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Esperanza Cordero
Esperanza Cordero
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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Date: Oct 14, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2013



[Oct. 18th, 2013 12:43:26 AM]

The House on Mango Street

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.1852
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 6.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.1385
Views since voting: 621
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 108
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2013 11:36:49 PM
done with sensitivity. 7
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10/22/2013 11:25:43 PM
I keep bypassing this one 'cuz I'm not sure about it, but it's growing on me. I spent half my life in close proximity to Chicano culture, and something about the mood here rings very true. It's interesting you've chosen to title the image with the Character's Name rather than the title of the novel, but it's not an issue for me.

I like the tones and the softness of it. A good response to the challenge. 6.
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10/22/2013 02:00:36 PM
i like the hazy quality of the image, but find the plant too distracting. upon viewing this in the thumbnail view, the plant seems more natural.
a 6 7 from me
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10/22/2013 12:20:38 AM
Beautifully processed.
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10/21/2013 09:53:24 PM
I never heard about this book, is it a classic?
The image reminds me of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' odriew way of treating a subject. Gentle, calm and filled with emotion, a little formulaic but mostly sincere. It is lovely and has a great deal of peaceful sadness. If this is the case, you certainly achieved to communicate it.
7
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10/21/2013 06:53:47 PM
Hmm. So what about this says "writer" or "poverty"?

She does have a book, so I suppose that's not miles away.. Also, I think she looks more asian than latina.

Processing here is going to have its fans, no doubt. I'm not one of them. :) I like crisp details on the face in a shot like this, and the overall softness isn't doing it for me. Nor do I love cross-processed images.

With that being said, composition is good (wish her arm was more or less visible), and the image does have a reasonable impact.

5 for coming close, but missing the mark.
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10/21/2013 08:56:22 AM
I'll give this a 10. Because I like it. The style. Its personality. I am not familiar with neither the novel or the character so I did a bit of search. and I like it more. Big fan odriew!
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10/20/2013 09:01:48 PM
A beautiful picture, cropping most of the right side would maybe make it a little less cluttered. As Esperanza dreams, hopes, and plans are symbolized by a house I don't get that here, but I do get her introspection, youthful lamentation and a yearning (I suppose to leave Mango Street). A really good effort.8.
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10/19/2013 08:32:10 PM
Don't know the book but based on its synopsis this image seems a suitable representation of the young protagonist. The image is interestingly composed with the inner framing by the plant, but the crop at the bottom abruptly slices off her hands - an unpleasant effect. The foggy effect is a bit overdone at least for me because it robs the shot of any clear focus and leaves viewers like me constantly trying to focus our eyes. A sharper focus on the face or at least her eyes could save it. All in all, a creative attempt but overdone. 5
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10/19/2013 06:44:05 PM
I like the colors and soft feel to this, but it may be a tad too soft. The plants covering her chin distract a little. 6
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10/19/2013 09:01:08 AM
Imaginative, Intelligent... this is a thoughtful delight of an image and one of my highest votes in the challenge.
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10/18/2013 11:00:10 AM
The soft focus on the edges did not work out well for me. I would have cropped a portrait (as in vertical crop) of the subject, which was nicely captured, and I see that portrait as a nice cover for the selected novel.

Overall an appealing shot that somehow tells a story. Perfect for the challenge.

6 from me.
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10/18/2013 05:15:47 AM
Don't know the title but the image is good and the softness enhances it.6.
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10/18/2013 04:27:10 AM
wonderful
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10/18/2013 12:14:27 AM
I wish I knew more about the book
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10/17/2013 08:57:25 PM
I don't know anything about the book, but I am going to guess that the girl is Esperanza in the photo.

I like the composition and the softness of the image.

Gave it a 7
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10/17/2013 06:17:33 PM
Very nice softness.
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10/17/2013 09:33:21 AM
I really enjoy the softness of this photo.
The colors give it a vintage/retro feel.
Never heard of the title.
Gave it a 6
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10/16/2013 09:26:58 PM
10...you've captured it. It's a memory, a future, a past and a passing thought all wrapped up in a piece of silken chiffon.
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10/16/2013 09:23:32 PM
I'm finding the odriew effect to be a bit oppressive indoors. Too much glow going on. But I do like the blurred foreground elements combined with the wall pattern. 5
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10/16/2013 07:09:38 PM
Strikes me as an ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' odriew style image in terms of the processing? If not, take it as a compliment :) Love the soft light, slight blur and the thoughtful composition. Even the tree on the right provides a love frame and leading line to her face. Quite lovely!
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10/16/2013 06:15:06 AM
You ALWAYS get wonderful images :)
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