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Game Boy Addict
Game Boy Addict

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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Welland
Date: May 27, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 25s
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2006

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Place: 201 out of 238
Avg (all users): 4.5612
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.2603
Avg (non-participants): 4.6951
Views since voting: 776
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 237
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2006 12:45:37 AM
Hi David,
I like the lighting of the face in this picture.

What does not work for me here is the expression on the face. To me the expression is that the boy is not too happy with what he is doing. It should have either been that the boy is very happy/excited about something or "Oh Shit!" with his score or something.

Also, the focus and sharpness are not too great.
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06/07/2006 09:40:23 AM
Critique Club

I like the concept, and it definately looks as though light source is single, coming from the game boy. A closer in crop, maybe at a slightly more dramatic angle would have scored higher. It's good that the hands show up, but a little dodging here to improve the brightness on the hands would be nice just to show its being helped. Background might have been better plain, instead of the couch.

this is where the image could have increased score most. image isn't really sharp enough, and focus doesn't seem that great. also, there is a fair bit of noise, especially on the gameboy itself. DOF is important for this shot, and needed to capture both sharpness in gameboy and the face.

i like the amount of light on the face. A little more sharpening as long as you keep out halos would be good. Also crop could be changed. Noise could also be reduced with the use of something like noiseninja/neeatimage.

Great idea, but the execution wasn't quite right. It's a very real image of kids nowadays, playing gameboy till late night. Had the technicals of the shot been improved, i'm sure it would have fared much better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 04:11:24 PM
very cute...
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06/05/2006 07:30:38 PM
home alone ?
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06/02/2006 04:17:51 PM
A bit blair witch
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05/31/2006 04:34:19 PM
The picture could represent a North American social statement.
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05/31/2006 11:02:04 AM
Definitely captures the face of the generation.
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05/31/2006 03:33:58 AM
Nice focus on the eyes, with good catch lights. Some funky graininess in the left hand holding the game boy - lookms very bumpy.
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