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Challenge: Multiple Light Sources II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Mar 18, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007

Another shot from the same session as my Color Portrait 2 entry (her sister). The entire family could be professional models, so the only hard part was choosing.

My typical lighting setup these days... brolly box at front left, large shoot-through umbrella at right rear, and a gold reflector in the right foreground. This is a little contrastier than my norm, and I wish I had Advanced Editing to deal with the background and dark eye.

Processing: Convert from RAW, Levels, Channel Mixer, more Levels, then Channel Mixer conversion to B&W, add slight tone with HSL, USM, Curves, add frame, and slight Noise Ninja.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.9038
Avg (commenters): 8.5238
Avg (participants): 6.5745
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 7008
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 208
Comments: 45
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/22/2007 07:45:17 AM
Such a nice shot. Quite delightful.
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04/21/2007 03:07:16 PM
Congrats on ribbon dude. Very nice portrait.
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04/01/2007 02:27:09 PM
Beautiful shot. As always, love the crisp look and indeed a result of beautiful handling of light! Congratulations.
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03/30/2007 02:17:45 PM
Awww...that hat adds wonderful interest and texture to this shot and she wears it well! I can see a few things (that you've mentioned) that using advanced editing would help the shot. However, as it is I feel it is still a strong portrait that really conveys some personality of the little girl. I also like that this little girl LOOKS like a little girl - and not some made up model-wannabe. Great job.
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03/29/2007 05:20:46 PM
Shannon, a wonderful portrait! I'm always amazed at your ability to control light. You have an exquisite handle on exposure in all your shots. Congratulations and well deserved.
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03/29/2007 01:54:41 PM
A delightful portrait, very charming indeed!
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03/29/2007 01:13:05 AM
A lovely sophisticate indeed! Congratulations!
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03/28/2007 08:55:34 PM
Very cute portrait...congrats !!
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03/28/2007 06:08:54 PM
Congrats! Beautiful lighting and excellent work. I like this very much.
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03/28/2007 05:12:17 PM
Love this shot, congrats!
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03/28/2007 04:46:34 PM
Impressive portrait. Love it.
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03/28/2007 04:16:26 PM
Great use of the MLS here Strong finish.
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03/28/2007 11:54:23 AM
oh MAN ... another ribbon well deserved ... gorgeous ... just gorgeous ... I cannot BELIEVE the collection of photos that your family will have to pass on in 50 years !
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03/28/2007 10:14:54 AM
Wonderful pick for another ribbon! :)

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03/28/2007 07:16:40 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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03/28/2007 03:47:25 AM
Congrats on winning the Scalvert ribbon. :P
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03/28/2007 02:57:51 AM
Congrats on blah blah (do you still read these comments? it must be quite boring). Great work!
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03/28/2007 01:52:53 AM
aww she's precious. congrats splendid image ole chap.
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03/28/2007 12:45:50 AM
All your relatives must be completely spoiled with the kidshots you send, your siblings with kids probably get reject notices for their snaps. Congrats!
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03/28/2007 12:36:18 AM
Stunning portrait, what a beautiful girl too. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon.
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03/28/2007 12:13:25 AM
very lovely, congrats on another robbon yadayadayada... and not even visibly terrorizing her with eyes under the bed.......! ;-) I just know they're gonna tell stories when they are older.....
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03/28/2007 12:08:18 AM
dude, you're starting to dominate this color the slippy's starting to own red ;-)

beautiful work, btw.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2007 07:34:57 PM
My favorite in this challenge! Wonderful lighting, adorable model and a lovely portrait!
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03/27/2007 06:08:09 PM
Very fine light, cute kid, good commercial portrait, just not really interesting so I'm not giving it a high rating.
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03/27/2007 02:04:47 PM
Very pretty girl, beautiful portrait.
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03/27/2007 12:33:52 PM
great picture
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03/27/2007 07:26:17 AM
Excellent!!..10
Congratulations!!

Message edited by author 2007-03-28 00:33:21.
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03/26/2007 04:43:37 PM
My pick for the Blue ribbon without hesitation. The lighting is superb and the style, technique and quality is masterful. Outstanding work! Bumping up... :)
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03/26/2007 09:07:12 AM
Superb clarity and sharpness... too good
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03/24/2007 01:22:16 PM
Charming photo...
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03/24/2007 10:14:52 AM
With the exception of the fact that the child appears to be wearing lipstick, this is a goreous portrait. A very sweet looking model who looks as though she has bags of character, lovely even lighting that compliments the mood of the photograph perfectly. So far my only 10.
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03/24/2007 10:02:07 AM
Great shot, love the tones.
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03/23/2007 09:49:42 PM
I think so.
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03/23/2007 09:11:42 AM
Excellent portrait
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03/22/2007 11:15:41 PM
Ohmygosh! What a beautiful little girl, and a precious portrait! Who cares about a dumb score (although I hope this is getting a great one) when you end up with a photo like this to enjoy forever! :)
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03/22/2007 06:02:41 PM
Love the highlights in the hair and MISS Prim and Propers facial expression. Nice.
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03/22/2007 05:00:40 PM
Beautifully iluminated sharp portrait..(9)
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03/22/2007 03:41:58 AM
This jumped out at me from the thumbnail. A very nice shot. I think the lighting is a bit harsh but it seems to work well rather than being a problem.

I have it pegged as either Dr Achoo or scalvert. I'm going to go with this being scalverts shot. If I'm wrong then please take that as a compliment.
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03/22/2007 02:11:34 AM
Adorable girl.
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03/22/2007 01:39:25 AM
So beautiful.....
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03/21/2007 01:37:48 PM
Great photo, would have done awesome in a Portrait Challenge as well. Great lighting and composition. My favorite so far.
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03/21/2007 12:02:29 PM
She is beautiful! Wonderful portrait!
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03/21/2007 10:24:13 AM
I love the composition and the way the light catches the wisps of hair, it makes the image come to life.
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03/21/2007 09:30:14 AM
What a doll. Nice shot. Cute hat!! I like the way you cropped it. I wish the right eye were a touch more out of shadow, but overall - nice.
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03/21/2007 06:29:12 AM
gorgeous girl and a well executed portrait...wonderful! good luck with this 9
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