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Senhora Bem Vinda
Senhora Bem Vinda
Bud


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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax Optio WP
Location: home
Date: Sep 10, 2005
Aperture: f 3.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2005

A candid portrait, it may lose big to the studio portraits... very little retouching, just a bit of contrast adjustment

After the voting... thanks for all the votes... this is a sweet lady. It was the first time I had seen her in four months. I gave her a hug, stepped back, and snapped the shot, with no intention of using it for this challenge. Her eyes were soft because they were a little teary:)

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.7905
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.6853
Avg (non-participants): 6.8889
Views since voting: 1937
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 296
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/23/2005 02:34:05 PM
Very respectable score, but how more people didn't see the quality in this shot is beyond me. Perfect exposure, wonderful contrast and tons of character. Top 3 in my opinion, keep up the good work!
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09/19/2005 08:04:57 AM
Congrats on 15th. I placed it much higher, with one of my few 10 votes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:21:27 PM
An expressive face. Good luck in the challenge!
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09/18/2005 10:08:00 PM
wonderful detail.....
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09/18/2005 03:06:21 PM
a moving photograph, to be sure...
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09/16/2005 09:31:59 PM
I really like this. Such expressive eyes. I love how you can see the life she's lived right on her face. The blouse is a great color as well.
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09/16/2005 03:37:00 AM
Spirit of a warrior. 9
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09/15/2005 08:10:08 PM
Outstanding! You can just see a lifetime of stories behind those eyes. Color is very dramatic.
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09/15/2005 11:34:49 AM
So much beautiful character captured here. Outstanding shot. Her eyes look so old and weathered. Beautiful. 9
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09/15/2005 03:03:32 AM
Great job, awesome capture.
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09/14/2005 10:47:46 PM
This is about as good as it gets!
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09/14/2005 08:12:49 PM
Great tones and subject. Full of personality... well done... :)
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09/14/2005 09:23:34 AM
Beautiful. A wonderful subject captured with simplicity and dignity. You make it impossible for the viewer to avoid an emotional collision with this appealing, engaging person. And that's what makes it such a terrific protrait. 9
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09/13/2005 10:52:50 PM
Great shot, love the depth.
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09/13/2005 10:42:09 PM
Wow! I think this is a really great portrait. I find photos of the elderly so rich and wonderful. I hope you do well in the challenge (and beat out some of the younger model shots)! 10
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09/13/2005 08:21:33 PM
What a Wonderful Picture. There is so much about this I love! No improvements I can see. Great Job!
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09/13/2005 08:18:59 PM
Brilliant capture. Love the colors. You took a great subject and captured her sensitively
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09/13/2005 03:35:22 PM
The contrast with the very dark background works well but takes a little of the texture of the hair, glad you didn´t soften or sharpen this image too much, well done, I like it alot..
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09/13/2005 09:29:51 AM
i wanted to photograph something like this. nice capture of expression
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09/12/2005 11:24:50 PM
What great colour! And so sharp without looking oversharp! 10
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09/12/2005 10:04:18 PM
I am not sure if you softened the focus on this shot but if you did I wish you hadnt, what an amazing face. Good luck.
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09/12/2005 09:17:50 PM
This is remarkable and touching..I like this portrait a lot. It is a depiction of the struggles of living, as evidenced by her lined face..
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09/12/2005 08:15:09 PM
The wisdom and character shine in her eyes. There's a hardness about her that gives me the impression she has worked all her life but there is also a look of acceptance. Very captivating image!
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09/12/2005 02:34:01 PM
the eyes seem just a bit soft, this might knock it out of the top spot, but this ought to do very well, I like the way the slight tilt to her head is ballanced by the slightly greater space you left on the left side. Deftly handled.
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09/12/2005 09:11:01 AM
What a great character shot. I am sure those lines could tell quite a few stories! 8
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09/12/2005 01:49:27 AM
Here one sees a life lived. Nice direct approach. Her face communicates.
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09/12/2005 01:34:12 AM
Ouch! Great detail, great subject! 9
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09/12/2005 01:03:17 AM
Excellent work. The kindness of her eyes and the detail of her face is great. Wonderful skin tones. 10
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