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2nd PlaceThe Little Mermaid
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Challenge: Color Portrait II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: My home
Date: Mar 15, 2007
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2007

I started off with my oldest daughter and a TON of shells and then just kept adding to the image. We added a net...more shells....a blue background....more shells...you get the picture.

WOW I am thrilled to have recieved my first ribbon. I am fairly new here and this place has made me step up my photography like no other website I have found. Thanks for all the fantastic inspiration and comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 268
Avg (all users): 7.1307
Avg (commenters): 8.7200
Avg (participants): 6.9333
Avg (non-participants): 7.2936
Views since voting: 15083
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 199
Comments: 61
Favorites: 48 (view)


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06/09/2009 05:46:51 PM
I love your daughters eyes in this photo. Beautiful. The color is great.
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04/01/2007 06:20:06 PM
I like this photo! good job!
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04/01/2007 02:33:04 PM
Beautiful work!
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03/29/2007 11:42:08 AM
Its marvellous
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03/29/2007 09:21:54 AM
I love the colour man, beautiful.
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03/28/2007 11:02:53 AM
Wow - you are so amazing. You captures moments in time through grace and beauty - you make the ordinary extraordinary and give new meaning to the word photographic ART!! I love this, way to rise to the challenge!!
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03/27/2007 05:42:05 PM
Yep, I knew this would float to the top :) Congrats!
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03/27/2007 05:42:04 AM
Well Done! This portrait is simply beautiful!! Congratulations!
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03/26/2007 07:28:51 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this magical portrait!
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03/26/2007 06:07:10 PM
Congratulations on your red, this is such a beautiful image I was very happy to see it ribbon!
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03/26/2007 04:55:07 PM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/26/2007 04:19:08 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. This is a wonderful portrayal of simple beauty and style.
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03/26/2007 04:09:22 PM
congratulations on your ribbon. Just an amazing photo. I have seen your other mermaid photos and they are just gorgeous. Way to be creative
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03/26/2007 10:33:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/26/2007 10:26:28 AM
What an absolutely wonderful shot. Welcome to DPC!
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03/26/2007 10:18:07 AM
From one of your 10 voters....I just think everything about this shot is exceptional!!!! I'm so pleased for you that it received a well deserved ribbon!
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03/26/2007 05:52:14 AM
one of the best pictures i've seen come bye in the last months :)
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03/26/2007 05:43:43 AM
Big congrats on your ribbon! Well deserved!
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03/26/2007 05:42:20 AM
Beautiful, creative and well done. Congrats with your red ribbon.
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03/26/2007 03:24:38 AM
beautiful, that is all that is needed, well done on the ribbon
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03/26/2007 02:16:51 AM
This was my choice for top prize, just a fabulous image
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03/26/2007 01:38:33 AM
What a photograph. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
This has to go to my fav's list. I love the dreamy blue and pastel feel.

Message edited by author 2007-03-26 01:42:38.
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03/26/2007 01:19:25 AM
I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations! Well done!
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03/26/2007 12:48:52 AM
Congratulations Jennifer! Beautiful work!
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03/26/2007 12:30:14 AM
a stunningly beautiful image...deserved to ribbon, congrats on your first, may you get many more
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03/26/2007 12:30:00 AM
I love everything about this. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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03/26/2007 12:29:39 AM
So beautiful..congrats.
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03/26/2007 12:19:04 AM
Beautiful image! Congrats on your first ribbon :)
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03/26/2007 12:17:39 AM
Congrats on you first Ribbon and PB. Nice colours and soft tones in this one.
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03/26/2007 12:12:01 AM
This is exquisite. Congrats!
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03/26/2007 12:07:26 AM
Originally posted by alfresco:

Magic.

Though I've but started voting I know this will place in the top three.

ID'ing as Judi's - a compliment to you if you're not!

Done voting. If this doesn't blue I'll eat my socks.


