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The Children of Biak Island
The Children of Biak Island

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Nikon
Location: Urfu Village, Biak - Papua
Date: Aug 21, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2007

This picture was taken at Urfu Vilage in Biak island.

In the first sight for this moment, I saw blue and yellow colors. It is good combination colors, so make me to take this picture.

I using 2 layer, one is more shadow and other is normal then give little blur to give a mood in the picture. I erased several area to make looks like spot lighting fall to the boy. At back ground there was the shadow from palm tree.

Thank you for vote and your critique.

Place: 41 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.5364
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.4528
Avg (non-participants): 6.7333
Views since voting: 1547
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 151
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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09/14/2007 08:35:33 PM
Critique Club feedback -

Lighting on the child and the fence he is leaning on are great. Tilt of the fence and blownout background, not so great.

Perhaps cropped so the child and the right portion of the fence fill the scene (placing the face on a thirds intersection most likely), would be an even more dramatic composition.

Very nice shot, well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2007 02:40:24 PM
Very nice portrait. Love the leading lines of the fence and light on the wall.
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09/05/2007 11:23:38 AM
09/04/2007 09:14:22 AM
Beautiful portrait...the light and color is great. Very well done!
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09/02/2007 11:06:49 PM
The slight tilt of the gate bothers me. Lovely lighting, DOF and focus. Terrific colors too. 7
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09/02/2007 10:22:58 PM
So simple, yet so emotive. This is one that is hard to look away from - I feel as if they boy is looking right at me.
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09/02/2007 04:57:21 AM
Nice light, nice composition.
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09/01/2007 10:02:26 PM
Great colors, focus, and portrait of this young boy. The shadow of the palm frond on the back wall breaks up the light such that it almost give the illusion of 'beams' of light falling upon the boy. The critique I have is that bring us closer to your subject. Go in closer and really have your main subject (this child) fill up the frame. The left 1/3 of the picture is not doing much for the composition as a whole. It is the young boy that is the focus and by bringing the viewer closer to the subject you increase the visual and human interest appeal.
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09/01/2007 09:03:25 AM
Lovely portrait. 10
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09/01/2007 07:29:05 AM
definitely a 9
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