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Bella's Love
Bella's Love

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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

OK, so this is a bit sappy, but my daughter Bella like's it, and the slippers are hers. She loves ballet, but I'm sure most 4 year old girls enjoy dance! Anyway, I set out to create an image for her to remember these days, and the initial image was a Holga preset in Nik Silver. Nice and grainy, looked good, but ultimately too harsh. A little mouse suggested a change...so I got rid of the grain and started playing with the gaussian blur. Bella is happy, so who am I to argue with a 4 year old!

Place: 22 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.8732
Avg (non-participants): 6.0928
Views since voting: 1130
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 168
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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03/01/2010 12:32:26 AM
Beautiful - loved the softness. This will definitely make a great keepsake. Now go do a pink overlay and hang it in her room :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 02:36:46 PM
scene fits the subject well, I especially like the soft focus and b/w....good luck
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02/27/2010 02:11:20 AM
not sure the setup of the shoes works for me. That said I suck at that kind of thing myself so I'd have no idea how to improve upon it. Beyond that I think you nailed the effect I'm guessing you were going for - soft where it should be, sharp where it should be, well exposed with a nice vignette that draws me to the important parts of the photo. I might have cropped a little of the right side to offset the slipper a bit, but that's just a personal preference. nice work
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02/24/2010 08:55:41 PM
lovely soft focus!
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02/23/2010 09:48:49 PM
Lovely. Subtle. Etherial. Terrific photo and outstanding entry this challenge.
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02/23/2010 03:33:25 PM
Lovely set up. I feel sad, like the dancer has lost something. It has a great mood to it.
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02/23/2010 11:09:47 AM
my favorite in the challenge- great shot
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02/22/2010 11:58:28 PM
beautiful, it has amazing lighting and the perfect amount of softness, very well done!! 10 :)
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02/22/2010 08:18:51 PM
Soft filter is perfect here. Well done.
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02/22/2010 04:47:00 PM
I love the softness and lighting used. Excellent photo!
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02/22/2010 01:35:50 PM
love the softness in this shot
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02/22/2010 01:06:36 PM
So dreamy...
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02/22/2010 09:30:19 AM
good 'dreamy' feel.
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02/22/2010 01:33:56 AM
Beautifully photographed. Lovely softness.
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