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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

A quickie shot for my daughter's communion invitation, and it turned out to be one of my favorites. No studio lights, no fancy lens... just me up on a ladder in front of a big window. Incandescent lights in the back provided a little color contrast on the dress.

Statistics
Place: 96 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3969
Avg (commenters): 7.3214
Avg (participants): 6.3922
Avg (non-participants): 6.4217
Views since voting: 1747
Views during voting: 783
Votes: 519
Comments: 98
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/20/2009 02:41:35 PM
this is lovely, I loved it in the challenge, and enjoying seeing it again now..
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05/20/2009 11:18:16 AM
Lovely shot Shannon, and as the other images in your portfolio will loose their luster and freshness, shots that capture a specific slice of our children's lives just get more and more valuable. It is rare to see the simple and sophisticated mixed so well.
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03/20/2009 01:56:57 PM
it's scary how we know each others families too , that 1.8 is a great lens
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03/18/2009 01:21:30 PM
Way WAY better than your other consideration. Heck, even *I* can take a good tourist shot with the best of them sometimes, but it takes both a good photog and a good dad to get an angelic picture of a beautiful girl! Means a lot more, too, I'd wager.
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03/18/2009 09:35:23 AM
I thought this was yours, Shannon. Too bad most of the voters prefer eye candy over this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:39:59 PM
Beautiful portrait; this inspires me to be a better photographer.
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03/17/2009 09:45:12 PM
gorgeous face with a wonderful photographer's perspective!
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03/17/2009 05:19:01 PM
Great composition, but could use a little more light from front/above.
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03/17/2009 04:35:01 PM
Ooh, I like this a lot, great composition and POV and lighting, it all works so well together.
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03/17/2009 02:49:38 PM
Lovely POV. The diagonal works very well.
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03/17/2009 02:07:03 PM
Beautiful portrait wonderful lighting !
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03/17/2009 11:10:56 AM
Really well composed, and your perspective is perfect.
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03/17/2009 03:14:58 AM
Beautiful, lovely perspective, and I like the composition.
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03/16/2009 11:01:18 PM
Oh... lovely.


Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 10:17:17 PM
love the composition.
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03/16/2009 09:56:27 PM
nice, gorgeous shot
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03/16/2009 08:58:56 PM
Just beautiful. Love the pov. 9
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03/16/2009 07:59:03 PM
Nice perspective. Good job on this portrait.
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03/16/2009 07:06:50 PM
Lovely flower like composition with a beautiful model. Congrats.
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03/16/2009 02:56:02 PM
What a neat angle! I love the dress. She's got such a cute face. :)
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03/16/2009 06:17:13 AM
beautifully captured - well done
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03/16/2009 05:36:26 AM
Interesting POV & composition! Love the lighting. If I am not wrong is it you Shannon?
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03/16/2009 02:12:35 AM
I'm giving this a great score because of the composition, and the technical excellance of the photo. Thanks.
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03/16/2009 02:09:11 AM
First Eucharist? Wow, stunning young lady indeed and lucky to have a very clever photographer. This portrait is outstanding in every way.
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03/15/2009 10:58:46 PM
lovely, shannon. damn near impossible challenge to pick an entry for...
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03/15/2009 10:45:00 PM
nice comp and detail
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03/15/2009 10:34:59 PM
Very pretty image. Excellent exposure.
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03/15/2009 09:47:34 PM
You can't get much better than this... Especially if you know the subject (which I don't, but can imagine that I do). Perfect composition and the lighting is outstanding. Great capture of emotion and focus. Well done.
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03/15/2009 09:15:18 PM
This is really beautiful. She will treasure this forever. :)
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03/15/2009 04:29:38 PM
Delightful shot. Nice exposure on the whites. 7
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03/15/2009 03:17:56 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Nice Selection
Photography: Creative shot, Beautiful job.
Viewers Reaction: Neat!
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03/15/2009 01:27:30 PM
Very pretty,
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03/15/2009 10:13:23 AM
Scalvert, right? This is lovely, I really like the angle you took it from. What little girl wouldn't want to look like a princess?
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03/15/2009 06:59:23 AM
lovely expression and so well composed
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03/15/2009 05:22:01 AM
nice one


