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Sonifo


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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: home
Date: Jun 26, 2004
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2004

This shot was a tough one for me. This little girl hardly ever smiles for the camera, so it was a challenge. The only smile I got was when daddy come walking up the sidewalk outside to the front door. She hollered, "daddy's home". LOL...and gave me a smile. Here it is...
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The reason why she is looking down is because she is waving the wand at our new little kitten.

I do see the green tones and tried to get rid of them but wasn't able to during the editing of this photo and I didn't have alot of time to start over. Oh well.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.2163
Avg (commenters): 8.4419
Avg (participants): 7.3529
Avg (non-participants): 7.1638
Views since voting: 6280
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 245
Comments: 82
Favorites: 19 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/10/2004 03:32:41 PM
Thanks again, folks. :-))

Feels good to finally win a ribbon with my Rebel.

Message edited by author 2004-07-10 15:33:06.
07/07/2004 04:43:08 PM
Simply Angelic!

Congrats on yet another well-deserved ribbon.

I finally got around to taking a little more than a glance at your portfolio - I must say
I AM IMPRESSED!

Well Done!
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07/07/2004 04:29:59 AM
Originally posted by DoMoreira:

Bela imagem. Exelente enquadramento. Maravilhosa.wonderful...this was my favorite...


Congrats Sonja for another well deserved ribbon!!!
The translation of the comment is the following:

"Beatiful image. Excellent composition. Awesome...."

Message edited by author 2004-07-07 04:30:30.
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07/06/2004 05:34:51 PM
Congratulations! This is a beautiful, beautiful picture. :)
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07/06/2004 03:33:23 PM
Excellent image, congrats, well desrved. Wow finaly a challenge where all winners go to my favorites :))
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07/06/2004 10:11:03 AM
Bela imagem. Exelente enquadramento. Maravilhosa.wonderful...this was my favorite...
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07/06/2004 06:27:52 AM
Beautiful! Truly well deserved ribbon... Well done!
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07/06/2004 04:11:36 AM
Way to go Sonja, I knew it was you :)
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07/06/2004 03:24:07 AM
i think this is a great photo and deserves much more than even a blue ribbon the photo is absolutely beautiful the only thing bad about it is it didnt get a blue ribbon which is wat it deserves!!!!!!!!!!congradulations though!!!
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07/06/2004 12:17:23 AM
A very beautiful shot, congrats.
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07/05/2004 10:58:57 PM
beautiful portrait :) Most parents would LOVE to have images like this of their children.
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07/05/2004 09:35:06 PM
wonderful...this was my favorite...blended just what was needed for the competition...
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07/05/2004 07:00:13 PM
nice pic! Congrats!

I wonder how did you get those strange colors?
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07/05/2004 05:31:22 PM
Originally posted by soup:

i am against the majority with this one, and would say that it lacks emotion due to the lack of a background. it looks set up, and over processed. - congrats none-the-less


Repeat after me: Color Studio Portrait. Color Studio Portrait.
Of course it looks set up - its a Color STUDIO Portrait.

Great work Sonifo. This was my top pick for the challenge. The perfect balance of studio control and candid, non-posed subject. (I was pretty sure this was yours when during voting - it has your touch all over it.)
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07/05/2004 02:13:20 PM
superb portrait, Soni. congrats on your ribbon!
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07/05/2004 01:14:40 PM
Congratulations, Sonja
What a pretty princess you have and I feel you will win many more ribbons together:-)
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07/05/2004 12:33:32 PM
Congratulations, Sonya, it's a beautiful portrait!!!! I love it!
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07/05/2004 12:30:44 PM
Lovely, Soni. What a great photo and a difficult one too. I really like the one of her saying "Daddy's Home!". LOL

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07/05/2004 10:22:02 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Sonja!
Beautiful portrait!
And a beautiful princess you got :)
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07/05/2004 09:35:33 AM
Super work Sonja! This is very nice. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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07/05/2004 08:24:11 AM
With no 1's, no 2's and no 3's, this shot avoided the bottom better than even Theodor's winner. Excellent excellent shot! Well done ribbon!

