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been messing about with this old shot of my daughter.. have to get her to pose for me again soon though i hardly see her these days :-( , anyway, can't decide if i like it or not now it's done lol

thanks for taking a look
...and any FB
Jo

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:field of dreams
Username:kitsch kitsch
Uploaded:12 Jul 2008 - 9:03 PM
Tags:Catherine, Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2985 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 9:10 PM

Both beautiful, - kinda prefer the V2 crop, - focal point seems not to be on her face in V1.


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ericfaragh
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12 Jul 2008 - 9:13 PM

Nice work.

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sketch
sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 - 9:16 PM

Lovely

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 9:30 PM

Beautiful image in both version - but prefer v2 as I feel it gives more depth to the image. Lovely. Bruce

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Possum
Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
12 Jul 2008 - 9:31 PM

Prefer V1 - and the b/ground is so apt for her expression. Super work, Jo.
Allie

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 9:36 PM

V1 for composition, but both are magical.
Moira

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davidturner
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12 Jul 2008 - 9:54 PM

Excellent portrait and treatment.
Rgds, David

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SpeedAltStar
12 Jul 2008 - 10:12 PM

Lovely

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 10:35 PM

beautiful, prefer V1

Dianna

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Grimm
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12 Jul 2008 - 11:00 PM

Uncropped! Quality!

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 11:32 PM

thanks folks...
hmm i still can't decide on the crop myself lol

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johnriley1uk
johnriley1uk e2 Member 1026 forum postsjohnriley1uk vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 11:57 PM

Superb, just perfect.

John

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Rogerex
Rogerex e2 Member 831 forum postsRogerex vcard Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 12:19 AM

A good looking young lady, well photographed, and I like the background effect. Prefer the crop in V1, I think it helps the viewer concentrate more on her face.
Roger

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO e2 Member 6MNPHOTO vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 12:25 AM

brilliant love it

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jonny_greentree
jonny_greentree e2 Member 6188 forum postsjonny_greentree vcard England
13 Jul 2008 - 12:38 AM

Joe this is just your amazing work through and through

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digipix76
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13 Jul 2008 - 12:48 AM

Gorgeous Smile


Ian

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 3:18 AM

Both absolutely lovely.

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LesF
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13 Jul 2008 - 6:46 AM

Another terrific shot Jo

LesF

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 7:45 AM

God but she's pretty Jo. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason. Don't know why though. V1 for me ... I like the tighter crop.

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bruce295
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13 Jul 2008 - 8:46 AM

V1 I think but both excellent.


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backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 8:55 AM

i think V1....such a beautiful portrait of her, and that background adds a bit of 'edge'..

excellent work jo

phil

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 10:04 AM

Smile thanks very much everyone!

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JohnDyer
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13 Jul 2008 - 10:29 AM

I love it Smile

J

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103954 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 10:46 AM

Like the contrast between teh skin and the grungy background.
Can't make up my mind about which is a better crop though

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rontear
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13 Jul 2008 - 11:14 AM

Beutiful, Jo. Ron.

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Joline
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13 Jul 2008 - 11:35 AM

V1 for me. I like both the placement of her in the frame and the use of the background as contrast to her wonderfully smooth skin. The color and content of the background also serves to give this such an innocent appeal.
(I know what you mean about not seeing them....flying from the nest...wish I could bring back those wonderful moments when they were closer to home.)

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RockArea
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13 Jul 2008 - 11:55 AM

Lovely. Both goo but I like v1 best.

David

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User_Removed
13 Jul 2008 - 11:59 AM

v1 comp wise. it's a great edit this and I can see that this is an older one of your daughter. Interesting how we get to know each other's children through the www.

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SamGillespie
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13 Jul 2008 - 2:31 PM

Uncropped is better imho. Great expression with super lighting.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful in every way Jo.

John Smile

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chelle
chelle e2 Member 977 forum postschelle vcard
13 Jul 2008 - 4:01 PM

I like both versions, but maybe version 2 just comes out on top for me. They are both beautiful photos though; you must be pleased with yourself! Well done!

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rossi
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13 Jul 2008 - 5:18 PM

Version 2 for me

Ian

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jeanie
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13 Jul 2008 - 5:55 PM

I prefer version 2 too...

Jeanie

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2008 - 7:18 PM

thanks all for your FB re the crop & lovely comments..

and thanks very much for your award John! much appreciated Smile

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exposure
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13 Jul 2008 - 9:19 PM

Beautiful.
Pauline.

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zed
zed e2 Member 10551 forum postszed vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2008 - 11:59 PM

V1 for me, she's beautiful.

z
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Moon_Chaser
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15 Jul 2008 - 5:44 AM

I don't have words to express my feelings.. superb portfolio... Keeeeeeeeep it up Smile Sensational images with great detail that shows your true aesthetic sense

Rgds/Sidd

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2008 - 12:59 PM

V1 works for me, focuses on your daughters eyes, a better balance to the image.
Jon

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2008 - 4:59 PM

thanks everyone...

and for your award Nicholas Smile thanks very much!

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Milla
Milla e2 Member 6Milla vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 9:53 PM

She's a stunning beauty, and her appearance itself seems to enchant the image. Love your processing too, tasteful and well fitting. Both work for me, just fab!

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The_Collector
The_Collector e2 Member 8The_Collector vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 10:33 PM

V1 with V2 coming a close second lol!

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HowardA
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23 Jul 2008 - 10:35 PM

Jo, you really have been prolific this year and as I've not been on much lately it's great to look through so much of your work in one sitting! This is a wonderful image and I really enjoy both versions. The colour, expression, processing and the choice of images are all first class. Keep it going!!

Howard

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1129 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 6:27 PM

A stunning shot of a stunning subject!

Well done!

Tim

Version 1 for me, the composition works better.

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petixa
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5 Aug 2008 - 11:03 PM

preciosa... V 1

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2008 - 9:59 PM

thanks everyone for the great response on this, it's a fave of mine Smile

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ronsmith1
ronsmith1 e2 Member 8ronsmith1 vcard England
1 Dec 2008 - 2:17 AM

now i give up commenting on your stuff cant finde any thing wrong with 97% of it will just vote in stead ...i i do like your style of photography .spot on again

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 4:53 PM

lol, thanks very much Smile

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HuntedDragon
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27 Feb 2009 - 12:42 AM

american 1940's look to me,

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