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Young Girl
Young Girl

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Challenge: Female Portrait II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Uganda
Date: Aug 30, 2011
Aperture: f 4.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2011

Portrait of a young girl in a rural village in Uganda.

Worked on this in Lightrooms mostly and started converting to BW, then cropped the image, some tonal adjustment through exposure, brightness, clarity and contrast; after exporting to PS I worked on the image with levels, curves, spot healing brush; then I resized, framed, sharpened and saved for the web. Uploaded from a notebook on a trip in Africa.

Place: 13 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.3953
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.8519
Avg (non-participants): 6.4966
Views since voting: 1009
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 172
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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09/09/2011 06:32:50 PM
This is beautiful. Really well done!
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09/09/2011 12:54:22 AM
I like the context given by the bowls. She is carrying them. This is part of what she is right now. The face is awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2011 01:54:15 AM
She has such sadness in her eyes, got to feel for them. 9
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09/07/2011 05:43:18 PM
Awesome shot. Contrast is very nicely done. Looks like something you would see on one of those "needy children" commercials. Very emotional. Well done.
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09/07/2011 01:01:12 PM
Powerful image
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09/06/2011 02:11:27 AM
Powerful image. Typically East African?
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09/04/2011 08:47:20 PM
The empty bowl... I know it's supposed to say something, but it's throwing the image off balance to me. WAY off balance. Perhaps if the child were looking at the bowl... or even facing toward it instead of away... It's too bright to not be noticed and, perhaps takes the focus away from the child. Still... a 6 from me.
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09/02/2011 07:35:21 PM
Really like this portrait, but dont like the distraction in lower left, dont get what it is either? hmm.. I guess is a cup? or 2? I see a finger in the corner there, but dont get it, sorry.

Would had get higher puntuation (from me) if that "cup" werent there.
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09/02/2011 07:10:13 PM
Beautiful portrait of the girl, but to me, the bowls or whatever in the foreground just scream to be eliminated. Sorry, but they have cost some points.
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09/02/2011 02:15:47 PM
Certainly deja vu but always extremely effective. Well done.
bump up to 9
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09/02/2011 08:21:52 AM
Great intensity.
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09/02/2011 12:50:58 AM
The face is incredible. The bowls are incredibly distracting
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