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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Centreville, MD
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 640
Galleries: Landscape, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2005

I think this picture was at its best quality when it had its yellow tint to it. It's a really fun and smiley picture that was taken at the perfect time. I'm excited to see how people vote for it.

Place: 264 out of 284
Avg (all users): 4.1208
Avg (commenters): 3.5758
Avg (participants): 3.9225
Avg (non-participants): 4.3013
Views since voting: 745
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 298
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0

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09/21/2005 02:31:29 PM
This shot falls more in to the snapshot catagory than portrait. To be a portrait we would need to see the "Person" more than the surroundings. It is an incredible tree and I can see why you tried to get the whole thing in the shot. It also looks like a pretty nice day.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:45:30 PM
Subject needs to be larger element of the photo... Sorry...
09/18/2005 11:27:44 PM
this doesn't fit as portrait to me, I can barely see the subject
09/16/2005 10:00:21 PM
cool tree, i like the crooked fence. i feel there should be something in the foreground though..
09/16/2005 09:50:39 PM
por•trait (pôr tr t, -tr t , p r -) n.
1. A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example.
n 1: a painting of a person's face 2: a word picture of a person's appearance and character 3: any likeness of a person; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
09/16/2005 11:35:27 AM
An excellent portrait of a willow tree I must say...but if the center of our attention is to be the person standing in front of it...perhaps a closer crop might have been in order? Not a face only type of crop, but atleast one that is a little closer...I just can't stop looking at that tree...quite wonderful really...but maybe this is your intention? hmmmm...quite intriguing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2005 02:00:40 AM
30 steps closer and I'd really like this one. IMO this is a shot of a tree with someone in the way, love the colors and the sharpness, just wish I could see her
09/16/2005 12:22:57 AM
nice sky and lines of the fence, the person in the picture is distracting though. ;-)
09/15/2005 09:43:26 PM
way too much emphasis on the green tinting, nice job on the fence though
09/15/2005 08:21:11 AM
nice colour, but totally missed the point of the challenge. i dont see any detail in the girl. her shirt is all blown out as well.
09/14/2005 09:13:46 PM
nice image but too casual and candid to be a true portrait for me... :)
09/14/2005 01:28:08 PM
Very surreal background - striking. Not really a portrait though (IMO). Still points for good shooting.
09/14/2005 05:58:21 AM
I'm not going to tell you that this is too far away, maybe that was the point in the title. Good looking tree, can't tell anything about the model.
09/13/2005 10:07:17 PM
I love the way the branches are moving. I can't really call this a portrait since I can hardly make out the subject's face.
09/13/2005 09:28:54 PM
love the title
09/13/2005 07:31:17 PM
Am I looking at the tree or the small person under the tree?
09/13/2005 02:08:19 PM
hehehe..love the title. There is so much going on here and..I am sure you got this comment more than once... the person is a little small in the photo for the challenge portrait. :-) Beautiful landscaping though. Good luck!
09/13/2005 11:49:56 AM
I think this would be a nice picture without the person. This just isn't a portrait!
09/13/2005 10:28:24 AM
Love the tree :) The shot is more like a snapshot than a portrait I think. Also the light road is quite distracting. Possibly a different angle might have worked better. The model is also too centered in the photo. The rule of thirds should have been applied here I believe.
09/13/2005 08:54:37 AM
Nice picture. Love the color.
09/13/2005 02:51:16 AM
I dont feel connected in any way to your subjiect. it feels too far away
09/13/2005 02:51:03 AM
In a portrait the subject's facial expression is the most important. I can barely see it here.
09/12/2005 11:57:56 PM
Beautiful colors, but it seems like the person is out of place here.
09/12/2005 11:12:34 PM
gosh was a great setting!! for this contest the focus should have been the person. 6
09/12/2005 08:23:31 PM
For me, this is a nice candid, but I don't know if the tree or the woman is the focus. Perhaps if it was cropped in tighter to the person it would have a greater portrait feel. (for me anyways).
09/12/2005 05:16:41 PM
great location!
09/12/2005 02:00:26 PM
EDIT: UNHELPFUL/UNAPPRECIATED COMMENT DELETED. I will be sure not to waste my time commenting on your photos in the future. Have a nice day!

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 09:57:13.
09/12/2005 12:05:57 PM
This is more like a portrait of a tree with a person standing in front of it.
09/12/2005 12:05:23 PM
Great colors, she looks liek she is super-imposed on the image. For a portrait, a closer shot might have been better, but I like the image regardless. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 11:54:57 AM
Since the challenge in specifically "portrait" I'd liek your subject to be a little larger in the frame.
09/12/2005 10:27:00 AM
great tree, great shot...the woman almost distracts from the rest.
09/12/2005 09:19:37 AM
hard to see the subject
09/12/2005 08:44:32 AM
Not much sense of portraiture with this photo. It speaks more "landscape" to me. Hard to score this one highly.
09/12/2005 05:26:33 AM
well done I wish I was this brave with an image like this, I hope others see thec irony 9
09/12/2005 04:17:34 AM
This is a bit too distant from the subject to have a strong impact.

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