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Pure, unadulterated childhood fun
Pure, unadulterated childhood fun

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Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Holly, MI
Date: Jun 10, 2007
Aperture: f 9.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Water, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2007

Photo of my nephew in the lake behind my house having a blast! When I thought of 'pure' I immediately thought of him having a good time. What is purer than a child doing what they do best - splashing around?

I wasn't sure if I should submit it in color or black and white, but went with color because his skin is so creamy and eyes so blue against the water. I thought it would have a greater impact. Hopefully I made the right choice!

Not much pp - just cropped, sharpened,and tweaked the exposure just a tad.

Place: 272 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.0068
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7945
Avg (non-participants): 5.2162
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 147
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/21/2007 07:31:27 AM
Your picture was also under-rated... maybe, as it was mentioned by others, your subject is too centric... but in my opinion it works in the picture... Better eye contact would have helped to the statistics.
Great picture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 09:49:55 AM
wish you'd been able to capture this with no shadow on his face ...
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06/19/2007 01:09:30 AM
Cute picture. Too bad about the shadow across the face. A little fill light would do wonders here.
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06/18/2007 08:56:02 PM
Great emotion capture, very cute
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06/16/2007 09:21:58 AM
This is cute but the water is too dark and your subject is centered which doesn't really move my eyes that well.
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06/16/2007 12:31:17 AM
Sweet image, nice lighting and detail. My family has white-blonde hair like that!
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06/15/2007 09:09:13 PM
The shadow on the side of the face seriously hurts an otherwise excellent shot. Excellent water and freeze-motion on the droplets.
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06/15/2007 07:51:04 PM
I don't think this photo is very flattering. The half light half shade is a distraction. I'm sure the child is beautiful, this shot doesn't do them justice I'm afraid.
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06/15/2007 04:21:29 AM
even lighting on the face would have gained 2 points from me. You'll have to settle for a 6. :)Good luck though.
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06/14/2007 07:35:33 PM
wish the lighting was a little more even on his face.
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