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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Mobile, AL
Date: Feb 8, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2006

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Original File DSCN1012.jpg

Flash on tripod to the right of frame Manual Full Powere with Pocket Bounce.
Slave flash for fill.
Cute doggy just happened to want attention, so this is more of a candid than a posed shot, it just happened in the middle of the shoot and was too adorable.

A bit of cloning to clean up wall and floor.
Cloned a light artifact from her cheek that is in shadow.
Some burning on her knees
Diffusion Script in GIMP
Bumped up Midtones in Variations and a little saturation.
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Place: 100 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.5894
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3434
Avg (non-participants): 5.8148
Views since voting: 1353
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 207
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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03/24/2006 07:10:32 AM
Nice compostion. Beautiful colors. I love the softness as it make it feel very dreamy. Only critizism is the cropping...just a tad too much on top and bottom of image. Sad you lost the dogs foot and the top of her head. Otherwise...awesome image!
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02/20/2006 08:38:52 PM
This really is a great photograph. I don't vote in challenges that I've entered, but if I had, I would have placed this a lot higher than most (certainly higher than my own). The soft tone of the image is really terrific - intimate and soothing. Great picture.
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02/20/2006 11:35:15 AM
I don't like the soft tones, I love them.
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02/20/2006 01:05:05 AM
I think you deserved better than this....now come on people...I think it was a top 10 at least!!!
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02/20/2006 12:18:08 AM
This really deserved to score much higher - at least higher than my silly cow licking it's nostril! For pete's sake...what were people thinking?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2006 06:38:45 PM
Too much smoothing going on here and there but I like the basic (when I think away the smoothing) photograph.
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02/17/2006 04:58:10 AM
Overall pretty but the light looks artificial, like it's staged and she's under a spotlight or something. So the notion of "home" just doesn't cut it.
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02/16/2006 04:16:50 PM
A little out of focus.
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02/15/2006 04:47:03 AM
nice shot...hope this does well for you
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02/13/2006 01:14:56 AM
Nice soft focus, but you're cropping is a little tight at top and bottom...
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02/13/2006 12:49:37 AM
Don't look now, but you appear to have ripped your jeans. ;-)
Great image. Very lovely. Your dog's legs are too short though. ;-)
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02/13/2006 12:13:56 AM
Absolutely Amazing...love the soft tone you have here!
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02/13/2006 12:13:42 AM
Beautiful soft focus. This really does say country
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