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Challenge: Pink II (Basic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dubai
Date: Aug 17, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 6400
Shutter: 1/90s
Galleries: Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2009

This dancing fountain circle is at the Marina Walk in Dubai - it offer fabulous lighting and it is great fun to let your kids play. I got a load of Max playing but this girl who befriended him was dressed in the right colour for this challenge.

Check out the ISO - this is shot at 6400 with just one pass through Dfine. Some desaturation of yellow and green and a little change in hue of the pink to compensate for the yellow lighting.

Place: 87 out of 161
Avg (all users): 5.1086
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1034
Avg (non-participants): 5.1111
Views since voting: 1105
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 175
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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08/28/2009 06:27:38 AM
Hey there, stopping by on behalf of the Critique Club.
Itís funny, I was just looking at this photo earlier tonight in the forums.
You have some interesting elements in the photo that catch the eyes, and although thereís a good amount going on, I wouldnít call it cluttered. The rows of lights the child is stepping over lead the eye off to the right, away from the subject, but also add a nice weight to the right side of the frame. The same ground lights make really nice contrasty shadows that accentuate the look on the kidís face, which I really like. Has the look of childish mischief to me, not creepiness as some others felt. The candid nature of the expression is great. The lights and curvature of the poolís rim round off the frame nicely, as well.
I like how the majority of the frame is starkly contrasting white and black, and then thereís the pink, your link to the challenge, as really the only color in the frame. Itís nice that you accomplished this without selective desat. My favorite part about this is definitely the composition of the elements. The weighting is just really nice. Iím usually not very fond of photos with children on DPC, but this is one I wouldíve given a good vote to. I think it wasnít quite as overtly or centrally pink as a lot of other entries, and that was likely part of the reason for your placing in the middle of the pack. Either way, I liked it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2009 01:23:12 PM
Very cute!
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08/19/2009 01:57:07 PM
to dark
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08/19/2009 07:38:21 AM
This reminds me somehow of the dancing baby from the late 90's. A little creepy, a little cute.
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08/19/2009 05:24:15 AM
Comes across as a bit creepy, sorry I'm sure she's cute an all and I feel bad saying that.
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