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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Midway Village Rockford IL
Date: Jul 8, 2005
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Snapshot, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

cloned out distracting elements to the right of subject;increased saturation, dodge and burn, sharpen with USM, resize then sharpen slightly again, save for web.

Place: 751 out of 833
Avg (all users): 4.7483
Avg (commenters): 5.5833
Avg (participants): 4.6749
Avg (non-participants): 5.0732
Views since voting: 611
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 445
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:43:07 PM
Photo seems too sharp.
01/28/2006 02:46:05 PM
Cute shot but some curious post-processing. Looks like you darkened the background elements on the right but not on the left.
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01/26/2006 07:49:44 AM
Very sweet...
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01/21/2006 08:14:53 AM
Flash, right? The light form a flash is so hard to control. I think the reason an on camera flash looks so un natural is that we humans are accustomed to light coming from above. The sun is overhead, our lights are inthe ceiling. So the beautiful girl, the inegmatic smile, the colorful hat, the negative space - none of that is going to make up for the flash in the voting. Also if I cover up the left side of the image to get rid of the distracting background, i lose the back half of the bonnet but I think her face stands out better. This exact picture, done with windowlight would be a stunner!
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01/20/2006 10:55:11 PM
good use of color. the green really stands out.
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01/20/2006 06:01:52 PM
nice sharp focus. I'm not sure the dark background is really best though. My thoghts are that a prairie in shallow DOF might have worked better. Good lighting!
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01/20/2006 04:53:47 PM
Flash effects mar an otherwise whimsical semi-portrait.
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01/20/2006 01:07:28 PM
Great colors! Very "Little House on the Prairie". Good job.
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01/18/2006 01:35:11 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 10:03:19 PM
Nice shot
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01/17/2006 10:49:38 AM
nice contrast in color and sharpness in detail. might would have cropped it just below her chin though. the haphazard tie and her shirt add a touch of distraction to the shot.
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01/16/2006 05:45:43 PM
Looks like you used the flash here? It's cast quite a harsh shadow on the girl's face. It's best to diffuse the flash when taking portraits if you haven't done so already in this shot. I also think it seems a little over-sharpened and over-contrasty, but of course that's just a personal perference.
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01/16/2006 03:43:45 PM
Nice image. A little oversharpened for my taste - makes the bonnett pattern too harsh (IMO). Very cute though.
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01/16/2006 03:14:42 PM
a very colourful bonnett and lovely blue eye peeking out from underneath :) my eye keeps wandering to the objects behind your model. Some burning in that area would have helped.
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