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Challenge: Candid II (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DX3600
Location: Toronto Zoo
Date: Dec 31, 2004
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

Memorial at the Toronto Zoo to an Orangutan that died in 1998 when an idiot threw some food into the exhibit and resulted in his death. My daughter always loves to spend a few minutes with him each time we visit.

PSP8, adjusted levels, coverted to B&W, Neat Image and border.

Place: 51 out of 173
Avg (all users): 5.7538
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3133
Avg (non-participants): 6.0690
Views since voting: 834
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 199
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/16/2005 11:25:48 AM
THis is a technically excellent photo. Nice DoF and tonal range. The focus is tack-sharp.

Your daughter fits nicely into the sculpture; almost as if it's putting an arm around to hug her, and there appears to be eye contact between the two.

The close crop to your daughter's head coesn't bother me, since the yarn on top of the cap keeps my eye from being pulled up and out of the image. I would like to see some creative burning on both sides where the bright snow comes into contact with the edge of the image, to help redirict the viewer's eye back into the image.

Just my opinions.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2005 11:37:02 AM
Very sweet. The child's head and feet are partially cropped out, but still a nice photo -- an 8.
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01/07/2005 01:43:30 AM
Wonderful emotive image. If anything, I would crop a little more from the left, but that's just one opinion. 8
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01/05/2005 07:20:05 PM
Get closer! There's nothing going on in the background and you didn't need to show the entire sculpture. In snapshot moments like this, first you get the shot right away for insurance, then you keep moving in to isolate the subject and what he's doing for more impact and to convey the emotions. :)
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01/05/2005 05:52:28 PM
wonderful moment. You captured the curiosity of the child perfectly. B&W was a good choice.
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01/04/2005 12:36:30 PM
Ive seen a statue like this at the Cleveland Public Zoo, was this shot taken there? Very cute, just a little too tightly cropped in my opinion, nice none the less. 7.
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01/04/2005 06:58:08 AM
Feels like it needs for the boardwalk planks to be horizontal, some ccw rotation. The area to the left is not doing a thing; may as wellc rop back to more normal proportions. Nice B/W tonal range.
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01/03/2005 08:00:51 PM
very cute shot! Nice job of capturing the innocence of a child making friends.
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01/03/2005 05:46:47 PM
Great Job!
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01/03/2005 05:45:42 PM
That's not in the Columbus Zoo is it? Probably not. Still, a very decent shot, I love what B&W does for this.
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