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Curly Girlys
Curly Girlys

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H9
Location: Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft
Date: Dec 21, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Wedding, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

From left to right, Ayesha: a step sister, Chloe; my cousin, and Skye; another step sister.

Taken at my dads wedding, they were flower girls.
I just shouted their names and they turned round and smiled for this, no posing, just pure luck on full automatic settings!

Editing; cropped and slight levels.
I left the tree in the photo, as I love the sparkles and they match the tiaras!

I know this wont score well in such a prestegous challenge, but my membership runs out soon, so I thought I would enter a photo I LOVE as a thank you to all you nice people a DPC :-)

Place: 496 out of 531
Avg (all users): 4.5760
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5697
Avg (non-participants): 4.5962
Views since voting: 850
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 217
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2009 05:40:15 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments!!!
I tried this in black and white, but it didnt look right to me, and i also tried a very tight crop, but again it lost something in my opinion. But I guess im biased!

By the way, the two girls on the edges, that is their normal smiles, just pure happiness their from all three.

Also, it must be my computer, but I cant see the yellow cast? I do not have photoshop or anything, so cant easily do alot about it.

Thanks again for taking the time to look at my photo and for the feedback on it :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 11:57:16 AM
Very cool composition. Three lovely smiles.
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01/19/2009 07:56:16 AM
sweet shot
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01/19/2009 06:13:23 AM
three very pretty young girls - they look like good friends - and this will be a great keepsake for them

the shot itself has some issues with a busy and distracting background, harsh light due to the flash, and the fact that the girl to the right is partially hidden - in addition, the two girls on the sides appear to be uncertain about smiling (as if saying "cheese"), while the girl in the middle has a natural and calm expression
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01/18/2009 10:54:00 AM
A pleasing photo for the family album, but not enough here to hold the attention of the unrelated viewer.
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01/17/2009 12:15:43 PM
A tider crop here would have been better image is nice
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01/17/2009 11:01:32 AM
pretty girls...
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01/17/2009 09:05:27 AM
Lovely girls, not such a lovely photo. It COULD be a great photo though. Maybe a tighter crop and certainly fix the white balance issues. If you can't get rid of the yellow cast, try black and white. It might be stunning in BW.
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