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2nd PlacePanache

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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Gloucester, MA, USA
Date: Jul 12, 2002
Aperture: f11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2002

\Panache\: A confident, stylish manner.
End of the day on the boardwalk to Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA. One of our favorite locations.

Place: 2 out of 175
Avg (all users): 7.2074
Avg (commenters): 8.7183
Avg (participants): 6.9517
Avg (non-participants): 7.4157
Views since voting: 11481
Votes: 323
Comments: 93
Favorites: 138 (view)

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06/18/2005 06:47:00 PM
Her white dress makes the photograph. Great choice of color.
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10/06/2004 09:19:02 PM
What a great shot. Love the way your composition leads the eye. Great work!!
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07/20/2004 03:56:00 PM
This photo remindes me of the Color Purple by Alice Walker. This a very well done shoto I love the setting and the model is great.
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02/27/2004 12:48:49 PM
Nicely done Karen! I like very much the way the 3 dominant colors work together (green of the grass, blue of the sky and water and white of the dress). Well balanced. I love the way the girl's skin color plays against the pure white of the dress.

Love her pose; young girl evokes playfulness and inocence.
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02/07/2004 06:24:33 AM
I couldn't be there... so thanks for the wonderful vision!
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10/30/2003 10:05:54 AM
Beautiful. and very romantic. wonderful capture.
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07/07/2003 07:12:09 PM
Karen, I wanted to let you know that I come back and look at this every once in a while. It's quite lovely, and one of my faves. Keep up the good work!

