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Jutilda


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Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Hutto, Tx
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2006

Again, at the abandoned cotton gin. Grayson, 11, stood behind a broken window.

Crop
Adjust contrast
Applied character filter in Virtual Photographer
Some slight cloning
Lighten eyes using soft paint brush at opacity 16%
Burn

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.6284
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.2990
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 2560
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 183
Comments: 80
Favorites: 16 (view)


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05/18/2008 11:52:33 AM
Haunting, borders on disturbing (though one would be hard pressed to say exactly why). Great drama, expert exposure and processing. Congrats on your Member of the Week.
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03/18/2008 11:40:49 PM
You should submit it for the fence challenge! Great pic!
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12/02/2007 04:42:26 PM
what a great shot.i love how the light and shadows really highlight the eyes.
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11/12/2007 12:24:58 PM
This is a very emotional photo, and the title is perfect. The photo could have been used as a movie poster.

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07/28/2007 06:32:48 PM
Wow, this has so much impact to it, I love it!
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07/17/2007 01:47:18 AM
Wow, very emotional shot, I love this, very powerful. Great work!!
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07/04/2007 12:32:47 PM
I like this one a lot. It is very emotional, congrats. Bence
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06/28/2007 09:21:52 PM
i feel the eye on the left of this image could be less prominent or the face could be a lil more shown from the left, as just a very clear full eyeball in a dark place looks less real and rather scary! . but excellent shot.

Message edited by author 2007-06-28 21:22:59.
05/29/2007 05:08:30 PM
beautiful shot. very dark and haunting. it should have scored much better!
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05/26/2007 01:59:07 PM
Reeminds me of a boy that was captured during war time. Not that I've seen it but I have seen a lot of movies where it looks like this. I love it.
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04/09/2007 04:24:26 PM
v.good =D
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02/06/2007 01:36:44 PM
ooo I really like this one! Very good use of tones here and the composition is well done. The expression of the boy is well captured!
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01/23/2007 11:10:51 PM
This is so haunting... just how the eyes pop, and the expression in them it's almost nightmareworthy [although thats not much coming from me who gets scary dreams from even Scary Movie =P]

but seriously, an amazing photograph. I love it.
01/16/2007 10:33:48 AM
very good photograph.
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10/07/2006 01:53:26 AM
Wow, what a shot. I love how his right eye is visible in the shadow. You and I both have personal bests in free studies. :)
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09/22/2006 10:09:46 AM
The statements here are amazing. The metal grating: trapped, held back, forgotten. The glass: brokeness, fragility, lost emotion (opaqued by dirt and grime). And the boy, covered in his environment, half lost to the darkness, shadowed and worn beyond his years, his only hope and brightness lies behind his eyes. Not enough left to even reach out throught he grate with dirtied hands, only enough hope to stare and hope someone sees him. Someone notices him. That someone would care enough to set him free from the prison he has made.

Oh, so many memories. I am so glad that this is no longer me. But it still is a part of who I am today. It still makes me cry, because I always feel like I'm still that child, and have to remember who I have become.
09/10/2006 06:55:06 PM
This pic is great - flawless execution. I miss that camera...
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09/09/2006 01:17:08 PM
oh, i love this picture. i really like the lightened eyes. it really makes the whole image!
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09/08/2006 02:18:27 PM
WONDERFUL shot! LOVE this!
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08/20/2006 06:07:05 PM
Fantastic shot. A real heart wrencher. The eyes tell the story, so sad.
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08/12/2006 01:01:07 PM
Thanks kindly for visiting, and commenting, I must say that this picture is heart wrenching. Cheers for now. . Robert.
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08/11/2006 12:53:08 PM
one of your best
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08/11/2006 12:23:03 PM
fantastic!!! those eyes !
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06/05/2006 03:19:37 PM
Wow, such a powerful photo. Well done.
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06/02/2006 02:08:22 PM
Excellent picture Judy :o) Like the warm color you chose for it and the contrast and..... well, simply a great picture..
Congratulation on your high score :o)
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05/20/2006 02:11:06 AM
Very nice finish Judy! This has so much depth and the textures are wonderful.
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05/18/2006 09:25:32 PM
Judy, this is so awesome! Many congrats on your top 15!!
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05/17/2006 06:43:40 AM
The dramatic contrast is wonderful! Nice composition and a good finish!
He has wonderful eyes! :)
05/16/2006 10:25:35 AM
Your highest rating up until now. Judy, some of your photographs really should have gotten higher scores, this one included, but we know how it is around here. I hope you get your first 7 very, very soon.
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05/16/2006 09:39:43 AM
Wow! This shot is superb, the way you made the eyes stand out, contrasting with the darkness overall. Congratulations on a great shot!!
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05/15/2006 08:39:35 AM
sooooooo close to a ribbon...great finish Judi...this is a superb shot
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05/14/2006 01:47:24 AM
Jutilda: this is so good. A supreme capture. you have my warmest congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/12/2006 09:42:21 PM
this is wonderful..the angle, the look in his eyes..tones are perfect...
very effective..
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05/12/2006 01:13:29 AM
Nice job on the contrast and composition. Something about the broken pane of glass is intriguing as it creates a mirror effect and breaks up the picture, yet the wire in front pulls the frame together. Good job and nice finish!
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05/10/2006 10:11:31 AM
Judy!
Well done! Congrats on a personal best, and great job in helping the team come through with another win. I like how the model's eye is seen in the shadow side of his face, and the all the hard, metal surfaces around him.
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05/10/2006 04:32:30 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your top 20 and PB.
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05/09/2006 10:17:44 AM
superb
05/08/2006 08:17:01 PM
Wow! Congratulations on this Great Shot and a Personal Best!!
05/08/2006 04:55:18 PM
Nice Top 20! The post on this one is rockin'!
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05/08/2006 04:54:07 PM
Judy!! Congratulations on this amazing shot and top 15! SO DESERVING of such a high score!

