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Tea Party
Tea Party

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Challenge: Straight from the Camera (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Oklahoma City
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Family, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2006

My Daughter's 4th Birthday Party was a Dress Up Tea Party. What fun!!!

Place: 244 out of 389
Avg (all users): 5.1458
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1024
Avg (non-participants): 5.2308
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 192
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/14/2006 11:11:06 PM
greetings from the Critique Club

Charming, charming little girl. No wonder you wanted to enter this sweet image in competition.

Well, the job of the Critique Club is to suggest how to improve your image, so I'm here to give you some thoughts on how to make this little girl stand out as a major attraction.

Your commentors have already mentioned the lamp backlighting. I'll mention, in passing, the OOF canister in the foreground. And maybe the furniture in the left background. Unfortunate distractions.

In my art classes, our instructors frequently talk about how to tell a story, mostly by making a composition simple. In this image, I would translate that advice to: A prettily dressed little girl, a tea cup, a sugar bowl, a nice tablecloth. an appealing smile. a plain background. And, yes, the close-up pose you chose. (Um, this is not easy to do.)

The image you selected is certainly keepsake material. She and you will surely cherish it for years to come.

And I wish you continued success at DPC. It looks as if you are having loads of fun with the group.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2006 10:54:42 PM
So sweet!
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07/07/2006 08:42:10 AM
Nice DOF but the shot is a hair too cluttered for me and the lamp behind the girls head pulls my eye away from the subject.
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07/06/2006 04:23:23 PM
How sweet!
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07/06/2006 01:19:56 AM
the light being just behind her head is a distraction
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07/03/2006 01:46:39 PM
very nice with no lamp in background...beautiful young lady...gl
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