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07/23/2002 06:16:00 PM
I still don't know what a Panache is, but what a great photo. Congrats. (I knew this one would place).
07/22/2002 05:03:00 PM
congrats, karen to you and your daughter. i thought that was yours too! great effort. ;-)
07/22/2002 10:07:00 AM
congrats to you, karen : )
07/22/2002 09:08:00 AM
Great work, Karen. I guessed this was yours :-)
07/22/2002 08:58:00 AM
BTW: I should have also said: Thank you to my daughter, Kaela, as she was a very cooperative model! ;)
07/22/2002 08:21:00 AM
Congratulations on second,Karen, great photo!!!
07/22/2002 07:36:00 AM
Congratulations on 2nd place. Simply a very beautiful shot.
07/22/2002 01:37:00 AM
Congrats Karen!! I loved this shot...one of my 10's for sure. :)
07/22/2002 01:22:00 AM
Congrats, Karen. I just love this picture and thought it was taken somewhere in Central America! lol
It's funny how subjective one is. I read Patella's comment and he would have liked to see everything in sharp focus. I, on the other hand, particularly likes the grass out of focus. It gives the image a painterly feel and it draws all the attention on the little girl in the white dress.
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07/22/2002 12:54:00 AM
CONGRATS!!.....well deserved!
07/22/2002 12:34:00 AM
Thank you everyone for such wonderful comments and support! This was the first time I envisioned how I wanted a photograph to appear, and then set out to produce it. I got the feeling and results I wanted to acheive. Felt good! It has been an uplifting week!
07/22/2002 12:33:00 AM
Hooray on your 2nd place finish!!
07/22/2002 12:32:00 AM
WTG Karen! Excellent shot... well deserved ribbon :)
07/22/2002 12:12:00 AM
Congratulations.... as I said... CATALOGABLE!!!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 08:15:00 PM
Pretty, pretty picture. I love the bright white of her dress, and her skins tones look good, but the rest of the levels seem a little dark (especially the grass). I also think this one would be good for a really large depth of field (small aperture, big F#) so that everything was in a sharp focus. The downside of that is a longer shutter speed -- if it was windy, it wouldn't work because everything would be blurry for other reasons. Anyway, good capture.
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07/21/2002 05:42:00 PM
I'm a sucker for beach pictures. And the cropping here is perfect.
07/21/2002 12:18:00 PM
Excellent shot, I reallt like this one. 9-ClubJuggle
07/21/2002 09:57:00 AM
very beautiful
07/21/2002 02:26:00 AM
Composition is ok, lighting is good, but could use a bit more focus.
07/21/2002 01:37:00 AM
07/20/2002 07:34:00 PM
I Like the composition. Color looks a little flat for a sunny day.
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07/20/2002 06:15:00 PM
Sweet picture and I really like the placement of it all. I love the white dress with the scene but the pose looks too "posed" for me. I like the pose but for a perfect 10 it needs to look more natural. I give it a 9
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07/20/2002 06:07:00 PM
Very good, just a little out of focus in the background
07/20/2002 02:37:00 PM
Nice work - so soft. This is a very pleasing photo. Great work.
07/20/2002 09:19:00 AM
Normally I hate the "cute kid" style of pictures - but this looks like it's taken from a high quality calendar. I've looked hard for something to comment on but it's just too good.
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07/20/2002 09:00:00 AM
love your photo - great composition and color
07/20/2002 04:27:00 AM
The white dress and the contrasting shadow hiding her face make this picture absolutely beautiful in my opinion. Great work!
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07/19/2002 11:50:00 PM
Great photo! No complaints or suggestions. I love her pose and the composition of the photo in general.
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07/19/2002 04:35:00 PM
Great composition and I like the way the white dress contrasts with the rest of the photo.
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07/19/2002 12:29:00 PM
Great composition. This picture is mood invoking. Reminds me of paintings.
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07/19/2002 09:24:00 AM
My scores always change the longer I look at things. I gave this a first impression 6 however the more I look at the more it seemed to work for me. It is definately something I would like to see in its original form. Now it is an 8
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07/19/2002 12:57:00 AM
Nice exposure; nice composition; nice idea 6 sjgleah
07/19/2002 12:31:00 AM
really nice. looks like my dream world
07/18/2002 11:24:00 PM
Wonderful colors, composition, and framing. This would make a wonderful print.
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07/18/2002 07:38:00 PM
Congratulations, This is my top pick for this challenge. 10 This is “picture perfect” I do like the title, but I can’t figure out how it ties in with the picture. (I never let the title influence the quality of the picture) The skin tones are excellent, The hat, the bare feet, the white dress is all superb against the other colors. This picture allows me to be many places, It gives a strong feeling of being in the Mediterranean.
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07/18/2002 05:55:00 PM
10! no words, just 10!
07/18/2002 02:02:00 PM
lovely photograph.. can't say much more than that. = 10 - jmsetzler
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07/18/2002 01:28:00 PM
Excellent photo! The sky seems just a touch grainy to me, and the contrast set a bit strong, but otherwise a perfect photo! Great work! 9 - md
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07/18/2002 12:18:00 PM
Nice composition, nice lighting, nice pose, beautiful beach, beautiful child...the white dress is so striking with her skin tone. I'm not crazy about the title...i think it suggests too much grown-up-ness, but of course I don't have a better suggestion or anything :-) Good work.
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07/18/2002 08:36:00 AM
Its a bit too posed for my taste.
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07/17/2002 06:48:00 PM
classic shot
07/17/2002 05:53:00 PM
lovely and futuristic
07/17/2002 03:02:00 PM
I think it's really hard to take pictures with peple for this challenge. But this is really a very very nice shot. I love it. Was it composed or did you just catch her like that? Danie
07/17/2002 02:35:00 PM
What a great shot! So soft and lovely. - faerieaeone
07/17/2002 01:34:00 PM
Excellent subject, lighting, composition. My favorite this week..
07/17/2002 11:22:00 AM
Nice job ... nice framing and great setting.
07/17/2002 11:21:00 AM
very nice
07/17/2002 10:53:00 AM
wow. this is beautiful.
07/17/2002 04:21:00 AM
this picture is very well executed, the whites are just right and the colors are beautiful. gold star!
07/17/2002 01:04:00 AM
nice composition.. but it looks too posed.. perhaps if the girl was walking along naturally would be nicer?
07/17/2002 12:30:00 AM
This is a lovely picture ... Proper DOF ... You picked the right TOD to get very good lighting ... The composition and theme are delightful ... 10 ... RLS ... I looked again and liked it even more !!!
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07/16/2002 10:02:00 PM
I've been through 161 images and this is my favorite so far. I love the feeling of this photo...a classic and tasteful shot of a child. Great job! 9
07/16/2002 06:06:00 PM
excelent! I love these colours. The white of the dress jumps out!
07/16/2002 03:53:00 PM
Great picture. The title really matches the photo.
07/16/2002 02:18:00 PM
I love the evocative mood reminds me of David Hamilton without the soft focus--lovely
07/16/2002 12:24:00 PM
Good play of light values and good composition
07/16/2002 12:22:00 PM
Love, love, love this shot!! Somewhere in New England? 10
07/16/2002 10:35:00 AM
Is this the cape? I want to be right where she is! :-) Great shot, nothing I can say to improve it
07/16/2002 10:14:00 AM
This is so beautiful to me. It almost looks like a painting. Quite the little model you have there as well. 10 - KDJohnson
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07/16/2002 09:40:00 AM
DOF could be better but NICE shot
07/16/2002 02:41:00 AM
this is a really nice shot. great colors, great composition, and a really great idea. is this northern california by any chance?
07/15/2002 09:24:00 PM
Lovely photo, what excellent composition and posing! I love the soft look, the grass near the front, the S shape of the path, the way she is holding her hat and dress... This is one of my absolute top picks this week!
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07/15/2002 08:35:00 PM
One of my favorites, I just love this photo.
07/15/2002 07:12:00 PM
stunning. i don't know how you could improve on it. 10
07/15/2002 07:08:00 PM
winner in my eyes
07/15/2002 06:05:00 PM
Bravo !
07/15/2002 05:19:00 PM
artistic, very nice
07/15/2002 05:08:00 PM
The composition of this shot is really wonderful. I think if the grass were as bold and bright as her dress is, I'd give this one a 10. You might want to play with the levels/saturation on this shot.
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07/15/2002 05:02:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful! However there are a few minor imperfections. First, the overall image appears slightly dark and flat - some time spent colour correcting with curves in photoshop would have brought out the colours and made it more brilliant/vibrant. Second, the image appears slightly out of focus - some minor sharpening would have likely improved it. Have a look at //homepage.mac.com/ashahrestani/PhotoAlbum17.html for before and after comparisons of your image.

