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Challenge: All I Want for Christmas (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Athens, the good one...in Georgia.
Date: Dec 19, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2008

Shot at the family Christmas party, December 19th. We celebrate early almost every year because the wife and I usually work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 89
Avg (all users): 6.3448
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4545
Views since voting: 2591
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 174
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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01/04/2009 11:36:30 PM
Critique Club

First impression: What joy! I love the look of shock that can be interpreted in various ways, too me it's joy. I know it's probably for Dad, but the son can't wait to dig in and start building!

Subject: obviously meets the challenge

Composition: Very well balance, with strong diagonal lines that keep me focused on that wonderful face. You stated this is a candid, so I'll mention the placement of the couch as it appears out of place when taken in to the context of the top right corner on first glance, but in reality it grounds context of the image as a "gift opening gathering". Well done.

Lighting/Color: The highlights are well used, and the the boy and gift are well lit, regardless of whether it was placed in processing or initially. With respect to color, I find the top right corner very bothersome, because I don't know what it is, and why it's there. Too bad it's not brown.

Excellent photograph, and congrats on the high finish. Personally, I would like to thank you for not cloning the white fragments in front of the box. If you had, you probably would have finished in front of that spectacular, one of kind, highly imaginative, 7th place photograph! ;)

Cheers,

Ben
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12/29/2008 09:52:44 PM
You captured a priceless moment and an awesome expression.
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12/29/2008 10:27:48 AM
Very nice finish Eric!
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12/29/2008 12:10:49 AM
NICE one, Eric!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2008 06:03:07 PM
Terrific lighting and fabulous expression. Well done.
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12/28/2008 04:48:00 PM
AMAZING eyes in this! Would be a tad better if he had more smile than shock look. Overall outstanding though and worthy of an easy top 10.
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12/28/2008 12:02:28 PM
lovely expression! love the light, too (8)
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12/27/2008 01:43:26 PM
Aawww! Too cute!
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12/27/2008 10:14:03 AM
at least he can dream...lighting is a little harsh on the forehead and face of the child
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12/24/2008 06:52:22 PM
Excellent story telling, lighting and acting awesome
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12/23/2008 04:12:08 PM
Great expression capture! Love the look on his face!
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12/23/2008 03:44:30 PM
Angelic little face. Stellar lighting. Excellent color range. Front page material here.
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12/22/2008 02:46:45 PM
Hahah... too funny. Awesome expression.
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12/22/2008 02:44:47 PM
Amazing eyes! So is he excited or upset with that gift? LOL
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12/22/2008 08:57:52 AM
Great face!
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12/22/2008 07:56:14 AM
good portrait.
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12/22/2008 01:02:35 AM
I love the lighting and his eyes are fantastic!
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