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Appalachian Porch Flower
Appalachian Porch Flower

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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: wythe va.
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: auto
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2006

Taken at the Virginia City Ghost Town in Wythe Va. Used hue/saturation, smudge tool on skin, airbrush #100 on hair,high pass filter on soft blend layer, smart sharpen.
Cloned out bow on dress and sandels on her feet.

Place: 32 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.5184
Avg (commenters): 7.8214
Avg (participants): 6.4819
Avg (non-participants): 6.6538
Views since voting: 2692
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 245
Comments: 38
Favorites: 21 (view)

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07/01/2007 08:51:31 PM
Originally posted by mnphotoblogger:

I saw your edited version of this in AC magazine and really like it. Great job!

Thank you , I appeciate it!
06/30/2007 08:45:19 PM
I saw your edited version of this in AC magazine and really like it. Great job!
03/04/2007 07:18:34 PM
Your pp work looks good! Great job on this
12/14/2006 09:10:55 AM
Thank you for taking the time to comment!
12/13/2006 08:41:09 PM
this is pretty cool, almost like the girl is a ghost
12/13/2006 08:14:20 PM
I just stumbled your collection and this one stood out for me. Great photograph.
09/11/2006 11:08:48 PM
her beauty is devastating. what a treasure this photo is.
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09/08/2006 09:06:12 AM
I figured this for top 10 for sure!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 09:25:29 PM
Really like this shot, editing style is not my fav for her skin but I understand it's appeal LOL. Great Capture!
09/07/2006 07:58:16 PM
Beautiful color so soft ...love it!!
09/07/2006 06:17:03 PM
lol, isn't she cute! made me laugh as soon as i saw it, the look on her face is priceless. Nice editing too, the older style look works really well. Absolutely adorable
09/07/2006 01:57:47 PM
Great shot...tho wish chair were straighter
09/06/2006 08:44:37 PM
cute capture.just seems too soft too fake to me.
09/06/2006 06:26:02 PM
Beautiful contrasting.
09/06/2006 02:18:51 PM
Terrific treatment here - I would love to know your post processing details as this effect is so appropriate for this shot. Good work.
09/06/2006 01:24:10 PM
nice editing job. What a sweet little girl!
09/06/2006 10:28:52 AM
Beautiful shot.
09/06/2006 08:17:48 AM
Great photo - Interesting how eveything looks like it's caving inward.
09/04/2006 03:50:29 PM
Absolutely wonderful image. I love this. It reflects a lifestyle, and the girl is beautiful. Great job on the wood grain. Everything is just marvelous. 10
09/04/2006 09:45:39 AM
great textures, looks a bit dangerous for her which concerns me but beautiful focus and colors.
09/03/2006 05:25:56 PM
Very nice portrait of the girl with a great setting. Well done!
09/03/2006 11:26:41 AM
First one I open for review and. . . it is stunning! Simply stunning. The very best of luck. 10 here and it goes to the top of the list as one of my favorites. My only comment: slight tilt to the left. However, I also realize that the old building might just, indeed, be leaning.
09/03/2006 08:39:07 AM
has to be a 10...should hopefully be a ribbon contender...perfect in every way and I cannot find anything to say to improve this
09/02/2006 03:58:26 PM
Nice contrast between the fresh young girl and the broken-down setting!
09/02/2006 09:55:52 AM
So cute, love the surroundings and the sweet girl.
09/02/2006 02:07:52 AM
this picture is something right out of a horror film. this girl looks sweet and evil, not to mention the lack of inviting setting. the photo would hold up well as a production/film still and you would make an excellent on set photographer. very good.
09/01/2006 09:08:57 PM
Its a good portrait, but im not a fan of the grunge editing here.
09/01/2006 02:53:42 PM
Great composition and the overall levels and tones ceate a warmth & mood. about th eimage.
I know it is a style, but the overly-smooth skin needs texture in my opinion, as it becomes a bit out of place considering the details and textures in everyting else around.
Well done, and one I would be proud to call my own.
09/01/2006 10:19:35 AM
Wow very interesting post processing, I really like it, like the crop as well. Good luck with this one its different!
09/01/2006 10:00:36 AM
very good!
09/01/2006 09:42:36 AM
i LOVE this. YOu captured the cutest look on her face! 10.
09/01/2006 09:39:09 AM
How sweet! This is a beautiful contrast of young and old, beauty and decay. 10 from me.
09/01/2006 09:04:23 AM
This is a lovely portrait. Love the tones and colors on this from the rustic browns of the old wood to the soft pastel pink of the girl's dress that brings the punch of color into the scene. I like the dichotomy of the old and new you present in this composition. The old and rustic (and falling apart) surroundings of the chair, porch, window, and iron gate juxtapositioned next to the little girl holding flowers which symbologically represents life anew. She is Spring to the rustic house's Autumn. My only critique on this portrait is that the girl's expression. She is looking directly at the photographer/viewer and projects the feel that she is not quite happy with her picture being taken. A much more candid or relaxed shot when she is not looking directly at the camera would have been better.
09/01/2006 08:42:21 AM
there is depth to this girls eyes
09/01/2006 08:19:45 AM
Nice picture, I love the lighting and the feeling it gives to the picture, well done.
09/01/2006 04:10:22 AM
you should have rotated this some degrees clockwise
09/01/2006 12:21:09 AM
Perfect. susi???
09/01/2006 12:19:56 AM
there is something so compelling about this shot. such an interesting face, and the tones here are just perfect. I could probably have done without the iron fence/gate, but it's not a major distraction. very nicely done.

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