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Is everybody ready?
Is everybody ready?
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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus SP-310
Location: Heffley Creek School
Date: Sep 26, 2007
Galleries: Humorous, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2007

Ahhh kids...sometimes I think it'd be easier to pose a bunch of cats :) This is one of about twenty pics. I did actually get a usable shot, but this one just says it all. The teacher wasn't actually that frustrated. I caught her in the right motion to make it look that way.

It's been adjusted in the following manner:
Highlights burned, some added burning for definition, cropped a tad, cloned out leaves and paper litter, saturation and brightness mildly adjusted (up and down respectively), lightly framed.

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.2152
Avg (commenters): 6.0526
Avg (participants): 5.0313
Avg (non-participants): 5.2359
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 316
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/10/2007 04:56:00 PM
Underrated - you did a great job of getting so many different expressions in one photo. (and none of the faces are blocked out) You might try desaturaing the yellow channel (in hue/sat) to turn the background to black and white and make it less noticable. Also, for me the photo is about the children so I would crop out the teacher and allow the adult reaction to come from the viewer. But that is a matter of personal taste and may not help your DPC score. This photo displays more personality than any of the ribbon winners in this challenge. Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 04:01:58 PM
This will be a great memory. I love the expression on the face of the adult. Color good.
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10/09/2007 05:08:20 AM
I like the idea - could have benefited from a better background and moving the group tighter together.
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10/08/2007 11:55:03 PM
Cute expressions on many of them, and the title helps, but the background is a bit distracting.
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10/08/2007 09:15:58 PM
it looks like it has been over sharpenned after not being in good focus. lots of chroma noise. This kind of shots look better with a shallower dof (larger aperture and faster shutter speed)
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10/08/2007 05:45:27 PM
Quite harsh processing here.. using a wider aperature to blur the background a bit would of seperated the subjects from the BG a little. not really breathtaking. 4
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10/08/2007 01:01:58 AM
good concept. a bit grainy.
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10/07/2007 07:48:43 PM
obviously a candid, but cute, teacher appears a tad harried, LOL, kids are kids so tough to get them all attentive at once, would prefer less cement showing at bottom, 7 overall from me
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10/06/2007 11:29:38 PM
I think not. Cute idea. I don't like the swing set and the tree growing out of peoples heads.
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10/06/2007 08:42:16 AM
cute idea but who picked the setting. lines of the swings, bright areas behind the subjects, tree trunk, curb, no the best setting to take a shot.
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10/06/2007 07:07:30 AM
Kids are just impossible :) Each of them has different expression on their faces. Such a fnny unusual class portrait :) 7.
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10/05/2007 10:07:17 PM
good work
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10/05/2007 06:26:17 PM
I don't think the girl top right is ;-)
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10/05/2007 10:10:08 AM
Everybody is NEVER ready when you have a bunch of kids. Cute expressions on everyone's faces.
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10/05/2007 06:47:11 AM
No, they are not! Which is fun and makes the picture somewhat special (6)
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10/04/2007 10:59:03 PM
Absolutely a wonderful photo! Kids can be so much fun to 'capture'!! (9)
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10/04/2007 07:14:59 PM
My 17 year old still makes these faces when I want to take a picture of her.
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10/04/2007 02:40:21 PM
Love the expressions. The kid in the front row leaning against the girl is priceless.
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10/04/2007 05:15:53 AM
Priceless! I love the teacher's mood. The image itself suffers from high ISO/oversharpening, though.
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10/03/2007 06:47:46 AM
LOL!! This is classic - excellent range of silly faces and poses!
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