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Bath Time
Bath Time

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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Canon
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Date: Aug 3, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2006

Crop, USM, Desaturation, Levels, Curves, Hue, Border, Neat Image

Place: 43 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.4431
Avg (commenters): 7.2174
Avg (participants): 6.3788
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 2605
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 255
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)

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10/01/2006 06:43:12 PM
Generally, I'm not fond of kid shots but this one's great! It tells a story perfectly, and this child will love the photo when he/she is older. Nice exposure, good use of desat.
09/08/2006 02:49:29 PM
I sure wish I'd had that tub when my kids were that age. I relate to this picture on all levels. It's perfect.
09/08/2006 02:42:44 PM
Great finish. Just a classic. Love the whole way you did it: composition, color, et al. Wonderful.
09/08/2006 02:38:29 PM
Awesome, well done!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 10:51:49 PM
Looks scared :-(

Nice focus, looks like the desat is off in the hair.
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09/07/2006 07:52:00 PM
I like it, but I think it would look better in full B&W
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09/07/2006 01:59:34 PM
oooh hahaha! I just love this. the whole setting is brilliant! bumping up :)
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09/07/2006 10:34:35 AM
Oh, that's so sad! Here the kid is crying and obviously distressed, yet you've found time to set up and take a photo?! I'd comment on the quality of the image, lighting, exposure, etc...but can't speak objectively as I find the image too unsettling. I guess if you're looking for an emotive response from viewers, you've garnered one here. :(
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09/06/2006 08:39:01 AM
Great shot!
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09/05/2006 05:25:05 AM
Poor baby!! lol, I love the natural desaturation and yet the photo feels very saturated and lush with color. good luck! 10
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09/05/2006 12:40:19 AM
hahaha way to cute...love the tone you set here...10 and addign to faves!
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09/03/2006 06:57:48 PM
Definitely got a kick out of this one. Very, very cute, and very well executed. - 10
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09/03/2006 06:00:14 PM
You monster you! Just kidding...nice photo!
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09/03/2006 12:34:26 PM
I really really hate this. Poor kid.
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09/03/2006 12:02:58 PM
awwwwwwwwww. lol. great textures and tones. 8
09/03/2006 01:24:03 AM
Great expression and capture of the elements in this photo. It challenges the stereotypical thoughts that we picture of a child happily splashing in the bath. This child is absolutey NOT HAPPY! It is that atypical reaction that catches and holds our attention. For most, this capture would make us uncomfortable for no one likes to see an unhappy child - and that is the hook that you caught us by. The hook that makes us stop to look. Lighting and skin tone colors are spot on perfect. The only critique I have on this photograph is that you could eliminate the bottom portion of the image right where the pipe meets the tub and crop it to a square crop. That would strengthen the composition by keeping the attention firmly focused on your main subject - the child in the tub.
09/02/2006 07:24:49 PM
oh man..people are going to get pissed about that kid screaming like that...
I just love this shot...and kids recover quickly with a little tenderness...
09/02/2006 02:04:07 PM

-This made me smile instantly!!
-Amazing post processing work, I love the selective desaturation, it couldn't be more perfect for this photo.
-SUPER DUPER composition
-Score: 10 and into my faves!
09/02/2006 12:22:53 PM
Aawww, poor baby! I'd cry too if I had to get a bath outside in a sink! Great capture of that precious expression.
09/02/2006 09:57:18 AM
Not a happy bath time, great shot and colours.
09/01/2006 09:05:16 PM
Cute and creative shot.
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09/01/2006 05:34:35 PM
Brought a smile to my face, this is cute and the tones that make up your photograph are just perfect.. (10)
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09/01/2006 03:05:21 PM
Moments in life such as this are so important to capture.
This is an exceptional image in my opinion, partly due to the human element, but also greatly in part because of the textures and details in the stone and fixtures. I really hope the selective destauration here isn't getting this image voted down, as it is very well done, and has been added to my favorites.
09/01/2006 01:31:59 PM
this is great. i like the processing.
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09/01/2006 10:02:28 AM
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09/01/2006 06:54:25 AM
Poor thing :( So cute !
09/01/2006 01:54:44 AM
awesome...I love the contrast between the pure skin of the baby and the grittiness of the bg...wow, this is fantastic...will I give it a 10? yeah, why not?!
09/01/2006 01:40:41 AM
awwwwwww schweet!
09/01/2006 12:31:09 AM
I can't help but chuckle!!!! That is really good. 8
09/01/2006 12:17:39 AM
all the way to B&W on the selective desat makes this feel very unnatural - you could still draw attention to the kid and keep it looking more natural if you just desat a little.

Doesn't work for me - great photo - would LOVE to see it in color with that electric socket removed. good luck in the challenge.

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