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The story of a hundred years
The story of a hundred years
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Her house
Date: Nov 12, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2006

Well she's not really a hundred years old, we don't really know how old she is actually.

She's my mom's aunt. I think she's mad at us because we didnt buy her smoke.

I wonder how many people are gonna reconize this, none I recon.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 833
Avg (all users): 7.3939
Avg (commenters): 8.7015
Avg (participants): 7.3701
Avg (non-participants): 7.5062
Views since voting: 12214
Views during voting: 860
Votes: 462
Comments: 97
Favorites: 54 (view)


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03/17/2012 11:12:53 PM
it's fantastic .
05/15/2007 08:31:17 PM
this is a woman id love to meet
this is "incredible!" (for lack of a better word)
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01/01/2007 12:28:06 AM
Beautiful!
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12/08/2006 05:46:25 PM
Wow, I've not seent his one before but it is incredible. Great job,

Jack
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07/21/2006 07:17:15 PM
My goodness girl....you only 15? Great portfolio.
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05/31/2006 10:41:49 PM
B&W would make this even stronger. What a dramatic portrait and expression! Congratulations!
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02/27/2006 05:17:16 PM
Her eyes tell a many a story..anger, saddness and love.
To put these to paper or parint is a talent few of us have.
Many may take a photo, but few tell a story.Your work is simply charmed.
trizia
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02/06/2006 09:13:45 AM
beautiful!
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02/02/2006 11:08:53 PM
a well deserved 8 with this life study...excellent
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02/02/2006 12:32:30 AM
CONGRATS..... top work....
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02/01/2006 09:22:39 AM
I thought this was yours... Another very poignant and wonderfully/terribly stirring portrait. Beautiful work - congratulations on your top 10 finish!!!
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02/01/2006 08:41:57 AM
I had this pegged for the blue for sure. Absolutely excellent. Congratulations on the top 10. It is certainly well deserved.
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02/01/2006 07:54:54 AM
These images. . .like this and the ones Lesley Goodman does. . they just blow me away. What an incredible accomplishment: 8th place out of 829! You have amazing talent!!! Fantastic job.
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02/01/2006 07:22:48 AM
Wonderful!

Keep at it

Mike
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02/01/2006 05:13:03 AM
She's so hot...

p.s. i laughed outloud at your description up there.
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02/01/2006 04:14:57 AM
Big congrats! So glad to see this at least in the top 10. I absolutely love this photo!
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02/01/2006 01:42:14 AM
yay, congrats, congrats, congrats!
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02/01/2006 01:21:16 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish with this outstanding character study.
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02/01/2006 12:53:15 AM
Congratulations on setting a new personal best score.
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02/01/2006 12:37:56 AM
congrats on top 10! my favorite of the challenge ;)
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02/01/2006 12:21:47 AM
wow. Congrats on the top ten for this huge challenge. This image is added to my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:39:24 PM
I loved this picture. It is like an image that you would see on the cover of Life Magazine or something. Wonderful, great, I can't even describe how good this image is.
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01/31/2006 05:13:01 PM
GREAT TITLE!! 8
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01/31/2006 04:29:12 PM
What can I say, but 'Wow'.

This is National Geographic quality portraiture.

My only comment is that it <<LOOKS>>> like some Joey Lawrence style grunge has been added to this photo. Her face just looks an unnatural color. I don't think that you did anything to cause or enhance this in PP, so I'm not docking your score or anything. Perhaps it says something to the power of the photo that something that looks like it has been enhanced for effect is probably real.

Meh, I dunno. DOF and lighting are SPOT on, though perhaps some warmer light might have given a slightly happier emotion, rather than the cold desolation I feel looking at this picture.

