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Cinderella
3rd PlaceCinderella
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Jamestown Settlement
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Portraiture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2008

Thanks for all the votes & comments. I am so excited to have my FIRST RIBBON!!

I really loved how this turned out, just the way I had envisioned actually. I am lucky enough to have Jamestown Settlement 2 miles away, which was the perfect authentic setting. It was so funny -- when I was there shooting this with Lauren as my model, I had to compete with all the visitors who assumed she worked there and were snapping photos too! It was fun ...

Thanks again! :)

Later: A few have asked about the lighting/processing. It was a challenge, it was drizzling out and we were losing the late afternoon light. As this was shot at 1/3 shutter, I really could have used a tripod. Tourists were still around, adding to the challenge. Anyway, a lot of the images from the shoot were totally blurry for that reason. When I saw this one, I knew it was the one. the lighting was pretty close to what you see. I just needed to work on sharpening (high pass filter), a little shadow/highlight and a tad neat image. I think I did some selective color work & a little dodge & burn as well.

This shot has inspired me to try a 'series' of fairy tales, just for fun. We'll see ...

Thanks again!!!!!

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.4532
Avg (commenters): 8.5667
Avg (participants): 7.7143
Avg (non-participants): 7.3851
Views since voting: 12164
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 203
Comments: 63
Favorites: 18 (view)


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10/31/2008 11:12:50 AM
This is such a beautiful photo. I gave it a 9 during the voting ( see my comment during voting)
I just cant understand how 4 people gave it a low score of only 3.
Ps. thanks for your comment on my "Streetphoto" challenge entry
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10/19/2008 08:33:21 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/17/2008 09:47:02 PM
I have commented on this photo/Its great thats what is very good.Did you plan to do this photo?And how did you it?It really grate.Did you use the key light from the sun?Or did you use strobes? Harvey Sherman mrhsherman@yahoo.com.
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10/15/2008 02:29:23 PM
Butifully lighting.Great photograph.Very Vermir looking photograph.Did you use any fill light?grate photograph and very nicely lite. Harvey Sherman
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10/14/2008 06:14:32 AM
Great photo! Congrats on the ribbon too!
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10/13/2008 02:06:31 PM
A wonderful outcome indeed! I am more amazed by looking at the original and how well you have revived it to make it ribbon worthy. Congratulations!
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10/13/2008 01:14:16 PM
gawd.. this image is wonderful. i love it. i find it really inspiring actually - it's totally different to anything you see being done right now. beautiful light..
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10/13/2008 12:52:07 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon - a lovely splash of yellow to add to your profile!! And a whopping new PB to boot. Very well done!
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10/13/2008 12:26:17 PM
Nicely done, and the setting is awesome. Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon. Thanks for sharing your original image as well, it's always instructive to see the before and after.
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10/13/2008 10:46:13 AM
Wtg Joanne! You had me thinking this was Scalvert's ;) Big congrats on the ribbon. This made my top5 picks too. Would love to see what you do with the series.
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10/13/2008 10:01:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/13/2008 09:50:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. An excellent shot, lovely lighting, and a really great feel.
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10/13/2008 09:49:16 AM
This is AWESOME! I'm so glad it won a ribbon. Congratulations.
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10/13/2008 08:14:50 AM
Beautiful, it looks like it came out of the page of a fairy tale.
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10/13/2008 07:15:19 AM
Congratulations on your great finish and first Ribbon. Very nice work. :)
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10/13/2008 07:14:25 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon!! Wonderful work!
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10/13/2008 06:07:58 AM
Well done Jo.
Am so pleased you have got your 1st ribbon and so well deserved:-)
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10/13/2008 05:42:25 AM
Nice job mom. Now I'm not the only one with a ribbon in the house.
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10/13/2008 04:13:58 AM
WOW! What a great shot and talk about blowing your previous PB away! Congratulations!
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10/13/2008 03:34:57 AM
Big congrats on a totally deserved ribbon. Excellent shot!
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10/13/2008 01:53:30 AM
You and Lauren both did a great job with this. Congratulations on your first ribbon Joanne!
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10/13/2008 01:08:17 AM
Beautiful...well deserved ribbon congrats on your first one...
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10/13/2008 12:58:13 AM
Excellent and serene shot, it looks like a painting. You're right, it looks completely authentic and I'm glad it did so well for you. Congrats on your ribbon, Joanne. Very well deserved.
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10/13/2008 12:36:49 AM
Congratulations Joanne, it is a beautiful shot, my favourite. Now I've been busting to ask you how you achieved the Breugel like quality - could you please tell me/us how you did the post processing, or was it all in the lighting?
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10/13/2008 12:21:42 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Joanne and a well deserved one! This is so reminiscent of the Renaissance painters, it's quintessential Cinderella. Excellent.
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10/13/2008 12:20:54 AM
Wonderful image, so peaceful.
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10/13/2008 12:17:15 AM
Congratulations...this is a lovely image!!!
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10/13/2008 12:17:10 AM
congrats in your ribbon! sweet and great picture.
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10/13/2008 12:17:04 AM
I thought this was a Scalvert. Well done and congrats!
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10/13/2008 12:15:36 AM
AWESOME SHOT!
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10/13/2008 12:14:54 AM
Well deserved ribbon, very nicely done I like everything about this one.
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10/13/2008 12:07:00 AM
Wonderful! I'm so glad this made a ribbon for you! Wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 10:02:54 PM
Love your lighting. This reminds me of an old master's painting.
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10/12/2008 09:01:47 PM
Wee bit grainy but otherwise, brillaint. Great setting and costume, she's a sweet wee model too. Good lighting for a basement.
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10/12/2008 08:13:32 PM
One of my top three picks. A beautifully done image. Perfect, in fact. 10
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10/12/2008 06:57:36 PM
beautiful lighting to emphasize Cinderella - the bare feet is a great touch
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10/12/2008 06:35:11 PM
Nice shot, but perhaps too much dead space near the woodpile. Still, well executed.
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10/12/2008 07:45:45 AM
love this...10!
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10/12/2008 04:05:30 AM
Best of show, IMO. 10
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10/11/2008 06:01:13 PM
Just beautiful! 10
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10/11/2008 05:45:23 PM
Well done! Definitely reminds me of Cinderella! 8
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10/09/2008 02:56:38 PM
nice quality 7
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10/09/2008 01:32:27 PM
Great light in this shot. I am curious if it was all existing light coming in a window, or if you used some extra lighting on this.
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10/09/2008 11:23:56 AM
nice location and shot. love the tones 8
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10/09/2008 03:49:03 AM
Superb!!!
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10/09/2008 01:40:08 AM
Perfect reenactment. 9
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10/08/2008 08:43:28 PM
Great setup. This looks so real! You did a great job!
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10/08/2008 07:03:34 PM
My first thought when I saw this..."this could be a painting."

