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feeling low
feeling low
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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Ontario
Date: Nov 25, 2005
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2005

I stayed home with my daughter as she was not feeling well...she is sitting in the sunlight that comes from the window above the front door.
convert to LAB, knock off channels a and b, grayscale, tritone, RGB
adjustments:
curves,
selective contrast +9, bright -20, smart sharp
selective usm
dodge and burn
small bits of cloning on wall
usm
cropped
added border
save for web bicubic sharpen

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.6139
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.5253
Avg (non-participants): 6.8372
Views since voting: 1782
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 303
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/11/2006 04:05:15 PM
awwww so sweet. kinda feeling like this now myself.
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10/21/2006 06:28:14 PM
When I feel low, and I mean really low, this is exactly what I feel like. Notice the square spotlight and how it is reflected on both the x and y axis. All three dimensions have a darkness with a square hole in it. All three dimensions are isolated from each other.

The floor is aware of her presence, hints of a shadow/reflection, but she is not aware that the floor is aware. There is a sense here that sorrow, like everything else, has an ending.
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02/13/2006 09:28:40 AM
Fantastic shot. I really like how the darkness is encroaching on the light of this shot, adding to the emotion you've captured here.

Well done.
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01/09/2006 04:49:46 PM
Wow! Very powerful image. I love the textures and high contrast! Going into my favs.
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12/08/2005 12:26:36 PM
I can`t believe that this wasn`t top ten at least..the only pic I gave ten to.
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12/08/2005 09:20:01 AM
I pegged this for top 10 for sure. Love everything about it. Not a bad finish, considering. Congratulations!
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12/08/2005 08:19:29 AM
32nd is harsh for this gorgeous, emotive image IMHO - well done on a superb capture;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 09:08:34 PM
the lighting really sets the mood. The color treatment was well chosen also.
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12/07/2005 07:03:57 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Love the moodiness you captured and the toning is very nice. 10, and favs.
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12/07/2005 06:07:55 PM
Great image, I like it a lot! Very emotive shot.. One of the best in this challenge imo
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12/07/2005 08:55:43 AM
Gorgeous!
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12/07/2005 04:05:17 AM
hmmmm the girl looks familiar. Beautiful study here and the toning is great. Sir_Bazz? 9
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12/06/2005 10:12:16 AM
A very good emotional portrait. The composition works very well with the leading lines pointing to the main subject. Great lighting and post processing.
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12/06/2005 09:28:07 AM
Great study of light and shadows. The eye is drawn to the melancholy girl. -8-
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12/06/2005 06:08:10 AM
beautiful picture: the (very subtile) brownyish black and composition, and the neatness
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12/05/2005 02:00:40 PM
Beautiful shot. The use of light and shadows highlights the subject perfectly and creates a definite mood. The detail and focus is excellent...... nice work 9
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12/05/2005 11:21:13 AM
Absolutely superb use of light and texture.....great composition also..I haven`t seen anything to beat this yet.
Good luck.
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12/05/2005 10:41:55 AM
Fantastic picture. I love it!!
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12/05/2005 09:53:55 AM
The color and facial expression really make you feel her pain. Excellent compositon. The lines of the wall and floor draw you right into the subject. Good Luck
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12/05/2005 03:32:53 AM
Good strong composition. Love the tones and the lighting. Nice job.
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12/04/2005 12:40:47 PM
excellent. ach, childhood! the torment, the drama. very good!
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12/04/2005 12:40:19 PM
what a beautiful photograph.composition is excellent ,those 3 areas of light contain some beautiful details and create a vivid contrast with the shadows.10 and a favourite.
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12/03/2005 11:57:40 PM
Beautiful 10
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12/03/2005 01:55:56 PM
great photo...really speaks to me at the moment...I guess because I am feeling low myself at this moment....
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12/03/2005 08:19:50 AM
Good use of toning here. I like the expression on the little girl's face. My nephew appears to be about the same age. I always try to piss him off just to get some interesting facial contortions ;-) Nice work!!
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12/02/2005 11:39:54 PM
The poor thing, I want to give her a hug! The expression is great, I love how the light hits her and hilights her hair. Very nicely captured
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12/02/2005 08:31:02 PM
Very emotive photo, even though - because of the look/feel/mood of the photo - I would have expected more of a look of fear or anger, rather than a pout.
Nicely done. 8
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12/02/2005 06:34:00 PM
love this shot...very emotive
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12/02/2005 09:41:26 AM
Really well done. I can see this on the cover of a novel. The lighting in combination with the composure and leading line just sends your eye right to the subject. The subtle variations of shadow really help create the title's mood. Bravo. 9
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12/02/2005 01:45:42 AM
Neat shot, good that you got down to her level, were you pouting when you took the shot, lol. Focus is good as are the warm tones and the light. 9
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12/01/2005 02:21:58 PM
very nice!
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12/01/2005 12:45:27 PM
Composition: 9
Technical: 9
Appeal: 7
Challenge: 10
Overall Calculated Average Score: 9, Very sad indeed. Makes me wonder why though, and leaves a bad feeling. Excellent picture however.
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12/01/2005 11:23:34 AM
Excellent lighting and tonal range. Very well done. 8 - good luck in the challenge!
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12/01/2005 11:04:37 AM
thats nice!
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12/01/2005 09:41:43 AM
good setup and capture
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12/01/2005 04:13:27 AM
This is beautiful emotive photography with natural light, plain and simple...10 and favorite. Good luck in the challenge.
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