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When is Daddy coming home?
When is Daddy coming home?
mandyturner


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: Tennessee
Date: Nov 19, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2005

cropped
dodge & burn
sharpened
reduce noise
levels
added grain
de-sat
border

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.4845
Avg (commenters): 8.0345
Avg (participants): 6.4146
Avg (non-participants): 6.6512
Views since voting: 2706
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 291
Comments: 56
Favorites: 15 (view)


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04/12/2007 12:02:08 PM
Really nice shot. Well done.
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06/13/2006 03:08:30 AM
Dang, Mandy, I don't even remember seeing this one. I think they are both fantastic. Very cute.
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04/25/2006 01:23:33 AM
This is so adorable. I love the texture of her hair and the expectant look on her face. Also beautiful subtle colors. Really nice emotional portrait.
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03/30/2006 05:26:36 PM
Hi Mandy, I really like the treatment of this photo, especially the grain. Love the expression and the sad green eyes :)
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03/03/2006 03:29:28 PM
this picture has a lot of meaning to me good job
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12/25/2005 02:54:15 PM
Great image Mandy!!!
Merry X-mas and happy new Year to you and your family!
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12/17/2005 09:57:52 AM
This version is very nice too!
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12/15/2005 11:15:23 AM
I love what you did with this photo. Very nice job and congrats in the top 50 and plus 6 score.
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12/14/2005 10:37:28 PM
This is awesome! Loved it during the voting period and I love it now!
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12/11/2005 04:01:56 PM
Thank you! This is my favorite picture of her!
12/11/2005 03:59:29 PM
This is a wonderful portrait! It has a painting feel...
Very nice edit! :)
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12/11/2005 03:42:34 PM
Awesome shot, I can´t put my finger on it but it just totally speaks to me. Love the texture and feel of the picture.
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12/08/2005 10:49:54 PM
Great photo mandy - this is wonderful!!!! Excellent score in a very tough challenge!
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12/08/2005 02:48:40 PM
Awesome job! I LOVED it and think that it should have placed higher. Very nice overall feeling! Congrats!
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12/08/2005 01:53:15 PM
Mandy, loved this shot and your processing, and scored accordingly. Wonderfully emotive.
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12/08/2005 11:34:41 AM
Very nice..!! Great job!
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12/08/2005 11:31:59 AM
This is beautiful..would have done without the lines but it does give it a different style, kind of oldage look.
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12/08/2005 10:57:36 AM
This could have been you as a young girl. It was so obvious at first glace it was yours. Such a sweet picture.
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12/08/2005 09:53:51 AM
Very emotive...beautiful work Mandy!
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12/08/2005 09:39:59 AM
Actually I thought this deserved the top 20. I gave it a 10. Thanks for sharing
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12/08/2005 08:37:09 AM
I can't BELIEVE I got 50th! I knew some people woudn't like the grain, but I thought that it really added mood to the message I was trying to represent with this image. I am so humbled to have done this well in a challenge with so many awesome photos. There are MANY better than my photo and I am just in shock.
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12/07/2005 11:17:11 PM
Very nice capture. I also really like the tones. They really complement her mood. The hair and eyelashes look oversharpened. I can't decide if I like the filter, but I'm leaning towards yes. Gonna have to revisit this one to decide for sure. 7 for now.
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12/07/2005 10:30:22 PM
This is an exceptional capture! The shot itself is beautiful, and I love the use of texture. Full marks from me. Good luck!
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12/07/2005 04:53:11 PM
Nice, I like the brush strokes, although I think they aren't necessary. One of the better photos in this challenge.
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12/07/2005 02:45:46 PM
very nice
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12/07/2005 12:11:52 PM
Great emotion here. The processing works with this as well. Would like to see the crop a tad different, maybe more of the window showing. But overall really well done. Good Luck, its a tough challenge!
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12/06/2005 11:52:23 PM
