Age of Innocence #3

© Dale Ann Cubbage

Age of Innocence #3

Uploaded: May 13, 2005


This is another shot of one of my little cousins I took last weekend. It was overexposed unintentionally. However, the expression on her face was so wonderful, I decided to work with it. This is what I ended up with.


Dale Ann Cubbage May 13, 2005

Here is the original for comparison.

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Brinn MacDougall May 13, 2005

I think you did a wonderful job! Love how it turned out! #1347820

Liza M. Franco May 13, 2005

I always say, "no mistakes, just new creations." This has an incredibly eye catching look. #1347865

Melissa L. Zavadil May 13, 2005

This is wonderful! Just a beautiful creation! #1347877

Carla Metzler May 13, 2005

Wonderful, Dale Ann! Great job! #1347894

Mary J. Costa Pearson May 13, 2005

this is fantastic!!! Love what you did with this ! Great job! #1347938

Tammy L. Odell May 13, 2005

Your effects are perfect for this image Dale Ann!!! #1348113

Kara L. Hendricks May 13, 2005

LOvely work on this Dale!! I love it! #1348119

Lori S. Aschbrenner May 13, 2005

Oh, Dale Ann! I think this one is my favorite! Could you please share what you did, because I just love it! #1348142

Lori S. Aschbrenner May 13, 2005

Oh, Dale Ann! I think this one is my favorite! Could you please share what you did, because I just love it! #1348144

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 13, 2005

This is Superb Dale Ann!!!!! What a gorgeous portrait!!! Nice work!! #1348192

Dale Ann Cubbage May 13, 2005

Thank you so much Brinn, Liza, Melissa, Carla, Mary, Tammy, Kara, Lori, & Laurence for those wonderful comments. I'm so pleased you all liked it.

Lori, the first thing I did was shoot in very bright sunlight, which made it hard to check my LCD screen. So on my screen it looked ok, from what I could tell. My settings were shutter @1/500, and F4. It should have been at about F10! Anyway, after that I did auto levels on it. Which brought back some detail in the face and hair. Then I used a midnight sepia action on it, and adjusted the hue and saturation till I was pleased. Same with the contrast, just adjusted it till it was where I liked it. Then I sharpened the eyes, whitened the whites of eyes, cropped it, and then converted it to black & white. I also burned her lips in a little bit, so they would show up more. I think that's about it. I hope that inspires you to try something similar!

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Tammy Nuxoll May 13, 2005

WOW, You did an Excellent job on the Dale Ann!!! I love it!! Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!!! #1348339

Paul Michko May 13, 2005

WOW!!! This has such a retro 20's feel. I love it, Dale Ann. Great work on this. #1348423

Murry Grigsby May 13, 2005

Thanks for sharing your magic with us Dale Ann! You've got to learn to always say INTENTIONAL high-key exposure :0) This really is a marvelous pose and portrait (and great SAVE)!! #1348456

Michelle R. Kovach May 13, 2005

Wonderful save sista! These are all so beautiful! Great shot! #1348496

Colette M. Metcalf May 13, 2005

This is a winner, DA!!! Wonderful!! #1348549

Lori S. Aschbrenner May 13, 2005

Thank you, Dale Ann! It will make me rethink some of my photos! Again, great job! I love this! #1348638

Jacquie Palazzolo level-classic May 13, 2005

Wonderful work in making the best out of an image that may otherwise have ended with a push of the "delete" button. So often I'm tempted to throw things like this away, but you turned this into a beautiful piece of work. Nice job. ~Jacquie :) #1348707

Deborah Sandidge May 13, 2005

Beautiful save, Dale Ann - I agree with Murry, "intentional high key" - :o) great work! #1348735

Dale Ann Cubbage May 13, 2005

Thank you Tammy, Paul, Murry ;), Michelle, Colette, Lori, Jacquie, & Deborah for those great comments! I'm so glad it worked out and you all liked it!

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Amy M. Parish May 13, 2005

The end result is perfection! #1348906

Margot Petrowski May 13, 2005

Great save!!!!! #1349104

Kathryn (Love) Scheet May 13, 2005

excellent DA !!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1349176

Dale Ann Cubbage May 13, 2005

Thanks so much Amy, Margot, & Kathryn, I'm so happy with all these great comments on it!

