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Girl from Ipanema
2nd PlaceGirl from Ipanema
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Singled-Out (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: hill street
Date: Jan 11, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2006

GOSH!
thank you
[whuts wrong with the title!] ;(

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.1868
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9559
Avg (non-participants): 7.2634
Views since voting: 13749
Views during voting: 546
Votes: 273
Comments: 94
Favorites: 25 (view)


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08/21/2006 10:57:55 AM
I fail to see why it actually matters whether or not she comes from Ipanema - I noticed some people making a fuss about that. What I love about this shot is the way that the girl is looking off to the side. She doesn't seem to be posing for a picture; just thinking. Her expression is almost forlorn, and she looks so deep in thought that I spent many minutes just staring at her and wondering, what is it that has captured her train of thought as such?

A really wonderful shot. I especially like the shadowing around her collar-bone. It might seem odd, but I think that her collar-bone is absolutely beautiful.

Great job.
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01/29/2006 08:22:17 AM
Just reading back on some of the comments... does it really matter if she's actually from Ipanema or not? What matters is that this is a fantastic photo, and congratulations to goodman for your ribbon! The photo itself is not dependent on the title and so little niggly things like this don't really matter!! Ok, got that off my chest...
edit-typo

Message edited by author 2006-01-29 08:23:01.
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01/27/2006 09:12:59 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

After a somewhat boring night I decided to get active and start some critiques which I have been very slack with for some time now, and what do I pull first up ?

The ironic twist to this was that last night was quite boring also and I decided to try my hand at some sketching using DPC database as reference material and guess what……after a long search this image is the one I eventually decided to try my hand with, so I feel I know this face quite well.

Enough of the history lets look at it from my perspective. I will try to disregard the challenge description to a certain degree as I feel enough debate has gone on regarding the relevance of the description in the forums and look at this image purely as a candid.

In my view the two most important aspects of this image are the sepia tones and the attractive shape of the subjects face. Sepia is perfect for this image it really does add a lot of quality to the feel and natural expression of the subject which then reflects on the image as a whole giving the viewer an impression that we should like or feel pity for this person for some subconscious reason.

The shape of her face is very endearing to all that view and is what really makes this image special, the lovely clear white eyes, the beautiful high cheekbones and the lovely pointed chin adds so much but it’s the expression that separates this from other candid shots she portrays a certain melancholy demeanor which has us all guessing……. what is she thinking about?

You have really captured a great image here and the composition is perfect with the subject in the left side looking to the void of the right side which keeps the image balanced but if I must nit- pick it would be something that was out of your control in this challenge that being the bright white shirt being worn by the person behind, this is unfortunate and does distract a little. When I look back at what I scored this (9) I realize it must have been that shirt that held me back from giving this a ten.

You should be very proud of this image you have certainly captured the essence of the challenge and now have another great image for your portfolio, congratulations on the well deserved ribbon and sharing your world with us.

Kind regards

Tim
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01/25/2006 07:11:23 PM
great lighting, color tone and composition and the DOF
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01/25/2006 02:32:22 PM
COOL PIC NOTHINGS WRONG WITH TITTLE
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01/25/2006 01:34:58 PM
very cool shot... grats!
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01/25/2006 02:57:32 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Lesley.
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01/24/2006 04:39:49 PM
A wonderful capture. Congratulations!
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01/24/2006 12:58:05 PM
Congrats Lesley.
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01/24/2006 11:59:41 AM
Very nice capture. Congrats.
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01/24/2006 08:28:46 AM
I bet this girl is NOT from Ipanema. We don't wear such kind of clothing there...
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01/24/2006 07:12:38 AM
Very Nice picture, does the business.
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01/23/2006 10:26:56 PM
there's nothing wrong with the title...
but this girl is really from Ipanema?!?
or u just made it up...
give u 8

Message edited by author 2006-01-23 22:27:16.
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01/23/2006 10:18:03 PM
great picture...
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01/23/2006 10:12:37 PM
this is simply a wonderful image..
I love that there is nothing that feels over-processed about it..well done..
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01/23/2006 09:28:49 PM
What a great capture! So rich in detail and the sepia is great.
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01/23/2006 09:17:48 PM
Leslie: Glad to see this wonderful study hit paydirt. Congratulations on your Red.
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01/23/2006 07:00:46 PM
I admire your photography so much- I absolutely LOVE this! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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01/23/2006 05:02:19 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Well captured and perfect for this challenge!
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01/23/2006 04:21:46 PM
Good one goodman! I voted you a 9. I am glad you got top ranks here. I like your style of shooting very much!

