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Boy meets girl
Boy meets girl

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Challenge: Dichotomy (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Grafarvogur, Iceland
Date: Jul 7, 2007
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007

Ahh, I so hate this challenge, I donīt get it, it doesnīt speak to me and I didnīt have a clue on what to photograph or what itīs really about :( If it wasnīt for DPL and not wanting to let my teammates down, I would never have submitted a photo to this challenge.

That doesnīt mean I donīt like the photo, I absolutely love it but thatīs mostly cause those two little pranksters are my kids, 2 year old Monika and 4 year old Alexander. Please donīt make me regret entering this in the morning, I will probably self-DQ for the first time if this scores really poorly, I love this shot way too much for that and for the first time in a good while I actually care how a photo will do in a challenge, not that I expect it to ribbon though, I just donīt want it close to the bottom in the challenge.

Anyway, shot is just with ambient lighting, taken after 8 PM and post processing is minimal, raw conversion stuff and curves, hue/sat and very minor cloning of a distractive flower and the tip of his knee just barely edging into the frame. Of course sharpened and added frame after resizing.

Place: 11 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.4298
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7674
Avg (non-participants): 6.8310
Views since voting: 4128
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 114
Comments: 20
Favorites: 17 (view)

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07/27/2007 12:04:09 PM
this is very cute :)
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07/27/2007 12:01:00 PM
This is a really delightful shot. Colours, children, poses, lighting . . it all looks great.

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07/19/2007 08:52:45 PM
Consider this one favorited.
So cute and your style is overwhelmingly easy to spot in this one!
Love it!
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07/16/2007 12:38:31 AM
You know. . .there's something morbidly comforting to know that even you go thru the same 2nd-guessing of challenge photos and worrying that your work will end up near the bottom :) I think I do that every time.

The photo is so precious -- and what a tribute to you that you end up in 11th place with a photo you think you are going to have to self-dq :)

Congratulations on truly excellent work (as always)!

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07/16/2007 12:08:18 AM
This photo is just adorable!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 05:24:46 PM
Great portrait!
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07/15/2007 10:21:30 AM
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07/14/2007 09:34:43 PM
Very nice picture and great colors, but I'm not sure if it's Dichotomy and since I'm not even sure to understand Dichotomy myself, I'm voting most pictures as if they meet the challenge.
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07/14/2007 10:08:44 AM
Great candid! Love the facial expressions. That is one happy boy. Love the background setting and the color tones too.
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07/13/2007 08:05:35 PM
roflmao..... The dichotomy I see is not boy/girl but more like love/hate as she kisses him while choking the **** out of him. And he's oblivious to the whole dichotomy... lol :) Adorable!!! Just a bit high key on his hair but its hard when they're that blond to avoid it. Maybe just a bit tighter crop on the right to put them in more of the thirds position and get rid of the oof background on that side (not that its distracting but I think it would help the shot).
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07/13/2007 10:43:02 AM
What a cute shot, i recognize this style, but im not going to make any guesses on whos this is, wonderful depth of field. this is just SO cute
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07/13/2007 12:36:40 AM
this is great!, tho it looks like she's gonna choke him! lol /10
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07/12/2007 09:02:06 AM
And she's choking him already :) Just kidding, it's a very sweet image, and they both look like they're having loads of fun. Beautiful dof.
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07/10/2007 05:08:24 PM
Nice colors.
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07/10/2007 03:37:54 PM
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07/10/2007 09:01:55 AM
This is just pure classic in nature...you've captured a moment of total spontaneity. With all the exquisite technical aspects to match. Wonderful photo!
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07/10/2007 03:06:01 AM
Love... or strangulation?? 10 10 10!
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07/09/2007 12:08:38 PM
Not sure if this is a true dichotomy, but darling photo. Love the wildflowers in the background.
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07/09/2007 04:29:55 AM
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07/09/2007 12:41:11 AM
awwwww! what a great expression 8
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