DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
whispers and giggles
3rd Placewhispers and giggles
ursula


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sound (Classic Editing)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: In house - Ottawa
Date: May 31, 2003
Aperture: F 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2003

Jonathan and Ximena whispering, "Let's go tickle Mami."

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.2500
Avg (commenters): 8.8148
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.3500
Views since voting: 8482
Votes: 132
Comments: 55
Favorites: 73 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
10/01/2006 03:44:54 PM
Such a natural, feel good shot.
So much warmth and brings a smile to my face.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/14/2006 02:56:07 AM
This is awesome Ursula...I love the detail and the choice to go b and w...I cannot believe I haven't seen this shot before...and what a score!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2006 01:26:58 PM
Wow... what a great shot! Love the feeling of a 'story' happening. Makes me wonder what they are whispering and giggling about.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2005 12:33:11 PM
what a perfect pic-timeless and full of emotion
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2005 11:59:06 AM
What a wonderful portrait. I love how there is a sparkle in the girls eye as she stiffles a giggle. Happy, carefree, and mischievious at the same time.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2005 01:58:24 AM
I just discovered this photo and was quite pleased to do so. I am enchanted by this piece of work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/28/2005 05:11:00 AM
what a great photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2005 12:50:27 PM
i LOVE the emotion of this photo and the moment that it captures :-) I wish I had a picture like this with my loved one :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2004 04:42:50 PM
well done - perfect candid
although i'd prefer straight BW over the toning.

worthy of wall hanging no doubt.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2004 08:33:52 PM
This is a GREAT PICTURE! It should have won 1st Place!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2003 09:47:11 PM
ursula,

I come back to this picture again and again. For all the things david mentioned, and all the comments below..there is so much love and life in this shot..the emotion is truly moving. I truly think it is one of the most emotive shots on the site, and I'm so delighted you shared it with us. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2003 02:11:13 PM
Hi Ursula, I'm just studying this photo again, and I marvel at the skilled use of lighting here. I'm just noting where the darkest shadows are and where the light rests. The composition and cropping are outstanding, too. This is just superb! I hope you don't mind if I copy this technique in the near future!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/11/2003 06:39:15 PM
Congrats on a beautiful shot. The emotion is quite strong. My only negative comment, which no one mentioned, is that you have oversharpened this. I tried adding smart blur and despeckle and it helps. You should also tone down the contrast a touch and boost the brightness a little, too take the focus away from her hand. I know you won a ribbon and might ask why I am giving negative comments, but I think these slight changes would make it "perfect".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/10/2003 10:28:55 AM
Ursula, I keep coming back to this shot. I just can't resist it! It has got to be my current favorite photo on DPC right now! It is so intimate and so full of joy--I just love it!

Message edited by author 2003-06-10 10:29:30.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 03:57:02 PM
Wow! Ursula, this is an awesome photograph. I love the genuine look on the face of the little one. I almost can hear them! Congratulations on the ribbon!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 01:18:33 PM
this makes me laugh looking at this ... it is so full of life .. love it ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 01:18:03 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

What can I say??? I can not offer anything that would make this shot better, or identify anything that you did wrong, so I guess I will just identify some of the elements that I like, and why I think they work.

The little girl's expression is so genuine; it is almost impossible not to smile while looking at her. It does not look staged at all, or posed, so good work on the naturalness of the shot. Also, your crop is particularly effective, I think, because it focuses the attention on the little girl's eyes. By eliminating the "outside" of their heads, it gives a more intimate feeling.

The coloring you have chosen really adds to the emotion of the shot and helps to control skin tones, which can look red or blotchy in color if the lighting is not exaclty right. Great focus.

