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“There are two ways to spread light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
“There are two ways to spread light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Studio, Vancouver, WA
Date: Oct 20, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2006

Christmas lights taped to a black sheet. 3 tealights for front lighting. Laine was quite sedate because she was holding still enough for a 1/13th shutter.

Almost Straight out of the Camera.
Slight tweaks in RAW
NI (it was ISO 1600)
Crop
Saturation +10
USM
BAM!

She's growing up...
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I was keenly aware that portraits didn't seem to fly in the last Bokeh contest. In fact, there were hardly any. I took that as a challenge. :) I'm please to see this was the highest portrait finish...

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.4133
Avg (commenters): 8.2917
Avg (participants): 6.4122
Avg (non-participants): 6.4143
Views since voting: 3810
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 271
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/13/2008 12:06:29 PM
Of all my favorites, this is still to this day my top favorite photo on this website. I can only hope that when my boys get older, I will have photos of them that are half this good. Beautiful. =)
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10/06/2007 02:34:39 AM
You said she was quite sedated? ;) You got perfect lighting in her eyes.
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08/29/2007 01:43:31 PM
Beautiful!!!! I love her little smile. Absolutely adorable.
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11/03/2006 11:39:52 PM
Great shot. AWESOME colors....and what a sweetie!
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11/03/2006 10:17:56 PM
Nice job Doc! I thought I recognized this little girl. Well done - I love the warm tones.
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11/03/2006 02:21:46 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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11/01/2006 05:27:55 PM
This sweetheart wins any heart! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/01/2006 10:53:08 AM
I thought this might be your daughter.... :)

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11/01/2006 12:26:47 AM
I think this is under rated..there are some beautiful shots above you, but this deserved to place higher ...
my 2 cents...u know I dont say that about All your shots ;)
But this one...it is deserving at least top ten...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 10:59:27 PM
beautiful girl
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10/31/2006 08:23:26 PM
Excellent lighting on this portrait, marking as a fav to find out the lighting setup. Well done - on my top 10 list.
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10/31/2006 03:59:06 PM
I really like this - I don't see a candle but it looks like there must be one illuminating your model. That look is priceless. Well done.
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10/30/2006 05:35:33 AM
beautiful ........
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10/28/2006 09:14:54 PM
Cute portrait. I like the lighting and the warm feel of it. It also reminds me of Christmas...
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10/28/2006 09:33:25 AM
The lighting is really low, and she is discolored. Having said that I have this ranked in my top 3. For me the lighting doesn't take away, but moreso adds to the photo. Having such a clear, crisp shot helps me feel that way. GL.
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10/28/2006 01:44:43 AM
10 for me!
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10/27/2006 10:25:46 PM
Oh how precious!
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10/27/2006 08:18:53 PM
beautiful - child, shot and title
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10/27/2006 06:01:22 PM
Very cute.
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10/27/2006 03:04:07 PM
Laine is such a cutey!
The bokeh works well here. Good job Jason.
I'm getting a little tired of giving you high scores though.
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10/26/2006 03:21:16 PM
I think it's a nice portrait, but in my view the bokeh is not the best element here, nor does it support the composition particularly well. Judging just the portrait, I would say the bokeh detracts. 6
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10/26/2006 11:26:45 AM
My what lovely bokeh you have :))
And let me be prob the hundredth person to say how beautiful she is!!
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10/26/2006 11:07:04 AM
This is so precious, great job!!
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10/25/2006 11:26:39 PM
so lovely! great golden tones and pose. too sweet! 10
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10/25/2006 11:10:08 PM
A thousand points of light!
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10/25/2006 05:21:55 PM
How lovely! Beautiful subject and beautiful photo.
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10/25/2006 04:02:30 PM
What an Angel!
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10/25/2006 11:19:19 AM
Little angel, great model for you. This shot is darling. Best of luck in the challenge.
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10/25/2006 10:26:02 AM
Now there's one for the family scrapbook. Nice job.
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10/25/2006 09:10:04 AM
Beautiful! Excellent offcenter composition. Great shot!
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10/25/2006 08:01:43 AM
stunning! love the soft light and the bokeh is fantastic...is this an angel by any chance? 9
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10/25/2006 05:22:27 AM
the highlights in the back ground keep drawing me from the main subject and are distracting IMO, ...6
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10/25/2006 02:02:10 AM
So so sweet.....adorable.....love it.....
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10/25/2006 12:58:44 AM
cute kid!
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10/25/2006 12:33:41 AM
Great minds think alike. Looks like we used the same set up.
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