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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Florida, USA
Date: Nov 18, 2005
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

Alien Bee lights: softbox 45 degree right side, flash-through umbrella ~45 degree left and 3rd bee as bg light. shot on white paper hung. Layed on the floor and shot like mad. Shots were a bit bright so PS included adjusting levels and contrast, desaturating red tones, touch of sharpen/blur, touch of burn, unsharp mask, save for web. oh bicubic down-sizing in 90% increments. not sure if it helps, but couldn't hurt.

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.3449
Avg (commenters): 7.2759
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7403
Views since voting: 2066
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 287
Comments: 37
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/12/2007 04:42:25 PM
Hi, really new around here and I keep coming back to this picture. Really is a cute kid! Love the rest of your work too!
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12/08/2005 12:32:29 PM
In your face! ...the baby, I mean. :) Congrats - an excellent finish and a great shot! Advert potential!
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12/08/2005 11:07:11 AM
This is such a darling baby shot. The blue eyes are so captivating. Congrats on a nice finish among many great shots.
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12/08/2005 10:14:11 AM
You really do have dem babies down! I thought I'd commented on this during the challenge - I'm (obviously) wrong (again). I thought this would finish much higher, imo. Great crop, expression, and baby blues :)

Very nice photo Cindi, very nice!
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12/08/2005 09:49:22 AM
great shot, love the blue eyes and sharpness... looking at the shot for a while it seems he (or she) is just about to start playing with you :)..
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12/08/2005 08:31:52 AM
Hey! nice job. There's another blue eyed baby picture in this challenge but I liked this one much better. Great finish in what was a jam packed field.
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12/08/2005 07:36:31 AM
I would have never guessed it to be yours. I am glad I waited for the challenge to be over :)
Nice lighting and those blue eyes look surreal. Using a wide angle lens also adds to the overal impact of the photo.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 07:36:53.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:32:40 PM
I like the sharpness of the eyes. I suspect you saturated the eyes some, and I think that part looks a bit unnatural, but not terribly so. I also suspect you softened the skin (possibly with noiseware) which I don't care for. Good composition and crop.
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12/07/2005 11:27:22 PM
My goodness. How sweet is that. Great BIG blue eye and that little tiny lip in the middle of the mouth. THe ears are great! Very well done. Good luck!
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12/07/2005 09:53:17 PM
Fabulous picture! He looks like a baby and an 80 year old all at the same time- those "wise" eyes and those jowls. I would have titled it "Wise beyond his years."
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12/07/2005 06:59:04 PM
Fantastic! BOL 9
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12/06/2005 08:47:31 AM
Nice pure feel and the baby is a cutie.
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12/05/2005 11:31:29 PM
what a cutie
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12/05/2005 07:38:37 PM
This is really a cute baby. I don't know why it is the style anymore to cut off the top of the head in a portrait - to me, this would look SO much better if the whole head was in the picture. Also, it looks like a bit too much neat image - the skin really looks unnatural.
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12/04/2005 10:53:13 PM
How sweet is that? What a cutie!
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12/04/2005 03:36:09 PM
Future is there. Great shot. -9
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12/04/2005 03:05:11 PM
This is a great photo, one of the best I've seen so far when voting (25% done) in the challenge. I like the clarity in it and the colors.
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12/04/2005 12:30:11 PM
What inquisitive eyes and that little lip is something/ Great baby skin tones and I like the full frame. Good luck on this study. -8-
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12/04/2005 11:10:12 AM
Why are babies so damned cute?! This one is adorable.
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12/04/2005 10:28:26 AM
My, what a cute little persimmon! Perfect exposure- love the blue eyes. ;-)
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12/03/2005 05:50:37 AM
Absolute purity in those eyes - they look like the pools of the universe. 8.
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12/02/2005 10:25:43 PM
wonderful blue eyes for sure.
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12/02/2005 07:48:39 PM
adorable..nice handling of light..
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12/02/2005 03:14:35 AM
A cute and nice detail image colour and tone is very good and I like the title it gives the feeling that is what the baby is thinking
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12/01/2005 07:46:47 PM
great portrait..
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12/01/2005 07:41:26 PM
Perfect clarity, color, lighting and subject.
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12/01/2005 02:56:12 PM
Captivating. 8
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12/01/2005 12:58:25 PM
Wonderful..feel as if he (she?) is about to move off the screen towards me.
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12/01/2005 12:55:28 PM
Great shot!
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12/01/2005 11:38:41 AM
Eyes are over done (too textured for me) but the pose, and saturation of everything else is just perfect. What a darling!
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12/01/2005 10:03:15 AM
great soft capture
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12/01/2005 08:29:55 AM
What a sweetie pie. Great capture, I love shots of kids, well done.
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12/01/2005 05:58:21 AM
Cute kid, but to red skin tone .. ice
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12/01/2005 05:54:57 AM
Terrific shot = 10
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12/01/2005 01:18:29 AM
Wonderful shot!
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12/01/2005 01:13:06 AM
Oh, that is so sweet. Just beautiful.
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12/01/2005 12:16:57 AM
That is one tack sharp set of peepers!!! That mouth!!! So adorable.
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