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Challenge: Free Study XVII (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Character
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Market Square in Downtown San Antonio
Date: Aug 12, 2007
Aperture: F/5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007

I was walking downtown in our Market Square with some friends when I spotted her. Of course immediately the camera went up and I tried to get some candids of her, but she looked so incredibly sad in the pictures. . .no. . .on 2nd thought, she looked more mad than sad. So finally, I got my courage up and just asked her if I could take her picture. She lit up: "Suuuuuuuuuuure." She said. And she started hamming it up, telling us how she used to model in Chicago, and about her glamorous past. I showed her the photos in my camera afterwards, and she said she liked them alot.

Her name is Lisa, and she had such an impact on me, I think I will remember her for a very long time!

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Woo Hooo. A ribbon. I'm so happy.
I'm glad I really like this photo, because I think my friend Lisa is going to be staring at me from the highest scoring spot on my profile page, blowing smoke in my face for quite a while now :)

Here's a couple of outtakes. Might be a little more information than you want. . .but here ya go anyway :):
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 452
Avg (all users): 7.4157
Avg (commenters): 8.5926
Avg (participants): 7.2766
Avg (non-participants): 7.5714
Views since voting: 12762
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 178
Comments: 174
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07/30/2013 03:16:51 PM
That's a beautiful portrait. It says it all. Best example that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Message edited by author 2013-07-30 15:17:08.
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02/16/2013 02:27:01 PM
this has long been one of my favorite pictures from the site. so much character in her face. simply an amazing shot.
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08/10/2012 10:49:21 PM
Lisa looks like she is one of the actual untouchables. There are few among us that dance over the threats of cancer from smoking, complications of old age, etc... and just turn in to bad ass old folks that live long to tell many tales. I imagine she is blessed with that curse. SHe probably has as many interesting stories as she does wrinkles, and an equal amount of tragedy to bestow on whomever may lend an ear. I could be way off base, but that's what I think when I see this photo, and I think a photo that makes me think that much... is great :) Great work.
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03/24/2011 09:48:12 PM
This is an excellent character portrait for sure :) I love photographing people much in the way you have done here, and early in my decision to pursue that avenue, I had to deal with the issue of photographer 'fear' of people. It seems to me that most photographers I know are too afraid or shy to speak with a stranger and simply ask them if you may make a few photos. Most seem to want to take that candid stealth route. For the last several years, I have been working on a "1000 Faces" series of photographs. I'm a long way from finishing it, but each person in the series is someone I have interacted with in one way or another. Some are candid and some are impromptu portraits on location. But each of them are of a person who I have had some amount of verbal dialogue with... there are even a few celebrities. It really is amazing how you can briefly get to know someone and maybe even learn something by simply talking to them. I most often find my subject and start a conversation before I ask for the photographs and I'm rarely turned down.

This is a worthy pursuit :)
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07/01/2009 09:50:31 PM
Basically the coolest thing I have ever seen.
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03/17/2009 02:58:05 AM
Easily one of my favourite portraits...
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03/14/2009 03:32:26 AM
love it, love it, love it! Saw it across at 1X and loved it there...........
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01/16/2009 08:24:30 AM
It's amazing how different compositions of the same subject changes the mood of the photograph. The hand deflecting the smoke just makes it.
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01/07/2009 06:58:11 AM
Your Portrait of the Elderly ribbon got me back into your portfolio... and found this outstanding shot. Fabulous composition, expression, smoke, post processing and a great story to go with it. Please... keep these street portraits coming... they're wonderful! You really have a knack for connecting with your subjects!
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10/29/2008 11:20:51 PM
wow, this shoot took my smooke away...:)
amazing!!!
and in the way she poosed for you!
every picture tells a story, this one does it the best!
you will remember her for shure, i will remember this take.
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04/27/2008 11:31:47 AM
QUE: Jaw-Drop! I can't even begin to write about how gorgeous the detail in your shot is! Wow.
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04/08/2008 03:33:56 AM
Wonderful! Beautiful processing.
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04/07/2008 05:36:58 AM
killer shot. Love the ring.

This would look fantastic as an anti-smoking poster with a caption: Happy 25th Birthday from your friends at Marlboro.

hee hee. :)
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01/26/2008 12:27:01 PM
Geez....I'm not sure if I commented on this one or not, if so...

