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Vision of Hope
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thelsel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Freedom (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Sep 11, 2003
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/140
Galleries: Political
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2003

My daughterís eye, a 500 watt halogen lamp and an American flag in between. I used the flag to block the light shining in her eye. I Tweaked the curves to lighten her brown eyes and skin. I also used NeatImage to soften the shot. I liked the effect on the skin, but wasnít that happy with the eyelashes.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.7200
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7273
Avg (non-participants): 6.7170
Views since voting: 5237
Votes: 150
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/26/2003 03:55:53 PM
Outstanding !!!
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09/24/2003 09:50:35 AM
fantastic image
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09/24/2003 06:30:44 AM
oh my goodness...

amazing.
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09/23/2003 09:14:43 AM
I don't disagree that it's a fine photo, but looking at the rest there was some more original images that could have ranked higher. I feel that the whole eye thing is overdone and the whole flag thing in the eye is a classic in its own right. However, your execution is flawless and it truly deserves to be noticed.
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09/19/2003 10:15:37 PM
Two in a row, very impressive photos. Congratulations.
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09/19/2003 10:04:07 PM
Very nice shot. I like the flag. The neat image doesn't look to bad. Way to go!
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09/19/2003 03:48:40 PM
Told ya! Nice work! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/19/2003 01:10:27 PM
AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!


Steve
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09/19/2003 10:36:08 AM
Congrats on the win - I'm going to experiment now that I see how you did it. Truly a great photo. Nice work. :-)
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09/19/2003 02:33:25 AM
I should have never given you this web site address. ;) Congrats.
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09/19/2003 02:05:49 AM
knew this would one of the winners . Congratulations
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09/19/2003 01:48:18 AM
2 awards in 1 week. Great job. Congratulations on "Vision of Hope" and "Lift Raft". I believed that you were robbed on "Pressure".
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09/19/2003 12:55:24 AM
Congratulations on a truly awesome photo! A blue ribbon well deserved!
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09/19/2003 12:28:51 AM
Two ribbons in one week! Awesome. Grats :)
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09/19/2003 12:20:57 AM
I guess I'll be the first to congratulate you on a great photo and win!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2003 01:02:37 PM
Excellent image, how come there is no reflection on the pupil? Off subject.
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09/18/2003 02:37:44 AM
Beauiful Eye , and the focus is fab 10/10 (only gave 3 tens and this is one of them)
Good luck - Tony
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09/17/2003 04:01:56 PM
Best of the bunch! Chrisp, well thought out, nice reflection. Only suggestion would be to try to reduce the window light on the right side of the eye! Great Job! 10
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09/17/2003 06:05:26 AM
wow, wow... i really love it... Good work... 9
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09/16/2003 07:08:58 PM
I can't tell anything. It is perfect!!!!
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09/15/2003 11:57:55 PM
Despite me being against the whole american flag as a symbol of freedom thing, i love this photo! It's well executed and sends out a clear message! I might liked to have seen the photo converted to black and white, while keeping the flag saturated, this might have made the flag even more prominent in the eye. I'm gonna have to give you a 9 though, instead of a 10, just because of my difference to the american flag issue!
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09/15/2003 05:52:05 PM
this is pretty damn cool
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09/15/2003 09:12:04 AM
Nice image. 9 Morgan
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09/13/2003 05:26:47 PM
Well captured within the DPC rules, skin looks ever so slightly pale tho.
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09/13/2003 09:45:49 AM
Cool reflection idea.
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09/12/2003 08:22:09 PM
Nice reflection, a tear would have made the shot an 11. Great capture.
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09/12/2003 08:01:44 PM
Well captured, the flag reflection is very clear. Wish I had thought of it, or even knew how to do it. :-)
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09/12/2003 05:41:17 PM
Well done idea
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09/12/2003 04:42:35 PM
This is more of a patriotic photo, but very well done. I like the softness around the eye.
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09/12/2003 03:48:15 PM
WOW that is really cool, at first i was just like okay an eye...but looking better at it yes i like it it works. I just wish there was not so much light/glare next to it. but still a 7
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09/12/2003 02:35:26 PM
Great reflection. Maybe take it in a bit closer so the flag is more noticeable; takes up more area in the picture.
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09/12/2003 02:11:39 PM
Superb. 10
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09/12/2003 01:30:42 PM
Very cool. Awesome lighting here. The eye and flag are perfectly in focus. Great image!
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09/12/2003 01:09:20 PM
VERYwell done, great composition, great idea. nicely done.
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09/12/2003 09:54:36 AM
good shot
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09/12/2003 01:04:40 AM
Interesting shot. Keeping the eye kind of blurry works. It gives the focus in on the flag. This is a very hypnotic.

Love the colors of the flag you were able to include. Wonderful shot.
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09/12/2003 12:23:43 AM
I don't know how you did this but it is interesting. 8
Sue
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09/12/2003 12:18:48 AM
excellent photo. Fits the topic, keeps my interst.. makes me blink a lot though :)
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