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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Vermont
Date: Jul 17, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2008

thank you so much for great comments and scores ...and favs! - 6 during voting, I think this is the first for me! I really like this photo, so it was nice to see that it did well.

This is Nikita, a son of our friends living in Vermont. The photo was taken in Jamaica state park just as the sun was setting, which helped to hold long exposure.

This photo received 2nd prize in Worldwide Photography Gala Awards' 2nd Black and White Competition in the category "Children"
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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 524
Avg (all users): 6.9758
Avg (commenters): 8.6500
Avg (participants): 6.9206
Avg (non-participants): 7.1538
Views since voting: 6778
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 165
Comments: 41
Favorites: 15 (view)


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11/18/2008 08:47:59 AM
Just browsing through your portfolio and I come across this one again. I stop, enjoy, click on add to favorites and lo and behold I get an error. Just a wonderful image. Your port is loaded with them. And to that I say thank you.
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08/12/2008 05:03:51 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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08/08/2008 08:02:43 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. In fact adding to favs. Congratulations.
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08/08/2008 12:37:38 PM
wonderful range of tones, very emotive. great shot, congrats
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08/08/2008 10:19:53 AM
Very nicely done, Lev.
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08/08/2008 09:43:42 AM
absoloutley beautiful........!
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08/08/2008 03:40:13 AM
Stunning image, perfect in b/w. Congrats on top 10, Lev.
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08/08/2008 02:04:11 AM
So glad you entered this one Lev! and so glad it made top ten! Beautiful image! : )
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08/08/2008 01:51:16 AM
Great work, an excellent b and w image
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08/08/2008 01:49:46 AM
great light and b&w and composition
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08/08/2008 01:16:40 AM
Splendid work Lev. I was drawn to this from the beginning. Congrats on top 10!
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08/08/2008 12:36:55 AM
Top 10. Way to go man. This is excellent.
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08/08/2008 12:30:52 AM
This is excellent on so many levels. The b/w treatment and tones are perfection. Congrats on making the top10. Very well deserved.
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08/08/2008 12:06:04 AM
What RKT said. :-) Congrats on the top ten with this. Warms the cockles of my heart (even though I have no idea what cockles are) to see such a fine B&W do well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2008 10:47:43 PM
Just excellent...excellent excellent excellent.
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08/07/2008 08:56:53 PM
Great tones and such a brilliant quiet feel to this pick. He looks like he stepped out of a novel or something...unreal. I love the darkness and the contrast and it's composed beautifully. A 9 from me and adding to favorites.
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08/07/2008 07:38:58 PM
Beautifully composed and exposed, and the B+W conversion is spot on. Bump to a 10.
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08/07/2008 07:35:36 PM
A delightful portrait--hopefully the voters agree.
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08/07/2008 12:54:32 PM
I really enjoy this image. Love the toning.
Beautiful!!
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08/07/2008 04:26:11 AM
Surreal. The pose makes the shot.

ETA: Bumping up. I just noticed the reflections in the water act like an arrow pointing to the left. I quite like this shot so it gets my YankO Yellow. Good luck!

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08/07/2008 02:06:21 AM
excellent work...9
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08/06/2008 12:56:17 PM
the only 10 I gave in this challenge! I like this shot on so many levels: DOF, b/w conversion, sharpness on the technical side; composition, capture of the calmness and mood on the 'soft' side
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08/06/2008 08:09:26 AM
great setting and tones...I like the light in this and the contrast
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08/04/2008 05:55:03 PM
great lighting
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08/04/2008 04:36:26 PM
I quite like this. Wonderful tones, and has a lovely summer freedom to it.
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08/04/2008 03:54:19 PM
Black and White works really good here, well done.
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08/04/2008 08:49:09 AM
Beautiful composition and wonderful pose with your subject. Looks like a classical painting. Congrats.
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08/04/2008 06:16:32 AM
Beautiful picture!
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08/03/2008 04:24:07 AM
very nice
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08/02/2008 11:38:00 PM
nice capture
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08/02/2008 03:30:55 PM
Fantastic B&W, love the tones and feel of this.
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08/02/2008 08:17:36 AM
Picture Perfect.........
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08/02/2008 05:21:18 AM
Looks like an illustration. The boy is elf-like - beautiful.
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08/02/2008 01:50:54 AM
Really cool shot :) 9
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08/02/2008 12:12:37 AM
AMAZING high-contrast study= it looks painted; and I love it! great job!! I look forward to seeing your notes on this! :-) interesting profile, nice choice of foreground/background; the reflections create interesting arrows and the profile does the same... it just =fits together= so nicely! Kudos and compliments on a great shot! :-)
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08/01/2008 03:55:41 PM
Stunning tones and composition. Good luck. :~)
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08/01/2008 10:31:23 AM
wonderful lighting and black and white conversion 9
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08/01/2008 09:41:23 AM
wow this is stunning. the b/w makes it. great work 9
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08/01/2008 08:59:23 AM
Well; its a great composition, and there is certainly excellent lighting. The boy may be a bit too close to the center for comfort; the eye ends up settling in on the boy, soaking in the light, and then falling right off of the left side of the frame; there is so much movement in the shot that you can't think stillness- and maybe that contrast works- but, to illustrate what I am saying, even the shadows off the rocks in the water make arrows that force the eye to look where the boy is looking. I really like how his body is facing backwards but he is looking forwards, perhaps looking down might have held the eye in the frame;

Nevertheless; despite my rambling; its a great shot with excellent execution and tremendous feel/
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08/01/2008 07:44:55 AM
A handsome classic.
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08/01/2008 04:13:08 AM
nice tones and composition
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