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Sticky Boy & His Watermelon
Sticky Boy & His Watermelon
aimeethetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Apr 14, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 66 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.8623
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 5.5446
Avg (non-participants): 6.0793
Views since voting: 1563
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 276
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/24/2009 09:25:20 AM
Eat dat watermelon! sho is good
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08/07/2008 12:37:51 AM
i just realized you are my statistically favorite photographer (with an avg. of 9.25!).. i can see why after exploring your portfolio :)
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10/29/2006 06:05:19 AM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY love this shot .... i like this negative space and that BOY!! too CUTE!! Graet job Aimee!!
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04/29/2006 01:34:43 PM
Hello, and greetings from the Critique Club. What follows is my best attempt to Critique this photo from a DPC voter's point of view. I'll do my best, but please excuse any comments that may be unintentionally rude or insulting.

Initial Thoughts

Cute, but a little flat.

Composition/Content

Compositionally, this is pretty good, although I think a tighter crop would have helped quite a bit. Just a *tiny* bit too much negative space for me. The child is a cutie, and eating watermelon is always good for an "aww" factor.

Background

Background is pretty good, but has a few hotspots. Moving him out from the wall a bit might have helped some.

Camera Work/Technical

Focus is great, the eyes really stand out. You've used a good aperature for this type of photo, giving you just the right amount of DOF. I see no real problems here.

Digital Processing

While you offer no details on your processing, let me touch on a couple of points:
1. The wall. A little work with a background layer and some burning might have helped with the hot-spots. I'd have also tried to maybe hue-shift it a little to get either a more vibrant color, or get it whiter across the board.
2. His shirt. The red is a little *too* red. It's to the point of being clipped (sort of like being blown out, losing shade detail), and might have worked better either muted, or with a deeper shade.
Other than that, I have no suggestions

Fits the Challenge

Definitely fits the challenge, it's a nice capture of a good "aww" moment, and fits "studio" rather nicely

My Opinion of the Photo

As I mentioned, I think the crop could have been tighter, but I like the overall feel. I'm a sucker for child shots anyway, and this is a nice moment to cherish.
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04/29/2006 01:31:04 PM
dont belive u got 66th position, i thought you would definately be in top 20. I like this shot
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04/25/2006 11:18:50 PM
I really liked this shot! Good job
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04/25/2006 10:16:12 PM
Hahahaha...I remember this one. It reminded me so much of my youngest son. Just soooo cute.
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04/24/2006 07:07:25 AM
Congratulations, Aimee! Great photograph, and great job in this challenge!!
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04/24/2006 12:52:26 AM
I adored this. Have no idea what the voters are thinking. This should've been top 30 at least.
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04/24/2006 12:36:15 AM
Well done Woman. It is one of the best shots we have of our boy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 06:42:02 PM
Really cute, love the colours.
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04/22/2006 01:51:11 PM
Sweet. No-no, I'm not talking about the melon :) The picutre itself is beautiful. 10.
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04/21/2006 12:26:41 PM
moving him away from the background would have helped. Otherwise a great shot
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04/21/2006 06:35:16 AM
Impressive!
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04/20/2006 10:44:13 PM
He looks like he's about to throw that rind at your camera... LOOK OUT!
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04/20/2006 08:51:38 PM
The lighting is great in this. Can't say that enough.
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04/20/2006 08:19:38 AM
I am trying to comment on any picture I vote 4 or less. I am not professional photog by any means, but trying to justify my scoring with the hope that it helps.

Nice expression, cute kid, lighting is also okay. Couple of things. Try portrait with having some space between the subject and backgroud. The subject should be at least 2-3 feet away from background. That will help avoiding the shadow too.
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04/19/2006 06:07:42 AM
I like this image. It is very clear. I wonder if the model could have looked like he was enjoying the watermelon. The eyes are not smiling. However it is an attractive image.
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04/19/2006 05:36:30 AM
very sweet photo!
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04/17/2006 10:22:12 PM
Watermelon is so good!! Great picture, focus and detail are right on! 9
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04/17/2006 04:12:21 PM
great use of color and comp. and what a cutie! love the eyes, very strong.9
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04/17/2006 07:39:27 AM
beautiful!
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04/17/2006 01:38:50 AM
This works for me.....
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