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Aaaah, I Love My Wife!
Aaaah, I Love My Wife!

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Torrance CA
Date: Dec 19, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Abstract, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005


Place: 310 out of 346
Avg (all users): 4.4784
Avg (commenters): 5.7692
Avg (participants): 4.0847
Avg (non-participants): 4.7688
Views since voting: 838
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 278
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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01/02/2006 12:02:58 PM
*Critique Club*

In response to your request for an in depth critique, due to the lack of photogrpaher's comments, I can only offer my critique based on personal opinion alone, since I do not know what your personal intentions were for this photograph.
I think this is pushing it for the challenge. While it represents bokeh very well with use of DOF, I'm not convinced that it represents SHALLOW DOF, which is usually a very small portion of the photo being in focus.
The focus is very good. Subject is nice and crisp, while the background is out of focus.
I have no personal attachment to the subject, and am just not drawn into the photo and held there. It's lacking some wow factor that would make this something other than a lady flipping the bird.
Lighting apepars good on the hand, but a little odd on the face. I don't know if this is what you intended,but I think I would prefer a bit more light on the face in the background. Maybe a dim side light to make her seem like more of a whole person.
The placement of the objects within the photo is also a bit odd. I like the finger off to the right, with the face off to the left, but the finger overlays the ear at a point where it almost blends in, making the finger look like it has an odd growth coming from the side of it.
Overall, focus and DOF are good, but not my cup of tea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 07:29:46 PM
Nice DOF. Well executed technically. Comp's okay although a little less on the sides might have helped. Subject doesn't hold my interest or make me look twice.
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12/27/2005 02:57:58 PM
nice image
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12/26/2005 10:20:46 PM
Oh God...this made me laugh so hard....for that I gave it a 10
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12/24/2005 02:07:03 PM
Should have cut your fingernail !
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12/23/2005 09:33:05 PM
As far DOF the shot definitely qualifies, but I am scoring this high for the humor factor .. 9
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12/22/2005 10:58:58 PM
How come!!
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12/22/2005 07:56:11 PM
Ahhh, I'm glad I'm not married. Makes me cringe...
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12/22/2005 07:40:35 PM
This got a laugh from me, so it's starting out great. :) Good use of DOF and how her face is cut by shadow is also interesting to me. I like it.
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12/22/2005 02:26:43 PM
hehe.. right back atcha ... maybe if the shadow line came right in the middle of the wace.. would have contoured the face pretty nicely... i like
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12/22/2005 09:05:19 AM
Hey buddy I know how you feel. I got the same response when I asked the wife if I would get a Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR lens under the tree.
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12/21/2005 01:44:44 PM
You've rated it yourself .... gave you a "1"
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12/21/2005 12:56:46 PM
A message for the troll voters?
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12/21/2005 11:36:04 AM
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12/21/2005 11:22:30 AM
Not very charming. 4
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12/21/2005 09:18:22 AM
Good use of DOF, not sure about the subject though.
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12/21/2005 01:10:53 AM
ROFL That is @#$&*((~! hilarious.
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