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Miss Moody
Miss Moody
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax A 50mm f/1.7 MF
Date: Mar 8, 2009
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000 sec.
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

From June 2, 2005

[Mar. 12th, 2009 02:29:53 PM]

Some notes:

Most people are enjoying the expression here, but one comment notes that she looks upset or mistrusting. Yes, I can see that, but let me assure you she was anything but. This little girl is an amazingly happy and trusting thing (too trusting I think, sometimes), but is also willful and loves to play games. So if you say, "give me a smile!" She'll do the exact opposite just to mess with you, then once she hears the camera click, she'll burst out in gales of laughter like it was the biggest joke ever played.

Ah, childhood.

One of the things I do like to capture, as a photographer, is the aspects of childhood that people like to pretend don't exist. The tears and anger, the moods and scowls. The anti-child.

For as innocent and gift-wrapped as we like to portray them, children are human too, and they are undeveloped and learning, and their moods are worn upon their sleeves, and they are quick to change, and have no fear and shame in showing them, and it is, to me, a grave disservice to only show one side of them.


*POST-CHALLENGE*

I got a 6! I got a 6! That pretty much makes my decade. I love getting new Top 5 entries.

Some thoughts:

Three 1s. There are some people out there that REALLY don't like kids, I guess.

Three 2s. There are some people that really don't like kids, but gave me a point because, uh, she's frowning?

All other scores are pretty much expected.

This was taken in 2005.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I finished with 69. Gad. Only me.

Statistics
Place: 265 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0178
Avg (commenters): 7.0156
Avg (participants): 6.0708
Avg (non-participants): 5.7439
Views since voting: 1450
Views during voting: 691
Votes: 506
Comments: 77
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/22/2010 01:58:51 PM
Lol, This is great! My daughter has learned to do the same thing. Definitely one of my favorite things to photograph, because I'm going to bring them all up when she's older. =D
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07/19/2009 07:29:24 AM
As i said...super portrait. Should have scored higher overall imo. I gave it a 8
Browsed your portfolio whilst i was here and i must say i like the quality and diverse styles of much of your work. And of course your funny comments are becoming quite legendary and sought after. :)
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03/22/2009 07:18:18 AM
This is so intense. I love the expression and the lighting. I can see why this is a favorite of yours.
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03/20/2009 02:41:45 PM
I bet she smiles with the same amount of emotion. Great shot! I suspect you really captured a part of her personality that may not get "frozen" much.
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03/18/2009 07:22:13 PM
what a cute one.
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03/18/2009 03:11:28 PM
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Per my comment below...

