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Great Great Granny

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Rated 5.5 - 5.9
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Mar 3, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2008

Obviously, if you notice my age, this is not my great great granny. I just thought it was a good title for peek-a-boo.

This lady is a friend, and I took the photo because I wanted to practice portraits. She said if she liked it, she would buy prints to send to her friends and family. Well, I think it sent her into a decline, she was so shocked by the loose skin on her face. She said she is now seriously thinking about having a face lift.

I think she looks great for someone who is almost 90 years old. But she must have been a knock out as a young woman, and probably still thinks of herself that way.

As far as the challenge goes, I thought the crop with her peeking into the frame would be good for peek-a-boo, but many comments said it didn't really fit the challenge. That's okay, I still really like the shot.

Place: 58 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.5031
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.5818
Views since voting: 581
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 161
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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08/22/2010 12:04:08 PM
Splendid. Love the write up.
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03/25/2008 03:20:39 PM
This is a wonderful portrait! Great lighting, nice colour, perfect skin tones. My only subtle nit pick would be that the upper left part of the background is green, and the rest of the background is blue. Not a big thing by any means, but it stand out a bit. Great photo!
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03/24/2008 11:05:49 PM
Wow, she does look good for her age! I can only cross my fingers for that lol. I love how she is peeking into the photo, and this has great lively colors too. Too bad it made her want to have a face lift :( I think it's a good photo :)
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03/19/2008 11:41:11 AM
Wow, I think this is a terrific portrait! And I think she looks great, too. Her eyes are full of life. :)
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03/17/2008 11:04:29 PM
Tell her she is beautiful! I really like this Juli! Great photo!
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03/17/2008 05:57:17 PM
Loved reading your description. Yes, I think she looks terrific for almost 90 (and I doubt if she could get a face-life anyway at that age because of the dangers of surgery).

I'm already shocked when I look in the mirror or see a photo. I can't imagine what it will be like in another 40 years!
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03/17/2008 04:14:43 PM
Julianne, I think this is a tremendously lovely photo with a great angle that accentuates her face. You definitely got hurt simply because this was a shoehorn for the challenge.
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03/17/2008 01:09:07 AM
Wonderful detail Juli. You really created a wonderful portrait here. Very nice composition and a wonderful flow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:44:34 PM
A lovely photo, and I like how you cropped the picture as it gives her face a gentleness to it.
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03/16/2008 03:48:13 PM
She looks like Royalty. Wonderful face and a crisp, clean image.
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03/15/2008 05:36:04 PM
Great coloring and focus here.
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03/14/2008 09:59:58 PM
Well exposed portrait, what can I say except bravo. But where's the peek a booing?
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03/13/2008 03:40:26 PM
Delightful portrait - nice colour , lighting, crop, focus.

Not quite sure it fit's Peek-a-boo . . but lovely portrait all the same.
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03/12/2008 10:52:22 PM
I like to see a little more light in her eyes, otherwise very nice image.
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03/12/2008 09:00:04 PM
This is just a wonderful shot of Granny. It almost seems as if you caught her too soon in the smile. The expression hasn't reached her eyes yet, plus the squint.
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03/11/2008 07:13:01 PM
What a lovely shot! Hope that you're going to blow this up and frame it!
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03/11/2008 08:47:30 AM
A wonderful portrait. Good detail without being over the top.
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03/11/2008 02:01:20 AM
Great shot!
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03/10/2008 07:10:54 PM
Beautiful shot with nice focus and great colors. Fantastic face! It doesn't shout "peek-a-boo" to me but I don't care. Thanks for sharing a lovely shot. Bumping you up to 9.
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03/10/2008 12:59:41 AM
Nice portrait. The mood is one of vibrancy and joy.
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