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Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: St Peter's Square, Rome
Date: Nov 20, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

Taken in St Peter's Square, Rome. I had the cold from hell (still have it, too!) and was feeling pretty rough so sat on the steps enjoying the warmth of the bright sunshine whislt Melethia stalked pigeons. This little girl, wearing a tu-tu over her jeans, just suddenly appeared, dancing, spinnning and skipping. She seemed completely unaware of the adults around her - at that moment her world consisted of the pigeons nad the wide open space. I took a couple of other photos, which I also like, but this one best captures the moment.

Post challenge: I am delighted and amazed at how well this has been received. E301 is one of the photographers I most admire on DPC, and it is cool that people can see his influence can be seen in this photo.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.8174
Avg (commenters): 8.4324
Avg (participants): 6.7449
Avg (non-participants): 6.8462
Views since voting: 1967
Views during voting: 595
Votes: 345
Comments: 61
Favorites: 24 (view)


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07/08/2018 05:31:59 AM
what a fun image .... :)
and funny ... not funny .. but you are still unwell .. hopefully you had a break in the last 10 years .. lol .. !! ..;)
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12/06/2011 09:29:45 PM
I gave this one a 10 during the challenge. I can't fathom why I neglected to FAV. I'll make up for it now! ;-)
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03/06/2011 04:10:39 AM
Still one of my favourites.
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06/04/2010 01:14:35 PM
It's like a dream that paused so you could breathe it. There is no comparison. You nailed it!
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05/12/2010 08:10:26 AM
I absolutely adore this shot!!
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03/03/2010 01:22:18 AM
I still love this. What a marvelous photo and what a wonderful memory!
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09/03/2009 08:54:34 PM
so lovely and well done!!
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08/21/2009 03:48:55 PM
It makes me feel that when everything is wrong, bad and sad, this little girl shows how to be really happy. Lovely shot, great silhouette!
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06/04/2009 11:45:26 AM
Commented once on this already, but it is always so nice to revisit.
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12/23/2008 06:14:31 AM
Sweeeet! She walks on air! Congrats, Sara, on a great score and excellent finish.
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12/22/2008 06:04:23 PM
Very cool shot Sara! Congrats on the score and placement.

