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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date: Jul 13, 2007
Aperture: F/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2007

I think Liam is my favorite model. He hasn't complained once about having his picture taken. Maybe when he can speak that might happen but until then... :)

Post processing details:
Export to TIF from Picture project
In PSP
Levels
Saturation
Blemish fixer on a couple spots and on a small scratch under his eye
Dodged brush applied to eyes
Sharpen brush applied to eyes
Noise removal
Resize
USM
Export to JPG

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Shooting details:
Nikon D50
2007/07/13 19:17:39.1
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 50mm F/1.8 D
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/1.8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Direct sunlight
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Medium High
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off

Statistics
Place: 253 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.0685
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 4.9551
Avg (non-participants): 5.1462
Views since voting: 602
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 219
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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07/25/2007 10:37:32 AM
Greetings from the critique club :)

Well first of all, what a cute baby :) I am supposed to critique this but find it kindof hard as I personally don´t like it when people say negative things about pictures of my kids so I find it hard to say anything negative about photos of other peoples kids too.

Instead I´ll just point out a couple of things that I think would make this photo better. I do like that you shot it against the light but still would just have wanted you to concentrate on exposing for the face as it´s kindof underexposed and just not cared about the backround, just let that blow all out if neccesary to expose the face correctly. Also, I see you used daylight white balance, I think this would be much more pleasant if you upped the WB to about maybe 7000 kelvin (or even more, just play around with it for personal preference), that would take care of the bluish skintone cast and yield a lot more warmer and pleasant colors in the shot as a whole.

I like the shallow dof and sharpness in the shot, contrast is also good and I frankly can´t understand why this only just barely scored above a 5. Maybe people are getting fed up by baby pictures but not me so I don´t get it, think it´s a bit underrated. Backround bokeh is also good and again, that´s a very cute baby and he´s got a great expression :)

Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2007 06:12:10 PM
Look at those EYES!
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07/20/2007 08:09:46 PM
underexposed, and the background is too bright & busy.
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07/19/2007 01:22:05 PM
(4 for the photos+10 for the subject sympathy )/2=7
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07/19/2007 10:24:43 AM
Wow, those eyes just pop!!
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07/19/2007 12:46:50 AM
LOVE the eyes!!!!!!!!!! (8)
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07/18/2007 01:52:36 PM
Excellent expression...lol....makes me smile.
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07/18/2007 09:14:58 AM
lighting is too harsh for my taste.
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07/18/2007 04:38:55 AM
Very cute expression! Shame it's a bit dark on the face, perhaps you could have selectively brightened him a bit so as not to blow out the higlights too much in the back? Nice job on the eyes!
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07/18/2007 03:27:22 AM
Fist, my favorite!!
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