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Schoolgirl Reflections
Schoolgirl Reflections
pawdrix


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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Date: Sep 9, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 143 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.0354
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.0970
Avg (non-participants): 5.8689
Views since voting: 1101
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 226
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/25/2009 07:55:50 PM
And may I reciprocate the compliment! The storytelling in your photos are superb, and if someone takes more than three seconds to look at them, gets drawn into them. Really enjoy this.
cheers
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01/25/2009 04:12:35 PM
you caught a really nice moment here, congrats. I wonder how the photo would look if the other girls weren't obstructed in the top left. Nice finish!
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01/25/2009 01:03:25 PM
Curious as to why you chose to enter this in color. I like it because I love the capture, but must admit I do prefer the B&W version.
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01/24/2009 12:34:19 AM
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01/23/2009 07:46:27 PM
Awesome photo. It speaks volumes. You got a 9 from me.
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01/23/2009 06:02:42 AM
Steve, immediately recognised this one from the street sc. (I seem to recall you did a triptych). Not sure if you have a B&W version, but probably I would prefer it in B&W if you had. Nice one, although I believe it should have scored higher :)
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01/23/2009 03:48:13 AM
Got this down as one of the two highest votes I gave...
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01/23/2009 01:12:27 AM
I *thought* this might be yours. Interesting to see how close we are in scores, and on such opposite stylistic extremes. This image deserved better, but we know that don't count for bupkes, right?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:53:57 PM
Very well taken. I like the composition and the colors are excellent. Great timing to capture a wonderful moment of childhood. 7
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01/22/2009 07:55:51 PM
i would like more reflections to capture all the girls..
they are adorable and you caught a moment really well!
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01/22/2009 07:21:43 PM
i really love this capture, i wonder if it could be cropped to exclude the made walking somehow. He distracts me a little, but overall great shot.
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01/22/2009 07:40:23 AM
I saw this in your portfolio at some time or other and was captivated by this shot. I still am. 9
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01/21/2009 07:38:54 PM
You're awesome, Steve. Love this.
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01/21/2009 03:38:41 PM
It was a day like any other for the three friends. The three girls that walked to and from school together every day. That laughed and giggled and talked about their favorite toys and hated boys and all the other trappings of the lives of little girls.

So when they stopped near that puddle, to show off in the reflection, a sense of vanity and self already growing, they weren't to know what was in store for them. Soon the fun of posing and the making of faces wore off, and it was decided that it was time for a little mischief. So together, as always, they nodded as one and giggling as they went, they leapt off the edge of the curb to splash into that puddle, knowing that wet shoes would earn them the ire of their parents, but not really caring in the way that children full of curiosity and fun don't care.

They leapt off that curb, and disappeared into a depth that wasn't there. Like dropping into a hole covered by a thin mirror of film, and as they disappeared from our world, they entered another, where they eventually found themselves a pivotal part of a struggle for freedom that earned them the status of Heroines of the Realm...

... but that is a tale for another day.
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01/21/2009 08:29:55 AM
Amazing capture, congratulations!
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01/21/2009 04:52:49 AM
It's a photograph that will appeal best to the lovers of the street; the people who think in terms of the moment, rather than the created or orchestrated faux-reality so revered at DPC. This is a pure moment photograph, and so petty quibbles about cropping or distractions have no place in any appreciation of it. It is what it is, and this is the only copy of it; it can't be recreated. A particularly sublime wee touch is the pair of asian imps on the door behind the girls ... it provides that second layer of satisfaction, that sly touch of whimsy, that's so often found in the most durable of street shots. Very fine photograph.
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01/20/2009 01:57:16 PM
delightful and charming
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01/19/2009 09:33:06 AM
brilliant, love it, you can feel the joy coming from the girls
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01/18/2009 08:05:04 PM
one of my favorite street shots I have seen this year - "do I jump in or not?"
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01/18/2009 07:11:31 PM
Love it. Norman Rockwell like. Very nice candid. 10.
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01/18/2009 08:56:42 AM
Ah! I had already seen this shot in b+w and I love it! 9.
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01/18/2009 07:09:17 AM
Good thinking, but I would like to see the rest of the pit as well.
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01/18/2009 07:02:49 AM
Lol great way to capture a nice moment :-0
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01/17/2009 05:16:05 PM
Good capture of spontaneous activity. The girls add a dynamic sense of motion (looking for sure, considering jumping over maybe). While the others on the street add context, The umbrella does echo color in the girls, but I wonder how this would look recropped to just barely exclude all people except the three girls.
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01/17/2009 04:54:35 PM
I would mabye have corped on the 3 girls playing to see more of the expresion in there faces
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01/17/2009 04:06:45 PM
Noooooooo ... you should have taken the girl's reflections in water ... that would have been great!!! Even so, I like it.
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01/17/2009 10:55:37 AM
more like "1, 2, 3...JUMP!!" great moment
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01/16/2009 09:07:17 AM
I think I'd prefer this if it were cropped in tight around the schoolgirls and you could see more of their reflections.
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