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 Scout (and Atticus): after the confrontation
Scout (and Atticus): after the confrontation
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Location: Monroeville, Alabama
Date: May 5, 2004
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Portraiture, Political
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2005

Shot during the play To Kill a Mockingbird.

No flash. Tripod mounted.

Ajusted exposure, sharpness, contrast, and saturation levels. Cropped. Used clone stamp tool and the lasso to remove glare off the girl's teeth and clean up some white background from behind subject's head.

Statistics
Place: 177 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.9410
Avg (commenters): 7.2941
Avg (participants): 5.8958
Avg (non-participants): 6.0875
Views since voting: 3716
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 339
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/21/2006 06:59:30 PM
Took this for a candid at first, and thought wow - you nailed the title. ;) My only cc is the way the lighting falls on her face (or perhaps as a result of processing) her face looks bw/gray and not flesh-toned. The framing is great; and the girl makes a terrific Scout.
02/02/2005 09:58:21 PM
I love everything about this for the same reasons you've listed in your post. An absolutely excellent capture!
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02/01/2005 09:03:06 AM
wow this was one of my 3 tens.... I'm supprised this scored so low.. On the other hand it brings me great pride to be sitting at exactly the same score as a shot a gave a ten..... I still love the shot...
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02/01/2005 12:36:13 AM
This is, in my opinion, not my best shot of 2004. It is, however, my best shot from 2004 that still had a RAW file lingering in my trash bin. I do like this shot very much.

This is from the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” held annually here in Monroeville, Alabama. (Hometown of author Harper Lee) I have been graced with the privilege of being the only photographer to be able to still shoot this event and I take advantage of that privilege, as some members of the cast change, at least every couple years.

Originally posted by kearock:

Great shot of the girl. Would be a lot better without the man in the frame, but people aren't always where you want them to be. I like the color.


Actually this man, (Atticus), was exactly where I wanted him. He not only helps frame the image but also gives context to a young girl trying to stand up in a man’s world. His out of focus silhouette adds to the striking contrast the girl Scout presents to the image.

This is an outdoor shot taken after sunset. The lighting on the front comes from the headlights of a Model A Ford. The back lighting is from Atticus’s incandescent reading lamp.

If you like to find out more about this play go here.

Message edited by author 2005-02-01 00:38:02.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 03:38:56 PM
Stunning photograph. The colours really work.
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01/27/2005 09:06:16 PM
I haven't read the book, but this is a nice capture and lovely coloring.
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01/26/2005 05:51:14 PM
WONDER WHAT SOMEONE REALLY TOLD HER SHE LOOKS SHOCKED ..LOL
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01/24/2005 10:44:25 AM
wonderfull shot and spectacular use of selective desatration. This is one of 10's for this challenge in my book. I did however find one thing that I did not like in this photo. That is the fact that I did't take it.. Thanks for allowing me the pleasure of voting on this piece..... Keep up the great work.......

Tristalisk
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01/23/2005 01:11:00 PM
Great shot of the girl. Would be a lot better without the man in the frame, but people aren't always where you want them to be. I like the color.
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01/23/2005 06:27:22 AM
excellent capture of a moment. that expression is priceless. i hope this gets the attention it deserves, and the time necessary for it to be appreciated. good luck in the challenge!
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01/22/2005 11:40:51 PM
Great! 10
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01/22/2005 01:15:08 PM
I did like the book and the film. This catches the spirit well.
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01/21/2005 01:33:19 PM
It looks like Dorothy andTtoto from that movie with the witches. Nicely done with excellent clarity and desaturation. The title doesn't do it justice tho. Well done and keep up the good work in 2005.
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01/19/2005 12:28:20 AM
Wow, what a great set of characterizations, hope everyone gets who the Finches are! Love the sheen on Scout's hair.
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01/18/2005 10:26:47 PM
Nice shot, the startled upset expression on her face says I'm in trouble.
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01/18/2005 03:13:51 PM
Nice Shot and DOF. To Kill A Mockingbird is a great story. I assume this is from a play and would be a nice image for the playbill. Good Luck.
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01/18/2005 12:18:47 PM
Would have been higher if only the girl were in the picture
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01/18/2005 09:40:38 AM
without that man this shot would be one of the bes i have seen here. He gets in the way and takes some attention from the gril. Her face expression is fantastic. As is the coloring.
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01/18/2005 09:38:35 AM
excellent portrait
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01/16/2005 01:05:58 PM
The expression on the models faces are wonderful. The color tone is great. Very nicely done.
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01/16/2005 12:13:38 PM
Good portrait - has the feel of a stage shot - probably the backlight on the girl's hair. Oddly, there is something about the composition that works, for me at least - I wonder if some of the more rigidly opinionated will dismiss it for infringing the 'rules'. The tonality works too - there does seem to be something old-fashioned about it, which re-inforces the idea of the stage.
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01/16/2005 03:58:05 AM
Great facial expression here. Like the sepia treatment.

Good work, 8.
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01/16/2005 03:01:10 AM
To kill a mockingbird? Boy, can't believe I remembered that one... then again, who else was ever named Atticus?

Selective sepia tone... now that's one I haven't seen before. The different tone of the hair is subtle. I like it for its understatement. I feel like there's a critical something lacking, though, not sure what, that keeps this picture from having a really strong impact. Nonetheless, an 8
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