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Challenge: Holy Places (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Easton, CT
Date: May 6, 2006
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2006

This wasn't planned as a challenge entry... a friend asked me to take pictures of her daughter's first communion, and I really liked this one. I'm probably going to get a bunch of DNMC votes, but what the heck. The idea is that the scene is IN a Holy Place (even though it really isn't). :-P

Shot handheld near a large window. Processing: desaturated in RAW, curves, levels, colorize for slight sepia tone, a touch of Reduce Noise, crop and USM.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 250
Avg (all users): 6.4667
Avg (commenters): 7.4103
Avg (participants): 6.4706
Avg (non-participants): 6.4649
Views since voting: 2518
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 270
Comments: 52
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/18/2006 07:50:42 PM
Absolutely lovely
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05/17/2006 10:27:34 PM
What a sweet shot Shannon. I love the tones you used on it.
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05/17/2006 10:13:28 AM
This one had more holy spirit in it than most of the entries. Glad to see it was appreciated.
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05/17/2006 10:10:08 AM
beautiful
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05/17/2006 08:26:32 AM
A lovely capture, love it.
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05/17/2006 08:11:26 AM
I don't think her expression could be any more charming and perfect. Congrats.
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05/17/2006 07:54:16 AM
I had this picked as a ribbon winner. Nice job!
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05/17/2006 05:19:46 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish! Great shot.
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05/17/2006 03:48:06 AM
Shannon you are a legend! congratulations on your top 10 finish...this is an excellent portrait...what an angel!
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05/17/2006 01:00:19 AM
adorable! no tricks this time? :)
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05/17/2006 12:40:28 AM
Ah, good for you! One of my highest picks. This is an almost perfect, and perfectly joyful, image :-)
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05/17/2006 12:28:54 AM
Met the challenge as far as I was concerned and was my top pick. Absolutely gorgeous portrait - I'm betting your friend is thrilled with it, too.
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05/17/2006 12:28:01 AM
Congrats on top 10 Shannon! I thought about this image when you posted your kid's first communion pic in the threads ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 09:10:34 PM
such a sweet girl ;) lovely smile too!
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05/16/2006 08:19:45 PM
Fabulous portrait.
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05/16/2006 07:01:54 PM
although it is a terrific portrait it doesn't seem to meet the criteria of the challenge
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05/16/2006 06:33:22 PM
Perfect and priceless.
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05/16/2006 04:39:03 PM
I'm torn between the fact that this is a lovely photo of a simply BEAUTIFUL little girl and the fact that to me it doesnt quit meet the challenge title... ahhh, what the heck, 7
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05/16/2006 02:23:14 PM
Great portrait!
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05/16/2006 05:14:53 AM
beautiful pic... for me not really a holy place... but the concept is really nice. cute girl.
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05/15/2006 08:10:31 PM
Well done! Could be an Easter poster.
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05/15/2006 03:25:47 PM
Beautiful child, beautiful picture.
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05/15/2006 07:27:27 AM
absolutely beautiful.
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05/14/2006 06:03:22 PM
I hope you win this Challenge, and I am in it !
Its superb, Well Done
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05/14/2006 01:01:38 PM
A delightful 10. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
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05/14/2006 10:16:01 AM
I just saw an angel...
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05/14/2006 05:12:43 AM
She is so beautiful, and the portrait is very well taken. Lights and contrast is good, framing, everything.
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05/13/2006 04:58:11 PM
Beautiful angelic face...love the tones...8.
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05/13/2006 08:10:10 AM
excellent portrait...great expression on an angelic face
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05/12/2006 07:39:50 PM
What a beautiful smile! Wonderful capture!
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05/12/2006 06:37:28 PM
What a lovely smile, nice capture. I also like the toning of this. 7
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05/12/2006 05:24:12 PM
I'd give it going on for eleven as a portrait, but I think it's in the wrong place here.
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05/12/2006 10:24:26 AM
Beautiful shot. bumping to 9
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05/12/2006 04:51:23 AM
Great impact in this shot, good choice on the colour aswell.
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05/11/2006 10:13:51 PM
This portrait looks very professional & I cannot fault it as a portrait, but IMHO there are a few submissions that meet the challenge a little better - 7
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05/11/2006 07:30:19 PM
This is a beautiful portrait. It feels very candid and joyful. I might have liked a touch more contrast but your choice lends itself well to the softness of her dress and hair. Nicely done.
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05/11/2006 12:53:04 PM
Very sweet photo, good thing for your title, because without it this would not be a holy "place".
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05/11/2006 12:34:38 PM
great portrait, but a stretch for meeting the challenge.
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05/11/2006 10:30:02 AM
A lovely portrait in a holy place. Nice tones. 8
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05/11/2006 09:34:34 AM
I'm not sure how well this meets the challenge, but I think that it's an absolutely beautiful picture. Good job and good luck!
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05/11/2006 06:30:17 AM
Wonderful. I love the expression you caught.
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05/11/2006 05:08:39 AM
Cute girl with such a lovely expression. Beautiful portrait shot.
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05/11/2006 04:29:02 AM
A winner for me. Just gorgeous...
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05/11/2006 01:27:36 AM
Very nice portrait, but the challenge is supposed to be a holy place, not a person.
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05/10/2006 07:58:21 PM
Very nice. One of the best I've seen so far.
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05/10/2006 04:41:19 PM
Cute portrait shot. nice soft shadow nothing harsh or distracting. Nice photo, very professional.
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05/10/2006 03:24:33 PM
An absolutely beautiful, gorgeous portrait. I think others will say it doesn't meet the challenge, but I think it does. Perfect lighting, excellent background, pretty subject, and just lovely.
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05/10/2006 11:10:57 AM
Lovely!!
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05/10/2006 10:54:04 AM
A beautiful portrait and good use of black and white.
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05/10/2006 08:31:55 AM
im not sure by the photo if this was taken in a "holy place" but its a beautiful photo. fantastic
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05/10/2006 04:22:40 AM
Very beautiful pic. Was this a candid shot? If not she seems to love having her pic taken.
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05/10/2006 12:51:45 AM
too cute...love the look...love the tone!
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