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French Braid

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Challenge: Point of View Diptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Date: Jul 18, 2013
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2013

[Jul. 23rd, 2013 09:19:34 AM]

I knew going in that this image had issues fitting the challenge well. My wife should be the subject of the first shot -- rather than my daughter who is in focus. But, I liked the light on my daughter's face. In the second shot from behind my daughter the hands should probably be in the center of focus rather than the braid. Oh, well.

This is what happens when you fail to plan things out very well. I had coerced my daughter into helping me with some pictures for this challenge, again, not having a well defined plan. I thought it might be nice for her to have a braid in the shots, so I asked my wife if she would braid it. I had not really planned to take pictures of the braiding, but the light was nice -- how could I resist? Then, as almost an afterthought, I caught a couple shots from behind with the challenge in mind.

Does it perfectly fit the challenge? No. Am I perfectly happy with the shot anyway? Yep. For me, the challenge topic should plant a seed from which hopefully some good shots emerge. If that happens I am happy -- shooting and voting. I am not much of a pedant.

Place: 6 out of 33
Avg (all users): 6.1325
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0476
Avg (non-participants): 6.1613
Views since voting: 1048
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 83
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/27/2013 06:09:26 PM
It's so comfortable - I wish I was there.
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07/26/2013 03:29:54 AM
Mark don't worry, it's perfect!

I agree with Robert - good looking women there :)

Congrats on the TT.
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07/26/2013 03:07:58 AM
very good chemistry here. Great pair of shots, Mark!
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07/26/2013 12:32:39 AM
Good lookin' wimmen, Mark. 'GRats on the TT :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2013 10:49:03 PM
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07/25/2013 10:24:42 PM
Nicely flipped pov. bump
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07/23/2013 02:34:05 PM
Great idea.
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07/21/2013 08:23:16 PM
This was so close...

But let me ask you. Is your subject in focus, or out of focus?

Because if your subject is in focus, then she's looking at the back of her own head.

Really a shame honestly, since it was a great concept.
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07/20/2013 04:04:35 PM
Nice one. One small quibble - I think that the mom should have been the one in focus in the first photo since the second photo is from the mom's viewpoint.
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07/19/2013 10:26:05 AM
This is fantastic. The mood, the tone, the feeling, it's all there.
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