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Family - "Five in the bed and the little one said..."
Family - "Five in the bed and the little one said..."
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Westminster MA EST
Date: Nov 10, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

My whole family, bed backwards. Left to right Hubby, C(6), K(4), JJ(9), A(6) and myself. So yes, there ARE actually six of us.... just two feet have been cropped out for space.

One Picture cropped 3 times.

Crop, desat, frame, levels, neatimage, size for web, frame, sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 115 out of 234
Avg (all users): 5.6466
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.3750
Avg (non-participants): 5.8992
Views since voting: 832
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 249
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/26/2005 03:27:31 PM
from the spare room of the Critique Club

Hi Jennifer

One of the great things about the Critique Club is that you get to meet the work of photographers you perhaps wouldn't have stopped by otherwise. I've been having an interesting little winter's evening stroll around your collections.

This is an interesting submission for the challenge, I think: I didn't get to vote on this shot, but I do remember feeling rather confised by the whole thing - I think because the central idea of the challenge seemed to demand an approach to photography that I don't really share. In many images I struggled to find a valid reason for the separation of the framing, be it between different images or the same image split up. I'm not completely sure I can see a reason here, but it does have a flow of composition that I like.

A couple of things; I'm not sure about your control of brighness - this shows up in a couple of other shots of your here. This one seems overall quite dull to me - the dynamic range of the shot could be broader - the diswtance betwen the bright and dark points seems narrow here. Of course, one would have to be careful not take things too far and turn the sheet into a blinding white blankness, but there is surely room for more brightness. That would, I think, suit the mood of your image better, also; it's a warm, family kind of feel I think, and some more punch to the image wouldn't hurt, surely?

I also wonder about the size and dimensions of your framing. Given the smallness of the required image anyway (especially as higher and higher resolution screens become more common), I think from a purely practical point of view you've probably used too much frame for the images, which leaves them feeling a touch cramped.

As to the idea - well, I'm not sure I can say much. It doesn't grab me, as many of the successful images here do, and nor does it particularly engage my brain - I don't find the variety of subject, or of processes in this that would fascinate in a photograph. Mind you, to produce such every week would be an impossibility - but I think it should be the aim, at least. There are sensible choices made here, certainly - framing the smaller feet with the larger works, the range of poses also. The light? Well, it seems a bit too general for this subject, perhaps; especially against a white background. Given the everyday nature of the subject, I would have thought a more sideways shaping light would have been effective, to absolutely make the most of the variety of forms you have.

The composition, overall, may be a bit too static also - the vertical orientation of all the feet is perhaps a bit too blank, especially given that the heavy framing only emphasises that.

Those are just some immediate thoughts - I am, of course, not representative of the site as a whole, only of my way of looking at things. Hope it's of some use.

Ed
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2005 06:01:00 AM
6 left and 4 right? Perhaps odd or even challenge!
Interesting idea but feet just don't do anything for me I'm afraid.
11/17/2005 04:00:59 PM
very nice....er....feet ! really like this shot.
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11/17/2005 10:12:03 AM
good idea
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11/15/2005 11:55:47 PM
As cool as that tattoo is, it distracts from the rest of the picture. I'd have left that foot out on the far right. Very cute idea and nice lighting. The curled toes in the center are perfect. 7
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11/15/2005 07:16:42 PM
Roll over, Roll Over- Thanks for making smile. You did a nice job in metting the challenge.
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11/14/2005 06:02:31 PM
perfect picture...I really like this
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11/14/2005 03:41:17 PM
this one has a very cozy feeling..
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11/14/2005 02:56:00 PM
There's one too many feet there. Great idea.
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11/14/2005 07:05:32 AM
Great shot..perfect for the challenge..
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11/14/2005 03:10:32 AM
"Rollover! Rollover!" :D A great series!! Only criticism may be that I think an even border would work better or at least not so heavy on top & bottom. Very well done though!
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11/14/2005 02:25:07 AM
Creative, and well-done.
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11/14/2005 12:58:23 AM
great skintones...
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11/14/2005 12:29:31 AM
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."
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