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Caught in the Middle
Caught in the Middle
DrAchoo


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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Studio, Vancouver, WA
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Emotive, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

This is the first challenge where I'm a little worried about "going to the well" one too many times. I don't want to be recognized just because I only have my family to take pictures of. Kudos to my wife who is not usually a willing model.

This is the "funnest" picture I've entered and I won't be disappointed if it doesn't do well. I wasn't worried about the technicals as much as I was trying to capture a feeling.

Post production was mainly concerned with getting the three panels to look similar. Lots of level work in that regard. Minor cloning of a crease in my background.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 234
Avg (all users): 6.3686
Avg (commenters): 7.4872
Avg (participants): 6.2381
Avg (non-participants): 6.4797
Views since voting: 2167
Views during voting: 541
Votes: 274
Comments: 51
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/06/2010 04:29:21 AM
This is priceless! I swear I see this everyday!
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07/24/2008 09:07:09 AM
PERFECT..... I just love it.....
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08/10/2006 01:16:21 AM
I hadn't disovered dpc yet for this challenge - LOVE this shot! I can so relate! Nice Job, Jason!
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06/03/2006 03:24:26 AM
Good one Jason! Nice looking family too. Congrats!
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11/21/2005 01:36:47 AM
Good catch by the few who noticed that Laine's face was blue. I had the adjustment layers screwed up and I had done a mask on her face to lighten it. I think I forgot to readjust that mask after I used the channel mixer to convert to B&W. I used the blue channel heavier than the others and it wound up showing. Luckily not too many people spotted it, but as soon as WonderBread made the comment I knew exactly what had happened and had to stare at it the rest of the week.
11/21/2005 12:33:11 AM
Very clever use of triptych. Nicely done. One question, why is your daughter's face a bluish color here? It extends into her hair as well? Congrats on your 22nd place finish.

Message edited by author 2005-11-21 00:33:25.
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11/21/2005 12:10:04 AM
HAHAH i was right It was Laine and Caden *does a little dance*

