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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2016-04 (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony 16-50mm f2.8
Date: May 1, 2016
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2016

[May. 21st, 2016 11:07:45 PM]

I took this on a living history weekend at Fort Atkinson, Nebraska. This little girl had come to spend the day with her mom, a re-enactor who tends the sutler store there. Though it was the first weekend in May, it was quite cold both days. Mom had fixed this little girl a mug of hot chocolate which she really really wanted to drink - but which, when I arrived, was too hot to be drunk. It's always dark in the rooms there, but as she was seated at a table by a window, I saw that I had, in addition to an adorable subject, some very nice light to play with. I shoot out there all the time - am sort of the unofficial official photographer so the mom knows me well. I took a number of shots of the girl with the chocolate, and this is a composite of several of them with several distracting elements cloned out. If it looks like a single shot, I take that as a compliment here :)

Place: 14 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.0517
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.0870
Avg (non-participants): 6.0286
Views since voting: 368
Views during voting: 122
Votes: 58
Comments: 6
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05/22/2016 11:17:08 AM
I love this portrait. Excellent job, Nikki.
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05/21/2016 09:12:24 AM
I really like the portrait, dof, and details of the hair and eyes. Lovely.. very pretty model:)
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05/21/2016 01:38:57 AM
Lovely soft portrait.
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05/19/2016 01:09:05 PM
Nice portrait I give 7
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05/19/2016 01:05:12 PM
Very Norman Rockwell. :D
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05/15/2016 08:47:17 AM
The soft focus works really well in this picture. The girl's concentration on that hot chocolate is telling a whole story. A 10 from me and my Red Dragon Award' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/160000-164999/163081/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1173262.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/160000-164999/163081/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1173262.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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