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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2800Z
Location: My back yard, Bolton, England
Date: Jun 4, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/104
Galleries: Portraiture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2003

I think this shot suits a photo mag cover because of its impact and layout. The eyes are inviting/intriguing enough to encourage sales, It's technically sound (essential for a photo mag), and also the clear areas at the top, bottom and left would be good for titles and copy.

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Place: 8 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.9184
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.7623
Avg (non-participants): 7.0732
Views since voting: 4038
Votes: 245
Comments: 29
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06/23/2003 02:34:27 AM
I love this photo! What a contrast between the gray board and the smooth child's face. Way to Go!!!
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06/18/2003 12:52:17 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments - here's my respone to them. Firstly I take on board the comments about the eyes being out of focus - I was simply just unfortunate! I had about a second to take the shot as it wasn't posed - the boy simply looked through my fence towards my son who was playing there and then was gone. However, I'm not sure I would want it different as I think it isolates the boy as an "outsider" re: the title even more. Basically I consider myself lucky to have grabbed the decent framing in that time. Also, I perhaps would remove the reflection in the left eye in spot editing though certainly not all of it - just the line across the centre. I'll settle for 8th any day!
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06/17/2003 02:48:28 PM
I could see this on the cover, but only if his eyes were in sharper focus than the foreground
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06/17/2003 11:08:17 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge. So wonderfully composed with lots of space that can be used for text, but is just as interesting w/out. Those beautiful huge brown eyes peeking through ... if I had taken this it would be hanging on my wall. You might very well get a ribbon for this :) (10)
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06/17/2003 08:08:07 AM
Brilliant, great textures and composition. Good concept. Really nice skin tones. Only thing that spoils it are the eyes... the reflection of the wood in her left eye cuts across her pupil, lessening the impact of the photo. 9
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06/17/2003 07:59:30 AM
Not a particularly original treatment but nicely done. Lighting on the eyes is a little uneven - one is darker than the other. Minor issue.
8
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06/17/2003 04:40:42 AM
nice shot and composition = 7
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06/17/2003 01:35:33 AM
Nice take on an old theme. Focus looks a bit soft, lighting looks a bit direct and hard. 8
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06/16/2003 05:28:48 PM
thats cool =) nice shoot.. however, i would choose another magazine.. something about reports, news, child issues, etc anyway, its a nice shoot :D congrats.
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06/16/2003 03:45:45 PM
Nice use of compositional focus here. This does indeed suggest "practical photography" to me and makes me want to open the magazine and find out all about it.
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06/14/2003 07:55:23 AM
Great image, suits the theme of this week's challenge very well. 8 Morgan
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06/13/2003 08:43:42 PM
Just a smidge off on the focus. Great concept and a pretty well taken photo. Good work
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06/13/2003 03:17:07 PM
My favorite in this challenge. While scanning the thumbnails for this challenge, I keep getting drawn back to this image. Very nice.
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06/13/2003 01:51:28 PM
9 - theres a funny shadow clouding one eye- but Wow what an image
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06/13/2003 09:56:15 AM
Good choice and very well done. Detail is good and the exposure, and composition is excellent.
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06/13/2003 09:12:38 AM
A perfect 10
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06/13/2003 08:10:20 AM
What can i say. This is my favourite for this topic. I like the innocense in his eyes. Top shot!
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06/13/2003 02:59:01 AM
If his eyes would have been in focus this would have been a perfect shot!
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06/13/2003 01:21:47 AM
Awesome shot but it doesn't seem appropriate for a "photography" magazine.
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06/12/2003 04:17:01 PM
Wonderful shot. I love the composition and how you framed your subject's eyes with the break in the wood.
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06/12/2003 09:28:12 AM
Lovely eyes. I like the detail of the wood grain. I wish we hadn't seen one like this recently, it takes away from the impact of this one. Good luck!
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06/12/2003 09:16:03 AM
I like the photo. The bright area on the left is very distracting though.
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06/12/2003 01:49:49 AM
This pic could have also worked for off-center challenge.
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06/11/2003 08:42:13 PM
The child's eyes should be the sharpest thing in the picture, and I'm not sure they are.
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06/11/2003 04:24:56 PM
Smart, nice shot.
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06/11/2003 01:42:32 PM
I think this is an amazing photo. It truly captured my eye when I looked at it on the gallery page.
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06/11/2003 03:43:13 AM
DANG! A TEN! (exquisite!)
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06/11/2003 12:50:27 AM
A very wonderful image. The childs eyes are so beautiful
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06/11/2003 12:45:30 AM
I like this one...
JB
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