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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Jan 8, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

Converted to BW
Levels
Cloned out hair and minor distractions
Cropped
Dodge/ burn
Resized
Sharpened a few times at different opacities

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Wow, THANK YOU! I'm doing the happy dance :) This is my 11 year old neighbor. Her mother wanted pictures of her and her sister this fall but we couldn’t seem to find time. I finally asked if I could use her as a model for a challenge and here she is. She is adorable and so was her friend who also participated in the shoot. Mom got to help too. I think she's finally over the arm cramps she got from holding the reflector. They were all troopers considering it was a cold windy day. I'm very happy this did so well. She'll be in her glory this week sharing it with her friends :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 491
Avg (all users): 7.0839
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 7.0144
Avg (non-participants): 7.1404
Views since voting: 9772
Views during voting: 620
Votes: 310
Comments: 87
Favorites: 39 (view)


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06/04/2010 01:42:24 AM
This is beautiful!!! congrats on 3rd! but my god! shes only 11? or at the time... WOW what a pretty girl!
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07/13/2007 11:38:21 AM
This is just a ridiculously beautiful portrait
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01/23/2007 03:33:22 PM
congradulations! I love this one. good job getting her eyes!
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01/23/2007 09:54:48 AM
Congratulations on your yellow!
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01/23/2007 12:34:56 AM
Congratulations on your yellow, lovely portrait!
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01/22/2007 10:15:59 AM
Congrats on a beautiful image. The lightning is perfect and so is the setup and placement of the girl... well done :o)
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01/20/2007 12:23:55 AM
What a stunning photo! Well done. Congratulations!
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01/19/2007 05:17:32 PM
Congrat´s Eden :)
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01/19/2007 08:36:09 AM
Excellent composition, focus. I don't know what to say. It is so great.
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01/18/2007 10:38:18 PM
I really the composition on this one. Very nice, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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01/18/2007 10:30:28 PM
congrats on the Ribbon Eden!!!!!!! ;)

She has a look in her eye here that is beyond her 11 years.. awesome capture sistah!!!!! :)
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01/18/2007 09:47:02 PM
Congratulations Eden! What a perfect portrait!
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01/18/2007 07:30:59 PM
Awesome shot! ... congrats on the yeller ... I love the wall
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01/17/2007 08:51:45 PM
Thisis a great portrait Eden. Well done on the ribbon.
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01/17/2007 08:30:03 PM
What a great portrait. Nothing you could do better. A great angle, a great model, great texture, a really great moment..
Love it...
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01/17/2007 07:06:20 PM
incredible work....
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01/17/2007 06:01:00 PM
Gorgeous lighting and capture with this. Congratulations!!
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01/17/2007 04:19:25 PM
Very natural and so nicely post-processed.
This was well deserving of the rib3.gif Eden - Congrats!
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01/17/2007 12:49:24 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon :)
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01/17/2007 12:07:25 PM
Eden Eden Cheesecake Eden!!

Congrats :)
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01/17/2007 11:36:54 AM
What a beautiful girl, and a stunning photo of her! I bet her mom will make SURE they find time for the sister portraits now :) Congratulations on your deserving ribbon!

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01/17/2007 11:12:11 AM
congrats, your editing is superb.
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01/17/2007 09:43:11 AM
Congratulations on this great work.
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01/17/2007 08:25:29 AM
This photo is representative of all of your portraits, I love them all.
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01/17/2007 07:08:06 AM
Yay Eden! Congratulations - a lovely lovely portrait!
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01/17/2007 07:00:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Fantastic work!
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01/17/2007 05:21:12 AM
This is just a wonderful portrait. Beautiful pose and expression. Excellent lighting and tones and I love the composition.
Congratulations on a very well deserved ribbon.
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01/17/2007 05:15:44 AM
Congrats on your ribbon with this very worthy shot.
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01/17/2007 04:56:07 AM
Excellent portrait and congratulations on the ribbon. I ment to comment on this during voting as it was the only one i gave a 10 to. Everything about the shot is excellent, well done
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01/17/2007 04:39:10 AM
Very delicate work - beautiful result. Big congrats on your yellow, Eden.
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01/17/2007 03:07:15 AM
Congrats! The picture is faultless, but she looks like trouble. ;-) j/k Awesome job!
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01/17/2007 02:22:10 AM
congratulations on the ribbon!
a beautiful shot, great connection with the camera.
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01/17/2007 01:46:20 AM
stunning, and congrats on the ribbon!
(ah, those eyes are beautiful)

crayon
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01/17/2007 12:52:05 AM
Congratulations Eden! Excellent lighting and composition. She's very connected with the camera and her emotions spill into the photo (hope that makes sense).
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01/17/2007 12:48:12 AM
gorgeous work, Eden! i love the rich tone. congrats!
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01/17/2007 12:35:11 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, good job!
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01/17/2007 12:24:44 AM
Wonderful movement in her hair and lines of composition. Congratulations on your ribbon. Beautiful job!
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01/17/2007 12:22:54 AM
Beautiful image, excellent work.
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01/17/2007 12:11:18 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. VERY pretty image.
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01/17/2007 12:09:46 AM
nice work E! loved it from the first time I saw it :)

