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Mother and Son
Mother and Son
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Family (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Location: North Carolina
Date: Jul 4, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 28 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.8920
Avg (commenters): 6.9333
Avg (participants): 5.6386
Avg (non-participants): 6.0180
Views since voting: 1445
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 250
Comments: 37
Favorites: 0


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07/19/2005 08:18:57 PM
Congratulations Teresa on a top 30 finish! Well done and well deserved...beautiful composition.
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07/18/2005 10:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your highest score! I liked the natural feeling and the great softness of the skin. Way to go!
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07/18/2005 10:44:00 AM
I had a feeling this one was yours Theresa. I too like this just as it is. It's beautiful!

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07/18/2005 08:53:44 AM
i personally like it as is, it shows so much love between mum and son....that i would never have 'looked' at the background... my first reaction was to look and smile....
great work and congrats on your highest score....
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07/18/2005 06:20:04 AM
Thank you to everyone that commented on this image. I really appreciate the feedback. Just wanted to add a few comments of my own. Yes, blurring the background would have improved the image, but I did not take this to fit the challenge. I did not even know there was a family challenge when I took this. This was a strictly impromtu session. I went to see my best friend and her son's new home, their first home. I suggested that she take a picture in her new backyard, of her new back yard. So the scenery was just as important to her, to mark a very important time in her life. I agree about the reflection on her lip, hadn't even thought of that as it it didn't bother me or her. So, thank you for your comments and making this my highest scoring image in a challenge, yet.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2005 10:49:24 PM
Since this was an Advanced editing challenge, I'd have strongly considered making a couple of masks and blutting the far background quite a bit, and the tree somewhat less so, to create both a feeling of depth and to provide a less-distracting BG for the portrait., and cloning out/burinign in what looks like a bright reflection on her lip. This would somewhat simulate the effect of opening the aperture to a very wide setting--not possible with all cameras or under all conditions though.
Pose and lighting/tones in the portrait are wonderful.
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07/17/2005 09:39:45 PM
Such a nice portrait...the skin tones are just so lovely....warm and luminous...and genuine.
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07/17/2005 12:14:43 AM
The focus seems to be on the tree in the background. Since advanced editing was allowed for this challenge, cloning out the glare on the woman's lipstick would have improved the shot.
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07/16/2005 05:46:39 AM
Beautiful pose,lighting and skin colours are lovely and the hand positions are so touching! Great composition. I'm not sure if it's possible with your camera but would love to have seen a slightly shallower dof to blurr the b/g and bring total focus on the family. Great family portrait.
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07/15/2005 10:28:57 PM
Beautiful photo
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07/15/2005 07:10:31 PM
This picture is a little bit flat. Boosting the contrast would really help it pop out at the viewer
07/14/2005 11:15:08 PM
I love this photograph! The tree on the left and right are a bit distracting, I would also consider cropping the top 10% off but this would definately be hanging on my wall!! Great job! 7
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07/14/2005 11:03:04 PM
beautiful!
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07/14/2005 10:30:34 PM
nice focus. nice lighting. looks like you used a flash that was very mellow and definitely enhanced the pic for me, though the reflection on her lips is slightly distracting, and draws me away from their eyes, which i feel is the best part. i hate the background you've chosen.
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07/14/2005 05:30:38 PM
The warmth and intimacy here look very genuine. This is a very nice portrait.
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07/14/2005 01:57:43 PM
Good shot
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07/13/2005 10:49:50 PM
I think I see some love in this picture
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07/13/2005 05:30:47 PM
i dont normally like posed photos but this one just is fabulous....you can feel the closeness in these two and the comfort they have being in front of this photographer..a beautiful shot that i hope you treasure for a long time
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07/13/2005 01:46:55 PM
This is one of my favorite family portraits in this challenge...the lighting is very good, their expressions are wonderful and I like the mother's hands holding her son's hands: it gives a very human feel to this portrait and a uniqueness.

Message edited by author 2005-07-19 20:21:32.
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07/12/2005 04:44:15 PM
Two beautiful people, I would have used a wider appature to blur the background and focus even more attention on them.
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07/12/2005 01:20:45 PM
wow - intense - love the colors, love the hands over her heart - advice? blur the background? fix the higlights on her lips?
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07/12/2005 11:37:51 AM
A very good photo indeed. However their are alot of contrasting colors here, the orange, green, black, and then the tree, and it doesnt seem to have any certain theme <-----Im not sure thats the right word, just no colaberation of all the colors. Still a very good photo.
07/12/2005 09:50:08 AM
Very sweet photo, shows a lot of emotion and love..
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07/12/2005 07:45:35 AM
if you have taken this with a bigger aperture and thus a smaller depth of field, this would have shot up in scores.
07/12/2005 12:59:30 AM
I can feel the love. Good job.
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07/11/2005 11:38:35 PM
This has potential. The background is distracting. Great tones.
07/11/2005 09:08:26 PM
Very beautiful and soft skin tones. Excellent clarity and sharpness. Pleasant background...adds nicely to the mood without competing with subjects. Like it a lot.
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07/11/2005 11:35:55 AM
Nice light, lovely colors. I think it might be a little better without the tree trunk and perhaps with a blurred background.
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07/11/2005 11:14:40 AM
Really pretty portrait. Nicely composed, nicely lighted.
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07/11/2005 05:45:53 AM
A nice happy standard portrait like many others in this challenge print it frame it hang it on your wall ,.5
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07/11/2005 02:54:09 AM
Very nice image. I like it a lot. Seems that so many folks went with off-track ideas about family.... this is the kind of shot I was looking for.
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07/11/2005 01:49:51 AM
nice colors and contrast
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07/11/2005 01:28:42 AM
Beautiful people and picture. I'm not too crazy about the background at the top, though.
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07/11/2005 01:12:36 AM
this is a very nice portait!
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07/11/2005 12:50:28 AM
this is so sweet it's hard to vote on.
07/11/2005 12:22:06 AM
Lovely!
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07/11/2005 12:11:48 AM
Very nice skin tones. Unposed, natural expressions. I might crop out all or part of the hands (is a little distracting to me) and some of the background - maybe even blur it a little but the capture of the subject is quite pleasant.
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