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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Kodak DX4530
Location: Home, upstairs hallway.
Date: Sep 26, 2004
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

Picture of my 14 year old daughter. Cropped and increased blue saturation. The most complex thing in my life! Taken in upstairs hall, bathroom door as backdrop. Autoflash, red-eye removed in photoshop.

Place: 143 out of 148
Avg (all users): 4.3822
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 4.4348
Avg (non-participants): 4.3333
Views since voting: 828
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 191
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2004 12:24:28 PM
This image obviously did not convey the sense of complexity to most voters and that was why it was voted so undeservingly low... as was true of most images submitted of people in this particular challenge.

I liked the way you composed the picture and it has decent quality so I scored it a 6. Overall, it is a good picture.

I made no comment on it during the challenge but if I had I would have made two suggestions for improvement...

One, shoot at a higher aperture for greater DOF. That way all the hair on your daughter's head would be in sharp focus. I don't think going the other way around with the shallowest DOF possible focused off the eye would have worked as well, but that would be worth a try too.

Two, either shoot her further from the wall or use your photoediting tool to make a smooth white background. The mottling in the background is a little distracting.
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10/04/2004 01:33:25 AM
I just want you to know that this was indeed a very good image and very well put together. The reason that it did not end up higher is that there appears to be a limitation on the extension of concepts. Often time the voting blocks lock up on what is a contender and what is not. It is a mystery. Keep up the good work.
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10/04/2004 12:30:45 AM
Robbed! This shot should have done better. At least IMHO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 12:02:53 AM
yes they can certainly be complex
I like this fun image
she looks a happy soul with nice bright eyes or should I say eye
Good luck
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10/02/2004 09:44:21 PM
I really like the way you used her hair.
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10/02/2004 05:10:19 PM
Perfect capture of a "daughter". Oh so complex. Good job.
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10/01/2004 11:41:03 PM
returning for comments.
The mystery and complexity of a woman...is there something more complex? Well, you did an excellent job here with the peekaboo of eyes, cheek and lips..not to overlook the impish smile. Bumping up.
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09/27/2004 01:34:51 AM
You mean a teen-aged daughter? You hit the mark!
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