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Magic Bus - Oh but to dream . . .
Magic Bus - Oh but to dream . . .

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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Location: school bus Sarnia, Ont.
Date: Apr 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

Crop, levels, hue/Saturation, gaussian blur. This Spencer, one of the kids on my bus route. Left the background on an angle on purpose.

Place: 135 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.3924
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.3565
Avg (non-participants): 5.4262
Views since voting: 650
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 237
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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05/01/2005 12:44:49 PM
From Critique Club:

This is a good candid portrait; you have captured the subject very well. The eyes are the window to the soul.

It is very seldom that portrait looking up the nose works. That can be most unflattering. Like so many images I see, it seems to be over saturated. The colors look (candy) and not natural, this could be from changing the hue of the image or just over saturation. This would appear to be a very common mistake. Flesh tones are for the most part are not so bright. Toning down the color and contrast would help this image quite a bit.

It is however a very nice portrait.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 07:53:45 PM
Beautiful portrait. Perfect dreamy expression.
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04/24/2005 07:23:57 PM
A very good charcter study with rich tones.
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04/24/2005 06:59:21 PM
I like the soft lighting and the crispness of the eyes. Well done.
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04/24/2005 02:54:40 PM
Beautiful eyes. This would have been a good choice for the Bored Challenge as well.
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04/24/2005 11:12:52 AM
Good expression and good capture. The only thing I didnt like was the color the skin tone looks a liitle too redish side.
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04/24/2005 09:32:21 AM
Nice shot & soft lighting for your candid on the bus. The background seems a little sharp, did you have the aperture as wide as possible? That would give a shallower depth of focus and blur the background a bit so it wouldn't be so distracting.
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04/24/2005 06:34:36 AM
Face a bit plastic looking.
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04/24/2005 01:25:15 AM
nice angle not so nice the crispness of the focus on the seat, takes my eye from the beauty of the subject.... 6
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04/24/2005 01:17:41 AM
I want those eyelashes! :) I wish the lighting had been better on this shot. I feel like the face is just too dark.
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04/19/2005 11:19:42 PM
It seems to be somewhere between a portrait and a candid shot, but I think it would be better if the photo were closer to one or the other, but not inbetween
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04/19/2005 08:08:06 PM
Appears he was about to speak, the capture leans on the side of candid. Exposure is good, may concider dodging the eyes a little to bring out their sparkle more.
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04/18/2005 02:14:22 PM
Good skin tone but need color adjustment .. ir
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