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A castle for my princess
A castle for my princess
jenarom


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Date: Jan 26, 2003
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2003

My daughter Maria, building a castle for her princess doll.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 179
Avg (all users): 5.8061
Avg (commenters): 7.2273
Avg (participants): 5.9818
Avg (non-participants): 5.5814
Views since voting: 1125
Votes: 196
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/09/2003 08:15:57 AM
Critique Club Critique

(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) I find the layout of this photograph to be very strong. The diagonal lines of the blocks leads the viewers eye directly to the face of the little girl. Even though her face is out of focus, it is very clearly the subject and very well done!

(2) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL The focus is very appropriate for this shot. The colors of the blocks really "pop". Good exposure and DOF. There is really nothing I would change about this this shot.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL Your post processing is very good. Saturation is good, cropping is perfect.

(5)MEETING THE CHALLENGE This photo does a very good job of meeting the challenge. I love the colors and the fact I feel that I can almost touch the blocks because their texture is so clear.

(6) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO The subject here is good. The way you executed it is very good. I love the texture of all of the separate objects. This is the sort of photograph that would look very nice hanging in a childs room, or maybe a pediatricians waiting room. It is very cheerful and bright.

I just realized that I did not give you any advice on how to improve your photograph. I guess this means that I see no area for improvement. Very well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 03:04:02 PM
Great! Shows action and usefulness rather than just documenting the blocks. The child is in the right place and right dof to make this work. Perhaps her hand and the block she is holding could be in a bit better focus, and not so much the ones on the bottom. Nice job!
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02/01/2003 02:52:55 PM
Very nice perspective and cool use of a wide aperture.
Love the colors and lighting.
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02/01/2003 01:56:27 PM
I like the addition of the little girl. I can't have my cake and eat it to. I like the DOF but I also would like her in focus. Your way is really best. Well done.
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02/01/2003 12:53:41 PM
I like this. Color is very nice.
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01/31/2003 02:03:22 PM
I like the close up of the blocks and the hand. The little girls face in the background give this photo demension.
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01/30/2003 09:38:49 PM
nice use of DOF!
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01/30/2003 12:49:08 AM
Nice idea. The blocks look great. Sharp as a tack. Is this a Sony? Great depth of field. I wouldn't change a thing.
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01/29/2003 08:56:09 PM
Cute. Like the DOF.
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01/29/2003 06:50:54 PM
I love your depth of field in this shot. I spent $10 buying blocks just like these, but entered a different shot instead.
Your colors are great... very vibrant without being over saturated. I would like to have seen the little girl's whole hand on the left side of the frame. Getting the whole hand in might have been at the cost of less of her face??? Face is better than fingers, though. Nice shot, very well done. 8
JD Anderson
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01/29/2003 10:39:44 AM
i raelly like the colos
01/28/2003 10:22:26 PM
Good squares. I like how you used a little childs building blocks. You have good clearity. Nice job.
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01/28/2003 07:43:23 PM
Great shot! I love the colors and focus. I like the angle of the blocks as well. Nice take on the challenge. I know it is nitpicking but I wish the two red blocks and two blue that are side-by-side were separated.
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01/28/2003 07:19:34 PM
I love the clarity of the picture
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01/28/2003 06:32:55 PM
ok. you want it, you got it... your own private critique (without the club) and in your lenguage!

me gusta la idea. el angulo está padre y el tener a los cubos en primer plano y la niña atrás funciona. esto es lo q en mi opinión pudo ser mejor:

-yo hubier atratado de mantener a maría un poco más presente en la foto. así como está no aporta mucho. parece un error.
-merece estar mucho más en foco y sin que su cara la tapen los blocks. el hueco de la derecha hubiera sido perfecto.
-inclusive hubiera intentado algunas viendo a la cámara y/o sonriendo, como si la hubieras sorprendido.
-la mano cortada, a big no-no...
-está bien iluminada aunque un poco sobre expuesta (particularmente evidente en la mano) creo q toda la foto aguantaba un poco menos de luz.
-viéndola bien, tal vez debió tomar el bloque del medio y el 8 no devía estar para verla a ella, en foco y semi sonriendo. cómo la vez así?

antes de disparar, ve el view finder como cuando en el cine vez lña pantalla gigante y admiras diferentes áreas de una misma toma. compón desde ahí y si no te gusta, no dispares. entre menos tengas q "arreglar" en postproducción, mayor será la posibilidad de q tengas algo q te agrade.

en fin, that's just my opinio; I could be wrong. most of the time I am.

: p
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01/28/2003 05:04:30 PM
Sharp focus, hand and face make the shot. One of the best this week...
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01/28/2003 04:01:25 PM
Great perspective.
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01/28/2003 01:56:08 PM
Very nice capture, color and composition. Good work.
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01/28/2003 10:08:48 AM
awsome perspective
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01/27/2003 11:26:56 PM
This is a marvelous photo. Very well executed and achieved. Congratulations.
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01/27/2003 10:46:18 PM
Good take on the challenge. Colorful and cute.
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01/27/2003 09:01:03 PM
She needs to go over her math again... :)
01/27/2003 07:24:21 PM
Nice crisp shot. Getting the child in focus would have improved it in my book. Still it is a great shot! Cub
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01/27/2003 09:47:55 AM
Great perspective
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01/27/2003 02:06:22 AM
Wow, this is very nice. The blocks are brilliant and in perfect focus with your daughter in perfect "blur". I LOVE THIS PIC. 9.
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01/27/2003 12:30:34 AM
definite ten. crisp focus, great perspective. cute kid.
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