quite a collection you are building :-)
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03/18/2009 01:00:42 PM
I love this shot. I gave you an 8. Should of scored higher!!!
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03/18/2009 12:53:55 PM
She must be yours and, assuming so, it appears that her gift of expression is totally appropriate! Love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:27:19 PM
love the attitude! : ) Great portrait!
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03/17/2009 09:51:44 PM
what a cute model! I love how her face is in focus and everything else is blurred.
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03/17/2009 01:39:48 PM
haha... she does look a little angry at you. Great detail in the eyes.
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03/17/2009 11:45:47 AM
Beautiful soft lighting here, lovely portrait.
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03/17/2009 01:40:21 AM
I love this portrait--perfect focus and her expression is classic!
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03/16/2009 11:44:42 PM
Ah. Not happy. Not one bit. And get that camera away from me!
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03/16/2009 11:06:47 PM
nice capture
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03/16/2009 05:01:36 AM
Nice capture.
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03/16/2009 03:39:54 AM
lol, she not happy with this
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03/16/2009 03:11:48 AM
if looks could kill . guess she isnt too keen on having her photo taken ..... nice image
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03/16/2009 01:55:31 AM
Lovely image, excellent post processing.
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03/16/2009 01:06:36 AM
Beautiful portrait - great capture of emotion. 9.
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03/15/2009 09:35:43 PM
Nice sharp photo.
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03/15/2009 04:48:00 PM
exceptional child portrait 7
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03/15/2009 04:43:48 PM
interesting expression
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03/15/2009 04:30:37 PM
Very nicely executed portrait.How's that look in her eyes? Not too pleased about something. Lovely lighting and bokeh. I like the sepia conversion too. 7
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03/15/2009 03:44:20 PM
a beautiful treatment of a beautiful subject, piercing eyes, and luminous glowing tones 10
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03/15/2009 02:00:58 PM
Good job on the deatil. Eyes are nice and sharp.
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03/15/2009 12:27:55 PM
Honest and endearing...
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03/15/2009 12:22:34 PM
Haunting expression & emotion. GREAT PP! The duotone works very well here and you did a masterful job of conversion. The dodging on the eyes is just right too.
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03/15/2009 10:11:56 AM
toning suits the mood perfectly
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03/15/2009 10:07:45 AM
This is a good portrait, her eyes are piercing. I like your composition.
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03/15/2009 09:42:12 AM
That expression is priceless.
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03/15/2009 05:16:06 AM
:))) for 7 from me ;)
brano
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03/15/2009 12:53:36 AM
lol, reminds me very much of my own daughter who is a little older. Looks like we will both have our work cut out for us as they get older. Fantastic composition, light and use of B&W. Best of luck.
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03/14/2009 08:03:09 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. Oh-hoo-ho! That is one ANGRY look she is flashing at us! I wonder what was said or done that made her so angry. Perfect capture of an emotion - even though it is one that is not normally sought after. Usually it is the sought after smile or happy kid that is most often captured and universally appreciated. But this is an emotion that comes through loud and clear and captures a facet that everyone can identify with. And for some, the reaction to the photo would be to wonder and/or to talk to the child to alleviate or understand why she is angry. When you can connect to your audience on that level where there is an emotional response to your photo then that is quite an accomplishment. The B&W tones are absolutely FANTASTIC! You did a wonderful job in capturing this emotion and in the processing.
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03/14/2009 06:52:14 PM
love her expression - nice focus
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03/14/2009 03:27:17 PM
Perfect title! Nice conversion and tones.
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03/14/2009 11:59:44 AM
good title!!...pleasing edit...good tones...not washed out with that blond, blond hair...
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03/14/2009 09:52:59 AM
Wonderful portrait. A real gem!
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03/14/2009 09:51:31 AM
Great lighting, composition, expression and nice use of shallow DoF. Great shot! 9
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03/14/2009 05:08:13 AM
awesome expression and composition, such a great capture. The lighting and toning is great as well. Bumping you to an 8
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03/14/2009 03:53:14 AM
yes she does look moody. Good potrait though, 7
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03/13/2009 11:39:37 PM
She looks like she's not too happy for you taking her image! Good catch.
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03/13/2009 09:33:59 PM
Very good character capture, she looks like trouble.....! 7
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03/13/2009 07:29:32 PM
Great expression, catchlights, full of character
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03/13/2009 06:04:32 PM
A keeper and a keepsake--and a work of art.
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03/13/2009 02:30:10 PM
If looks could kill, I'd be dead! Boy did you catch her feelings.
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03/13/2009 02:16:16 PM
Oh dear, that is not a happy face, great lighting and focus :)
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03/13/2009 12:47:52 PM
Very well done!
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03/13/2009 12:18:03 PM
Goodness, what did you do to make her so unhappy? I like the comp, the expression, and the b&w is a good choice. It'd be nice if this was a little bit sharper.
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03/13/2009 12:14:26 PM
I like the color treatment. The focus is good, the lighting works well and the eyes are handled nicely.
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03/13/2009 10:51:25 AM
very good, I can almost read her mind
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03/13/2009 03:53:23 AM
I bet she is trouble at times - I'd love a shot like this of my kids - it has spirit
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03/13/2009 02:56:38 AM
Nice focus on the eyes, she gives us so much emotion.
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03/13/2009 12:31:01 AM
What a great scowl!
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03/12/2009 11:19:28 PM
Great shot!
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03/12/2009 10:33:57 PM
Wonderful mood capture. Very intense eyes, even though they are underlit when compared to her face. Great background bokeh.
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03/12/2009 10:30:18 PM
I love this and the look on her face. Looks a little sad to me, great emotion on this
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03/12/2009 06:51:32 PM
Wonderful capture. You can see right into her. Amazing!
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03/12/2009 05:23:02 PM
excellent photo. good title
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03/12/2009 02:04:08 PM
She looks very upset or non-trusting.
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03/12/2009 12:25:54 PM
beautiful portrait, nice lighting
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03/12/2009 12:20:43 PM
Perfect title. I like the lighting as well.
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03/12/2009 11:12:50 AM
i love this one
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03/11/2009 09:04:55 PM
Scowling at the camera. Love the eye contact with the camera. Nice entry.
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03/11/2009 08:05:01 PM
Likes: Expressions, Tones, Composition

Dislikes: The hair almost blends with the BG.

Score: 8
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03/11/2009 07:47:13 PM
Wonderful capture, I love her eyes and little pout.
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03/11/2009 06:49:46 PM
Great portrait!
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03/11/2009 04:42:12 PM
Love the attitude. Wonderful feel to the editing.
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03/11/2009 12:15:44 PM
That's darling. What a great shot! Love the expression. :)
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03/11/2009 12:00:48 PM
She certainly looks like she's not happy, great focus on her eyes
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03/11/2009 10:19:14 AM
nice portrait, i like the expression. great composition
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03/11/2009 09:56:25 AM
Nice expression and good detail.
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03/11/2009 09:52:48 AM
Nice moody expression and monotone treatment
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03/11/2009 07:19:38 AM
Love the eyes and the crop works well for me also.
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03/11/2009 06:42:03 AM
terrific
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03/11/2009 01:17:40 AM
ooooh what a phase!
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03/11/2009 01:00:29 AM
Wonderful catch lights. I like her frown. Beautiful bokeh as well. I like the soft sepia duotone. 7
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