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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Wyoming
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

My oldest daughter posing for me again. I love these kids. hehehe.. I had the hardest time decided what to submit. I sure hope this one was the right choice.

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Place: 1 out of 284
Avg (all users): 7.6461
Avg (commenters): 8.9429
Avg (participants): 7.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6871
Views since voting: 20769
Views during voting: 712
Votes: 308
Comments: 167
Favorites: 140 (view)


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04/14/2010 01:55:18 PM
so buty!
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07/20/2009 11:31:48 PM
seeing this again..still so perfect!
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03/26/2008 07:37:34 PM
this is beauiftul
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11/04/2007 09:30:37 PM
Great shot, good job capturing the emotion too, really great job
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04/06/2007 12:36:40 AM
Not sure if anyone knows what the world of dance is like for these young dancers. It is worse than any public school out there. Girls can be so mean to others and as a dancer trying to move up in different levels is challenge not only physically but mentally as well. This little one is an amazing dancer and performer. Taking this picture was easy because she was her amazing self, modeling in front of the camera as usual. Not all pictures need to be of a child smiling or running around playing. I take those all to often..it is these shots that bring pictures to life....for me that is....
04/04/2007 05:48:31 PM
GLOOMY??? contemplative, maybe...but look at the joy in those beautiful colors! (um, why was she looking so distant anyway-way too young to be SOOO serious!)

Message edited by author 2007-04-04 17:49:10.
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04/04/2007 05:42:15 PM
Originally posted by zumakr:

gloomy... but......


But...????
03/31/2007 08:07:17 PM
gloomy... but......
01/12/2007 07:19:37 AM
perfect!
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01/12/2007 02:24:21 AM
Oh MAN! ... That is SO SO SO gorgeous! Congratulations (on your daughter AND your skill!)
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04/23/2006 03:42:13 PM
Originally posted by DebN2003:

she looks like a porcelain doll. Outstanding work.


That's interesting that you say that..we call her our little porcelain doll. Thanks so much.
11/10/2005 12:02:22 AM
Gorgeous children's portrait!
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11/01/2005 12:05:56 PM
Originally posted by Benbino:

Fantastic. You're lucky to have such helpful kids. Where in town did you shoot this?


Taken at the old college. Thanks!!
11/01/2005 06:52:55 AM
she looks like a porcelain doll. Outstanding work.
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10/31/2005 06:56:56 PM
Fantastic. You're lucky to have such helpful kids. Where in town did you shoot this?
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10/26/2005 02:45:35 AM
I just love this picture! I also have a young daughter and can appreciate the tenderness of this picture.
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09/23/2005 07:19:12 PM
Wow... Really Beautiful.
Sort of shot each of us would like to produce of one of our children!
Love the tender pose, the color of the dancewear against the starkness of the wall, the wistful facial expression...
Nicely done.
ginette
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09/21/2005 09:22:07 PM
Congratulations on your winning image! Its a wonderful portrait! Something to be cherished!
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09/21/2005 04:23:31 PM
Even kids aren't immune to your photos.
Comment from my 6-yr-old daughter:
She's pretty. Why is she sad? I guess she ran away from somebody.

:)
Great photo.

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09/21/2005 09:10:49 AM
Very nice shot, she is full of emotion. Congrats dude!
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09/20/2005 09:31:00 PM
Hey Sonja, your kids are getting bigger! This is a lovely photo!
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09/20/2005 05:45:45 PM
Man, I keep going back to look at this photo, amazing capture, one of the best of the best! I'd buy a poster of this!
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09/20/2005 04:12:16 PM
this picture is beautiful it captures how beautiful a person can be but with an ugly oustside like how the wall is so ugly but she sits ther looking amazing... one day i hope to get as good as that i'm working on it now...
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09/20/2005 01:36:19 PM

Ohhhh, Congratulations once again, Soni on a superb image!

Wow, she's growing up so quickly. This is a wonderful portrait. I'd love to see this on my wall! ;)

Luvya

Message edited by author 2005-09-20 13:37:03.
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09/20/2005 06:09:02 AM
First of all congratulation.

