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Pure Innocence
Pure Innocence
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Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Ashbourne
Date: Jun 11, 2007
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2007

taken at home,
crop resize, sharpen, brightness and contrast to get a semi high key effect,
applied a little soft focus to the whole image as it was a little on the sharp side.

I love this image as it shows the very best of my boy Dylan whom is just so innocent at 4 years of age.

On a side note i hope it scores well as this is a very personal shot to myself and mum.

Statistics
Place: 258 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.0710
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.0417
Avg (non-participants): 5.0964
Views since voting: 629
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 155
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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06/29/2007 03:14:48 AM
Thanks for the comments, good and bad. I feel a lot of voters really did not understand that this was a deliberate high key shot. From the set up to the processing.
As i said above i think this is the best ever shot of my son.
This one is for you Dylan,
Love Daddy
06/22/2007 05:21:39 PM
Score be damned, Darren, this is an exceptional high key portrait that speaks to me of the brilliance and wonder of childhood.
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06/21/2007 03:28:37 PM
I like this one better because the eggbeater in the other one just didn't seem to fit in...what is a child doing with an eggbeater? but i like this high key shot alot, a little more sharpness in the eyes would make it just perfect :)
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06/20/2007 07:35:07 PM
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

Feels accidentally overexposed rather than deliberately high-key. Composition feels off, needs cropping tighter at the top as there's too much forehead relative to the shot. Also, if you're going to crop that near the mouth, why leave so much room above the eyes?


Absolutely disagree with everything he said. I think this is a GREAT shot, perfect as is. I wish I would have voted this challenge ... you would have been upped in score.

Message edited by author 2007-06-20 19:35:50.
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06/20/2007 05:42:18 PM
Darren...I like this just the way you processed it. I think you got robbed on your score.
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06/20/2007 11:40:10 AM
Darren, I think this shot is fantastic. You did a great job with the processing. The DPC crowd just doesn't seem to like it when skin tones aren't absolutely normal. Oh well, that's their loss. This is so well composed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 01:16:28 PM
Feels accidentally overexposed rather than deliberately high-key. Composition feels off, needs cropping tighter at the top as there's too much forehead relative to the shot. Also, if you're going to crop that near the mouth, why leave so much room above the eyes?
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06/19/2007 09:53:07 AM
lighting is a bit hot, but focus is great ... love the composition here
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06/16/2007 02:37:55 AM
Very nice photo. Cute kid. Good black and white with a tight crop.

Lovely shot!
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06/15/2007 10:31:40 PM
IMO, highlights are completely blown
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06/14/2007 01:00:15 AM
Nice high contrast -Those are some killer eyes. Love the freckles.
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