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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Stuttgart
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

candid

saturation
levels
dodge & burn


Statistics
Place: 945 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.8963
Avg (commenters): 5.8679
Avg (participants): 4.9053
Avg (non-participants): 4.8462
Views since voting: 554
Views during voting: 671
Votes: 511
Comments: 59
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/19/2009 08:58:03 PM
Im overwhelmed from this wonderful comments. thanks to you dpc folks...

In this picture you can see my father and his grandson (son of my sister). It was the 67th birthday of my dad and we went out for a walk on a beautiful sunny day. The shot is a candid.

Message edited by author 2009-03-19 20:58:36.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:23:53 PM
Darker would do ok.
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03/17/2009 07:36:30 PM
Great use of natural light to draw on the subjects.
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03/17/2009 06:19:19 PM
I like the shadows in this, I wish we could see them all, I find the patch of grass at the top distracting.
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03/17/2009 04:02:54 PM
Cute commentary piece. Nice backlighting!
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03/17/2009 02:43:52 PM
What an endearing image! I like the way the shadows are merging. LOvely rim light. I hope the subjects have a copy to cherish (i.e. that they are known to you, not strangers passing by).
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03/17/2009 12:06:01 PM
Such an emotional capture, very expressive!
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03/17/2009 09:34:41 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. I really love the concept being expressed in this photo. The young child follows in his parents/grandparents footsteps. Love how you captured it with the shadowplay. The boy's front step is caught stepping directly on the back leg's shadow of the man. This clearly communicates the saying "Following in his/her footsteps". The passing down of traits and/or heritiage, and traditions. It is a touching sentiment and good eye to spot the potential of that being caught here. I do have a few critiques (I know, I know, picky picky right:-) ) I think that there is too much negative space that does absolutely nothing to compliment your photo. Cropping it closer to the adult and child will also have the effect of further emphasizing the concept by keeping the eye's attention squarely focused on the two main subjects as they dominate the scene. Lastly to further emphasize the significance of the shadowplay and how it ties into the concept, I think it would be best to crop out the portion that shows the shadow portion of the adult's shorts. This closer cropping would then make where the boy has/is stepping all the more noticeable - and thus would further strengthen the visual impact of the concept you are conveying.
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03/17/2009 09:14:48 AM
Delightful capture.
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03/17/2009 08:05:25 AM
This reminds me of a childhood photo of my own, where I am sitting next to my grandfather, and echoing his pose. The young boy here seems to be doing the same.
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03/16/2009 07:39:49 PM
Black and white works very good here, well done :)
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03/15/2009 10:55:04 PM
nice entry
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03/15/2009 09:31:48 PM
this was one of the toughest image to vote (at least for me). It is not a clear cut not my cup of tea (1 , 2 or 3). I do not really like the composition, maybe a more vertical crop to include a little more of the shadows.
I like the fact that the image seems to be telling me how the child is trying to emulate the adult's footsteps and speed. Sorry, 5 from me.
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03/15/2009 09:29:33 PM
Aww this is so cool.
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03/15/2009 08:14:02 PM
A little too dark with the shadowing and could be better focused.
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03/15/2009 05:36:42 PM
LOL! Adorable.

