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Audacious Hope
Audacious Hope

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Challenge: 7 Heavenly Virtues II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ol Malo, Kenya
Date: Jun 23, 2008
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/85
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2008

A young Samburu girl peering out from her goat pen. Shot at sundown in the shadows.

Place: 6 out of 83
Avg (all users): 6.4822
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3500
Avg (non-participants): 6.5159
Views since voting: 1890
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 197
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/07/2008 09:12:40 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are very realistic, skin tones are natural.

Brightness and contrast: Highlights are not blown out, details are held in the shadows.

Focus and depth of field: Focus is nice and sharp. Depth of field is well used to remove any disracting background.

This is an excellent photo, and no surprise that it finished as well as it did. The message comes across very clearly, and the title is not really needed to express the message. Very strong image.

I love the way the girl's arms are used as a frame within a frame. Attention is driven straight to the eyes and face, and never allowed to leave.

It's hard to critique images that finish this high in the voting. If there were a lot to fix, they wouldn't score this well.

About the only things I see, and they are minor, are the partial object (goat) in the lower left corner which is a tiny bit distracting. The out of focus stick and wire in front of her hands, also a tiny bit distracting. And even smaller yet, the hair at the back of her head, and the fold of her robe at bottom left go a tiny bit soft.

None of these are huge.

This is an excellent piece of work, and please accept my congratulations on your well deserved finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2008 06:22:32 PM
His eyes tell you a lot great capture!
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06/30/2008 10:39:05 PM
great photo!! I would love to go on a missions trip someday. Where did you take this at?

It would be amazing to be able to work for Compassion International or an organization like that. =)
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06/27/2008 10:16:12 PM
Good shot... invokes all sorts of emotions. Good luck.
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06/27/2008 05:15:52 PM
love the colors, the emotion expressed through the eyes, and the fly, wonderful picture
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06/27/2008 11:54:38 AM
Nice subject. Good title. Nice composition.
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06/27/2008 09:08:27 AM
great shot, the colourful clothing really adds to this
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06/26/2008 07:43:59 PM
quite the stare /7
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06/26/2008 02:49:29 PM
I'm not sure if the child represents hope or despaire; I think something else in the frame could strengthen hope.
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06/25/2008 10:49:13 PM
Shine in the boy´s eyes is perfect! Great shot!
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06/25/2008 07:20:47 AM
wonderful...wonder how this would have looked in b and w...great image, should do well 8
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06/25/2008 12:10:21 AM
nice expression, nice capture.
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