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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: At our house in our lounge room.
Date: Sep 13, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2006

This is a candid, emotive shot, of my husband Peter, with Fred, the Cockatiel on his shoulder.
We looked after him while his owner was away, for a week, and we had him out of his cage two or three times a day. He is still only a baby yet, but ever so funny, and quite tame. I love this image of my Peter, and his mate.....

After the challenge results;
I am so disappointed with this result, as so many of you have said that I over processed this image.
Well I didn't really, as my husband has a very red pinkish freckled complection, and if I removed it by decreasing the red, it made the other colors look worse.
I just can't win.....

The main thing is, that I personally love it, and thats what matters to me.....

Statistics
Place: 497 out of 615
Avg (all users): 5.0054
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 4.9861
Avg (non-participants): 5.0732
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 185
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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12/09/2012 02:55:39 AM
THIS CRACKS ME UP - IT IS SO SWEET, AND FUNNY, AND GENTLE.
BEST WISHES TO PETE, AS WELL AS TO YOU.
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12/08/2012 11:37:04 AM
LOVE THIS ONE SHEZ, I THINK PORTRAITS SAY MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER THAN THE SUBJECT, AND THIS ONE IS NO EXCEPTION. GREAT WORK.
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12/08/2012 11:17:38 AM
YOU CAPTURED A LOT OF SOUL AND PERSONALITY HERE. THE FUN AND LOVE IS VERY OBVIOUS!
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10/10/2006 10:17:26 AM
Remember, Shez, that this is photography and it is fun, creative and a learning experience: this is a very personal image, the kind that only you and those close to you can appreciate; it is intimate and touching...never let scores bother you; but sometimes it will hurt..just as some indiscreet comments can really hurt (I speak from experience). Always remember that it is an art form you seek and that you are an artist experimenting and perfecting your art...I'm glad you tried the sepia and b&w...I would say that: the image appears over-saturated and a little over-processed...take more images of Peter and try different angles of light, see what happens...Marion
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10/09/2006 06:51:24 PM
Hi Shez -

The sepia is good, although I prefer the original version because the colors on your husband's face add to the warmth of the photo.

Don't let the low rating get you down because you can't please everyone. It would be nice if some background information was included with each photo for the challenges, as evidenced by the fact that You ycertainly scored big with those who recognized your husband. And others who commented on this shot rated this pretty high!
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10/09/2006 05:45:47 PM
You should love it! It's a beautiful capture of two special beings in your life.
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10/09/2006 10:24:13 AM
I really love ths portrait, (This is my first post on this site)I'm new to digital photos but I can honestly say, I hope I can portray my loved ones this well...kudos to you sherpet!
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10/09/2006 09:41:18 AM
Shez, I am just now checking in to see the results of the challenges. I'm so sorry your photo of your beloved Peter didn't give you a better score. Free Studies are very tough, and I think people grade much harder in them.

It will always be one of my favorites. It makes me happy to look at it because I know the love that went into it -- and remains between you 2!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/09/2006 08:03:08 AM
I have listened to a couple of members, who suggested I process this image, in black & white, but I felt it was to harsh. I then tried it in "sepia", and I like the softer version much better.....

408679.jpg I hope you like it as well.....
10/09/2006 07:59:27 AM
Sherryl...all that matters is that you love this man and he loves you and that you entered a picture that represents him truly...well done...sorry you didn't do better scorewise
10/08/2006 05:14:10 PM
Don't be disheartened. It is a great shot. I think Jutilda's idea is a great one. If not completely black and white maybe semi-desaturate. I love that semi-desaturated look.
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10/08/2006 10:17:51 AM
I'm shocked at the low score. I really liked it. Would it be boring in black and white??? It might be fun playing with it.

Message edited by author 2006-10-08 10:19:29.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2006 09:31:24 AM
After the challenge results re the comments I received;

I am so disappointed with this result, as so many of you have said that I over processed this image.
Well I didn't really, as my husband has a very red pinkish freckled complection, and if I removed it by decreasing the red, it made the other colors look worse.
I just can't win.....

Message edited by author 2006-10-08 09:47:47.
10/08/2006 09:21:10 AM
I liked this when it was in your portfolio and I liekd it as an entry. It may be suffering from a bit on the processing, but knowing who this is and who took it makes up for alot. Keep this shot close to heart Shez. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2006 03:29:46 AM
At least you got no 1's,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 05:40:15 PM
I like the composition, but the post-processing seems a bit heavy handed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2006 02:06:18 PM
Neay portrait. Good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2006 02:11:53 PM
Hi Peter!
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10/06/2006 11:54:54 AM
Too much red & yellow in the face, probably needs to be toned down if it can be done without washing out the whites of the bird.
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10/03/2006 05:12:44 PM
His skin seems too red to me.
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10/02/2006 03:26:17 PM
A double portrait, almost. Interesting mix of colours and materials.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 09:12:04 PM
I've seen this before.
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10/01/2006 05:27:29 PM
I think this is a great shot. I just think the post processing could have been done a bit better. There's a lot of red in the skin tones. I love the expression. I think it could be a great shot with the right post processing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 05:06:31 PM
seems over-saturated and a bit out of focus to me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 01:01:36 PM
Looks like they are having a little chat together, great capture, love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 12:18:33 PM
They do look like best friends.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 02:44:00 AM
great capture!
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10/01/2006 01:13:49 AM
This photo is very special to me because I recognize him, and he is someone I pray for every day! I'm glad this one got entered, and I hope it does very well. It's emotive. It's well done technically, and has a very cute composition! Good luck! It sure has my vote!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 01:12:10 AM
What a brilliant study in relationship,betwwen man and bird, the expressions are great, and well taken....10
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10/01/2006 12:33:07 AM
There's that terrific shot! Well done. Love the detail on him and the bird. If I were to critique a thing, I might back off a smidge on the red tones of his face, but otherwise - bravo!!!
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