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In The Toy Zone - Chocolate Time Over
In The Toy Zone - Chocolate Time Over
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid II (Advanced Editing III)
Collection: 2004
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Play Room
Date: Dec 27, 2004
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: ISO 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2004

My son wore his "Puppy Dog" suit all day. Wouldn't take it off. Waffled on whether to submit with the chocolate leftovers on this face...it was a spur of the moment shot.

Post-processing with Paint Shop Pro 9
Auto Adjust/One Step Photo Fix
Select face and adjust contrast (HMS 0,0,-7)
USM 1, 45, 2
Invert selection
USM 1, 60, 2
Crop
Resize


Statistics
Place: 159 out of 173
Avg (all users): 4.4406
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.2410
Avg (non-participants): 4.5798
Views since voting: 613
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 202
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2005 01:45:44 PM
To me this photo has a real "snapshotish" feel to it because of what I assume is a flash pointed directly at the subject (cute btw). Also the little white points in the costume or jacket distract from the face of your subject. I don't know if this is from in camera sharpening or post procesing.

As far as the crop goes: I would have tried to cut out the rest of the toy, doll, whatever he is holding in his left hand as it is also a distracting element.

As always this is IMO.

Good luck too you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2005 05:21:38 AM
This is a wonderful Close up, itís a shame about the Red Eye, a few minutes extra in the editing and this would be a really good image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2005 02:33:50 AM
Knowing how kids just LOVE to be photographed (that's sarcasm), this must have been one of those "from the hip" shots. Course, I wasn't there and you might not have had to do it like that.

The way he's leaining works to make the photo more interesting and realistic--one can imagine him in the midst of playing with his...Woody character?
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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