Rose
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01/23/2006 03:04:21 PM
Great capture, congrats,

Paul.
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01/23/2006 01:45:09 PM
Congratulations, Les. When are you going to stop?
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01/23/2006 12:03:07 PM
Boy you are on a major roll! This is a very emotive photo and technically perfect. You nailed it girl! Many Congrats. Well deserved.
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01/23/2006 11:56:33 AM
gorgeous!
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01/23/2006 11:40:41 AM
Another ribbon, you sure have come a long way since you have started on dpc!!! Great shot, I love to see your photos they remind me so much of where I really would rather be living!
Congrats
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01/23/2006 11:30:03 AM
Congratulations on another ribbon and so soon. Great shot!
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01/23/2006 09:42:27 AM
After two years of submitting and voting on challenges, I have found it increasingly difficult to get excited by an image (my own included)as the senses seem to dull with the repetition.
However, every now and then a picture crops up which stirs things back into life.
This one does it for me.
I love everything about it..it`s fresh and vibrant and suits the toning effect very well.
My favourite from the challenge.

Congratulations.

Message edited by author 2006-01-23 09:48:29.
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01/23/2006 09:29:07 AM
there it is...!!!...well done les!
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01/23/2006 08:36:00 AM
This was one of my favourites, and I gave it a 10. Congratulations!

Out of the three challenge winners this is the only one that meets the requirement of using DOF to isolate the subject. Goes to show how well the voters read the challenge rules...
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01/23/2006 08:14:04 AM
I like the flow of this; which makes it look less like a portrait and more like a candid; and that fits the challenge and makes it overall quite good.
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01/23/2006 08:08:58 AM
Another stunner - congratulations!
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01/23/2006 07:38:17 AM
Lelsey. . .you are unstoppable! This is such an amazing photo! Wow! I love your work!!!

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01/23/2006 07:35:25 AM
Congrats!
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01/23/2006 07:11:29 AM
Congratuatlions on your ribbon with this most excellent image!
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01/23/2006 06:48:21 AM
oh yes!

i would love to see what you would do with the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS. if ya'll want to come for a visit, i'd lend you mine ;-)
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01/23/2006 06:36:38 AM
For the "Tribute" challenge, I was studying famous photographers and their styles. After being on net for few days, going through hundreds of photos, when I came back on DPC, I saw the top three photos for "Singled-Out" challenge. I can't believe how close these photos are to the photos from the 'legends' which I have been studying in last few days. "Eye Contact", "Girl .." and "Dressed .." are all just "wow!" (though I feel better title would have complimented "Dressed...")
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01/23/2006 05:48:27 AM
GOSH thankyou. great to see my favorite photographs winning.
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01/23/2006 05:33:06 AM
congrats:D
you do great portraits...

Message edited by author 2006-01-23 05:33:23.
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01/23/2006 05:19:14 AM
well done cuz, you are kicking my ass every time! did you see, 3 souf efricans on page 1... you, me and bobby on 10th;-)
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01/23/2006 03:59:24 AM
your people shots are getting REAL impressive here !
so much space in this one
ure not on acid are u? ;-))))
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01/23/2006 03:59:08 AM
Congrates on the rib, fantastic pic, i love the way the movement comes through.
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01/23/2006 02:36:03 AM
Congratulations :) I had guessed both right: this was yours and this would ribbon. Great picture!
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01/23/2006 02:35:27 AM
Great movement in this capture. Congratulations
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01/23/2006 01:56:32 AM
One of your best. Congrats!
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01/23/2006 01:05:22 AM
Lesley this is great! Congrats!
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01/23/2006 01:02:35 AM
This is a really great photo! Nicely done Lesley, congrats :-)
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01/23/2006 12:50:10 AM
Great title and shot, Leslie! Many congrats on your new red!
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01/23/2006 12:47:39 AM
Congratulations!!! Such a deserved ribbon!!!
Wonderful photo. I love it!

great, now i'll hum the girl from ipanema song all day :-/

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01/23/2006 12:22:55 AM
I KNEW that was you!! YOU GO. Absolutely fab. Congratulations.
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01/23/2006 12:16:00 AM
I knew this would win something. It was the only 10 I gave. :)
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01/23/2006 12:12:38 AM
lesley is hawt! congrats on a great shot, hon! :)
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01/23/2006 12:11:26 AM
Congratulations, Lesley!
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01/23/2006 12:09:54 AM
Nice one lesley!
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01/23/2006 12:09:41 AM
Congrats on the Red! Knew this was yours! :)
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01/23/2006 12:07:07 AM
Awesome ...Well done ... Congrats!!!
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01/23/2006 12:05:26 AM
told you so
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01/23/2006 12:04:52 AM
Nice cuz...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2006 11:52:15 PM
I like the composition with the nice strong diagonal line.
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01/22/2006 10:10:46 PM
Very impressive and dynamic in movement. 7 back for extra bump. 8
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01/22/2006 04:46:15 PM
"If there´s any justice in the world....," this marvellous image is going to be on the front page of DPChallenge tomorrow morning. 10.
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01/22/2006 03:24:01 PM
Fits the challenge well, and an excelent picture to boot.
The choice of sepia works really well here and the focus is spot on.
Good luck in the challenge.

