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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Favorite Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: home studio
Date: Nov 23, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2006

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Thanks everyone for their votes and comments. I'm super excited and i'm sure my niece Taryn, will be as well. "Thanks Taryn, you were perfect."

Had time to kill while visting family over the Thanksgiving break, and I had a willing subject...So, here we are!

Light was a large sliding glass door on her right, a silver disc reflecter below and to her left, and a bounce flash from a high ceiling. I'm pretty pumped about having a portrait in my top 5(i've been feeling quite one dimensional) and the Blue exceeded my expections!

Thanks all!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 233
Avg (all users): 7.2488
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8261
Avg (non-participants): 7.6055
Views since voting: 10917
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 201
Comments: 86
Favorites: 45 (view)


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11/22/2007 10:49:29 PM
Such an incredible shot, lovely dof, nice color in the bulb and in her eyes, very nicely executed, favorited
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01/26/2007 06:41:02 PM
Wow, just came across this photo. Outstanding!
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12/19/2006 08:45:43 PM
This time I am adding it to my favs :o) Simply stunning image.
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12/10/2006 01:52:50 AM
Stunning image. Soft,gentle with great clarity. I like how her eyes match the ball.Beautiful composition.
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12/09/2006 05:27:32 PM
Beautiful shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/09/2006 02:38:59 PM
I should have added, I like the way her sweater blends in with the background at the bottom of the frame. You obviously could have seperated the two more, by that I mean the picture shows you have the skills to do so, but I like your choice of blending.
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12/09/2006 02:36:42 PM
A facinating picture, perfectly executed. I love this. The matching shades of white in hat, sweater and gloves is perfect. Brings out the color and tones of her face, and especially her eyes.
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12/07/2006 02:42:53 AM
beautiful soft portrait, timing was perfect.
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12/06/2006 09:24:26 PM
I really like the photograph.What lens did you use?It boarder on art.Keep shooting your photos are great![b][/b]
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12/06/2006 06:22:51 PM
Mojo's a risin'
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12/06/2006 04:33:56 PM
Time to kill? Looks like you took alot of time to plan this out(in a studio). Being that it is such a nice and detailed shot. I guess sometimes the stars just line up perfectly like you want them to. As well as your talent and a lovely niece. Great work!
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12/05/2006 10:49:22 PM
very sweet! Congrats!!
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12/05/2006 09:18:51 PM
PS a question/Do you like the 50mm 1.8?Please let me know.
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12/05/2006 09:16:38 PM
This also not photography.It`s art.You must have taken Design 1 and 2.rhsherman@yahoo.com
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12/05/2006 08:33:39 PM
Congrats on the Blue. I knew you would be right up there!
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12/05/2006 07:02:11 PM
her eyes are gorgeous. very nice photo.
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12/05/2006 03:35:23 PM
Its perfect, the focus, the lighting, the eyes,the ball. Id hope youd let this one be a print this would make good gift cards.
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12/05/2006 09:32:19 AM
I have to admit that I keep coming back to look at this shot -- it's super deserving of the blue! I can almost hear a Christmas carol being sung when I look at it -- it just feels like at any moment, the background will be filled with Dickens characters, or something :)
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12/05/2006 09:28:50 AM
Congrats on the blue!!! An absolutely beautiful picture!!
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12/05/2006 01:38:12 AM
Congrats on your blue!!! Past due!
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12/05/2006 12:11:05 AM
This is really lovely! Congratulations!
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12/04/2006 09:02:27 PM
Absolutely love this!
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12/04/2006 08:47:47 PM
THATS MY GRANDAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2006-12-04 20:48:19.
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12/04/2006 08:39:10 PM
Congrats Mark ! Way to go on the Bluey for this awesome portrait.
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12/04/2006 08:36:46 PM
great shot... nice ribbon... i will be calling for tips! =)
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12/04/2006 03:06:27 PM
Congrats for your first blue!
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12/04/2006 02:13:50 PM
Excellent portrait, perfect for the challenge. Congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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12/04/2006 12:41:52 PM
This young lady has a rare & exquisite beauty at her tender age! The wonderful tonality between eyes and Christmas ornament highlights this fact with finesse & strong persona! You are most blessed to be part of such a unique & splendid portrait! :)

Congratulations to a World-Class photographer! Much success to a model with apparent promise! :)

10!!!! Most certainly shows! :)
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12/04/2006 10:24:33 AM
Gorgeous! I knew when I first saw this it would ribbon. You got my 10.
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12/04/2006 07:55:31 AM
I had told my husband about this shot saying it was one of the best portraits I'd seen here....it really stands out and the ornament was a perfect holiday idea. Good job and congratulations.
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12/04/2006 07:51:23 AM
Congrats, Mark, on your first blue - well deserved!
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12/04/2006 06:40:00 AM
Congrats on the blue. Good colors in the eyes... so well done :o)
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12/04/2006 06:14:05 AM
My favorite of a challenge usually doesn't even ribbon - this one did. Very nice work!
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12/04/2006 02:58:57 AM
The thing I loved about this was the way the eyes matched the ornament. That and it's simply an exquisite and well-done portrait - the softness is just right for this. Congrats on the blue! Now print this up nice and big and give it to your niece.
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12/04/2006 01:14:24 AM
I am sooo not surprised to see this one in 1st place! What an amazing photo! Congratulations! This couldn't be any more beautiful! I have a feeling this photo will survive the ages and be treasured for years and years to come!

