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jenesis


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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Living room
Date: Sep 10, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

This originally started off in landscape orientation which I liked more and which will I will use for our home, but thought it might be suffer since it wasn't in portrait. Sad, I know.... such is life.
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Bounced flash off of wall to the right
Cropped to portrait form, levels adjustment
dodge, burn and sharpen his eyes
USM layer, layer mask to undo some of the sharpness of his skin.
Dodge and burn layer and a selective color layer to adjust skin tones slightly. Border added.

Statistics
Place: 42 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.2150
Avg (commenters): 6.8947
Avg (participants): 6.0791
Avg (non-participants): 6.3274
Views since voting: 1225
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 307
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
10/10/2005 01:37:11 PM
Thanks for all the great comments everyone! Since I've had a couple folks ask, I've added my original version to the Photographers comments section.

Message edited by author 2005-10-10 13:39:19.
10/10/2005 01:02:44 PM
Took your email as an opportunity to see what's new in your portfolio--and this excellent shot jumped to my eyes. Nicely done--good pose and excellent lighting and sharpness. I'd like to see the landscape version you like as well.
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10/08/2005 08:26:28 AM
awesome shot, jen. i'm surprised this didn't finish higher. really excellent work.
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09/25/2005 08:39:09 PM
good work on this, especially pretty smiling eyes.
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09/19/2005 06:23:56 PM
nice job , good looking kid
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09/19/2005 01:41:44 PM
NIce work jen. Congrats on your 3rd best shot! Well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 09:12:30 PM
wonderful communication with your model... I get a sense of who he is through your portrati. One of my favorites this challenge
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09/17/2005 06:12:34 PM
beautiful lighting, great expression. I really love tightly cropped portraits like this.
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09/17/2005 11:00:44 AM
This portrait may have been more effective if not cropped so tightly, but the lighting and expression are very good. He's a cuty.
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09/17/2005 04:56:19 AM
Striking photo! Love the eyes.
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09/15/2005 10:33:42 PM
Awww, what a cute closeup. I'm not crazy about the stark white border. Perhaps a green chosen from his eyes wouldn't have been as distracting for me, but overall...good job. I like it.
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09/15/2005 01:11:23 PM
This is a beautiful picture. I would have tried a little cooler lighting or coloring in post-process. Just a preference though. Very good image.
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09/13/2005 10:10:06 PM
Wow I love the eyes. Great capture especially with that age group.
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09/13/2005 08:40:12 PM
wow, great crop! I love the connection the viewer makes witht he pose. It's the proportion of the boys eyes to the frame. I don't know if that was done on purpose. I like this shot a lot, on the tech side though the highlights are almost blown out but not thats a big plus! the shadow on the left is a little to big but that can be a personal preference. great shot overall 9
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09/13/2005 08:08:58 PM
Hi Jen :) This is really really nice. His eyes are.. wow.
Hope you're doing well.
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09/13/2005 07:07:25 PM
Adorable!
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09/13/2005 12:06:27 PM
adorable boy :0)
I would crop less tight but excellent tones.
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09/13/2005 11:50:12 AM
Nice shot. the skin tone is a little yellow on my displays.
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09/13/2005 09:16:25 AM
adorable! great skin tones
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09/13/2005 03:30:51 AM
How cute! Lovely eyes!
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09/13/2005 12:16:19 AM
Cute kid!!
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09/12/2005 04:59:28 PM
Never could have come up with a better title for this shot. Right on...great job.
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09/12/2005 03:00:32 PM
Cropped a bit to tight, but he's really a handsome fellow.
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09/12/2005 02:54:48 PM
simply adorable
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09/12/2005 11:53:08 AM
Yes he does sparkle!

I love this shot however don't care for the boarder. What a handsome little guy!
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09/12/2005 11:03:27 AM
What a fun Picture. Very Cute! Love his expression and you definately conveyed a mischievious personality. Good Job!
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09/12/2005 09:31:13 AM
Nice, beautiful, soft portrait. Pleasing.
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09/12/2005 08:11:19 AM
I like the catchlights in the eyes
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