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01/17/2007 12:08:13 AM
And to think you almost didn't enter this. :) Beautiful portrait Eden and congrats on another ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 01:00:58 PM
Nice portrait - good choice of composition.
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01/16/2007 08:27:57 AM
Lovely image. I really like the catch lights in her eyes. Very nice work indeed.
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01/16/2007 07:02:19 AM
Perfect light and composition, beautiful expressive model, 10!
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01/16/2007 05:18:28 AM
intense look, nice background
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01/16/2007 12:05:04 AM
Wonderful composition & tone. She has a beautiful sincerity in her face & her hair adds a sense of wistfulness to the image. The light created nice modeling here. << 10 >>
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01/15/2007 08:22:23 PM
Very nice lighting & composition. Hope you do well.
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01/15/2007 04:12:45 PM
Ver ygood - great clarity and composition, IMO. 9 for me.
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01/15/2007 07:57:15 AM
Very Nice!, the crops just not working for me, a tighter crop so that most of the wall is out of the picture will work much better.
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01/15/2007 12:07:56 AM
Coming back around to make my 'bumps'. I'm bumping this one up. Great detail and range of blacks and whites. Good framing. Leaving the top of that hand in clutching the necklace was a great idea. Superior image.
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01/14/2007 11:27:12 PM
beautiful face.
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01/14/2007 11:18:43 PM
a bit more depth of field was needed to blur the bricks a bit more, she looks tired or bored, otherwise perfect.
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01/14/2007 03:35:09 PM
Just finished clicking through all the entries. I came back to look at this photo 3 times. It's a stand out IMHO. Great capture. 10
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01/14/2007 01:04:34 PM
I'd have cropped tighter without the hand and the beam on the right. But having tried it... your composition is better! So for me - faultless.
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01/13/2007 03:02:48 PM
Beautiful portrait and model. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/13/2007 11:48:58 AM
great shot
pretentious title
9
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01/13/2007 08:42:14 AM
Pretty girl, like the bricks :)
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01/12/2007 05:58:25 PM
Flawless. 9.
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01/12/2007 11:42:16 AM
Very pretty character study! - 8
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01/12/2007 02:14:33 AM
Flawless too. 9
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01/11/2007 11:27:43 PM
Nice. I love her dark eyes and blonde hair. The brick wall as a backdrop adds some welcome geometry. Nice contrast and light. 7
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01/11/2007 11:04:35 PM
One of the best in this contest. Great tonal range of b&w's, sharpening is right on, love the composition. Very pretty model. Terrific!
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01/11/2007 11:00:52 PM
Very pretty girl, well lit and posed. Love the leading lines/pattern/negative space on the left. Nice b&w treatment. Well done.
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01/11/2007 07:43:08 PM
good one!
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01/11/2007 04:11:05 PM
Nice lighting and us of negative space. The sharpness of the eyes and hair are very good as well. I alos notice a hint of grain which make the photo look even better in my opinion. Job well done and thanks for sharing.
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01/11/2007 03:21:47 PM
this one stands out from the crowd.. could be top ten if not higher. well done.
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01/11/2007 12:15:21 PM
one of my top picks so far. brilliant lighting, great detail, and the DOF accentuates the model beautifully. I don't even mind the minor blowout in the sweater. Top shelf entry.
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01/11/2007 12:05:53 PM
Very nice capture...
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01/11/2007 11:32:16 AM
Beautiful!!!
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01/11/2007 09:13:48 AM
Beautiful.
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01/11/2007 04:08:15 AM
My favourite in this challenge. Great lighting and the pattern in the background creates a soft contrast against the hair. It softens the picture which is perfect for this portrait.
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01/11/2007 12:11:42 AM
what a beautiful young lady...great lighting and negative space....10!
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01/10/2007 09:40:35 PM
Nice idea with the background. I like the tone and the focus is great... strong entry, good luck
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01/10/2007 08:42:06 PM
Nice! Very captivating.
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01/10/2007 07:57:22 PM
Fantastic.
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01/10/2007 05:48:56 PM
Love the way she's not set dead center of the photo and how her hair draws you to her face. Very sharp, great catch lights - beautiful!
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01/10/2007 05:11:23 PM
great look in her eyes!
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01/10/2007 03:10:51 PM
Nice detail and good composition. I like this one alot and should be a top ten in my mind. Good luck!
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01/10/2007 02:57:59 PM
excellent portrait
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01/10/2007 12:16:56 PM
I like the light on her hair..and I like the mood you've captured here.
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01/10/2007 12:14:47 PM
Very pretty young model. Great job in opening up the left part of frame
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01/10/2007 10:22:07 AM
Oh, I like the use of the brick in the backround of this. Your BW tones are also excellent.
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01/10/2007 07:19:05 AM
Gorgeous ! 10 !
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01/10/2007 05:16:32 AM
very nice. Good model 7
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01/10/2007 01:20:27 AM
It gets too dark on the right side. You could've cropped some of that out.
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01/10/2007 01:10:11 AM
Beautfiful! The model is lovely as well as the lighting. Very crisp clean shot. My only problems is I think the bricks really take away from the shot. Certainly could have done with a much simpler background.
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01/10/2007 12:14:47 AM
I like this portrait alot. The lighting is wonderful, maybe a bit of a drop off between her hair and ear. The best part is the background isn't the static white or black you see with most portrait. Highly rated.
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