Mav
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07/05/2004 05:01:29 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon,well deserved for an excellent piece of work.
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07/05/2004 01:39:04 AM
Great portrait!! I love the softness and the pastel colors. She will be proud of this when she's about 17!
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07/05/2004 01:35:35 AM
Thanks folks! :-)

Soup~that's ok. You have your style and I got mine. I guess I can't make everyone happy. :-)

Message edited by author 2004-07-05 10:52:24.
07/05/2004 01:01:48 AM
i am against the majority with this one, and would say that it lacks emotion due to the lack of a background. it looks set up, and over processed. - congrats none-the-less
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07/05/2004 12:54:44 AM
Great pose and nice capture! Congrats!

-danny
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07/05/2004 12:38:54 AM
Beautiful and a well deserved ribbon
I didnt have time to vote on this challenge as I have moved house but this is just so lovely
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07/05/2004 12:35:24 AM
Congratulations !!! I really like this Photo
If I'm not mistaken your first ribbon with your new camers
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07/05/2004 12:06:51 AM
Great work! a well deserved ribbon for sure!
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07/05/2004 12:05:51 AM
Beautiful shot -- it got one of my top scores. Congratulations on your ribbon. :)
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07/05/2004 12:02:39 AM
What a cute portrait, congrats on yet another ribbon...
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07/05/2004 12:02:39 AM
Congratulations, Sonifo!!! It's beautiful! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2004 09:45:28 PM
Perfect, the lighting, the colors, the framing, all perfect, my first place pick! A 10
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07/04/2004 10:53:39 AM
She's a little green, but it could by my eyes are tired.
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07/04/2004 10:10:36 AM
Just wonderful.. subject is placed well in the frame, pink highlights give it a hand-colored feel, high key provides a softness that matches the subject. One of my ribbon picks.
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07/04/2004 09:30:21 AM
Good photo. Nice soft look. I think a background that showed a littel more contrast might be better. Very pretty girl.
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07/04/2004 01:58:27 AM
Very nicely done high key portraiture. You are a little over exposed, expecially in her dress but it isn't too distracting.
TC
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07/03/2004 09:23:42 PM
An absolutely outstanding portrait. The "rule" is that the eyes make a portrait, but this is one of those cases where breaking the rules (not showing her eyes) really works. Excellent! I bet she gets her good looks from her mommy, too!
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07/03/2004 01:03:13 PM
Hmmm... yes, the crinkly light dress is a studio mainstay. Nice example of the genre ...
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07/02/2004 02:36:08 PM
Of course this is the winner! Everything is just perfect. I love the hand colored look, remember when we did it with inks? the light is lovely but that shadow along the back of her face, neck, arm is exquisite. 10
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07/02/2004 12:37:46 PM
Photo from heaven,10 !
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07/01/2004 04:39:04 PM
Lighting: Very nice, even and well balanced, light that is giving wonderful skin tones. However, there is a touch of over-exposure in the crown and lower-left gown and the harsh shadow under the chin is not flattering.
Pose: Near perfect. The only think I could recommend would be to raise her head just a bit (diminishing the shadow) and placing her left hand on her lap. On a related note, the tip of her wand seems to be outside your DOF or blurred from motion and is quite distracting from an otherwise well posed shot.
Background: Not much to say about the background. A very (very) light shade of pink would have kept with the theme better, but would have provided much less separation.
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07/01/2004 02:30:50 PM
This is my pick for the BLUE. Excellent! Love the high key approach and the pose!10
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07/01/2004 11:03:32 AM
What a cute little princess. Samuel wants to know if he ca be her prince. I really like the composition and the soft feel of the image. Jacko
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06/30/2004 09:45:33 PM
Best photo I've seen today!
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06/30/2004 08:45:15 PM
Very well composed. Great color. All around a wonderful shot. I wouldnt be suprised to see this top 10.
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06/30/2004 03:28:52 PM
I think this is a great potrait. The focus, lighting and exposure are all well done. Perhaps a bit more contrast between the subject and the background would have added more depth to the photo.
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06/30/2004 02:54:30 PM
Its a very wonderful Picture ...
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06/30/2004 02:30:09 PM
nice shot....love the colors, and the model is wonderful.....
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06/30/2004 12:46:35 PM
So pretty...maye a little more color in the dress.
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06/30/2004 09:43:43 AM
this is my favourite of the challenge. i love the soft colours and the little girl is adorable
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06/30/2004 09:17:31 AM
Sonja!!! Kewl portrait, wonderful effect. Tres fantastique :)
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06/30/2004 04:49:49 AM
Sensational. Beautiful lighting, perfect composition, and the most beautiful fairy princess I have ever seen. That's a photo she should show proudly at her 21st :) 10 This has to be in line for the blue!
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06/30/2004 03:56:13 AM
I know this comment isn't helpful, but.....

