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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6D
Location: AMA Superbike Races / Miller Sports Park Toole, UT
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

This young lady's name is Coco, she was working at the AMA trailer selling merchandise to the fans. I asked her if it was okay to take some candid shots of her, she said "sure!" I walked away then came back about 5 minutes later snapped about 10 shots and told her thank you. She seemed very flattered and I think this shot turned out very nice. Hope it does well in this challenge.



Statistics
Place: 26 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.3754
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.2759
Avg (non-participants): 6.4786
Views since voting: 3494
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 285
Comments: 37
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/31/2006 09:40:11 AM
Beautiful young lady. Love the cropping, tack-sharp focus on the eyes and bokeh in the background.
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08/03/2006 01:50:53 AM
This is a very nicely done shot.
Everything about it is natural, easy and pleasant.
Add some uplifting/happy music, and the feel good quality shines.
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08/02/2006 11:25:11 PM
Loved this one, Steve. I gave it an 8. Everything is so good that I thought it was a set-up shot. Even more impressive, considering it's a candid. Great eye!
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07/11/2006 04:26:50 PM
Excellent photo.
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07/09/2006 04:13:28 PM
I wonder why this one didn't place higher. I love it. It's sharp, has nice colors and bokeh and the subject is a beatiful woman that is framed nicely by her hair. Maybe she's to centered but that didn't irritate me. Maybe it's because it was a candid but that is a positive thing to me. Congrats on your 26th place.
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06/29/2006 05:24:55 AM
Wow, i did not see this photo, which is a real shame because to be honest i would have given it the blue if i could of.
I think this is exactly why candid photography is the best kind.
This is the best photo i've seen in a long time. I love it.
I'm going to get specific because it would take too long.
The crop, the lighting, the pose, the model, everything is perfect.
Well done mate.
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06/29/2006 05:04:01 AM
Originally posted by jrtodd:

Very nice finish Steve

Edit to say 2 things:

First: This was my 1000th comment, not many to some, but hey!
Second: Steve this is the very best photo you have entered in any of the challenges.


Thank you John, that truly means a lot to me. I can't thank you enough for getting the photography spark lit in me again. This is one of those shots that just works on so many levels, but I have to give credit to the lens, it had a wonderful FIRST owner that trained it how to capture these kind of images! ;)

edit to also say:

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and praise, I really appreciate it!

Message edited by author 2006-06-29 05:06:05.
06/28/2006 10:45:03 PM
Not that I want to agree with JR but this truly was one of, if not the best shot you have entered to date. Well done.
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06/28/2006 03:57:03 PM
Congratulations Steve! I just knew this would do well. I actually thought "top 20 for sure" but 26 ain't so bad, eh? You have really developed into a great photographer...just don't let it all go to your head :P
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06/28/2006 09:56:40 AM
very beautiful portrait, great focus
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06/28/2006 08:13:26 AM
Very nice finish Steve

Edit to say 2 things:

First: This was my 1000th comment, not many to some, but hey!
Second: Steve this is the very best photo you have entered in any of the challenges.

Message edited by author 2006-06-28 13:24:06.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 08:16:15 PM
Busy bokeh... But somehow it seems to work for me. I like the simplicity of the main subject's pose.
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06/27/2006 07:26:03 PM
Very nice
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06/27/2006 12:42:02 AM
Nice shot
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06/26/2006 04:50:42 PM
Great profile and love the color and definition. The model ain't too shabby either!
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06/25/2006 10:26:18 PM
Excellent use of bokeh.
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06/25/2006 12:41:35 PM
Great shot, expression, eyes, colors, dof, and bokeh. It is shots like these I envy.
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06/24/2006 03:54:50 PM
beautiful model, great pov
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06/24/2006 02:58:19 PM
Beautiful. 8
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06/24/2006 05:35:26 AM
Very beautiful model and good bokeh.
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06/23/2006 02:26:19 PM
Very nice, I'm not sure whether to call this a candid or a portrait. It seems to have strong elements of both. The model looks very familiar, but I can't seem to recall who the photographer might be. At any rate, excellent photograph!
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06/22/2006 07:08:42 PM
The subject's eyes are to centered in the frame. While this isn't a "Rule of Thirds" challenge, it is almost always a good idea to use that rule in all submissions.
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06/22/2006 02:57:43 PM
This is nice. Good choice of location to get some nice colorful bokeh working in the background. The expression on her face is fun to look at. Good capture. Best of luck in the challenge.
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06/21/2006 10:13:29 PM
Very nice. I would have cropped the dead space right behind her head out, but thats just me.
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06/21/2006 09:21:55 PM
Nice expression. Beautiful light and colors. Good crop. Interesting BOKEH.
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06/21/2006 06:18:30 PM
Beautiful!
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06/21/2006 05:32:30 PM
This young lady stands out from the nice colourful background. Pleasing focus and composition. 8.
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06/21/2006 01:36:46 PM
Pretty face, but turned away, and a distracting background. Technically okay.
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06/21/2006 10:22:06 AM
very nice
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06/21/2006 09:41:27 AM
Nice sharp clean pic with good bokeh
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06/21/2006 06:17:43 AM
lovely face and great portrait...nice even lighting
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06/21/2006 03:05:02 AM
pedro? very nice
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06/21/2006 02:41:22 AM
Meets challenge very well: "... take a photograph whose subject is enhanced by the bokeh of the background." - good modelling ...
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06/21/2006 01:25:54 AM
This is the last image on my opening page, so started at this end with a great image....
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06/21/2006 01:08:27 AM
Very nice "Bokeh" in the background.....
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06/21/2006 12:34:24 AM
Such a beautiful image. I really like it. The smile adds a little extra but the focus is where it needs to be and the framing of this shot is perfect. Job well done. 10
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06/21/2006 12:33:43 AM
Whoa. Now there's a DPC image if I ever saw one. ;) Great color, tack sharp and a unique composition. Best I've seen so far. Good luck!
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