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June Quinceañera
June Quinceañera

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Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jun 11, 2011
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2011

I came across this Quinceañera shoot during a photo walk. On Saturdays, this fountain is usually surrounded by wedding parties, but today it was the background for this Latino coming-of-age ritual.

I attended one last year for my nanny's granddaughter - whose dress looked remarkably like this one. Here is an outtake of almost the full court (chamberlains, etc.).

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It is interesting to note that none of these girls is older than 15, and many are probably wearing high heels for the very first time.

convert from RAW
clone out wires and debris
topaz 4
save for web

Not having very high hopes for this, but I love it.

Place: 67 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.7227
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5800
Avg (non-participants): 5.8261
Views since voting: 1879
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 119
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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06/20/2011 06:44:16 AM
Never would have pegged this as yours! Fun find!
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06/20/2011 12:16:53 AM
Ohh you fooled me with this, I loved the picture, and could NOT figure out who could've possibly took it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2011 09:50:16 PM
I wonder how many times you had to shoot this one to get everyone off the ground and not mid jump or landing while other are in mid air. Good emotional capture! Everyone looks so happy!
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06/17/2011 12:03:50 PM
This one is super. I have high hopes for this; perhaps its not a perfect fit but heck- its so celebratory I love it!
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06/16/2011 11:56:59 PM
Very nice...doing some last minute voting and I'm really glad I found this !
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06/14/2011 04:44:25 PM
lovely shot! There is something irresistibly wonderful about jumping girls :)
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06/13/2011 04:25:25 PM
So much fun in one picture. This is an absolutely delight.
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06/13/2011 01:21:29 PM
Very nicely executed group portrait. A lot of fun is expressed by each of the people. Great color and good exposure. One thing I see that you could have done with the composition would be to to center the fountain behind the ladies. It is off center and kind of distracts. Otherwise very well done.
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06/13/2011 01:21:12 PM
Wow, those girls can jump! Nice shot.
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06/13/2011 12:38:57 AM
What a fun shot! I imagine this was quite difficult to time! You have done an excellent job. My only small critique is it is slightly over processed for my taste
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