Cheers and have a wonderful end of year!
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12/15/2008 08:10:09 PM
so good. Say again why you are on a suck team :)
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12/10/2008 07:32:30 PM
Simply perfection!
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12/09/2008 02:13:46 AM
This is perfect in all its elements.
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12/08/2008 10:51:43 PM
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magnificently seen and executed--superb
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12/08/2008 09:35:27 PM
Ok, there will be one day that DPC will recognise pure art and will put shots like this in the first page.
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12/08/2008 09:15:18 PM
Well, knowing you were both in Rome together, I had a 50/50 chance of being right in my guess - shoulda named you both. :) Beautiful photo, a real achievement.
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12/08/2008 11:39:59 AM
You got a 10 from me! I'm disappointed not to see this one place higher...
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12/08/2008 08:56:13 AM
lovely!!
what a perfect capture of childhood and glee!
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12/08/2008 04:54:21 AM
great picture - should have been on the front page - but hey this is DPC
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12/08/2008 02:59:44 AM
Congratulations!!! Were this mine, it would be the highlight of my year - I'm so very pleased you entered it. You reversed it, didn't you? Or am I thinking of a different frame?
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12/08/2008 02:26:56 AM
Congratulations on a strong finish! Adore this image...
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12/08/2008 12:20:03 AM
Sara, well done on such a great score. This was one of my favourites and certainly a high score. My kind of pic.
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12/08/2008 12:17:50 AM
one of my 10's. ed clarke would be proud to have shot this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 11:37:39 PM
Great shot, very interesting, 10
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12/07/2008 11:03:29 PM
lovely treatment here. It's strange when you capture a moment like this - I almost wonder iff a bird gets landed upon - but tehn i tell myself I'm being silly. Silly is always good. 8
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12/07/2008 04:50:04 PM
Great black and white shot. Brings a smile to the face.
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12/07/2008 04:45:18 PM
For some reason this has a e301 feel to it. Maybe from the subject and the sillouette. Very cute and a wonderful candid. 8 Bump to 9
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12/06/2008 04:06:21 PM
Great parallel between the little girl and the birds - they both share the same privilege.
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12/06/2008 12:35:13 PM
Great photo!
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12/06/2008 12:22:08 PM
nice fleeting moment to capture. contrast is a bit too much for me.
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12/06/2008 02:22:41 AM
Great moment! Love the deep shadows.
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12/05/2008 05:00:48 PM
E301? I doubt it, not seen him around. Compliment though, I like this.
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12/05/2008 10:45:17 AM
The Decisive Moment
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12/05/2008 12:08:32 AM
Wonderful silhouette work. This photo dances with the girl.
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12/04/2008 07:15:05 PM
Timeless. youth, play, energy, and unawareness of the 'big' people. favd and Good luck!
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12/04/2008 09:33:18 AM
The feeling of the child running into the frame is great. You have done a great job of bringing her to the forefront of the image.
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12/04/2008 06:27:18 AM
a tad underexposed, other than that a very fine piece
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12/03/2008 08:37:21 PM
The feet off the ground really makes this image. The light is perfect.
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12/03/2008 07:39:15 PM
Weeeeeeee. Such a fun capture.
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12/03/2008 01:38:51 PM
so much at play here. excellent timing and the silhouettes work wonderfully. 8 After viewing all others, bumping to 9
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12/02/2008 11:33:46 PM
It's lucky the light helps outline your subject. Without it the figures in the background really detract from the story. Otherwise.... wonderful!
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12/02/2008 07:32:27 PM
This is such a delightful and sublime photograph. It gets my highest marks. Good luck.

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12/02/2008 07:09:01 PM
I love the silhouetted effect the lighting creates - nice shot.
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12/02/2008 04:24:40 PM
Nice capture of utter joy.
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12/02/2008 10:40:50 AM
Awesome shot! The half bodies in the background are a little distracting to me but I'm sure you didn't have a choice.
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12/02/2008 08:05:39 AM
Lovely candid and use of contrast!that she is the only full figure in this adds to the emotion.
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12/02/2008 07:31:13 AM
thanks!
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12/01/2008 11:09:10 PM
Oh, superb! This has got a nice array of elements which contribute solidly to the mood & title. I love th empathetic connection to the girl & how it seems like she could almost keep rising up - such a strong 'Mary Poppins'-esque feel to a very emotive candid... -- 10 --
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12/01/2008 09:43:28 PM
Out of all the weird, atrsy, and eclectic B&W street photography shots I have ever seen, this is the first one that actually connected with me that I understand the concept. Excellent! Fav & 9
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12/01/2008 09:30:27 PM
at last I found something I like, such a beautiful care-free image, well done.
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12/01/2008 09:19:13 PM
Lovely evocation of uninhibited childhood. I don't usually guess photographers in my comments, but this struck me immediately as something Melethia would enter.
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12/01/2008 01:18:36 PM
Divine! The silhouettes ,the hint of backlighting on the girls hair just lovely 8
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12/01/2008 01:00:07 PM
This is a lot of fun. I'm surprised the pigeons haven't flown off. Nice light and it works very well in b&w.
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12/01/2008 12:34:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful, damn near perfect, so much captured in such a simple shot.
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12/01/2008 12:28:58 PM
wonderful shot. the pigeon behind her back is like her slightly distorted reflection
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12/01/2008 10:14:35 AM
This is strong. Love it.
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12/01/2008 09:38:37 AM
well done, very interesting image.7
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12/01/2008 12:57:47 AM
Delicious!
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12/01/2008 12:55:54 AM
Love the low key approach. We can still see the delight in her face. Nice.
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12/01/2008 12:11:51 AM
So fun! beautiful sillhouette. You took advantage of the available lighting very well.
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