This is awesome. Very cool looking lady... beautiful but at the same time a poster-child for the anti-tobacco crowd.

Love it!
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01/07/2008 05:39:18 AM
Unnnnbeeelieeeevable!
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01/01/2008 02:23:20 PM
Wow Sandy. I missed this one. Must have been during one of my lapses. You've captured the "character" in this one magnificently.
12/26/2007 12:06:28 AM
Awesome candid shot of her. Love the smoke!
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11/07/2007 09:04:52 AM
I saw this lady in San Antonio this past weekend. She is truly a fasinating person. I was so shocked to see her. It was really strange. Anyway, I love this image.
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10/04/2007 03:15:29 PM
and the story for this picture is this lady is ugly and should've stopped smoking a long ass time a go...... and thats why you should never start smoking...
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09/05/2007 09:09:04 PM
WOW, this is fantastic! Congratulations on capturing this outstanding portrait. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words, this is what they were talking about when they coined that phrase. Outstanding work Sandy.
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09/04/2007 04:54:18 PM
This is absolutely stunning, what an amazing looking women. not only did you capture her picture but you got to meet her too...
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09/03/2007 09:05:33 AM
I keep coming back to look at this photo... I think it's my favourite on the whole site at the moment (what I've seen, anyway).

Well done!
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08/28/2007 05:18:58 PM
This is a good example why we should wear sunscreen, great shot
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08/26/2007 04:47:33 PM
It will take me a zillion and one years to learn how to take this kinda picture and even then who knows. The picture makes us feel her comming out and the smoke as real as it can get.

Great Work Sandy
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08/26/2007 12:22:20 PM
Well done Sandy, this is a fantastic shot, up with the very best I've seen on dpc. Can't believe it only came third - you were robbed!
08/25/2007 09:16:16 PM
This is just exploding with character, great picture, CONGRATS!
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08/25/2007 07:36:55 PM

Gorgeous !
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08/24/2007 10:43:25 PM
damn shes hot.
congrats
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08/24/2007 01:31:01 AM
There are few photographers who are able to elicit such a wonderful reaction from their subjects. I suspect it has something to do with your genuine display of interest and your caring personality. Great job.
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08/22/2007 09:22:12 PM
big conga rats 2 you, I love it.
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08/22/2007 09:02:48 PM
Congrats on the Ribbon Sandy! The textures are unbelievably sharp. Prefer this to your outtake, the smoke adds a lot of character to the photo. Congrats again.
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08/22/2007 01:30:14 PM
Congratulations, Sandy! Beautiful image (as are the outtakes).
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08/22/2007 12:45:07 PM
you did a great job!
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08/22/2007 12:35:05 PM
Wow Sandy, what a fantastic portrait. You are so talented and congratulations, so well deserved.
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08/22/2007 10:57:05 AM
Sandy, this is so incredible. Congratulations on your ribbon. Sounds like you made quite a connection with her. AMAZING.
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08/22/2007 06:58:00 AM
Absolutely fabulous, all pictures tell a story but this picture REALLY tells a story!!! I think this one should have taken the first price in the competition. Greatly done in composition and lighting too.
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08/21/2007 08:08:54 PM
congratulations!
I love this photo and I think it's really fun that you have the story to go with it ;)
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08/21/2007 07:51:40 PM
Thanks for including the story behind the photo. It's always better, IMO, to get someone's permission. What a great character and what dignity she possesses.
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08/21/2007 07:32:18 PM
What a great character shot. Wonderfully captured. Tells a real story. Congrats on your win.
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08/21/2007 06:50:24 PM
sandy!!!! OMG! i was so thrilled to see this image on the front page of this challenge! you done good girl... as always. you have such a great eye for subjects- you really bring out the humanity of the individual. congratulations my dear! xoxoxxo.
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08/21/2007 06:21:41 PM
Quite a character, and quite a photo -- congrats, Sandy!
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08/21/2007 06:13:58 PM
Huge congrats on your ribbon and PB score, Sandy! This is an amazing photograph in every way! Awesome subject, fabulous expression and capture of smoke, the color is incredible... truly a superb image, going directly into my favs!
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08/21/2007 05:26:46 PM
This has to be the best picture ever!!! Awesome job as always! Congratulations on your ribbon Sandy.