Very well done, and a definitely a deserving winner. Good work and best to you in future challenges.
karmat
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 01:05:02 PM
I love this shot! Congrats!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 12:52:44 PM
Well done Ursula, I think this shot really conveys both a sense of sound and also mood. Great shot, definately deserved a ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 08:01:44 AM
What a wonderful story being told here! Congrats on third place! Definately should be in an "emotive" gallery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 03:01:08 AM
Congrat Ursula! It´s a lovely shot. So simple, clear and clean. You´re really worth it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 12:57:49 AM
One of my favorites this week - excellent job and congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 12:29:24 AM
Just wonderful. Very deserving of a ribbon! Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2003 12:08:42 AM
Congrats Ursula! A much deserved ribbon, and a "kid pic" too! I love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2003 10:21:06 PM
I can't imagine a more perfect candid shot. This is lovely. Cropping and composition are wonderful. Real joy to be found here! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2003 04:33:16 PM
My favorite shot this challenge, I'm guessing this is the winner..
10 from me, without any hesitation!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2003 08:31:35 AM
I can actually hear her giggling. Love this shot and (in my opinion), you did an excellent job. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2003 08:09:51 AM
fab .... you can hear the giggles - 10/10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2003 03:07:57 PM
This is a happy, beautiful photo... and you can definitely "hear" the sound coming from this one. I like your lighting and the use of black and wwhite... very nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2003 01:54:05 PM
Outstanding - a 9 for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2003 12:05:56 PM
In this photo sound is something I want to hear. I want to hear the whisper and know why she is laughing, I am eager to hear how she laughs also.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2003 06:38:28 PM
bit too bright on her hand, but I love the way their faces meet the edges of the frame. Very nice composition and choice of doutone. :) well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2003 01:39:34 PM
beautiful work... the 'whisper' is audible as is the giggle :) love the black and white composition also...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2003 06:44:50 AM
Sounds everywhere. 8 Morgan
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2003 09:39:57 PM
Simply a teriffic capture! I can almost hear the giddy exchange as I am typing. Great expressions, good exposure, and nicely cropped. Super job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2003 06:30:02 PM
I'm pressed for time and don't have time to make comments this week, but I had to leave one for this image. This is one of the best examples I've seen in a long time of capturing emotion and interaction with a photograph. The black and white works great... I cant find anything to improve, other than the back of her hand being a little blown out, but that's Ok. I give it a 10 and I hope to see this image win the challenge!!

JD Anderson
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2003 11:24:03 AM
This is so playful and just by looking at the photo I hear the whispers and giggles in my head. I think it's a great depiction of sound!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2003 02:54:29 PM
I love the coloring on this. And I can almost hear them!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2003 02:22:14 PM
Wonderful shot of human emotion. I wonder how posed this is - either way it's still a great capture and the light in her eye is perfect! This looks so amusing! i wonder what the joke is.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2003 11:48:19 AM
Great job. I can hear the giggle that she's holding back.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2003 10:55:25 AM
I love the idea! Very nice composition, B/W underlines the gossips
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2003 07:12:13 AM
My favourite in the challenge - beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2003 10:54:33 PM
great shot! so what was said? it does beg the question
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2003 10:08:05 PM
i love it. it really conveys the giggling little girl, and the sounds, and just the genereal atmosphere.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2003 01:44:50 AM
Just looking at this makes me smile, very genuine, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2003 12:29:00 AM
Oh, I like this idea! It makes me want to know what was said to provoke the reaction, and the connection to the challenge topic is quite clear. The man's hair is a little distracting at that angle but the girl is quite well framed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 11:53:50 PM
Nice feel to the image. I can hear the giggling.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 03:22:05 PM
Good lighting and idea. I like the composition, also.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 02:26:14 PM
Possibly the most unique and perhaps my favorite image from the challenge. That hand over the mouth, surpressing a giggle, and the squinted eyes, really make this image 'speak'. It truly feels as if you've caught an intimate moment, and the hushed voices and laughter just flows from this shot. Brilliant work. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 09:33:27 AM
10 for concept, 8 for execution: 9 overall. :-> A little more drama in the contrast/lighting might well have pumped it a bit higher, but still, very good. I hear the photo (which is my major grading criteria for this contest), and it's an appealing image overall. I like the tight crop. The composition's a little muddy, but it's still good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 06:49:03 AM
Beautiful shot, lovely expression
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 04:11:26 AM
Captured an intimate moment.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 03:09:06 AM
angelic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 02:58:54 AM
What a fun shot! Nicely done and meets the challenge in my opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 01:02:33 AM
I love this shot. It put a smile on my face looking at her. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/19/2018 05:17:49 PM EST.