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Portrait of a Little Angel
Portrait of a Little Angel

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Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Mobile, AL
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2006


Filename: CRW_0598.CRW

Seeing if this formula will work again for me. This time using Kirby with the Lightsphere II, Dome off pointed up.

Lots of PP to try to make a convincing, light pastel look but retain depth, while not blowing highlights. Mostly this was done by Levels adjustments in the midtones and then burning shadow areas via Soft Light layer and then Selective levels adjustments to eyes, ears and face. Also some diffusion and desat gong on.

Place: 88 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.6631
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2647
Avg (non-participants): 5.8908
Views since voting: 828
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 187
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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09/17/2006 04:39:35 PM
From the Critique Club :

Hi Leroy ,

After many time without commenting photos , yours is the one : I'm a lucky woman.During the challenge,I gave it a 9.
First because of the pastel tones , too many photos (imho) didn't meet the challenge but your did !
The composition is excellent , this is a very good portrait , what a pose !
The lighting is great , no shadows , no highlights , it suits very well the pastel idea.
You did a good job with the edition !
I don't agree with the placing , it should have finished higher.
Not sure that this "critique" could be useful for you , I'm not very objective.Of course please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards ,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 10:06:06 PM
She is adorable and worthy of a 9.
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09/10/2006 07:34:51 PM
it is one of my favorite in this challenge. I think he/she needs a manicure
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09/10/2006 12:36:21 PM
Oh, we know better than to call a chihuahua an angel. They think they're rottweilers. Nails could use a trim BTW, or does the 'angel' protest such matters? :-)
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09/10/2006 03:41:48 AM
Ahh, what a beautiful dog portrait.
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09/09/2006 09:14:52 PM
Kirby needs his nails clipped, lol.
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09/09/2006 02:37:23 PM
And how sweet this angel is!
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09/08/2006 03:30:12 AM
One of the few stars among the mediocre firmament in this challenge. Lovely.
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09/06/2006 12:40:57 PM
Gorgeous shot! Nice focus on the nose and eye. Oh..., and I love the pastels!! 9
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09/05/2006 11:03:06 AM
Lovely clear image, good colours
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09/04/2006 10:43:25 AM
Yikes - those are some nails!!!!

Nice softness. Certainly suits the challenge.
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09/04/2006 09:58:22 AM
time for a pedicure? lol
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09/04/2006 07:54:30 AM
Very sweet, and looks like an angel.....
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09/04/2006 04:21:35 AM
nice image
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09/04/2006 02:54:12 AM
now this is a picture that any pet owner would be proud to have.
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09/04/2006 12:35:52 AM
Cutie! I like the blue background and the softness. All the colors blend nicely.
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