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Challenge: Kids With Toys (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF Distagon T
Date: Dec 26, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2010

Thanks for the votes and comments!

And yes Brian, the beach and my baby girl! :)



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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 51
Avg (all users): 7.2403
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.1750
Avg (non-participants): 7.2632
Views since voting: 5169
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 154
Comments: 62
Favorites: 21 (view)


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09/20/2014 04:52:44 PM
LOVE this image! Such an adorable child. Emotion and innocence. Bravo!!
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04/04/2011 11:34:05 PM
Excellent Image...I hope you printed this one large!
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01/08/2011 09:24:37 PM
Exceptionally strong image. Brilliant and out of this league. Should have been #1 and then some.
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01/07/2011 01:58:04 AM
tones are perfect, adorable child, congrats
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01/06/2011 12:22:08 AM
Wonderful pics I really like the picture, love it.
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Earl Nunes
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01/05/2011 12:32:04 AM
Ben! FABULOUS! She is so amazing looking. This picture looks so vintage and wonderful. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/04/2011 09:01:17 PM
The toes are the second most adorable thing there. The hair, of course, gets first place. She's totally beautiful. The doll... well.. not so much. *grin*
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01/04/2011 10:15:15 AM
Wow, Ben...great picture!!!
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01/03/2011 07:18:39 PM
The eyes in the sky appear to be watching over her.

Love the quality you're getting with the Mark II.. definitely my next camera.

Congrats on your ribbon, Ben!

Message edited by author 2011-01-03 22:43:09.
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01/03/2011 07:06:14 PM
What a georgous daughter you have Love the hair
I would love to photograph her love the tones and image
Congratulations
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01/03/2011 05:40:52 PM
Way to go Ben! I love the tones in this image. Your daughter and the dolly look almost 3D against the background. Great texture and feel to this image.
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01/03/2011 02:53:52 PM
Beautiful light and model! She must have added the word "done" to her vocabulary this week. This is one to print and hang.
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01/03/2011 01:07:50 PM
Fabulous image!!!! Congrats!
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01/03/2011 12:54:31 PM
Very powerful and dramatic image, Ben. Many congrats on your red ribbon.
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01/03/2011 11:41:38 AM
Congrats ,nearly as predicted.
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01/03/2011 11:41:12 AM
Hands down the BEST of the lot by a mile!!!
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01/03/2011 11:09:25 AM
She looks as if the doll just spooked her. Kudos on achieving such a moody image with minimal (detectable) post-processing. And congrats on the ribbon :)
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01/03/2011 10:28:44 AM
Beautiful, mood shot. Great processing
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01/03/2011 09:24:31 AM
beautiful. and btw, most of us would die for those curls!!!
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01/03/2011 07:58:50 AM
B&W; beach; girl with curly hair; ...check, check, and check. So that's the formula! I need to move to the coast and have a daughter. ;-) I think CPS would get involved if I were to bring a small child to the coast of Michigan this time of year dressed like that! lol Great shot Ben
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01/03/2011 03:05:37 AM
Great shot. Congrats with the ribbon.
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01/03/2011 02:19:38 AM
congrats Ben! (I thought it would take the blue, but red is not too shabby :)). Terrific light here, by the way.
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01/03/2011 02:07:42 AM
It's a beautiful photo. Congratulations.
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01/03/2011 12:48:07 AM
I like that they both have their mouths in the same pout. :-) Congrats on the shiny new ribbon!
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01/03/2011 12:39:42 AM
Wonderful emotion and post processing.
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01/03/2011 12:29:40 AM
Oh how lovely...beautiful image...congratulations!
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01/03/2011 12:23:23 AM
I KNEW it!! Stunning image, Ben. Congrats on your ribbon. Would love to know how you processed this, and which lens you made for the occasion :-)
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01/03/2011 12:18:39 AM
Had this one pegged for the blue. Outstanding image!
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01/03/2011 12:17:55 AM
Whoa! "Only" a red with a 7.26? Wow! But, this is a wonderful image, Ben!
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01/03/2011 12:15:10 AM
Well deserved shot to win. Congrats!
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01/03/2011 12:05:41 AM
Such a beautiful shot... congratulations on the ribbon!!
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01/03/2011 12:03:34 AM
Congrats on the red!
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01/03/2011 12:03:33 AM
i see i wasnt the only one using the term "pst-apocolyptic" lol congrats
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01/03/2011 12:02:18 AM
Knew this would do well, congrats, just loved it.
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01/03/2011 12:01:35 AM
That's great!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2011 08:55:15 PM
The girl and the beach?! Oh, Ben...

