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Challenge: A Hug And A Kiss (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Huanchac
Date: Sep 17, 2009
Aperture: f/9
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2009

Thanks for your kind votes and comments.

I had to travel for a few hours in the mountains region of Peru a little after this and the Deep DOF challenges had been announced.

The D700 body and the 17-35mm/2.8 was all I took, expecting to shoot a landscape for the Deep DOF challenge.

After several landscape shots, nothing great, we passed through a small village and saw a mud-brick house approx. 100 feet from the road, with a huge drum vessel by the door, and two kids standing in front looking at our car as we passed by. The idea came up and had it done after making sure the kids and their family fell comfortable with the camera. The boy was hugging the girl and/or holding her hand most of the time, so the only special request was the kiss :-) which he happily executed in the way you see in the image.

Shot from approx. 15 feet away, with a heavy crop in mind (not an issue at 640px) to avoid the perspective distortion of the wide angle. The distance reduced the chance to add some fill light with the built-in flash. The slight lack of light on the subjects could not be fixed under basic editing rules.

Here a couple of shots taken from a shorter distance (with noticeable fill light and perspective distortion)

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Thanks again.




Statistics
Place: 2 out of 72
Avg (all users): 7.0625
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 7.0400
Avg (non-participants): 7.0656
Views since voting: 5719
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 208
Comments: 42
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/21/2009 02:32:16 AM
its such a special photograph and i enjoyed reading the story of how you 'found' it .. congrats on the ribbon ...:)
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10/08/2009 11:41:53 PM
splendid capture and thanks for the little story!
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10/02/2009 12:30:49 AM
Love the image, love the story. Your photo touches my heart. Congratulations on your ribbon, Alfredo.
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10/01/2009 09:07:48 PM
this is one of these shoots I wish it was mine. Great message, composition, light and perfect technique. Congrats Alfredo!!!
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10/01/2009 08:31:05 PM
Nicely done. Congrats on the Red!
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10/01/2009 12:07:47 AM
A lovely story to go with the picture. I really love the picture you chose over the outtakes, which are sweet, but don't have the spontaneity the other does. Beautiful colors and another well deserved ribbon. Congratulations!
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09/30/2009 10:21:18 PM
nice image, Alfredo! Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/30/2009 02:37:20 PM
:) I LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT! Congratulations!
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09/30/2009 02:05:12 PM
Sweet! Congrats.
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09/30/2009 12:36:13 PM
This is way too good to get a red ribbon. I'm reporting you to the SC.
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09/30/2009 12:34:13 PM
Just lovely.
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09/30/2009 10:39:22 AM
I absolutely love this shot. Everything about this shot is simple; simple times, simple place, simple clothes, simple kids, simple love.
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09/30/2009 09:03:09 AM
A masterpiece-tells us so much-BIG Congrats !
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09/30/2009 08:41:37 AM
Splendid work - Congrats on the well deserved Red
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09/30/2009 08:10:54 AM
Loved this shot and I'm glad to see it finish with a Ribbon! Congrats!
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09/30/2009 07:50:45 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!

Message edited by author 2009-09-30 15:32:21.
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09/30/2009 06:43:29 AM
This was my fav! Congrats!
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09/30/2009 04:21:19 AM
i really liked this image and its so deserving of the ribbon well done
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09/30/2009 03:07:25 AM
Cool shot! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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09/30/2009 02:43:02 AM
This is lovely...
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09/30/2009 02:15:47 AM
Wonderful shot, love it!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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09/30/2009 12:40:28 AM
Congratulations, A. Very deserved. Well done, as always!
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09/30/2009 12:15:46 AM
Good for you!!! Excellent job
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09/30/2009 12:12:33 AM
Awesome shot! By far my favorite of the challenge. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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09/30/2009 12:06:30 AM
I bet those kids can fit in that pot!
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09/30/2009 12:05:13 AM
Great photo brother, as always. Congrats on the red !!
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09/30/2009 12:02:41 AM
Excellent, Congrats on 2nd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2009 02:16:06 PM
Wow. Where was this shot? Great work with color, location, storytelling
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09/28/2009 09:04:07 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 1
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 7
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09/27/2009 09:10:07 PM
Love this!
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09/27/2009 03:21:42 PM
Cute :) Great kids. Lovely picture.
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09/27/2009 01:43:01 AM
Wonderful choice of the stage. I like the framing with the door, and the tricky and funny expression of both is priceless. Excellent pp. Sure I will see this in top 5
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09/26/2009 03:25:35 PM
Nice. Its tempting to do emotion shots in B&W but in this case I think the colour really adds to this photo.
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09/25/2009 10:13:34 PM
I am tempted to start the voting of this challenge off by saying "Awwwwww!" and then copy and pasting it to everything else!

Awwwwww!
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09/24/2009 10:54:16 PM
I just love the colors and clarity of this photo.
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09/24/2009 10:19:46 AM
Kids kissing kinda creeps me out. It certainly meets the challenge and the photo is technically perfect as far as I can see. I have no choice but to score it at 10 and I'm sure it will be in the top 10 if not a ribbon winner.
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09/24/2009 08:07:01 AM
Awwww mega cute.
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09/23/2009 05:04:00 PM
I think this one is truly spectacular and puts the rest of us to shame. Wonderfully done!!
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09/23/2009 04:30:18 PM
Great capture.. I like the natural framing with the door and the big vessel in the front adds a lot of character to the shot! - bumping to 9
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09/23/2009 02:30:34 PM
Beautiful capture of the innocence of childhood. Excellent composition, beautiful details and colors.
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09/23/2009 11:46:14 AM
Lol someone looks disgusted
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09/23/2009 02:38:41 AM
a fantastic image!
This is a winner, for sure!
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