05/08/2006 11:31:20 AM
This is a great emotive shot Judy! Great capture and post processing. Great job on a PB :)
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05/08/2006 10:10:48 AM
Wow. Robbed. I do not recommend looking at the shots that beat you to learn anything; it will just piss you off or make you laugh. DPC is really getting on my nerves.
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05/08/2006 09:06:45 AM
I'm amazed that 45 people scored this shot less than 6. You got a 9 from me.
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05/08/2006 08:23:48 AM
Congratulations Judy ! should have finished higher (me thinks !) but a great placing anyway :)
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05/08/2006 06:53:12 AM
Judy WTG!!!! I love this one. Amazing. Excellent finish.
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05/08/2006 05:58:42 AM
Wasn't able to vote on this challenge becuase of commitments, great image for this challenge, and well done on the top 20 finish
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05/08/2006 03:46:26 AM
Congratulations on your 15th placing! I expected to see this one in top 10, it was one of my favorites. Love it.
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05/08/2006 02:28:17 AM
Judy!!! Great finish on an excellent entry! Congratulations! :D
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05/08/2006 02:14:04 AM
Congrats on your 15th placing Judy!! Powerful image, great composition....your editing is perfect!
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05/08/2006 01:06:55 AM
Great emotional capture Judy! Congrats on the high placement!
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05/08/2006 12:53:33 AM
Congrats on 15th place Judy! Terrific, powerful image. Well done!
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05/08/2006 12:50:51 AM
WTG, Judy! Beautiful work - I'm not going to leave a big ol' comment, because xtine's sums it up perfectly for me. Congratulations on your 15th place!!
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05/08/2006 12:32:01 AM
WOO-HOO, nice one Judy. Congrats on your PB.

Message edited by author 2006-05-11 00:52:23.
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05/08/2006 12:21:06 AM
Congratulations, Judy!! Great Shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:58:24 PM
This has the feeling of a boy in a big city either being held prisoner or captive somehow. Fallen through the cracks of society and nobody notices or cares. Nice mood set.
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05/07/2006 11:41:48 PM
Very dramatic shoot, should do well. Nothing I would change exept the title. Has "times" or NG look. Good luck -9-
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05/07/2006 12:18:48 PM
there are many things I like about this.the tones and colour are so rich.the pattern and texture of the wire immediately caught my eye then I was drawn to the child's face.Initial impression was that the processing on his eyes was too much but the longer I look the more I like what you've done here.another favourite for me,good luck in the challenge.
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05/07/2006 11:51:14 AM
Haunting. Beautiful. Full of story!
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05/07/2006 07:46:00 AM
excellent shot...love the piercing eyes and the whole composition
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05/07/2006 01:38:42 AM
I like the feel of this, the texture, the tone, the eye on the left is a little odd looking though. looks like he is in a trash bin.
05/06/2006 11:58:42 PM
this shot evokes emotion, good job!
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05/06/2006 12:04:00 PM
Wow! Amazing use of light. Haunting image.
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05/04/2006 10:23:44 PM
Many stories here! A for sure ribbon.
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05/04/2006 10:36:33 AM
great shot, i love the fence, tones.
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05/04/2006 03:51:41 AM
Great eyes. Very powerful image. 8
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05/03/2006 11:41:31 PM
Very emotional picture. Would of been perfect in the photojournalism challenge.
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05/03/2006 10:19:06 PM
Captivating...great B&W...10
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05/03/2006 07:52:23 PM
The fense takes away from the eyes that tell it all.
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05/03/2006 05:03:05 PM
like it a lot 8.
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05/02/2006 09:42:46 AM
Very edgy and creative piece of artwork. I really like how you mastered the light with this, the face in silhouette but the eye still visible. Great job!
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05/01/2006 10:43:47 PM
Great black and white treatment. And his eyes convey the title very well. Good shot and the post processing is very well done.
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05/01/2006 09:15:08 PM
Nice and interesting shot with the fence. Might have brought the eye in darkness up a tad too much. It's nice to see part of the eye but it looks unnatural. Maybe that's teh look you were going for. Great pic, like the tones too.
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05/01/2006 05:46:16 PM
Great eye contact. Strong stuff.
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05/01/2006 02:30:52 PM
What a striking photo! It grabs you the minute you look at it, and evokes deep emotion. Ilove the dark sepia look. It just adds to the overall mood of the photo! Excellent photography!!!!!! 10
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05/01/2006 12:22:29 PM
A little too heavy on the grunge for my taste. Good luck in the challenge.
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05/01/2006 11:47:50 AM
Love this one. Great colours.
05/01/2006 01:13:42 AM
Wonderful eyes, almost disturbing image. Love the B&W used here, good luck.
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05/01/2006 12:33:03 AM
10 and favorite.
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05/01/2006 12:17:50 AM
love this shot....started to say I would have liked a little more detail in the shadows but I just shifted the monitor and there is some already......bet there is more in the original......
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05/01/2006 12:08:52 AM
great eyes...
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