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The next best thing!
The next best thing!

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Challenge: Comfort (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 500
Location: Living room on a rare sunny Seattle day
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: Unknown
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

Comfort sucking seems to be "the next best thing" when Mum isn't around.

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Place: 135 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.0415
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6795
Avg (non-participants): 5.2446
Views since voting: 670
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 217
Comments: 8
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03/10/2006 11:02:22 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Welcome to DPC! I see this is your very first Challenge and you scored quite well, indeed well over your average score awarded.

This is an appealing infant shot that meets the Challenge perfectly. The cute little one with the amused eyes and the comforting toes is just delightful. The soft focus is good for a portrait of this kind.

I played around with the composition of this image quite a bit on my screen. The action is all in the face/toe area and you have given us quite a bit more of baby than is perhaps needed to make your story work. And, unfortunately, the eye is drawn to that large bright white area in the lower portion of the image first, rather than the exquisite expression in the face. Finally, in composition, the area to the right where the baby seat stops and rug/background begins does distract just a touch. It tends to take away from the 'composed' concept of the finished photograph.

Technically, though, this image is exposed nicely for the subject matter. You don't need strong darks and lights in a baby pic and your technical decisions reflected that.

I very much enjoyed critiquing this image and look forward to seeing more of your work on DPC.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2006 08:46:13 AM
gr8 pic cute baby
03/03/2006 07:29:50 PM
Mmmmm.... toes! :-) A very cute shot.
03/02/2006 10:27:37 PM
Fun pic.
03/01/2006 01:53:47 PM
Cute. The parents will get this and think it's adorable. Others are going to knock you down for being cute. I'm a parent. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2006 10:07:58 AM
Wonderful photo - cute kid!
03/01/2006 02:48:43 AM
great shot...just lacks a bit of sharpness, but I do like this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2006 01:34:23 AM
awww so cute!!!

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