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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Street
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Arles, France
Date: Sep 29, 2007
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Thank you all for comments and faves! I am glad that many of you saw in this little photo what I saw in it. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Dr.Confuser expressed it in words better than I ever would: "...the notion of youth. Part grown up, part afraid of growing up. Trying so hard with so little to try with. And trying out attitude." Thank you, Dr.C!


By the way, I am keeping the original color version of this shot which I posted a while back
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(it has some great comments and faves which I would not want to lose)

Statistics
Place: 267 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0116
Avg (commenters): 7.0946
Avg (participants): 6.0524
Avg (non-participants): 5.7792
Views since voting: 1009
Views during voting: 757
Votes: 516
Comments: 85
Favorites: 14 (view)


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02/10/2011 09:57:20 PM
This is fabulous and amazing. I love the moment you captured her in.
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03/26/2009 11:54:31 PM
Yeah, I agree. B&W far better for this. I find it funny some of teh comments below about cropping out the durex machine, that fopr me really makes it, another agonising decision for a young girl.......! Great. I'm really surprised this one was rejected, I far as I can see it appears that 1x prefers a story to a technically brilliant photo, this has such a story.....!
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03/25/2009 06:26:33 AM
I like this B&W one better. It really sets off her face.....and the look. Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:41:09 PM
That gaze says it all.
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03/17/2009 10:10:11 PM
Interesting commentary piece, very nicely done.
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03/17/2009 11:35:31 AM
I like the condom dispenser next to her, great juxtoposition, I like this a lot.
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03/17/2009 01:33:44 AM
Nice candid shot. I like the black and white to draw us into the subject.
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03/17/2009 12:59:26 AM
Interesting shot in front of the condom machine. Not totally sure what the intended message is here, except maybe to make me think. Since I have two daughters, the message I get is to lock them up to keep them safe until they are legal age. (Which in my house is 30.)
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03/16/2009 06:15:38 PM
one of the most interesting shots in the challenge...
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03/16/2009 05:41:10 PM
Vulnerability and poise at the cusp of womanhood, well done.
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03/16/2009 05:09:08 PM
Excellent! Is a candid shot, right? 10+
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03/16/2009 01:17:20 PM
Great "street" capture. This begs of a story.
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03/16/2009 10:11:44 AM
Wonderful expression!
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03/16/2009 09:03:34 AM
This is an amazing photograph, stunning. Of all the pictures here this is the one that draws me back for another look. The whole composition is perfect. A great capture of a moment.
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03/16/2009 03:54:17 AM
dont know what to say. the condom machine in the background sort of blows it for me with young girls in the shot. probly not the message you want to send
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03/16/2009 03:44:32 AM
her expression speaks volumes fantastic image
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03/16/2009 01:17:09 AM
Definitely a picture can say more than a thousand words. Great capture of the moment.
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03/15/2009 11:37:58 PM
Nice candid shot. The gaze of the one girl is striking.
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03/15/2009 09:31:50 PM
Nice reflection of the face. Not sure that look at the camera is all that friendly. Nice contrasts.
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03/15/2009 06:52:19 PM
Nicely done. the scratch on the mirror is a bit of a distraction, though
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03/15/2009 06:37:55 PM
This is real, only my second high score, brilliant..
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03/15/2009 06:27:05 PM
great capture! you cant plan those looks. great job
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03/15/2009 04:40:39 PM
One of my favorites from this challenge. Love it. Everything feels right about this photo.
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03/15/2009 02:30:47 PM
Image feels a little over sharpened. The B&W conversion works well here and the elements in this shot resonate with the title.
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03/15/2009 02:01:28 PM
Fantastic shot. Good job on the B&W. 8
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03/15/2009 10:12:39 AM
A very good candid showing their everyday lives. Good B&W treatment.
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03/15/2009 09:08:42 AM
Candide, I suppose!
It's interesting to see in a single photo some aspects of adolescence: the look between rebel and garçonne of the one looking to the viewer, the other girl watching herself in a mirror, even the condom vending machine.
I like the black and white, it's more powerful in this case.
My vote : 8
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03/15/2009 05:05:05 AM
this is what the street photography is about
the right moment, in that category its 9


