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My BIG Brother
  My BIG Brother
My BIG Brother

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These were the children of dairy farmers whose cows were entered into the competition at the Middletown Grange Fair last week. Her big brother had snatched the little girl's attention from the slow, dullish cow activity.
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This is entered into the DD category. The original is displayed in the Remark section. There were two main "problems" with it. The baby's face was partially obscured, and her eyes appeared to be crossed. I had to borrow a portion of her face and hair from another shot and also "moved" her lazy eye and converted to black and white using TOPAZ ADJUST Toning.
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Ken Smith
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    A cute child...gotta love that face. Nice job on the b/w effects, Michelle!

8/20/2012 4:02:58 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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  The original version
The original version

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© Michelle Alton
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This is the original, with the baby's face partially obscured and her left eye turning in.
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8/20/2012 4:05:39 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Amazing work Michelle, lovely image here!! Too bad it wouldn't be this easy to fix her lazy eye in real life.

8/20/2012 4:34:08 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wow, you did great on this!! Good work!

8/20/2012 4:38:00 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Amazing DD WORK. I want to know what big brother was doing to get that stare ??? I like to original
the ROSEY RED CHEEKS and the look.

Jack

8/20/2012 4:58:52 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Beautiful portrait and DDR work.

8/20/2012 5:47:02 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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That's some incredible DD work, Michelle! The result is a priceless look of fascination, beautifully enhanced by the sepia tones, for a very special portrait. Well done!!

8/20/2012 7:25:25 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Great work resulting in a beautiful portrait, Michelle!

8/20/2012 8:37:12 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Love the way you caught how intense her concentration on her brother is---very cool portrait!

8/20/2012 9:14:03 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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what a lovely portrait...love the expression

8/20/2012 11:25:25 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful capture!

8/20/2012 12:32:56 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Wonderful, Michelle...great DD work and a worthy result!

8/20/2012 1:43:55 PM

 
John Connolly
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Excellent DD work here Michelle! A wonderful capture, and your vanilla tones are really outstanding!

8/20/2012 2:31:28 PM

 
Lou Taylor
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Nice work Michelle.

8/20/2012 6:51:51 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Awesome work Michelle, I'm always fascinated to see your cloning and how clever you are at it. Lovely conversion to B&W.

8/20/2012 9:09:03 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Love your POV on this and those adoring eyes. Wonderful work, Michelle.

8/21/2012 3:18:19 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Gotta love that expression on her face. Nice tone in the final.

8/21/2012 2:10:02 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Awesome work

8/21/2012 6:08:39 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Well, you did a marvelous job on this, Michelle! Her face and expression is just so adoring - love the big eyes - and I love the B&W version especially. Wonderful work!

8/21/2012 8:33:25 PM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Such a sweet expression you captured on her face. Well done, Michelle.

8/23/2012 6:37:22 PM

 
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