The little lady is so beautiful and the photo shoot is excellent and well suited for the challenge. Her expression is marvellous. I very much liked the shot.

Regards,
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09/20/2005 05:13:37 AM
Congrats on your blue, great photo
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09/20/2005 12:05:19 AM
Soni, many congratulations on your ribbon. This is just so beautiful, and your picture more than deserved the blue ribbon.
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09/19/2005 11:50:18 PM
Thanks again, everyone! Still smiling big :-))
09/19/2005 11:14:24 PM
This is wonderful, Sonya!! The colors and clarity, textures, composition -- a well-deserving win! Congratulations!
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09/19/2005 09:49:56 PM
worthy - congrats

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09/19/2005 09:05:55 PM
Congratulations Soni one of my favorites. A well deserved first place.
Beautiful pose and framing. Lovely child.
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09/19/2005 08:40:10 PM
She is so tiny. Such a serious look on a tiny face! I really like this portrait. I think the colors of the outfit really bring some life to it. Congratulations on a wonderful portrait, and on the ribbon.
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09/19/2005 07:29:27 PM
Great idea...great shot ...great model...congrats on the blue !!!
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09/19/2005 07:21:46 PM
Great job Soni. I guess you picked the correct one.:)
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09/19/2005 06:43:46 PM
Congratulations Soni one of my favorite images from this challenge.
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09/19/2005 06:30:33 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved Blue with this spectacular image! One of my all time favorites... just stunning work!
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09/19/2005 05:15:57 PM
Absolutely beautiful - Congratulations!
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09/19/2005 05:08:21 PM
Congraulations on a lovely image
Your daughter is beautiful
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09/19/2005 04:32:19 PM
Congrats Soni!!!! Gorgeous picture, and adoreable subject.
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09/19/2005 04:13:24 PM
Just lovely! COngrats Soni!!!
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09/19/2005 04:08:11 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! A awesme image, and shes a cutie..:)
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09/19/2005 03:54:16 PM
Beautiful with great contrasts of the girl and the background. Congratulations!
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09/19/2005 03:49:47 PM
Congrats Soni! this was one of my toppicks so beautiful :D
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09/19/2005 03:10:25 PM
That tug on the heart strings will get them every time! Congratulations Sonja! I love it!
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09/19/2005 02:53:40 PM
Congratulations Soni!! :) Beautiful shot
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09/19/2005 02:26:29 PM
Congratulation.
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09/19/2005 02:12:46 PM
Wow! I didn't get to vote on all entries, but this one would have gotten a definite 10 from me. I love how pure and innocent the girl is, contrasting to the dark and graingy surroundings. She looks like a little China doll! Keeping the leaves in the foreground is a nice touch too. Excellent!!! You should definitely put this on DPCPrints.
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09/19/2005 01:18:23 PM
I commented this 2 times already, I came back to this image over and over, and it's amazing I can't help one more :)). It's like I don't even know if you neatimaged it or not, some makeup is there too, but you mastered it so well that despite it's softness every single little detail is there and not melt like in the overneatimaged miages DPC seems to love so much.
It's just beautiful, the colors the expression, marvellous, everything, a masterpiece. Add to that your daughter is a little beauty.
I'd add this in my favorites 10 times. I'm so happy when somethin like this wins.

Cristi.
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09/19/2005 01:29:01 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-09-19 15:11:41.
09/19/2005 01:24:00 PM
Sorry due to slow site I posted 3 times the same.


Message edited by author 2005-09-19 17:35:21.
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09/19/2005 12:31:41 PM
Well getting the blue definitely shows you made the right choice! Congrats!
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09/19/2005 11:46:52 AM
Originally posted by cloverstar:

Perhaps allow more of her skin texture to be there. Great choice of background;


Yeah I don't typical care for this either but it definitely gives it a unique look. It does look better on females, IMO. Anyway, like what everyone else has said, it's a fantastic photo.

