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I had my camera on a tripod and was trying to get a wide angle night photo of a restaurant that I really liked. Then this little girl popped out of nowhere and I just couldn't miss such an opportunity, zoomed in a bit, switched to iso 1600 and hoped she won't move. Surprisingly she stood still long enough for me to take the photo :) but flew almost instantly when I tried taking a second one.

Given that deviantart is a global community I'd really wish someone knows this girl, sees this photo and contacts me so I can send this photo to her parents

Btw there's a cat in the photo. Can you spot it? :)

I think I took about 2 to 3 hours on postwork for this photograph. the high iso and low light were demanding enough, and so was the busy background, the shallow depth of field is simulated in photoshop through masking the z-depth of each element that composes the image and then applying lens blur.

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:iconlittle-miss-mello:
Little-Miss-Mello Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
i really love this it be a bueatiful print if it was one :3
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
I actually have it on my wall, as a print :)
thank you
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:iconlittle-miss-mello:
Little-Miss-Mello Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
this is just bueatiful
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconapinwo:
Apinwo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
It looks like a little 3D picture. It's just amazing! And the caaat, oh yes..the caat!
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
n-ai stiut ca sunt roman? sau asa lasi tu commenturile? :)
mersi frumos :ahoy:
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:iconapinwo:
Apinwo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
uhm..ba da ^^; dar parca suna mai bine in engleza
placerea e a mea :ahoy:
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:lol:
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:iconbloodhound3:
bloodhound3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Magnificent!!! :clap: :clap: :salute:
And is the cat just to the right of the girl beneath the chair-type thing???
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you, yes :)
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:iconbloodhound3:
bloodhound3 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Welcome! Wooohoooo.
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:iconsenseisage:
SenseiSage Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
i like this a lot!
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you! it's one of my favorite shots because it was so unpredictable :lol:
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:iconvladimpaler1801:
VladImpaler1801 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
cred ca am uitat sa te felicit
Omul potrivit cu dotarea potrivita la locul si momentul potrivit!
Se-ntampla rar
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
extrem de rar :)
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:iconvladimpaler1801:
VladImpaler1801 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
hehehe ... am avut si eu astfel de momente ... cu parere de rau ca subiectul e in drumu lui si nu sta are ideea cat de binevenit este :))

Cat despre pisica... deh... mananca si ea ce mai cade de pe la merseni :P
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconstrangelight:
strangelight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
A great shot. I like the depth-of-field effect; it makes the whole thing look like a miniature...
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you so much :)
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:iconstrangelight:
strangelight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
You're welcome. :)
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:iconcristianbam:
cristianbam Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
1600 iso si claritate-n halul asta? Dude that camera is Jesus itself :lmao:!
A iesit pur si simplu OMG-ish! Imi place mult DOF-ul si culorile.

P.s. cat: langa scaunul din spatele copilei, pe dreapta :D meow!

:+fav:
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
am avut noroc ca aveam camera pe trepied, stii? :D
si am si muncit o gramada la ea.
Noise ninja si photokit sharpener m-au ajutat :)
P.S.: credeam ca n-o vede nimeni :rofl:
si mersi :)
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:iconcristianbam:
cristianbam Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
most welcome, my man :aww::salute:
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
ce matinal esti :rofl:
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:iconcristianbam:
cristianbam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
:rofl:da, am avut scoala :lol:
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
ah... inseamna ca eu sunt singurul nebun care se scoala la 5 cand e in vacanta :rofl:
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:iconcristianbam:
cristianbam Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
practicam si eu asta inainte :lol: acum ma culc la 5 :rofl:
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
nu prea e bine sa stii, sincer... am mai multa energie ca niciodata, mai mult timp, perioada mai lunga de claritate mentala and I fucking love it :D
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:iconantonmarius:
AntonMarius Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Geniala poza .... momentul perfect ....noroc cu aia mica ;))
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
bine zis momentul perfect, multumesc :)
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:iconvipergmc:
vipergmc Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hai c-a meritat munca fara niciun fel de rezerve :D
10/10
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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:iconecstremista:
ecstremista Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
miroase a festivalul de Jazz in sibiu, in ciuda caracterelor grecesti
de fapt, chiar se aude!
de undeva din fundal, canta Tom waits, scena e in despachetare, cativa oameni incapatanati au ramas desirati pe pavaj

totul se trage de la culori. cum le-ai mutat all the way there?
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
ma bucur ca-ti trezeste o asemenea stare :)
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:iconcsaby1:
csaby1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
frumos lucrat! eu zic ca a meritat efortul :)
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
mersi frumos :), si eu zic :D
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:iconcristianbassa:
cristianbassa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
interesting - but some of the focus is lost.
the restaurant sign attracts the eye.
i wouls have opted for a different positioning.

good job nevertheless.
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
thank you, what do you mean by positioning?
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:iconcristianbassa:
cristianbassa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
the subject is almost in the middle of the photo.

i am not very keen with the rules of the thirds but in this case i think it would have worked like a charm.
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
perhaps :)
have you read the descript? I only had the chance to get one shot, so there wasn't much to choose from :)
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:iconcristianbassa:
cristianbassa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
i have read it - yet i thought a little about "crop".
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
I did crop it :rofl:
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:iconcristianbassa:
cristianbassa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
then it's as good as it gets!
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconbuhu:
buhu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
e genial cadrul asta ! :)

am si eu o obiectie , totusi .. e mult prea fortata modificarea asta de profunzime ..
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
mersi :D
e faza ca era extrem de aglomerat backgroundul si vroiam cat mai multa atentie pe fetita :)
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:icongandak:
Gandak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
poza e superba.. mie mi se pare ca fetita chiar se incadreaza in peisaj:D
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
da... asta e cea mai buna poza a mea facuta la "bulan", meaning being in the right place, under the right circumstances at the exact time :D
ma rog... am mai si lucrat la postprocesare la greu... ar merita sa fac un tutorial pt cate am descoperit facand asta =)
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Gandak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
da:( si eu am photoshopu si nu prea gasesc tutoriale.. vreau sa fac ceva, dar nu gasesc tutorial..:D am gasit si eu lucruri interesante:D
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:iconazrael-x64:
azrael-x64 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
[link] faceau tutorial dragute acum vreo 6 luni. De atunci n-am mai citit nici un tut pt ps. Nu ca-s zeu insa stiam tot ce cred ca-mi trebuie in viitorul apropiat. Pe net gasesti multe cacaturi sintetice care le faci in ps si nu te ajuta la nimic.
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Canon EOS 450D
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F/4.5
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Sep 4, 2008, 9:15:26 PM
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