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Old Mar 26, 2004, 4:07 AM   #11
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Kudos, Toners!!!

You have knocked this one otta da park!

Composition, vividness of color, instant viewer "empathy"
wonderful border.

My only fear is this, Toners...that this wonderful photo
will not grace the Photo of the Day pages...unless you
submit it!

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Old Mar 26, 2004, 7:11 AM   #12
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Wonderful shot : composition, dof, expression, color mix.

One question : was that hat yellow in 1978 too ?
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 9:29 AM   #13
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very nice picture! it follows the challenge and is an all-around great shot......it is cool that the hat matches the lemon....was this planned?
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 12:31 PM   #14
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Thanks for the nice coments, folks. This would have been taken on Ektachrome with a Nikon FE and a 135mm f 2.8 Nikkor, probably wide open. I remember noticing the yellow hat and the lemon, and squeezed off one frame. This was back when I could hear the cash register "katching" with each shot.

A pretty good slide was made better with lots of Photoshopping - curves, tones, highlight/shadow on a careful selection of the head and hand, some vignetting to subdue the bright sand, and one last unsharp mask after resizing for the Web.

But the yellow hat was really yellow. A lucky shot.
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 12:35 PM   #15
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Great shot. Are the skin tones slightly yellow too or is the yellow hat and lemon messing with my eyes? Whatever - I like that picture!!

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Old Mar 26, 2004, 2:32 PM   #16
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I think the yellow skin tones come from sunlight reflecting off the beach sand, then off of the inside of the hat brim onto her face. Buy that? That's my story, anyhow - tried to "correct it", then decided it was better the way it was.
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i can buy that....lol
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Old Mar 26, 2004, 3:40 PM   #18
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I think the yellow skin tones come from sunlight reflecting off the beach sand, then off of the inside of the hat brim onto her face. Buy that? That's my story, anyhow - tried to "correct it", then decided it was better the way it was.
I was going to suggest that very thing but figured I'd let you use that line. I think it could actually be true. Really, I think it adds to the overall shot. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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