Great composition though. 8 Brumos
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07/15/2002 04:50:00 PM
You have captured the verv of the moment. One of my tens this week.
07/15/2002 04:06:00 PM
Very nicely composed and posed photo. Good color and exposure.
07/15/2002 04:04:00 PM
Wow, wonderful shot. Great everything. This is my fourth 10 for this challenge, but this is the best I have seen so far. Good luck! 10 Swash
07/15/2002 03:39:00 PM
I love absolutely everything about this picture!
07/15/2002 03:28:00 PM
Beatiful. I think I would like it better if her feet were standing more natural but still this is beautiful !
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07/15/2002 03:24:00 PM
07/15/2002 03:01:00 PM
Very nice.
07/15/2002 02:33:00 PM
Although the child is darling, I think I would have loved to have her out of this shot - the boardwalk and the grass alone looks almost to me like a painting. A path leading to.......whatever MY mind takes me to, with your child in the photo it limits MY imagination. (does that make sence?) This is a great shot though, good job. ~ 8 cthenk
07/15/2002 02:25:00 PM
I like this. MJ 8
07/15/2002 02:12:00 PM
very nice...
07/15/2002 01:39:00 PM
Great Photo!
07/15/2002 01:38:00 PM
absolutely, totally beautiful. i like everyhing about it, the composition, the colors, the little girl is precious and the path leading through the photo adds depth. -- gr8photos (10)
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07/15/2002 11:57:00 AM
Fantastic composition, movement, color, style, clear shot!!!!! Only negitive its a wee bit dark, but I love it. Congrats. Kee
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07/15/2002 10:21:00 AM
Beautiful photo, I seems a little out of focus. 7
07/15/2002 07:56:00 AM
A wonderful people photo. Very inviting with the boardwalk disappearing over the edge. Excellent.
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07/15/2002 01:08:00 AM
Good composition. The image seems a bit fuzzy, and for being a clear day, looks a bit too dark.
07/15/2002 12:19:00 AM
This is awesome. Nice and crisp but soft where it needs to be.. I love the bright white .. Great! 8

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