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Reluctant Model in Blue
Reluctant Model in Blue
twm122


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-330 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Kentucky
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2006

layers, screen, sharpen, dodging, healed bruises and healed seam in floor, cropped to 8x14

Had a photo shoot with this little girl and her parents. She just did not want to be there. This was our attempt to have her lay on the floor on propped up arms with her hands under her chin or on one face with an adorable smile. As you can see, that did not happen. But I think I like this shot better.


Post Challenge:

Wow, thank you everyone. This is by far one of my favorite portraits. Thank you for all of the wonderful
comments and finishing top 10 is awesome.

**Okay, wow again. Top freaking 5!!! I so thrilled and shocked. Thanks again for all of the comments and feedback during and after the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.7179
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.3143
Avg (non-participants): 6.9440
Views since voting: 3502
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 195
Comments: 30
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/13/2006 09:02:07 PM
This is an absolutely stunning photo - I love it. Wish I could do portraits like this! Congrats on your top 10 finish, although this should have ribboned.
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09/13/2006 04:33:37 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place, excellent shot!
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09/12/2006 09:58:27 PM
HEY Congratulations!! What a wonderful picture. The 5th place looks great on your profile page! Keep up the great work.
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09/12/2006 05:22:59 PM
This is awesome...I would rather have this then a smiling shot of my little one. She is beautiful!
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09/12/2006 09:29:05 AM
Congrats on an excellent finish. This is simply gorgeous.
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09/12/2006 09:16:36 AM
Congratulations!
This is such a sweet photo! I'm sure the girl's parents will cherish this one!
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09/12/2006 07:09:28 AM
Congratulations on your top 5! I loved this photo during the challenge voting, so different from the sugar coated stuff :) luvly!
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09/11/2006 07:18:32 PM
This is such a wonderful shot!! Love the colors and expressions!
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09/11/2006 04:20:22 PM
this is so lovely very natural pose
Well done on an excellent image
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09/11/2006 11:31:12 AM
I didn't get to vote but beautiful image and great job finishing in the top 10!! Congrats...
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09/11/2006 12:57:01 AM
Lovely with angelic tones. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 01:10:15.
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09/11/2006 12:51:32 AM
Teresa! I thought for SURE this was going to get you a blue ribbon in this challenge! Jeeeez, this is AWESOME!!!!!!

At least I bet you made lots of money on this portrait shoot :) Congratulations on that. . .and a top 10 placing :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 10:24:21 PM
May be reluctant, but oh so adorable! Very nice tones ane well lit. I love her little feet.
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09/10/2006 09:05:28 PM
she looks like a tired little angel. 10
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09/10/2006 07:09:16 PM
Excellent shot - Good capture of mood. Good control of lighting and composition
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09/10/2006 04:05:28 PM
Beautiful child. Excellent use of pastel.
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09/10/2006 01:48:14 AM
I certainly understand the "reluctant" part. I like the pose and overall composition. The soft colors work well with the model. Reflection adds just a bit of depth, but not too much. The only thing that stands out that may be improved a bit is the transtion midway where the color doesn't quite fade into the white background; but perhaps that is your intent. Well done.
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09/09/2006 08:40:11 PM
Great composition, color, et al 10
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09/06/2006 09:35:15 PM
Good shot and meets the challenge well.
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09/05/2006 06:30:59 AM
Now this is worth framing! Too cute!
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09/05/2006 02:04:10 AM
Very nice. Like the reflection you got there. I wonder what it would look like as an exact mirror image of her?
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09/04/2006 03:43:24 PM
absolutely beautiful, the model, the colors, the pouty expression...excellent 10+
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09/04/2006 03:29:45 PM
Very sweet, fits the challenge perfectly. Should do well!
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09/04/2006 03:01:04 PM
wow... the winner ! ... 10 ...
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09/04/2006 02:42:46 PM
cute.
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09/04/2006 10:40:33 AM
I love this photo. Great capture of the challenge, lighting and model's expression is adorable.
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09/04/2006 04:26:18 AM
nice image
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09/04/2006 02:16:21 AM
great studio portrait...gorgeous clarity in this image...lighting is superb
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09/04/2006 01:46:01 AM
Very cute
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09/04/2006 12:42:02 AM
Oh my!!! It just doesn't get any more flawless and perfect than this! How could anyone give this anything but a 10!
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