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Challenge: From the Ground Up III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Ontario
Date: Aug 2, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Interior, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2006

I simply seized the moment, without my tripod..and so really should have had a deeper DOF. I am entering because I like it. This is in an old farmhouse on Lake Muskoka-the wind billowed in, and the lighting was to die for...but getting the shot with her requires speed...make it happen now or never. I am lucky to get five shots in...
I left the negative space at the top to emphasize how small she is..
levels, rotate, lightness to gray to quadtone, crop, curves, smart sharp
Thank-you for all the wonderful comments-much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 361
Avg (all users): 6.8128
Avg (commenters): 8.5333
Avg (participants): 6.8105
Avg (non-participants): 6.8145
Views since voting: 16265
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 219
Comments: 111
Favorites: 122 (view)


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09/18/2012 01:52:26 AM
A timeless classic full of the dreams of the photographer and subject. An immortal moment, thank you.
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03/22/2012 07:03:19 PM
wonderful!
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03/19/2012 07:15:34 PM
Thanks for the comment! This is marvelous!!! The blowing curtain adds so much to this, but the lighting is wonderful. I really need to explore lighting more...
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12/14/2007 08:03:55 PM
Amazing picture. I love all your work man!
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11/06/2007 08:26:43 PM
This is one of my favorites on this site. I just love the moment you captured. You have a wonderful eye for beauty. Thanks for a lovely image to view.
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04/17/2007 12:45:21 AM
wow, this is amazing!!!!
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04/16/2007 02:08:45 PM
I'm not quite sure that this photo separates you from the pros...it seems it proves you are one of them! Great photo. I love the crop and use of negative space. It is very effective. :)
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01/24/2007 10:42:20 AM
LOVE this! Excellent shot, ver artsy with a creative eye! Congrats!
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09/08/2006 10:37:50 PM
One of my fav during the challenge! Congratulations!!
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08/22/2006 07:20:58 PM
An exceptional use of how lighting is everything. I tip my hat to you Robert.
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' - Very well deserved.
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08/22/2006 06:56:00 PM
this is almost the exact photograph i've been wanting to take my whole life. a once in a lifetime moment with near perfect light, composition, and emotion. great job!
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08/22/2006 04:59:09 PM
This is just the kind of thing that tugs at your heart she looks like she is ready to fly with peter pan. Hope you win.
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08/22/2006 02:50:33 AM
I had to laugh when I read your comments about how your lack of "Technical Correctness" somehow detracts in any way from this shot.

I am nothing but an amateur hack with nothing but enthusiasm, a good eye, and I know what I like.

This one's spectacular!
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08/22/2006 01:39:42 AM
didn't see such a beautiful picture for awile!
LOVE IT!
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08/22/2006 12:23:30 AM
This is just superb. The black and white tones are exceptional and raise this image to the level of art. Being able to do this is what I aspire to.
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08/21/2006 12:52:31 PM
i rated you 10 you deserve it ..
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08/20/2006 11:25:34 PM
I just cannot put into words how much I love this photo. I can't stop looking at it.
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08/20/2006 11:09:14 PM
what? i didn't comment on this yet? thought I had...sorry man, something's wrong with my brain lately. this is a wonderful shot that deserves it's place. interesting choice not to crop off the left side.
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08/20/2006 08:27:03 PM
Congrats Robert. A beautiful moment.
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08/20/2006 04:29:01 PM
Congrats!

