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Sorry Daddy, too busy with my DSi.
Sorry Daddy, too busy with my DSi.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Portrait with Chair (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: People/Street/Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Sep 21, 2010
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2010

OK, this is not a great shot so I know it will not do well with voting. I was not going to enter any challenges this week but seeing my daughter sitting in the chair playing with her DSi I knew this sort of met the more difficult part of the challenge, ie, learing something about the subject.

My prediction? 4.3xxx

The reason for the low score will be:
- DNMC as the chair is not integrated with the person (to the casual viewer - though it is to me). Also, other props used.
- Subject is too dark/underexposed
- Blown highlights from the light

Why enter? Because I like it! And you never know, someone else might too.

Some trivia, I did not set up this shot. I attached my camera to the tripod, took a single shot, some basic editing (Topaz noise, curves, USM) and uploaded to the challenge in under 10 minutes. Nothing to be proud of, I know, but a record for me and I liked the surprised look on my daughter's face who didn't even know I had taken the photo.

Post voting

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I predicted this one quite well :-)

Now to take a shot that I can predict a 7.5xxx Ha

Place: 64 out of 71
Avg (all users): 4.3958
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.2571
Avg (non-participants): 4.4195
Views since voting: 649
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 240
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2010 02:06:47 PM
nice POV
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2010 01:13:27 PM
Snapshotty in nature, but with a good excuse.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2010 10:05:34 PM
Interesting choice to not include her face. I like the perspective you used, but would have liked to see less of the background (adds a lot of clutter to the image).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2010 08:23:51 PM
Good title. Image could be less "busy", just my opinion. I'm not really sure what a "DSi" is, but can use my imagination:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2010 02:52:52 PM
Wait until she gets the new 3ds
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2010 01:54:47 PM
the angle is weird to me... the focus seems to be on her pants not her 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2010 10:22:34 AM
I really like the perspective you chose in this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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