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Match Girl Saves Bird
Match Girl Saves Bird

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Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007


Place: 66 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.0052
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8158
Avg (non-participants): 5.0516
Views since voting: 782
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 193
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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12/22/2007 11:29:28 PM
Peter, I think you know what you're doing. For my tastes, though, I'd prefer to have the statue brighter and the background dimmer. She has interesting textures as well as that "tear" on her cheek, but my attention is drawn to the hot circles in the upper right. This is where I'd use soft light layers to reverse the relative brightness. Even if you like it as is, I suggest playing with that editing technique just to have available to you later.
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12/11/2007 01:21:14 PM
Is it really meant to be a statue of the Little Match Girl?
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12/10/2007 10:50:11 PM
Nice colors and light! I love the metallic feel of the whole image, including the bokeh.
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12/10/2007 07:59:10 AM
Great capture - especially with the spot of light on her tear drop. The orange-red glow is perfect for this story!
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12/10/2007 02:38:26 AM
The reflected light on the statue with the bokeh behind makes this nicely three-dimensional, "real", for me. That, and I really like the pinks/oranges/grays - always a good color combo in my book.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 09:22:19 PM
Nice bokeh and reflections. The texture of the statue and the colors work well together.
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12/08/2007 02:09:43 PM
beautiful colors and textures.
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12/07/2007 06:09:01 PM
... but where's the fairy tale?
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12/07/2007 08:58:35 AM
Lovely texture and reflections. With the firey bokeh effects this all looks very Terminator 2. Lovely composition, the title doesn't mean anything to me but I'll take you word on that. The only thing that is a bit of a shame is apart from the aforementioned firey bokeh in the top right corner which is great, the rest of the background is similarly coloured and of the same illumination as the figure and so the figure would have had more impact had the background been more discreet.
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12/06/2007 11:31:01 PM
Great use of lighting on this shot and also great use of the background to enhance rather than take away from the shot.
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12/05/2007 07:18:05 AM
Beautiful bokeh and I like the light on the statue.
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12/03/2007 06:49:03 PM
I have seen a bunch of match girls. I am surprised I don't know the story. hmmm oh well. I like the light, because it looks like its from a flame which seems like something matchgirl would have done I suppose, LOL. I like the shallow DoF too makes her stick out. 7
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12/03/2007 08:31:25 AM
Statue shots just dont do much for me. This image just has an odd feel to it. Not my cup of tea.
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