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Day Dreaming In The Garden
2nd PlaceDay Dreaming In The Garden
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Library Garden
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

This was a difficult challenge to enter as I tend to like my pictures sharp. I really like this picture but feel it's a little to soft. I didnít want to get voted down for it not being soft enough. I'm sure I chose the wrong version so I'm expecting my usual 5.7. Thanks Jen for helping out :)

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aaa, no way! Thank you for the great votes and kind comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.9091
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.8630
Avg (non-participants): 6.9290
Views since voting: 8458
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 242
Comments: 57
Favorites: 14 (view)


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09/05/2006 10:09:01 AM
Beautiful photo. Congratulations on the red ribbon!
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09/03/2006 10:24:36 PM
Huge congrats on a beautiful image, Eden! I hadn't voted on this challenge, but am very impressed with your well-deserved photograph!
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09/01/2006 01:47:04 AM
The fabric of dream weaving very well presented. Congratulations on your Red.
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08/31/2006 10:05:04 AM
congrats on 2nd place! one of my top picks ^^
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08/31/2006 08:17:21 AM
congrats on the bump to red. now you have all three ribbons. ;)
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08/30/2006 07:23:36 PM
Beautiful shot, but your outtake might just have gotten you the Blue!
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08/30/2006 05:49:02 PM
This is very beautiful. Congrats on an excellent image.
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08/30/2006 03:01:14 PM
The soft-focus worked really well here. Great shot and congrats!
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08/30/2006 02:35:24 PM
Congrats on the ribbon
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08/30/2006 02:19:46 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. Great shot!
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08/30/2006 02:09:55 PM
awesome ... great job!
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08/30/2006 09:30:23 AM
schweeet, congrats. thought you had gone into hiding. ;)
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08/30/2006 09:28:44 AM
What! a 5.7? NOT! This shot rocks! You are so much like me. I never think my stuff will do good.

Beautiful image and I love that she is not looking at the camera.

Congrats!
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08/30/2006 09:26:18 AM
Congratulations! What a wonderful soft and dreamy looking image, lovely!
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08/30/2006 09:18:30 AM
Way to go on trouncing your expectations. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/30/2006 09:09:17 AM
awesome, highly deserved Eden...well done...this is beautiful
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08/30/2006 08:31:06 AM
congratulations on your ribbon with this beautiful fairy tail like image!
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08/30/2006 07:56:49 AM
well deserved. Beautiful photo. the freedom to dream photo is awesome as well. great work!
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08/30/2006 04:50:52 AM
Congrats Eden, nice going! Go mag7!
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08/30/2006 02:42:38 AM
See what happens when you step out of your comfort zone. Congrat on your yellow.
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08/30/2006 01:07:21 AM
Great combination of vivid color and soft focus. Congratulations.
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08/30/2006 01:06:22 AM
nicely done, E...you made the right choice ;)
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08/30/2006 12:50:44 AM
No way 5.7 for this ;-) Congratulations on this very beautiful shot and on your well deserved yellow ribbon.
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08/30/2006 12:28:01 AM
Sweet action Eden! Man could we do it with 3 entries?
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08/30/2006 12:19:38 AM
Congrats!!! Terrific shot - really beautiful work. :-)
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08/30/2006 12:18:32 AM
Sweet!!! Looks like you chose right afterall. :-) Congrats on your ribbon Eden!
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08/30/2006 12:16:21 AM
Let me be the first to congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 11:22:09 PM
oh yes...this is a ribbon for sure! 10
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08/29/2006 10:58:37 AM
What a pretty little girl and the dress really helps with the overall softness of the image :o)
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08/29/2006 09:17:24 AM
Now this is just stunning, and I love this one.....
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08/29/2006 08:35:51 AM
Great children's portrait!
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08/29/2006 12:50:34 AM
This is beautiful. The soft focus works very well here.
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08/28/2006 11:50:44 PM
wow! beautiful. you got this one in the bag!
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08/28/2006 01:26:24 AM
Nice, almost dream-like.
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08/27/2006 09:46:55 PM
Vibrant with just the right softness...a lovely image!
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08/27/2006 04:31:31 PM
great picture! 10
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08/26/2006 09:08:35 PM
My favorite little model! :-) This came out perfect. Well done!
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08/26/2006 01:53:33 PM
Very nice overall. Love the composition. What takes away for me is that it appears that your soft focus was achieved after you triggered the shutter and not during.
TC
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08/26/2006 08:16:25 AM
I love the lighting effect on this beautiful girl's dress. This is a stunning photo
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08/26/2006 02:17:19 AM
Excellent work. The colours work well together and the subject is spot on for soft focus. Well done!
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08/26/2006 01:33:48 AM
Even if I didn't recognize her this would still be a 9... Great shot.
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08/25/2006 11:01:29 PM
Great use of the soft focus and very nice subject and shot.
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08/25/2006 08:48:50 PM
she's beautiful and picture is captivating..gl 9
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08/25/2006 06:56:59 PM
can't really find anything wrong with this photo, very age appropriate pose beautiful child,great light!
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08/25/2006 05:50:30 PM
perfect for soft focus, 9
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08/25/2006 12:51:55 PM
cute! :-)
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08/25/2006 10:10:25 AM
one of the only photo of children in this challenge that is improved by the use of soft focus, well done - 9
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08/24/2006 11:25:49 PM
beautiful!! 10
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08/24/2006 10:42:17 PM
Great use of soft focus, it really enhances the photo. One of my top 10! good luck ;)
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08/24/2006 07:22:43 PM
Pretty redhead! I might have cropped more on the left side.
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08/24/2006 05:40:49 PM
Excellent! A wonderful blend of colors for a very enchanting photo.
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08/24/2006 10:46:51 AM
Vibrant, beautiful
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08/23/2006 02:43:32 PM
beautiful ...
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08/23/2006 02:01:27 PM
Pretty as a picture.
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08/23/2006 07:24:51 AM
lovely, she looks like a fairy princess...great red hair! this has a real secret garden look 8
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08/23/2006 06:02:08 AM
Oh this is purity...gorgeous.
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08/23/2006 01:59:44 AM
Nice picture,would have liked to see more softness in the image and maybe cropped a little more
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