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Who!!!! Says Its Too Late!!
3rd PlaceWho!!!! Says Its Too Late!!
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Challenge: Too Late (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Dec 6, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 320
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.4105
Avg (commenters): 7.6207
Avg (participants): 5.7463
Avg (non-participants): 6.6852
Views since voting: 9316
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 229
Comments: 54
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/19/2005 05:24:00 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! : )
Congrats on the ribbon for this image. It's clear from the many comments you received that it's a real crowd pleaser in its colors and fun idea. Here are some of my observations, and I hope that they are helpful!

My initial thought upon viewing this image was: "Wow! What awesome colors! What a great contrast against the snow."

In terms of composition, there are a few things that make me go "hmmm." (And it's not about rules of thirds or cutting off feet...rules are to be applied when they work and broken when they don't, imho.) One thing I wonder about is "where's the pool?" Is the subject just sitting in a field of snow, is she supposed to be sitting next to something pool-related? The other thing I keep returning to (related) is the angle of her head. She's not looking at the camera from her head position, so what is she looking at? That pool element I was wondering about earlier? It makes me wonder what I'm missing...the way she's looking and grinning.

I love the way you were able to capture the vividness of the colors, along with the whiteness and DETAIL in the snow. You are to be congratulated for that. The snow adds some great texture to the image, and the choice of props (flower cap, towel, cup and straw) work very well. I like the choice of focus, allowing all that detail to shine.

With regard to the challenge, I thought it was a "too early" entry until I looked at the topic. This picture works well either way, imo.

What more can I say? The members have already spoken with their votes, and it's well-deserved. The image is vivid, energetic, creative, it makes me smile. Why didn't it blue? Voter capriciousness is my guess.

Congrats again on the ribbon, and especially for capturing such a novel and creative image for the challenge.

If you have any questions or comments about this critique, please feel free to send me a PM.

Cheers, and keep shooting!
Jeannel

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12/19/2005 04:30:23 PM
nice contrast. the colors are so vivid
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12/18/2005 11:43:04 PM
I just LOVE the bathing cap!!! Great shot. Brave kid.
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12/18/2005 02:09:00 PM
How cute.
I guess this could also fit in the category of "Too Early"
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12/16/2005 01:54:13 PM
Her poor red nose! Just like Rudolph's. I love the bright colours.
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12/15/2005 04:16:31 PM
This is great! Very fun photo! Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/15/2005 02:05:35 PM
WHAT AN INCOMPREHENSIBLY LOUSY TITLE OH JEEZ LAME
12/15/2005 01:47:51 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. What a darling shot. With that red nose, she looks so cold.
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12/14/2005 06:49:31 PM
Very colorful and very pretty photo. Congrats on your ribbon
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12/14/2005 05:41:49 PM
brrrsss!!! This rocks! Congrats!
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12/14/2005 04:25:37 PM
I LOVE THIS! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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12/14/2005 04:20:07 PM
Congratulations, I love your pic, so colorfull, and the girl is beautiful!
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12/14/2005 03:44:31 PM
... andf a cold one too ;D very nice, love the expression ---> it just screams "can we go in now mom?!" very nice capture!
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12/14/2005 09:53:33 AM
Laurie, congratulations on your well deserved ribbon .. Your daughter is a very beautiful girl ..
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12/14/2005 08:42:12 AM
Congrats on your ribbon with this great shot, looks like you had heaps of fun. Well done :)
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12/14/2005 08:32:33 AM
HEE HEE - one of my favs from the challenge. I wish it had gotten the blue. So cute. I hope she's warmed up by now. LOL
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12/14/2005 08:21:18 AM
Well, I'm very happy and grateful to all of you folks who enjoyed our photo. We had the best time doing this shot and couldn't stop giggling. I had everything set up outside before hand so my little partner didn't freeze (for you people who were wondering). I only took six shots and we have a great memory to share and giggle about!
12/14/2005 02:42:27 AM
I love it! :)
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12/14/2005 01:34:58 AM
Congrats and great job!
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12/14/2005 12:56:49 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! One of those shots that exudes fun and joy! Your model is to be commended and given some extra hot chocolate!
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12/14/2005 12:47:18 AM
excellent colors on this image. great job and congrats on your yellow!
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12/14/2005 12:46:56 AM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but probably would have given the photo an 8--and the model a 10! What a trooper. Great image--you did a great job at keeping as much detail in the snow as you did. Congratulations on your yellow snow image! Uh, so to speak...
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12/14/2005 12:23:48 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. I can't believe you'd make a loved one freeze for the sake of a virtual ribbon...but well done :)
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12/14/2005 12:23:06 AM
Laurie: I am very happy for you. A hurrah here from Jersey City. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2005 11:41:28 PM
Excellent color contrast along with temperature contrast!
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12/13/2005 11:39:23 PM
Too funny!! I live in the desert so its swimming all year round EXCEPT Dec & Jan. Love the concept and title. Colors are great! Good use of space.
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12/13/2005 08:10:08 PM
This is hilarious! I think this is just so much fun and I love the colours.
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12/13/2005 06:57:07 PM
You can see the kid is have the time of her life doing this picture. :) I love the colour in this shot it really makes it pop ! You have done a great job ! Good Luck in the challenge 10
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12/12/2005 08:34:14 PM
Love the bathing cap! Do they still makes those crazy ones with the flowers on them? I used to have one when I was that age...it was the collest thing...cute picture and I hope you made it worth her while once ya got in! : }
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12/11/2005 11:03:22 AM
Your pooooor model ... lol... and I thought I tortured mine. .. I like it good idea and good color and exposure.

