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A thousand feelings
A thousand feelings

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Challenge: Lines II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Mexico City
Date: Jul 16, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2006

I thought about this old lady who usually waits outside of the church on sundays. She was very kind allowing me to take her picture, and there we were both on the floor trying to get the best out of her, I hope I can take her picture again, I loved the experience.

This was shot using fill flash with a homemade diffuser (the reflection on her eyes, even if it is a bit weird because of the shape I ended up liking it)

I hope I will not be stormed by DNMC nazis, I see plenty of lines here.
Editing was hard, I was trying to have strong impact from her view so I croped the photo in order to have her bright eyes as the main focus point.
Editing included in RAW:
+ Crop
+ Shadows
+ Brightness
+ Contrast
+ Curves
in PS
+ Levels
+ Curves
+ Channel Mixer (B/W)
+ More Levels
+ Brightness and Contrast
+ Heavy Sharpening
+ Noise

I hope I could have used Advanced Editing, I will put a Printable version on DPCPrint that is edited to my full liking.

I am aiming for a 6+ I hope this one gets in top 10 or 20 but perhaps a ribbon? we'll see

Place: 7 out of 447
Avg (all users): 6.6101
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.6019
Avg (non-participants): 6.6182
Views since voting: 3592
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 218
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)

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07/30/2006 08:11:13 PM
A wrenching study that's like a corkscrew into one's heart. Congratulations on your top ten finish with this great display of time woven lines.
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07/26/2006 05:12:52 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 11:48:31 PM
Wow! What character! Kinda scary. ..but moving and impressive
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07/23/2006 02:15:16 AM
very powerful image!
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07/22/2006 02:05:45 PM
Wow, this is a GREAT shot. Her swimmy, watery eyes make mine water too. 8
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07/22/2006 01:55:57 PM
This picture suffers from over-sharpening.
Then, your subject's nose looks like it's been blurred.
The tone is great, with good contrast between your shadows and highlights, leaving your image neither under-exposed, nor over-exposed, while conveying mood and drama.
I like the highlights in her eyes too.
Good luck!
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07/21/2006 03:45:39 AM
Those eyes!!! I like it a lot but find the crop a bit harsh;)
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07/20/2006 05:24:33 PM
ow, what a subject... i can read a million words in her thousand feelings... great captured. -you have a blue ribbon from me...
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07/20/2006 01:26:59 PM
nice portrait.
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07/20/2006 12:34:45 PM
Great portrait!
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07/19/2006 11:59:24 PM
Great Photo. I don't know where to begin. It certainly jumps out at you, and the lines of this persons face looks like she earned everyone of them. You really grabbed this subject.
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07/19/2006 06:51:51 PM
Very poetic. An increadable and remarkable picture.
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07/19/2006 06:27:44 PM
The name is perfect. To look at age lines in that perspective is awesome. 10
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07/19/2006 10:48:29 AM
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07/19/2006 06:36:01 AM
Well, a nice idea :o) Like the portrait, good lines BUT I dont know about the pw...
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07/19/2006 02:45:02 AM
Good idea for this challenge, and I also like the tight square crop that draws the attention to the eyes. Too bad the harsh light, it diminish the impact. Good job anyway ... Good luck!!
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