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"Friendship needs no words..."
"Friendship needs no words..."
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Brooksville
Date: Sep 14, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10/600
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010

cloned out rake, dodge and burn, tonal contrast,lightened using layers, levels, turned black and white, brought back color of skirt, border, sized image, sharpened, saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 91 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.2510
Avg (commenters): 7.2903
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.3214
Views since voting: 981
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 251
Comments: 36
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/29/2010 12:55:50 AM
This is one of my fav's in this Best Of 09 challenge. Nicely processed for the mood and effect. The subject and composition are all good.
Fine picture, Fl girl!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:37:31 PM
cute moment. the selective desat adds an interesting twist to the scene. makes me wonder if the horse thinks the skirt is flowers.
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01/28/2010 10:54:23 PM
so cute. very good desat here.
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01/28/2010 08:44:10 PM
Very good use of selective desaturation. Its not "in your face" obvious, which is why it REALLY works!
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01/28/2010 04:47:19 PM
So sweet, and just that touch of pink on her frilly ruffles. Little girls think up the most interesting combinations of clothing sometimes. Reminds me of one of my daughters when she was young.
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01/28/2010 04:01:52 PM
Wonderful image. Great processing.
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01/28/2010 03:38:57 PM
Lots to like in this photograph; selective desaturation and the like can be cheesy but I think you handled it subtly and it adds to rather than detracts from the photo.
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01/28/2010 01:19:10 PM
Nice composition. One of my favs in this contest.
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01/27/2010 09:34:11 AM
lovely story - the use of desaturation (which I usually don't like) is well chosen for this image
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01/27/2010 08:06:42 AM
Lovely shot , but I feel a square crop would do really well here, the harsh lighting on the left distracts. 7
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01/26/2010 05:27:52 PM
good job making everything black and white besides the skirt, good job
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01/26/2010 03:16:42 PM
Nice candid moment telling a story. Would go nicely with a kiddies story about a girl with a horse she loved. nice
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01/26/2010 03:50:39 AM
great shot
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01/25/2010 09:06:08 PM
excellent use of de-saturation on the picture just enough to make it interesting to the viewer...well done
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01/25/2010 04:16:06 PM
awww. love the selective desat
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01/25/2010 11:18:24 AM
Love this! 10
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01/25/2010 07:55:43 AM
tender and well managed, but I believe that it is biased towards the right, sin, I would have given a higher rating if the composition was more balanced. 7
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01/24/2010 08:59:57 PM
lovely...a lovely image overall...would make a nice print 7
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01/24/2010 01:41:24 PM
Great photograph....I love the color tones you added...makes it more appealing...
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01/24/2010 08:18:42 AM
A wonderful, poignant moment!.....8
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01/23/2010 09:13:58 PM
I love the elements of this photo. I think lighting was a challenge, though, with strong sunlight in the back and on the left. But a nice image. 7
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01/23/2010 08:49:05 PM
Awesome, and I think the selective desat is a perfect touch.
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01/23/2010 05:56:37 PM
Lovely moment and the use of just mnimal pastel colour is perfect for this.
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01/23/2010 04:32:18 PM
I like the processing here. The colours in her skirt keep it interesting.
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01/23/2010 02:58:33 PM
What a sweet photo, just adorable. I like the bits of colour you left in her tutu.
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01/23/2010 09:13:05 AM
Excellent work. One of my favorites in this challenge. Love the processing you chose to use here. Should do very well. Congrats!
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01/23/2010 05:52:03 AM
I love the tender moment you caught here between this little girl and the horse! The B&W tones have strong dynamic range - there are no flat contrasts at all which typically can happen with color to b&w conversion without adjustments. I do find it a little odd that you left some soft pastel colors in the girl's tutu which makes it stand out. I guess you wanted to call our attention immediately to the girl. I don't think you needed that - a better way to have our eyes immediately fall upon your TWO (there is the friendship that is the hallmark of this shot) main subjects would be to crop to the vertical. That way the little girl and the horse dominates the scene and not only that you bring me (the viewer) closer into the observed scene. I am sometimes for negative space when it helps to compliment the scene or make it less busy, but the left 1/3 of the photo does nothing for the picture. I want to get closer to the mood and emotion I see here - bring us closer to your subject.
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01/23/2010 01:21:13 AM
cute use of desat. crop could be tighter IMO
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01/23/2010 12:14:24 AM
I like the composition and the conversion/exposure is great. Not sure how I feel about the desat. It's subtle and tasteful -- but then I'm wondering if it's needed at all.
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01/22/2010 11:10:25 PM
Excellent shot. Love the B&W here.
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01/22/2010 07:30:10 PM
adorable
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01/22/2010 04:19:15 PM
This is so beautiful - what a great story it tells!
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01/22/2010 03:50:32 PM
Lovely capture. Really, really nice.
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01/22/2010 03:14:38 PM
Oh my! I love this! - FAV!
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01/22/2010 10:07:17 AM
Sweet. I'm wishing I could see more of the girl and horse and perhaps less of the surroundings. But if seen really large, I'd probably like it (not your fault). I like how you saturated her skirt.
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01/22/2010 06:26:07 AM
I'd have cropped in closer to really focus on the girl and the horse. As they are it's just the colour in the dress that stops her blending in.
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