Kev
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01/22/2006 02:26:06 PM
Beautiful portrait.
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01/22/2006 09:38:35 AM
Excellent
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01/22/2006 07:30:43 AM
Beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. Love the composition, the way the out of focus people lead into her, and how she looks into the empty part of the frame.
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01/22/2006 05:43:09 AM
great shot ...my favorite for top ten...
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01/21/2006 11:15:34 PM
Nice candid with shallow DOF to isolate your subject, just as the challenge requested. Good luck
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01/21/2006 06:01:14 AM
8 - Nice capture/candid. Toning works well. Criticism; not much shot-wise, possibly the lady's shirt (the lightness) behind 'the girl' detracts/distracts slightly, whether the toning helped/hindered that, who knows. Depending what you had to work with, possibly a little more height and context top/bottom especially, maybe the left as well, but again minor and 'nit picking'. The biggest 'detractor' in this in my opinion is the title, it does 'work', but knowing the history of this song, just doesn't 'suit' it in my opinion, whether or not this girl is from Ipanema or not, but again, minor and yes, just my opinion. Up to 8 from 7. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2006-01-23 07:16:18.
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01/21/2006 03:28:56 AM
one of my top picks. great!
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01/21/2006 02:58:44 AM
Great shot!!
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01/20/2006 11:40:39 PM
Love the sepia tones, and she does stand out so well, good image as well...
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01/20/2006 05:47:49 PM
Nice tones..nice use of DOF. One of my choices for a ribbon winner!
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01/20/2006 02:10:36 PM
Way cool shot and nailed this challenge perfectly.
Thanks - now I have that song running through my head.
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01/19/2006 10:52:02 PM
Nice diagonal line with the faces. A little bit more contrast would have been nice.
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01/19/2006 10:15:01 PM
i really like this. i especially like how you further separated her from the crowd with her gazing in the opposite direction of everyone else
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01/18/2006 07:55:12 PM
I like your tonality and level of contrast.
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01/18/2006 05:27:24 PM
A very nice, dynamic shot, well done.
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01/18/2006 09:16:57 AM
This is great. There is a lovelt line of people taking the viewr's eye diagonally from the left to the right. The colour treatment is effective and she has a lovely natural expression.9
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01/18/2006 12:46:41 AM
My first comment of the night: I love this. Best of luck.
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01/17/2006 06:32:52 PM
very beautiful.tones and composition are excellent.
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01/16/2006 10:43:12 PM
I predict a ribbon for this one. Great dof, subject, and tones. 10
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01/16/2006 09:24:30 PM
love the light on her face
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01/16/2006 07:39:59 PM
Nice light, well done
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01/16/2006 02:58:33 PM
I love her expression and the sepia quality
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01/16/2006 10:30:34 AM
this is a great photograph. very well-done.
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01/16/2006 10:19:52 AM
Is this girl from Ipanema or Durban? Great lighting and DOF.
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01/16/2006 09:29:37 AM
another superb african portrait..
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01/16/2006 07:27:35 AM
Great shot. 9.
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01/16/2006 05:46:42 AM
Wonderful capture, the post processing is also amazing. My favourite. 10
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01/16/2006 02:55:02 AM
This is a great condid portrait, impressive.
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01/16/2006 01:36:11 AM
Singularly ethereal and ephemerally touching. It's a snap of the character, and it's beyond being just a portrait. Bugger you.
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01/16/2006 01:18:52 AM
Very much on challenge, nice pic!!
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01/16/2006 01:10:20 AM
Excellent ! The DOF and singled out subect are perfect ! I personally would like to see this done in b/w or the original color desaturated to the almost b/w stage.
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01/16/2006 01:08:38 AM
Excellent. This looks like a magazine cover. The lighting, post editing and focus is drop dead! It suits the challenge perfectly. I've only given out one other 10, but this will be my 2nd.
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01/16/2006 12:43:12 AM
nice shot...lady behind yours bothers me a bit
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