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Cheeks You Gotta Pinch!
Cheeks You Gotta Pinch!
Rooster


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Bronx, NY
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

my friend's VERY cute daughter!

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.0909
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 5.8095
Avg (non-participants): 6.2800
Views since voting: 981
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 209
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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10/21/2004 07:53:44 PM
***Critique Club Comment***

Hi Rooster,

Nice portrait you've got here. Seen from your work you are really good at capturing facial expressions and picking good subjects.

In my opinion this submission just barely meets the challenge since only the title gives away the defining feature. I wouldn't say that it doesn't meet the challenge though and I don't think you got voted down on it.

I see people are commenting on your dof but I think it's good. The main focus in on her left eye and my eyes got drawn right to it and the beautiful smile. Black background (burned?) and the white cloth make an excellent "isolation" for the subject, the beautiful face of this happy girl.

Lighting is a bit harsh coming from a flash unit and I would prefer it was diffused a bit more since it highlights a few spots more than others. Reflector on the left side would maybe help (If you set this up, looks like a spur of the moment kind of thing - a great moment to capture)

You really seem to know your camera and your post processing so I won't go into these things.

One thing I really would like to see (I say this in most of my critiques), I would like to see the Photographer's Comments field filled with info. Explain the occation, how your setup was, what lens you used and such, it would really enhance the learning experiance for most of us if people would use this field more.

Over all I would say this is a great portrait, maybe not technically perfect, but what's more imortant, a photo that communicates a true feeling and spirit. I'm not a fan of harsh flash lighting, but this one does not go over the line, so to speak.

Hope this comment is worth something.

Best regards, Tyrkinn (excuse the english, I'm Icelandic)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 09:11:15 PM
This is my favourite of all, IMO there is nothing that I would change in this photo. 10
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10/17/2004 07:58:44 PM
Maybe the cutest photo of the challenge , definitively my favorite !
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10/17/2004 07:01:50 PM
Now there's a cutie!
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10/17/2004 06:23:52 PM
Wonderful picture.
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10/16/2004 09:14:23 PM
Great expression, and the white hood and black background work well with the model's dark skin. Needs more DOF; even though the intent is to emphasize the cheeks, the eyes really need to be in focus.
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10/14/2004 08:58:43 PM
Great personality capture on this one - yes, I do want to pinch those cute cheeks :) 9
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10/14/2004 06:36:43 PM
Really lovely shot. Your lighting is just a bit harsh, but the expression is very nice. Focus is also good, though that right eye is just a bit out when it might be better of in focus. fun stuff! 8
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10/13/2004 01:01:15 PM
Very cute kid. I like her bright eyes and playful expression.
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10/13/2004 09:55:09 AM
very nice skin glow and light
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10/12/2004 06:48:48 PM
Wonderful :) Frame it, hang it on a wall :)
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10/12/2004 04:23:02 PM
cute, well done
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10/12/2004 08:00:07 AM
Great expression.
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10/11/2004 08:54:30 PM
good shot
8
good luck
beautiful skin tones
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10/11/2004 05:45:14 PM
I agree! And you got a high score from me to prove it. BOL! I love the black vs white sides of the scene. Was that planned or a serendipitous event? Also did you adjust the eye colors? IMHO the black should have been deeper or richer in depth or glassier. But it was the wistful grin that got your score from me.
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10/11/2004 01:13:04 PM
Great defining feature. The image has made me smile and feel so warm inside. Great one!!
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10/11/2004 07:01:40 AM
really cute. like those big brown eyes.
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10/11/2004 06:22:22 AM
Oh, just how cute is that! Lovely shot.
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10/11/2004 04:25:48 AM
Beautiful sweet girl.:)
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10/11/2004 12:36:48 AM
I think the focus is the slightest bit soft around the eyes and the flash seems a bit harsh. Still top 5.
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10/11/2004 12:21:56 AM
so cute! look at that mischevious grin
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