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My Boy Lollipop
My Boy Lollipop

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Challenge: Sticky (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Kopavogur, Iceland
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: F/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

I was not going to participate in this challenge after failing to take any decent shot yesterday. But after lunch today my 9 year old son, Havar, sat next to me, all sticky around his mouth, because of that black lollipop his mother has given him. I saw this opportunity at once and just asked him to come outside for a minute. This is not the result after family voting on the best shot. I am sure this is the best...

PS: Crop, Rotate, Levels, Curves, Channel Mixer B&W, Very light Draganizer, Hue/Saturation (Blue Eyes), Resize, USM, Frame And Save For the Web.

Camera Model: E-500
Equipment Maker: OLYMPUS
Date Taken: 17.12. 2006 13:41
Color Representation: sRGB
Subject Distance:
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 845mm
F-numer: F/4
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/125sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Compensation: 0

Place: 43 out of 100
Avg (all users): 5.6389
Avg (commenters): 6.0769
Avg (participants): 5.4630
Avg (non-participants): 5.7143
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 180
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/25/2006 06:13:05 PM
Your sons are so beautiful... nice picture Gunnar.. AND happy Christmas, Gleðileg jól :o)
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12/25/2006 08:21:42 AM
Lovely portrait /w sticky candy mouth. fyi 7.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2006 08:41:26 PM
I like the subtle hint of blue in the eyes. Not as big of a fan on the blue teeth though, heh.
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12/23/2006 12:17:41 AM
This is a great photo. The color (or lack thereof) and noise effect are a great addition to this photo. There are some parts that are a little overexposed, but still an amazing photo.
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12/22/2006 06:28:37 PM
Partial saturation in the eyes isn't my cup of tea but... I totally love the high contrast, gritty, messy, and downright sticky feel. Especially like the deep black areas around the mouth, devoid of detail they have a slight 'horror' feel to them. Great portrait.
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12/22/2006 04:35:22 PM
just not working for me - the challenge name, photo title, image, B & W....sorry, I tried, really tried to see your direction.
12/22/2006 01:06:12 AM
I'd like to see the colour version of this, the selec5tive desat makes his teeth look blue, but then some lollies will turn teeth blue. I love those eyes.
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12/20/2006 04:14:09 PM
The image looks amazingly flat, I mean, not flat in the sense of no dynamic range, but flat in the sense of no depth. I think the grain is what makes it look that way, sort of like the same as images in a newspaper often look very flat. Those eyes are beautiful! ~6
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12/19/2006 07:52:30 AM
Instead of the eyes I would have liked to have seen the lollipop have the saturation.
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12/19/2006 03:06:46 AM
What a treasure this young man is, and I love this one.....
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12/18/2006 06:06:43 PM
Cute kid!! I would have edited out the black dot on his right eyebrow, as it is really distracting.
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12/18/2006 09:30:53 AM
I like the fact that the picture focuses on the boy and his gorgeous blue eyes rather than on the stickiness. It's is just part of the picture, not an obviously set up shot of a cute kid sucking on some kind of sticky candy. It feels more natural, and therefore much more interesting.
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12/18/2006 07:55:45 AM
Would have preferred this in colour
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12/18/2006 06:52:38 AM
beautiful photo but looks more like smudge than sticky , imo.
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12/18/2006 05:06:51 AM
Very good angle and BW conversion.
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12/18/2006 03:39:11 AM
great title...I remember the song
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12/18/2006 12:18:17 AM
Wonderful portrait... excellent black and white. The post work and the stuff on his mouth give it an edgy quality you wouldn't expect from a subject and portrait like this. Great, 8.
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