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Family Hug
Family Hug

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Challenge: Candid II (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Local Ice Rink
Date: Dec 27, 2004
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2005

I went down to the local skating rink b/c in MN that's the only place you will see people outside in winter months. I loved the photo so much that when the dad was leaving I caught up to him and told him I took his photo (and he was quite surprised) and got his email and sent it to him. He emailed me back saying he loved it!

I know this shot looks like he's looking right at me but they didn't have a clue I was taking his photo. I was hiding inside my car because it was so cold and I didn't want to be obvious to the people on the rink.

Place: 113 out of 173
Avg (all users): 5.1324
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.8750
Avg (non-participants): 5.3276
Views since voting: 749
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 204
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/05/2005 01:46:14 PM
Great candid capture, the colors and smiles work really well here. So nice of you to tell the family and send them the photo. This really should have finished higher. I think something that might help a little is to crop a bit more off the left, putting them further off center. I know that sounds like a canned response using the rule of thirds, but if you hold you hand over the left side of the shot almost to the people I think you'll see it gains an interesting balance. Also, try just a tad more sharpening (USM or sharpen edges) after reducing for upload.

And thanks so much for your comments on my recently uploaded abstract.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2005 09:44:33 PM
Like you said,nice family shot...
01/06/2005 11:32:12 PM
I think cropping could have been better. There is too much information on the sides that distract from the subject.
01/04/2005 02:24:27 AM
High marks for "feelgood"... Blah, static composition is hurting it, as are the unfortunate background trees. One would love to see what the kid's feet are doing, if anything. Nice shot.
01/03/2005 11:57:13 PM
AAAAWWWWW! Good emotional shot. Goes a step beyond the common snapshot.
01/03/2005 02:03:10 PM
I like the shot but I feel it would have been better with a vertical composition, tighter framed and with less void space.
01/03/2005 04:23:53 AM
I think we all know the feelings of joy in a good ol' family dog pile! Nice shot.
01/03/2005 03:51:43 AM
Cute photo.

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