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Emerging with Grace
Judi


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Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Australia
Date: May 13, 2008
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

I absolutely love this photo. I asked Kita to sit with her back to me and put her fingers on her shoulder. The hand in the image had stamps from school on it, so I had to be careful not to show them as they would distract from the image. And her other arm is in bright purple plaster...so I couldn't use that. I asked her to look over her shoulder at me and as she was doing so, she was chatting to me and I took this photo.

I am aware from other peoples opinion (off DPC) and also from comments made on previous challenges with her...that some may mistake it as beyond her years. But let me say...this image was taken outdoors and she was clothed...if you look carefully, you can see a white strap over her shoulder.

To me, this image says my daughter is beautiful in both her innocent years and yet at the same time she is blossoming into a beautiful person.

I will not be here when this image finishes voting...so I hope that not to many people see the negativity of this image. This image is meant to represent beauty of the soul....nothing more.

I have printed this image out with less blur....and I just love it.

Thankyou.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.4560
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4915
Avg (non-participants): 6.4403
Views since voting: 2979
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 193
Comments: 24
Favorites: 8 (view)


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06/23/2008 09:39:02 PM
I also love this image for the alluring delicate soft emotive feeling it give me.... Just breathtaking in every way, and one image that you should be very proud of.....
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06/16/2008 06:23:47 AM
Beautiful, and yes, real grace.
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05/26/2008 07:36:20 PM
Beautiful. One of your most evocative.
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05/23/2008 12:23:21 PM
Gorgeous photo and model as usual Judi :)

I dont think you need to justify it at all Judi, you are very good at what you do and from what Ive seen, your daughter isn't far behind her mother in the talent department.

Anyway I agree it prob should have gone higher but you have to let the commoners win once in a while also ;)

Grats none the less my friend..!

-dave
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05/23/2008 07:31:08 AM
Congratulations, great image

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05/21/2008 01:59:11 PM
I love it so much and think you captured exactly what you were trying to convey! Innocent youthful beauty with hints of what is to come as she grows into a lady! Congratulations on a photo that will be treasured long after the Top 10 honors are forgotten :)

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05/21/2008 01:53:06 PM
Hehe, I just knew this was one of your photos Judi. Though I thought it would do better than it did. A very lovely shot regardless of how it placed. :)
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05/21/2008 12:41:49 PM
Figured this for a top 10 finish. Congrats Judi! Beautiful shot.
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05/21/2008 11:12:49 AM
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05/21/2008 09:50:22 AM
She's beautiful and you did a great job, Judi. Congrats on your well deserved top 10 finish.
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05/21/2008 09:13:43 AM
Lovely Judi...she looks more and more beautiful every time and you capture her well...congrats on 9th spot
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05/21/2008 09:04:08 AM
I can't think of any reason why anyone would think negatively of her pose. To me it doesn't even suggest anything of that nature and is a very simple yet beautiful representation of your daughter. The nay-sayers are freaks - ignore 'em :)
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05/21/2008 08:40:39 AM
just beautiful Judi
congrats on another top 10
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05/21/2008 08:39:46 AM
Quite a lovely image, the beauty of youth and innocence. Nothing beyond her years, I don't think at all. Very nice work.
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05/21/2008 08:37:53 AM
Not sure why you think anyone would think negatively of this? Looks like it was fine with your commenters AND the voters. It's a beautiful piece of art and a wonderful keepsake! Congrats on the top 10.
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05/21/2008 08:35:48 AM
Beautiful image of a beautiful young lady!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 10:18:38 PM
composition, lighting, and processing are excellent. personally, i like the pose and expressions of the beautiful model the most. 10
ps: i am not sure whether those fingers add much to the shot.
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05/20/2008 12:46:46 AM
Excellent pose & composition.So soft & still nice sharp.Best of luck!
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05/15/2008 06:06:30 PM
I like how her hair flows over her face, adds to the softness of the capture.
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05/15/2008 12:11:57 PM
Was this done by 21_F.gif Judi? If not, that is a compliment. One of the best in the challenge. I would really appreciate you comments discussing how you achieved this. Very soft and subtle, yet the wispy hair retains sharpness. I hope to be able to take a portrait like this some day.
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05/15/2008 12:27:26 AM
nicely posed, lighting not quite right not sure but I think the back ground should be more even 9
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05/14/2008 09:24:44 PM
Soft and alluring..... Is this Kita as she is so beautiful.....
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05/14/2008 03:47:10 PM
Lovely image. Sharp and soft all at the same time. It works well. Bumping up.
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05/14/2008 12:46:47 AM
Blue Ribbon winner IMO. This is by far the best of the bunch. Judi must share her technique with the rest of us ;)
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