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Challenge: Conundrum (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Dec 24, 2018
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2018

My sweet daughter!

After she baked pies and cooked with me for tonight's CHRISTmas dinner, she modeled for me before we wrapped presents together (our tradition).

SUCH a sweetheart of a daughter and friend I have!

I am blessed.

Yes, I know that the eyes are too high. But, it's an hour and a half left of CHRISTmas Day... and... I have no ambition to fix this. (fixed it later... *sigh*)

I hope you'll like it anyway!

Oh Dang! Two minutes before rollover... I'm rethinking and entering a different edit!

You're all going to say you don't like her left hand.

I am... a fool!!

Dang it!


[Dec. 26th, 2018 01:05:48 AM]

Votes: 4
Views: 8
Avg Vote: 9.0000
Comments: 1

I think that this is the most fun at 4 votes that I've ever had! Thank you CHRISTmas voters!

I'm fairly confident that when folks awake tomorrow, that they won't be so generous. Dang it.


But, I'm okay with that. Daughter and I had SO MUCH FUN!!

I did have an edit with some purple on the upper left... but missed it uploading by a few seconds. It would have been much better with purple somewhere else.


I took a watercolor painting class once.

Oddly, it taught me a bunch about photography. Gotta keep the same colors in a bunch of places.

Originally posted by gyaban:

... Did you also try to use someone else's hand to hold the shard, like in the Apal'kin version?

Yes, we had planned to use my hand. But, as Anita has pointed out, I have "man's hands". So, it was ugly and we improvised with her other one. It also made it easier to shoot.

Fun Fact: It was BW all along until, I think, ten minutes before rollover. I'd had a couple of glasses of wine and thought I'd try crazy. :D No one else was up for me to ask if it was a bad idea, and I went with it.

Wine'll do that to folks. :D

ETA (again):

Here's the original, as Mariuca suggested I post. Thanks, Mariuca, for reminding me.

Brilliant Original

Place: 2 out of 26
Avg (all users): 7.1600
Avg (participants): 6.4375
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 911
Views during voting: 109
Votes: 50
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/04/2019 03:34:38 PM
This is fantastic, Lydia. I love the color palette. Nicely done.
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01/02/2019 02:51:22 PM
Well done Lydia. And glad that you had great fun doing it and you also have a beautiful daughter. With a neck like hers you can explore more.

I think that it would be fair to give credit to the original photographer's idea, the way we have the "in the manner of" challenges unless we change dramatically the pov
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01/02/2019 07:50:14 AM
How brave, a colored take on a B&W classic! Only Lydia would attempt such stunt. It looks quite good! Did you also try to use someone else's hand to hold the shard, like in the Apal'kin version? It could be fun, associated to your warm/cold color approach. Anyways, congrats on the well deserved ribbon, great one!
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01/02/2019 12:22:10 AM
I love this, Lydia. Top pick from me (10). Congrats on the red.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2018 03:18:25 PM
I love this one -- could be on the poster for a horror movie or something. In my top 4.
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12/31/2018 12:34:57 PM
yup, my choice of top 3!
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12/30/2018 02:34:54 AM
A beautiful recreation. My favorite of the challenge.
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12/28/2018 04:24:37 PM
Pretty cool. I think this will blue ribbon.
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12/26/2018 12:24:26 AM
Absolutely amazing all around, love the color tones. Reminds me of Picasso.
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