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Challenge: The Sacred (Basic Editing)
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: 1/200s
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...

Wasn't going to B+W originally, but we left the camera bag lying on the grass in the background: it's bright red - and no amount of cropping or desaturating would get rid of it...since this is Basic, I couldn't rest with a red blob in the background (try as I might I couldn't see it passing for a flower)...so B+W it had to be. Rather pleased with the result though.

576964.jpgThis is off the original (slight crop has just happened)... see the camera bag?

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WOW! Thanks for the comments and the third place everyone. This is very exciting!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.0272
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.6786
Avg (non-participants): 7.1797
Views since voting: 8440
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 184
Comments: 40
Favorites: 13 (view)


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09/01/2007 11:01:33 PM
B&W for this image is just perfect! I think the color version is not nearly so special.
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08/31/2007 08:14:53 PM
Another wonderful image from you Caroline...you are really great at these old world type images. You also have a suitable, willing model in Lily...she deserves a new ipod or something :-)

I am glad you went with the b and w. I do like the colour, but the speciality of your slightly sepia work is excellent
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08/31/2007 05:48:48 PM
classic! great processing..love the bag story!
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08/31/2007 03:55:12 PM
great shot! it's a good thing that you left your red bag in the picture, because I like your BW version so much more than the color one :).
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08/31/2007 04:52:59 AM
Great work, congrats on the third place!
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08/30/2007 08:46:36 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon with this wonderful capture!!
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08/29/2007 11:09:39 PM
Congratulations on 3rd place. Strong emotive shot.
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08/29/2007 10:29:32 PM
wow what a big difference the b&w makes, this picture turned out great!!!
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08/29/2007 12:30:55 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/29/2007 11:29:08 AM
Thought this would win to be honest, congrats on the yellow, great shot
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08/29/2007 10:55:02 AM
Oh, how BEAUTIFUL! What an excellent choice and perfect execution for this challenge! Congratulations on your yellow ribbon.

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08/29/2007 09:17:11 AM
Originally I was thinking I liked your wings version better, but now I'm thinking I like this one better. But does it really matter, both are wonderful photos. Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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08/29/2007 08:22:04 AM
what a lovely juxtaposition, the little carefree gal in the midst of all that reverence!
well deserved ribbon! good for yoU!
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08/29/2007 02:29:31 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. excellent image!
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08/29/2007 02:16:24 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! I would love a print of this photo to hang in my home. Well done!
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08/29/2007 01:28:48 AM
Very nicely done, so much sense of gravitas and place. A welcome change from the spectacular that so often dominates our ribbons.
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08/29/2007 01:08:18 AM
I recognized this place immediately from your "wing" entry. What a cool place to shoot and your work is fantastic. Well done.
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08/29/2007 12:59:17 AM
congrats on ur ribbon!!
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08/29/2007 12:46:57 AM
sweet, congrats.
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08/29/2007 12:38:01 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this beauty, Caroline.
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08/29/2007 12:37:14 AM
very worthy winner, great to see.
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08/29/2007 12:07:33 AM
Wonderful image. Love the almost-sepia.
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08/29/2007 12:05:28 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 10:17:41 PM
Since all my photo equipment was stolen and I am camera-less, I will spend time now voting...
Interest - 2
Theme Interp - 2
Technical Merit - 2
Personal Bias - 2
TOTAL - 8
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08/28/2007 07:45:29 PM
Lovely documentary photo. Perhaps those are late spring bulbs flowering? The richness of textures makes for a nice viewing experience. 9.
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08/28/2007 11:11:25 AM
Dancing on graves... nice.
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08/28/2007 02:33:17 AM
nice b&w shot...well balanced light
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08/28/2007 12:42:52 AM
Awesome!
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08/27/2007 07:50:08 PM
great b & W and interpretation
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08/27/2007 06:07:51 PM
The best of all that I've seen so far!! Excellent composition and the black and white is great!!
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08/26/2007 05:40:13 AM
Good composition, nice B&W. Good contrast and depth.
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08/25/2007 09:07:57 PM
Wow... picture perfect ! - 8
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08/24/2007 08:11:26 AM
beautiful b/w conversion. good composition
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08/23/2007 04:30:15 PM
i like the girl in white it makes the picture look different from the regular gravyard
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08/22/2007 07:59:32 PM
great tonal qualities
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08/22/2007 06:23:49 PM
Beautiful, the use of B&W really unifies the image.
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08/22/2007 11:25:56 AM
Wow! The amount of feeling in this photo is phenomenal. Well done!
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08/22/2007 07:57:41 AM
What a rich mixture of subjects! I love that anyone looking at this can wander between childhood, death, nature, and the church. Beautiful picture.
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08/22/2007 07:30:35 AM
Great shot. One of my faves of the challenge. I love the balance of moods. A bit depressing with the location but carefree with the young girl almost frolicking through the stones. Well done. Bumping up.
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08/22/2007 01:28:35 AM
The concept of dancing in the graveyard freaks me out, but I like the shot nonetheless.
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