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My Princess
My Princess
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Backporch
Date: Jul 16, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2007

Another shot of my kids. I had taken a handful of images of my friend Dave and then a bunch of Aidan and Rowan, but none really stood out as anything special. I did one last round of shots in the shade on the back porch. Aidan was just cranky because Clifford was on TV and Rowan was just being a bouncy goofball who wouldn't give me a straight look to save my life. She ended up flopping down onto the floor and looking straight up at me. I popped off 4 or 5 shots and then called it a day. This looked like a keeper while sifting through the RAW thumbnails. I am very pleased with this shot. She is my little princess. I doubt that this will do as well as the last picture I have entered of her - her death shot that is holding onto a 6.85 right now - but it would be awfully nice. I know there will be tons of amazing portraits in this challenge. This image I am just proud to have.

PP - RAW conversion, cloned out blemishes and yogurt, high pass, NI, selective color, pimped out eyes with dodge, burn, blur and sat, did some cloning to clean up porch floor background, resize, USM, border.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.6306
Avg (commenters): 7.6087
Avg (participants): 6.3095
Avg (non-participants): 6.8261
Views since voting: 1924
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 222
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/12/2007 11:05:51 AM
Lovely capture indeed!
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09/24/2007 06:04:09 AM
I've been remiss - can't believe I haven't commented on this one. A definite keeper, that's for sure, and an exceptionally good portrait of your princess. Now you need to do one like this with her mom next to her. (Yeah, yeah, I know - it'd be like catching lightning in a bottle to get her to do this again, but give it a shot!)
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07/25/2007 11:31:22 PM
Really nicely done, and worthy of the regal title.
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07/25/2007 11:49:45 AM
Lovely shot - clean and simple.
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07/25/2007 12:45:10 AM
You'd have thought I'd recognize her but I didn't. Nice work, Tim.
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07/25/2007 12:12:53 AM
WOW. 'Nuff said. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:48:54 PM
Beautiful and sweet.
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07/24/2007 11:11:09 PM
Really nice. Eyes might be a tad over the top.
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07/24/2007 07:27:06 PM
There are great images in this challenge but hardly better than this. My pick for a ribbon. The blue and red colors are bautiful... so I predict you´ll either get the blue or the red.
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07/24/2007 12:43:29 PM
Wow. Loves those eyes!
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07/24/2007 05:02:54 AM
very nice job with the colors
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07/23/2007 07:05:18 PM
Great with the background
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07/22/2007 11:03:47 PM
wow! the windows to the soul indeed! you've captured an innocent being that has a knowing-ness about her... that one day she will share with the rest of us. love the blue tones in the BG, the little wisps of hair, the crooked lips... perfect!
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07/22/2007 04:26:50 PM
Very clean - not sure how this could be improved!
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07/20/2007 12:24:53 AM
Beautiful blue eyes! Great emphasis, with your background. good choice
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07/19/2007 07:27:55 PM
love the eyes, soft colors. wonderful use of natural light
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07/19/2007 01:14:28 PM
Wow, what beautiful blues eyes. You captured them well!
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07/19/2007 12:33:49 PM
I like the framing of the image very much. The portrait is whittled down to the bare minimum, and it works - I feel a connection with the child, as though she is letting me into her world. Nice work.
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07/19/2007 12:20:23 PM
your princess has beautiful eyes!!!
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07/19/2007 12:16:54 PM
excellent! cannot fault it.
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07/19/2007 08:56:19 AM
Holy moly.
Now they are blue eyes!
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07/18/2007 04:29:00 PM
Those eyes are WOW, very soft colors, nice, 7.
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07/18/2007 03:58:04 PM
Great focus on the eyes. Background is a bit ho-hummish. I'd have been tempted to really push the exposure on this and go for a high-key look. JMO of course. Good luck in the challenge.
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07/18/2007 12:50:50 PM
Fantastic portrait, great clarity and what a beautiful child!! 10
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07/18/2007 12:11:33 PM
Some pretty blue eyes, for sure!
Only wish the chin and top of head wasn't cropped/chopped out.
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07/18/2007 11:13:57 AM
beautiful eyes but I think the lighter blue background takes away from that
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07/18/2007 07:51:50 AM
Stunning blue eyes, reminds me of my daughter when she was that age
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07/18/2007 02:49:22 AM
Awesome eyes
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07/18/2007 01:00:00 AM
OUTstanding light. The eyes and the background just wrap it all together as a nice present.
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07/18/2007 12:13:34 AM
VERY striking! one of the few good child portraits of the challenge! good luck to you!
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