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04/29/2004 04:55:31 PM · #1
For the serendipity challenge, I submitted a picture of my daughter playing in a pile of leaves. Children being what they are, I did not manage to get that perfect picture before she decided to find joy in something else, but I thought it was worth submiting anyway.

This is the submission entry:
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I shot this directly against the sun intentionally to create the highlight of her hair, but this resulted in a reflex in the top part of the image which was cropped away.

The original, uncropped, version looks like this:
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I am however unable to decide which version I like better.

I would love to hear your thoughts on which version you prefer, and why. Or would you have done something completely different, given the original image?
04/29/2004 04:59:15 PM · #2
i prefer the one with the tops of the trees because it includes the sunshine's prismatic halo-it's a nice effect that displays a warm and playful feeling
04/29/2004 05:24:43 PM · #3
The one on top looks more focused in to me. I would say I prefer the first one.
04/29/2004 05:34:36 PM · #4
The top one absolutely!
04/29/2004 06:11:08 PM · #5
hmm. a tough one. I really like the beams of light, although the image could be cropped to exclude some of the left part of the photo in the original.
After deliberation, I think the one you submitted is best. Why? I like the halo around her, with the child still being the focus of the photo. The light beams are great, but in the end detract from her.
Tough decision though.
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