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 09:02:28 PM
I hear ya brother or sister. A big TEN from me!
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11/20/2005 08:45:00 PM
Very Creative, Exactly how I feel sometimes!! Good Capture.
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11/20/2005 06:35:37 AM
5 - Good, but a 'personal' type shot. Criticism; not much, you did well and I am sure this on your wall will be forever a classic. Again, it is a 'personal' shot though. Fun shots, reminds me of a shampoo/soap/family 'something' ad. Perhaps also in this case, slightly thicker framing may have also given this a little 'extra', not sure. Up to 5 from 4.
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11/20/2005 02:12:00 AM
Can't help but to smile here.
The layout and composition works very well here. (7)
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11/20/2005 12:11:22 AM
This is an excellent shot, it looks very familiar too, 9
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Had to bump this up to 10 upon wife's request..
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11/18/2005 01:16:19 PM
Cleaver...Fun... Wonderful...
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11/18/2005 10:29:45 AM
Very original ! I really like the idea .
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11/18/2005 08:44:43 AM
Excellent work. Something for a family to hang on their wall and enjoy. 9
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11/17/2005 08:21:20 PM
Thats just wonderful! I love your little girl's expression. Good idea, and nicely put together.
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11/17/2005 10:03:22 AM
great idea and good shots, just think the little girl on the left is a little bluer that the other two black and whites
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11/17/2005 08:00:47 AM
nice idea and nice phot. sweet children! 9
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11/17/2005 03:33:13 AM
hahaha good poses by all!
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11/17/2005 12:22:39 AM
Very cute :-) Creative and executed nicely. I can definitely relate :-)
the kids look like they were having a lot of fun with the shoot! Well done :-)
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11/16/2005 11:48:03 PM
Oh Oh, i think i found them!!
Looks like Laine and Caden to me. (by the
Fabulous concept. I can only imagine how Mum feels!
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11/16/2005 09:47:58 PM
It has a theme, most of what I look at is hard to see the 'theme'. Good work
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11/16/2005 08:53:57 PM
wow I know the feeling
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11/16/2005 06:29:17 PM
my favourite and something I can totally relate too lol lol
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11/15/2005 11:45:08 PM
made me laugh out loud, i remember those days. the little one looks like she is having way too much fun driving mom crazy.
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11/15/2005 09:12:07 PM
so true...it made me laugh...a ten
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11/15/2005 07:16:22 PM
Haha, very cute. Graphically, I think I'd prefer a bit more space between the photos, but I realize you're confined to a relatively small space for challenges.
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11/15/2005 05:46:52 PM
How funny! Boy, can I relate to this photo. You met the challenge beautifully.
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11/15/2005 01:14:15 PM
Holy smokes, it's hilarious, I love it! Your daughter is far too cute, however, and is therefore a distracting element ;-) I'm going to have to copy you & make a shot like this with my girls! One of my favourites!
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11/15/2005 11:43:37 AM
How cute!!!!!!!! Boy THAT tells a story doesn't it? Except the mom looks like she's having entirely too much fun :) Great shot!!! Good idea for a triptich.
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11/15/2005 11:33:18 AM
Boy do I know how that feels. I don't think I look quite as nice as she does suring it though. :-) I probably look like i just had my finger in an electrical socket. Good Luck.
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11/15/2005 03:26:51 AM
This is so wonderful. And it had me smiling for a few minutes after seeing it. A picture every mom needs.
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11/15/2005 03:16:20 AM
I have three kids, 5,3, & 1, boy can I relate:) Great photos & well composed.
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11/15/2005 03:06:43 AM
Hehehehehehe :-) I'm not a Mom, but I am a Nanny...so I can appreciate this shot :-) Absolutely adorable and it came off really well. The expressions on all the faces are just great!
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11/15/2005 02:35:30 AM
I think that I know exactly what you're trying to portray here. My boy is 5 1/2 and my girl is 2 1/2, and I often find myself in this situation.
Very nice fit in the challenge, nice choice of b&w, and the only thing I would have experimented with is perhaps the thickness of the frame. It seems too thin (the frame separators at least.) But I like it nevertheless.
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11/14/2005 10:33:52 PM
i love it!! great idea and shots! 9.
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11/14/2005 08:26:01 PM
very fun idea. this is delightful. :)
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11/14/2005 07:04:43 PM
Haha..funny...Good job!
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11/14/2005 02:49:50 PM
Heh, heh. Nice work! The boy on the right is the stongest of the three images - awesome profile. This one put a smile on my face.
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11/14/2005 11:35:16 AM
I feel your pain! Very creative!
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11/14/2005 09:39:16 AM
the facial expressions are too artificial in my opinion , looks like a cute version of an otherwise very nice idea - the lighting is pleasing
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11/14/2005 06:55:52 AM
Great facial expressions! This is really nice.
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11/14/2005 06:38:29 AM
This one tells a story that probably everyone can relate too. Great lighting in your pics and the actors have played a perfect part
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11/14/2005 05:38:26 AM
Very good!
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11/14/2005 05:13:14 AM
very fuuny and cute
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11/14/2005 02:41:41 AM
every mom knows about this feeling! :) Clever idea.
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11/14/2005 01:38:30 AM
Doc this is very cute! I love the look on your wife's face. BTW, in case you were wondering how I knew that this was yours... well, let's just say that your wife's earings gave it away. Caden and Laine are growing up fast :) Good show and edfinitely worth blowing up and putting this up on your mantle for everyone to see :) I'm a sucker for family shots so you get a solid 8!
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11/14/2005 01:32:58 AM
Cute! My wife and I feel like this quite often. :-) Nice composition. Looks like the little girls face is a little too blue. Getting the tonal qualities in sync on all three pictures would have made it a stronger picture. Seems the contrast is different across the pictures as well.
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11/14/2005 12:45:07 AM
no way would you be doing that with those cuties- they have angels written all over their faces!!! ;0) Clever idea! I must say your daughter looks blue?!? This is weird, I can't be that tired.. 7 for now :0)
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11/14/2005 12:44:32 AM
too funny!
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11/14/2005 12:19:06 AM
So true, so true :-)
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