Thanks JP....I thought this was beautiful also.
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03/26/2007 12:06:13 AM
Congrats on your new high score and first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2007 11:19:24 PM
Beautiful photo, well done
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03/25/2007 04:27:08 PM
Magic.

Though I've but started voting I know this will place in the top three.

ID'ing as Judi's - a compliment to you if you're not!

Done voting. If this doesn't blue I'll eat my socks.
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03/24/2007 05:20:32 PM
This looks like an oil painting, beautiful colors.
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03/22/2007 11:28:17 PM
Great work! I vote a perfect 10!
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03/21/2007 10:03:52 PM
Beautiful......10
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03/21/2007 02:29:12 PM
I love everything about this!
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03/21/2007 07:44:19 AM
I love the blue tones...this is stunning...her eyes are gorgeous...8
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03/20/2007 11:49:46 PM
I'll bet you get a comment about too much NI. I've shot kids though, and some have plastic smooth skin (and don't even appreciate it). so I'm giving your makeup and a smooth kid credit for this dreamy look. You'll have to let me know if I guessed right. 9
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03/20/2007 10:34:08 PM
Great composition, one of those images with a WOW factor, for me a 10
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03/20/2007 09:25:36 PM
Very Cool. Great blending of color.
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03/20/2007 06:48:55 PM
beautiful and disturbing. 9
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03/20/2007 04:20:55 PM
Great composition, I like the coloring and softness of this, nice job.
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03/20/2007 09:46:40 AM
Way to Blue on my screen.
nice shot though
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03/19/2007 11:37:57 PM
What a bold, engaging photograph! First, I must say that I really love the color, the expression of the subject, and the texture used throughout. It's a really unique and powerful photo and my guess is it is going to do extremely well. My critique would be that it feels a bit overprocessed to me - slightly to a detrimental level - and I think this shot could actually be enhanced by holding back just a little. The eyes in particular, while certainly striking and colorful, are just a bit too sharp and in high contrast in relation to the rest of the picture. While they certainly grab your focus, they also feel somewhat less genuine in the context of this photo for me. Her cheeks also look a tad saturated, almost as if all of the pink color was entirely added in post (maybe it was?). Other than that, you made a very bold compositional/angle choice, the color of the entire image is fantastic, and the subject is both enchanting and beautiful. Great job.
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03/19/2007 08:06:51 PM
I like the color cast for this particualr shot.
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03/19/2007 06:19:31 PM
This is fabulous!! What a stunning image! Great use of color and focus. This should ribbon. 10!
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03/19/2007 01:48:46 PM
Beautiful! 10
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03/19/2007 01:20:18 PM
Beautiful soft sense of color-Love it
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03/19/2007 12:48:12 PM
super use of light
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03/19/2007 12:31:56 PM
What a COOL look this photo has! I love the ethereal blues! And the composition in all that soft cloth. Even the slight over-processing of the face seems to work :)
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03/19/2007 11:58:10 AM
So very beautiful! The colors...the eyes...the pose...the dreamy feel...gosh, it's nice! One of my Top Picks of the Challenge! *10*
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03/19/2007 09:48:34 AM
VERY AWESOME! Beautiful Shot!!! Love the cool color!
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03/19/2007 09:36:42 AM
Fantastic shot, great sharpness and softness with superb colour. Brilliant
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03/19/2007 07:36:50 AM
too over processed to me
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03/19/2007 07:06:28 AM
Perfect in a magical colorful and senious way.....
Top score here from me, with a "10".....
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03/19/2007 02:02:36 AM
nice effect...really like the flow and the blues. post work on her face is too strong in my opinion (pimped out eyes and plastic skin) but it's still very strong overall. good job.
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03/19/2007 12:47:58 AM
very cool manipulation, very dreamy.
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03/19/2007 12:25:06 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. 10.
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03/19/2007 12:11:13 AM
Beautifully done, love the colours. Her eyes capture your attention. 10 from me.
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