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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: My Studio, Warwickshire, UK
Date: Apr 8, 2007
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

RAW to JPEG in lightroom and converted to B&W in there too.

slight background removal (carpet grain) brushed out to give a high key effect.

tweaked catch lights and adjusted brightness contrast.

resized to 720x720 and saved for web at 196kb

Place: 178 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.9943
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9274
Avg (non-participants): 6.1569
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 175
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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05/15/2007 04:05:30 PM
great slice of life shot.
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05/11/2007 01:08:19 PM
Nice HighKey shot. Nice pose and very fun expressions. Good catch light in the eyes. It all adds up to a very nice portrait.
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05/08/2007 11:06:21 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

What a delightful shot! It's always fun to see what these wide-angle lenses can do, and you took the possibilities all the way to the top.

Nicely exposed, great composition, fine expression on the kids faces, what more can I say. Well, maybe "keep up the good work!"

This was a great example of what "expert editing" can do for a photograph, while still keeping the photographic integrity of the piece.

About all I can say in closing, is enjoy those kids. They look like a whole bunch of joy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 11:16:25 PM
What a great shot! I'm going to have try this angle with my boys. I like 95% of what your post work brought out in this, especially the superb texture in the hair - I'll have to check back to learn more about your technique...
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05/06/2007 03:47:05 PM
Made me smile! What a fun shot!
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05/06/2007 02:50:36 PM
That kid on the right makes this picture.
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05/04/2007 07:52:53 PM
Nice and sharp.
I think the overexposed technique works well for portraits, usually tied in with ver high saturation this is a welcome twist with the b+w.
I think you pulled it off.
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05/04/2007 07:44:22 PM
Back to comment. Excellent shot. Fun perspective and such great expressions. You captured brotherhood all right! Outstanding. I like the high contrast and the washed out whites too. Great freckles! 8
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05/03/2007 02:22:37 AM
Great photo. Nice subtle use of DOF.
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05/01/2007 03:14:08 PM

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