Great job.
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01/31/2006 01:34:09 AM
good title. powerful image.
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01/30/2006 08:00:35 AM
Amazing portrait.
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01/29/2006 08:42:35 PM
What a life she must have lived. Beautiful image
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01/29/2006 02:22:33 PM
captivating..
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01/29/2006 10:54:29 AM
this photo intruiges me. she speaks parts of books, fantastic. bump you to a 10 and added to my faves!
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01/29/2006 01:07:23 AM
Christ she looks old. My grandma lived to be 103 years old. Great shot, I love these types of shots showing true life.
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01/27/2006 08:06:55 PM
Wonderful portrait, but the skin tones seem just a little bit off. Cyan colour cast, perhaps.
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01/27/2006 09:06:16 AM
really? 100? wow good study
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01/26/2006 11:01:04 PM
Another wonderful portrait full of character. There is a book in that face. Great job.
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01/26/2006 03:37:56 PM
Wow, she is old ... every crevice on her face counts for something.
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01/26/2006 10:41:45 AM
Outstanding.
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01/26/2006 07:51:26 AM
gorgeous, beautiful
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01/26/2006 07:06:37 AM
I am just blown away by this remarkable portrait, so good.....
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01/25/2006 10:52:18 AM
wow it reminds me of a photo done by salgaldo called "Mali". Amazing shot!
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01/25/2006 07:12:59 AM
Wow ... powerful representation of our species ... beautiful and striking. The gaze is ambiguous and vexing. 9 and fave.
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01/24/2006 04:25:59 PM
powerful powerful image.
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01/24/2006 02:42:08 PM
Absolutely Perfect! Great expresion, lighting................10
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01/24/2006 10:01:52 AM
Wow, lots of character in this one. Wonderful portrait.
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01/22/2006 05:17:43 PM
I'm hoping this gets a ribbon -- it's beautiful
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01/22/2006 02:11:18 PM
Your subject promises to be fascinating but IMHO, it's probably not portrayed to advantage. I would have liked to see more of her eyes (one is unfortunately in shadow). 7.
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01/22/2006 12:17:33 PM
Excellent portrait, great light.
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01/22/2006 01:23:21 AM
Outstanding! 10
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01/21/2006 03:31:45 PM
Oh my, this is wonderful! Your focus is so perfect! Molto bene!
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01/21/2006 02:55:40 PM
Wow, what a great portrait. There is nothing I can really say except "10!"
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01/21/2006 02:03:28 PM
nice pix, great light, great texture, great color, a bit tight on the crop, b&w good, overall a great pix
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01/21/2006 09:41:09 AM
This is an absolutely breathtaking portrait. Usually I am not a big fan of cut-off body parts, but I feel indifferent about the in this case. Beautiful lighting and rendering of your subject. I can do more than offer you praise. 10.
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01/21/2006 09:39:10 AM
excellent composition, wonderful character study
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01/20/2006 10:31:10 PM
Most wonderful rendering through texture and color. That eye says it all.
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01/20/2006 10:19:58 PM
Gorgeous capture of a beautiful life.
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01/20/2006 10:06:01 PM
Of all the entries this was one of three that caught my interest. Very nice shot. Good luck...10
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01/20/2006 05:11:26 PM
Wow, will be in the top 10 for sure. Well done.10
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01/20/2006 04:17:46 PM
what a fantatstic shot, those wrinkles are unbelievable. my question is what kind of post-processing went in to this?
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01/20/2006 10:49:06 AM
Exceptional portrait and a top pick to ribbon. Well done!
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01/20/2006 10:45:07 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/20/2006 10:38:53 AM
Excellent image.
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01/20/2006 09:35:37 AM
What a beautiful lady! Great emotive shot!
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01/20/2006 06:33:58 AM
that is an amazing photo...haven't seen such good one for ages. Respect
Anastasia
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01/19/2006 11:53:48 PM
Nope, not cutting it, it's too amazing... 1
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01/19/2006 11:53:22 PM
I am amazed, one of the finest portraits I've seen in awhile. The editing is superb, good luck with this! 10
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01/19/2006 11:19:03 PM
Great texture in the skin! Well composed too. My only complaint is that the one side of her face is a little dark for my taste. I'd like to see more detail ther.
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01/19/2006 08:34:51 PM
incredible portrait! her expression and the lighting and colors are perfect!
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01/19/2006 05:29:53 PM
Excellent!
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01/19/2006 03:14:27 PM
Wonderful.
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01/19/2006 09:16:31 AM
Great work.... 9
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01/19/2006 04:41:37 AM
Great portrait work. A lot of great shots in this challenge, but this one has to be a ribbon.
Good luck

Kev
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01/18/2006 09:41:00 PM
Very emotive photo. Composition and hand position is nice.

