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I only dream in black and white.
I only dream in black and white.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Sep 20, 2008
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

My wonderful daughter Amelia again. This was a random lucky capture mid-blink. It's also a total shoehorn for this challenge. I really don't think it communicates color very well, but I do think it's a great B/W, so in it goes. She was facing a big window with nothing nearby in the background.

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance and exposure

No crop!
Selective Color
Gaussian Blur/Fade (for soft focus)
Save for web

Place: 123 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.1818
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9048
Avg (non-participants): 5.3529
Views since voting: 815
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 165
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2008 05:35:21 PM
thats a really nice shot! composition and lighting are PERFECT.
If the challenge were just B&W and nothing to do with color it would be a 10!
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09/25/2008 10:36:22 AM
he is so cute i love it..
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09/25/2008 09:16:17 AM
I don't get the connection to color. composition is good,love the soft features with sharp lashes. You did a good job with the skin tone.
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09/25/2008 12:52:46 AM
Gorgeous Photo. The sogtness I presume is intentional to give the dreamy look (otjhers might whinge though). I Like the negative space. The crop works well. However, it doesn't really hit me with a sense of colour. I can see where you are coming from though...
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09/24/2008 07:39:14 PM
:-) You dream in B&W, but you are gonna fetch the ribbons in color. Excellent soft focus on the face. I wouldnt change anything in this picture.
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09/24/2008 04:18:58 PM
I really like this photo. It is a little blurry but it's good.
It's a soft picture - 8 Also it is true babies dream in
Black and White. What a precious little one.
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09/24/2008 12:48:02 PM
what a cutie!
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09/24/2008 10:09:44 AM
this is cool she looks so real
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09/24/2008 12:47:42 AM
Love that song, beautiful portrait.
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