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Miss Understood
roadrunner


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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: australia
Date: Oct 8, 2005
Aperture: f / 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2006

not my favourite, but my second favourite...
lots of levels
lots of curves
selective colouring
neat image
sharpen

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 833
Avg (all users): 7.2523
Avg (commenters): 8.2037
Avg (participants): 7.1440
Avg (non-participants): 7.7733
Views since voting: 21819
Views during voting: 854
Votes: 436
Comments: 81
Favorites: 88 (view)


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06/09/2006 05:22:34 PM
If this is your second favourite, I'd like to see your favourite - it must be really, really good.

Love this!
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04/15/2006 11:12:00 PM
Oh! and i have sox just like those ;-) love em
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02/03/2006 05:13:05 PM
Really like this! I browsed through best of 05 before, but I really like this one! Nice job!
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02/02/2006 11:23:45 PM
A beautiful well composed, sharp photo
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02/01/2006 04:05:18 PM
great shot, congrats!
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02/01/2006 04:00:42 PM
Originally posted by Firsty:

great result Kel for an excellent photo
if this was your second pick which one is first


thanks keith, my first pick would've been 'Trapped' Here but back then i didn't know how to post process properly, so i didn't know to duplicate a photo, so that IS the original...
thanks heaps again...

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 16:01:43.
02/01/2006 08:45:40 AM
Congrats on the top 10.
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02/01/2006 06:42:53 AM
great result Kel for an excellent photo
if this was your second pick which one is first
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02/01/2006 04:32:05 AM
I knew this was a roadrunner number. I recall looking at your website and if I'm not mistaken there are a few shots of this gorgeous girl in your portfolio.......Aside from the fact those socks looks distinctly Australian! A heartfelt congratulations on the Top 10 finish. A truly amazing feat given the calibre of photography that I have seen in this challenge. Hope you're proud. Nic.
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02/01/2006 02:03:15 AM
This sucks.

Just kiddin' K; it's super duper! It is Dorothy, though.
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02/01/2006 01:28:40 AM
Congrats on top 10 (of 829!!!!) with this great shot Kelly!
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02/01/2006 01:23:22 AM
An image that lures the eye to drink of its unique visual beauty. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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02/01/2006 01:11:56 AM
Great finish Kel! I'm glad you entered it!
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02/01/2006 01:11:16 AM
Kelly, this is your best yet!! I love it, and Congratulations on placing in the top 10. In this challenge! What an accomplishment!
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02/01/2006 01:03:12 AM
I'm going to have to come down there and get you to teach me to process an image. This is great.

