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Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: My front porch
Date: Feb 23, 2003
Aperture: 1:8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003

This is my 14 month old granddaughter, photographed on my front porch after she bumped her chin...a traumatizing experience! The sad look on her face,and the tear on her cheek, had an air of despair to me. Cropped, desaturized, and levels adjusted in photoshop.

Place: 32 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.6077
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.6569
Avg (non-participants): 5.5607
Views since voting: 1168
Votes: 209
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 10:04:16 PM
The light is nice in this photo. The texture created by the hair is also nice.
03/02/2003 03:25:04 AM
02/27/2003 10:23:48 PM
excellent! good job!
02/27/2003 06:06:33 PM
I can tell that this little girl is probably happy most of the time, so when things go wrong it hurts a whole lot. That is dispair in my book. Nice picture with super contrast and focus. I love how she is hanging on to the bricks like it gives her confidence. If the tear had been whole and still in a droplet it would be the very best. 9
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02/27/2003 02:15:42 PM
Very nice photo. I really like the clearness and the black and white in the image. The image of the young girl crying, truely does a good job of displaying dispair.
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02/27/2003 10:33:45 AM
Fantastic! I love this one, you've captured it well. The tears on the little girl's cheeks really give this image impact!
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02/26/2003 10:26:02 AM
This is an excellent photo... the brick wall really makes this work for me... maybe it represents a barrier that is impossible to overcome... nice work :) - setzler
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02/24/2003 10:03:25 PM
Heartbreaking... The lines on the brick wall draw the eye in wonderfully...

On a side note : I sure hope you didn't sit around pinching this baby or stealing her bear to get this shot...
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02/24/2003 02:11:12 PM
This child does not look like she would understand despair, may be she is upset, but she has a family who loves her and in all reality she is happy.
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02/24/2003 11:34:00 AM
nice image, i like the contrast and the detail that you got here. black and white was a good way to shoot this image. nice work
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