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My Dad at 80 (and 40)
My Dad at 80 (and 40)

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Australia
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2008

Extremely rare time that my whole family got together (as I live in Japan and one of my brothers lives in Indonesia).
My father turned 80 in July, and that was a good excuse for the trip to Australia. My mother painted the portrait of him in 1967, forty years before. he wears his college tie and Order of Australia badge.
You might also notice the matchboxes. My brother had a photo of dad laughing superimposed on a print of The Laughing Cavalier (as big as the portrait), and my sister had copies of it done on dozens of matchboxes. Hilarious.
Although there are a lot of flaws in this photo, I'm very proud of it, and that beats scoring high in a Best of Year challenge.

Place: 404 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.2325
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0943
Avg (non-participants): 5.5507
Views since voting: 724
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 228
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 12:23:35 PM
I think this is a lovely idea for a portrait, the lamp light gives warmth, but the yellow cast is a bit overwhelming. Your Dad looks great at 80 :) I really do enjoy looking at this picture - coming along to bump you up ;)
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01/27/2008 05:57:21 AM
He's still a fine looking man. The image has a reddish touch on my monitor but it's a very nice image.
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01/26/2008 11:57:12 AM
Neat... I like how the real man and the picture contrast. Very interesting idea.
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01/24/2008 06:54:38 PM
He's aged well! Nice angle to get the painting in the shot. White balance looks a little yellow but that's translating as a warm light, which is kind of nice.
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01/24/2008 05:58:47 AM
nice composition
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01/23/2008 11:40:58 PM
Nice family image. Focus is dull and a flash is needed from the right. Will struggle in this competition. Good Luck. 3.
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01/22/2008 11:46:57 PM
He should shoot the guy who painted the portrait.
01/21/2008 09:30:32 PM
This could desperately use some white balance. In addition, it is too dark on my monitor.
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01/21/2008 12:28:33 AM
I really like the lighting, it suits this perfectly. 9
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