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Challenge: Pink (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date: Feb 6, 2005
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2005

Yes, selective desat - how clichéd. I can't resist taking pics of my new little model, my son Michael, who came home from hospital today after a week in the special care baby unit.

The pink is very subtle and the shot benefits from a long viewing so I can see lots of 3s & 4s coming my way from people who are quick to judge.

Who cares what score it gets. It's just good to see the little fella in his own cot at last.

Statistics
Place: 178 out of 270
Avg (all users): 4.9291
Avg (commenters): 6.0625
Avg (participants): 4.9722
Avg (non-participants): 4.8727
Views since voting: 1090
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 254
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/16/2005 10:27:00 AM
so cute! warm fuzzy sweeps over me looking at your sweet baby boy!
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02/14/2005 06:05:24 PM
Still not sure what those people who say they can't see ANY pink are looking at. That thing in the middle, the newborn baby - he's PINK!!

Thanks for all the kind commments. I agree he is adorable, although I wasn't saying that at 3am this morning when I couldn't settle him :)

heida has made this one of her favourites and that is just about the highest compliment I can think of on this site.

Message edited by author 2005-02-14 18:06:11.
02/14/2005 07:30:38 AM
Oh found you down here! :o
I love this shot!
congrats on the little guy :D
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02/14/2005 12:21:40 AM
Pink? No. Adorable? Absolutely!! Congrats on the new little guy!

Message edited by author 2005-02-14 00:23:03.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2005 10:58:53 AM
Sorry. He is cute, but all I see is white. No Pink.
02/12/2005 11:40:00 AM
Pink?
02/11/2005 02:22:27 PM
What a gorgeous baby. I would have cropped out around the edges leaving some white around him?
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02/10/2005 05:21:35 PM
very cute baby but where is the pink?
02/09/2005 10:40:48 PM
Beautiful portrail. Emotive, and the baby's expression is sweet. The pink (fleshpink) is there and is subtely dominant, so it meets the challenge. I find my eye drawn to the print on the vest, so if you were to reshoot this I'd consider a plain vest.
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02/09/2005 10:04:36 PM
Very gorgeous baby you have here, seems content ... oh that's right it's sleeping ;-) Anyway I think that the light is too bright and it's taking away from the baby's pink skin (which I think was the intent of this photo). Yes, very cute baby.
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02/09/2005 12:16:41 AM
Nice cute picture. For me there just seems to be too much white making the skin tones (pink) a very small part of the composition. I might have have done a 5x7 crop (vertically) and omitted the bed railing that is just a tad bit distracting. Still a very calm, peaceful photo.
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02/08/2005 11:09:27 PM
What a great baby shot! This one should be a poster! Border not distracting, but also not needed. Would improve the end quality for me at least a point.
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02/08/2005 08:04:32 PM
I hope this wins!
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02/08/2005 07:21:42 PM
Wow! An alien! Very, very cool picture... Love it!
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02/08/2005 06:09:29 PM
this is so nice.. buts its just not pink enough, IMO... beautiful baby :)
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02/08/2005 03:59:13 PM
OK, I'm a sucker for babies ;-)
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02/08/2005 12:59:16 PM
oh sweeeet ! how could i resist?
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02/08/2005 01:47:45 AM
Very nice. My recommendations would be to make the black/white on the right look like the left to balance things out.. Cute baby!
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02/08/2005 12:12:44 AM
A very nice shot, but I just don't see pink anywhere.
02/07/2005 03:53:47 PM
Nice shot... would have maybe been better closer cropped!
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02/07/2005 09:13:13 AM
So completely precious. :-) I absolutely love the lighting you used here and the use of negative space as well. Such a light, airy clean feeling shot. My only nitpick is the shirt slightly covering the little grin. But overall an outstanding shot. Might get knocked by some for not enough "pink" which is a shame cause what could be considered more pink than a new born. :-) Best of luck! 8
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02/07/2005 06:35:07 AM
Real sweet but not very pink.
02/07/2005 04:18:38 AM
oh my how small is that baby!
This is the cutest thing and amazing picture :D
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