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Let The Day Go By
Let The Day Go By

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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Location: Folks pool , Glendale Arizona.
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

My 20 year old son at what he does best.

Croped , adjusted tilt , brightness and contrast adjust, and airbrush of blemishes with GIMP.Resized with Picture Package

I would appreciate any help you could offer on the use of cloning, as I would have like to have removed the frill of the raft from the left size of the picture.

Place: 315 out of 329
Avg (all users): 4.3776
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.1735
Avg (non-participants): 4.5816
Views since voting: 528
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 196
Comments: 6
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08/09/2006 11:30:50 PM
greetings from the critique club:

while the subject is certainly "relaxed," i'm not sure how well this fit the "zen" challenge. people shots did not seem to do very well in this challenge.

technically, i like the crop and the expression on his face. the colors are pretty dull, however, and adding some contrast would be a good idea.

to answer your question about cloning: the best thing to do would be to select the area that you want to clone out using the lasso tool (or any other selection tool). the tone of the water is pretty even throughout the photo, so you can pick up part of the water above his arm and clone it into the area over the ruffle with little color difference. using the selection tool first will prevent the cloning tool from bleeding over into areas of the photo you don't want to remove.

hope this helps!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 09:15:22 PM
This certainly has an aura of relaxation or sereneness to it but I don't find it meets my inner measure of zen. It does meet the challenge definition though. The focus seems a bit soft, perhaps because of the low light, which works here but I do wish it was a bit brighter so the skin would have more of a richness to it, he looks pretty well tanned so a nice glow (even for guys!) is nice. I like the colors and how they match but again with the low light they don't really pop. The image is nice but lacks a bit of pizzazz that I look for to give a top mark to. I gave a 5
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08/04/2006 09:45:52 PM
A good depiction of relaxation, but not a particularly "zen" photograph to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/03/2006 06:20:17 PM
Although the dude is definatly maxin and relaxin, I'm not feelin the zen.
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08/02/2006 03:36:33 PM
it is easier to sleep with you
than to get behind your glasses. 5
07/31/2006 08:34:52 PM

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