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12/04/2006 01:08:36 AM
cool, two of my 10's in Blue and Red, congrats!
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12/04/2006 01:04:23 AM
Congratulations on your superb execution in capturing the essence of the title. The charm and warmness gently radiates. A well earned BLUE!
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12/04/2006 12:56:07 AM
Well deserved, I'd say, though I din't vote in this Challenge. Lovely portrait for the Season.
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12/04/2006 12:44:46 AM
Congratulation, lovely image and perfect for the challenge. Great placement!
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12/04/2006 12:39:58 AM
Very, very pretty. Congrats on winning the blue.
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12/04/2006 12:34:32 AM
Pretty pretty pretty! Love the matching greens! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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12/04/2006 12:33:23 AM
congrats on 1st place!
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12/04/2006 12:26:38 AM
Congrats.
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12/04/2006 12:25:33 AM
Congratulations! A wonderful composition and mastered executed, indeed!!!
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12/04/2006 12:24:52 AM
You've been on a roll lately and now rewarded with a Blue. Congrats on this great shot.
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12/04/2006 12:24:31 AM
Congratulations, this was my favorite. It's perfect on every level.
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12/04/2006 12:23:46 AM
WOOHOOO!!!! Way to go Mark!!!! very impressive and congrats on the blue!!
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12/04/2006 12:21:29 AM
Marky Mark...you rawk! congrats on the blue with this beautiful shot! :)
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12/04/2006 12:19:23 AM
Congratulations on a wonderful image and a worthy blue finish!
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12/04/2006 12:14:48 AM
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S..... This is just a stunning portrait, and just love that you won the blue ribbon.....

Message edited by author 2006-12-04 00:15:27.
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12/04/2006 12:14:06 AM
I'm so glad that others liked this image as well. I didn't get a chance to vote but looked through the thumbnails several times and was repeatedly drawn to this one. It's even more breathtaking full size. I hope you're making Christmas cards! Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/04/2006 12:14:04 AM
Talk about being on a roll!! Woo Hoo!! WTG Mark, Congrats on the Blue!

Beautiful. :)
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12/04/2006 12:12:46 AM
Tra la la la la...la la la! WTG, Mark! Excellent!
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12/04/2006 12:11:01 AM
Congratulations! I figured this one was going to win. It's very good :)
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12/04/2006 12:08:33 AM
Awomse picture, love it ;) Congrats
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12/04/2006 12:04:39 AM
Congrats! How sweeeeet !
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12/04/2006 12:03:57 AM
Congrat on blue ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 10:35:07 PM
Perfetcly flawlee. Such a good entry!
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12/02/2006 12:16:38 AM
The "light on white", touch of color, model's expression, and PP are just right. I hope you're on the front page at rollover.
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12/01/2006 09:46:36 PM
Ohmy!!! What gorgeous, innocent, haunting eyes! This is so beautiful! I can't even tell you how much I love this photo. And this is the kind of photo that is completely ageless -- it will be beautiful and treasured long, long after this challenge is over. Congratulations on such a striking capture! 10
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12/01/2006 03:07:15 PM
Very good portrait, beautifull eyes. Good luck.
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11/30/2006 10:50:19 PM
What a little angel, really sweet photo.
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11/30/2006 09:36:00 PM
A wonderfully soft and well done portrait. Congratulations on a great shot.
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11/30/2006 05:13:28 PM
Beautiful - perfect! ~10
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11/30/2006 01:19:53 PM
Pros: good sharpness, colors, theme, composition
Cons: not much really
Score: 7
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11/30/2006 08:45:39 AM
Very nice work. I'd be surprised not to see this on the first page at the end of voting.
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11/30/2006 08:22:21 AM
beautifully done. I like how the ball picks up the color of her eyes. :o)
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11/29/2006 05:58:43 PM
Beautifully done, love it. 10
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11/29/2006 03:30:59 PM
for some reason this reminds me of susi lawson. i could be wrong.

great image. nice detail, love the pastel ornament. 10
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11/29/2006 11:59:17 AM
Beautiful portrait and girl :-)
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11/29/2006 12:52:15 AM
lovely composition. love the greens, and the red lip contrast.
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11/28/2006 04:21:33 PM
NICE! Not sure I get the whole "Light on White" idea here, but there is at least a white theme. Great portrait!
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11/28/2006 12:44:41 PM
very nice
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11/28/2006 11:42:26 AM
very nice soft color...but a tab over on subjects right shoulder...very well done.
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11/28/2006 10:27:24 AM
top 5, lovely.
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11/28/2006 08:46:17 AM
very pretty!
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11/28/2006 08:26:32 AM
Nicely presented pair of eyes there. The composition is very pleasant. 7.
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11/27/2006 09:19:01 PM
Wow... this is just my second image vote this time around, and already I'm handing out a 10! Just a fantastic shot. She should be a model for a Christmas ad of some sort!
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11/27/2006 08:05:42 PM
Beautiful greens.
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11/27/2006 06:57:41 PM
Very nice touch of color - so soft & lovely. Back to bump you up to 8.
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11/27/2006 06:18:51 PM
Now this is good, 10 good.
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11/27/2006 05:15:23 PM
Wonderful shot. Love this. Congrats!!!!!
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11/27/2006 02:23:30 PM
There's really so much to like about this image! Love the handling of the light such that the texture of the white fabrics is "there" and distinct from the background. The color of the ornament helps draw attention to those lovely eyes. The skin tones are subtle and beautifully rendered. This is not just another "family photo"...it makes me want to know this child...it is as if I have just asked her a question and she is about to give me the answer. Soft and pretty! The gloves are too large for her hands, I feel, but with everything else going for it, that can be "excused" because all other intentions are so well met. Well done!
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11/27/2006 06:32:13 AM
here's a photographic stunner ...... love the little girls face and the way she's holding the 'ball'... love the gloves and the hat ... and clear, beautiful and expressive EYES ....... =9
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11/27/2006 02:48:45 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful.....
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11/27/2006 02:26:50 AM
Sweet...could be a cover on a catalog.
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