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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: marianhill
Date: Sep 27, 2006
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2006

it is in the nude gallery to hide the photo, its way too sharp.
but thanks for the comments


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 396
Avg (all users): 7.7318
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.7013
Avg (non-participants): 7.7549
Views since voting: 18180
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 179
Comments: 112
Favorites: 79 (view)


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11/19/2012 02:02:30 PM
Lovely photo. Why is it in the nude gallery? Looking for inspiration, so glad I opened this.
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08/01/2008 10:32:20 PM
black is indeed beautiful, thank you...........

Message edited by author 2008-08-01 22:32:44.
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05/17/2008 01:03:54 AM
i ended up doing a grid painting of this photo and took a pic of it on my phone, so its my background :)
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04/06/2008 07:54:39 PM
I've looked at this photo countless times but just realized I've never added it to my favorites (that's done now). This, IMO, is one of the handful of examples of "timeless" DPC images. If there was a hall of fame, this would be there.
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12/17/2007 07:08:29 PM
nice and sharp picture my friend :) I like every thing in it :)
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07/26/2007 04:22:20 PM
Congrats on the ribbon with an absolutely amazing shot, great mood in the photo, adorable little kid, and amazing tones, well done.
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06/07/2007 09:34:01 AM
baaie mooi shot
jy praat afrikaans ne..?
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05/22/2007 09:29:56 AM
Beautiful;this deserved to come so high. Love the lighting and the girls expression. : - )
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05/17/2007 11:31:27 PM
What a gorgeous portrait! This is absolutely perfect in every way. Beautiful stuff in your portfolio!
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02/27/2007 01:39:37 AM
Simply astounding! ... I hope you are very proud of your work. You should be.
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01/16/2007 08:08:03 PM
This is stunning portrait, simply perfect. I really admire your work.
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10/17/2006 10:11:37 AM
First time looking at this. great shot! Love the skin and contrast. Congrats!
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10/15/2006 06:11:21 PM
fantastic,desat works great,what an eye.well done.
10/14/2006 10:14:51 PM
congratulations,Leslie,,,aku suka photo mu,keep up d'good shot!!;)
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10/13/2006 07:17:53 PM
What a beautiful child. Such an expressionful face. Congrats. I also loved the other image in the Free Study challenge.
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10/13/2006 03:32:40 PM
What an incredible photograph this is.
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon and a new PB. Well done.
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10/13/2006 10:51:34 AM
Continuosly inspiring. Great!
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10/13/2006 01:19:56 AM
Suberp, what a great look. Congrats, deserved the blue.
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10/12/2006 05:58:47 PM
Wonderful shot, deserves 1st place!
Congratulations!
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10/12/2006 05:25:38 PM
Congratulations on a much deserved blue - absolutely stunning.
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10/12/2006 06:16:46 AM
Leslie, Congratulations!! I LOVE it!!!
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10/12/2006 12:30:48 AM
Breathtaking portrait. MMM
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10/11/2006 09:22:47 PM
I just love looking at this image Lesley...I love the colour version as well...having a school in Kenya and 450 awesome students, many of whom look like Cherika, and having a passion for Africa, this image touches my every time...you have had 2039 vies to date...I reckon 200 of them were mine!
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10/11/2006 09:02:31 PM
I gave this my highest vote because the image nailed me to the screen. Go Leslie! Congratulations on your BLUE!
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10/11/2006 07:44:05 PM
This is a shot you would never get tired of looking at..
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10/11/2006 07:11:37 PM
Fabulous!! You got da eye.
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10/11/2006 06:10:38 PM
Congrats on a personal best score.
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10/11/2006 04:58:09 PM
Congratulations on your Blue with this outstanding entry! Fantastic work so well suited to the challenge!!
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10/11/2006 04:39:59 PM
Of COOOOURSE this won Blue! It would have been a travesty if any other one did! I think this just might be my favorite of all my Lesley Goodman favorites!

WOW!!!! Congratulations!

