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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Girls
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Fall Festival in San Antonio
Date: Oct 1, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2007

I was photographing an event at our church, ever-on-the-lookout for a group portrait opportunity. Out of the entire day, this was the only one that I could get that didn't have busy backgrounds, or had only one or two people, or just weren't photogenic people. Anyway, I love the photo because it's so typical of radiant best friendship at that age.


Statistics
Place: 10 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.6698
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.7207
Views since voting: 2791
Views during voting: 620
Votes: 324
Comments: 51
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/22/2008 07:34:03 PM
Somehow, Sandy... after getting to know you just a tad bit... I KNEW there was a church somewhere in your life... and the background for that church. *grin* I'm lovin' this photo. What a great bunch of girls.
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10/23/2007 12:23:35 AM
Very nice Sandy!
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10/17/2007 09:04:43 PM
Congrats on your top 10 finish with this terrific shot. Great smiles and composition. You're right - you captured that friendship beautifully.

Message edited by author 2007-10-17 21:05:05.
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10/17/2007 12:19:59 PM
lovely faces. nice strong finish Sandy. (your comments are always encouraging).
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10/15/2007 07:16:46 AM
Beautiful portrait! 'Radiant' is a great description! Comment is a bit late, but I've been away for most of this month. Congrats on another top ten!!
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10/15/2007 06:20:44 AM
Congrats on the top ten finish, Sandy!! Gee, you been kickin' some butt lately!! : ) Great portrait with lovely tones!!
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10/12/2007 08:48:14 PM
OH WOW .. i just noticed this awesome and very sandy photograph .. congratulations on your excellent place in the challenge and another fantastic and wonderful people image .. love your processing .. :)
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10/12/2007 05:49:14 AM
Great top 10 finish Sandy, I didn't vote in this challenge did look through and picked yours and Judi Liosatos, and you both finished on the front page.
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10/12/2007 12:03:28 AM
What a beautiful photo... BBF comes to mind... I love the pp on this... the light on their faces is perfect... sigh... wish I was this good .
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10/11/2007 04:47:46 PM
Lovely catch lights in the eyes makes for a stunning portrait.
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10/10/2007 10:39:41 PM
Top 10. You DO have the magic touch!!!
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10/10/2007 10:15:08 PM
Wonderful photo Sandy. Congrats on a top 10.
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10/10/2007 01:58:07 PM
This is a wonderful portrait, Sandy. The girls are stunning and they have such beautiful eyes. You really know how to bring the best out of your models. Congratulations on top 10.
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10/10/2007 01:04:18 PM
Sandy you are such a great portraitist! This is such a joyful image-they are darling! coongrats on your Top 10 finish!
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10/10/2007 11:17:02 AM
Really beautiful, Sandy. I love the candid feel. Congrats on the top 10!
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10/10/2007 09:47:01 AM
Another great shot Sandy, i love it in Black & white
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10/10/2007 09:12:29 AM
Again, I love the processing, and the wonderful free spirited candid portrait.....
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10/10/2007 09:10:11 AM
Great portrait Sandy! I think the last sentence in your description says it all.... you really captured their friendship beautifully.
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10/10/2007 08:48:13 AM
Fantastic Sandy. Well done and a top ten to boot. Congrats.
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10/10/2007 03:50:08 AM
Oh I bet they love this shot too. Gorgeous!!! Congrats on your top 10 Sandy!!!
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10/10/2007 03:42:10 AM
Rock on girl.. top 10...
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10/10/2007 12:54:36 AM
Sweet pic, Sandy. :)
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10/10/2007 12:12:31 AM
Absolutely beautiful portrait! You got a 10 from me!
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10/10/2007 12:12:01 AM
Very pretty Sandy! Love the soft glow. Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 01:20:07 PM
Great exposure.
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10/09/2007 09:14:55 AM
Good contrast of white and blacks!
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10/08/2007 09:13:39 PM
nice...a bit too soft for my taste but still nice
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10/08/2007 06:22:49 PM
OK,I am liking the tight crop here, its nice to see someone realise a portrait doesnt have to have the top of the head in. The only minor snag is the BW conversion is a bit flat, but overall a good image.. 8
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10/08/2007 10:46:04 AM
Nothing to improve. Great lighting and composition. Beautiful subjects and smiles.

Good luck.
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10/07/2007 11:48:55 PM
see mona lisa smiles in this challenge to see what is wrong with this entry. good composition. youth needs colour!
10/07/2007 07:21:28 PM
would like it a bit more if top of heads were not cut off, but overall very nicely done, 8
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10/06/2007 09:57:23 PM
nice black and white
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10/06/2007 08:36:50 PM
Gorgeous girls, though I'm wishing I could see both of the middle girls eyes.
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10/06/2007 06:16:39 PM
Excellent Shot!
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10/06/2007 01:47:23 PM
What a delightful, well executed portrait! Just lovely! 8
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10/06/2007 09:21:22 AM
Gorgeous capture. The lighting is perfect. I love the sepia tone rather than color. Nicely done!
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10/05/2007 11:25:12 PM
nice bw image. good going psart 7
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10/05/2007 09:41:10 PM
great contrast
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10/05/2007 05:29:03 PM
Looks like a bit oversharpened. They are young and beautiful enough, to leave them natural :)
10/05/2007 04:53:25 PM
Very Nice
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10/05/2007 02:54:33 PM
Very nice portrait
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10/05/2007 04:26:05 AM
Lighting and composition are nice, and these girls are pretty models. I think the picture misses out on one very important aspect however. Each girl has a forced family-album-picture-say-CHEESE smile on her face. A portrait photographer should imo direct his or her model(s) to facial expressions beyond that. (4)
10/04/2007 11:52:29 PM
I thought 16 was the sweet year. Nice capture, I like the closeness of the faces.
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10/04/2007 07:56:28 PM
Nice portrait. A bit over-processed though.
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10/04/2007 06:59:51 PM
Just great! They look like they were giggling about something when you caught them on camera. (Probably some boy who made a fool of himself!)
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10/04/2007 05:16:19 PM
how lovely...too bad the top of her head is cut off...gl 8
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10/04/2007 02:44:49 AM
i really like this shot..hope you do well
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10/03/2007 09:05:58 PM
great lighting and composition, maybe just a bit too much neat image.
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10/03/2007 09:03:54 PM
Beautiful tone, very sharp.
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10/03/2007 05:33:35 PM
Sweet, soft, pure and lovely tones. Well done!
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10/03/2007 01:01:06 PM
Nice contrast and composition....good luck!
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