regards

Brano
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03/15/2009 01:54:52 AM
A fantastic expression on the girl's face, the picture tells a story. Well done! 8.
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03/15/2009 01:41:36 AM
I think I've already commented on this image at some point and now... well I feel like I can't re-comment or it won't have the same honesty the first comment did. :) But I like it.
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03/15/2009 12:53:21 AM
Beautiful girl, this looks completely candid and the B&W works very well. Best of luck. 8
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03/14/2009 11:49:40 PM
Wonderful portrait with the mirror included.
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03/14/2009 11:15:24 PM
good conversion to black and white, good portrait of adolscence
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03/14/2009 09:19:00 PM
Nice choice for b/w, her gaze is very intense.
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03/14/2009 08:09:24 PM
BW is good.
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03/14/2009 06:55:44 PM
powerfull image
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03/14/2009 06:30:37 PM
Wonderful candid shot. Love the expression of the girl, the moment captured and the BW tones. This is a great photography and one of my favorites of this challenge. Good luck!
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03/14/2009 05:50:46 PM
nice expression captured in this shot
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03/14/2009 11:01:47 AM
Nice glob of spit on the mirror :P
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03/14/2009 10:11:41 AM
Great composition. This shot really says quite a lot. Nice job.
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03/14/2009 09:38:20 AM
Superb 'street' capture - bumping to 10.
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03/14/2009 08:47:37 AM
Excellent capture. All the right elements come together to make this an image with a real message and story. The young adolescent girls, the Durex dispensing machine on the wall, the intense direct look from the young girl into the camera. The reflection of the other girls face.And the black and white work is excellent too. Perfect exposure. 8
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03/14/2009 06:07:29 AM
Great candid, love the message. Well done
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03/14/2009 04:36:23 AM
cool shot , technically very good, conveys the message very well , 7
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03/14/2009 04:29:24 AM
very well captured
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03/14/2009 12:58:23 AM
good feel
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03/13/2009 10:47:43 PM
My fist thought was that I'd like it composed off center, but I don't think so after all. The condom machine definitely adds to the interest, as well as gives my mind absolute placement of the scene. Nicely done, and great tonal range with the BW conversion.
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03/13/2009 09:42:45 PM
nice one!
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03/13/2009 08:44:55 PM
Black and white works very good here, well done :)
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03/13/2009 05:07:52 PM
really like how both faces are visable, the machine behind really adds to the picture. 10
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03/13/2009 02:43:36 PM
Gorgeous candid, I like it very much.
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03/13/2009 09:48:28 AM
very fine capture, you really have nailed the attitude of these young women
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03/13/2009 06:42:05 AM
Very busy photo I think the condom machine is more of a distraction than a help imho.
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03/13/2009 06:20:48 AM
This is an immensely clever photograph; a photograph that is both of something and about that same thing. Sort of documentary and editorial at the same time. Alas it will likely be pitifully underestimated. 9.
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03/13/2009 05:28:22 AM
one of the only photos I have voted on so far that actually works on many levels. I dont need to go into details here. but great observation and capture.
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03/13/2009 03:50:03 AM
The thing about this shot is the girls expression, I can't get past that, it's great
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03/13/2009 03:17:34 AM
The scene is interesting (durex and kids), but it's missing something I can't quite define.

Good though.
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03/12/2009 11:42:11 PM
Nice candid, great stare, but the Durex machine gives it a creepy feel.
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03/12/2009 11:25:43 PM
Such a defiant look. Very raw feel to this shot. She really holds center stage, with excellent detail and sharpness.
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03/12/2009 08:46:35 PM
Nice detail and great story. Lovely eyes.
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03/12/2009 08:43:46 PM
Great capture and B&W
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03/12/2009 08:27:27 PM
Really like this one. Her eyes are penetrating.
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03/12/2009 07:53:11 PM
Great human nature study, love the power of the stare.
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03/12/2009 07:13:14 PM
Brilliant shot, her eyes really suck you in. Beautifully sharp and clear.
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03/12/2009 07:00:16 PM
Nice candid shot, I like the way it tells a story!
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03/12/2009 03:53:03 PM
great over all - (terrific portrait irrespective of the setting)
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03/12/2009 03:29:57 PM
Nice shot
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03/12/2009 03:22:52 PM
Great expression. Nice shot and clarity.
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03/12/2009 02:09:31 PM
You've really caught the notion of youth. Part grown up, part afraid of growing up. Trying so hard with so little to try with. And trying out attitude. Well captured and presented.
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03/12/2009 01:00:06 PM
Back to comment and bump: Cropping the left side of the image would have made this a 10 for me. Great B&W conversion. 8
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03/12/2009 12:31:20 PM
Good models,doubious locale
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03/12/2009 10:09:12 AM
a nice gaze, like she's been caught at something, especially given the dispenser on the left. a very photojournalistic quality.
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03/12/2009 12:08:09 AM
Holy Cow - this is so unbelievably WONDERFUL! BRILLIANT!
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03/11/2009 11:37:05 PM
great shot, i really like the natural look.
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03/11/2009 11:19:54 PM
What a great candid moment!
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03/11/2009 11:17:13 PM
Interesting juxtaposition with the condom dispenser and the subjects. It really helps create a message.
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03/11/2009 07:03:22 PM
interesting candid
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03/11/2009 04:02:29 PM
nice candid shot....love the story going on here.....IMO I might have crop off the left side...placing the eye contact in the top left third......just a thought
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03/11/2009 03:12:16 PM
Nicely cropped (I almost missed the left side of the frame)! Sharp and good decision not to go high-key B&W.
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03/11/2009 01:45:23 PM
Well seen!
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03/11/2009 01:27:06 PM
is that a condom rack behind them??? Think I might have cropped that out, really like the shot of the girls although
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03/11/2009 12:02:47 PM
Great environmental portrait,love it :)
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03/11/2009 09:34:39 AM
i love her eyes but would have cropped tighter on the left
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03/11/2009 07:30:16 AM
Says it all. Nice candid capture
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03/11/2009 05:31:20 AM
First shot I come across that makes me say WOW
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