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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Pentax A 50mm f/1.4 MF
Location: Living room.
Date: Jan 6, 2007
Aperture: f/1.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2007

Had an opportunity to grab a few shots of my youngest son, Aidan. Sat him down in front of our big picture window in the living room. It was a very cloudy day so I had a large diffused light source at my disposal. Unfortunately at this time of the year the sun isn't particularly strong so even at f/1.6 I was struggling for enough light. I would have grabbed my tripod but I was afraid I'd lose the moment. I seriously contemplated trying to reshoot in order to have him look right at the camera, but didn't - ultimately I expect that we will mean lower scores. Big deal - I like it & so does he.

Place: 164 out of 491
Avg (all users): 5.5861
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.4444
Avg (non-participants): 5.7006
Views since voting: 1351
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 302
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2007 04:38:31 AM
very nice pic! i gave a 7! it looks like mine shoot with strong focus on eyes.. well done :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 10:17:46 PM
very tender..
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01/15/2007 02:09:31 PM
I like this. Nice job of post-processing. Your focal point on his face is right on with a nice soft blurring elsewhere. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/13/2007 09:21:30 AM
lovely boy, good focus and composition, nice title
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01/12/2007 05:52:37 PM
Nice DOF and crop.
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01/12/2007 04:13:24 PM
Beautiful. 8
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01/11/2007 12:16:15 PM
very cute, but I don't know if it's going to take number one. I like the look on his face and the crop. the black and white is nice and the catch lights in the right place. the ratio on his hair is a little hight though.
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01/10/2007 06:00:09 PM
Sweet photo, nice catch lights
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01/10/2007 04:07:44 PM
Too soft.
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