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The Princess, charmed.
The Princess, charmed.
Lydia


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Challenge: Fairy Tales III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Sep 26, 2010
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2010

Okay... whew! I'm glad this is over. The Fairy Tale Life is not for me. :)

Turns out my Princess (my daughter off at college) couldn't shoot with me until the last day of the challenge (although she was quite willing... even knowing the task).

I emptied a small pond... with a bucket. Found TWO bullfrogs! Eureka! Game on!

AND... Princess brought this horrid yellow shirt thing (laces up the back) that she went Dumpster Diving for thinking it might come in handy one day. It was perfect for the task! Shorts on bottom completed the ensemble. LOL!

Toy crown for Princess (borrowed from a sweet friend), real frog (lucky guy!), real toy crown on frog (used before in "Purple), all set up... and then... RAIN! Arg. So, I stood in the house while Princess stood under the overhang... my pond in the background... And voila'! Princess and Frog Prince

I love the backlighting... I hope you do, too.

Natural light with gold reflector back on her face.

Thanks bunches to my favorite FON for the title. I was stressing.

And most thanks for my martyr model. I didn't even have to beg. At all.

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.7750
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.9915
Views since voting: 3087
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 160
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/12/2012 01:01:55 PM
I'm showing my daughters your images. They loved this one...LOL
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10/08/2010 10:06:23 AM
Congrats on your HM - very cute and perfect for the topic!
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10/05/2010 08:35:02 AM
Beautiful image, Lydia. Love the story, too. Congrats on the HM, fantastic work.
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10/04/2010 02:50:17 PM
Stunning shot Lydia, creative, appealing, fun. Trust you got out the Dettol Wet Wipes?
Wonder what's going through the Prince's mind whilst looking up at the Princess?
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10/04/2010 12:17:46 PM
I love this! Great idea and well executed.
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10/04/2010 10:40:05 AM
Amazing, just amazing. Great work, 21_F.gif LydiaToo
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10/04/2010 10:33:14 AM
Congrats Lydia! Great snapshot! ;)

Hannah must be charming herself, that frog is smiling!
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10/04/2010 03:31:57 AM
there you go! Congrats Lydia! I guess love to frogs runs in the family. I would've never been able to model for a shot like this (even for a promise of a charmed life thereafter), and I have little doubt that my daughter would pass on it, too :).
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10/04/2010 01:34:44 AM
This is awesome, Lydia! Congrats! Don't be surprised if you get hit with a sexual harassment suit from PETA, though. :P
ps: I love the backlighting!
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10/04/2010 12:48:24 AM
congrats GF! nice finish!
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10/04/2010 12:14:31 AM
ha...Nice job! Love the lighting.
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10/04/2010 12:06:13 AM
This is totally delightful!!
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10/04/2010 12:04:31 AM
Wow! Congratulations on a great image and a wonderful finish.
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10/04/2010 12:03:04 AM
There you go - back in the top 10. Congrats!

This is so adorable! I love how the frog is looking at her too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2010 11:14:45 PM
very good!
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10/03/2010 10:49:22 PM
You owe her big time for that picture! :)
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10/03/2010 05:58:57 PM
Fun shot
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10/03/2010 09:32:50 AM
Did Lydia put you up to this? ;-))
The frog is actually gazing at the princess... Excellent image.
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09/29/2010 08:59:39 AM
She actually kissed the frog?! Brave model!

Very nice light on this.
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09/28/2010 10:05:42 PM
This is just beautiful! I can't find anything wrong with it!
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09/28/2010 11:47:51 AM
Really nice picture ! 10
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09/28/2010 01:06:54 AM
Oh, I want to see the next shot, too! Beautifully done.
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09/27/2010 03:45:46 PM
Eeewww, I can't believe you made the model kiss the frog:) But seriously though, this is a great shot for the challenge. Like the bokeh, nice lighting. Totally a fairy tale image. (You owe the model big time!!!)
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09/27/2010 02:57:20 PM
HA - this is wonderful1
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09/27/2010 12:00:50 PM
HAHAHA!!! The froggie actually looks like he's staring up at here in wide-eyed fascination/terror. Very well done and kudos to your model for being so brave. Just wondering how all you folks are getting frogs to wear stuff!!!!
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09/27/2010 11:10:27 AM
Lovely shot,in my top five.
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09/27/2010 08:40:15 AM
CUTE!!!!!!
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09/27/2010 06:13:50 AM
Nice lighting and background bokeh. The highlights are still slightly cyan (on my monitor, at least), so I wish the overall image was a bit warmer.
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09/27/2010 12:53:55 AM
I love the lighting on this, right down to the frogs crown! ;)
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09/27/2010 12:22:38 AM
cute!
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