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Rainy Day :)
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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: Home
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/64
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2005

My original choice for entry was ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37684/120/198925.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37684/120/198925.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. However as the weekend wore on, we were playing around and this was shot. Actually shot many many times I never got it like I really wanted it but, even though I know it's not as good technically, I hope it at least gets some smiles (and comments) from those of you who look at it

Feel free to comment on the alternate :) I KNOW this one is out of focus, have you ever tried to hold a baby, and a camera and wrench your foot around, and then hold two baby feet so they are somewhat still... All to a squirmy 10 month old?????

Statistics
Place: 370 out of 374
Avg (all users): 3.0246
Avg (commenters): 2.7059
Avg (participants): 2.9880
Avg (non-participants): 3.1039
Views since voting: 869
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 244
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 09:29:44 PM
where is the focus here? If your goal was for soft focus, you did not achieve it as this simply looks blurry. Cute idea - only wish it were clearer - ansd maybe cropped in real tight to the baby's feet.
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07/10/2005 03:38:15 AM
Nothing is in focus here. Afraid you might be chasing the brown
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07/10/2005 02:18:15 AM
the images seems out of focus, may be because of too much noise...
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07/09/2005 01:06:49 AM
Very good idea for the challenge. It is nice to see some originality in a challenge full of bugs and flowers. I don't really care for the soft focus though.
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07/08/2005 06:45:37 PM
The focus on this is just a little too soft.
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07/07/2005 11:21:31 PM
The baby feet would have been enough. The big toe is unapplealing, no offense.
Over all, the picture doesn't seem sharp to me but at the same time it isn't soft.
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07/07/2005 10:41:26 PM
you might want to take a class or read your literature about focus and macro shots.
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07/07/2005 08:49:04 PM
I'm sorry, I don't really view this as macro. The lighting in harsh and this shot is way to blurry, sorry
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07/07/2005 05:02:03 PM
Harsh lighting, focus issues and severe post processing all move this down in my scoring. Assuming there are more present, showing a couple of more adult toes would alleviate one of my worries.
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07/06/2005 10:14:51 PM
I really think you have a great idea, how cute are little baby feet. Maybe focusing on just two little baby feet playing with each other? A stronger focus, a tighter crop around just the baby's toes?... I'm not sure how to best get rid of the strong shadows under the baby's feet since I'm still learning a lot about light sources but I have found useful keeping a portable high wattage light source nearby that I can just move around to best see where the shadows and glares are...I sometimes even use multiple desk lamps...
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07/06/2005 05:21:58 PM
Focus is too soft.
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07/06/2005 02:05:40 PM
What a great idea and fun photo! The title is great. I wish it had been sharper so I could give more points. 5
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07/06/2005 12:42:33 PM
Sometimes being out of focus can help a photo, but the general practice is to have the subject be enhanced by having the background and other distracting elements be out of focus. The part of the photo that seems to be in focus is the shadow cast by the flash. And if this is the subject it is not well treated. Allthough qua is not my own taste for either nail polish or sheets, I am willing to tolerate it happily in photos of others. But I'm afraid the aqua cast of the pale adult foot is quite off-putting.

The idea for the photo is a good one, but it's hard to find any part of its execution worthy of favorable comment.
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07/06/2005 12:16:23 PM
Nice idea, just wish the focus was there.
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07/06/2005 11:48:05 AM
I would have voted this higher had it been in focus
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07/06/2005 10:57:50 AM
If the subject was sharp it would help this pic tremendously.
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07/06/2005 04:32:58 AM
Seems a little fuzzy. Would have benifited from better focus I think.
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07/05/2005 11:19:19 PM
possibly a ribbon for you, brown.
07/05/2005 06:07:01 PM
idea: D, composition: D, quality: F, overal impression: D-, sorry and more luck for the next time.
07/05/2005 02:20:45 PM
I can't find one single part of this picture that is in focus.
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07/05/2005 11:45:34 AM
Sorry, the lack of focus and garish lighting take too much away from what might have been a nice picture.
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07/05/2005 11:22:18 AM
Nothing is in focus.
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07/05/2005 08:23:49 AM
This is a really cute idea, it is just rather blurry.
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07/04/2005 11:36:41 PM
Original idea but everything is out of focus
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07/04/2005 10:42:39 PM
The soft focus and lighting seem out of place in a macro challenge.
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07/04/2005 06:54:11 PM
IMHO lighting is to harsh and DOF is very poor.
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07/04/2005 02:11:25 PM
This is one of those images that challenges the defination of 'macro', and really comes much closer to 'close-up' than it does 'macro'. <5>
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07/04/2005 01:08:23 PM
focus a little soft to me. cute baby toes.
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07/04/2005 12:47:04 PM
Not quite in focus
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07/04/2005 12:15:10 PM
Sorry, but this is out of focus.
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07/04/2005 11:39:13 AM
nice idea, I love doing this sort of thing with my daughter, well I did when she was younger lol at 17 she doesn't want to do these sort of things with mum anymore. Pity that it's not sharp though, but still a lovely idea. Would have been great for the family challenge too.
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07/04/2005 08:43:04 AM
Wonderful concept, just a bit OOF.
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07/04/2005 03:00:12 AM
ummmm.... nothing is in focus. I don't mean to be mean but absolutely NOTHING is in focus.
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07/04/2005 01:19:07 AM
learn how to focus
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07/04/2005 12:58:52 AM
Can't tell if it's soft focus or motion blurred... was hoping for a little more sharpness. Cute blue toenails though! :-)
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