I think converting to black and white, brightening the right side and bumping the contrast up just a smidge would really make this top notch.
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01/18/2006 07:18:37 PM
Wow, a wonderful photo,you have caught the emotion and the subject is facinating. A ten.
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01/18/2006 06:38:58 PM
wonderful detail on this face very well captured.
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01/18/2006 05:43:03 PM
Great capture.
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01/18/2006 03:07:55 PM
This picture immediately brought tears to my eyes. You've captured so much emotion for me. Very well done.
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01/18/2006 03:01:13 PM
great picture. love the detail in the eyes.
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01/18/2006 11:01:16 AM
Brilliant portrait.Awesome detail...Stunning! 9
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01/18/2006 03:57:53 AM
Good portrait but a pity that you had to cut the hand.
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01/18/2006 12:57:07 AM
Beautiful portrait shot. The stories that this woman must have to tell - I can see it in her eyes. Good catch lights in the eyes by the way. Your lighting looks very natural - nice job.
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01/17/2006 10:18:35 PM
Beautiful
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01/17/2006 07:22:59 PM
This is an awesome shot, tells the whole story, you can just see her life etched on her face, amazing 10
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01/17/2006 05:46:14 PM
There's really not much to say of this photograph. I'll just sit back and let it do all the talking. Outstanding work!
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01/17/2006 05:17:06 PM
beautifully done.
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01/17/2006 04:11:54 PM
What an amazing portrait. My first ribbon pick prediction. 10
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01/17/2006 03:27:34 PM
Powerful image.10
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01/17/2006 02:17:02 PM
This is one of those shots that can say a thousand words....the depth of emotion in her face is captured very well in this photo. I can only imagine the stories she would have to share.
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01/17/2006 02:01:59 PM
I never get enough of photos like this. The character radiates from this photo. It's amazing.
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01/17/2006 11:52:02 AM
WOWSERS! I am speechless...totally stunned. When this loaded, it literally threw me back in my chair (seriously). After looking for a while, I got my wife and made her check it out :-) I could go on and on about what I like about this one, I mean on and on. The title here is not needed, but yet it compliments the image without being pretentious. Composition, focus, lighting, everything just superb. I'm sure I will revisit this amazing photo many times. I go now to mark the favorites box and score a 10, thank-you.
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01/16/2006 11:56:26 PM
The Winner. 10.
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01/16/2006 09:20:38 PM
Powerful image!, I just love this photo, the sadness in the eyes, and the wrinkles of time. Amazing portrait of humanity. One of my top picks, good luck ;) +fav
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01/16/2006 08:26:53 PM
All I can say is WOW! 10,10,10,10,FAV, Hope it ribbons.
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01/16/2006 03:43:35 PM
And when the boys would walk by, I would brush my hair back gently like this, just to tease them a little.

Great image. I want to know this woman, I wan to hear here stories. 8
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01/16/2006 11:16:22 AM
Nice skin details and photoshop work on the contrast/color
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01/16/2006 08:39:45 AM
Excellent composition on this portrait of a woman who has experienced many years. Frame is closely cropped to keep attention focused on this lady. We see the roadmap of her years and look deep into her eyes. The red around her eyes makes me think that she has been crying. Also the look in her eyes, to me at least, holds so much sorrow. The poise of the hand is as such that it speaks two things. One it is raised to the heavens above in a posture of emploring "Why?". The second is of pulling the hand away from the face after spending time reminiscing about the past that will never return. This portrait invokes such a response in the viewer that makes us stop and look upon this woman.
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01/16/2006 01:56:01 AM
wow what a powerful image, I cant stop looking at it.
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01/16/2006 01:03:07 AM
this is awesome. i wish i can take a shot like this. that's the best compliment i can give to this picture. 10
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01/16/2006 12:26:20 AM
This is the most exceptional portrait I've ever seen. Just stunning on so many levels. I don't have enough superlatives to elaborate. WOW I haven't seen all of the images yet, but so far, this should win the blue. Congrats on a perfect entry.
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01/16/2006 12:15:00 AM
very powerful.
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