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Temptation in Scarlet
Temptation in Scarlet

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, History
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2008

One of the performers at the Scarborough Fair Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie Texas. She has a tent set up just slightly off the main fair path, but visible from a bridge about a hundred yards away. When I stopped to snap her picture from the bridge, she looked at me, which I think made the shot. She seems to be saying "Come down here and see me, I promise I won't bite!" She sings wonderfully, by the way. I wish I had taken a video of her singing.

Pre-challenge notes:
I have some other shots from this trip which are safer bets for scoring higher, but this is my personal favorite from the days shooting, and if I don't enter it, I will never know how it would have done. Hoping for a 6+, but expecting a mid 5, as it may not have the broad appeal needed.

Post-challenge notes:
Did better than expected, but not as well as hoped. My score tracking sheet on this one looks like a roller coaster. I knew the highly stylized retro look of this would not do well with some. I appear to have avoided most of the low votes, however. Only 11 4's, and almost equal amounts of 5's and 6's.

Place: 178 out of 468
Avg (all users): 5.8074
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6633
Avg (non-participants): 6.1892
Views since voting: 1269
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 135
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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05/08/2008 09:14:53 AM
whooooooooooooooooa, i am shocked and stunned this was not a lot higher. I think it is a am amzing shot and the PP in PS is excellent.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 03:48:43 AM
Looks like Ive stepped back in time. Love your editing.
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05/05/2008 01:08:39 AM
This is much too busy for me
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05/03/2008 04:00:03 PM
the leaves near the top of the photo are kind of distracting. i dont think the white veil thing to the upper right of the girl was neccessary, its also a distraction
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05/03/2008 02:29:08 PM
Very nice picture of the lady in scarlet, but the very busy background is extremely distracting.
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05/02/2008 07:40:06 PM
Wow! Fantastic setup. Great colours and great composition.
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05/02/2008 12:24:25 AM
a very nice pic
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05/01/2008 03:26:26 PM
very interesting, you have done an amazing job here well done
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