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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Home
Date: Dec 5, 2003
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2003

My son & I were playing around, taking pictures like these. While he still had the 'glasses' on he grabbed the magnifying glass and asked me to take one like this - it was the only shot.

Place: 103 out of 125
Avg (all users): 4.9338
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 4.7470
Avg (non-participants): 5.1618
Views since voting: 650
Votes: 151
Comments: 8
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12/19/2003 10:55:25 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:
This image is a sort of collage of shapes and during the voting my reaction was that it is too busy, there is just too much going on. As far as meeting the challenge, then, it is hard to make a fit when the direction was to make the shape the primary subject of the image. It is also hard to feel that the kid is enjoying this experience with the downturned mouth and half-closed eyes. My suggestion would be use either the silliy glasses/nose orthe magnifying glass and keep the subject simpler. The image could use some overall sharpening and brightening as well. It's a fun idea and the fact that you and your son were playing around together could make a powerful and lasting image with some attention to the emotion you wish to present.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:38:59 PM
Great Originality--- Shapes for sure! 8
12/09/2003 11:25:07 PM
aka groucho
12/09/2003 12:54:35 AM
Pretty creative shot... Should have had the subject smile maybe to make the shot more appealing.
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12/08/2003 11:56:40 PM
I quite don't know what to make of this shot. The magnifying glass doesn't really add much to the image, since it didn't actually magnify anything. It just looks like it's in the way of showing the silly glasses. The expression in the boy's face has no emotion, so it is not very fun to look at. Could use some overall sharpening as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2003 06:46:10 PM
shape not really most important aspect, but a fun shot
12/08/2003 06:32:58 PM
There is a lot going on here - the shape of his face is covered with a false shape - the nose, glasses and eyebrows, then the magnifying lense further playes with the viewers perspective on the shapes in the imagel. It is eye catching, and amusing, but a bit busy. Wish there were a bit more light from the left side of the picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2003 02:14:22 AM
Love it. The crop, missing part of the lens, is very effective indeed.
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