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Lonni


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Challenge: Family II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Date: May 28, 2010
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2010

[Jun. 8th, 2010 11:28:58 PM]

This is a very special image to me - it's my sister and her new baby, Cate. I'm an Aunty for the first time!

I'm sorry to say that this wasn't shot specifically for the challenge - it was a prearranged shoot that just happened to coincide (lucky me!)

I thought this image would suffer from the blown highlight on her sleeve, but at 7.0942 with just over 1/2 an hour to go till rollover it seems that the strengths of the shot were enough to overcome that.

Processing was minimal. Slight cloning of freckles and a bit of gaussian blur to smooth skin tone, but the image is so soft it didn't need much. Tried to do a separate RAW conversion to pull back the blown sleeve, but it was hopeless, so I didn't bother.

Post Challenge:

Talk about close - Jennifer I was sure you would beat me with that wonderfully clever image.

Thank you all so much for the votes and comments - what a thrill!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 70
Avg (all users): 7.0995
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.9032
Avg (non-participants): 7.1375
Views since voting: 4386
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 191
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/14/2010 07:36:05 PM
I love how relaxed and content Mommy is! Congrats on it all.
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06/12/2010 05:44:55 AM
beautiful Lonni! beautiful! congrats
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06/11/2010 09:18:46 AM
Lovely!
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06/10/2010 10:38:21 PM
Such a touching image!! Great job and congrats on your Blue Ribbon Winner. :)
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06/10/2010 08:48:40 AM
Beautiful
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Message edited by author 2010-06-10 08:49:28.
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06/09/2010 11:25:35 PM
Congratulations on your blue!! you captured the moment that touched so many people, excellent!!
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06/09/2010 07:00:48 PM
Well deserving of a ribbon! Congrats!
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06/09/2010 06:11:45 PM
this image is so beautiful! I dont see how some could say it doesnt say Family to me it is all about what a family is! LOVE IT!
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06/09/2010 12:02:59 PM
HUGE congrats on the Blue Lonni!

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06/09/2010 10:59:39 AM
Congratulations on being a new aunt and a blue with such an endearing image.
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06/09/2010 07:32:13 AM
Beautiful shot, Lonni! 'Grats on a well-earned blue!
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06/09/2010 05:48:26 AM
Way to go - great shot ...congrats!!
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06/09/2010 03:56:26 AM
Baby feet is your lucky charm! :-) Congrats - GREAT image!
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06/09/2010 01:38:23 AM
Congratulations Lonnie. Well deserved ribbon.
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06/09/2010 01:38:02 AM
Congrats Lonni...a beautiful image of your sister and new baby. A well deserved blue.
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06/09/2010 01:07:47 AM
Congrats, Lonni. And only by mentinoning it do you draw attention to the blow-out highlight on the sleeve. ;-)
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06/09/2010 12:57:11 AM
Lonni congrats, a well deserved ribbon
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06/09/2010 12:39:34 AM
Well done, Lonni!
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06/09/2010 12:29:38 AM
Nice! Another to add to your collection.
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06/09/2010 12:24:06 AM
It is the best one of the bunch. I thought to myself that it was better than a 7 and clicked my true feeling with 5 seconds left! I'll calculate with the excel program tomorrow !

Good Job.

Originally posted by Lonni:

Originally posted by kenskid:

I moved my vote from an 7 to a 10 with 5 seconds left....can someone calculate if that pushed it over the top?


Thanks for that Kenny :) And thank you for your insightful comment during the challenge too.
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06/09/2010 12:16:12 AM
Originally posted by kenskid:

I moved my vote from an 7 to a 10 with 5 seconds left....can someone calculate if that pushed it over the top?


Thanks for that Kenny :) And thank you for your insightful comment during the challenge too.
06/09/2010 12:04:43 AM
Congratulations Lonni... well deserved blue ribbon. So glad I don't have to eat my hat :)
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06/09/2010 12:02:29 AM
I moved my vote from an 7 to a 10 with 5 seconds left....can someone calculate if that pushed it over the top?

Message edited by author 2010-06-09 00:02:48.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2010 12:00:00 AM
Amazing what a fraction of an inch can do...If this had been cropped about 1/4 inch tighter on the bottom it would have been a disaster. If you notice, you can see the "baby fat" lines right above the border...with a hint of the rest of the leg touching the border..

...if that hint of the rest of the legs..and up towards the hips would had been cut off, it would have looked as though the mother was holding two "amputated" legs....this would have scored a 5 IMO....

....however, as it is, I say a 7.

I'm sure you're saying..."what the hell is this guy talking about" !!!
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06/08/2010 10:36:40 PM
Beautiful and fitting pink hue to this shot. It works very well here. Nice work.
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06/08/2010 06:26:28 PM
Gorgeous!
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06/06/2010 10:45:43 PM
Beautiful.
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06/05/2010 08:27:25 PM
wonderful quiet moment
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06/04/2010 04:12:16 PM
love those fat legs! love the lighting in this one. the pink hue works well.
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06/02/2010 10:54:24 PM
Wonderful colors and lighting. I also really like how you positioned the subject on the right half of the image.
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06/02/2010 12:56:31 PM
beautiful image, lovely soft tones. the light is a little hard on the right, but i love the composition so would hate to see it cropped.
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06/02/2010 12:36:57 PM
Beautiful!
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06/02/2010 09:16:48 AM
Nice colors and lighting...6
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06/02/2010 01:36:36 AM
Very nicely done. But IMHO, it doesn't really convey the idea of Family.. Overall a very sweet pic. Well done
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06/02/2010 01:20:00 AM
very nice
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