Message edited by author 2005-09-19 11:47:27.
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09/19/2005 11:08:58 AM
No words. Chapeau!
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09/19/2005 10:54:33 AM
Stunning.
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09/19/2005 10:49:30 AM
Oh Soni!!!!!!!! Once again, you have totally outdone yourself! What a timeless, spectacular portrait!!! Congratulations !!
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09/19/2005 10:38:02 AM
So happy for your well deserved blue ribbon. Congrats !!!
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09/19/2005 10:30:51 AM
Congrats Sonja! Well deserved ribbon!
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09/19/2005 10:26:50 AM
Congrats! Beautiful image! I gave it a perfect 10!:)
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09/19/2005 10:08:30 AM
I am pretty lucky to have 2 lovely girls to pose for me..without them I wouldn't have got this I am sure. They do get tired of me shooting pictures of them, but they love to see the outcome. She will be please this shot won! I have a few more in this gallery of her and my other daughter. http://www.pbase.com/sonifo/chandraya http://www.pbase.com/sonifo/lilamae&page=3

Thanks to all of you!!! ((hug))

Kev, I used a process to lighten the middle and darken the edges slightly to make the young girl stand out. Didn't really do much else to the shot. I did crop it and probably wouldn't have changed a thing even after the comments. I like it just the way it is. I wanted the background to help tell the story. I do have a shot in the gallery that was messed with, but thought it would do to well.

Thanks to that special friend of mine who helped me choose this one. :-)) (hug)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! You all rock!

Message edited by author 2005-09-19 10:51:41.
09/19/2005 09:50:10 AM
Congrats Sonfio! As much as I hate losing I must admit that it feels much better being beaten by you than just any given DPC-e ;-) Great shot.

Message edited by author 2005-09-19 09:52:00.
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09/19/2005 09:32:27 AM
TOLD YA! Nice job- she is such a doll! :D
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09/19/2005 09:30:26 AM
gorgeous, elegant and classy. your work consistently keeps me in awe. congrats on such a beautiful photo and a very beautiful daughter. *hug*
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09/19/2005 09:09:03 AM
w000hh0h000!!! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations on a 'stunning' photo...I bet your daughter must feel pretty excited too! :)

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09/19/2005 09:06:19 AM
Here she goes again. This is very beautiful. Excellent colors and the mood is also very good. Not your typical high-key shot BUT definitely of the same quality.
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09/19/2005 08:50:08 AM
Congrats on a wonderful well deserved ribbon Soni !
She's just beautiful. I love the background with the leaves about you used. I'm always looking for that type of location but they seem hard to find.
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09/19/2005 08:42:16 AM
Woohoo! Great shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/19/2005 08:32:45 AM
So aptly named. No better gem. Congratulations on your blue.
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09/19/2005 08:31:47 AM
Congratulations, a very well deserved blue.
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09/19/2005 08:22:25 AM
Congrats on the blue!!!!!!!!!!
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09/19/2005 08:21:57 AM
Congratulations! This was one of my favorites and I'm glad to see 63 others thought the same thing.
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09/19/2005 08:09:38 AM
Absolutely beautiful. The quality of this image is amazing given the small dimensions of the image necessary for sumission. Good to have you in ribbon territory again Soni
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09/19/2005 07:33:20 AM
I must say, this photo REALLY stuck out to me... I was going through, got tired of scoring, then saw this one on the thumbnail... I must say, I grabbed a 10! I'm glad this photo won, it's excellent!!
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09/19/2005 06:11:19 AM
You are very talented
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09/19/2005 05:31:19 AM
Well deserved blue! Congratulations on a LOVELY LOVELY shot.