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10/11/2006 04:39:56 PM
Fantastic shot! beautiful processing job. thanks for posting the original. thats inspiring.
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10/11/2006 04:30:28 PM
Great job Les. Congrats on your ribbon
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10/11/2006 04:26:10 PM
Congrats on your blue and new personal highest scoring image. Your ability to capture the human condition within your pictures rivals Librodo's and your style has become very recognizable. Great win with a great image.
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10/11/2006 02:42:58 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/11/2006 01:28:26 PM
This is a stunning image...the hand position seems to add another dimension; the close crop works beautifully, congratulations.
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10/11/2006 01:28:00 PM
Great picture. Congratulations.
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10/11/2006 01:07:54 PM
Amazing how your pictures convey so much emotion. COngratualtions on your ribbon!
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10/11/2006 11:37:11 AM
Niiiice one
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10/11/2006 11:03:17 AM
lesley, fantastic shot. Wonderful conversion to B&W. this capture speaks to me. Very well deserved blue ribbon.

steve
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10/11/2006 10:51:35 AM
Mooi man, geluk!
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10/11/2006 10:02:59 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats on your well deserved BLUE!
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10/11/2006 09:50:27 AM
This is so captivating. I love the tight crop.
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10/11/2006 09:47:39 AM
Congrats on the blue!! This is a great shot!!
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10/11/2006 09:08:48 AM
Very well done! Fantastic crop!
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10/11/2006 09:01:03 AM
Jeez! Winning the original high contrast challenge wasn´t enough, you just had to win this one too! Talk about beeing greedy :P

Congrat´s on the ribbon and a new personal best, hehe :)
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10/11/2006 08:34:04 AM
What a wonderful shot - both in color and the b/w version - the expression is priceless as is the composition!!! :O_O:
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10/11/2006 08:20:29 AM
Beautiful image, well deserving of a ribbon
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10/11/2006 08:08:02 AM
Well done Goodman!!
A well deserved win once again!
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10/11/2006 07:26:05 AM
Beautiful shot!! This is awesome.
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10/11/2006 07:14:34 AM
Great shot Lesley. I knew this would be up in the top finishers, you are a master at shooting these types of shots and processing them to give maximum impact. Congratulations!
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10/11/2006 06:55:00 AM
Congrats ... I knew this would show up on the front page :] The way you presented her, the photo has a timeless quality.
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10/11/2006 06:51:18 AM
so sweet..congrats!
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10/11/2006 06:34:50 AM
Nicely done (again ;-) Like the processing...
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10/11/2006 06:30:12 AM
Very impressive image, the skin looks so alive, thanks for sharing.
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10/11/2006 05:32:20 AM
You have officially raised the bar with this stunning portait
Congrats on your PB, Congrats on the bluey!
Go Lesley Go!
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10/11/2006 04:24:45 AM
The thumb pic looks great, but when you open it, it's like "WOW!!!"
Huge congratulations on the blue.
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10/11/2006 04:20:11 AM
That is a wow score and a well deserved one.. Great Job!!
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10/11/2006 03:26:49 AM
Congrats to your new personal best and another blue - good shot and even better post-processing!
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10/11/2006 03:09:05 AM
Gee that's some score. Congrats on the ribbon. Looks like you've got this high contrast thing wrapped up around here.
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10/11/2006 02:56:42 AM
I'm so pleased to see this take the blue, and by quite a margin, as it was my favourite too :)
Congrats...
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10/11/2006 02:49:49 AM
just amazing, congrats on a new PB, this is just an amazing shot.
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10/11/2006 02:34:31 AM
7.7!!!!!!! This is really exceptional, congrats Lesley!
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10/11/2006 02:17:19 AM
wow!! a personal best score!! completely and uterly gorgeous. you're my hero~
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10/11/2006 01:51:39 AM
Way ta go, Lesley! Congrats!

edit: dispelled your name. ;-)

Message edited by author 2006-10-11 01:53:10.
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10/11/2006 01:08:37 AM
Congratulations Lesley! It's a magnificent shot. Simply beautiful... :-)
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10/11/2006 12:57:41 AM
gorgeous shot, Les...i recognized her from your Free Study shot. had a feeling this one would win. congrats!
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10/11/2006 12:56:17 AM
and a personal best as well...is there no limit to what this woman can do?
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10/11/2006 12:39:08 AM
Striking image!
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10/11/2006 12:35:50 AM
You da man...err, I mean, woman!
what a finish! congrats :)
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10/11/2006 12:30:34 AM
Man....you're good! hehehe. Congrats Lesley.
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10/11/2006 12:25:09 AM
You rock, missy!!! Congratulations.
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10/11/2006 12:25:09 AM
This is truly stunning.
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10/11/2006 12:24:22 AM
I'm not sure if you noticed this or not but I finished 9th on the last HC challenge and you finished 1st well same again! Congratulations on your 1st place!
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10/11/2006 12:17:32 AM
Wow! Way cool. Many congratulations.
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10/11/2006 12:16:03 AM
Holy Moly - Congrats on your highest scoring shot ever!!
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10/11/2006 12:16:01 AM
great job!
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10/11/2006 12:12:33 AM
Pure 100% classic Lesley!
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10/11/2006 12:12:13 AM
Congrats on a new PB.
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10/11/2006 12:11:00 AM
Congrats, Les!
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10/11/2006 12:10:56 AM
Absolutely STUNNING - Well done indeed! You should be so very proud of this BEAUTIFUL portrait.
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10/11/2006 12:10:00 AM
beautiful work as usual. :) congrats
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10/11/2006 12:09:37 AM
yeah lesley!! Big time WTG! Winning ribbons must be getting boring for you :P

