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Challenge: The Letter H (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People/Street/Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Sutherland, Sydney, Australia
Date: Jan 29, 2013
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2013

My wife getting a haircut. It's not the sort if thing I would normally shoot but while waiting it suddenly occurred to me that I could use this for the H Challenge. My kids were also getting cuts at the same time so I asked for permission to take some shots. I got a few nice snap shots of the kids but found myself in a position that had my wife silhouetted against a large curtained window. I got just the one shot when I was called to get my hair cut and this is it.

I knew I didn't have much time to take this shot and I had set the ISO to 1600 to shot the kids in the lower light and was set in Av so I really appreciated the rear dial to quickly change the exposure. I'm enjoying my new camera. I don't know how this will be received (lately my entries have come across as very boring) but I really like this image.

A little cropping, covert to B&W, adjusted curves and boosted blacks.

[Feb. 5th, 2013 09:45:35 PM]

With about two hours to go on this challenge and Iím very happy and a bit surprised at how well this has been received. The comments are wonderful Ė thanks!

There are a lot of wonderful images in this challenge so Iím sure it will not ribbon but it would be nice to get my third Top Ten and in a challenge with more than 55 entries (my highest place is 4th in a challenge of only 33 entries). Hereís hoping for a TT.

Oh my! The Blue!!! I'm soooo happy! Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 109
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Avg (commenters): 8.0000
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Views since voting: 2679
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 132
Comments: 46
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02/07/2013 01:15:35 AM
Nice !!!
Congrats on a long overdue ribby
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02/06/2013 09:19:56 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, Phil. It's a really nice silhouette - just the right details shown so clearly.
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02/06/2013 08:37:18 PM
Congrats, nice vision to put this shot together.
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02/06/2013 08:21:29 PM
Love the simple realism of this shot. Congrats on the blue! Esp your FIRST blue!!!
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02/06/2013 07:43:06 PM
Your first ribbon - and it's a blue one! Congrats!
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02/06/2013 06:31:13 PM
It's still here cool. Just adding another comment, to let you know how EXCITED I am for you, ;---------)

Message edited by author 2013-02-06 18:31:33.
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02/06/2013 06:27:56 PM
congrats on the ribbon! I was really wondering if this was a "real" haircut or if it was posed. Great shot!!
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02/06/2013 04:08:42 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon. Well done!
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02/06/2013 02:57:41 PM
Congrats on this well deserved ribbon! Very well done!
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02/06/2013 01:51:58 PM
You really have the slice of life family thing down cold. My only complaint is that I want to be able to do the same thing, and just don't seem to have the knack. Excellent stuff. Congrats on the win!
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02/06/2013 01:37:49 PM
Big congrats on the blue! Well deserved!
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02/06/2013 01:37:14 PM
Remember to mark off one of your goals for 2013!!
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02/06/2013 01:25:22 PM
This is fabulous! Right down to the eyelashes! Congrats on you win!
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02/06/2013 12:32:02 PM
Congrats!!
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02/06/2013 12:26:55 PM
So good to see this ribbon. Congrats
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02/06/2013 10:08:16 AM
Congrats on you first ribbon/blue :)
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02/06/2013 09:10:52 AM
congratulations on your ribbon. well deserved!
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02/06/2013 08:04:26 AM
Congratulations! Well done.
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02/06/2013 07:58:51 AM
Big congrats! I thought this would be the one. Great image.
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02/06/2013 07:56:44 AM
No brainer top choice for me - well done! Congrats.
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02/06/2013 05:55:41 AM
Congrats! Great job
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02/06/2013 04:52:20 AM
That's great, Congratulations.
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02/06/2013 03:23:18 AM
Congratulations! Excellent job congrats on the first ribbon!
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02/06/2013 02:46:37 AM
Woohoo well done on winning your first ribbon!
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02/06/2013 02:38:02 AM
Very well done, you caught the perfect moment. Congrats on the blue!
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02/06/2013 01:46:39 AM
Wah! WD mate! Great photograph. Impromptu and under pressure!
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02/06/2013 01:08:44 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the blue!
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02/06/2013 12:57:05 AM
Duuuuude! Congrats! Great job.
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02/06/2013 12:19:45 AM
WTG Phil, great stuff, congrats on your well deserved blue.
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02/06/2013 12:19:19 AM
Goodonya Phil! Nice work. More ribbons to come I'm sure. :)
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02/06/2013 12:18:18 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon... and a blue one to boot. Well done.
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02/06/2013 12:08:54 AM
Big time congrats on your first first and surely will not be your last. Well done.
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02/06/2013 12:07:17 AM
Didn't vote but this is super! Congratulations on the blue and a first ribbon.
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02/06/2013 12:04:27 AM
Congrats, Phil!! Great to see your image on the front page!
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02/06/2013 12:03:47 AM
YAY! Fantastico! One shot squeezed off - how kismet can you get! Hugemonguous congrats!
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02/06/2013 12:02:45 AM
Huzzah!!! Congrats!
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02/06/2013 12:02:12 AM
First ribbon, YEEEEE-HAAWWWW!!!
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02/06/2013 12:02:06 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOT
WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!! WooHoo2.gif

Not only a ribbon but a bluey, congrats big time on your first, with an awesome image!

Message edited by author 2013-02-06 00:04:53.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2013 11:18:17 PM
Really Nice! Perfect!
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02/05/2013 09:59:24 PM
Nicely done. One of my favs of the challnege. I like the little wisp of eyelash on the stylist.
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02/05/2013 07:27:01 PM
What an awesome silhouette, and a well composed shot to boot, bumping up, this should ribbon!
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02/01/2013 11:43:09 AM
really nice idea! one of the best in challenge! good luck!
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02/01/2013 10:05:12 AM
The silhouette gives this a much more unique feel from other hair entries.
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01/30/2013 05:15:54 PM
Nicely composed silhouette with just enough detail to draw the viewer in.
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01/30/2013 10:50:33 AM
Great idea,hope it goes well.
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01/30/2013 03:06:09 AM
great detail in an original shot
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