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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist D
Location: Fukuroi, Japan
Date: Apr 17, 2005
Aperture: 1/15
ISO: 200
Shutter: f 8.0
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

Thanks to my sweet models, Julien and Jeff!

It's a challenge taking photos with a highly energetic 5-year old. But with the aid of some treats, I was able to keep my son in the picture long enough to take several shots.

I used a black kimono as the backdrop, and a tungsten studio light coming from about 45 degrees back right in order to create shadowing on the toes. I also had a silver reflector towards the front left to bring some light into the shadows.

In Photoshop, I used Channel Mixer to change the photo to B&W, then did Levels. Then, I blurred a callous (how the heck do you spell that?) from Jeff's foot. Then, selecting with Lasso and pasting in order to get rid of a couple distracting lines from the black material in the background. After that, a bit of cloning on some irritating dots (lint, maybe?). Finally, Unsharp Mask and....ta-daah!

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.3882
Avg (commenters): 7.9130
Avg (participants): 6.3167
Avg (non-participants): 6.4615
Views since voting: 1387
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 237
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/17/2005 12:39:58 AM
THe conversion is just wonderful. The skin is perfect. I love the fun feeling of the photo too. All those piggies.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:43:59 PM
Beautiful, beautiful image. I hope it doesn't get scored down for being "only" feet. These feet speak volumes to me.
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04/24/2005 07:12:31 PM
Won't be long before they are the same size! Good choice for BW
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04/24/2005 06:36:42 PM
very sweet :)
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04/24/2005 02:12:41 PM
Very nice concept and well shot. I bet your getting hammered by people saying where are the people in this shot.
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04/24/2005 12:00:53 PM
Beautiful shot which should be treasured by parent and child.
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04/24/2005 10:05:56 AM
Excellent idea. Great tone, lighting and exposure. Top 10.
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04/24/2005 09:29:19 AM
As a former collage photography instructor if I had given a assignment to photograph people and a student turned this in I would say not only did they meet the assignment but went out side the box. That is what all good artists should do. Well done (10)
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04/24/2005 05:42:10 AM
This type of photo can look awful, but you have succeeded in making feet nice to look at. great photo, framing and background. one of my top photos
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04/24/2005 02:12:18 AM
Nice contrast & tonal range.
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04/23/2005 10:19:35 AM
Very good lighting.
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04/23/2005 02:36:04 AM
good
04/21/2005 04:14:02 PM
Beautifully done. And I love the idea too.
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04/21/2005 12:44:32 PM
Nice everything
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04/20/2005 07:30:42 PM
I really like te contrasts - of age, of size, of black v. white. Good Job! <9>
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04/20/2005 07:28:22 PM
Love the compositon. Good lighting too.
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04/20/2005 11:58:23 AM
Good example of how the good title suports good image.
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04/19/2005 09:21:20 AM
great shot. love the tones used. excellent job. 10
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04/19/2005 08:25:17 AM
I like this very much. An interesting take on the photo subject. Great use of light and shadow. A winner in my opinion.
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04/19/2005 07:52:59 AM
I like this shoot very much.....Lighting is beautiful.
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04/19/2005 03:43:56 AM
nice image lovely detail and tone well done
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04/19/2005 01:29:51 AM
What a darling shot. Wonderful light and shadow.
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04/19/2005 12:25:00 AM
cool! like the different take on the contest category...8
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04/18/2005 04:57:51 PM
This is awesome! I just love this compositioin.
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04/18/2005 12:41:09 PM
very nice. b&w very good. good lines. nice comp. nice light and shadow.
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04/18/2005 11:41:31 AM
Very nice B/W and comparison photo, well done
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04/18/2005 11:26:29 AM
Very nice.
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04/18/2005 02:23:36 AM
It's different. Like the look on this one. Great contrast both in terms of lighting and subject.
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04/18/2005 01:01:52 AM
A little too much Image smoothing, great concept and a good score.
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