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Karma Wilson May 14, 2005

This is great DA! It looks like you did it intentionally! This is called a porcelain effect I believe.
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Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 14, 2005

WOW, this is fabulous, amazing what you can do Dale Ann!!!! Keep up the great work!! #1352298

Dale Ann Cubbage May 14, 2005

Thanks so much Karma & Donna! I'm glad you like it!

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Tammy McAllister May 15, 2005

What a beautiful image DA!
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Dale Ann Cubbage May 15, 2005

Thanks so much Tammy!

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Elisabeth A. Gay May 16, 2005

It turned out to be a really stunning portrait, especially the black & white, and the crop.
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Dale Ann Cubbage May 16, 2005

Thanks so much Ann!

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Marcie A. Fowler May 16, 2005

Another wonderful "save" Dale Ann. I love this one and that expression is priceless for sure!! #1358357

Lynn Crawford May 16, 2005

Wow Dale Ann, I just think this is beautiful, what a great expression on her face, her eyes stand out so much using the B&W. Beautiful job :) #1358695

Dale Ann Cubbage May 16, 2005

Thanks so much Marcie & Lynn, I appreciate your comments!

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Wendy Jones May 18, 2005

Dale Ann, this is so pretty! I'm inspired by what you've done, b/c I have plenty of pictures that I can go work on! Thanks for reminding me to look beyond the original. #1365084

Dale Ann Cubbage May 18, 2005

Thank you Wendy, and good luck with your images.

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Alisha L. Ekstrom May 18, 2005

WOW WOW WOW!!! Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE this image. You did a marvelous job. I will have to try this. I hope this wins cause it's fabulous!! I love her expression & the whole look!!!:) #1366343

Dale Ann Cubbage May 18, 2005

Thank you Alisha, I appreciate that very enthusiastic comment!!

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Michael Khoury May 29, 2005

Hi da,
an extremely beautiful photograph; has a lovely 'turn-of-the-century' feel to it...well done...
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Dale Ann Cubbage May 29, 2005

Thank you Michael, I love your interpretation of it.

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Laura E. OConnor June 04, 2005

Certainly looks like everything you did was intentional! Wonderful PS work! I love the crop! #1430244

Dale Ann Cubbage June 06, 2005

Thanks so much Laura!

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Lynn Crawford June 21, 2005

Congrats on being a finalist :) #1498924

Margot Petrowski June 21, 2005

CONGRATS DA!!!!!! #1499548

Kathleen R. Struckle June 21, 2005

Gorgeous!! CONGRATS DA!!! #1500158

Deborah Sandidge June 21, 2005

Beautiful image, Dale Ann - congratulations! #1500716

Donna J. Taff June 21, 2005

Congrat's on your finalists, Dale Ann!!! #1501175

Jennifer Rennison June 21, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Dale Ann! #1502120

Danilo Piccioni level-classic June 21, 2005

Dale Ann, did you see? trying to fix something "broken" may gives you ecellent results sometimes!
Glad to see this is wonderful!
Big Congratulations!!!!! #1502318

Debra Booth June 22, 2005

Wonderful work on this beautiful portrait, Dale Ann! Congratulations! #1503563

Dale Ann Cubbage June 22, 2005

Thanks Lynn, Margot, Kathleen, Deborah, Donna, Jennifer, Dado, & Debra!

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Norman P. Banks June 22, 2005

And Congrats to you DA! I see that you are really perfecting your craft! (smile)

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Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 22, 2005

Excellent finalist Dale Ann, so pretty and original!! #1505600

Dale Ann Cubbage June 22, 2005

Thanks Norm & Donna!!

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Kimberly J. Whipps June 22, 2005

Congratulations Dale Ann. Great shot. #1506259

KHAWLA Haddad June 22, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist Dal Ann!!! #1506872

Dale Ann Cubbage June 22, 2005

Thank you Kimberly & Kelly!

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Michelle B. Prince June 28, 2005

Wow, great save. I love the outcome. what is a midnight sepia? if you don't mind. #1532545

Dale Ann Cubbage June 28, 2005

Thanks Michelle. Midnight Sepia is a photoshop action. You should be able to do a search for it on the web and get a free download of it.

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Karen Slagle July 12, 2005

Wow!!! This is gorgeous. The overexposure and BW make this work. This one should be on your business cards. Great shot!!! #1584752

Dale Ann Cubbage July 12, 2005

Thanks Karen! I'm so glad you like it!

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November 02, 2007

THey say it all Dale Anne, truly a great professional, congrats! #5019938

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