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Discovering Snow
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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Good Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: Dec 25, 2007
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 80
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

It's Christmas. White Christmas is on the stereo and suddenly the rain turns into snow. If I weren't there myself I wouldn't have believed it. My niece is enthralled. skewsme and I followed her all over the house, catching her at every door and window. The b/w conversion was done with channel mixer. Calculations just wasn't providing the result I wanted. With channel mixer, I fudged with the levers until I got her reflection as clear as possible. It's heavy on the red channel. It's great with such a narrow DOF when you get the face in sharp focus.

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Statistics
Place: 174 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.9782
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.8720
Avg (non-participants): 6.2462
Views since voting: 1137
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 229
Comments: 23
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/12/2013 06:42:24 PM
The light, the expression, the reflection, all great.
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07/07/2009 09:16:25 PM
incredible! wonderful!
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02/01/2008 08:11:16 PM
Don, this is wonderful. The score is irrelevant (and frankly ridiculous). Excellent conversion too.
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02/01/2008 01:38:55 PM
I thought "bucket" too...this is a real treasure of a moment. All of childhood in this one instant. Reflection in the glass is fab.
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01/29/2008 11:31:09 AM
There ya go . . .
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01/28/2008 08:36:27 PM
Yes... this is why we have cameras.
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01/28/2008 05:22:00 PM
Absolutely priceless, and something that hasn't even begun to be fully appreciated yet.
This is the true value and meaning of what photography is all about in my opinion.
Thank You for sharing it with us!
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01/28/2008 04:08:44 PM
amazing that a shot that is a perfectly captured moment stands way down in line behind numerous technically strong headshots...
and to be quite honest this shot does look like something I would like to have taken...' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia's comment is a compliment...
great shot Don...

Message edited by author 2008-01-28 21:32:01.
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01/28/2008 10:16:11 AM
WOW. Kid, pajamas, a sense of wonder ... what's not to like?
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01/28/2008 10:11:13 AM
excellent choice sir! this is a once-in-a-lifetime shot for sure!
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01/28/2008 06:56:13 AM
Expectations met, I would say. Nice shot.
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01/28/2008 01:00:21 AM
Oh dear. I risk his wrath by doing this, but again this reminded me of Bucket. Didn't recognize the kid as one of his, though. What a great shot, and an excellent memorykeeper. Magical and all that good stuff!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 12:11:14 AM
Very cute reflection. Good Luck. 5.
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01/26/2008 03:30:50 PM
strong composition, helped by the whole thing feeling natural rather than a forced pose...
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01/26/2008 11:27:55 AM
I love the rich tones, contrasts, and the classy black and whites. I'm not entirely sure I like the business of the composition though - at first my eyes aren't sure where to go. Nice shot though!
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01/26/2008 08:09:08 AM
Very cute.
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01/24/2008 07:47:28 PM
This is a shot that tells a story. I realize this image has those evil blown highlights but that's not always a bad thing. Nice job. 8
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01/23/2008 06:15:38 PM
Beautiful subject. Lovely light and reflection.
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01/23/2008 12:57:30 PM
Oh this is a real winner! There's nothing that needs to be said about it, other than it's a really GREAT photo. Well done!
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01/23/2008 11:48:26 AM
Great shot. Excellent light, mood and emotion.
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01/22/2008 09:45:58 PM
Perfect catch of the mouth open with awe. I like the way your subject is lit mostly in the front drawing your attention back to the window where you eventually find her reflection. Top ten I think!
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01/22/2008 01:02:26 PM
great capture!
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01/22/2008 08:10:18 AM
nice capture, love the expression on her face
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