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Radiant Beauty
Radiant Beauty

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Challenge: Lens Flare (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Waialua, HI
Date: Sep 4, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2011

I laid on the ground at this wonderful young lady's feet with camera in hand-set at f/22 for maximum DOF and to get a starburst effect from the sun. I held a 430 EX II Speedlight outstretched in my left hand with the 60D running E-TTL wireless flash dialed in to -3.

Imported into LR3 where some basic edits were done, then into CS3 for Unsharp Mask.


Post Challenge:

I'm not sure why this didn't do better, but I'm happy that I got my first entry without any "1" votes (my #1 goal for 2011).

Place: 55 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.6942
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4179
Avg (non-participants): 6.0370
Views since voting: 489
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 121
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2011 09:30:30 PM
the eye draws to the top corner and the sun, beautifully back lighting the girl cradling her arms.
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09/06/2011 07:48:19 PM
I love how the sun is hiding behind a cloud and just giving off a beautiful glow. The angle isn't traditional, but it's still flattering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2011 01:38:34 PM
Nice lighting. Great portrait.
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09/05/2011 03:25:20 AM
Gorgeous child.
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09/05/2011 02:36:02 AM
Special shot and good use of reflector it appears. Typical star burst flare albeit subtle and not excessive.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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