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timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Overexposed (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Sep 2, 2008
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2008

Very pleased with how my score has played out. I was up in the 7.3s for a while but later in the week I am watching the drop. At the same time I am watching [user]ecce_signum[/user] creep his way up. I don't know which is his but I have a feeling he will overtake me before rollover.

Anyways - I had an entry for dolls but it was a stuffed animal shot and from the sound of it that would probably get hit by DNMC's. I had originally wanted to shoot Rowan for this challenge cause she just does high key so well. I dont know why I didnt off the bat but I ended up going back to that idea on Monday I think. She just has the eyes and skin tones to take high key really well. I am glad I got this image.

As of Sunday morning -
Votes: 151
Views: 303
Avg Vote: 7.1523
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1

Thank you all for the votes and comments. Even 270+ entries into my life at dpc I find them all rewarding. Thank you.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.1490
Avg (commenters): 8.4516
Avg (participants): 7.0476
Avg (non-participants): 7.1931
Views since voting: 5712
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 208
Comments: 81
Favorites: 19 (view)


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09/15/2008 07:03:01 AM
Tim, I really love the lighting in this! Those eyes melt you in this shot... I dont know how anyone could give this a 2 or 3 heck even a 4 when looking into those eyes... Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/13/2008 10:52:38 PM
Completely undeserving of those low votes! Great work again timfy. :)
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09/12/2008 10:00:22 PM
beautiful girl

Congrats on the great image!
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09/12/2008 08:36:43 AM
Congrats on another ribbon. You just do family so well! Beautiful image! I just love the six freckles on her nose! When she gets a little older, you may be in trouble for that! LOL!!
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09/11/2008 09:11:03 PM
Congrats Tim, another beautiful pic of your beautiful daughter, well deserved!
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09/11/2008 05:58:30 PM
Congrats on the Red. I am very pleased to see this and the other new ribbon winner move up a spot.
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09/11/2008 05:56:28 PM
And now a Red :) Even closer then!
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09/11/2008 01:24:52 PM
nicely done
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09/11/2008 01:30:58 AM
Yet another great image of your kids. :) You are right, she works so well for high key. I love your composition here too. Great work. I always love reading about the shot too, so thanks for putting the time into your "Photographer's Comments".
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09/10/2008 06:30:42 PM
Congratulaions on your ribbon, beautiful image, love those eyes.
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09/10/2008 06:01:35 PM
Hey Timfy, congrats on yet another ribbon. I felt bad in the forum thread this week as I seemed to have scared off the replies. Excellent shot and it fits the challenge just right.
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09/10/2008 06:01:18 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/10/2008 04:54:58 PM
Awesome, Tim! I'm going to have to try to emulate this with my little cutie. =) Thanks for the idea!
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09/10/2008 02:36:26 PM
wow Tim nice score! congrats! One of my Rowan favorites!
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09/10/2008 01:26:55 PM
Yes indeed she looks wonderful in high-key. Congratulations on top honors with this photo of her.
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09/10/2008 11:39:45 AM
Tim, another fantastic shot of your daughter, and another well-deserved ribbon! Congrats!
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09/10/2008 10:57:08 AM
I am always interested in new ways to polish up my basic editing skills and in-camera techniques. Would love to know your process for achieving this look. Congrats on your ribbon and basic editing skills!
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09/10/2008 10:29:56 AM
This is amazing, beautiful model :D

great job! very well deserved
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09/10/2008 09:59:08 AM
Hey man WTG.
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09/10/2008 09:20:00 AM
Beautiful, Tim! That daughter of yours' eyes are amazing! Excellent work, as usual. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/10/2008 08:10:09 AM
This is phenomenal Tim, awesome lighting, and great use of the overexposure, she has phenomenal eyes, really really nicely done, this deserves a fav. from me.
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09/10/2008 08:04:24 AM
Nice finish Tim , Congrats !!!!
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09/10/2008 05:13:28 AM
There's my little sweet girl on the front page - my Rowan fair, with the curly red hair. Beautiful capture and congratulations on the yellow. Oh yeah....you're hot. ; )
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09/10/2008 04:23:26 AM
Excellent work, TIM. Congrates
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09/10/2008 02:48:03 AM
Tim! I didn't get to vote on this challenge due to my schedule, but this is a beautiful image and a wonderful entry for the challenge. Looks like you and Irene are the dpcers of 2008! Well done
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09/10/2008 02:46:15 AM
Congrats man, excellent shot (in the wrong challenge, mwuhahah)
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09/10/2008 02:31:57 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge, and I am so pleased you received a ribbon, as it deserved to be in the top three.
Well done Tim.....
I am in 'AWE' of the way your photography has grown in the past two years.....
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09/10/2008 02:09:29 AM
Tim - this was always going to do well :- )