What an emotional picture, even without the title. I like the treatment a lot. My only complaint would be the spots in her hair. Not sure what they are, but I'd maybe clone them out.
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12/06/2005 01:22:55 PM
Great expression, wonderful pose...8
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12/06/2005 11:36:09 AM
I hope you let us know after the challenge how you acheived this effect, well done.
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12/05/2005 11:34:37 PM
very sweet, love the grain
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12/05/2005 11:19:04 PM
Poignant
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12/05/2005 06:39:29 PM
Nice portrait. The choice of colors, lighting, and grain really add to the shot
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12/05/2005 03:31:40 PM
Nice crop. Great tones and light. Her expression completes this picture.
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12/05/2005 12:08:05 PM
Very emotive shot. The grain and muted tones really add to the image.
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12/05/2005 11:41:27 AM
Lovely image..don`t know how well the use of the filter will go down with some voters..but I think it adds to the feel of the picture.
Nice work.
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12/05/2005 10:14:16 AM
Wonderful grainy feel certainly helps to enhance the sad thoughtful expression. One of the better portritures as of late. Very very nicely done ! And perfect timing on your part.
Be very proud of this one!!
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12/05/2005 07:41:24 AM
this says it all.
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12/04/2005 04:07:59 PM
grainy or not... bump to 9
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12/04/2005 03:24:22 PM
One of my top picks for the challenge. The lighting, the look, is simply fantastic. The filter works really well with the muted colors and the two really set the emotional tone of the image!
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12/04/2005 01:48:19 PM
Really, really well done. Not overly sappy or cute like many kid portraits. Great lighting, pose, and facial expression. Lovely muted color palette. And that brush stroke effect (?) works really well here. This is expertly and tastefully done. I'm impressed. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/04/2005 10:16:17 AM
Too much border- very distracting. Like the grain. Good capture.
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12/03/2005 01:21:24 PM
sweet!!!
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12/02/2005 09:46:23 PM
Beautiful child, beautiful photo. I love the muted colors and the grain.
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12/02/2005 04:34:10 PM
Ok, you got me on this one (as I am traveling on business this week) - I'll be home tonight! Nicely done, evokes emotion (at least from me), I like the grain. Can't wait to see my own daughter. :-) [bumping up]
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12/02/2005 12:22:33 PM
I like the canvas feel of this. Looks like an old worn photo. The light and shadow is good. I like the slightly tousled hair in the back too. Almost like she awoke and went straight to the window to see if he was coming.
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12/02/2005 11:39:59 AM
Darling Good luck with this portraiture study.
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12/01/2005 08:04:30 PM
Love this. Great texture, makes me feel like I am looking at a print on linen paper, details like this set it apart from other portraits.
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12/01/2005 07:27:57 PM
Good study.Would have liked to have seen without the grain stokes on the body...
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12/01/2005 06:26:08 PM
So refreshing after all the photos of hills and valleys - LOL! Lovely portrait - 10
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12/01/2005 03:38:09 PM
mandyturner I presume?

Just wanted to drop a note that I love this processing. Great old-time classic feel, and a fantastic expression.
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12/01/2005 02:33:12 PM
Mandytuner's daugther? If not, I appologize.

excellent moody portrait, feels like a pencil paint!
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12/01/2005 01:18:35 PM
Composition: 9
Technical: 9
Appeal: 9
Challenge: 10
Overall Calculated Average Score: 9, A well done shot. Great use of light, and mood.
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12/01/2005 04:14:59 AM
Nicely edited portrait=9
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12/01/2005 03:29:42 AM
Emotive, good PP, I like it.
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12/01/2005 01:49:05 AM
Thats just wonderful! The wistful desaturated mood, her distant gaze, the diagonal grain, the border, the lighting........I can see a lot of thought went into this, and I just love it. It speaks to me....9
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12/01/2005 12:10:51 AM
Personally I think its a work of art! It should be framed and hung for the world to see! 9
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