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National Geographic Afghan Girl Tribute
National Geographic Afghan Girl Tribute
MacDonald


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Famous Photograph (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: CA
Date: Jun 12, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2010

This photo is my humble attempt to create a tribute to the work of Steve McCurry. It doesn't come close but it was a lot of fun doing it. A huge thank you to my model Meesh - my sync wire broke so no strobes - I had to move the green b/g and 3 panel room divider (to hold up the black muslin covered by dark green drapes) outside to shoot .. she was so patient.

I am delighted with the score and the comments for the most part. Thank you voters!!

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 92
Avg (all users): 6.4323
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 5.4773
Avg (non-participants): 6.8108
Views since voting: 17814
Views during voting: 579
Votes: 155
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/08/2010 06:19:42 PM
Oh, what gorgeous eyes! This is an excellent re-creation!
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07/02/2010 01:36:37 PM
You pulled this off beautifully. The subject,lighting and composition are really close. Even if this wasn't an homage it would stand alone as a great portrait.
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06/21/2010 10:14:59 AM
congrats on a great finish, looks good on your front page
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2010 02:50:04 PM
Nicely done! 8
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06/19/2010 10:21:29 AM
WOW
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06/16/2010 12:32:51 PM
I think this is my favorite Afghan Girl from the challenge. Kudos.
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06/16/2010 12:09:12 PM
At least half a dozen of these, but yours is the best. Closest to the original in composition and lighting - well done.
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06/16/2010 08:33:07 AM
Great shot technically but it doesn't have anything that makes it stand out from all the other similar entries. Also, this might seem shallow but the stray hairs and pimples are a little distracting. 6
06/15/2010 06:05:24 PM
Good job, eyes overshopped.
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06/15/2010 12:10:19 PM
wow her eyes are beautiful. it is amazing!
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06/15/2010 10:07:23 AM
Nice job
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06/14/2010 09:33:33 PM
Eyes are too unnatural for me. Everything else is good.
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06/14/2010 06:52:43 PM
Best of the Afghan women...

But I am afraid all of them demonstrate just how good and well lit the original is!
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06/14/2010 01:20:18 PM
Nicely done... The eyes are a bit wrong, but this evokes the original nicely... 8
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06/14/2010 01:17:30 PM
Best one of these. 8
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06/14/2010 07:46:17 AM
This is probably the closest to the famous National Geographic cover of all of the many wannabe entries in this challenge.
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06/14/2010 05:18:52 AM
my winnter!
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06/14/2010 03:32:59 AM
Of all the Afghan girl entries, this one looks closest to the original. Gets my vote!
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06/14/2010 02:25:05 AM
i was wondering if anyone would try replicate this amazing image
hold your head high its brilliant 10 from me
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06/14/2010 01:10:44 AM
Perhaps the best of the 16 Afghan girl entries.
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