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08/21/2007 01:13:24 PM
Super picture, with a range of texture and atmosphere
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08/21/2007 11:14:07 AM
Sandy - just absolutely stunning. You tell such amazing stories with your photos. And the fact that you had a conversation with her makes it so much more intriguing. I just look at the lines and details in her face and wonder what she has gone thru in life.

Congrats on the ribbon too!
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08/21/2007 09:51:26 AM
I wonder if perhaps you could post the original, unedited shot?

congratulations on your ribbon
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08/21/2007 08:48:09 AM
God this shot is amazing. I think we have all seen a lady like this in our travels, and I applaud you on having the guts to go up there and take the shot.
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08/21/2007 08:20:45 AM
what detail, congratulations on the ribbon
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08/21/2007 07:46:00 AM
Excellent capture Sandy, Congrats on your yellow ribbon!
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08/21/2007 05:44:10 AM
congratulations, sandy! outstanding portrait.
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08/21/2007 04:42:50 AM
Way to go Sandy, very proud of you!
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08/21/2007 12:20:44 AM
Outstanding ... just don't catch her bad habit ;). You have caught her real soul, well done.
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08/20/2007 11:01:25 PM
Sandy,
You should pay more attention every time you see a woman smoking a cigarette. These subjects and your camera are an explosive formula for composing a master piece. I still keep visiting this shoot after all this time with the same pleasure as the first time.
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08/20/2007 10:41:16 PM
Just amazing! You have such a wonderful talent to capture it all. Lovely. Inspiring.
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08/20/2007 09:24:55 PM
wonderful photo....you truly captured a moment here....she seems like a real character.....congrats on your ribbon.....; )
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08/20/2007 08:23:22 PM
A new high score and a ribbon to boot. Well done!
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08/20/2007 08:01:48 PM
smashing portrait!
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08/20/2007 07:58:44 PM
Great shot Great story Congrats Sandy. Love to see you on page 1 :D
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08/20/2007 06:30:25 PM
now she's modeling in san antonio ;}

crazy texture !

congrats.

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08/20/2007 06:17:58 PM
Congratulations! I think the smoke adds a nice touch of interest. Great shot!
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08/20/2007 06:10:27 PM
WAAAAY To GO Sandy!!!! Outstanding shot Very Happy to see this Ribbon! Congratulations on the Ribbon a personal best and some awesome work!!
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08/20/2007 05:28:27 PM
That is a striking shot - I wonder how old she is.
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08/20/2007 05:27:41 PM
Amazing shot and what a story in her face... wow!!!
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08/20/2007 04:30:47 PM
wow! That is so very cool! I'm glad you had the courage to ask her, you got some great shots :)
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08/20/2007 04:26:16 PM
Congratulations Sandy on your ribbon, great picture and enjoyed the story behind the photo. :)
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08/20/2007 03:56:21 PM
wow! That is so very cool! I'm glad you had the courage to ask her, you got some great shots!
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08/20/2007 03:24:11 PM
Awesome, congratulations Sandy, it's a great photo.
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08/20/2007 03:22:34 PM
Congrats Sandy! This is one amazing image!
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08/20/2007 03:19:45 PM
Sandy! Congratulations on your ribbon, its a wonderful photo.

Mike

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08/20/2007 02:18:23 PM
Way to go, Sandy!
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08/20/2007 01:33:52 PM
Very nice shot. Amazing how the perspective changes when you see her smiling in the other photo. She looks like a model apart from the aged skin. Probably was very nice looking in her day.
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08/20/2007 12:55:44 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!! I'm thrilled for you! Well done.
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08/20/2007 12:06:16 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Sandy! Exquisite, powerful image. Very well done.
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08/20/2007 12:01:42 PM
This is one of the best portraitures I've seen Sandy, amazing. Such power in this lady, just wonderful. and well done on your ribbon, so much deserved ;-)
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08/20/2007 11:44:19 AM
This is definitely one of the top story-telling portraits on this site, in fact I can only think of one other even in a league with this one! Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!

Hey, aren't you suppose to be at RMNP...and not here ribbon hogging! ;-P
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08/20/2007 11:39:05 AM
You rock, Sandy. Fantastic portrait and interesting woman I say. You captured her so well. Congrats on your ribbon and PB!
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08/20/2007 11:13:10 AM
Wow Sandy, that is just amazing! Congrats on the ribbon, and new PB.
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08/20/2007 11:02:08 AM
Awesome score sandy! Congrats on the new PB, how could someone give this a 1??( or a 3, or 4...)

