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Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Aug 19, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007

My Lily - again - in an old Flower Girl dress: have to admit that this week's challenges sort of merged into one for me: Wings, Backlit, Sacred: I just couldn't get ideas about churches, angels in stone and graveyards out of my head!! I really went to this churchyard looking for a majestic gravestone angel for Lily to stand in front of, so that the wings of the angel became hers...but no angels at this churchyard and while we were thinking of shots for "Sacred" or backlit...she did this and Woah I saw WINGS.... Love the result...and it's yet another for the family portrait wall.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.1658
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.1026
Avg (non-participants): 6.2087
Views since voting: 1092
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 193
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/27/2007 07:25:10 PM
Yes, what posthumous says, but also the composition with all the echoing diagonals, and I suspect it is the light and dark treatment(?) that puts this into the realm of wonder and imagination. Wings.
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08/27/2007 03:19:04 AM
Thanks for the incredible comments - this was a fun ride. Was happy with the finish result.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2007 07:17:20 PM
sentimental, but convincingly so. Something about her ambiguous but not phony expression really sells this. You also did a good job of confusing my sense of scale. That building looks so small and close. and then the mountains just behind that. Then there's also the dark mood that belies your title. 9
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08/26/2007 04:29:31 PM
Love the feel of this shot and the post processing. I'd love to know your steps. I would have liked to seen a little more space on her right though.
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08/26/2007 04:11:28 PM
Scotland? An incredibly appealing image.
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08/25/2007 08:40:26 PM
The contrast is beautiful - great black and white.
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08/25/2007 04:59:05 PM
Very nice b/w tone!
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08/25/2007 10:23:57 AM
Love the gothic feel of the pic.
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08/25/2007 08:16:17 AM
Very cute!
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08/25/2007 03:24:26 AM
gorgeous portrait
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08/24/2007 02:51:42 PM
A gorgeous black & white. I love the mood.
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08/24/2007 07:05:46 AM
10. Subtle yet strong enough to be meaningful.
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08/22/2007 11:58:18 PM
So very sweet and a very nice black and white. I like very much the halos around her head and the mountains. This is a masterpiece.
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08/22/2007 11:41:36 PM
wonderful image here- great capture
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08/22/2007 05:54:26 PM
Something stopped me from voting this a 2 or 3 along with the rest of the 'children looking cute' shots. Along with the rest of the sentimental 'children as angels' shots. Perhaps its the simplicity of it, perhaps simply the black and white, and perhaps the sinister, catholic, threatening duplication of those ancient crosses above and behind her. As if to suggest that for all this posing in churchyards stuff, there yet might be a re-rising of an old testament God who would not look favourably on such playing in his serious environments. That, coupled with a sense of humility in this child, make for an intriguing narrative that I couldn't quite ignore.

I'm not one for the posed photograph, but the implications of this appeal to the Calvinist element of my soul, and I can't ignore that, can I?
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08/21/2007 11:29:36 PM
Wow, very interesting image love how dark it is, 10.
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08/21/2007 11:03:36 PM
Beautiful mood, lighting, tones. Only nit...wish there was a hair more space on the left side. 10
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08/21/2007 06:49:49 PM
Cute girl. Like the black and white.
08/21/2007 12:47:44 AM
excellent, very professional. my choice for the blue ribbon.
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08/20/2007 04:43:38 PM
One of the best in the challenge. Good luck. 10
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08/20/2007 12:55:32 PM
I love the b/w and the take on the challenge! I was going to use a dress too! Great job.
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08/20/2007 11:20:14 AM
I love the background!
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08/20/2007 09:34:14 AM
I'm not sure how this is going to do, I personally like this shot, especially the black & white. But some DPCers may be looking for the actual wing shots.
Great background btw!!
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08/20/2007 08:00:33 AM
I love the background, I understand the dress represents wings...but it's stretching the challenge a bit.
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08/20/2007 01:15:03 AM
I rather like the figurative wings here. Not the obvious feathered ones. The composition is lovely and the lighting and tones are great.
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