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Sweet Innocence
Sweet Innocence

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-211
Location: Across the Street
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Aperture: F34.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2003

This is my daughter Ellie, who has been putting up with all week long taking different shots, different angles, different lights and this is from the last batch I took. She is extremely patient and I'm the only one allowed to take her picture. I will post some of the non-chosen shots after the challenge is over.

This is outside, across the street, Cropped it, resized it, played with the color just a tad, cleaned it just a tad and used the gentle breath of the lens for the soft effect.

I have to be honest, I hated this challenge because to me a soft effect just looks fuzzy and out of focus and it drove me nuts to leave that element in there. I probably won't do well with this challenge at all but it's been a learning experience for sure.

I've learned that I do not/will not ever do soft focus again with out the proper filter and I can learn to appreciate the subtle art of it! :)

Place: 65 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.8828
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 4.6567
Avg (non-participants): 5.0769
Views since voting: 1316
Votes: 145
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 03:47:23 PM
unfortunately, the graininess of this photo decreases the overall quality
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12/05/2003 01:30:43 PM
ummmm I love these soft focus images that look like oil paintings - lovely
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12/02/2003 11:20:33 AM
Pretty young lady but the scene is a little too cluttered (wispy hair, leaves, bark) and takes attention away from her
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12/01/2003 03:23:41 PM
A sweet portrait. Nice use of soft focus, works nicely on the wisps of her hair, it feels a bit intensely soft on her face, I'd like to see her a bit more clearly. I like your choice of the bark for the background - I'd crop on the left to remove that bit of grass it is distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 02:28:24 PM
nice soft portrait....beautiful young girl
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12/01/2003 03:51:49 AM
A photo I am sure she will treasure as she grows. Lovely work.
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12/01/2003 12:25:48 AM
The soft focus is well done, but there seem to be some noise and artifacts here that seriously detract froom the image
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