I still cant believe you do your street stuff with that big 70-200 though; I could never work up the courage to go wave one of those around in public :-P. Tiny primes all the way for me...
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08/20/2007 10:35:28 AM
congratulations,great shot.
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08/20/2007 10:16:28 AM
This is an amazing shot and story - i love these type of shots, shots where the photographer does beyond being just a photographer!! Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/20/2007 10:07:05 AM
Sandy, this is an awesome photo. Congratulations on your ribbon. I like your story too -- the fact that she used to be a model. You can see that she has great bone structure in her face. I am going to send this to my daughter who smokes. A little more fuel for the anti-smoking fire. I have seen other examples of how smoking affects the skin, and this is one of the best.
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08/20/2007 10:00:18 AM
Woo hoo, Sandy! I didn't get to this while voting, but you would have had one more 10 if I had. What an incredible image! The lines in her face are amazing, as is the smoke and how it frames her face.
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08/20/2007 09:09:22 AM
Congratulations! You continue to amaze me, not only your photographic abilities, but your love and concern for people!
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08/20/2007 08:40:24 AM
Congrats sandy this is one of the best photo i have seen in this site. You must be pround for this one
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08/20/2007 08:20:10 AM
What a pleasant surprise to see your shot on the front page this morning. And, what an outstanding shot it is! You take some absolutely amazing "people" shots. Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon Sandy.
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08/20/2007 08:13:30 AM
YIPPIE SANDY !!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your shot, so glad it was you!!!!!
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08/20/2007 08:12:05 AM
That is freekin' awesome! This could be a sunscreen poster....Stay out of the sun!

Congrats! Wonderful shot!
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08/20/2007 08:02:19 AM
SANDY!!!YAY!! I'd say you're back, woman!!
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08/20/2007 07:57:05 AM
Congrats Sandy! Glad to see you aren't holding back on the smoking shots from past experience! A well deserved win.
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08/20/2007 07:47:25 AM
I love photograper she look good
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08/20/2007 07:37:51 AM
Congratulations! wonderful portrait.
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08/20/2007 07:34:08 AM
Sandy! I love this! What an interesting lady. Congrats!
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08/20/2007 06:58:55 AM
Oh Sandy! I was so afraid to comment on this during the challenge. I love it though! I never would've gotten the nerve to ask for her picture. Congrats!!
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08/20/2007 06:44:21 AM
Congratulations and well deserved.
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08/20/2007 06:21:34 AM
awesome ! congratz on another ribbon ... thanks for your comments on my photo.

peace,
goran
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08/20/2007 05:24:22 AM
excellent work Sandy! I love the texture in her face.
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08/20/2007 05:00:09 AM
Congrats Sandy! A warm up for the DPL? :P
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08/20/2007 03:22:37 AM
Sandy! Congrats on a personal best and a ribbon, so very much deserved! The detail in her face is amazing...amazing what nicotine does to ya! Adding to the favourites for the superb editing
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08/20/2007 03:14:23 AM
she still has style and obvious personality! Good for you for being brave and it paid off, wonderful job! Congrats!
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08/20/2007 02:49:41 AM
This is a wonderful portrait, Sandy! Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/20/2007 02:44:47 AM
Congrats on the yellow, Sandy! Unfortunatly didn't vote all entries, but this would have got a 10 from me!
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08/20/2007 02:31:59 AM
Congrats Sandy!! Superb shot!
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08/20/2007 02:02:22 AM
Sensational!! Congrats on the ribbon and a PB, Sandy!
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08/20/2007 02:00:42 AM
She is MAGNIFICENT - as are YOU for daring to ask - you are bold and inspiring! I'm SO GLAD to know you!
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08/20/2007 01:48:31 AM
Congrats on the wonderful shot and the yellow ribbon Sandy!!!
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08/20/2007 01:46:55 AM
Awesome shot Sandy!!
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08/20/2007 01:30:54 AM
Congrats on an awesome shot and terrific finish! Spectacular Expressive face!
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08/20/2007 01:24:41 AM
I KNEW THIS WOULD RIBBON!!! Congrats Sandy you SOOO deserve this after all your hard efforts. You are an inspiration in the team, we are so proud to have you... ROCK ON!!!!!

