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Innocent Beauty -- In Her Harsh Grungy World
Innocent Beauty -- In Her Harsh Grungy World
SandyP


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Children
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Truck Bed at a Farmers Market in San Antonio
Date: Jul 6, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Photojournalism, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2007

This is Junianna. I was taking pictures for a work assignment. It was at a weekly Farmers Market and there were all kinds of fruit and vegetable vendors there. I was mostly just documenting the event -- then I spotted her: sitting in the bed of her grandparents' old, grungy pick-up truck all loaded down with the clutter you see. She looked so innocent and compelling to me, and well. . .a picture perfect dichotomy between innocence and beauty and the harsh ruggedness of her setting, and probably her life!

Junianna and her grandmother were happy to let me take her picture. I took a zillion of her -- and I think I got one or two of my event too :)

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.2881
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8864
Avg (non-participants): 6.5270
Views since voting: 3145
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 118
Comments: 40
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/08/2015 08:01:37 PM
Wow what amazing eyes, never noticed this one before, it's stunning!
10/11/2009 07:46:01 AM
I just stumbled accross this while leaving you a PM. This is beautiful Sandy.
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08/13/2008 10:51:04 PM
I wish I had just 30 min. with you to teach me how you edit! your work is amazing.
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07/24/2008 02:08:13 AM
Top of the heap IMNSHO. Really glad to stumble on this again!
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07/19/2008 09:32:30 AM
Great expression caught here.
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07/19/2008 09:32:30 AM
Great expression caught here.
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06/21/2008 08:10:52 PM
What beautiful eyes she has, and is such a sweetie. I like the 'grungy' feeling this one has, as it is unusual for a young girl like this, but it really suits the tone of the image so well
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08/20/2007 12:27:55 AM
Sandy, forgot to comment when I saw this pic for the first time. It is a splendid portrait of a little girl. What contrasts.
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08/19/2007 03:15:15 PM
I love this... The softness and beauty against the grungy tones and backdrop. Fantastic work.
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08/09/2007 07:47:15 PM
This might be one of my favorite pictures you have EVER taken (and that's saying something)!
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07/25/2007 11:52:29 PM
WOW! check out her nail polish! :)(such a little girl)

This is fabulous Sandy! processed to the nines. I love it!
~Anni
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07/25/2007 10:59:18 PM
An incredibly interesting and captivating photo Sandy. It amazes me that you would spot her out of the probably many people who were moving around this day. Her action, the lighting, and her eyes are incredible. Great photo!
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07/23/2007 11:02:57 AM
Sandy, THIS is gorgeous, as is your little model! What a striking photo. Beautifully done. Awesome processing!
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07/21/2007 11:21:06 AM
Great eyes
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07/17/2007 06:56:12 PM
Nicely done Sandy! The photo is captivating and beautiful.
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07/16/2007 11:40:25 PM
sandy! awesome job... you captured her sweetness so beautifully. i love the brown tones that describe her world, and invite me to take a good thoughtful look at what is going on. nice top 20 finish! (albeit a ribbon would have been more deserving!)
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07/16/2007 09:11:57 PM
Wow, I thought that this photo would ribbion.This is really nice Sandy.
Congrats on your top 20.
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07/16/2007 03:01:49 PM
Well done. Love her intense eyes. I like the sweetness of her in that harsh environment.
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07/16/2007 02:54:06 PM
Incredible shot. You have captured this little girl's innocent beauty and the state of her life amazingly well. You have a way of putting emotion into your work that very few people do. Thank you for sharing her.
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07/16/2007 01:13:34 PM
This is a stunning photograph!
Beautiful. Truly beautiful.
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07/16/2007 10:31:54 AM
Wow! What a beauty! Those eyes...STUNNING!
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07/16/2007 07:32:28 AM
This is a wonderful image, Sandy. Your capture of the sweet child is perfect, love the clarity and the eyes are so beautiful. Congrats on your high finish!
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07/16/2007 07:20:50 AM
Oh Sandy, what a lovely portrait! I think you captured this dichotomy perfectly. You certainly have a way with the eyes. They are just compelling.
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07/16/2007 07:08:20 AM
so beautiful.
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07/16/2007 06:25:16 AM
lovely portrait, sandy. i love her expression, goes so well with the backgound. congrats on top 20 for this great capture!
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07/16/2007 06:22:29 AM
Wonderful image Sandy....I'd love to know more about your processing on this.....; )
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07/16/2007 05:06:12 AM
Another fantastic portrait Sandy, my only possible 'complaint' was that this looked so perfect I had assumed that it had been set up with props in a studio

Very haunting expression on the girls face (almost a dichotomy in itself)

Great job, as ever

J
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07/16/2007 12:47:24 AM
Beautiful contrast in subject and background, Sandy!
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07/16/2007 12:12:56 AM
wow, this is a stunning shot.. those eye's are incredible .. love your processing ..
is the challenge entry that was getting a less than satisfactory score during voting ??!! .. either you're way too spoilt with all those 7's, or some ppl with sense must'v started voting !!! ... congratulations on 20th and another awesome photograph to add to your amazing portfolio .. :):)xx
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07/16/2007 12:11:02 AM
Well done again Sandy you have the Talent and the gift to create the best..
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07/16/2007 12:06:51 AM
Hey top 20, grats for you! Loved your image and your processing, beautiful eyes...so sharp
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2007 12:32:25 AM
wow! talk about something that does not belong! what a beautiful girl! /9
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07/13/2007 10:46:20 AM
great processing in the eyes, this is a beautiful picture and its interesting the contrast between her beauty and the environment
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07/12/2007 05:46:08 PM
You went too far on the eyes. They look painted on so it doesn't look natural, just looks scary. I like the subduing of the background so credit where it's due.
07/12/2007 12:48:01 PM
Those are some amazing eyes. Sadly, some children lose their innocence and childhood a little too early. Excellent capture in a technically sound image. Meets the challenge quite well imo. 8
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07/10/2007 05:54:13 PM
Nice portrait.
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07/10/2007 07:42:07 AM
Compelling portrait.
Nit-picks: You didn't need "Harsh" in the title.
Remove the distracting yellow.
07/09/2007 05:49:18 PM
Amazing eyes, good shot.
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07/09/2007 11:57:37 AM
Really a stunning portrait. The focus is so perfect and her eyes. Man - those eyes.
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07/09/2007 12:22:54 AM
wonderful eyes really pierce through
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