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Challenge: City Life II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Seattle, Washington USA
Date: Dec 28, 2005
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2005

Photographer’s Notes
This was my first shoot with the new D200. Off to Pike Place Market to see what kind of City Life I could find to shoot. I found a family in front of a stall which was selling ceramic dragons ... quite cute actually. The girl's mother was buying her one but she had to choose. Hard choice. I think voters may score this lower because it's not obviously "city life" but I assure you it is.

I have just started the process of bonding with the new camera. I was shooting RAW + JPG (Fine) so I had to catch a good one within the 73 photo capacity of my 2 GIG card. This is probably not the best photo I have ever taken but I liked it, so here it is for you all to opine on.

Post Processing
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Camera Data
Nikon D200
2005/12/28 12:33:22.5
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 120mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/60 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: On (High)

Statistics
Place: 149 out of 173
Avg (all users): 4.4049
Avg (commenters): 4.2000
Avg (participants): 4.1169
Avg (non-participants): 4.4811
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 531
Votes: 368
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 11:26:31 PM
I can't really see the City Life part of this image..?
Nevertheless a good photo, I like the way she looks all calm and happy.
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01/10/2006 04:38:29 PM
i'm sorry, but i don't see how this applies to this challenge.
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01/10/2006 04:31:53 PM
It's a nice picture but I'm not sure if it meets the challenge.
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01/10/2006 07:41:34 AM
entered in wrong challenge me thinks
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01/10/2006 12:46:57 AM
Sorry, but I don't see "city life" in this picture. It could be taken in the middle of a farm field for all I can tell here.
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01/09/2006 04:45:06 PM
I love the lighting in this shot. Good focus on the subject. I do find the hands covering the girl's face and the "fuzzy" section in the front right detracts from the photo.
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01/09/2006 01:11:41 PM
Very sweet capture, good dof, but without the title you would not be able to connect it to the challenge. Maybe a different angle that included the wishing well.
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01/08/2006 10:46:19 PM
Sorry but I don't see any relevance to the challenge title here at all. It's a nice candid pic though.
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01/08/2006 11:16:29 AM
Expression on childs face creates some great emotional feelings. The blurred effect works wonderful Well done "9"
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01/08/2006 07:04:56 AM
What an angel, lovely image.....
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01/07/2006 09:40:41 PM
What a beautiful photo! Makes you want to know a little more. Good luck.
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01/07/2006 02:22:20 PM
What a sweet, sweet image. Interesting take on City Life.
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01/07/2006 08:53:18 AM
An adorable little girl with such a sweet expression. I find the hands strange though. The fingers at the edge of the frame, and the reflection of her hand. It's just awkward for me.
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01/06/2006 08:31:45 PM
How is this supposed to even mildly convey "city life"? Did you even try to adhere to the guidelines?
01/06/2006 05:39:31 PM
how is this city life
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01/06/2006 04:10:56 PM
Nice portrait but how does it fit into 'city life'?
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01/06/2006 02:22:55 PM
Great Pic. Beautiful girl (I have 3) But my opinion, does not fall into the City theme. In another theme I would give the photo a 10
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01/06/2006 01:58:40 PM
I really like this shot but I can't see how it depicts City Life:-( as I think it could have been easily shot in a country church/house where ever
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01/06/2006 04:58:12 AM
I am finding it difficult to connect this picture to the City Life challenge, but that is probably just me (4)
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01/06/2006 01:39:22 AM
awww she's so beautiful, whatever is blurred there on the bottom though is distracting, i would have cropped that out..... really great expression on her face though, it really goes great with the title
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01/05/2006 09:21:36 PM
I love the expression on the girl's face, it's like she's somewhere else completely. The slight smile playing on her lips is perfect.

The hands blocking part of her face and the white blur near the bottom could not be there, but there's not a whole lot to be done about that :)

I don't see the city life aspect of this and I'm looking forward to reading your comments about it.
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01/05/2006 09:08:39 AM
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01/04/2006 11:44:35 PM
It's a good shot, but I don't see a strong tie to the challenge subject. Also, the hands are too close to her eye and are a little distracting. I really like the colour and warmth of the shot though and it has an interesting crop.
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01/04/2006 09:01:32 PM
Composition is ok. Poor choice of subject matter. The image quality is ok. Could have been a little more creative. - 4
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01/04/2006 08:51:43 PM
where's the city???
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01/04/2006 07:23:13 PM
cute subject, nice enough shot, but I have to say, I dont see the relation to the challenge.
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01/04/2006 07:10:34 PM
nice crop dont see the conection with city life clearly and the softness is a bit distracting
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01/04/2006 04:00:34 PM
Although this is a very nice photo, I don't think it meets the challenge
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01/04/2006 12:58:27 PM
Sweet looking child, but this does not say "city life" to me.
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01/04/2006 09:37:27 AM
What does this have to do with City Life?
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01/04/2006 08:50:21 AM
beautiful photo, I don't see the city life aspect though - 6
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01/04/2006 08:48:33 AM
The challenge was 'City Life.' Where is that represented in this picture?
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