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Going On Eighteen
Going On Eighteen

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Adulthood Without Adults (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Location: Home
Date: Nov 26, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2005

The 18th bday or what we call "Debut" is a big occasion here in our culture. It is one of the 2 most significant chapters in a woman's life.

Used available light and manual lens and settings. This technique I have learned from Light on White Challenge.

Adjusted curves and saturation.

Place: 6 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.0933
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 5.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.2160
Views since voting: 2409
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 225
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/10/2005 11:54:41 PM
A visit from the critique club.

I think this photo is outstanding. Exposure is perfect, the colors match well and depth of field is used quite well. The diagonal composition strengthens the image. It meets the challenge. I like the border around the photo too. Hard to find any flaws in this photo and the results show. Very nice finish! I think this should have been in the top 3.
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12/05/2005 04:46:56 PM
A beautiful image David the softness is lovely and the pink wonderful
Nice work
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12/05/2005 12:31:38 AM
Can be a greeting card. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2005 10:15:19 PM
I really like the delicacy of this shot. Great shot. Perfect focus on the rose. And blur of the rest, is just enough the keep the meaning, without it being distracting.
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12/04/2005 02:03:33 PM
Very nice. My pick for the ribbon ;) Good luck.
12/03/2005 11:38:28 PM
12/03/2005 09:40:45 PM
Nice one of my top 3 in this challenge.
12/02/2005 09:14:59 PM
Love the mood of softness in this photo. Great shot. 9
12/01/2005 06:12:03 PM
very nice colors, excellent use of the soft contrast ..
12/01/2005 08:35:43 AM
Nicely lit, like that it´s high key, very fitting fot the shot. 7 from me.
12/01/2005 05:29:01 AM
Nice job, I like the defocused "18", gives the theme to the shot without being distracting, good choice of colors too. 8.
11/30/2005 10:10:08 PM
awesome composition. I like the consistent use of color throughout. -10
11/29/2005 10:14:12 PM
oh this is wonderful, great idea...top 10 I am sure!
11/29/2005 09:15:13 PM
Very soft, very nice. Love the background presentation. Vote 10.
11/29/2005 12:47:39 PM
I like the light colors and shallow DOF. nice image.
11/29/2005 09:13:46 AM
Nice setup on this photo, the DOF works perfectly. Nice work!
11/29/2005 02:05:21 AM
WOW this is a surprise. Great colors, I like how you've captured such a bright subject without blowing out your whites. 8 from me.
11/28/2005 11:36:08 PM
Beautiful background blurring. Main subject rose has a wonderful soft feel to it. Very nicely done. Deserves a high finish
11/28/2005 07:04:31 PM
great DOF. nicely done. good color. just a nice touch
11/28/2005 06:02:07 PM
lovely soft photo.
11/28/2005 02:23:19 PM
I like, but not top 5
11/28/2005 03:08:01 AM
lovely image which really meets the challenge well 10
11/28/2005 12:24:21 AM
Pretty in pink. This is different and the DOF is good, yet you can still see the 18 in the distance. I wish that it were a tad more rich - maybe an adjustement of curves could have achieved it. Still, quite good. 8

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