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dear old nan & grandad
dear old nan & grandad
dainmcgowan


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Challenge: Portrait Of The Elderly (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Plymouth, UK
Date: Dec 29, 2008
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

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I did this shot in kind of a hurry as my models are not so mobile anymore.
I set the shutter speed to max flash sync (1/250) and the ISO to 100.
I then made a guess of the aperture and flash output (to bounce off ceiling) and fired off this shot.
Then took two more, but they was not as good as this one!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.8876
Avg (commenters): 7.8261
Avg (participants): 6.6364
Avg (non-participants): 6.9259
Views since voting: 3593
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 249
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/07/2009 10:52:26 AM
this is ADORABLE! great job!
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01/07/2009 08:14:27 AM
So intimate, so wonderful! Frame it and post it on your wall! Do you know them? If they are your parents, you should feel proud of this picture! Lovely!

-Vikram
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2009 09:38:43 PM
Great expressions! The background seems a bit bright, but I love that curious little cat in the background.
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01/06/2009 08:01:19 AM
what a happy looking couple, like the black and white image, and the natural look.
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01/05/2009 01:39:31 AM
this picture is a beautiful depiction of the strong relationships that exist between the elderly. great job! the clarity and everything is amazing.
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01/05/2009 01:33:52 AM
What a lovely couple
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01/04/2009 11:23:19 PM
Except for the too much contrast, this is a great shot. In Advanced Editing, I'd have cloned out the creature between them.
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01/04/2009 02:20:54 AM
NIce shot. The background is a too bright. But you have managed a great shot inspite of that.
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01/03/2009 07:12:08 PM
the lack of lower lighting on their faces prevents this from being SUPER fantastic! You'll just have to settle for fantastic! :)
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01/03/2009 06:00:03 PM
Wonderful expression! B&W works great. I love the way the B&W emphasizes the lines and character in their faces. They look great together!
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01/03/2009 11:50:50 AM
I love it, you captured their personalities great!
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01/02/2009 11:15:39 PM
What a wonderful couple.
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01/02/2009 04:45:47 PM
Oh what a lovely shot. They look so happy. 9
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01/02/2009 04:46:38 AM
Gosh darn it, this one puts a huge grin on my face ! If it's candid, great capture, and if posed, it seems so natural !
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01/01/2009 09:35:56 PM
What a delightful pair.
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01/01/2009 06:47:18 PM
Great shot, and good use of b&w to highlight the details and textures. Skin tones seem a touch dark though, as though you applied a blue filter or some similar effect. Like it a lot though, 7.
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01/01/2009 03:19:31 PM
This is a great capture. Love the expressions. I think the faces could have benefited from a little lightening (eg using the "fill light" option in LR or ACR). This technique would have helped you keep from losing the detail in the hair.
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01/01/2009 11:03:55 AM
a little blown out with the background.. 6
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01/01/2009 08:07:38 AM
thats a lovely pic
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12/31/2008 06:45:57 PM
they look fun...bet they are a hoot. nice pic to capture the moment
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12/31/2008 05:38:36 PM
Nice capture of great expressions. I find the figurine in the background a bit of a distraction tho.
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12/31/2008 02:46:37 PM
Great interchange, I wish the backlight hadn't blown some of the detail, I do like the black and white.
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12/31/2008 01:40:30 PM
this is an incredible picture.
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12/31/2008 05:58:10 AM
my winner, wonderful emotion, look like the kind of parents/grandparents you would want to know/have...really lovely shot.
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12/31/2008 12:58:40 AM
wonderful, makes me want in on the laughs!
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12/31/2008 12:46:56 AM
Priceless!
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12/31/2008 12:11:44 AM
this is a wonderful image, ten ten ten!!
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