Now I have to change those ribbon awards on our teams cards...hahahaha

Message edited by author 2007-08-20 01:30:23.
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08/20/2007 01:24:09 AM
stunning sandy, congrats!
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08/20/2007 12:50:26 AM
What a great story, and a spectacular photo - congrats on your ribbon!
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08/20/2007 12:48:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Excellent, excellent, excellent!!
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08/20/2007 12:45:50 AM
congrats little miss!
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08/20/2007 12:42:09 AM
Im sure this meadiocre comment doesent mean much interamongst all these pictures. I didnt vote on this one,b ecause i saw it and knew it would ribbon anyways. Very great photo. She definatly looks like someone you would hear alot of stories from.
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08/20/2007 12:40:02 AM
you were right sandy, i didnt guess this as yours, i actually thought this shot by 21.gif mad_brewer was yours because of the filling of the frame and i thought maybe the title of "lament" was a nod to the recent passing of your father, i was WAY off but i did love this in the voting also, and congrats on another ribbin
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08/20/2007 12:37:40 AM
Sandy! Congrats on the ribbon and excellent score. Woo hoo!
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08/20/2007 12:36:53 AM
Yahoo! Sandy! congratulations on your ribbon and personal record.
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08/20/2007 12:35:36 AM
Very nice Sandy!!!!
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08/20/2007 12:35:33 AM
Hey Sandy grreat work. now you can take your finger of the button.
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08/20/2007 12:35:18 AM
Hey Sandy, WHAT a magnificent portrait! I actually thought this was Librodos during the challenge. I'm totally honoured to be in the top row with you.
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08/20/2007 12:34:58 AM
congrats on another ribbon Sandy. and this shot diserved it. you are awesome at candids i love them. keep takeing them and posting them i enjoy seeing them
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08/20/2007 12:32:49 AM
And a new BP! Just saw it. Double congrats!
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08/20/2007 12:31:41 AM
Nice job! What an interesting woman. Great story.
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08/20/2007 12:26:11 AM
YAHOO! Wow, Sandy, a ribbon in a free study. Congrats!
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08/20/2007 12:26:10 AM
Congrats, Sandy, on the ribbon, but mostly on the shot and the experience!!
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08/20/2007 12:25:09 AM
Congrats Sandy. What a awesome shot. I bet she had some great stories to tell.
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08/20/2007 12:23:14 AM
CONGRATULATIONS SANDY .. well worth the wait !!! .. an amazing photograph, an excellent story and i love your title .. :)
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08/20/2007 12:19:00 AM
Woo Hoo! Sandy, you have been holding out on us haven't you! This is just awesome. Beauty fades, but character does not. I'm wondering how you managed to get such perfect light for this? Great, and congrats!
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08/20/2007 12:16:33 AM
WOW - what a feather in your cap amidst 450 - you made third?? WAY TO GO WOO HOO
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08/20/2007 12:16:15 AM
Sandy! Congratulations!!! I was completely mesmerized by this photo. It is one of the most powerful portraits I've seen in - well, maybe ever. Thank you for taking it and sharing it with all of us. Just totally outstanding!
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08/20/2007 12:15:33 AM
Wow great image, Sandy.
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08/20/2007 12:12:25 AM
Your Best score to date, and a very good score at that. I love this image and the story vbwehind the image is priceless. So pleased this ribboned for you dear friend.
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08/20/2007 12:10:53 AM
This is a fantastic photo.... draws my interest for so many reasons... this is so well photographed - congratulations!
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08/20/2007 12:10:31 AM
WTG Sandy!!! Congrats on yet another ribbon. This is a terrific shot that CERTAINLY tells a story. Your explanation makes it even more enjoyable.
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08/20/2007 12:08:54 AM
Bravo Sandy!! Congrats on your yellow in such a mega challenge.
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08/20/2007 12:08:41 AM
I have a hard time tearing myself away from this shot just to type this. Compelling image.
Kudos
TC
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08/20/2007 12:08:19 AM
Hey grats on the ribbon and the great image!
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08/20/2007 12:07:50 AM
Great photo, Sandy!
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08/20/2007 12:07:30 AM
Gorgeous. Breathtaking. Pulitzer-good. Awesome. Congrats on a PB and a memorable photo!
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08/20/2007 12:06:40 AM
Wonderful photo Sandy. Congratulations on the ribbon. Whooo hooo!
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08/20/2007 12:05:16 AM
Congrats, Sandy! This is such an amazing portrait and having the story to go with is so fun! What character she has!
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08/20/2007 12:05:00 AM
Marvelous portrait, Sandy! Big congrats on your yellow!
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08/20/2007 12:03:02 AM
Congrats Sandy! Great picture and what a story.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2007 02:53:44 PM
Incredible capture. My only nit would be that the blue ring is really distracting. I think I would have desated it...
TC
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08/19/2007 10:11:58 AM
Excellent portrait...yes, every picture tells a story and so does every face. There is so much character here and very nice tones. Well done.
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08/18/2007 08:05:35 PM
Awesome!!
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08/18/2007 02:13:03 AM
Great photo. The only thing I can think that might improve it is to try it in black and white.
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08/17/2007 09:31:13 PM
sad what smoking does to a face
amazing details & image
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08/17/2007 08:06:37 PM
AWESOME!!!!! Fantastic textures, make sure you write down what you did because I want to learn to process like this...or maybe it was the lens? A Marverlous shot
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08/16/2007 07:43:37 PM
A fabulous portrait! I love the details and subltle colours. Definately worthy of a ribbon!
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08/16/2007 09:34:34 AM
Wow! Great shot, clearly capturing the character of your facinating subject and with a perfect title!! 10 Outstanding work!
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08/16/2007 06:20:55 AM
Bumped to be my #1 pick! Good Luck and Congratz on a fine photo!
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08/16/2007 12:00:41 AM
Truely EXCELLENT portrait here, and this is one very fine CAPTURE IMO.....

