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A Hug for Baa Baa
A Hug for Baa Baa

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Challenge: Polka Dots (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Nov 28, 2009
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2009

Took a few shots of my daughter Amelia today. This was the cutest one. :)

She's sitting on our red leather couch, one AB400 to her top right.

Shot in RAW: adjusted exposure, white balance

Nik Silver Efex Pro for B/W convsion (Dark Sepia preset tweaked a little)
A little more vignette
Dodge/Burn/Clone here and there
Resize to 1600, sharpen x 2, resize to 800
Dup layer, Gaussian blur at 5.7, drop opacity to about 25%
A bit more contrast
Save for web

Place: 17 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.2282
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1750
Avg (non-participants): 6.2477
Views since voting: 886
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 149
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/08/2009 02:50:18 PM
Sweet sweet shot . .
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12/08/2009 02:15:58 PM
Just beautiful..so innocent and sweet...you really captured a feeling in this image. Anyone with babies would understand this! Love it.
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12/07/2009 11:05:01 PM
17th place is a travesty for this portrait. much better imo
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12/07/2009 11:36:13 AM
One of my challenge favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2009 10:46:05 PM
Cute! I don't know for what reasons specifically, but this to me is a 7.
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12/06/2009 09:22:49 PM
gorgeous...lovely tones and light, great edit 8
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12/05/2009 07:29:09 PM
There's certainly 'Polka Dots' in there. The lighting seems very, very good to me as well as the composition and the B&W is fitting.
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12/02/2009 09:36:19 PM
Great portrait - lighting, subject, expression, and framing are excellent. Not a strong use of the theme, though.
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12/02/2009 09:23:20 PM
beautiful portrait. I really like the back lighting on the backdrop to soften the grays and define the fine toddler hair. The best of the bunch.
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12/01/2009 10:55:13 AM
My favorite of the batch. Lovely.
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11/30/2009 10:41:07 PM
Very well composed photo of this precious moment...nice b&w conversion as well!
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11/30/2009 06:48:40 PM
what a precious bundle...I really like the soft tone of this
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11/30/2009 02:11:17 PM
Beautiful shot, love the tones.
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11/30/2009 12:12:18 AM
very cute, i just hope though that the polka dots are more distinct.
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