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Branch of Abraham
Branch of Abraham

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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Budapest/Synagogue
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005


Place: 263 out of 432
Avg (all users): 4.8768
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 4.6408
Avg (non-participants): 5.1127
Views since voting: 590
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 284
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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09/20/2005 01:59:16 PM
*Critique Club*

Not being into religion myself, I'm going to trust you on this one. Since you asked for an in depth crit, it would have been nice to have some details on the photo as to your intent, feelings about the photo, post processing, anything, but I supose I'll wing it.
The photo is grainy. In this particular photo, I think that the grain works well, but may have cost you some focus on the subjects. The photo in general seems too soft for my personal taste. I can picture this being crisp and full of detail. Was the shot not quite focussed enough and you tried to hide it with grain? Or did you add the grain and it compromised the focus? Either way, I would prefer focus over grain. Both would be nice though, but if I had to chose one or the other...focus.
I like the mood of the photo. Really nice moment you have captured here. I don't know what they're talking about, but there is definately a pleasant atmosphere.
The one thing that's really bugging me about the photo is the pole sticking out of the top of the boys head! Very strange looking. Very obvious once you notice it, and then it's all I can see. when I look at the photo, my eyes go straight to the pole stuck in the boys head. The lighting fixture behind the pole makes it look even more strange to be there.
Otherwise, this looks like it could be a movie still. I picture a heart felt moment between the boy and the man and some sappy music playing in the background. Lovely moment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:46:56 PM
A sepia with charm and great communication. 8
09/13/2005 11:38:27 PM
I've come back to this shot many times...I really love the interaction you've captured here.
09/13/2005 12:11:39 PM
Love the implication here. Yes, it is a branch of Abraham. Good idea.
09/12/2005 07:53:23 PM
might have been better if you cropped it at the waist
09/12/2005 02:38:16 PM
Interesting take on challenge. I would like to see a clearer focus.
09/11/2005 11:11:14 PM
Like the composition and the story here- good toning also
09/10/2005 08:30:20 AM
Seems to have just missed the facial features at the point of sharp focus, (maybe it's excess noise?), and the crop is too tight to their arms. An interesting and original take on the challenge though, and has loads of potential for exploring the other branches of Abraham: Islam and Christianity as well, and how they interact.
09/09/2005 07:42:51 PM
Nice hat.
09/09/2005 02:50:13 PM
Quite an interesting idea. :)
09/08/2005 09:12:51 PM
09/08/2005 06:09:52 AM
Nice shot...clean focus and like the desat. Just a slice in time. Original and lovely. Great Job. -- 7 --
09/08/2005 12:47:36 AM
Original and well composed. I like the grain of the photo, it adds character to the picture. 7.
09/07/2005 04:25:25 PM
family branches are okay with me. Shot a bit too grainy to me though.
09/07/2005 09:07:09 AM
Nice "father son" shot. I like the sepia. Shalom!!
09/07/2005 03:50:45 AM
very nice
09/07/2005 12:39:29 AM
Good picture and title. I was wondering if anyone would do it.

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