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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Oct 2, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

Wow... it's been two months since I shot something specifically for a challenge. I must be getting soft.

These girls have the most awesome hair on the planet, and they're donating it to Locks of Love next week! I had already taken similar photos to document "before the haircuts," but I went back again to get this shot within the challenge dates. The girls were lying on black cloth, with a pair of shoot-through umbrellas on either side and me standing up on a stepladder.

Processing: Added Clarity and Vibrance in RAW conversion, Levels, USM, Dodge & Burn, spot saturation, cloned a little hair to close some gaps at the top, desaturated a slight cast on the shirts, and then USM> Gaussian Blur> Fade for a very slight glow.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.4172
Avg (commenters): 8.6792
Avg (participants): 7.0857
Avg (non-participants): 7.4554
Views since voting: 13634
Views during voting: 792
Votes: 338
Comments: 91
Favorites: 17 (view)


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12/19/2007 03:06:12 AM
nice idea!!!
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10/15/2007 05:21:53 PM
Oh my gosh. How wonderful of these girls to donate that beautiful hair!
What a beautiful record of their sacrafice. Congratulations!
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10/15/2007 08:23:08 AM
beautiful . well deserved , great photo !
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10/14/2007 11:51:34 AM
Such a fun capture. Well done!
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10/13/2007 11:37:24 PM
Congrats Shannon! Wow, they do have some hair...and sending it for a good cose.
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10/12/2007 03:47:58 AM
Congrats, Shannon! A fantastic image! Full of life and joy! Good story there as well. Kinda makes you want to donate to "Ribbons of Love" doesn't it? ...nah, I didn't think so. ;-)
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10/12/2007 03:02:50 AM
Congrats Shannon. Not at all surprising that their hair is as long as your ribbon's list.
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10/11/2007 08:36:14 PM
Very fun and joyful portrait...this will be a tremendous keepsake for their families. Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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10/11/2007 03:51:15 PM
Congrats Shannon but seriously, do you really need more ribbons?
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10/11/2007 05:34:01 AM
What a great shot and a fantastic charity. Very moving story.
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10/10/2007 08:44:43 PM
Wow, look at all that gorgeous hair!!! I LOVE long hair! I can't believe they are cutting it off. My daughter did that with her long hair. I cried. (well, internally anyway) Love the picture, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/10/2007 07:19:51 PM
Hum, this looks like a hairy business to me!! :)

Very very well done, excellent models too. Congratulations!
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10/10/2007 02:18:17 PM
Hairlarious indeed! Well done!
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10/10/2007 02:12:33 PM
Another ribbon for another fantastic shot. The story that goes with just adds! Congrats!
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10/10/2007 09:42:33 AM
Great shot, Scalvert, i've been wondering when i would see your name again on the front page, congrats on the ribbon, and a great shot.
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10/10/2007 09:12:57 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon what beautiful hair those girls have, that photo would be great for the Oct theme on digital image cafe. :)
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10/10/2007 07:59:02 AM
I'm so happy that my two favourite images in this challenge are in top 3. GREAT shot in every way, Shannon! Many congratulations on the red.
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10/10/2007 07:48:26 AM
I knew this one was yours. I was expecting the Blue here. Great return & Welcome back Shannon.
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10/10/2007 07:08:10 AM
Shannon - what a great shot! Congrats on the ribbon. I love how the girls are donating their hair - a great momento you have given them!
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10/10/2007 07:04:14 AM
WOW! This is one of those images that when it opens you immediately say WOW! It is now added to my favorites, congrats on the ribbon.
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10/10/2007 04:39:19 AM
Congratulations on getting the red ribbon! Great shot and all that hair is going to a great cause.
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10/10/2007 03:23:41 AM
Fantastic shot, Shannon! Congrats on the red!
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10/10/2007 12:54:20 AM
They are adorable, and your photo is fantastic. Congrats on the ribbon - well deserved.
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10/10/2007 12:47:17 AM
Hey, that's great! I keep trying to convince my daughter to donate to Locks of Love. Congrats on another terrific shot. :)
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10/10/2007 12:45:03 AM
Awwww, Locks of Love... awesome! Adorable and inspiring young girls. Oh yeah, and the photos not bad either. ;-D
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10/10/2007 12:34:32 AM
Great shot, I'm almost embarrassed to be on the front page with you and Jorge. Congrats!
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10/10/2007 12:33:17 AM
Great Shannon! Congratulations!
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10/10/2007 12:32:55 AM
An 8 from me, very nice, Congrats!
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10/10/2007 12:26:06 AM
I TOLD ya!! You should market this to the "Locks of Love" people. It would make a perfect poster!!
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10/10/2007 12:10:08 AM
Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon -- I'm happy to have been one of your (35!) 10s. The hair is gorgeous but the photo wouldn't work without those happy, honest smiles.
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10/10/2007 12:02:58 AM
:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 11:20:52 PM
Great shot! All that hair and wonderful expressions. Along with posture and the same shirts. Good exposure and PP work. Good job. 8
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10/09/2007 04:05:41 PM
Good title. Good group portrait.
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10/09/2007 05:10:14 AM
Looks like they had fun as well! Good shot
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10/09/2007 03:03:32 AM
Nice photo
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10/08/2007 10:31:03 PM
great shot, lots of hair, nice light, looks like lovely girls
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10/08/2007 09:52:31 PM
great idea..well executed..one of my favs for a ribbon..8
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10/08/2007 06:50:30 PM
woohoo, what a great photo.. I reckon we could be seeing this on the frontpage sometime soon.. has all the hallmarks of a scalvert image (poor lighting and no flash post-processing effects), but what it lacks in technical flashery it more than makes up for in inventiveness, execution and just being so darned good.. a really fun shot that made me smile whilst sitting here. and I am a miserable git so that really is something.