(you're lucky your children still pose nicely for you, my two sort of roll their eyes at me!)
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09/19/2005 04:46:39 AM
love it when one of my 10's ribon that's verry rare, congratulations!
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09/19/2005 04:18:53 AM
congrats soni, she is gorgeous :)
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09/19/2005 03:30:01 AM
Congrats Soni. Beautiful capture!
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09/19/2005 03:09:21 AM
absolutely beautiful, i love the setting, everything about it.
congratulations!
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09/19/2005 03:05:41 AM
Sonja,
You have a great composition here. It's just far enough off-center but not at a thirds line. It makes nice use of placement to weight the image a little without overbalancing it. The lightness of the patina balances out the colors of her outfit. I love how it looks like you have a vignette here, too. Did you apply a vignette or is that done with lighting at the time of shooting? Your skin treatment is fantastic as well. I love the slight softening of the skin that I'm perceiving; its serves to reinforce how the color interacts on her skin. The makeup stands out on her cheeks and lips and it leads me to feel that she's prepared to perform on the outside which contrasts with the look and the pose which looks like she wants anything but a performance. This is a wonderful submission to me since it seems timeless. It looks like you captured not just a set of blue pixels (which shows you that several of your peers like this) but it looks like you captured an ethos of lonliness or introspection or some other feeling to which many people can relate. Great job and congrats on that ribbon.