This so looks like a Manny 21.gif Librodo re the model/person, but I don't think it is, the same model, come to think of it......

Totally amazing, and so worth to be in the TOP three for a ribbon.....

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08/15/2007 05:07:55 PM
Is she single?
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08/15/2007 10:17:16 AM
The detail in this picture is amazing. I feel like I could stare at it for hours.
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08/15/2007 06:40:59 AM
This makes me want to quit smoking! Good composition and well exposed.
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08/15/2007 02:16:54 AM
an amazing photo in this crop, great texture....10
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08/14/2007 11:49:44 PM
Very nice.
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08/14/2007 09:57:07 PM
Excellent characterization. Very interesing subject and she does tell a story. Very well done.
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08/14/2007 03:56:04 PM
Quite the picture. Framed well, good contrast and colors.
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08/14/2007 02:38:48 PM
Wow...if I could give it an 11!
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08/14/2007 02:22:38 PM
Makes me want to start smoking again as part of my skin caqre regime. ;-) Great character piece.
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08/14/2007 12:14:08 PM
Wow, a shock when you first view!
I think you've captured a '3d' quality with this, that film shots usually have, not digital. So great work with the sharpening.
As for the shot i love it and hate it. Its not a pleasent image with smoking wrinkles but i can't stop looking at it.
8.
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08/14/2007 12:06:57 PM
Awful, fascinating,intriguing - this picture certainly does tell a story!
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08/14/2007 11:15:21 AM
Oh wow! What a character - hope you score well with this!
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08/14/2007 09:19:57 AM
Would love to hear this story!!
Great shot..
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08/14/2007 01:58:37 AM
wow that about sums it up for me 10+
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08/13/2007 10:46:47 PM
Great face.
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08/13/2007 04:45:59 PM
thats for sure...the story here is too many cigarettes and too much sun....great capture tho /8
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08/13/2007 02:28:25 PM
I think I have seen shots of this lady before. I would like to see the whole face in focus, specially her eyes, but she makes such as a amazing subject.

Post challenge: congratulations on the ribbon!!.

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08/13/2007 10:48:05 AM
Excellent photo, certainly tells a story. 10
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08/13/2007 08:52:17 AM
WOW! Awesome capture! What an interesting looking woman with all her facial lines and ageing details of her face. Bet I see this at the front of the finish line. Nice job!
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08/13/2007 04:45:05 AM
awesome...should ribbon in my opinion...great expression, detail and editing 9
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08/13/2007 03:06:42 AM
OMG I love this... what a story this tells. 10.
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08/13/2007 12:42:57 AM
i love this! awesome textures and the smoke adds a wonderful touch. great title as well
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