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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Columbus
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2006

Well - I first shot an image of some flowers for this challenge (now in my portfolio) and it came out ok. Not my style, but I need to enter something to keep my DPCaholic status. And then I watched Aimee create her image for this challenge. We are up against each other in the WPL this week and I knew I had to come up with something better than what I had. It is debatable whether or not I did.

Again I go back to the inspiration of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' metatate. He submits some rocking images of his daughter and that is what I want to do as well. I bought the camera to take pics of my kids and my desire here at DPC is to do well with some of them. I brought Rowan out into the driveway with a white poster board on our garage. She sat there pretty well as I took some shots but never gave me the look I was wanting. I ended up going with this one because I think it best embodied her attitude while we were out there - hence the title.

I ended up editing this into b&w even though at first I was going for a selective desat thing with her eyes and lips in color. I felt this might be more DPC friendly and a better looking image overall. What is funny that on our monitor her cheeks and ears blend right into the background - unless I am looking at the screen from a funky low angle and then I see all the lines and detail in her face. I have no clue what others will see based on their monitors - but I was shooting for a high key effect. Hopefully I got it.

PP - RAW conversion with heavy exposure adjustment, highlights and shadows, along with saturation, sharpness and the noise reductions. In PS - levels, saturation adjustments to convert to b&w, minor cloning, spot blurring, dodging and burning (especially the eyes - hope they dont look too funky), NI, USM, resize for web, more USM and border

Alternate Edit - ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/431040.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/431040.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Place: 43 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.1173
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 5.8229
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 2444
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 196
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/16/2007 07:12:03 PM
Not only do I like the square crop of this one, but also the composition as well.....
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12/17/2006 05:40:00 AM
Great portrait. Love the expression, hihi... So well captured and the pp is great also. Thanks for posting the details..
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12/04/2006 05:22:12 PM
I also love this one Tim, and you have captured her personality so beautifully.....
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12/04/2006 05:16:36 PM
Oh you did GREAT with this one! As soon as I saw it in the challenge I just loved it. . .but I'm so dumb and thought she was a "he". Sometimes it's hard to tell at that age, but now. . of course. . she looks the epitome if feminine and beautiful!

This was one of my favorites! You did so well at capturing her little personality!

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12/04/2006 12:31:55 AM
Nicely done Tim. Great score and a nice finish... :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 06:45:19 PM
What a cute tot, tell 'em I gave it a 10.

Darling photo.
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12/03/2006 12:01:47 PM
Everything is good about this image both photographically and for this particular challenge. Its strong tonality is its greatest strength. This should be a top finisher.
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12/03/2006 12:50:07 AM
=) very cute expression!
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12/01/2006 05:44:15 AM
A bit too much blurred/smoothed (NI?) IMHO. But overall nice lighting and composition.
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11/30/2006 10:19:03 PM
Looks great in B&W. Awesome balance of detail and softness.
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11/30/2006 01:40:42 PM
Love the expression. Nice shot.
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11/30/2006 10:51:46 AM
Great composition and soft whites / grays
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11/30/2006 09:56:02 AM
Ohhhhhh. . .how CUTE! Perfectly shot and processed. You can just see his little mind thinking, trying to figure it all out. Great connection to that little fellow :)
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11/30/2006 04:58:58 AM
Lovely portrait and overall just wonderful!
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11/29/2006 06:29:44 PM
great expression and a good crop. Well focused but a little washed out
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11/29/2006 06:15:41 PM
Nice portrait.
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11/28/2006 11:57:04 PM
beautiful skin textures and sharp eyes with clean reflections. nice shadows
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11/28/2006 10:20:43 PM
wow, what a nice portrait.
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11/28/2006 11:18:06 AM
Oh my goodness what a sweetie! Love the little frown. Cute-cute!!!! This is very nice.
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11/28/2006 01:11:57 AM
So cute and love that face.....
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11/27/2006 09:26:10 AM
Nice shot the eyes are stunning.
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