brilliant! 9
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10/08/2007 11:53:57 AM
Really creative. Nice new take on a boring old shot. Great color, good light. You broght life to this image
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10/08/2007 01:08:41 AM
Wow that's cool/ Great portrait that tells a lil extra about the subjects. I love the title too -I've been known to use that term on occasion.
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10/08/2007 12:12:44 AM
lots of BAD entries this time. this is NOT one of them. great concept. good technique. 8.
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10/08/2007 12:07:35 AM
Nice exposure! Great composition.
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10/07/2007 11:25:39 PM
Wow, now that is a lot of hair, way to go! Great group shot of the girls... :)
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10/07/2007 07:18:20 PM
love the hair, lighting is very well done too, IMO,
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10/07/2007 09:57:43 AM
Too funny! Beauty shot good luck
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10/07/2007 08:46:19 AM
very cute 7
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10/07/2007 06:59:03 AM
WOW LOOK AT THEIR HAIR !
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10/07/2007 06:44:15 AM
Clever idea and I love the expressions. It has an infectious giggle quality.
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10/06/2007 09:53:56 PM
love it! ... and the title too!
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10/06/2007 06:26:33 PM
Great pose. Very clever shot.
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10/06/2007 04:46:08 PM
Great idea, great execution, cooperative models; it all comes together well.
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10/06/2007 03:54:47 PM
Wooooow what a hair... Beautiful kids! Beautiful portrait. Perfect lighting. It could be easily Wella advert :) 9.
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10/06/2007 02:05:14 PM
Oh, this is just wonderful! How on earth did you think of this composition! It's just gorgeous! This is *such* a keeper! 8
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10/06/2007 11:58:03 AM
well done
bumping to 9
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10/05/2007 11:44:30 PM
Wow thats a keeper. Some day they wont have that beautiful hair. Nice setup psart 9
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10/05/2007 11:36:11 PM
Wow!! Great portrait idea!
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10/05/2007 09:10:57 PM
wow...great photo
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10/05/2007 08:06:55 PM
Great capture - 10
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10/05/2007 04:54:42 PM
Look at that hair how beautiful
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10/05/2007 02:50:42 PM
Beautiful
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10/05/2007 01:32:29 PM
Great pose and I like the lighting. Well done.
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10/05/2007 09:15:15 AM
Just Simply fun!
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10/05/2007 06:36:07 AM
Fun picture, nice lighting. (7)
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10/05/2007 04:38:23 AM
one of the best ones, on grip I have is that two out of three are not looking in the camera, love the color and lighting and fun
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10/04/2007 11:38:10 PM
This really brings a smile to my face and laughter. Thanks. That's a lot of hair!
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10/04/2007 10:44:01 PM
Beautiful shot!! (8) Coulda named it "clogged drain"!! ;)
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10/04/2007 01:45:12 PM
Pretty hair!
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10/04/2007 01:19:23 PM
This is great

Great job on this photo, I like everything about it.
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10/04/2007 05:56:50 AM
Wow! I wish i had hair like these three :)
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10/03/2007 07:04:58 PM
Creative idea, great picture, clever title, sweet kids - all the ingredients needed for a ribbon! ;-)
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10/03/2007 06:20:42 PM
Now when Mom says " You can't come go out and play it's washing hair day"....you gotta know she ain't kidding. Love the lighting and expressions.
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10/03/2007 04:39:12 PM
*lol* very cute! hope it wins.
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10/03/2007 04:13:41 PM
the drain my be pluged after every shower
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10/03/2007 03:45:49 PM
Now that's cool!
Surely their hair cannot be that long?
How'd you do it?
(nice lighting, too)
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10/03/2007 03:10:02 PM
Great Idea!!
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10/03/2007 01:21:59 PM
I love it!!
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10/03/2007 01:02:04 PM
Cool shot....good luck!
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10/03/2007 12:51:18 PM
Great shot, the flow of all that hair is amazing. Nice job. I expect to see this one up in the top 10.
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10/03/2007 11:58:07 AM
man, that's a lot of hair! good idea and good technicals
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10/03/2007 09:14:53 AM
I love it! 10 from me.
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10/03/2007 09:08:36 AM
What an awesome, fun shot! The girls are adorable, and the hair is a hoot -- congrats! I would expect to see this finish very high. It's a 10 from me.
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10/03/2007 08:54:04 AM
GREAT idea! Fun shot!
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10/03/2007 07:47:22 AM
love it!
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10/03/2007 07:28:59 AM
What a fun picture and what gorgeous hair!! Are the two on the sides twins?
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10/03/2007 05:33:11 AM
I didn't intend to vote on this challenge but now I'll have to vote on at least 20% so that I can give you top marks for this excellent shot. Good luck, hope you win a ribbon!
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10/03/2007 03:55:30 AM
Beautiful and perfect. Well deserved 10
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10/03/2007 03:54:39 AM
Now this is great. Well done.
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10/03/2007 02:02:10 AM
very fun
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10/03/2007 12:42:21 AM
My pick for the Blue!!
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10/03/2007 12:31:04 AM
Good POV, very good lighitng and expressions.
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10/03/2007 12:08:13 AM
This is cool. Shannon? If not, please take it as a compliment. :) (10)
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