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True determination, I can be whatever I want
True determination, I can be whatever I want

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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Public Boat Landing in Horicon
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Family, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004


Place: 106 out of 122
Avg (all users): 4.6009
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.3735
Avg (non-participants): 4.7462
Views since voting: 674
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 213
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 08:49:02 PM
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While determination is certainly a strong defining feauture, it is quite an abstract one to bring out in a picture. In character studies they use the square jaw bone and lips curled down, but this is nonsense because we all know very determined people with pointy chins and great curling smiles. As a matter of fact, they come in all flavors.

The next question is can we attribute determination to a cutie like this who is not yet grown. Well, all this is sophistry. I see a defining feauture that is visible and beyond dispute and that is this child beauty. Yes, she also has rosy cheeks and curly lips. On the latter you get my 6.
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10/17/2004 06:45:14 PM
With the sun highlighting the area behind her -- your eyes focus there first. It's hard to stay focused on the girl.
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10/17/2004 06:21:39 PM
Lovely, just missing a little more light on her face.
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10/16/2004 12:39:21 PM
Here's a case where a graduated neutral density filter could have helped out a lot. Or else a strong flash to light up the foreground...
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10/15/2004 06:52:58 AM
A little fill-in flash would have done wonders here. Lovely photo anyway.
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10/14/2004 12:53:52 PM
your highlights in the sky are blown out and the foreground is a bit dark, but nicely composed
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10/13/2004 10:21:11 PM
The unbalanced lighting detracts from an otherwise good photo. The saturated sky doesn't go with the dusk lighting on the girl.
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10/13/2004 01:57:03 PM
The subject is too dark, maybe some slight fill flash? I can't connect the picture to the title either, but I'm not marking the photo down for that.
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10/12/2004 11:39:10 PM
Nice, but could have used a little more fill flash.
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10/12/2004 08:31:06 PM
I think bottom half of image is too dark. As it is now, because the top half of the photo is lighter it draws the eyes away from your subject.
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10/11/2004 12:33:40 PM
metering on the subject instead of the background would have balanced this shot out more exposure-wise.
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10/11/2004 03:44:22 AM
Colors are nice but they distract from main object.
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10/11/2004 01:37:46 AM
the sky and the water are blown out. otherwise, nice shot
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