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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Tennessee
Date: Aug 28, 2006
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

Thanks for all the good votes and to those who enjoyed this photo. It is my youngest daughter, and my most photogenic child. I know this style doesn't appeal to everyone, but it happens to be my favorite of 2006. 69th place suits me just fine.


Editing Details:

Shot outdoors under a canopy of trees. Overcast sky. My editing techniques were desaturation, channel mixer, some dodging of eyes, sharpening and some blemish cloning.


Statistics
Place: 69 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.6301
Avg (commenters): 8.2128
Avg (participants): 6.6023
Avg (non-participants): 6.7126
Views since voting: 2385
Views during voting: 589
Votes: 346
Comments: 59
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/28/2007 07:32:42 PM
this shot is very nice... love her eyes...very uneasy feeling since at first I thought it was a boy, hen I read your message.. she seems very comfortable doing this with you.. grats .. great capture
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07/19/2007 08:22:48 AM
She's very androgynous in this shot! If she had a shirt on, I would have thought she was a girl more immediately! Without a shirt, I thought she was a boy! I LOVE the uncertainty! She has BEAUTIFUL eyes! Lovely shot!
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05/30/2007 11:47:22 AM
As always this little lady has great eyes!

Honestly, I expect to see her eyes in a magazine some day. From the neck up she has that tousled hair Abercrombie & Fitch thing goin' on!

No matter! Whatever direction she goes...I KNOW that she will be amazing! :)

Congratulations & Blessings! :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-30 11:48:03.
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03/09/2007 10:25:47 AM
This is just superb in every way!
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02/02/2007 11:18:32 PM
Fantastic shot. Definitely should have placed higher.
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01/26/2007 09:44:13 AM
All the best seem to have been chopped up by the photo nazis, this should have placed much higher ... exceptional photo Kel, you are the mistress of people-photos :)
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01/26/2007 03:58:16 AM
I expected this to do better in the challenge. It has great impact.
best of's are always going to be tough though...

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01/26/2007 12:41:18 AM
AWE-some, Kel! Had this pegged higher, but it's tough out there. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:10:19 PM
It feels ageless, brilliantly sharp and the eyes directly staring into the lens hold your attention with piercing honesty. bumoing to 10
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01/25/2007 08:11:43 PM
You got something unique going on here, honesty. I believe you, and I believe your subject. And that's what makes a great photo. I surely hope you do really well with this. 10 from me! GOOD LUCK!
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01/25/2007 03:35:09 PM
Beautiful play of light and shadows!
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01/25/2007 11:24:56 AM
Beautiful shot! The eyes are wonderful!
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01/25/2007 06:16:46 AM
Nice portrait. Really draws the viewer in. I can tell somebody's been reading Cindi's tutorial on eyes... The eyes look a bit oversharpened and unnatural here though. Still, a good photo overall.
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01/25/2007 03:29:09 AM
Love those eyes.....
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01/24/2007 10:42:17 PM
Oh, man, what captivating eyes! Fascinating shot.
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01/24/2007 10:33:10 PM
killer shot. i could be wrong, but this has kel written all over it.
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01/24/2007 12:56:57 PM
What a handsome young face full of character. Well done!
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01/24/2007 08:15:31 AM
A haunting picture! Personally, I would have liked to see more of the picture to see the purpose of the rope. Is it a swing across a river?
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01/23/2007 10:16:40 PM
excellent photograph and excellent title!! .. great contrasts and works so well in black and white .. love those eyes .. =10
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01/23/2007 09:15:59 PM
Another model and photographer I recognize. Nice job (as usual).. hehe
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01/23/2007 03:17:05 PM
great eyes, tones and compostion
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01/22/2007 07:12:38 PM
I am not sure if you joined that recent challenge but this is what I call a great black and white portrait.
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01/22/2007 02:26:54 PM
This photo really struck me the first time I saw it...the eyes really seem like they are trying to tell the viewer something.
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01/21/2007 05:34:53 AM
A remarkable signature shot. Definitely a good choice to use for this challenge.
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01/21/2007 02:31:18 AM
Wonderful image, the eyes are perfect!
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01/20/2007 09:13:47 PM
Wow those eyes are hypnotizing. Excellent photo I hope it does well :)
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01/20/2007 09:00:41 AM
Great model, WOW.
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01/20/2007 02:38:29 AM
Kinda scary eyes...or maybe I should say striking. ;) Reminds me of Calliopekel's portraits.
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01/19/2007 10:57:08 PM
Cool portrait like the BW 8
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01/19/2007 02:18:39 PM
eyes are cool. lines int he background distract a little
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01/19/2007 02:02:08 AM
This is absolutely fantastic. The eyes are stunning, the hands and hair are perfect. Good luck with it!
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01/18/2007 03:39:39 PM
Nice capture
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01/16/2007 01:54:31 PM
There are so many unique aspects about your subject and the composition. Excellent shot
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01/15/2007 10:10:50 PM
its perfect
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01/15/2007 07:27:14 PM
beautiful shot!
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01/15/2007 06:23:15 PM
Perhaps an even closer crop? Very good though!
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01/15/2007 09:23:01 AM
With the haunting gaze and excellent b/w this portrait goes in my top list for the challenge. Awesome!
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01/14/2007 10:59:26 PM
Striking as always Kel.
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01/14/2007 10:39:08 PM
the eyes really pop here, but they almost look fake. for some reason, this makes me think of the gollum from the lord of the rings.
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01/14/2007 10:27:00 AM
great portrait. 9
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01/13/2007 08:55:53 PM
Beautiful image. Seems to tell a story beyond your title. Very nice casual portrait.
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01/13/2007 01:14:27 PM
amazing face. excellent capture - focus, dof, pov all perfect. Tonal conversion excellent.
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01/13/2007 01:12:54 PM
Like in the band?
Amazing impact, great portrait... should top 10 IMO
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01/13/2007 12:56:01 PM
Like the tones and contrast. Just að litle crop on the left side to make it a squere format and it would have benn a killer photo. One of my highest votes.
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01/13/2007 11:19:19 AM
Kelly? This has to be yours. What wonderful eyes, so expressive!
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01/13/2007 04:58:36 AM
beautiful!
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01/13/2007 01:10:09 AM
Wow, amazing eyes
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01/12/2007 10:35:44 PM
What an amazing face!
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01/12/2007 08:35:02 PM
arresting eyes...appealing & well done 8
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01/12/2007 07:05:21 PM
beautiful expression and a great PP. Superb composition. . . . . . . .
Thanx for sharing
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01/12/2007 05:27:37 PM
has a pixie like quality, almost something you'd see in a story...those eyes are fantastic and great choice to go b and w...great composition 8
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01/12/2007 02:10:56 PM
I've seen this photo before. I love this one. The eyes are mesmerizing. THe focus and dof are phenomenal. Excellent shot.
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01/12/2007 11:54:18 AM
There's the girl with the killer eyes. Perfect bokeh!!
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01/12/2007 11:31:47 AM
Nice exposure and lighting. good job.
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01/12/2007 09:13:54 AM
Excellent, stunning expression, eyes, detail, B&W tones, pose, ... So strikingly beautiful! There is nothing I can point out that bothers me, so you get a full house of points from me: 10.
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01/12/2007 07:49:11 AM
elven!
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01/12/2007 06:33:10 AM
What beautiful eyes.
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01/12/2007 12:54:48 AM
Very compelling portrait. The eyes draw you in and the OOF background is a terrific foil for the boy.
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01/12/2007 12:12:33 AM
amazing eyes!
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