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Five Seconds After "Cheese"
Five Seconds After "Cheese"
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Challenge: Group Portrait (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon
Date: Sep 28, 2007
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2007

I, again, followed Heida's tutorial on post processing but I left out the second levels step and stopped there as it made everything a bit bright (the sky especially). I then burned in the sky a bit using highlights at 4%. Then I went back and used the brush in overlay with blue and tinted it a bit so it wasn't so blown out. I used USM then used the history brush on all of the grass and trees. After resize, I used NI, sharpened, then used the history brush again on the grass and trees to soften them back up.
I adjusted the canvas size twice for the border and resized again. Saved for web and uploaded. Went back and cropped out the negative space on the right, made the border smaller, re-entered LOL

I got a strange effect here and hope no one thinks I cut and pasted the kids from another photo because that is what it looks like to me LOL

FINGERS CROSSED!!!!

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.8730
Avg (commenters): 6.7619
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.8873
Views since voting: 1611
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 307
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/16/2008 11:57:27 AM
Are these all yours? Holy cow woman, where do you find the time to get anyting done? Four boys and then one girl... lucky! We stopped after 3 boys lol. They are a beautimous bunch!
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10/10/2007 01:10:18 AM
Well, Johnna, *I* still love it. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2007 05:31:28 PM
lol, if that isn't the truth.
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10/08/2007 09:09:32 PM
nice work...7
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10/08/2007 05:35:39 PM
I am not digging the moody look on the kids faces, kids are supposed to be full of fun and frivolity, not looking as though they are in a police line-up. post-processing looks a bit harsh to me. 6
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10/08/2007 01:40:15 PM
First thing I noticed is they all look unhappy. The forground is a heavily shadowed, with bright areas in the backgorund. Perhaps some fill in flash may have helped.
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10/08/2007 10:37:00 AM
I like their expressions. This makes me think I shouldn't force a smile in my shots. There is so much more expression than a smile can bring.

I like the way your subjects are positioned.

Great shot. Good luck.
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10/08/2007 02:17:19 AM
wow, growl... snarl... so, i hope you got the picture right after you said cheese! :)
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10/07/2007 03:54:28 AM
lol!
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10/06/2007 10:01:42 PM
The little girl is classic. The antithetical portrait.
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10/05/2007 09:14:57 PM
very nice...portrait would be better if shirts and pants matched
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10/05/2007 05:39:00 PM
The by in the red shirt is a star :) and the little girl. Wonderful portait and excellent models! 9.
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10/05/2007 04:52:16 PM
someone sure has there hands full....
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10/05/2007 10:01:18 AM
Lovely, almost classical group portrait. Group composition is very good, sharpness, colors and contrast are fine. I would have liked a slightly shallower DOF, and a little more precission in dodging and burning. (7)
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10/05/2007 07:24:40 AM
Yup those smiles are definitely on the wane!! I can almost hear the cries of 'Mum/Dad are you finished yet'

Nice leading diagonal
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10/05/2007 04:39:28 AM
nice setup, colors look a little overworked and processed
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10/04/2007 05:13:16 PM
I really like the posing here...nice shot... not overly fond of the idea of 'after the pose' they are much to handsome to not have some expression that draws me to look longer...gl 8
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10/04/2007 11:40:11 AM
I love this shot. Something about the colors seems off, though.
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10/03/2007 01:08:51 PM
Fine composition but it looks too dark and contrasty to me.
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10/03/2007 10:46:02 AM
FUNNY. I think this would be great in black and white since so much is going on with the varioius stripes, positions, etc. What a cute family.
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10/03/2007 07:18:15 AM
They all look so glum! But I like it.
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10/03/2007 02:02:11 AM
A bit heavy on the sharpening. Cool poses.
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10/03/2007 12:34:23 AM
The expressions on their faces are freakin' priceless! I truly did LOL.
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