Okay, I do like this for reasons beyond its eye candy appeal. It has a certain, subtle ominousness (would you believe that's a word?) -- the thick clouds, the naked needy doll, the girl's somewhat unsettled expression. They're are all very suggestive. Of what, I don't know. That's where the picture ends and the viewer's imagination picks it up.

So there you are.
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01/02/2011 07:29:46 PM
Absolutely beautiful.
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01/02/2011 04:56:04 PM
Bumping up :) top 3 I hope!
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01/02/2011 10:21:34 AM
great photograph ! Only thing that is a little distracting are those two darkened clouds in the middle top. I feel like i look at child then cloud.
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01/02/2011 09:42:43 AM
Dreamlike. Beautiful light. Wonderful photo.
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01/01/2011 09:40:49 PM
I really like this picture.
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01/01/2011 04:11:41 PM
nice tones but feels sad
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12/31/2010 09:07:45 PM
Somehow a little disturbing!
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12/31/2010 11:24:26 AM
This is a winning image in my eyes,fabby shot.
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12/31/2010 09:44:54 AM
The moodiness of the scene, child's expression and posture, resonates with me.
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12/31/2010 12:13:47 AM
awesome, compelling image. Someone could write a nursery rhyme to go with this. It would rhyme, but it might not be all pretty. The focus is perfect as is the b/w processing. Gorgeous child.
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12/30/2010 08:19:39 AM
Interesting scene here. Definitely stands out among the other entries.
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12/29/2010 07:52:05 PM
This is my favourite in this challenge. It is lovely.
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12/29/2010 04:11:50 PM
Wow, what a backdrop!! Beautiful scenery!
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12/29/2010 01:50:45 PM
a beautiful, if not somewhat depressing, shot. something about it evokes a post apocalyptic feeling.
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12/29/2010 01:02:41 AM
Great picture. Has a sad post apocalypse feeling too it.
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12/28/2010 10:57:03 PM
I guess this is the winner, really lovely tones on this.
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12/28/2010 04:36:08 PM
This is the first image I click on, and something in my gut tells me it's a 21.gif bspurgeon... The lighting here is so heroic, and yet, it is such an intimate moment, magical. I feel that she is in a private cocoon, separate from the real world, and yet, projected upon a dreamy seascape, with softly swirling clouds. Fabulous image. Even it it turns out not to be Ben's.

Yup. My pick for the blue.
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12/28/2010 05:43:30 AM
The winner
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12/27/2010 07:20:01 PM
Best in challenge, Well done. 10
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12/27/2010 04:58:31 PM
Cute image but the girl looks like she is going to push the doll away as she does not want to play with it.
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12/27/2010 03:31:09 PM
what a beautiful image! the four little feet are adorable
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12/27/2010 12:02:30 PM
Beautiful image
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12/27/2010 11:27:29 AM
Oh my goodness. This is absolutely breathtaking. I love how the child is looking down and the doll is reaching up. That doll alone would creep me out, but in this setting, it is endearing and charming, to say the least! WOAH. If this doesn't win the blue, I'll be quite shocked. 10
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12/27/2010 10:51:34 AM
This is just too gorgeous! Love it! 10
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12/27/2010 08:30:41 AM
kind of post-apocolyptic. i like it. 8
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12/27/2010 01:17:02 AM
Ribbon!
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