Composition has a little to work on. Where's her feet? Make sure you don't cut off any limps in cropping. This is the single easiest way to ruin a composition. Also, move her a little to the left in the frame, that would provide more interest in the subject and help to contrast her against the snow (rule of thirds)....
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12/10/2005 08:59:28 PM
funny - colorful
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12/10/2005 05:52:17 PM
this one is my fav in this contest. very cute and the colors are awesome with the snow as the back ground. good job.
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12/10/2005 07:26:32 AM
OMG - what a good sport!!!! Hope you paid this little model well! 8
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12/09/2005 06:14:13 PM
Thats one very brave and cooperative young lady! I love that hat!
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12/09/2005 09:45:05 AM
Very cute 10
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12/09/2005 06:14:56 AM
Cute and colorful! Maybe a tighter crop to take off the legs and tag on towel.
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12/08/2005 10:54:48 PM
Great colors and idea! 9
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12/08/2005 06:39:52 PM
poor child....
12/08/2005 01:41:04 PM
cute idea...wish her feet weren't cut off
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12/08/2005 08:20:23 AM
Very funny idea!
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12/07/2005 08:49:37 PM
What a great kid. I hope you rewarded her amply afterwards. The colors look really good against the white. Could have been improved if you had shown the feet.
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12/07/2005 06:07:56 PM
rather her than me! you have very accommodating models!!!! good colors!
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12/07/2005 03:11:42 PM
I love the outfit.
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12/07/2005 02:57:07 PM
nice shot. i love the colors.
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12/07/2005 02:22:05 PM
Brrrrr... make me cold just looking at it. Cute shot, but misses the letter of the challenge.
12/07/2005 01:58:58 PM
poor child; i hope she didn't have to pose too long! Very goo idea and so many color; I really love the snow texture!
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12/07/2005 01:53:18 PM
wow!! funny and great colors, did you try with the feet visible?, I really liked it, good job ;)
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12/07/2005 01:47:54 PM
Great idea, nice smile and lovely color. Maybe moving closer to eye level would be better, but I still love it.
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12/07/2005 01:18:40 PM
ha now there is something my daughter would do
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12/07/2005 10:49:59 AM
You've got the concept of "too late" working.
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12/07/2005 09:37:42 AM
Alright, the idea is brilliant, the colors and contrast are excellent .. The thing that would have improved this shot and moved it to the top score is the placement of the girl in the photo, the feet are cut at the bottom of the frame, I would've liked to see either the whole girl contained in the frame or the photo zoomed in a little more. Still a great shot, 9
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12/07/2005 08:29:21 AM
This is so cute. I like the perspective and the use of negative (snow) space. What a trooper! Darling idea. 9
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12/07/2005 02:58:39 AM
colourful and happy image 10
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