Eveything here is time period specific and it all fits. Colors, lighting, emotion all are perfect for a Grimm tale.

This is obviously Cinderella at the beginning of her life with her step-mother.
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10/08/2008 10:44:44 AM
great pic you can almost hear the mice running around :} 9
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10/07/2008 10:46:54 PM
I love the lighting in this photograph
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10/07/2008 10:03:59 PM
Nice Setup!!!
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10/07/2008 06:55:45 PM
Great characterization and excellent surroundings.
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10/07/2008 10:24:38 AM
Perfect setup! Nice lighting and tones.
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10/07/2008 03:45:13 AM
One of the best in the bunch. Looks like a painting. Really well done.
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10/06/2008 08:24:09 PM
Yes! I like this-- it has a definite feeling of the old Dutch masters about it. 10+
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10/06/2008 05:16:00 PM
This is a beautiful depiction. I love the way you have set this up. Absolutely perfect in every aspect. The soft lighting and golden sheen is wonderful and the way the room and the girl are bathed in this light is masterly. It reminds me of the old paintings by masters like Vermeer or Rembrandt. The way the background details are enshrouded in shadow is lovely too and the girls white shirt and headscarf create just the right amount of contrast and balance in this excellent composition.
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10/06/2008 12:04:39 PM
Great job!!
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10/06/2008 10:17:18 AM
This photo is fabulous...the subject and the young Cinderella are terrific. Love this the best.
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10/06/2008 09:37:10 AM
I usually hate contrived images but this challenge screams for it and you did it in a way that doesn't look deliberate. Nicely done.
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10/06/2008 08:11:23 AM
this is the second photo that I see in this challenge but I think that this will be securely one of the top photo. meet the challenge,composition,clours there are all the elements for a ribbon.
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10/06/2008 03:49:43 AM
sweet and beautiful picture. Well done!
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10/06/2008 03:19:57 AM
There are some top setups in this challenge, this is up with them...
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10/06/2008 01:27:43 AM
perfect!
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