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Little girl shoveling
Little girl shoveling

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Faceless (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
Location: the backyard
Date: Jan 20, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Snapshot, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2005

My daughter was helping shovel snow and the sight of her wielding that large shovel was too much to pass up. Wish I had time to change lenses (a 135 mm was on the camera) because I would like to have captured more of the background in order to emphasize her small stature with that large shovel and huge amount of snow.

I rotated and cropped, added a few adjustment layers (channel mixer, curves, levels,hue/sat), USM, added the border and dodged out a few shadows in the snow.

I decided to add the selective desat. later, I hope I made the right choice.

Place: 30 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.0362
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 5.9457
Avg (non-participants): 6.1008
Views since voting: 1480
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 221
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2005 06:28:17 AM
this is sweet, fresh.
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01/29/2005 02:12:12 AM
child labor? ;-) good pic, bit washed out for me though. would have loved a bit more deeper color.6
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01/29/2005 01:18:49 AM
I love what you did with the colors here. The composition is a bit strange, but it works for me. Good luck.
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01/28/2005 03:20:36 PM
the sepia coloring with the blue shoveling and pink pom-pom is excellent! This looks like one of those greeting cards...
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01/26/2005 09:46:55 PM
I love the photo, the colors just pop out at the viewer. The only thing I don't like is that border, it's overpowering. Really nice image though.
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01/26/2005 03:54:05 AM
Wonderful picture... specially like the snow and white border... also mix of sepia and color.
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01/25/2005 03:54:20 PM
The angle really helps with the off-balance feeling, and I think the wide white border was a great choice. Without both those elements, this wouldn't have been quite a good. Nice work.
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01/24/2005 05:27:24 PM
I really love the treatment of this photo. It's very clear and clean looking and such a great composition. I'd love to know your workflow for this one! :-) 9
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01/24/2005 08:10:11 AM
Love this picture.
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01/24/2005 04:55:36 AM
Not a lot of shoveling gone on yet.
O like the selective desat here. a hint of pink and blue, does look good.
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