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Purple Girl
Purple Girl

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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Date: Sep 22, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2006

This picture is of my neice. She happened to be wearing a purple shirt when I saw her so I put a purple cloth on the floor and some flowers (purple and pink) around her head. I used a my camera to make the picture black and white with exception of the purple.

Place: 55 out of 290
Avg (all users): 5.7589
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.5238
Avg (non-participants): 5.8983
Views since voting: 3603
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 282
Comments: 14
Favorites: 4 (view)

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01/24/2007 04:43:52 AM
love those eyes, great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 03:45:35 PM
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10/03/2006 10:43:50 AM
This shot is in my top 5 for this challenge. I normally don't like kid shots, but this one is great. I like the post processing too along with the DOF. I think the feet would be very distracting if they weren't in focus. Well done.
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10/03/2006 09:36:26 AM
Adorable and beautiful art. A fresh new look at purple flowers after viewing so many. Love it!
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10/02/2006 06:36:43 PM
I hate selective desaturation. I hate portraits when the model is forced to do something unnatural just for the picture. So, why do I LOVE this photograph??

my latest theory: the purple does not accentuate a single thing or even a group of things, it infuses the entire photograph, creating an ethereal effect, and for some reason combines well with gray (a different color and the child would have looked sickly). Then there's the toughness of the child's face, combined with the fact that she is presenting us her feet. Instead of the usual vulnerability expected of the photo's subject, she is well protected, well defended. The flower-in-the-mouth cliche is all about vulnerability. The flower-in-the-feet is all about invulnerability. This shot is a 10.
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10/01/2006 04:59:54 PM
i just don't understand the girl's pose here. it looks forced and awkward.
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09/30/2006 01:13:06 PM
very nice....I like this photo
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09/28/2006 04:21:48 PM
love the flower on the feet
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09/28/2006 08:17:56 AM
cleaver. kids love being in front of the camera. all of a sudden they have worlds of patience.
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09/27/2006 03:04:29 PM
Superb photo and I love the editing, I do not like the blown out feet though.
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09/27/2006 10:22:00 AM
i think the feet are too much of the frame
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09/27/2006 07:08:53 AM
She's cute, and you certainly outfitted her well in purple. But why the distortion that makes her feet look so huge?
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09/27/2006 01:46:14 AM
Interesting pose and model...a bit over exposed though and the shirt looks over processed.
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09/27/2006 01:03:45 AM
Captivating photo of this beautiful little girl!!
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