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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter: 1/400"
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

I made a visit to the Renaissance Festival this afternoon. I must say that it was one of the best ventures I have made with my camera recently. The people here are amazing. I actually ran out of time before I got all the photos I would like to have done. I spent too much time talking to some of the musicians and artists who were present.

This man was part of a group of three drummers who were plaing for the festival crowd. I didn't photograph the others and I only made this single photo of him. I just thought the kid on the table with the drum was quite intriguing. The drummer was apparently 'babysitting' while he was performing :)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 110mm

Post Processing:

I cropped this image slightly from the original composition. I made my normal level and curve adjustments. I removed a zit from the guy's lip also. I converted to grayscale, resized, and added a border.


File: CRW_1076.CRW
File size: 5,374KB
Image Serial Number: 210-1076
Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D
Camera serial number: 1020300016
Firmware: Firmware Version 2.0.1
Date/Time: 2004:10:10 15:54:34
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous
ISO: 100
Lens: 70 to 200mm
Focal length: 110mm
Subject distance: 5.12 m
AF mode: One-shot AF
Focus point: [- - O - -]
Image size: 3072 x 2048
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 2: Shutter release w/o CF card: Not possible
CFn 6: Tv/Av and exposure level: 1/3 stop
CFn 7: AF point registration: all

Place: 11 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.4670
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.3253
Avg (non-participants): 6.5581
Views since voting: 1710
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 212
Comments: 20
Favorites: 6 (view)

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09/14/2005 10:21:28 AM
such a cool picture. The border really addeds to it!!
11/11/2004 12:36:19 AM
10/21/2004 12:18:32 AM
I thought this was at a Ren Faire. Was it CRF?
Great shot - love the tones and contrast. Very crisp.

Edit: Clarified locale question.

Message edited by author 2004-11-04 12:36:04.
10/18/2004 12:19:01 AM
hey John; Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this nice natural study.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 06:33:18 PM
Very crisp, clear photo. Nice tone values through out, Good use of black and white 9
10/17/2004 03:35:21 PM
returning for comments
The child's expression is glorious. Bumping up.

Message edited by author 2004-10-18 00:18:01.
10/16/2004 02:34:38 PM
This is a great photo and the only fault is the title. Beautiful picture.
10/15/2004 09:04:01 PM
Equisite tones and fascinating subects really push this up to the top of my ribbons list. Focus is right on and this image is very compelling. Love the backlighting too. Very well done. 10
10/14/2004 08:57:25 PM
One of my favorites of this challenge. I like the mood, the use of black and white and the border 10
10/14/2004 05:25:50 PM
Very good. To nitpick: I don't like the border on top of the crop across his forehead.
If you just left it cropped that way, it would be fine, but adding the border looks odd IMO. I think it drags the viewers eye up to that slice and thats not the best focal point of the picture.
10/14/2004 01:40:47 PM
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.... Great details to this shot and the treatment is topnotch. Sets a wonderful mood that you can't help smiling at. 9
10/14/2004 12:42:24 AM
Very good, one of my favorites of the challenge 10
10/12/2004 11:29:19 PM
pretty interesting looking guy. I would have preferred to see him looking into the camera. His expression also seems almost bored or distracted. The little boy however, is certainly entranced.
10/12/2004 07:11:00 PM
Priceless :)
10/12/2004 01:32:28 AM
Really nice range of tones, I love the picture and the feeling in it. I used to go to drum circles all the time, I haven't been able to find one near where I live now, and I miss them. the child watching the drum really draws you into the feel of the shot. 9 from me
10/11/2004 03:17:01 PM
The strongest image in this group! I love the journalistic nature of this shot, as well as the feature you chose to portray. Very very nice.
10/11/2004 09:41:25 AM
Really outstanding portrait of two excellent subjects. Great job.
10/11/2004 06:03:12 AM
Nice photo, the B&W does it justice.
10/11/2004 03:58:52 AM
Well done candid... good expressions.
10/11/2004 12:58:47 AM
This is very nicely taken. I like the black and white. I think showing two subjects for in the frame for this challenge is a little confusing.

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