Congrats :)
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10/11/2006 12:08:06 AM
woo hoo hoo hoody hoo hoo!

Lesley, I gave this a 10, thought it was you, but you know, wasn't 100% sure ;-)

How awesome to see you on the front page again! This is superb...great score as well
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 09:52:07 PM
goodman?
I see this on the front page :)
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10/10/2006 09:15:55 PM
Really nice! Best so far! 10
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10/10/2006 08:50:44 PM
beautiful.
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10/10/2006 01:50:12 PM
Amazing portrait, stunning eyes. Love the details.
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10/10/2006 11:36:00 AM
a gorgeous subject that i am now more familair with. great image.
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10/09/2006 10:21:23 PM
Great Shot, Could have brought sharpening down a bit. Nice lighting and contrast.
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10/09/2006 05:08:42 PM
What can you say: 10! That's all. It's perfect! Gallery work! If it doesn't ribbon, I quit (just kidding, but it should!)
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10/09/2006 11:41:15 AM
Another beautiful portrait fo this beautiful little girl. I really like the expression and the hand over mouth suggesting a realisation of having done something wrong or having said something she oughtn't to have said... definitely a tiny slice of a story.
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10/08/2006 10:12:48 PM
Great tonal strength. 8
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10/08/2006 09:15:48 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! Beautiful eyes, great expression, incredible detail. Good Luck! 10
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10/08/2006 04:26:25 AM
Wonderful portrait :)
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10/08/2006 12:31:47 AM
wow she's beautiful! i really love the detail!
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10/07/2006 08:54:33 PM
Very nice entry......one of my top three.
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10/07/2006 11:54:38 AM
Stunning... this is the clear winner for the challenge in my book. The tones, the expression.. and the reflection of the person are all perfect. If I had to make a suggestion, I would say it looks just slightly oversharpened. Good luck!
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10/06/2006 05:50:27 AM
great portrait. 8
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10/06/2006 02:10:22 AM
A powerful expression from one so young. 8.
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10/05/2006 08:08:28 PM
Gorgeous child - Gorgeous photograph!
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10/05/2006 07:50:05 PM
great texture and contrast. She has a genuine look of concern. My prediction: top 3.
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10/05/2006 07:40:00 PM
wonderful skin tones and texture. even though its a high contrast challenge I wish the highlighs on the fingers and nose were a little more subtle.
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10/05/2006 07:11:26 PM
Fantastic picture!
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10/05/2006 04:15:05 PM
WOW!!!! This is an amazing shot - Very nice!!
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10/05/2006 10:52:21 AM
easy. although it was on page 4 so it took me a few minutes :)
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10/05/2006 07:54:34 AM
This is beautiful, I bet we see this on the front page.
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10/05/2006 07:06:37 AM
bold frame doesn't add to an otherwise very good portrait. only imperfection is the blown lights on her fingertips -8
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10/04/2006 08:49:14 PM
beautifull, very strong. one of the best 10
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10/04/2006 06:21:25 PM
I Like!
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10/04/2006 04:30:52 PM
WoW! So beautiful! Lovely texture.
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10/04/2006 09:21:28 AM
perfect image and perfect for the challenge...the clarity is amazing and finally SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HIGH CONTRAST!!! Cannot fault this 10

Lesley, is that you?
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10/04/2006 12:51:12 AM
May I just say.. Wow!!

I want to buy this one..
Please.
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10/04/2006 12:49:21 AM
my first 10 so far :-) perfect!
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