You were very nearly cheated out of your much-deserved first place by an obvious fake. I'm really and truly happy for your sake that justice has been done, and that you can now fully enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

On a side note...
I also hope that this sends a strong message to DPC'ers out there to get to know your craft.
The vast majority of us won't allege that a photo should be DQ'd unless we ACTUALLY know what we're talking about.
Well spotted, Imagineer!
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08/20/2006 10:46:32 AM
The lighting was just right. Another great picture.
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08/19/2006 12:27:31 PM
wowza, that's very nice. it is beautifully seen and rendered both. Congrats on your blue!
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08/19/2006 06:11:45 AM
exquisite. pure and simple, the essence of photography. glad you were able to make the grab.
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08/19/2006 05:34:35 AM
This was one of my favorites in the challenge, so i'm glad it ribboned. Congrats on the blue!
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08/19/2006 03:23:12 AM
winners play by the rules...well done, you deserved the blue all along!
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08/19/2006 01:26:06 AM
Hey, an image like this is not supposed to win a ribbon. I mean, where are them wind mills, boats, or orange skies, or at least glasses with liquid? :)

This is a great shot. Congratulations!
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08/18/2006 10:34:06 PM
The lighting in this photo is incredible. You have some real talent.
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08/18/2006 10:26:17 PM
Great Capture, I am so happy this ribboned! Seiz the moment- You are a true artist!! Congratulations!!!
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08/18/2006 09:12:26 PM
This is great! Real pros and technical issues? Are you an artist or a technician?
Well done
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08/18/2006 07:11:47 PM
Very Happy to see this special image win the Blue! Congratulations, well deserved!
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08/18/2006 06:40:59 PM
Wonderful shot. Congratulations!
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08/18/2006 04:01:42 PM
I love this shot, congrats!
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08/18/2006 03:58:14 PM
You out of all people, I'd think, wouldn't care one bit about whether or not this was yellow, or red, or blue. It's a wonderful shot, and that is enough. Congratulations.
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08/18/2006 03:51:34 PM
okay. Now all is right with the world. :)
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08/18/2006 03:49:43 PM
Truly wonderful photograph!
Congratulations on your blue :)
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08/18/2006 02:02:01 PM
Originally posted by Tuckersmom:

Congratulations on being where you should have been all along. WONDERFUL image - well deserved


Totally agree! Big Congrats, Robert!!!
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08/18/2006 01:45:50 PM
Congratulations on being where you should have been all along. WONDERFUL image - well deserved
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08/18/2006 12:38:16 PM
ah, this is where it belonged!
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08/18/2006 12:36:57 PM
Congrats on the blue! Great image.
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08/18/2006 12:36:13 PM
Your rightful place now I think.
: )
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08/17/2006 09:19:48 PM
you are a master of these types of low key available light shots.. love your work
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08/17/2006 09:16:49 PM
The more time spent worrying about being "Like the Pros", the less time you have for capturing something *real*

This shot is all about the real.. The moment.

We all dream of shots like this.
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08/17/2006 08:38:00 PM
Great work. Congrats on a well-deserved ribbon.
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08/17/2006 06:09:28 PM
Excellent. The lighting is outstanding!
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08/16/2006 11:10:22 PM
siezing the moment is far more important than the technical quality of an image (which, I think is pretty nice here)..when it comes to shooting people.
This has nice light, and the image conveys an overall feeling.

I think a crop off of the left and the top somewhat though may help, great image though, I think it shoulda won.
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08/16/2006 07:37:36 PM
Originally posted by bucket:

This shot is an example of what separates me from those who are technically perfect, the real pros..


That's why I love your stuff, hope you'll continue with this beautiful style. Congratulations on your red ribbon!
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08/16/2006 06:48:42 PM
Gave you a 9 on this one.. absolutely fell in love with it..

So happy you got a ribbon :) Congratulations.. its a beautiful moment.
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08/16/2006 06:16:36 PM
Beautiful and emotive image...congrats! :)
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08/16/2006 05:35:35 PM
Wow this is a great photo. this is going into my favorite folder straight away.
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08/16/2006 04:40:34 PM
stunningly good !!!
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08/16/2006 01:54:34 PM
:)

Message edited by author 2006-08-20 20:01:34.
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08/16/2006 01:12:12 PM
Wow, what a gorgeous shot! I love it! Congratulations on your ribbon. You deserve it.
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08/16/2006 01:09:13 PM
oops had wrong lens down..thanks!
08/16/2006 12:33:07 PM
I really like this shot. Love it actually. But I have an observation, which I'm sure it's just a mistake, but how could you use an aperture of 2.8 on a lens that only goes to 4.0?

