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The Man of... My Dreams
Lydia


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Challenge: Natural Light Indoor Portrait (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Aug 17, 2012
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2012

Yeah... this is my eldest child. He is a Man of my Dreams, truly.

He's such a great guy! Honorable, loving, kind, thoughtful, hard-working, loves his mom (and his dad and siblings)... I have always dreamed of a man like this. I got his dad and he was it! Then, along came this one... 24 years ago... and he's as wonderful as his dad, but in different ways.

I am so blessed.

My kitchen. Window light only.

No reflectors or... anything else that was, or wasn't, allowed.

Just... told the kid that I'd cut his hair for him if he modeled for me. :D

Deal.

Took about three minutes.

The haircut will take longer... *sigh*

I might have gotten a raw deal... *sigh again*


Still, I'm happy.

Oh wait... I'd have cut his hair for free.

I win!

*grin*




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[Aug. 26th, 2012 11:58:16 PM]

Interesting tidbit:

The first six and a half days of voting: equaled an average of 7.1296

The last half day of voting's votes... equaled 5.1818

This is consistent of all of the last day voting of my high-scoring images.

My lower-scoring images... all rise on the last day.

Why is this?

It's quite an interesting phenomenon.

I've tracked it for many months.

I'm interested in your hypothesis.

Please share.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.0560
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.8684
Avg (non-participants): 7.1379
Views since voting: 1938
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 125
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/30/2012 01:01:13 PM
I've already told you how much I like this, Lydia. Congratulations on the HM.
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08/30/2012 11:17:07 AM
Oh my... what a gorgeous hunk!! Last day voters were male and jealous. :)
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08/28/2012 01:51:01 AM
Ummmmm...he's 24?!!! You must have had him at the age of three! What a young mom you are...::sigh of envy:: I feel sorry for his wife/girlfriend because she'll have to measure up to Mom! A handsome character study, Lydia. Congrats on HM!
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08/27/2012 05:48:36 PM
I'll cut his hair I'd he'll let me practice taking portraits. I'd so win on that one. Congrats on the HM.
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08/27/2012 02:19:35 PM
Congrats!
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08/27/2012 09:02:22 AM
It should be illegal for some one to have so many good lookin' kids!!!! Congratulations on your top 5.... and can I rent him for a few shoots?? OR hey I'll take the darling daughter too!!
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08/27/2012 06:55:12 AM
Beautiful shot! He looks kind, thoughtul and loving and your image shows it. ps he'd make a great model if he isn't one already.
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08/27/2012 06:43:29 AM
This is very good portrait, well balanced B/W and those eyes show a great personality!
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08/27/2012 02:00:28 AM
beautiful portrait, Lydia, congrats! I guess I could crop some from the bottom for a stronger connection.
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08/27/2012 01:56:57 AM
excellent!
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08/27/2012 01:02:55 AM
Hubba hubba! Oh wait, I'm already taken...

What a gorgeous portrait. Congrats on the HM. As for you question, the answer is "it's a mystery"
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08/27/2012 12:56:46 AM
Cripes, he's handsome, well done my girl ;)
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08/27/2012 12:36:54 AM
Nice work, Lydia!
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08/27/2012 12:35:54 AM
Great shot Lydia...well done
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08/27/2012 12:23:33 AM
Such a good looking child :) Except child sounds so young, doesn't it? Great shot. I can see your inspiration.

Congrats on the top 5!
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08/27/2012 12:13:02 AM
An EXQUISITE photo, Lydia! Congratulations on the honorable mention.

I have noticed the exact same thing about high scoring images doing free falls on the last day. And have you ever noticed? I have happened to watch my score drop significantly before my eyes on the last day without any new votes being added. Hmmmm.... Makes one wonder the motives for "vote changing" at the end, doesn't it.
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08/27/2012 12:07:32 AM
I can't help you with the scoring dilemma, Lydia. Mine so rarely score at this altitude that I have no data points.

As for the photo, he's one fine looking young man, beautifully photographed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2012 11:37:24 PM
Great detail. great eyes. top 10.
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08/26/2012 09:59:41 PM
One of my top five. I like the comp, the pose, the eye contact. Not a bad looking dude, either :) Voted earlier.
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08/26/2012 09:29:26 PM
I don't know what it is but this guys eyes freak me out!
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08/25/2012 10:04:29 AM
Great tones and detail. Those eyes draw you in. (voted earlier, bumping up)
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08/24/2012 04:52:44 AM
Fantastic! Very well done. Lighting, crop, DoF - all great. Top ten easily.
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08/23/2012 10:28:48 AM
oh he's dreamy all right! (love this)
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08/21/2012 12:19:04 PM
so handsome, wonderful portrait
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08/21/2012 12:17:08 PM
Top 3
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08/21/2012 11:38:36 AM
Just gets into my top ten.
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08/21/2012 08:31:19 AM
Nice control of the gray scale, great focus, terrific shading - it's a really great image. Well done.
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08/21/2012 06:48:38 AM
great shot, nicely positioned model for the light.
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08/21/2012 01:32:44 AM
Lovely portrait! 8
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08/20/2012 05:22:29 PM
I love his eyes. Great catch lights. :)
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08/20/2012 02:01:49 AM
Yeah, like him too! Lovely uese of light and a straight stare. Good job.
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08/20/2012 01:59:02 AM
And that stare seems to reciprocate.....
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08/20/2012 01:04:40 AM
Handsome. Gorgeous light
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