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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: McMinnville TN
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2010

This is my oldest son and his girlfriend. She wanted some new photos of the two of them. This one was taken at my mom's house. We took several photos of them on the bridge from a few different angles. It was a cold, grey overcast day, at times spitting snow on us.
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02/21/2010 08:20:41 PM
Aww, what a sweet shot and convenient usage of son and gf! I agree with Joao's critique...*Yoda voice* listen to him, wise he is ;-)
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02/19/2010 05:30:55 AM
Hi Lorie, how are you doing?
Another critique from me :)

Composition
I have no idea how you got on the middle of the stream...but it's the perfect position for this shot.
The only thing that draws attention out of the subject are the trees in the back, but it just was not possible not to have them. Still, they are distracting, and I think that if you had shot from more to the left, or they were more to the right, they would both be inside the green patch of the tree, making them more visible.
I like very much the angle from below, it makes it a very lovely postcard.

Technique
Since there was no way you could have the bokeh in the trees, making them out of focus, take advantage of it, and stop down your aperture, so you'd get a much slower shutter speed. This way, probably you could have the water with a more silky effect (it would also mean that you need a tripod), but it could help the overall look.

Processing
Very interesting and unusual choice of border, I think it's one of the few that I've saw here like this. If it could be just a tad shorter, nobody would have had any questions about it being there or not. It's a very smart move for a border, to make it part of the surroundings.
I was also interested in seeing this in b&w, maybe you can try it :)

Take care,
Joao
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02/17/2010 01:10:35 PM
I wonder, since you say it was such a gray day, how this would look in BW.

It's a lovely scene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:08:48 PM
Nice take and good border. The saturation needs boosting to add a little more color to the shot IMO.
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02/16/2010 12:47:13 PM
A pretty picture with reasonable perspective. 5
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02/15/2010 08:59:53 AM
taken at a better time of day would have added some nice color to this scene
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02/13/2010 02:40:06 PM
The center comp works well with this but it seems, imho, that the greens are a bit off. Did you saturate them in a layer?
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02/12/2010 10:47:38 PM
nice setup, not so crazy about the border, i wonder if it would have more impact if you went with a real shallow dof where the focus was on the couple?
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