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KarenB


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Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: My home
Date: Mar 14, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

My son. 8 years old. Boys will be boys. :)

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.4932
Avg (commenters): 8.3462
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7355
Views since voting: 1478
Votes: 221
Comments: 35
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/22/2004 03:03:08 PM
this really is a great portrait and i gave it a 9. i really wonder whether there is a bias toward female subjects in these challenges. cool kid, wonderful treatment.
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03/22/2004 09:13:19 AM
I find the shadow gives it some depth.
The high contrast on the clothes really focuses attention on his face - great expression too
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03/22/2004 12:02:42 AM
Thanks for the comments.. I was afraid of eliminating the shadow. This is how it was (pretty much) out of the camera. No I didn't add it afterwards! LOL
I didn't want him to look pasted on the background.
Thanks to my son for cooperating for this. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 07:04:05 PM
Beautiful I love the look on his face, mabey you could have used another light on the background to get rid of the shadow, good luck :)
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03/21/2004 06:17:10 PM
Eight years old... cute as a button...

Nice contrast.. excellent option for black and white. = 10
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03/21/2004 08:30:02 AM
a fine image with humor and complexity - well done all around
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03/20/2004 11:26:28 PM
High Key and very cool. Can't tell if he's posing or really not impressed :)
A framer for sure. Some people may not like the high contrast, but i think it fits. I might burn a little around his shoulders (or put him in something slightly off-white next time) so they don't completely disappear into the backdrop, but that's being pretty picky. I keep coming back to this one. - very nice.
Pedro
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03/20/2004 10:11:35 AM
great kid, great expression, interssting (deliberate?) overexposure of the t-shirt. great shot!
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03/20/2004 03:59:20 AM
real expression of character. Great tones and composition as well.
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03/19/2004 09:20:33 PM
Great pose and composition. Looks like the shadow has been added in post processing, but it is pale so it doesn't look bad. I love his expression.
03/19/2004 05:06:37 PM
a very nice photo, but i'm not sure if i would have placed the subject off center!
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03/19/2004 04:51:10 AM
bringing the subject away from the backdrop would get rid of the shadow, which is a littlle distracting. Very nice picture overall.
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03/18/2004 02:04:57 PM
how cute! i love the post and the sepia tone works really well. beautiful lighting!
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03/17/2004 04:50:36 PM
A classic shot - love the shadows and the background, the pose, the framing, the lighting, everything. - 9
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03/17/2004 02:19:36 PM
I love this one! great pose and expression and use of monotone... perhaps a litle more light in the eyes would be better? 9
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03/17/2004 12:01:56 PM
very nice photo...hoenstly the only thing I think distracts from it being perfect is the shadow around him on the left side...
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03/17/2004 10:41:20 AM
Good composition. Perhaps, the little shadow is distracting a bit.
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03/17/2004 06:48:54 AM
Almost perfect, very professional, except for the small lelft shadow
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03/16/2004 09:06:20 AM
Carl??
03/15/2004 11:29:12 PM
rebel with a cause eh?
03/15/2004 09:30:44 PM
wow! this is something different...like the expression on his face...good white background...what I don't like is the shadow....aside from that everything is nicely done....gave you 9 for this...
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03/15/2004 09:11:48 PM
Very, very nicely done except for the shadow behind his right shoulder. A bit of diffused light on his right hand side of his face would also have helped. But what a shot otherwise! Great job!
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03/15/2004 08:28:18 PM
Got attitude! Nicely done. BOL
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03/15/2004 07:51:19 PM
adorable...love the composition
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03/15/2004 06:56:04 PM
I would have prefered not seeing the shadown on the left of the subject.
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03/15/2004 05:37:12 PM
If I could fault this at all it would be the hint of shadow, still top marks from me.
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03/15/2004 12:29:12 PM
I like the sulky expression - makes a change from the forced smiles in some entries. I think the composition doesn't feel balanced - he's not far enough off-centre for it to feel deliberate, so I'd crop to centre him horizontally. I would also avoid cropping off the bottom of his left foot. Exposure seems a little harsh with top bleeding into background - I wonder whether, for a black and white shot, a non-white Tshirt would have worked better?
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03/15/2004 12:04:31 PM
I love this portrait. It's one of my favorites in this challenge. I hope you do well. Good luck!
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03/15/2004 10:43:12 AM
Good light, good pose and focus. I don't like the toes cut off, but it's minor. Nice entry this should do well!! Good luck. Great looking boy.
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03/15/2004 10:13:48 AM
too cute!
03/15/2004 09:28:26 AM
Handsome young man you got here. Great tones and love the outfit. I got to get me a hat like that.
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03/15/2004 08:59:17 AM
Great 10
03/15/2004 06:57:21 AM
Great expression! Too bad you didn't get rid of the slightly distracting shadow (maybe put your subject further from the wall?)
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03/15/2004 05:39:51 AM
This is a great portrait - challenging expression, great long diagonal pose, and sepia definitely adds. If I have a tiny suggestion, it is the shadoow on the left in the background. Moving the subject away from the wall might have reduced this but maybe it is better with than without!
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03/15/2004 01:11:44 AM
This is really fun! His expression is great (I have three boys and know that expression well). It gets a 9 from me. It would have been a 10 except for two minor flaws... Thiere is a slight shadow to the left, and his toes are cut off at the bottom. Very minor issues, as this is a great image!
JD
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