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Frosty's Flakes
Frosty's Flakes

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005


Place: 32 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.1423
Avg (commenters): 9.1111
Avg (participants): 6.0268
Avg (non-participants): 6.2258
Views since voting: 981
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 267
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/02/2006 05:38:07 AM
thats cute, could see them on a postcard :)
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01/02/2006 05:34:35 AM
Greetings from the critique club...

What a fun image!

No problem with meeting the challenge here, so I wont even talk about that.

First impressions.. My eyes went up the line of snowmen, then straight to the distracting dark blobs on the right hand side of the frame. I would have liked to see this almost cropped square, getting rid of the disractions on the right, and reducing the amount of distracting detail on the left. (footprint?)

Technically this image is great. You've done well with a difficult exposure and focus is just right on the front chap.

Going back to the cropping, I'm sitting here holding up bits of paper on the screen.. Feel free to do the same. :-). Negative space (Blank area in a picture) works really well if your subject or object is interacting with the space. A portrait with the subject looking into the blank space, or walking towards the 'blank' side of the image. In this case where you have a group of 'people' staring straight at the camera the open space around the characters dosn't add anything. This is obviously a gross generalisation, but in this case I think it stands true.

Interestingly, to my mind the strongest element in this shot is actually the least in focus. The chap at the back, pearing around the next in line is a wonderful touch. It's almost like he's trying to upstage the other snowmen.

Again, a wonderful, fun image which I think would have done better in DPC voting cropped a little tighter. In the real world this would make a stunning Christmas card image, or post card... Great work and well visualised.

Cheers, Chris H.
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12/31/2005 11:53:15 AM
I wish this had scored higher. I just love it and their happy faces couldn't help but make you smile.
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12/31/2005 11:50:00 AM
hahaha i like this one, congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:51:16 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 08:35:26 AM
Love the snowmen 10
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12/26/2005 07:43:17 PM
very nice shut
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12/25/2005 11:40:42 PM
Adorable! I like this very much. Perfect for the season too!!! 9
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12/22/2005 02:22:24 PM
Variation on a certain cheese theme last week? Love it anyway, right down to the title. 10
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12/21/2005 10:35:49 PM
This is way to cute!!!!!! I rated this photo very high! I think it could have been improved slightly if you had chosen a portrait layout ... I think it might have added something to the composition. JMO.
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12/21/2005 08:40:14 PM
7 - Very good. Nice and simple, good coloring and seemingly good contrast control of the whites. Criticism; difficult, maybe a variation in composition, not sure. A little sharper on 'fore man', may have also made this even better in my opinion. Slightly grainy, but fairly minor, and may well be intentional. Good use of shallow DOF, enhanced by the seemingly 'bigger mouth' on the 'rear man'.
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12/21/2005 02:53:43 PM
Excellent focus!!! Actually, it's amazing how good contrast you made even if everything was snow! I'm impressed! Good work! 10
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12/21/2005 01:24:48 AM
This is just darling. 10.
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12/21/2005 01:22:20 AM
I love this - it's just perfect!
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12/21/2005 12:49:48 AM
aw these are cute. nice shot.
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