Kev
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09/19/2005 03:00:20 AM
Yes, I was right. Congratulations, Soni
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09/19/2005 02:14:43 AM
Woohooooo WTG Soni!! Congrats on the well deserved blue (((hugs))) Beautiful shot!
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09/19/2005 12:07:52 AM
Congrats on your blue! Beautiful shot!
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09/19/2005 12:01:44 AM
Congrats! I hope you give that girl a big prize. HEE HEE
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09/19/2005 12:01:17 AM
Woot! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:35:44 PM
this is soo beautiful, one of my favs-9
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09/18/2005 11:34:15 PM
beautiful! 10! good luck
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09/18/2005 11:04:58 PM
Simply lovely and adorable. 8
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09/18/2005 09:07:05 PM
wish I were a bit closer - the tones are exquisite == the expression and feel make this one of my ribbon picks
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09/18/2005 12:47:00 PM
Wel-done lighting "natural selective desaturation" effect. For a "portrait" I'm always tempted to crop in closer, to focus more on the subject than the context.
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09/18/2005 09:50:52 AM
What a beautifully composed photo. I love the muted light and how it seems to fall mostly on her. Her bright clothes contrast so well with the 'sad' background as does her expression. Perhaps just cropping a bit more on the right side to make her feel even more offsided? Very well done!
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09/18/2005 08:15:11 AM
I think I know whose this is. A sombre mood, but nice colours in the costume.
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09/18/2005 05:50:10 AM
This is my top favorite.
I hope it will ribbon. It's so pretty.
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09/17/2005 12:15:24 PM
She looks like a porcelain doll. Excellent shot.
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09/16/2005 08:38:53 PM
gorgeous photograph.
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09/16/2005 04:50:18 PM
I adore this shot, it's one of my favorites in the challenge, and even more so now that I am back to look at it again, and comment. Her outfit goes so well with the overall color tone of the rest of the photo, and yet the colors she's wearing are superbly vivid. I love the look on her face, the way her hair is done, the dainty little necklace, just everything. Composition is wonderful too. Great work here!
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09/16/2005 03:41:23 PM
Simply beautiful, and full of emotion. 9.
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09/16/2005 11:23:04 AM
Beautiful pictue! composition, colors, childs expression...the background wall and leaves on the ground all add to the picture. My favorite in this challenge! 10
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09/16/2005 11:19:42 AM
This is an exquisite shot! You have it all here, composition, subject, technique... I think it is not only a 10 for this challenge, but a top DPC shot of all time!
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09/16/2005 11:07:33 AM
Wow ! Beautiful , powerful , direct ! Very delicate too !
Excellent !
My vote : 10.
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09/16/2005 05:56:11 AM
great emotion, beautiful portrait.....
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09/16/2005 01:57:46 AM
beautiful - sorry that's all I've got to say, wouldn't change a thing 8 for now
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09/16/2005 12:22:18 AM
Cute model! Beautiful contrast in the colors!
:0)
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09/15/2005 05:12:46 PM
One of my top picks! love the use of colors and mood. Best of luck! ;)... ohh sonifo?
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09/15/2005 04:43:37 PM
I keep browsing and voting this higher and higher......great work.
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09/15/2005 12:44:56 PM
amazing one, i really like the color tempreture, amazing
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09/15/2005 11:23:05 AM
Stunning capture. The tones are beautifully rich and the composition perfect. Great job.
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09/15/2005 08:58:35 AM
great color - 10
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09/15/2005 07:52:05 AM
love this shot. 9/10
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09/15/2005 02:56:55 AM
This one is wonderful, maybe a 3:2 or a 4:3 crop would add even more impact to it, but it's great anyways. 10
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09/15/2005 01:58:25 AM
Gorgeous. 10
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09/14/2005 11:03:25 PM
amazing use of color - grey background really helps show the blues and reds in this and the girl's face is so serious!
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09/14/2005 10:19:41 PM
As everyone is telling me and now i can see why, I would like to have seen just a slight more taken off the top. It would have given the photo a good wide angle. But over all subject is beautiful and the photo brings in the emotion. 8/10
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09/14/2005 09:48:33 PM
Very nice. Well composed, nice colours. Overall very good. The fallen leaves would have been nicer if hey were stronger on he left side, but that is minor. Nice work on the burning to move the viewers eyes to the girl.
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09/14/2005 09:07:48 PM
ribbon winner right here!!!
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09/14/2005 08:00:24 PM
perfect mood and wamth. Colors are lovely and the subject is incredibly lovely and very fragile looking to me. Very well done... :)
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09/14/2005 12:17:11 PM
Very well done. I had this as a 9 but have to give it a 10.
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09/14/2005 12:35:25 AM
Wow, this is amazing. Great job on everything, subject, color, and light.
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09/13/2005 11:25:45 PM
Man I love this shot. One of the best in show.
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09/13/2005 10:51:11 PM
I can't vote on this, but i love this photo. Beautiful composition, and beautiful expression on the girl.
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09/13/2005 10:42:40 PM
very emotive, like she just suffered some kind of disappointment... 8
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09/13/2005 10:19:31 PM
I really like this.. from the expression on her face to the juxtaposition of her against that wall. The contrast between the two are excellent. I really like the composition as well. Just lovely.
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09/13/2005 08:15:38 PM
WOW!!! Outstanding image, I love everything about this! More than a 10!
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09/13/2005 07:49:35 PM
She brings on such emotion! Saddness, a sense of being lost, this is sure to be one of the top ten.
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09/13/2005 05:26:28 PM
One of the most beautiful compostions I have seen...Perfect 10!
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09/13/2005 04:50:00 PM
She is a very beautiful child. I like her tranquil pose. I find the softness of her skin a little to strong though. Perhaps allow more of her skin texture to be there. Great choice of background; nice and rugged of off set the beauty of the child and her ballet costume.