Also, congrats!
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08/16/2006 11:53:34 AM
I AM so happy THIS WON a ribbon. It was definitely one of my top 3 favorites in this challenge! I'd say, what separates you from those that are technically perfect -- the real pros -- is that YOU have an award winning, 2nd-place ribbon and they don't :) CONGRATULATIONS! This is just awesome!
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08/16/2006 08:58:05 AM
Very well done, congratulations.
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08/16/2006 08:34:16 AM
absolutely precious....

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08/16/2006 08:19:20 AM
So happy to see you up here. This image is so full of life, so real...absolute magic. This is not just a photograph to just look at, it is one to be experienced. Have we not all felt this breeze and seen this light? It has positively made my morning to see this on the front page. This is the work of a true photographer.
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08/16/2006 08:06:48 AM
this is one of those 'I wish I had taken this shots.' Perfect the way it is - no cropping needed, no better focus - amazingly beautiful. I didn't vote this challenge but if I had, this would have been my 10. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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08/16/2006 06:18:16 AM
awesome shot. i really like this as a square finish.
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08/16/2006 05:34:29 AM
Only wanna-be pros call themselves pros.
The rest of us just get on with taking photos 'cos we luv it.
I luv it!
Excellent capture and a well deserved ribbon.
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08/16/2006 03:33:39 AM
One of my favourites in this challenge...congrats on the red! thoroughly deserved
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08/16/2006 03:25:26 AM
What's this doing second? Crazy.
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08/16/2006 02:45:36 AM
I like this one best..congratulations.
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08/16/2006 01:20:22 AM
oh my!! most beautiful image i have seen in a long while.
congrats.
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08/16/2006 12:51:13 AM
*phew* super glad this ribboned. Congratulations Robert :)
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08/16/2006 12:45:13 AM
Congratulations.
Excellent stuff.
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08/16/2006 12:44:17 AM
Congrats. Lovely b/w photo.
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08/16/2006 12:42:46 AM
You captured a great moment. This is a wonderfully nostalgic shot. Congratulations on your well deserved red.
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08/16/2006 12:39:54 AM
Your daughter is lucky to have a father who is so creatively capturing her childhood. You are compiling an impressive portfolio that your daughter will cherish forever. Congratulations.
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08/16/2006 12:38:33 AM
this is simply a brilliant shot, and you really deserve the ribbon...well done, and congrats! :)
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08/16/2006 12:25:39 AM
Great shot - congratulations!
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08/16/2006 12:22:06 AM
I can't imagine why you would think you are seperated from the pro's with this shot. I love it! Can't get anymore perfect than this. adding to my favs!
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08/16/2006 12:21:55 AM
Eh! Congrats man, I like it sir. Well done
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08/16/2006 12:21:52 AM
absolutely inspiring. the shadows, the light...ahh man.
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08/16/2006 12:19:10 AM
Sweet shot, Robert! Love the lighitng, movement and composition! Big congrats on your RED!
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08/16/2006 12:14:47 AM
Wow, well, this is amazing.
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08/16/2006 12:14:20 AM
And you seized that moment well - great job and congrats on your ribbon!
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08/16/2006 12:13:53 AM
I love this photo! It's gorgeous and I'm soooooo glad it ribboned! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 11:48:37 PM
That is beautiful. Love the movement, lighting. I wish she wasn't so centered but other than that - man oh man. The tonality of it is gorgeous. I've come back to this a zilliion times during the challenge. Just a class act and such a stand out. 10
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08/15/2006 10:11:56 PM
Most excellent, this better ribbon :)
Wonderful composition and lighting, and very good b/w/toning conversion.
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08/15/2006 02:04:17 PM
Very mysterious - you almost expect a monster to appear out of the darkness.
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08/15/2006 11:23:45 AM
