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Bubbles of Fun
JawnyRico


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Challenge: Bubbles II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Apr 23, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2007

We visited my family down in Vegas. This is my little cousin Giani. She is a loads of fun. We gave her some bubbles and let her and her brothers go at it. All the bubbles around her are from her brothers letting them fly at her, this was a great candid shot. Hope everyone enjoys.

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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.5338
Avg (commenters): 7.5600
Avg (participants): 6.1833
Avg (non-participants): 6.6359
Views since voting: 1381
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 266
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/08/2007 04:48:18 AM
You asked for my comment on what would make a shot like this more "ribbon likely" and here it is :)

I like this shot but on DPC some people seem to have something against photos of kids and vote lower because of that, probably since it seems you spent little effort on this shot, that would probably account for some of the 2, 3 and 4 votes. Personally I would have wanted to see the backround just a bit darker and more fill lighting on her but that´s just my taste, that would make the bubbles stand out more. Also the shot seems slanted down to right and anal people will knock off points for that.

I really like the moment you caught, seems very genuine and that sure is one cute little cousin :) Don´t know if this comment helps at all but best I could come up with :P
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05/05/2007 02:56:24 PM
Hello from the Critique Club:

I didn’t vote in the Bubbles Challenge so this is the first time I’ve looked at your image. My first impression was “Wow, this is a fun image”. The joy in the girl’s face is infectious and the lighting and focus are perfect. Obviously, a lot of people had the same impression, as your score was very good on this shot. I think the comments you received sum up the few short comings this image has very well. The horizon looks tilted and the crop needs to be a bit tighter on the girl, as the background is fighting her for attention. With a simple 5 degree rotation counterclockwise and a crop to place her at the right third of the image, the girl and the bubbles take on a stronger presence. A great capture and I’m sure your cousin loves the shot you took of her. Nice job.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

Tim
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05/04/2007 11:24:47 AM
This is so cool, Sean. What a look of joy she's got. Awesome location, too. Really nice!
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05/02/2007 05:00:33 PM
Exhilirating fun very well portrayed. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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05/02/2007 01:21:18 AM
so sweet, congrats on the score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2007 06:33:04 PM
you truly capture a little girl having fun. I like how crisp and focused the girl is, and the bubbles, and how the mountains, while there, do not dominate the photo.
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05/01/2007 02:29:55 PM
A fantastic, fun and spontaneous looking shot. The frozen moment of the girl and bubbles is perfect. The lighting and DOF have worked together to simultaneously isolate the subject yet also place the whole image in context. My eye goes straight to the girl, then to the bubbles and finally goes "wow" at the expanse of the background - it tells a story. Well done
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04/30/2007 11:05:15 PM
great colors
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04/30/2007 12:06:50 PM
Sweet. I like kthe simple pastel colors, the background, and the smile on the girl's face. Very nice!
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04/30/2007 09:58:01 AM
Nice picture, looks fun!
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04/30/2007 07:54:21 AM
Excellent subject, light and colors. the only thing that might make stronger would be a slightly more offset subject (slightly to the right in the frame) and if the horizon appeared either level or even more exaggerately not level. 7
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04/29/2007 09:57:27 PM
fun shot!! Excellent setting and perspective!
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04/29/2007 09:57:14 AM
wonderful lighting, expression and background - would have liked maybe a few more bubbles around her face - but I am not marking down for that! 10
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04/29/2007 09:52:02 AM
A palpable sense of joy. this seems like the highest possible energy for joy. Too much energy and it either becomes painful or turns into peaceful bliss. 10
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04/28/2007 11:48:48 PM
the simple joy of having fun with bubbles...nice capture
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04/28/2007 05:57:28 PM
lovely child, great leading lines. 9
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04/28/2007 11:28:37 AM
nice shot, I like it a lot but I would have probably cropped it tighter.
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04/28/2007 10:51:40 AM
The most fun photo in the challenge. The child's laughter is beautifully expressed in this image. Well done.
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04/27/2007 09:21:08 PM
Amazing capture.
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04/27/2007 04:50:26 PM
What a great fun expression.
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04/27/2007 03:25:55 PM
She's clearly having fun. Would like this cropped more tightly on the right.
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04/27/2007 09:09:50 AM
This one just makes you smile...that alone makes for a pretty good photo. You handled the lighting very well and I really like the composition. Well done!
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04/27/2007 06:49:04 AM
I love her expression!
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04/26/2007 10:42:56 PM
Wow. The quality of this photo gives me that wow factor that I always look for in these challenges. NICE JOB.
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04/26/2007 08:22:24 AM
Love the clarity of the main subject and the focus of the bubbles.
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04/25/2007 09:15:54 PM
I LOVE the emotion of this happy fun little girl! Beautiful background, too.
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04/25/2007 07:06:13 PM
The bubbles are a little hard to see. Excellent composition, feeling of fun and action. Nice sharp focus on the girl, with the background out of focus. This one makes me smile, and truly captures the spirit of the contest - think bubbles. Might have been a bit better if the girl's eyes were open more.
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04/25/2007 11:45:10 AM
Cute image! Nice capture of emotions! The colors are amazing as well!
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04/25/2007 10:31:37 AM
The best bubble and person picture in the challenge (well for me anyway) Lovely natural capture
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04/25/2007 03:46:20 AM
It took 33 pictures To have a great shot in this Challenge.
Will this picture win the blue ribbons?
10
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