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I Will Soar!
I Will Soar!
LVicari


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Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Date: May 3, 2010
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2011

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She is a nationally ranked junior hurdler. She has many letters from US colleges. She comes from good pedigree, her parents were both National Track & Field team members.

Ocian amd her mom, Kerry , have helped me extensively with some of my photos.
I chose this because of the story behind it. I know none of you will know that when voting, :)

Thanks to her whole family.

Thx for votes and comments

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.8211
Avg (commenters): 7.9600
Avg (participants): 6.8354
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 2974
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 190
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/26/2011 01:15:36 AM
This is brilliant. One of my favorite portraits I have ever seen on this site. She has the beauty of a model but your composition and treatment of her in this shot conveys a much more human image than that of the normal portrait of a beautiful woman.

Other things I love about this capture: The bird. The sun shining from just outside the frame. To me it conveys a feeling that she is not quite to her goals but that she is on her way and she is looking at it head on. I also think the clouds and the sky give it an etherial feel that is just brilliant. Excellent PP as well. It is plain to see that this shot was done by a professional who cares deeply about the art of Photography.

I would also like to admit that I am deeply jealous that I have neither the eye, nor the talent to pull of such an amazing portrait. Maybe someday, I hope.
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02/21/2011 04:28:21 PM
I know that look, usually found on my daughters face at the start of each athletic event. Glad it made the top ten one of my favourites.

Message edited by author 2011-02-22 12:26:35.
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02/21/2011 03:16:33 PM
I knew this would do well!! It seems like so long ago that I saw it. Congrats on such a beautiful image and a best of top 10. :)
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02/21/2011 09:23:53 AM
Nice work Leo!
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02/21/2011 01:30:29 AM
She is so powerful to look at, I didn't notice the bird in the sunrays until now. Congrats on your well-earned top 10.
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02/21/2011 12:30:18 AM
I can't believe not one person commented about the border. Almost EVERY single time I use this border style in a challenge, which has been a lot lately, somebody has to comment how they DON'T like it.
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02/21/2011 12:21:57 AM
Awesome Leo!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 11:43:48 PM
Awesome. Love the lighting and the colortone. Fantastic portrait.
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02/20/2011 03:20:09 PM
The look of determination on her face is fantastic, and I really love the seagull with the sun behind. Really good shot.
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02/20/2011 01:04:13 AM
Looks like a magazine ad. Very profesional.
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02/19/2011 09:56:52 PM
Very 'ESPN The Magazine' like. The gull is an extra special addition.
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02/19/2011 01:40:52 PM
This would be a magazine ad; wonderful execution and pp. (voted earlier)
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02/19/2011 12:14:01 PM
Leaving so much open space in the middle of this image was an inspired decision. It adds to the suspense, the anticipation. A blank canvas, the sky's the limit, and all that. Nice.
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02/19/2011 03:30:24 AM
Just hit it in voting. Now I remember!!!

Great stuff.
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02/18/2011 12:17:46 PM
This sure stands out,nice one.
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02/18/2011 12:06:30 PM
Well executed concept.
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02/17/2011 09:56:59 PM
Epic. this could easily be a Nike ad.
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02/16/2011 08:27:40 PM
Nice lighting. And... you got the bonus Bird!
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02/16/2011 07:37:33 PM
she has quite the face of determination on doesn't she, this really appears to be 3D
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02/16/2011 01:56:26 PM
For a style I have no interest in this is surprisingly interesting! You've taken all the things I tend to dislike (colour, weird border, alien processing, bromidic visual gag and cheesy title ... and you've made me like the result very much. Which is quite an achievement. This is certainly going on my imaginary wall for 2010. Thank you.
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02/16/2011 06:09:25 AM
She stands alone, strong and determined, powerful. I almost missed the bird altogether...maybe not even needed, could be better cropped out.
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02/15/2011 10:39:51 PM
very nice!
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02/15/2011 10:02:18 PM
Well composed, love the bird in the photo. 8
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02/15/2011 07:22:51 PM
This is very cool! And I think I've found your shot Leo :) I remember her from link on your Sports IV shot, cause you beat me :) Hehe. Checking now, it doesn't help that you've hid them now, but the thumbnails are still showing up! An excellent shot, and I love your post processing. How do you do it?
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02/15/2011 11:37:05 AM
Hopefully your score will, too... Excellent image, Leo!
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02/15/2011 03:32:06 AM
good editing
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02/14/2011 11:43:55 AM
stunning, but a little flat for my taste. i think if you had more space to the right of the seagull it would work well compositionally. I also can't help craving something solid in the background.
the lighting on the girl, on the other hand, is spectacular.
good job!
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02/14/2011 10:12:02 AM
Really well done. Looks like a motivational poster. Perhaps a Nike ad.
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02/14/2011 09:57:25 AM
I can feel a big dynamic. she looks so beautiful and ambitiously. You've chosen just the right point of view. And the bird is the icing of the cake! Perfect! - I wonder if this is Leos image? - Good luck!
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02/14/2011 09:52:26 AM
love it. awesome.
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02/14/2011 09:35:36 AM
Cool. Love the patch of light and the bird. Nice one!
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02/14/2011 08:52:49 AM
Wow. Great post processing effects here. This could be ad copy.
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02/14/2011 08:48:28 AM
You are a master at lighting Leo!
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02/14/2011 07:44:50 AM
wonderful, I love this...worthy of a magazine...light is great as is pose and colours...8
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02/14/2011 06:46:48 AM
Wow. Cool shot and with the gull in frame as well... It would have been nice to have the gull slightly more in frame. Processing brilliant
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