes shot - poster stuff - 10.
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03/02/2005 01:59:54 PM
What a wonderful photo. Excellent job getting everything but the baby completely white. 9
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03/02/2005 01:36:40 PM
Awww sweet little baby! 10
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03/02/2005 01:04:55 PM
This is such a gorgeous photo.....I would love to take such a great photo of my baby! how did you get such a perfect background? 10 for u.
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03/02/2005 12:59:17 PM
Gotta be jacko, right? This is so pure it's breathtaking. 10 from me.
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03/02/2005 11:15:54 AM
Definately has the cute factor, and alsoa great image in its own right.
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03/02/2005 11:02:16 AM
Nice portrait Jacko. Kinda cliché though.
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03/02/2005 06:20:12 AM
Such a cutie ... it is a wonderful picture ... Congrats!
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03/02/2005 03:07:24 AM
What can I say, This just Takes my breath away.
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03/02/2005 03:01:35 AM
Not original, but very well done.
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03/02/2005 12:35:56 AM
What a precious picture! It's only missing the white wings. 10
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03/02/2005 12:26:07 AM
Beautiful and oh so sweet... glad I didn't submit my little ones shot now. Pales in comparison but then again, it's hard to compete with you. ;-)
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