Lovely shot and nice pp
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09/10/2008 02:02:37 AM
Materful! Congrats on the yellow Mr The Too! : )
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09/10/2008 01:51:22 AM
Congrats Tim!
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09/10/2008 12:45:47 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon, Tim.
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09/10/2008 12:45:32 AM
I like the DOF in this photo. It adds to the mood.
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09/10/2008 12:33:23 AM
'Tis a pleasure to share the front page with you, sir. Lovely shot of a lovely lady. Glad you didn't enter it in dolls, too. :-)
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09/10/2008 12:25:03 AM
Very well done, Tim! Many congrats on your yellow!
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09/10/2008 12:17:40 AM
Just another beautiful shot of her, Tim. Congrats again!
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09/10/2008 12:17:40 AM
Wow, nice eyes.
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09/10/2008 12:16:18 AM
Very nice, i love the overexsposed and being able to keep the eyes, congrats!
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09/10/2008 12:15:57 AM
Congratulations Tim. I've learned a lot from your portraits.
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09/10/2008 12:14:22 AM
Beautiful shot. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/10/2008 12:10:10 AM
Nice shot, looks almost real.
The two too's get a yellow ribbon. Congrat's!
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09/10/2008 12:03:52 AM
I knew this would do well. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2008 09:55:56 PM
Geez, you're a master at this. Those eyes are doll-like indeed. I like the tilted pose, the directness of the gaze, the crop and the borders to polish it off. But the one thing that bugs me a little is, oddly enough, the very thing that was required for the challenge. With the loss of detail in the eyebrow and the line under the eye, there's a strange illusion of the right eye being smaller than the left. Really just a minor issue for me, and this is still an exquisite, intimate child portrait. Kudos.
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09/09/2008 09:20:36 PM
This is just TOO cute! 10
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09/09/2008 09:12:35 PM
What beautiful eyes! and so clear and crisp! The speckles on her nose are really distracting, but I imagine those are freckles? The border doesnt do anything for me but good picture 8
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09/09/2008 08:57:57 PM
This is what I would call as overexposed but the main object in the photograph is popped up! nice shot 10
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09/09/2008 06:05:07 PM
Stunning photo, the eyes are perfect. 9
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09/09/2008 04:26:28 PM
Magnificent
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09/09/2008 10:23:53 AM
excellent!!! Love how the eyes are crisp and colored.
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09/09/2008 09:13:35 AM
The eyes are beautiful.
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09/08/2008 08:06:03 PM
The eyes are so striking.
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09/08/2008 06:43:31 PM
Is that you Timfy? My, what gorgeous eyes your daughter has! You really get high contrast/overexposed ... I wouldn't have a clue how to begin to get such wonderful results.
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09/08/2008 01:26:12 PM
Nice job! Very tough to tell if she is real or fake.
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09/08/2008 12:46:34 AM
WOW, very nice portrait. Great focus, lighting an composition. Don't like the border that much.
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09/07/2008 09:51:25 PM
I hate the border. That said, the shot is beautiful. I hope you post your post-processing steps.
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09/07/2008 04:04:41 PM
This is one of the ways the challenge had to go. Possibly the best of the bunch - seriously effective use of overexposure...
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09/07/2008 01:12:32 PM
very nice...lonely and soulful 9
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09/06/2008 02:45:28 PM
Gorgeous photo, her eyes are quite captivating!
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09/06/2008 07:07:17 AM
I like that it's over-exposed but still has strong contrast. Good focus and use of shallow depth of field as well.
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09/06/2008 03:59:38 AM
lovely one.
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09/05/2008 01:37:26 PM
Good positioning and the right amount of overexposure to emphasize parts - eyes, nose, mouth, curls - very nice foto.
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09/05/2008 12:41:41 PM
Timfy? Is that you?

This is beautiful.
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09/05/2008 09:23:00 AM
The eyes look amazing! Good job!
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09/05/2008 04:45:14 AM
yes. this over-exposure brings the eyes to sudden notice. top 10.
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09/04/2008 11:26:23 PM
The magnitude of the differences between the two eyes (size, shadows on both sides of the left eye globe but not the right) and the dilated pupils despite bright light make this a bit unsettling. If not due to photographic factors, a medical eye evaluation might be wise.
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09/04/2008 10:31:15 PM
Tim, I'm guessing you're gonna ribbon with this one ... good luck, it's very well done ... Rowan looks like a porcelain doll here ...
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09/04/2008 01:30:38 PM
I guess this is Timfy with another great shot, one of my two 10's in the challenge. fantastic use of the overexposure to give a very contemporary portrait. Amazing expression as well!
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09/04/2008 07:35:26 AM
I'm not keen on the border but the photo is lovely, her eyes are so clear and the soft pink colour of her mouth is pretty.
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09/03/2008 10:13:52 PM
Tim she is growing up!!
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09/03/2008 08:15:57 PM
T2? Incredible eyes-- The only thing I find a little strange is the RH eye looks larger than the LH. Good luck!
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09/03/2008 08:13:02 PM
beautiful eyes, loveley crop
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09/03/2008 06:11:54 PM
Not keen on the border, but i love the eyes 7
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09/03/2008 02:14:38 PM
My favorite! Great job.
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09/03/2008 01:42:54 PM
Wow - I can't believe those eyes! Great capture!
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09/03/2008 09:53:20 AM
Beautiful, Tim, her eyes are gorgeous.
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09/03/2008 08:50:28 AM
Terrific high key!!!!!
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09/03/2008 06:44:12 AM
great eyes
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09/03/2008 05:51:19 AM
PERFECT, and I hope this one RIBBONS as it is just BRILLIANT..... Love the framing.....

Those eyes are captivating, and are just adorable and they melt my heart.
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09/03/2008 01:40:01 AM
Terrific. I'd love to know how you get Rowan's eyes looking so great especially considering it's basic editing. 8 for now
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09/03/2008 12:30:59 AM
Looks a little advanced for Basic editing.. I hope you didn't do anything wrong.

<Joe>
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09/03/2008 12:30:29 AM
Gorgeous expression, but I would have tried to do something about the catchlights
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09/03/2008 12:17:32 AM
Very nice shot. I like how her eyes are the only feature really in focus in the picture.
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