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Child in Nature ~ Mirrors Redux
3rd PlaceChild in Nature ~ Mirrors Redux
jenesis


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Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Back Deck
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

Alright, so same idea for the picture I took of my oldest a couple of years ago for the "Mirrors" challenge. This time, I just used my youngest son who is pretty close to the age my oldest was in the first photo. My oldest son probably would've busted the mirror had he sat on it. :-)Didn't have access to the rectangular mirror so I used an oval one instead and processed it slightly differently. I changed the position of the child as in my other photo some folks said it looked like he was falling out of the picture.

I hope it does okay as I'm pretty proud of it and the improvements I think I've made.

From the Mirrors Challenge:
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Post Challenge:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :-)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.6108
Avg (commenters): 8.8966
Avg (participants): 7.3571
Avg (non-participants): 7.7938
Views since voting: 22558
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 167
Comments: 91
Favorites: 66 (view)


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12/29/2010 03:13:21 AM
THis is so gorgeous.
03/01/2007 04:30:38 PM
ANOTHER super portrait!
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03/01/2007 02:56:09 PM
oh wow this is an awesome photo..... just great, the color of the photo you chosed is awesome not to mention the pic itself
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06/16/2006 03:21:11 AM
Very nice pic
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06/15/2006 04:44:06 PM
Congrats on the rib3.gif Jennifer!!
Quite the improvement.
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06/14/2006 09:31:41 PM
Wow, what an improvement on the original. I wish I'd learned a fraction of what you have in the time.

Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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06/14/2006 08:38:57 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, wonderful shot!
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06/14/2006 07:07:04 AM
Congratulations, I love this picture!!!
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06/14/2006 01:57:17 AM
NiCE job! great pic! 2nd ribbon in as many weeks! WTG!
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06/14/2006 01:18:54 AM
Very nice! I love the look on his face. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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06/14/2006 01:16:01 AM
Proud of you love... his father must be one handsome dude. :)
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06/13/2006 11:42:50 PM
Ahhhh so beautiful!! The colours, the feel, the clarity, the subject.. all so wonderful! You should have come 1st!!!
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06/13/2006 09:16:18 PM
Charming, endearing and outstanding study. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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06/13/2006 07:56:52 PM
Awesome shot! Love the tons and he is such a little cutie! Congrats on one fine photo here, girl!
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06/13/2006 06:22:18 PM
Well, crap, it looks like you would have beaten me in this one too. ;) Look at you all ribboned up. You are riding the wave! Now keep it going as long as you can.
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06/13/2006 05:43:46 PM
You're on a ribbon roll now... the flood gates have opened for you. Congratulations on a very successful week... R
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06/13/2006 05:11:22 PM
Wow, you ARE on a roll. Fantastic shot, love it to bits. I didn't vote in this challenge and was thrilled to see that you did so well again. Keeping my fingers crossed - hope there are more ribbons coming your way.
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06/13/2006 03:41:51 PM
that is so amazing! congrats
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06/13/2006 01:33:38 PM
This is magnificent. I wish I had seen this when my girls were babies. Somehow I don't think copying this techniques with a 15 year old would be quite the same.
Well done!!
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06/13/2006 11:01:21 AM
be afraid...verrrry afraid. ;)

nice work J. Love the groove you've found.
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06/13/2006 10:14:52 AM
This is such an incredible forever photo. It will be priceless long long after the challenge is forgotten. Congratulations on the well-deserved ribbon!!
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06/13/2006 09:54:55 AM
Woot! Congrats on yet another ribbon with this great shot! :D
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06/13/2006 08:42:01 AM
Fantastic image & huge congrats on your second ribbon!!!!
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06/13/2006 08:24:47 AM
Great choice on sepia/duotone treatment. Cropping is right on.