Not voting yet.
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03/15/2009 03:29:09 PM
Nice simple composition but not sure if it really holds my interest.
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03/15/2009 03:02:09 PM
could have used a little fill light IMO
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03/15/2009 01:19:58 PM
strong human touch....
03/15/2009 10:55:27 AM
Nice capture with the backlight and use of B&W.
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03/15/2009 05:47:06 AM
great idea... I dont like composition... 5 for that ;D
brano
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03/14/2009 11:09:53 PM
Makes me smile. Great shot. They do follow in our footsteps - more than we would like sometimes.
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03/14/2009 10:13:13 PM
This is wonderful. The almost-but-not-quite silhouettes, the high-contrast processing, the shadows not fully realized, and above all the odd 'unbalanced' composition all invite the viewer to look at this in a new way. I don't think any honest viewer can say, 'Oh yes, I've seen shots like this before.' Because there aren't any (or at least there are so few that it doesn't count). They walk with some shared sense of purpose, and each with arms caught pinned at the sides. Makes them look like they are playing a game of Simon Says. Maybe they are. 9.
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03/14/2009 09:04:11 PM
I like the backlight, and like the subjects. I'd be tempted to move back a bit to get rid of the grass and the top and show more of the shadows--the shadows look like they'd be wonderful.
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03/14/2009 06:59:13 PM
dont have word for this - good luck in this challenge
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03/14/2009 05:51:38 PM
So cute, a neat candid.
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03/14/2009 03:49:50 PM
I love how the child is mirroring the adult's posture
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03/14/2009 11:25:34 AM
Love it!
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03/14/2009 10:46:52 AM
not in focus enough
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03/14/2009 09:04:39 AM
This is wonderful. Perfect just the way it is.
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03/14/2009 05:11:05 AM
Great relationship between them here
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03/13/2009 10:02:57 PM
It might have been nice to include the whole shadows too. I like that the kid is copying dad/ Granddad. Nicely spotted!
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03/13/2009 08:36:22 PM
great tonal range. Works well in B&W
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03/13/2009 06:49:44 PM
Nice how you can see the resemblance between generation.
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03/13/2009 05:38:11 PM
Symbolically strong--Grandpa/grandson???
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03/13/2009 02:52:33 PM
Great to see old and young together. Nice backlight.
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03/13/2009 02:18:50 PM
A second shadow!
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03/13/2009 10:56:11 AM
Its a great shot the way the child is echoing the elders footsteps, I think a closer crop would have increased its impact
03/13/2009 09:58:41 AM
Very cute. Quite minimalistic. Maybe the focus is a little off
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03/13/2009 02:50:05 AM
I like the idea not so much for the overall composition though.
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03/12/2009 09:37:36 PM
I'm guessing grandfather & grandson? too funny how the little one is holding his just like big one.
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03/12/2009 09:06:12 PM
Is this the grandson following in grandad's footsteps? It's so perfect, the light, the shadows, the pose etc,,,
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03/12/2009 08:14:34 PM
The composition is off. They are walking out of frame but a good story and nice lighting.
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03/12/2009 05:02:27 PM
From a technical perspective I really like how the lighter area it the right highlights your subject and draw the eye to them. The nice fade off to the right and left keeps the eyes focused on the subject while the open pavement isolates the man and boy as a pair. But, I liked it before I looked for all of that so it's just a great image.
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03/12/2009 04:33:35 PM
Needs more space on the right, so they have somewhere to walk. 5
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03/12/2009 03:47:26 PM
Well composed. Although the silhouette is effective, I'd prefer to see more detail in your subjects. Fill flash might have helped.
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03/12/2009 03:20:03 PM
Well, certainly can't say this DNMC. It's a gem if I ever saw one! 10
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03/12/2009 12:44:40 PM
Good idea but needs a bit more of a statement to score higher.
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03/12/2009 07:44:44 AM
I'm sure this is a family favorite! I might have cropped this to a portrait orientation to bring the subjects in closer. A cute shot!
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03/12/2009 02:02:01 AM
Love the mimicry.
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03/11/2009 08:38:27 PM
This kid would love to have this shot a few years down the road.
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03/11/2009 07:49:16 PM
Follow the leader...
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03/11/2009 03:32:59 PM
nice shot, but i would crop the top more so the distracting grass is not seen.
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03/11/2009 02:03:55 PM
Nicely seen :)
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03/11/2009 01:48:48 PM
great contrast between old & young, light and shadow, concrete & scrub.
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03/11/2009 11:15:28 AM
Great idea. I think I'd like to have seen the whole of the shadows in here.
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03/11/2009 03:52:26 AM
Terrific!
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03/11/2009 02:14:51 AM
would like to see more of their shadows in this type of image..
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03/11/2009 01:45:55 AM
nice -7
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