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Boldly going...
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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Backyard
Date: Apr 17, 2005
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

This was not a set-up. I was simply chasing my daughter who loves to run around naked, as she ran out on the deck. Chased and clicked. Didn't think of it as a challenge shot, as I was working on a different one. Had to crop out distracting toys, played with dodging and burning -ruined it, and did much less..desaturated, a bit of dodging stuck with the crop to get rid of the toys..then debated putting it out there, and decided it was no more provocative (in the wrong way) than a diaper commercial. So here it is.

Place: 71 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.8782
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7438
Avg (non-participants): 6.0171
Views since voting: 1467
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 238
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/07/2006 12:41:19 AM
Hehe, this is great! When I was about her age, I love running around nekked too (except for my beloved pink snow boots). I think this is a classic capture of childhood! (A fantastic capture as well)
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04/25/2005 10:16:40 PM
love this shot... pure fun of a little girl......just like we used to do in the old days....lol.... pre all the hoo haa about a naked child, to me it's still the most precious thing of a child 's youth......we were born naked, then we played naked..... a very comfortable situation... thanks for being brave to put it on, as i have many of these shots too.... makes you wonder why people have a 'thing' with it ?, she's not doing anything, you can't even see her face.....
great work..... need more fun shots like this.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:29:01 PM
Neat capture...and I realy like the title.
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04/24/2005 10:23:23 PM
When she's 16 she's going to hate you for making this public!
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04/24/2005 09:38:23 PM
I have been reserving comment on this photo all week. I haven't been able to come up with the words I want to use to describe what I see here. First of all, this is an excellent image. It screams of the innocence of childhood. The theme of 'boldy going' seems to indicate a small child in a large world... exploring.... The composition of this photo feels a little cramped, which somewhat contraditcs that theme possibly... just some food for thought...
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04/24/2005 07:26:12 PM
A wonderful angle in which to make this lovely capture.
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04/24/2005 05:38:31 PM
i want to say my critique would be a different angle, larger crop, maybe being closer to the ground and the girl farther away.. but then again I don't like to see these sort of subjects so large in an image, its almost crossing the line.... 6
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04/24/2005 05:21:45 PM
This is just precious! You've done the black and white perfectly here - the way the foreground, subject, and background contrast is excellent; the child really stands out against the grass(?). Texture on the wood is fantastic, and the framing for this works, though I would like to see just a little more space above the child's head. Regardless, this is a great shot!
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04/24/2005 12:49:05 PM
Very reminicient of Sally Mann. Great shot, so pure and innocent
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04/24/2005 07:30:03 AM
Tell that kid to get a suit! ;^) How did this look in color? Nice composition.
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04/24/2005 04:59:36 AM
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04/24/2005 02:24:47 AM
you could have changed your angle a bit, shooting from a lower level... Ttouches my heart, she is so brave!
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04/24/2005 02:24:00 AM
Oh you will probably get a few haters of this shot, but it's innocent, pure, and IS real life.
Well done! (7)
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04/23/2005 03:21:00 PM
Lovely candid study! A very emotive shot, suggesting lots of possible interpretations. I love a photo that makes me stop and ask questions. Yours does!!
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04/22/2005 01:35:13 PM
funny ... great job ... 10
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04/22/2005 09:45:02 AM
Oh my God, it's a naked child!!! <kidding!!> Very cute picture. The contrast and lighting are handled well.
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04/20/2005 12:11:16 AM
Little miss nudey pants!
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04/19/2005 08:34:22 PM
Heh, this will be a fun shot to pull out for her first boyfriend to see ;-)

I like the overall composition and feel here. Nice candid moment that doesn't feel like a snapshot.
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04/19/2005 04:21:02 PM
lol, yes they are...highlights are bit blown out though
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04/19/2005 01:36:28 AM
the water is a bit rough, but this is a darling shot.
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04/18/2005 12:44:20 AM
The blown out areas on the grass are a bit distracting.
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04/18/2005 12:19:22 AM
This is beautifully done... very Sally Mann. She is one of my absolute faves. Nice tonality, tasteful representation, and skillfully executed. Wonderful! :o)
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04/18/2005 12:05:18 AM
Classic shot! Very well done and the black and white is perfect here. Great! Top three for me.
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