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09/13/2005 04:45:31 PM
I love the colors in this. Her pose and expression is great, too. The leaves add something to it as well. Very well done. :)
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09/13/2005 04:19:03 PM
I like the subject and the atmosphere, but I'd have cropped it differently.
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09/13/2005 03:20:45 PM
Really love this pic. Wonderful colors and composition. She looks so deep in thought. Bumping up.
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09/13/2005 12:21:29 PM
My favorite! Gorgeous!
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09/13/2005 12:07:15 PM
Lovely title. Love the decision to put her against a grundgy wall also. Nice touch to have the leaves there too...gives a wanton feel. Good Job.
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09/13/2005 11:05:42 AM
This is so pretty. Absolutely one of my top 5
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09/13/2005 10:29:13 AM
You're blessed to have such wonderfully expressive models. And they are blessed to have you to capture the beauty and joys of their childhood. This is really beautiful. The cheerful colors contrast nicely with the drab desolate scene she is posed in. Great composition. Nice job!
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09/13/2005 10:09:29 AM
Wow! Very nice! Pure and simple. Nice composition. Maybe a little closer crop at the top. 8
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09/13/2005 09:48:44 AM
Gorgeous photograph even though she looks a little overdone on with neat image. I love the colors in the photograph. The dull, background setting really makes her vibrance stand out. Good Luck in the challenge!
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09/13/2005 08:38:46 AM
awesome!
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09/13/2005 01:10:45 AM
great color and capture. this is a wonderful image.
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09/12/2005 10:15:43 PM
Beautiful .....10
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09/12/2005 09:12:52 PM
I like this one alot. I like the space around her as opposed to being tightly cropped. I also like the leaves on the ground against the bright flowers of her outfit. I hope this does very well in the challenge - good luck! 10 :-)
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09/12/2005 08:00:47 PM
I love the contrast between the colors in the little girls dress and the wall. This is beautiful.
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09/12/2005 07:58:23 PM
Beautiful subject. Astounding texture and color contrast composition. Couldve done better with balancing and foregrounding though. I also just noticed that the space around the subject was distractingly dark and unnatural. But nevertheless a job beautifully done.
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09/12/2005 07:21:09 PM
Love the colors! The little one has a great expression, but it's kind of sad... Don't like to see children that way, but it moves me! So you have my vote!
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09/12/2005 06:52:45 PM
nice colors
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09/12/2005 05:08:03 PM
Beautiful...the colors are amazing and the imagery and composition is stellar. Great Job - should ribbon.
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09/12/2005 04:33:20 PM
she is so cute and this is a really good shot...the colors are GREAT abosolutly amazing
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09/12/2005 03:04:55 PM
This is beautiful. She looks like someone waiting for to be picked up from ballet class. Nice colors on a drab background so I am really drawn to the girl. Nice work!
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09/12/2005 02:24:44 PM
Winner here for sure, but i think you already know that! WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE IT!
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09/12/2005 01:59:58 PM
Excellent contrast and style.
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09/12/2005 01:31:33 PM
Beautiful. I love the contrast between the bright colors and her dressy outfit and the grime on the wall and fallen leaves on the ground. Nice faraway look in her eyes. Love her placement in the frame and the triangle she makes.
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09/12/2005 01:25:23 PM
Good photo, wonderful color and contrast. Like how the photo looks into the soul of the model.
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09/12/2005 01:12:26 PM
Soni, you've outdone yourself with this one. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! :)
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09/12/2005 11:27:07 AM
my favorite...my pic to win..the colors are amazing
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09/12/2005 10:40:42 AM
beautiful photo
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09/12/2005 09:40:23 AM
great emotive shot...super composition and location..well done
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09/12/2005 09:10:37 AM
Beautiful work! One of my faves in this challenge :)
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09/12/2005 09:00:48 AM
Cool shot.
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09/12/2005 08:29:02 AM
I like this alot. Her placement in the shot is well done. The complimentary colors of her ballet gown against the similar colors of the textured walls adds to the softness of her. I wish I could see her face closer and study the details. The skin seems just a smidge overprocessed although the coloration is nice. I know software such as Neat Image can almost plasticize skin sometimes. The leaves on the ground add a very nice natural sense to it all. Overall - REALLY GOOD.
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09/12/2005 07:38:36 AM
Oh this is beautiful! Is she upset because you made her sit on the dirty ground in her lovely costume??? LOL. Anyway the clarity and the stark contrast between her and her background is excellent! 10
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09/12/2005 03:10:13 AM
Looking at all the entries here, I would bet this is in the top 10. My pick for a ribbon. Very Monet feel to it!
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09/12/2005 03:05:39 AM
Yes, very dainty, colors are beautiful against the rugged background, well done..
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09/12/2005 02:15:23 AM
Such a beautiful girl taken with such a run down looking background. Very emotive. Nicely done.
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09/12/2005 02:07:04 AM
Great Picture, Very nice color.
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09/12/2005 02:03:10 AM
Wonderful! Something looks a bit off in the background. I can't even tell you what it is. She is too beautiful, and this is a great shot! 9
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09/12/2005 01:50:31 AM
Wow, the colours are just amazing, and the pose is just right. Her expression and the fallen leaves are a perfect match. This is really beautiful. ~10
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09/12/2005 01:46:12 AM
She has a wistful expression which adds to the charm of this.
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09/12/2005 01:30:02 AM
almost magical!
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09/12/2005 01:06:47 AM
i love how you really took advantage of the "color" part of the portrait... that blues/greens/purples look amazing 9
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09/12/2005 12:28:33 AM
She looks so innocent and helpless. Love it!!!
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