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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Canon
Location: home
Date: Dec 31, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007


Place: 570 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.2446
Avg (commenters): 5.6923
Avg (participants): 5.2175
Avg (non-participants): 5.3373
Views since voting: 850
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 368
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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03/07/2007 10:27:03 PM
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Overall I really like this composition. You captured an interesting expression. The sharpness is exceptionally good and the technicals are generally very good. Your use of the rule of thirds works well and placement of the left eye on the intersection point is a nice touch. Sepia works very well with this image.

There are not lots of things wrong with this image. It is very well done. The only major flaw is that the left shoulder, arm and the child's back are overexposed. I checked with eyedropper to be sure it wasn't just my imagination.

The 'object' in the BG behind the left side of the child's head acts as a distraction.

The background has graininess but that really does not hurt the composition.

The challenge:
Submissions to free studies like "best of 2006" generally have exceptionally high quality images and yours got lost in that. Perhaps the overexposured areas were viewed as a major flaw by voters and disliked the BG distraction and that is why it was voted so low.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 12:00:14 AM
what a cutie. seems like you could have cropped in a lot tighter. all that space around her doesn't really do much for the image.
01/24/2007 10:56:14 PM
oo, nice portrait i like it, black and white seems to work pretty good
01/24/2007 09:49:14 PM
Beautiful capture. The only fault is the floor vent coming out of her head. Good luck!
01/23/2007 10:35:28 PM
I find the black blotch behind his head distracting, but other than that it's a fine, affecting portrait.
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01/21/2007 06:42:48 AM
So sweet....
01/19/2007 03:26:21 PM
Beautiful shot of a lovely child! The eyes really grab you.
01/18/2007 03:35:08 AM
Great contrast, focusing and mood, but not sure what is the point of this photo - perhaps its too personal. Bumping it up from 3 to 4.
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01/17/2007 12:36:19 PM
lovely eyes.
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01/17/2007 08:35:56 AM
cute bw kid shot
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01/16/2007 08:03:40 AM
66KB file size...

Why did I notice? Look at all the weird patterning in your noise/grain... those are JPG artifacts from overcompression.

mono/duo/tri... tone images are very low in information to begin with, so you don't usually need to compress them much. You were allowed 200KB.

Not really got anything to do with the pic or my vote, but just a heads up.
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01/15/2007 08:29:34 AM
nice processing ... i like this duotone
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01/12/2007 05:52:39 PM
lovely child. great eyes. a little over exposed on the shoulder.
01/12/2007 08:31:39 AM
Great tones and composition. Love the expression. 7

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