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Mesmerized by What Lies Ahead
Mesmerized by What Lies Ahead
Lorene


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Aug 22, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/300 sec
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

This is a pic of my sweet nephew Dylan. He is really interested in the pond in front of him where ducks are swimming about. He's just so freaking cute!

Shot in RAW: white balance adjusted

In P/S:
Crop
Brightness/Contrast
Hue/Saturation
Resize
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Gaussian Blur (5 pixels)
Fade Gaussian Blur
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 84 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.6027
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3582
Avg (non-participants): 5.7070
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 224
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/04/2006 09:08:10 PM
Critique Club Review:

This picture should have scored higher. Good lighting, great color saturation. Less depth of field, or a little different location, would have helped prevent the hand rail and steps from distracting from the subject. When I cover the steps and hand rail, his face almost jumps out of the picture. When not covered they compete for attention. Otherwise a very good picture. I love that far away look in his eyes. Definetly hard to capture with this age group. Good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 08:21:52 AM
Completely!
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08/29/2006 05:47:17 AM
has the cute factor! Nice photo
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08/28/2006 07:16:10 PM
nice one
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08/28/2006 12:23:08 AM
Nice photo, good focus, nice subject but watch the background. That handrail is very distracting.
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08/26/2006 03:05:50 AM
Oh what a wonderful pic! I have commented many times in the past to folks, and try to explain that for a photo of a child to do well, it has to be really outstanding, because a stranger just isn't going to have the 'attachment' that the photog does. This should be my prime example of how to make a child photo work! Great intensity and emotion in the eyes and face. Great full frame, offcentered comp. Nice, uncluttered background, yet enough context to set the scene. And the hat is awesome. Totally grabs the viewers attention and demands they take notice, and yet it frames the face and just takes the attention and draws it into the face totally. And, it works well soft to boot, IMO! Great job! I really like this pic, and I sincerely hope the voters can look beyond the basic 'kid' shot prejudice and see the magic in this image. Wowsers!
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08/25/2006 07:17:21 PM
sure looks like they've got some serious 'trip' ahead! a nice softness to the B/G, hat and face :o)
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08/23/2006 04:56:06 PM
this shot is too blurry...could be sharper...Just Kidding!!

Great candid
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08/23/2006 11:51:45 AM
Lovely image. Nice soft focus and I like the overcast light you had for the shot. 6
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08/23/2006 11:10:56 AM
great shot, nice composition & cute kid! too bad you couldn't reposition the subject or yourself so that the stair rail doesn't interect with the head.
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