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Mother & Son
Mother & Son

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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Deck
Date: Jul 14, 2007
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 second
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2007

My wife Terri and son Conor. Perhaps not a traditional portrait but the subject matter speaks to me! The day was overcast and we were just playing around really. I was taking some shots with a mind to see what sort of "poses" worked and then was going to do it properly on Sunday. The weather was too bad on Sunday to do it so I was stuck with the Saturday shots where the background isn't what I wanted.

I used my 50mm 1.8 lens for this and I must say I like the results of this lens but it is frustrating having to step back so far to get the shot I want in the frame...I guess this is my first step down the path towards one of those fancy lenses with the red ring on them.

Editing Steps:
Convert from RAW
* exposure -0.55
* Hilight contrast -23
Imagenomic Portrait filter
Neat image
On background
* Gaussian blue
On People
* Contrast +11
* Lightness +2
* Lightness, reds +18
* Colour Balance, +12, 0, 0
On part of Conors face
* Colour Balance, +31, 0, 0
Some dodge & burn
Some cloning
Flatten and resize
Save for web

Place: 100 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.8222
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6279
Avg (non-participants): 5.9424
Views since voting: 664
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 225
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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07/25/2007 12:07:48 PM
Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL PHOTO! You have done such an amazing job of capturing the sparkle of intense love in both of their eyes.

And whose heart wouldn't melt right out of their body seeing that beautiful smile on a baby that cute!

Way to GO!!!!!!!!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2007 10:11:00 PM
he looks quite taken with her! a son's love-the best!
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07/20/2007 11:39:18 AM
This photograph moved me. Great composition, you filled the frame, isolated the subjects... I can almost see the connection between their eyes. The image could be a bit warmer though. Good stuff!
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07/18/2007 11:03:57 PM
nice capture of expression but I would say its more or a snapshot than a portrait. a portrait being a posed representation of a person
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07/18/2007 07:52:02 PM
intriguing eyes
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07/18/2007 02:15:24 AM
Lovely and crisp...excellent subject matter and composition...perhaps the light is a little too bland.
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