thx, brano
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03/15/2009 03:36:39 AM
nice potrait , well composed , nice job in retaining details. 7
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03/15/2009 03:14:35 AM
Lovely portrait with just the princess and her dress.
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03/15/2009 01:46:29 AM
So swweet... and a very nice composition too!
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03/15/2009 12:14:09 AM
Perfect way to fill the frame..only one thing i might change is perhaps a little more sharpness on her face..but that is a personal nit-pick. 9
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03/14/2009 10:52:35 PM
Simply....LOVELY
Bravo!
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03/14/2009 02:13:10 PM
very sweet shot, the pov really works
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03/14/2009 01:57:53 PM
Great perspective. What a lovely shot. She looks like a flower, with her dress as petals all around her. Very compelling, great lighting. Well done.
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03/14/2009 01:54:51 PM
Very good studio work.....
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03/14/2009 01:24:21 PM
Lovely composition and light. Beautiful.
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03/14/2009 12:51:06 PM
Well composed shot, good lighting.
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03/14/2009 10:55:55 AM
I actually have this picture on my computer--you posted it for an example of window lighting that I've used to show my students. I like it!
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03/14/2009 08:02:04 AM
Sweet portrait, the unusual point of view and the composition coupled with the arranged dress make it especially memorable.
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03/14/2009 07:55:39 AM
Really nice POV and composition. The lighting and exposure are superb also. Good luck for the challenge.
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03/14/2009 03:23:09 AM
A bit young to be a bride... But beautiful photo. 8.
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03/13/2009 10:15:44 PM
I keep bumping this up. Such a lovely young girl, sweet smile, beautifully lit (a teensy bit bright above her head, but so what?) and of course the overhead comp is just spectacular.
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03/13/2009 10:11:37 PM
Cute child portrait. I like the cropping
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03/13/2009 08:04:46 PM
Very pretty! I love her eyes.
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03/13/2009 06:24:59 PM
great pov, love how her dress dominates the rest of the shot
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03/13/2009 05:37:16 PM
her eyes engage you...very pretty
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03/13/2009 05:28:39 PM
Nice composition and lighting.
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03/13/2009 02:45:58 PM
Very nicely done!
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03/13/2009 12:54:25 PM
Love the commposition and detail, very good job!
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03/13/2009 10:34:36 AM
Beautiful
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03/13/2009 10:18:59 AM
One of my favorite movies of all time. Great composition. I love how the lines in the dress lead us to the subject.
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03/13/2009 03:46:46 AM
just PERFECT!
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03/13/2009 02:51:18 AM
great model, great eyes, and composed perfectly
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03/12/2009 11:45:33 PM
wonderful portrait, great use and balance of warm and cold lighting.
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03/12/2009 10:50:56 PM
love the framing. very nice
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03/12/2009 10:36:37 PM
Beautiful girl and a very natural expression. Nicely captured.
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03/12/2009 09:27:17 PM
Great portrait and very nicely lit.
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03/12/2009 06:07:01 PM
Great skin tones. Well framed and shot.
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03/12/2009 05:45:50 PM
that's a precious portrait, it should get framed and put up on her wall
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03/12/2009 05:11:53 PM
wow. this photo is absolutely gorgeous and i'm sure whoever hired you is happy they got this one in their album!
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03/12/2009 05:07:23 PM
Great, honest portrait. The lack of gimmickry is noted and appreciated.
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03/12/2009 04:12:20 PM
Good shot. Hopefully she's not getting married anytime soon. Good expression.
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03/12/2009 02:48:36 PM
Lovely model, nice shot
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03/12/2009 12:15:58 PM
Oooo she is precious. Love the dress as a background. Good lighting and detail.
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03/12/2009 08:47:22 AM
Wonderful!
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03/12/2009 08:07:00 AM
We'll get that challenge one day, Shannon :)
Such a beautiful image of your little girl. The posing is wonderful, and your lighting is gorgeous.
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03/12/2009 07:31:03 AM
Beautiful!!!
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03/12/2009 07:09:01 AM
Great composition, nice soft lighting, great eyes and expression. Well done!
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03/12/2009 04:31:09 AM
Really amazing how your subject has also become the background - very unique and beautiful.
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03/12/2009 02:11:02 AM
I like the prespective from above. Very nice piece.
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03/11/2009 11:27:20 PM
I like the point of view of this shot, good job controlling your highlights. Love the soft tones of the face.
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03/11/2009 10:59:43 PM
nice composition
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03/11/2009 10:38:09 PM
She is a princess! Good work.
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03/11/2009 10:13:56 PM
Beautiful. Lighting is excellent - great composition.
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03/11/2009 08:51:08 PM
Adorable, and excellent fill the frame. Blurry arms slightly detract, but shot still works well.
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03/11/2009 08:14:09 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. What an absolutely spectacular portrait of this young girl! I love the gleam in her eyes (nice catch lights btw) and the happy smile as she turns her face to look up at me. Her happy glow comes off the page and you cannot help but smile back. Her dress radiates in folds out from her body like rays of the sun. Love the soft but brilliant whites of the dress. The skin tones are just absolutely wonderful as is the lighting on your subject. You did a bang up job on this portrait.
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03/11/2009 07:20:18 PM
Great shot. Love the smile. Love looking up. Love the dress flowing around her.
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03/11/2009 07:10:41 PM
Very creative angle - the focus fells a bit soft
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03/11/2009 05:59:23 PM
Nicely composed. The folds of the dress lead your eyes directly to her.
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03/11/2009 05:13:31 PM
Ah, what a wonderful view! Her smile is so delightful - especially the way it shows in her eyes. I certainly hope this one is framed and hanging on the wall.
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03/11/2009 04:36:20 PM
One of our favorite movies - and a wonderful image to boot.
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03/11/2009 03:37:48 PM
great composition, nice light, very nice portrait
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03/11/2009 03:12:57 PM
charmer
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03/11/2009 03:01:15 PM
Good composition and lighting. This is a very well done portrait.
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03/11/2009 02:30:27 PM
Love the angle and the light ...9
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03/11/2009 02:27:37 PM
Just precious. Love how you used the dress to fill in the frame.
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03/11/2009 01:42:27 PM
Good work, and also a great memory!
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03/11/2009 10:53:03 AM
love the perspective
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03/11/2009 07:35:11 AM
Shannon, out of all your challenges entered this is the best one you could come up with?
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03/11/2009 02:02:55 AM
wow, very nice shot love the soft light ur good!
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