WOW. This is the first 10 I've given out in... um.... MONTHS.
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06/30/2004 02:26:33 AM
this is adorable
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06/30/2004 02:11:28 AM
Yes - she is a princess! Nice high-key rendition with subtle colors.
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06/30/2004 02:06:27 AM
Absolute perfection! 10
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06/29/2004 10:20:25 PM
This is a sweet portrait! IMO the only improvement would be to tone down the lighting - photo looks washed out. Of course, maybe you were going for a high key image?
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06/29/2004 09:03:23 PM
Absolutely perfect...love it! My top pick for the challenge. :o)
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06/29/2004 08:54:01 PM
Simply perfect. 10
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06/29/2004 07:41:42 PM
This is such an adorable shot, and it really looks professional. I would love to have my little sister photographed like this.
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06/29/2004 02:56:59 PM
A really nice, subtle portrait :-)
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06/29/2004 01:42:28 PM
Skin doesn't seem the right color ... but everything else is great ... very cute.
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06/29/2004 11:58:04 AM
one of the best I've seen so far! Lighting is dead on, exposure perfect, composition is superb, and I love her expression! 10
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06/29/2004 11:45:06 AM
Beautiful lighting, beautiful colors and adorable model. This has a very professional look. This would be a cherished portrait for any parent. :)
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06/29/2004 09:06:30 AM
Beautiful image..a slightly unnatural greeny tinge to the shadow areas on the skin is my only reservation in an otherwise lovely portrait....9
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06/29/2004 05:22:36 AM
hmmm, not enough contrast between the background and her clothing. Maybe boosting the saturation just a bit?
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06/29/2004 12:23:14 AM
I like the washed-out effect, but it has left her skin with a green tint.
Nice pose.
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06/28/2004 10:20:58 PM
Beautiful photo.
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06/28/2004 08:29:38 PM
gorgeous. I have 2 princesses in my household as well :) Colors are great, expression is beautiful....save this one for her wedding album.
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06/28/2004 08:22:30 PM
What a pretty shot... the flesh tone is a little green, but otherwise a delightful 9
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06/28/2004 06:17:15 PM
Nice soft but... seen it before (not the same one offcourse) so no WOW here anymore (6)
06/28/2004 04:13:28 PM
This is lovely. The costume really works with this lovely little girl.
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06/28/2004 02:52:58 PM
really nice work
8
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06/28/2004 02:31:33 PM
Beautiful soft colors used here!
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06/28/2004 02:10:14 PM
really a fairy-tale. What a beautiful picture to have of your child...
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06/28/2004 02:00:56 PM
Beautifully done photo, great pose. The only thing that maybe you could have done is soften the image a little bit by applying just a teeny lil bit of Gaussian blur. That would have given it a dreamy appearance. 8
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06/28/2004 01:58:09 PM
Superb child portrait. Brilliant natural innocent capture...superb lighting and great post production. A Ribbon for you Sir/Madam is a waiting. 10
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06/28/2004 01:44:41 PM
Lovely soft potrait. I wish maybe that she was just sligtly more turned towards us so that a bit more of her other shoulder would show. But i really like this just the way it is. Wonderfull colours. Defentatly a top 5.
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06/28/2004 12:42:17 PM
I think that you should have blured the hair more to fitt with the rest of the image ... but great effect ... would love to learn this ... can maybe teach me after this challenge is over. 9 from me
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06/28/2004 11:37:20 AM
Absolutely perfect. Even with just the thumbnail, I could tell this was an extraordinary composition. I love the soft pastels and the grey backdrop is the perfect balance to her silver wand. This little girl is an angel and you captured it perfectly. I'll be very surprised if this doesn't ribbon. Good luck!
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06/28/2004 12:22:56 AM
Very darling and touching memory. Nice portrait.
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