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Llamarama
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Challenge: Photojournalism (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Flat Rock, IN
Date: Nov 24, 2002
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Snapshot, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2002

Shot on a good friend's farm during a visit. The llamas were fun, but driving the tractor was the big hit of the day.

Statistics
Place: 102 out of 147
Avg (all users): 4.8556
Avg (commenters): 5.9286
Avg (participants): 4.9333
Avg (non-participants): 4.8061
Views since voting: 1848
Votes: 270
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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12/03/2002 09:16:00 AM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~
Llamarama

*Composition (content)*
I like how the two points of interest fill the screen. The colors in the hat are really striking. As others have said, just a tad bit of the child face showing may have sparked a more human interest feeling with the shot. As I mentioned in my original comment, the only thing that is a little off is that the child seems a tad out of focus, otherwise your composition and subject matter are good.

*Background*
You have deep focus on this shot which helps the viewer realize that this is a farm setting. The sky is clean without digital noise and the green of the grass is a nice contrast to the orange in the childs clothing.


*Camera Work (Technical)*
Other than your focus being a little off on the child, you have a nice clean shot. Colors are good and although the llama may be a little to bright on the right, it's not distracting enough to be a concern.

*Digital Processing (technical)*
Sharpening is very good (not too soft and no trace of over sharpening).
Balance between light and dark is good. Llama may be a tad bright on the right.
Compression is good (no jpeg artifacts)

*My opinion*
This is a good shot. It is an interesting composition and makes me wonder what the Llama is thinking about the kid and vise versa. Having your perspective at the childs level helps sell the point of the kids interest in the animal. Nicely done shot.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2002 04:59:00 PM
lol @ the title
11/29/2002 10:59:00 PM
you got yourself in an interesting angle here, making for a much more interesting picture than if you'd just been standing
11/28/2002 01:58:00 AM
Great human interest photo
11/27/2002 09:27:00 PM
Good composition, good angle. I don't get the message, but I see newspaper uses for this. 6 nards656
11/27/2002 06:39:00 AM
Looks like they are really checking each other out. :) Cute shot.
11/27/2002 02:05:00 AM
I give this a six for the kid.
11/26/2002 09:55:00 PM
At first I was inclined to say you missed the challenge, but upon reflection I realize that many farming communities would put this front and center on the local newspaper. Technically this is a great shot with powerful diagonals and a great story... ~ MyQyl ~
11/26/2002 08:00:00 PM
Beautiful llama and is that a sucker in the kids mouth. I can't see his face but I get the feeling he is such a cute kid from the side view. I love animal stories. This is a very good photo, also. Good colors, Great cmposition with real good execution. Nice crop with good depth. Is is an umcoming animal show or a human interest story about the kid visiting the farm? I'll read it to find out. Great job. PTL8
11/25/2002 07:08:00 PM
I wish I could somehow see the expression on the child’s face, otherwise it is a good shot.

Greg
11/25/2002 05:39:00 PM
Good perspective
11/25/2002 04:44:00 PM
Good shooting. Justine
11/25/2002 09:42:00 AM
Cute picture. DOF is a little tight for this shot. Would be better if both the kid and Llama were in focus.
11/25/2002 02:16:00 AM
good choice for subject, but show a little more interaction next time, like if the child reached his hand out or something
11/25/2002 12:30:00 AM
May have been a bit better if we saw more of the childs face. DPz


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