GOOD CONTRAST,it would have been better if the feet were shown
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08/15/2006 08:26:37 AM
Beautiful shot. The low key aspects work great. This one should be framed. Bumping up.
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08/15/2006 08:05:07 AM
Super. Understated. Full of cinematic photography wonder. Perhaps the challenge, although perfectly met, is not an integral part; but still one of the top three to me.
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08/14/2006 08:12:38 PM
9 - Excellent image. Not much to 'suggest', maybe the staircase railing cropped out, but unlikely - looks near perfect to me. I want to say a whisker of a nudge rotate up on the left - but I think it is just a visual thing. The b&w works so well. Up to 9 from 8.
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08/14/2006 06:55:43 PM
so many possible stories - great tones and really, a compelling image!
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08/14/2006 08:59:11 AM
Wonderful use of ambient light to create a beautiful and emotive image! Outstanding work! 10
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08/13/2006 11:28:59 PM
Exquisite lighting, beautiful tones, sheer innocence. 10!
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08/13/2006 06:31:57 PM
Love the tone of this photo.
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08/13/2006 09:12:36 AM
very nice light and comp. After finishing to view and vote for all the pictures, this is definitely my favorite. I would have cropped a bit the picture to remove the last stair and perhaps even the whole left part 5cm behind the little boy's back... but anyway, i hope you'll win, as for what i've seen in this contest, you totally deserve it !
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08/12/2006 06:55:22 PM
IMHO, this is a beautiful B&W image, love the lighting! Well done!
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08/12/2006 12:41:32 PM
my pic for a ribbon. spot on!
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08/12/2006 01:39:40 AM
wow, beautiful
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08/11/2006 10:47:37 PM
Great B&W! I like the use of negative space & the tones are spot on.
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08/11/2006 02:48:19 PM
Lovely, gorgeous use of negative space and breathtaking contrasts...
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08/11/2006 11:04:54 AM
What a BEAUTIFUL photo! I think if this were cropped on the left a little more so the stair rail was not in the photo, and maybe a little at the top, it would look like a gallery photo! I LOVE IT!!!! The lighting is exquisite!
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08/11/2006 05:38:38 AM
Besides the photo being top notch...it's also cute. I'm wondering how it would have looked with more stairs showing and less dead space at the top. Probably just as good...nice job. 10
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08/11/2006 12:47:40 AM
almost like a haunted vision, good work
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08/10/2006 07:52:15 PM
i think this is one of the most beautiful images in the challenge.
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08/10/2006 04:42:19 PM
my favourite so far. a great bw.
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08/10/2006 09:45:40 AM
great imagery
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08/09/2006 11:59:46 PM
very cool - would love more detail in the black behind her so the black wasn't so overpowering here - however, maybe that was your intent - my vote is for a skoosh more detail though - 7
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08/09/2006 05:07:42 PM
nice composition, i like the lighting.
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08/09/2006 03:42:04 PM
Wow, great light!
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08/09/2006 12:21:22 PM
One of my favorite shots in this competition. That's why I think it will be a top contender for a ribbon. Perfect on so many levels. It evokes much emotion. Well done!
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08/09/2006 11:28:10 AM
This is simply beautiful and sweet. The play with light and wind in curtain you can even feel it :).10
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08/09/2006 10:45:11 AM
Very sweet!
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08/09/2006 08:56:46 AM
How precious! ... oh, and the photo is nice too!
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08/09/2006 03:50:46 AM
Great lightning, the motion of the curtain is well done too. Your picture makes me stop for a moment and thinking about, what happens outside the window. A highly impressive shot, thanks for sharing and good luck for the challenge!
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08/09/2006 03:02:51 AM
this is a superb study...love the b and w treatment and the perspective
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