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Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Date: Mar 14, 2010
Aperture: F 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2011

Portrait of a smiling girl in Kampala, Uganda. As soon as she saw the camera she posed like a professional model. The title from Elvis Costello´s second album.

BW creative high contrast in Lightroom, cropped and some tonal adustment; exported to PS for level, curves, dodge, NoiseNija, sharpened, framed before saving for the web.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.8324
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.8645
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 2410
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 185
Comments: 31
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/24/2011 10:09:18 PM
Mtoto mzuri sana!
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02/24/2011 12:17:14 PM
What an utterly charming portrait. Great expression and gorgeous tonality.
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02/23/2011 07:21:50 PM
Til hamingju Gunnar, fín mynd.
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02/22/2011 11:56:21 PM
Soooo glad this did so well...Congrats
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02/21/2011 03:02:07 PM
This is a great image, I love it :)
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02/21/2011 01:28:44 AM
I remember her from last year. Just an awesome image. So much energy from someone so small.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 11:38:01 PM
Awesome shot, in my top five. What a fantastic subject she is.
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02/20/2011 10:26:35 PM
Best smile I've seen so far. Radiant!!
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02/20/2011 05:24:28 PM
What an infectious smile!
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02/20/2011 12:41:20 PM
such energy and life among such horrible conditions
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02/20/2011 12:15:56 PM
Oh, man what a shot! Awesome expression and pose captured. Great balance of tones in this B&W. Really fine work, here.
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02/20/2011 05:14:10 AM
Delightful
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02/19/2011 11:11:08 PM
Made me smile
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02/19/2011 05:12:09 PM
Sunshine on a cloudy day. Her top says something about kisses which is a nice, if mostly hidden, detail. All the more reason to view it large. Really good.
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02/19/2011 02:54:31 AM
10
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02/18/2011 12:19:36 PM
The pose is great,and a super quality image.
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02/18/2011 01:30:20 AM
She sure is. A megawatt smile.
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02/17/2011 11:39:07 PM
superb job on your processing...this is for me my favorite portrait in the whole lot...
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02/17/2011 12:47:25 PM
Nice strong contrast and sharpness.
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02/16/2011 08:48:04 PM
Awesome, so much emotion..... Loving the b&w... 9
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02/16/2011 01:48:25 PM
Super duper: real, funny, durable, original, beautiful and B&W ... and straight onto my imaginary 2010 wall. Thank you.
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02/16/2011 05:55:17 AM
Beautiful crisp image.
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02/15/2011 11:10:32 PM
imho you overdid the "pop" with your processing. the capture itself is outstanding.
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02/15/2011 10:44:44 PM
lovely
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02/15/2011 10:06:33 PM
Sweet.
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02/15/2011 06:01:09 PM
Contagious smile! There is still hope in the world. The chalk scribbling on the door and the white crumbs on the ground add so much to the charm. Top 10.
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02/15/2011 05:01:16 PM
Nice capture of exuberance! The B/W just seems to underscore that - 8
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02/14/2011 04:01:12 PM
Adorable!
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02/14/2011 03:25:50 PM
Ha! ADORABLE! (not voting)
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02/14/2011 01:09:16 PM
What a great smile on this adorable little girl! She has a smile that lights up her whole face and radiates warmth. Lighting and B&W tones are fantastic. You captured the spirit of this little girl beautifully. Now I do have one critique and that is that I wish you had cropped closer to keep the main focus on the girl. There is too much empty space that does nothing to complement the picture overall. Cropping out 40% of the right half such that you have a vertical shot containing only the little girl and the open door to the left would strengthen the composition. You would bring the focus 100% onto the girl. Still a great shot but a tighter crop would make it stellar (8)
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02/14/2011 08:19:50 AM
brilliant b and w conversion...awesome smile, great edit 8
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