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Birthday Twins
Birthday Twins

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Challenge: Free Study 2014-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G15
Location: Westlake, OH
Date: Jul 20, 2014
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2014

Taken at a birthday party for my twin grandchildren. What I like most about this photo are the expressions on their faces because those expressions capture so well the personality of each of them. While I realize the candles are overexposed, they were necessary to the entire story told by the photo, so I didn't crop them out. I tried playing with the highlights and exposure on the candles but everything I tried looked worse.
Overall, I used Lightroom to crop and tweak exposure and contrast, black and white clipping, sharpening and smoothing.

Place: 139 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.2857
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.1791
Avg (non-participants): 5.7059
Views since voting: 105
Views during voting: 135
Votes: 84
Comments: 5
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08/25/2014 09:13:42 PM
critique club:

cute pic, unfortunelty these never do well in free studies, unless you can transcend the lack of an emotional connection to the subjects these types of images really only appeal to a very very small few.

you did a nice job getting it reasonably sharp at 1/30 shutter and its not dark or grainy, you got yourself a nice memory here and that should be all that matters.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2014 07:37:58 PM
Oh, sweet! I love their expressions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/06/2014 10:38:47 PM
adorable twin smile!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/06/2014 01:21:07 AM
Twins are great!
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08/01/2014 08:51:47 PM
what a lovely portrait he looks so proud 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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