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Brothers!!!
Brothers!!!
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Challenge: Moods (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Out walking...
Date: May 1, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80th
Galleries: Family, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2005

Picture of my daughter after some "issue" with her brother.

Statistics
Place: 89 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.5000
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.5435
Avg (non-participants): 5.4726
Views since voting: 697
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 238
Comments: 24
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05/09/2005 04:40:30 AM
Thanks for all the comments!

This was a snapshot of my daughter having just had a "disagreement" with her brother. She came over to the picnic table and sat down opposite me looking like the photo. My camera was on the table and I just picked up and took the picture. It was one of those moments when the brain says "DPC...MOODS". I did not check settings and just fired a shot off, hence the rather uninspiring background. I would have done some work on the background, but I did not want to lose the blowing hair and, not yet being good enough with PS, left it as it was. If we had sat the other way around, a glorious view across the estuary of the River Severn would have been behind her. That's just the luck of the draw though, isn't it!

Thanks for the various ideas regarding the background and burning it in, blurring it etc. I havent' played with it yet, but will do.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2005 08:33:26 PM
Good photo, pretty subject obviously thinking hard. Brothers is probably it. Very good for moods and portrait also.
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05/07/2005 11:39:38 PM
The background is quite distracting, particularly the bright blue thing that leads me to look outside the frame. With a shallower DOF this would have been a better image.
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05/06/2005 06:10:56 PM
Indeed
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05/06/2005 11:40:18 AM
your young lady strikes a most enigmatic pose. the hair is nice as well. I think though that you'd have benefited from burning in the background, as its tonal range is too close to the girl's. this strongly detracts from the image. (5)
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05/06/2005 11:33:07 AM
nice picture, but cropped too close on the right side.
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05/06/2005 01:43:55 AM
I like the wind blowing the hair, but not the distracting background. Good shot overall though.
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05/05/2005 11:26:25 PM
Hah, I feel that way sometimes too and you've captured it dead on. :-)
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05/05/2005 06:23:30 PM
Great capture and title. You caught a sister's frustration perfectly. Good luck.
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05/05/2005 04:38:55 PM
nice action and pose, fairly flat lighting tho
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05/04/2005 07:42:10 PM
Great setting...the wisps of hair really set this off. Would have been better with cleaner backdrop...maybe trees or shrubs.
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05/04/2005 06:14:48 PM
She does look a little perturbed here.. but also thoughtful.. as if she's thinking not only that brothers are a pain in the ass.. but how to effectively get rid of them and hide the bodies.

This is a pretty good candid portrait, but the color seems a little flat to me.. more DOF would have been nice (assuming it's possible), but I understand that it can't always be achieved. Love the wispy hair.. Just a few tweaks on lighting and color, and you'd have a winner.
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05/04/2005 11:53:02 AM
NIce photo. Detail is great, it would be nicer if tha background was more blurred, and the whites on the shirt toned down. 8
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05/04/2005 10:18:39 AM
Background makes this look like a snapshot. Great expression though. Slightly overexposed.
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05/04/2005 05:25:29 AM
Nice title and a good expression :)
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05/03/2005 05:07:48 PM
Too posed... It doesn't look candid or real. (5)
05/03/2005 04:43:18 AM
Good....
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05/02/2005 06:16:54 PM
I don't understand, us brothers are great! it's the sisters that are a pain! Nice job! may be a bit fuzzy though.
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05/02/2005 03:01:38 PM
Wonderful photo. I love the way the wind is blowing her hair.
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05/02/2005 02:24:23 PM
Sorry this photo seems a bit too snapshot/posed like for my tastes
05/02/2005 07:12:06 AM
I find the background quite distracting which takes the focus off the main subject here. More DOF essential or a neutral background would enhance her much more(portraits in general). Apart from that, wind has caught her hair which I like and it is a nice clear shot.
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05/02/2005 05:25:21 AM
Expression caught perfectly, felt the background let the photo down. It is quite distracting.
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05/02/2005 03:55:44 AM
Very nice shut. It can be more interesting with blurred background.
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05/02/2005 02:06:00 AM
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