Congrats on the yellow ribbon.
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06/13/2006 08:23:11 AM
I love this shot, congrats!
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06/13/2006 07:51:01 AM
Very nice picture. Good improvement. Congrats on your Ribbon.
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06/13/2006 07:50:09 AM
on a roll, baby!
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06/13/2006 07:16:13 AM
everyone should consider this a battle cry from the F/Stop's Here!

the thunderous sound of marching coming over the ridge to battle

:)

awesome job, Jen!
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06/13/2006 06:32:04 AM
This is a gorgeous image. Congratulations on your very well deserved yellow.
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06/13/2006 05:20:40 AM
Awesome shot Jennifer! First time seeing it too as I didn´t vote in this challenge, congrats on a new top score, you are fast becoming a ribbon hog :) Love this, put it in my favorites!
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06/13/2006 04:44:28 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon, very well done, you should be very proud of this image.
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06/13/2006 04:21:55 AM
I liked the Take Two finish more than the original,the child comes over in a softer way.
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06/13/2006 03:24:54 AM
Wow, you really deserved this one :o) Congratulations on such a high score and a BEAUTIFUL picture..
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06/13/2006 03:24:27 AM
great job jen, very awesome job! I think it was a very good thing that you didnt have access to your old rectangular mirror, I think the oval one really helped make the shot. Congratulations!
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06/13/2006 02:51:06 AM
Great black and white, I like this a lot.
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06/13/2006 01:40:21 AM
7.6 - Holy Crap! That is awesome! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!
Fantastic job, Jen! :D
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06/13/2006 01:39:45 AM
That is some improvement!
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06/13/2006 01:37:30 AM
Wow!! This is beautiful Jen.... Congratulations!!!! I would love to see the original and know what you did processing it!! I love it!!
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06/13/2006 01:27:35 AM
This was beautifully executed and well deserving.
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06/13/2006 01:26:36 AM
Whoooot!!!! WTG Jen! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon....this shot is magical!
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06/13/2006 12:55:26 AM
woohoo! you just rock! congrats on another ribbon and a great pic. :)
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06/13/2006 12:53:41 AM
'grats on another ribbon Jen ;) Sweetness!
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06/13/2006 12:53:37 AM
WTG Jen! This is such a great picture and a well deserving of a ribbon. So happy for you again ;)
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06/13/2006 12:52:10 AM
wow, congratulations! This image is so beautiful... (and the improvements you've made from the original are a landslide) hope you don't mind if I add it to my favorites, *wink* : )
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06/13/2006 12:46:57 AM
This is a gorgeous portrait! I love the improvements over your first take. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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06/13/2006 12:45:35 AM
Congrats Jennifer for your second ribbon, a new Personal Best, and improving your score by almost two full points, WTG.
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06/13/2006 12:38:53 AM
WooHOO!!!!!!!!! Another ribbon... NICE work sistah!!! and a gorgeous shot.. well deserving.
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06/13/2006 12:29:18 AM
Great idea! Congrats!
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06/13/2006 12:20:13 AM
Awesome! Congratulations on a beautiful shot!
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06/13/2006 12:20:08 AM
Congratultions Jenesis. I knew this was riding high but I still think this should have placed first (dont tell the other two).
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06/13/2006 12:18:00 AM
Thanks everyone!! Yay!!! To say I'm excited is an understatement. :-)

And JP, you better get on that! ;-D

Here's the original:
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Message edited by author 2006-06-13 00:31:19.
06/13/2006 12:17:24 AM
You're on a roll with the ribbons Jennifer! This is thoroughly deserved and an amazing image...you are on FIRE! You should be proud of this...print it and put it on a wal...make it LARGE
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06/13/2006 12:12:02 AM
That's so perfect! Congratulations Jen!
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06/13/2006 12:10:45 AM
WTG Jen!!!! Wooo0000ooot!!! Touchdown!!