Congrats.
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02/01/2006 12:53:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly, I knew this would get into the top 10 - it certainly deserves to be!!!! Good on you!
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02/01/2006 12:50:08 AM
congrats on top 10! very emotive
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02/01/2006 12:37:02 AM
congrats kel. :) Top shot in my book...and congrats to your stunning model :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:44:44 PM
this is beautiful..which is your usual standard I believe...well done..
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01/31/2006 09:07:46 PM
Great pic, the composition, focus, perspective and the colors are wonderful. One of my tops.
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01/31/2006 04:44:59 PM
Been there! Done that!...Except for the Miss part. :)
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01/31/2006 01:32:41 AM
ah yes, I see you are once again making use of your most willing model. Great color work.
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01/30/2006 11:13:09 PM
Great shot, hope you score well
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01/30/2006 04:55:57 PM
Superb lighting, subtle burning, lovely use of colour. I like the low viewpoint. Overall, a very strong photo, with good mood and emotion, that I rate highly.......is this Roadrunner?
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01/29/2006 10:29:32 PM
Well done.
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01/29/2006 07:29:40 PM
I like everything about your image, but it's those sneakers that keep drawing my eyes away from more interesting points of your photo. All I can think of is Ronald McDonald's shoes - or maybe it's the striped socks.
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01/29/2006 04:17:51 PM
I like the use of D&B for its dramatic effect in the image - though I do wish I could see the girl's face a little better.
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01/29/2006 02:57:57 PM
Wonderful Image
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01/29/2006 12:40:09 PM
looks pretty heavily manipulated to me, but an interesting shot nonetheless
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01/29/2006 06:04:14 AM
Cool surreal colours! The shoes are a bit too bright compared to the face. It seems to me you used a lot of dodge- and burning, so you might have lighted up tha face a bit. 9.
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01/29/2006 01:11:24 AM
Freakin cool man. The color and tones are fantastic. Very good.
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01/27/2006 09:34:53 PM
I really like this but to me the colors in the bg and brightness in the sky takes my eye away from the subject.
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01/27/2006 01:47:43 PM
A real sense of teenage troubles here. Great detail, lighting and DOF.
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01/27/2006 08:17:47 AM
A stunning image! Really stirs up the emotions! 10/10!
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01/26/2006 12:23:48 PM
I like this, excellent comp, excellent dof, color a bit satureated, light good, blacks need tweeking, whites ok, nice lines, emotive, overall have a print available
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01/26/2006 07:12:59 AM
What a beautiful scene, and yet, such sadness as well. Very well taken image, so well done.....Quite moving and emotional.
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01/25/2006 11:07:11 PM
incredible
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01/25/2006 04:29:49 AM
Lots of dodging and burning? Nice idea and the image has potential - not sure I like the selective desaturation.
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01/25/2006 01:18:29 AM
EXCELLENT! 9
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01/24/2006 11:52:16 PM
great shot ;)
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01/24/2006 08:08:35 PM
Wow, the colour pop, and the light is great, nice job with the tones.
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01/24/2006 04:28:41 PM
Definitely some major color manipulation here. Please share?
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01/24/2006 03:09:01 PM
Great job
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01/24/2006 09:21:08 AM
Very nice --- the shoes, the socks, the jacket, her expression. I'd like to see her mouth and it may be dodged a bit heavily along the left side of her face, but that's just being picky. The clouds and the light give an eerie sense of foreboding... almost a Wizard of Oz feel.
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01/22/2006 11:07:10 PM
Just AMAZING!!!
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01/22/2006 06:57:43 PM
i really like the colors and the composition here i would like it better though if her face was more lit..
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01/22/2006 05:44:12 PM
I really need to learn how to get this feel to my shots. Excellent! Bumping to 10.
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01/22/2006 05:20:55 PM
Great focus and DOF 9
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01/21/2006 09:29:49 PM
the colors and lighting draw one's eyes down to the shoes...but the subject seems to have an intruiging expression on her face....just can't see it too well
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01/21/2006 10:40:22 AM
Wow, what a emotional impact....really like this shot...10 & a Fav...Good Luck.
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01/21/2006 10:02:06 AM
wow...you really do a great job of capturing her emotion....10
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01/21/2006 06:15:36 AM
Verry beautiful cromatics, I like this alot. Beautiful and expressive scene, 10 from me, good luck!
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01/20/2006 10:10:58 PM
The feelings just ooze from thi photo. Most excellent.
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01/20/2006 02:02:35 PM
One of the best in the challenge. 10
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01/20/2006 11:34:45 AM
Your title fits the image. Well done!
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01/20/2006 09:36:14 AM
Excellent composition! Beautiful job with the post processing...the colors and tones are just right and perfectly enhance the mood that you've conveyed so well in this image. An inspired depiction of pre-adolescent angst, underscored by your very fitting title. A top pick from me!
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01/20/2006 08:05:23 AM
Great caption for both the background and foreground images. like The brownish tint. It goes with the theme
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01/20/2006 06:36:44 AM
Best pic. really love it. Nice colors & editing.
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01/19/2006 08:10:20 PM
bumped way up for look and feel ... a real delightful, thought provoking image
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01/19/2006 07:20:34 PM
Wonderful! A dark Dorothy returns from Oz, to find Kansas a lonely and bitter place.
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01/19/2006 10:36:59 AM
great colouring! ummmm me thinks its road runner?
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01/19/2006 10:30:09 AM
Very nice! I remember being this girl. 9
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01/19/2006 09:53:02 AM
Bumping this up. The glow, colours and textures work together wonderfully to give the "wow" factor and create the mood reinforced by your title.
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01/19/2006 05:43:49 AM
This is excellent. The processing gives it a very dream-like quality. Something about the composition makes her look like a giant! Hehe :) 8
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01/19/2006 02:30:23 AM
Love her shoes and socks! They say so much.
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01/19/2006 01:14:51 AM
Emotive capture and great title. Good dodging and burning here as well. I like it a lot.
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01/19/2006 12:32:14 AM
Such excellence, bumping up to 8.
I like this so well, bumping to 9.
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01/18/2006 03:47:58 AM
Enthralling - both landscape and person.
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01/18/2006 01:43:33 AM
i love it...one of my favorites!!!!

adding to faves...she dresses like i do...thats awesome!

10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 04:34:27 PM
Nice sensitive subject. Just a little bit too much dodge and burn IMHO. Good shot overall
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01/17/2006 02:11:03 PM
Very emotive shot. The darker colors and lighting really add to the overall mood. Love the contrast between her socks and shoes.
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01/17/2006 12:55:12 PM
superb - and I hope to see this as #1
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01/17/2006 09:44:00 AM
the dramatic angle and dramatic sky overshadows the performance of your model, thereby making the photo seem staged. Of course it IS staged, but it shouldn't SEEM that way.
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01/16/2006 11:12:17 PM
Stunning. Love the look. My only question is why is the sky in the distance in color when the rest of it isn't?
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01/16/2006 07:22:52 PM
Beautyful shot and very expressive.I really would like to know how did you endup with this nice colors?!It's only dodge&burn or there is more to it?
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01/16/2006 04:57:43 PM
You had a full year and THIS is the only thing you could come up with? Sheeeeeesh.
;) 10
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01/16/2006 03:03:52 PM
I love this photo, the socks, the shoes, the scenery. Nice work!!
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01/16/2006 02:37:15 PM
Dorothy realized that her converse all stars were not ruby slippers, and if she tapped them together, she would not end up at home, but back in gym class.

She looks so distraught, i love it. Most of us "artistic" folks can relate to this image, as we tend to stand out from the crowd. You just want to give her a hug and tell her "its ok, your unique and thats great!"
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01/16/2006 03:34:54 AM
Surreal image, bold color, plenty of drama here, well done.
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01/16/2006 12:43:12 AM
One of your better shots lately. Great as always.
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01/16/2006 12:33:44 AM
Damn this is a GREAT photo....I hope you do really well! 10 :)
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