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Good Morning Little Schoolgirls
Good Morning Little Schoolgirls
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-P73
Location: El Progreso, Costa Rica
Date: Mar 13, 2006
Aperture: 5.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006

From Costa Rica -Apologies for the small image. I don't have photoshop on my laptop - it took hours getting the file size to 150 using iphoto - any adjustments added to the file size and it had to be sharpened so I went to a small image. No time here to do any better. I sure like the image, there are lots of others that needed slight rotations that I can't do here. I'll post others when I get home in 3 weeks.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.5846
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 5.7385
Avg (non-participants): 6.8502
Views since voting: 15353
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 272
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/23/2006 09:45:28 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish with this lovely and sweet capture.
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03/22/2006 04:43:35 PM
I love this shot! Congrats on a top ten and a wonderful storybook image!
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03/22/2006 11:09:00 AM
Top TEN!! Terrific. COngrats.
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03/22/2006 08:34:06 AM
Absolutely fantastic picture. It has the atmosphere of a real candid. The minor technical shortcomings mean nothing alongside the plus points; the soft lighting, the poses of the girls, the composition, the subtle colours...

It was one of (I think) two tens I gave in this challenge. I can't believe it wasn't a top three finish.
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03/22/2006 01:28:00 AM
Thank you for the excellent comments and scores. Iím sorry I didnít have the time to vote in this challenge.
I later regretted using this title - the song to which it might allude is wrong for the innocence of the girls.
The cut off feet is the biggest dissappointment - gotta take more care - the picture will never happen again. I agree that it needs more light from the left but I would never use a flash fill in this situation, The girls knew I was shooting but I was being as unobtrusive as possible, I had the little camera on my knee while they were watching their teacher be introduced to two of my students (we are working on a community project across the road). The girl on the left is Carolina (pronounced Ďeena), her mother helps cook for us.
I guess I wanted to be a bit like Henri Cartier-Bresson in the neighbourhood with his quiet little Leica rangefinder.
Iím glad some people liked this a lot - I do. There are two other pics from this day that may be technically better and just as engaging that I will post in a month or so when I get home and work on them.

Message edited by author 2006-03-22 01:29:01.
03/22/2006 12:25:24 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2006 11:47:52 PM
Very cute. Nice colors. I like the light thru her hat. I would have liked to see all of the shoes on the girl on the left, but beautifully made anyways. 9.
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03/21/2006 11:47:48 PM
Great expressions!
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03/21/2006 11:46:59 PM
Great girls in Norman Rockwell poses. 9.
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03/21/2006 11:26:52 PM
Another great image.....
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03/21/2006 07:14:12 PM
Ah! A delightful candid...I love their blue dresses...very nicely done.
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03/21/2006 10:14:45 AM
anticipation, interesting
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03/20/2006 10:39:03 PM
Very cute photo and such expression on their faces! I like the basic composition, but would like it more if you had given it more breathing room and not cropped so tight. I would like to see all of their feet and there would be more balance and less visual tension if more space above. In a perfect world it would be nice to have a large reflector get a bit more light on the faces of the two in front, but that is unlikely to have been possible.
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03/20/2006 04:12:21 PM
Tugs the heart. So many interpretations. Love the curious eyes. 10.

Message edited by author 2006-03-22 10:41:21.
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03/20/2006 12:08:30 PM
Wonderful expressions, great capture! My favourite
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03/20/2006 03:20:26 AM
Have to bump this one up...I love the last girl's expression!! Good luck to u! ( 9)
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03/19/2006 01:44:30 PM
love this shot,the faces look so scared ,what they done????no homework again!
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03/19/2006 11:38:32 AM
I love, love this one. The little girls are so perfect and I love the title too. Makes it even sweeter. 10
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03/16/2006 04:04:08 PM
The shadows on the first two girls' faces are a bit too dark, but the colors are great! -7
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03/16/2006 04:01:05 PM
lovely candid, like the softness, only wished the crop was a little lower, allowing all their feet visible in the frame - nice capture :)
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03/16/2006 11:20:33 AM
Nice job with the colours working together
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03/16/2006 12:38:50 AM
love the lighting in this photo. great shot!
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03/15/2006 05:17:38 PM
I think a bit more contrast would be nice. But its a cute picture
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03/15/2006 05:14:51 PM
Lovely shot. Abit of fill flash would have added some nice exposure to the faces. Also, watch those feet. We have one girl amputated.
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03/15/2006 02:50:17 PM
Delightful expressions, nice colors, pretty good composition, and backlit hat is nice. A bit sharper and with all of the feet would be better.
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03/15/2006 02:17:39 PM
Just a very cute shot. Pretty well exposed but may a bit soft on focus.
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03/15/2006 12:54:04 PM
aww... lovely.
this is very sweet.
filled with country innocence.
nice job. :)
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03/15/2006 11:36:47 AM
Straight from the "Madeline" series - my daughter will love this picture. Great capture!
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03/15/2006 10:00:20 AM
Awww this is sweet. Adorable little ones with adorable expressions. Great capture.
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03/15/2006 07:23:00 AM
This image has almost everything to win it all... I think some fill flash would have made it excellent. The faces are a bit too dark, but overall it is great. 9.
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03/15/2006 06:01:03 AM
stunning shot...I hope you do really well...the crop is a little tight on the feet, but the expressins on the girls are priceless...8
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03/15/2006 05:39:07 AM
love this shot!! Nice work!!
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03/15/2006 12:40:30 AM
I love the expressions, setting. It's a shame there couldn't have been a bit more light on the ones on the left. They're just toooo cute!
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