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scarbrd


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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 50mm ZE f/1.4 Planar T for Canon
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2010

Here's Abby again, from my highest viewed image.

[Jan. 14th, 2010 11:21:46 AM]

There are a few correct guesses.

If you keyed in on the title and looked at some of my portraits you should be able to spot this style.

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[Jan. 14th, 2010 11:24:09 AM]

I prefer portraits that reveal something about the subject. Often, forced smiles can obscure what comes thorugh naturally. I do have some smiling portraits, but they are the exception rather than the rule. I don't set out to take a portrait with the subject not smiling, but the when selecting the best image from a session, these are more often than not the ones I chose.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.3014
Avg (commenters): 7.8636
Avg (participants): 6.5823
Avg (non-participants): 6.1429
Views since voting: 1466
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 219
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/20/2010 02:27:13 AM
Quite lovely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2010 09:12:33 PM
Beautiful portrait. Looks like natural light. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd?
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01/18/2010 07:57:37 PM
Very pretty light. Guessing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd from the subject.
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01/18/2010 08:52:39 AM
A beautiful photo of a beautiful little girl... and those eyes... WOW.

All this leads me to think...

Signature Style Guess: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd
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01/16/2010 05:22:17 PM
Ok, does this mean this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd instead of Timfy?
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01/16/2010 03:52:09 AM
I recall a very nice portrait by scarbrd?? that reminds me of this one.
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01/15/2010 11:26:57 PM
found ya....' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd wonderful portrait...well done
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01/15/2010 10:40:38 PM
Must be by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd. Beautiful photo.
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01/15/2010 09:54:11 PM
Such a beauty! This is just not fair, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd! :)
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01/15/2010 09:50:39 PM
Edward? Lovely shot of little Miss Moody!

OK! Back to fix my guess. Sorry David, your daughter looks alot like Edwards!
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01/15/2010 08:25:37 PM
I don't know what to admire the most: the beauty of the model or the beauty of the light!
9*
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01/15/2010 04:12:40 PM
David's - a lovely portrait. =)
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01/15/2010 09:13:00 AM
A Scarbrd portrait!
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01/14/2010 07:22:28 PM
Nice shot Timfy! Or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd!
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01/14/2010 06:45:44 PM
This has to be that same little girl from "Natural Light Portrait" challenge from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd. Gorgeous light....is this the same doorway light?
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01/14/2010 05:00:31 PM
Looks like timfythetoo ... jk (based on the score thread) - eyes are unmistakably captured like scarbrd! 9
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01/14/2010 04:06:59 PM
Very pleasant and beautiful portrait. 9 Possibly the work of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd (Correction of authorship applied.)
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01/14/2010 03:13:33 PM
nicely done ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd
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01/14/2010 11:20:44 AM
This'd be one of the Toole family I am sure.

Nice one Mr Scarbrd. Very nice. You got an eight from me sir.
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01/14/2010 09:37:20 AM
scarbrd ?
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01/14/2010 12:01:40 AM
Hi ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scarbrd! She has grown up now & looking more beautiful!
Very nice portrait with beautiful eyes,DOF & natural light! I will like to get her portrait filling the frame :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2010 11:26:29 PM
Excellent job, perfect all around! Jason in the house!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2010 07:08:45 PM
Looks like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo's daughter, without paint, and not on an Australian billboard. Beautiful portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2010 02:20:47 PM
And I'd rather have a natural looking photo like this, than a cheesey forced smile aaaaaany day! This is pretty flawless if you ask me :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2010 11:41:02 AM
very pretty girl, soft lighting suits the mood you're conveying
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01/13/2010 10:28:01 AM
My heart skipped a beat... Looking forward to see who you are!
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01/13/2010 12:53:27 AM
Very nice picture..10
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