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Here Today!  Grown Tomorrow!
Here Today! Grown Tomorrow!

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Challenge: Time II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: My Back Yard
Date: Mar 11, 2007
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Travel, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007

Auto Levels, Crop, Brightness/Contrast, Sepia Filter, Adjust Hue/Brightness, Sharpen Edges, USM, Resize, Save for Web

I admit that by all technical aspects of photography, this is not a great photo. So, I agree with the voters' assessment & score because that is pretty much what I would have scored it.

Yet, against the backdrop of the photo I almost chose (an airplane @ approx. 300 ft. captured with a 300mm lens...possible 3.5 finisher,) this photo of Shanna is pretty good.

I continue to be amazed at how a color filter used in Basic Editting can set-off the subject as though I had selectively editted the subject in Advanced Edit because adding the Sepia filter was my last real adjustment to the basic photo before sharpening & resizing.

BOTTOM LINE: I can confidently say that I am a better photographer today than I was when I signed-on with DPC at Christmas, 2005, however, I readily admit that I am still, too, inexperienced to know immediately what I am doing wrong (or poorly) at times. For that I thank DPC for the instant feedback of photo-grading. I especially consider myself honored when anyone takes time to type a related comment.

A commenter is one of my teachers for that challenge.

O, well, I can't "wait around to get better" before I archive my daughter's childhood. I simply anticipate being a Daddy/photographer that my "High Schooler" will one day be proud to claim as her own! :)

Place: 160 out of 170
Avg (all users): 4.3649
Avg (commenters): 3.6667
Avg (participants): 4.1930
Avg (non-participants): 4.4725
Views since voting: 541
Views during voting: 212
Votes: 148
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2007 02:01:05 AM
Focus on her. Nice idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2007 11:41:39 AM
you can never be too grown up to swing like this!:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2007 12:59:54 AM
Feels like a family snapshot and not sure it fits the challenge
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2007 01:24:43 PM
Isn't THAT the truth. But it looks like you are savoring every moment of the "Here Today" part :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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