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Sister to Sister We Will Always Be
Sister to Sister We Will Always Be
Ken


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Warren Woods, Michigan
Date: Nov 10, 2007
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2007

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So this is a copycat picture for the canvas prints but ended up being the best I had for the month so here it is. I ended up ordering 5 canvas prints and they're on their way.

Lots of editing, but kept it all legal.
convert from raw
rotate/crop
levels/curves
hue/sat
NI on faces (lots of noise @ISO 400)
dodge/burn
color dodge/burn
tweak colors in various areas
resize
smart sharpen
save for web

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.7215
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.6870
Avg (non-participants): 6.8140
Views since voting: 1618
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 158
Comments: 23
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/04/2008 02:01:03 AM
Cute... really so adorable. I want to get to know the girls personally - that's how much emotion is in this photo.
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12/15/2007 07:08:24 PM
Hey, Ken -- congratulations on #22 out of 388. The colors are terrific (especially the skin tones). Nice photo and beautiful girls!
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12/08/2007 07:50:07 AM
Congratulations , Ken- this was a stand out in the challenge....lucky grandparents !
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12/08/2007 07:24:24 AM
congrats on a strong entry! Great to see it finishing so high and scoring well. A beautiful portrait.
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12/08/2007 12:45:43 AM
Nice finish for a beautiful photo. Technically, this is brilliant.
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12/08/2007 12:06:51 AM
Wow!! Great shot of those beautiful girls. It's gonna look great on canvas!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 10:02:13 PM
How cute is this. Love it!!
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12/07/2007 02:17:33 PM
BEAUTIFUL faces! Fabulous colors! Wonderful lighting!
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12/07/2007 01:58:44 PM
Lovely, magnificent colours (mostly of those stunning blue eyes..)!
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12/06/2007 11:28:30 PM
Wow, this is just beautiful. I have a feeling I've seen these girls before. :)

You've challenged me to get something like this of my daughters, and shown me why my one earlier attempt scored below 5. Well done!
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12/05/2007 11:27:04 AM
Excellent image, I love everything about it... one of the best portrait photos in the challenge. I just got a new monitor today... this photo looks even better:)
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12/05/2007 08:01:43 AM
Wonderful! The smiles of your models are a photogropher's dream.
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12/04/2007 08:54:21 AM
good arrangement, DOF and colors. relaxed expression on their faces.
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12/03/2007 06:47:25 PM
Hey! I think I have the worldwide patent rights on siblings head to head lying in fall leaves! Ok, maybe I don't. Very cute. Love the color of their eyes you managed to capture.
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12/02/2007 11:23:51 PM
Great colors, great setup and pose. Look at those blue eyes. You're gonna have a hard time keeping the boys away as they get older.
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12/02/2007 11:04:23 PM
stunning portrait of the pair. The colors work very well together and the lighting is flawless. The family must be very pleased!
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12/02/2007 09:34:06 PM
nice work, the eyes line up very nicely, I bet there parents love i. :)
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12/02/2007 10:52:30 AM
Cute
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12/02/2007 10:27:17 AM
Beautiful faces, very fine picture!
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12/02/2007 06:48:15 AM
Awwwwww. Like the way you've got the eyes forming a natural line, lovely colours and tones, great picture to have in your family home. well done.
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12/02/2007 04:16:19 AM
I sometimes struggle with child portraits - but I really like this one, well done :)
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12/02/2007 12:47:17 AM
awwwwww...beautiful! the only thing is the placement of the leaves on the sister in purple, they look too staged...7
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12/01/2007 01:27:48 AM
really cute portrait. I like the creativity.
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