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Challenge: Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Victoria BC
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Aperture: F/1.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60th
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2003

Handheld, 50mm 1.4. It was his wife's birthday...

Place: 76 out of 231
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Views since voting: 739
Votes: 216
Comments: 9
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09/30/2003 12:29:30 PM
*Critique Club*
I like this. I think that it does portray the subject of life nicely. Birthdays are a very important part of life, and if we didn't have birthdays, we wouldn't be living, so good choice there.
I really love the lighting, as stated a couple of other times. I think it's because it casts an orange tint on the man and face.
I think that the focus on the man is great. Wonderful detail shown in his face and clothing. I wish though that the focus on the cake could have been more crisp, but then again, maybe if it were more crisp, it could take away from the mans face. So that would be something I'd have to see to make a decision on weather or not it enhanced the photo, or distracted from the man.
You did a wonderful job of blurring the background so that it is not a distraction at all to the overall photo.
It has a very nice warm feeling to it. It's a happy photo, and that invites me in.
Great job in my opinion. ~Heather~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2003 10:44:30 AM
nice shot, beautiful colors
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09/22/2003 05:58:35 AM
Excellent! well lit and expressive picture of a Birthday Boy and his cake (I assume).
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09/21/2003 08:44:14 PM
I like your composition, depth of field, and use of natural lighting.
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09/19/2003 01:28:49 PM
Great Photograph, love the lighting. Nice Depth Of Field.
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09/18/2003 07:06:44 PM
Refreshing concept - good composition and coloring. Good luck.
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09/18/2003 04:51:27 AM
mmmm, i can taste it from here! Real shame the cake is so out of focus. but the ligting is superb! Also nice to see, after 100+ photos, the first person to include a tastefull complimenting border - 2 extra marks for that alone.

Ps: the man looks like the chap from Dawsons Creek. Pacy ;)

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09/17/2003 11:02:11 PM
I absolutely love the lighting on his face. I think the candles and cake sould be focused better, though.
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09/17/2003 10:04:15 PM
I like his face the profile and the light from the cake makes his face look very good. I think the cake could of been eliminated. Nice shootin'!
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