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petite fille avec la fleur
petite fille avec la fleur
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: my back yard
Date: Sep 4, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2008

once again i thank my willing model ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ScooterMcnutty for helping me with this shot. pretty basic here, she stood in the back yard while i shot from the deck. in lightroom i adjusted the white balance and the clarity, in PS i adjusted levels and hue/sat

[Sep. 14th, 2008 04:05:08 PM]

09/14/08 1:05pm[using the new ability to add notes during voting!] this has been a roller coaster, shot right up to a 6.43 in the early voitng, got as low as a 6.19 currently at 6.36 which ties for my personal best,as with all my shots i only hope to beat my pb.

[Sep. 15th, 2008 08:24:43 PM]

another entry in the diary: I can't possible tell you all how uplifting your comments are as I am going thru a very stressful time right now.
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Post challenge:
well i was really hoping to get a PB in this challenge but it was not to be. I have no complaints though, I've never had a shot that hung in at a 6.4 for that long and i have never had a shot where every comment was great and people favorited it during the challenge

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.3405
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.0385
Avg (non-participants): 6.5607
Views since voting: 4338
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 185
Comments: 31
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/28/2014 10:21:12 PM
I like the point of view. Someone once said, "show the viewer what they expect to see in a way they don't expect to see it".
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12/02/2012 08:37:26 PM
just gorgeous.. seriously.
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12/02/2012 08:07:23 PM
One of my favorite portraits on DPC.
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07/29/2010 10:54:35 AM
simply done, and quite wonderful...I think the combination of your shallow dof and the wonderfully relaxed composure of her make this work...lovely!
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06/04/2010 02:03:29 PM
Beautiful and unusual portrait!
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12/31/2009 01:20:22 PM
Very cool shot Jason - gotta love those eyes.
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09/25/2008 11:30:11 AM
if there ever a pic of the year this is it
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09/19/2008 01:31:48 PM
I love the clarity that you've managed to capture in the eyes and the colour is stunning, although I find this more impactful rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise. I think it's due to the eyes not seeming to engage me fully as they are.
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09/19/2008 01:25:17 PM
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09/18/2008 05:48:33 PM
i really thought i'd commented on this excellent photograph .. but it appears that i hadnt ..
I LOVE IT ..!!!.. its the most excellent use of shallow dof .. a very compelling image and something that should most definitely grace a wall in your home .. sofia is a wonderful model .. so natural and elegant .. this is more than perfect .. :)x
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09/18/2008 09:42:14 AM
Beautiful shot.
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09/17/2008 03:23:32 PM
This was a fantastic shot for me! Just love it!10 for me!
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09/17/2008 01:30:07 PM
Really, really good. Congratulations on an exceptional portrait of a beautiful young lady. You've captured grace, elegance, sweetness and light. I do hope you have this printed to hang on your wall.
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09/17/2008 01:29:33 PM
hear hear
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09/17/2008 01:19:38 PM
beautiful work!
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09/17/2008 01:10:34 PM
This will get a posthumous ribbon from me. It is perfection.
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09/17/2008 10:14:53 AM
Oh Darn! I was hoping to see this one on the front page :( I think the composition is awesome. She looks like she is poking her head right off the screen. Congratulations on achieving your 2nd highest score with this photo. It is beautiful. Sophia should be very proud.

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09/17/2008 09:42:58 AM
should have had the ribbon
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09/17/2008 08:18:48 AM
This is really beautiful - can't believe it didn't finish higher. A few people may have found the red flower a bit offsetting. Her eyes are mesmerizing, and this capture the shallow DOF theme so well!
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09/17/2008 01:56:49 AM
SUPER shot, Jason! Nailed her beautiful eyes.
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09/17/2008 12:12:37 AM
i love everything about this shot. the colors, the focus on the eyes, her eyes and the flower. awesome pic. you got a 10 from me and i hardly give 10's!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 02:51:15 PM
its melting the cockles of my heart 9
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09/16/2008 01:08:33 PM
Really love her blue eyes. They really pop out at you!!! Interesting perspective as well. Great job with the DOF.
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09/15/2008 08:12:38 PM
genius

+beauty
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09/15/2008 05:26:49 PM
Beautiful, I love the bright flower oof and the angle, just lovely.
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09/11/2008 09:18:23 PM
The loveliest portrait I have seen in some time. I hope to be this good some day.
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09/11/2008 08:54:56 PM
My favorite of the challenge - i hope this ribbons. An excellent use of the technique to accentuate and deliver in a portrait setting in a non-gimmicky way.
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09/11/2008 07:55:49 AM
Nice individual portrait which works well with the challenge criteria.
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09/10/2008 01:39:03 PM
This is AWESOME! Mesmerizing because your expert use of a shallow depth of field! Congratulations on perfection.
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09/10/2008 12:22:55 AM
Oh that's wonderful. the flower makes it.
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09/10/2008 12:10:46 AM
Beautiful eyes, excellent focus, nice composition and colors.
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