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Autumn Colors
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Challenge: Portrait in Landscape Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: My front yard - Columbus
Date: Oct 25, 2006
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2006

Well rain was forecast so the kids and I went out to rake our lawn and the neighbors. We got all theleaves in one big pile and the kids went to town in them. I have a pic of me in leaves as a kid where you have to look real close to see me (dont we all). I wanted one of Aidan. He was really fidgety and hated having leaves touch his face so it was kind of hard to cover him up properly. And then for his pose he would either have his eyes open just a bit with no smile or a big smile with his eyes shut tight. I decided to go with this one as it felt like more of a proper portrait rather than a candid type shot. I am not sure how this will do. I know it wont score really high but I can hope that it doesnt score really low with it being a kid shot and all. I think the composition is good, the colors are strong and the technicals are right there as well. I had considered calling this "Gratuitous Kid Shot II" but I decided against it - for now.

PP - RAW conversion with all the usuals - shadow and highlight contrast, sat and hue adjustments, sharpen and noise adjustments. In PS - Layered out Aidans face from the leaves, made 3 layers of leaves with various shifts in hue and saturation, erased bit sof each layer to allow different colors of leaves to come through for the variety, minor cloning, USM, levels, dodging and burning, adjusted color to knock down the red tint, NI, resize, save for web, USM and border.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.3307
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.9759
Avg (non-participants): 6.5060
Views since voting: 1370
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 251
Comments: 17
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10/18/2007 12:14:32 AM
The leave colors are magnificent. A very fun photo!
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11/21/2006 09:28:20 AM
Hmmmm ... Shouldn't it be a 9? ;) ...
I like this one - I'm definitely going to copy this one day (with a different child and different leaves) !!!!

Originally posted by sniper:

Sense Appeal-10
Layout-8
Creativity-9
Applied Techniques-8
Meets the Challenge-10
Average-8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:56:36 PM
Cute. Leaves seem a bit more purple/ magenta than really neutral, which gives a sort of overall pink cast to the scene. Eyes could do with some light to give catch lights and some life.
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11/07/2006 04:35:15 AM
nice shot!!
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11/06/2006 08:32:27 PM
Sense Appeal-10
Layout-8
Creativity-9
Applied Techniques-8
Meets the Challenge-10
Average-8
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11/04/2006 08:49:08 PM
very nice
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11/04/2006 10:19:33 AM
Nice!
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11/03/2006 10:17:01 PM
Cute and very festive for the seasons.
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11/03/2006 09:21:34 AM
cute!
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11/01/2006 03:55:00 PM
This is cute but it seems a little too red. Oversaturated colours I guess.
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11/01/2006 02:25:06 PM
I'm waiting for ET to poke his head out.Great colors. Good lighting. It all works.
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11/01/2006 01:40:12 PM
Lovel colors and good use of the entire frame. Fun quirky picture. I have it going far.
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11/01/2006 09:21:28 AM
great picture and awesome Fall idea !
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11/01/2006 07:23:27 AM
Ha, ha. Thats great, I will have to do that with my son. Yeh thats really nice and original. 9 for now, may bump you up later in the week after ive seen the rest. bump!
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11/01/2006 05:26:46 AM
seen one like this before
lovely colours
6
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11/01/2006 02:04:11 AM
Cute! Nice colors.
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11/01/2006 12:51:16 AM
Great!
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