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Challenge: Free Study 2013-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Location: Mnweni
Date: Dec 30, 2013
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2013


[Jan. 7th, 2014 08:36:34 AM]

7/01/2014
Very glad this shot scored well. It's more a personal shot I suppose and to have people like it and experience it as I did on the day is great.

This young lady certainly had a presence about her. after this shot i had to of course show her the photo. She was horrified with it and just threw her headcloth off and said.. "Take again". Who was I to argue and I took some other angles, closer shots etc.
Upon viewing these shots without the headcloth she was impressed and said.. "That is good - beautiful"
This was taken on the last day as we left the mountains. Yes, the beauty of the berg was captured and we had ample opportunity to take landscapes but this image remains vivid in my memory of the hike with some good friends and two of my boys.
Thanks for the votes and comments

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Wow! Ribboned. :) Thank you DPC. All the best for 2014 to all here loving photography.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.8723
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 1784
Views during voting: 167
Votes: 94
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/07/2014 06:13:59 PM
OMW I missed this ribbon. VWD Rian. Classic and timeless Africa. [ A Nikkor on a Canon! :) ]
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01/12/2014 11:53:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Rian. Wonderful image and a wonderful story to go along with it.
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01/11/2014 09:53:06 AM
Congrats Rian...compelling young lady and a great capture!
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01/10/2014 04:35:15 PM
Stunning. Excellent capture.
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01/09/2014 05:51:12 PM
good job, man!
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01/09/2014 04:59:50 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. I especially liked that you included the story of the photo.

Wear this "Purple Prose Award" with pride:
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01/09/2014 03:48:32 PM
Congratulations! Rian
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01/09/2014 03:42:13 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Rian. Great shot. But does the young lady know you used the one she didn't like? ;-)
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01/09/2014 02:09:09 PM
This photo has multiple cool things going on! Congratulations Rian on this a very successful image.
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01/09/2014 08:43:42 AM
So well done. Congrats.
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01/09/2014 05:15:24 AM
All said already. Congrats on the great finish. There is more to the mountains than the landscape photography and you captured the local spirit well. That is good - beautiful!
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01/08/2014 11:52:51 PM
What a wonderful story to accompany this perfect image. To think she would be horrified anew that you chose the image with the head cloth...
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01/08/2014 03:15:49 PM
Superb in all possible ways
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01/08/2014 02:36:50 PM
Congratulations on winning with this spellbinding image.
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01/08/2014 02:25:15 PM
Fantastic, well done & thanks.
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01/08/2014 01:31:36 PM
What a beautiful shot, Rian. Happy New Year to you and your family! Congratulations!!!!
Jane
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01/08/2014 01:10:27 PM
Lekker! Mooi, mooi, mooi.
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01/08/2014 06:50:06 AM
Wonderlike foto, Rian! Dis fantasties. Heerlik swart en wit samestelling.
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01/08/2014 06:43:02 AM
Wow Wow Wow Rian great shot and a red in the free study.
Very nice.
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01/08/2014 03:34:42 AM
i'd be proud to have taken this, well done rian. great portrait and detail in the face with such a wide angle.
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01/08/2014 03:22:44 AM
Very nice finish, congrats on the image it's amazing!
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01/08/2014 02:17:45 AM
Looks like she's trapped behind bars with nowhere to go, well done on the ribbon, gave you an 8.
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01/08/2014 01:53:00 AM
Sjoe, werklik imponerende foto. Baie geluk!
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01/08/2014 01:31:33 AM
Gedink dit moey joune wees. Jy is besig om in n all rounder te ontpop. Baie geluk pragtige foto
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01/08/2014 12:54:05 AM
Congratulations! I am so thrilled that this took the red....fabulous!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2014 11:46:26 PM
Oh how I love images like this! You have completely caught the mood of the environment and the photo evokes questions and makes a wonderful statement. I'm not sure that DPC members are enamored of this kind of shot but it deserves to be on the front page for sure and probably a ribbon.
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01/07/2014 09:57:57 PM
good confrontational portrait
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01/07/2014 03:56:13 PM
Excellent portrait with landscape. Beautifully done.
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01/07/2014 01:41:43 PM
little corner of the world
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01/07/2014 12:55:47 PM
Tells a story in her face
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01/07/2014 12:04:32 AM
Really well done. I love her pose - defiant and self-assured. Great use of wide, too.
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01/06/2014 10:04:53 AM
And she looks ready to take on the world. Good for her!
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01/05/2014 05:08:34 PM
Wonderful both as a landscape and a portrait. Posed in an acute corner, she has great presence and self-possession. Black and white does well.
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01/03/2014 02:08:54 PM
Shame she's not closer...
01/01/2014 12:30:49 AM
love the title and everything about this picture...my only suggestion would have been shooting from a slightly lover perspective, but as I am aware, in travel photography, sometimes you just can't 8
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