uh-oh, looks like I have to enter something next week :(
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06/13/2006 12:09:41 AM
WTG Jen!!! Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon and such a high score!
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06/13/2006 12:09:40 AM
love it! amazing!
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06/13/2006 12:07:41 AM
another WOW!! Congratulations!
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06/13/2006 12:07:41 AM
WTG Again, Cap'n Jen! Big congrats on another ribbon!
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06/13/2006 12:07:10 AM
Wow.. nice.. Congratulations again, look out world!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:49:57 PM
Fantastic!
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06/12/2006 11:46:57 PM
Classic technique. You could write a tutorial on reflection shots. great comp and interesting subject. This works on many levels.
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06/12/2006 11:30:56 PM
I'm lovin this one! I like the subdued color/sepia. I like how you've captured the child looking into the mirror. Good composition, dof and exposure. Well done. 9
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06/12/2006 11:14:20 PM
lovely--muted colors, perspective, lighting, sharp reflection, and a little cherub! i don't like the leaf blocking out the reflection of the tree, but everything else is wonderful.
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06/12/2006 09:36:01 PM
dreamy and timeless - great contrast 9
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06/12/2006 09:22:54 PM
jenesis , Wow OH WOW! Talk about improvement! Even before I looked up the original I had given this a 9 but after seeing the original and the improvement, it's a 10! Very nice!
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06/12/2006 06:58:14 PM
Wow... great picture. Clear - bright- sharp - good colors, nice to add the leaves :o) excellent.
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06/12/2006 02:34:57 PM
Lovely shot!
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06/12/2006 02:21:04 PM
Very engaging shot. I really like this.
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06/12/2006 01:05:57 PM
Beautiful shot. Great tones, beautiful focus and just laid out well. I will searchout the original on this one. I would love to have a shot of my child like this. Well done and good luck.

Edit - This should be the blue in my opinion. I think its a marked improvement on the original and beyond that just an awesome shot. Frame this shot and keep it forever and ever. Not just bumping up but bumping up 2. You get my only 10.
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06/10/2006 12:45:55 PM
awesome 9
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06/10/2006 12:37:29 AM
Just beautiful.
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06/09/2006 01:41:35 PM
Excellent image, good luck
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06/09/2006 01:30:51 PM
Very nice Jen :)
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06/08/2006 11:09:42 PM
now that is a great shot, I just gave out a 10, and i usually only give out 1, but i will make an acception for this....a 10! Awesome!!!!
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06/08/2006 07:12:43 PM
Very cool! Sweet and so well toned and lit. I like the angle, too.
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06/07/2006 11:50:53 PM
Great shot...
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06/07/2006 06:51:25 PM
Great job and a huge improvement over your original, good luck on your score, it was one of my three highest rated photos for this challenge eve before I realized whose it was, 9
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06/07/2006 03:57:38 PM
Lovely image! 10
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06/07/2006 02:49:44 PM
This is absolutely stunning. I don't normally go for baby shots, but there's something about this one that is just too good to tear my eyes away from. The editing is superb - as is the composition. Technically, it's outstanding. I can't find anything wrong with it or that I would improve. 10
(I just did some research and took a look at the original. Jen, this is MAJOR improvement!)
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06/06/2006 07:51:19 PM
Back to comment...This is beautiful. Perfect really..I wouldn't change a thing. Great light & coloring. Good balance of dark behind the baby and the darkness of the leaves. I'll be shocked if you don't ribbon. Bumped you to a 10.
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06/06/2006 02:52:01 PM
First one on my screen and highly impressed! 9!
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06/06/2006 02:50:21 PM
Really nice.
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06/06/2006 02:50:10 PM
Wow love this it is going on my favorites. I would like to see the first one, on this shot alone I say 10!
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06/06/2006 02:41:20 PM
Lovely tones, great feeling of curiosity.
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06/06/2006 10:14:09 AM
Excellent shot.
Good eye you have for capturing this very moment. The reflex of the children opens a new dimension for the picture. Cgrt!
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06/06/2006 09:26:26 AM
I guess this would be considered a portrait, and an extremely creative and well executed one at that. Awesome exposure and tones on this. Great job!
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06/06/2006 09:05:23 AM
wow...love the sepia and the cripness of this! haven't seen the original, but this looks fantastic and I hope you do well with this, good luck 9
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06/06/2006 08:10:22 AM
lovely.. nice to see how deep in to his/hers(sorry:S) its looking. maybe i would have liked to see more green tones from the leaves.. but this works well to.. 8
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06/06/2006 07:41:31 AM
I like the tone, the sharpness, the idea and well I just like it.
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06/06/2006 12:36:48 AM
Would have rotated differently, but still a nice shot. Love the lighting and detail. 7
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06/06/2006 12:17:38 AM
This is a cool photo. I wish I remembered what the original looked like but I'm pretty sure it didn't top this.
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