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Weighing In the Future
Weighing In the Future
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Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 17, 2004
Aperture: 100
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Portraiture, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2004

In the market of Bangkapi, Bangkok, I saw this adorable yet naughty boy "helping" his mother sell fruits. Well, I did buy from them so I guess the boy was indeed a "help".

I cropped the picture tighter.
I cloned out distracting parts.
Unsharp masking.
Increase saturation.
Decrease brightness, increase contrast.
Applied Lighting Filter/Render/Spotlight.
Burned some bright areas.
Provided a frame.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.5899
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.3516
Avg (non-participants): 7.7619
Views since voting: 6754
Votes: 217
Comments: 47
Favorites: 26 (view)


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01/30/2004 10:00:32 PM
Your picture the color is nice the saturation is good. The problem is your eyes are drawn to the awful eyesore the bad burning you did on the top of the weight machine it kills everything else in your image because I can't avoid looking at it and I find it the death of your work. I am sorry nobody else is addressing it but its true. You may want to try in the future to try mask that part then lower the bright level there plus think abut the angle and what you see as the light source or object reflecting light. Thank you for he picture though!
01/26/2004 05:40:00 PM
This was my favourite shot in this challenge
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01/26/2004 03:12:30 PM
I think this was the best of all the photos. Excellent!
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01/26/2004 03:09:47 PM
Hey Manuel! Great job! Your photos bring me back to my travelling days through Asia. You're handling your 4500 quite nicely! We could learn a lot from eachother!! :-)

Yanik
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01/26/2004 01:13:35 PM
Manny, congratualtions, another top ten! Hope to see you in the top three ... soon!!!
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01/26/2004 09:16:17 AM
Knew this was you too - I love your people pictures. Really thought this deserved a 1st! Keep up the great work!
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01/26/2004 08:09:01 AM
Congratulations on the fourth place finish, a touching image.
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01/26/2004 12:03:51 AM
Manuel, somehow I knew this was your entry. Great job, congratulations on another 4th. You'll get there soon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 10:52:08 PM
Wonderful image. The composition is great and I love the color.
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01/25/2004 01:58:43 PM
The boy has a great pose and the produce gives a sense of place, which is important for National Geographic images.
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01/24/2004 11:38:12 PM
great composition, full of interest, good angle too. Super photo!
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01/24/2004 05:02:31 PM
Beautiful colors and textures. I gotta find a market like this.
TC
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01/23/2004 06:58:48 PM
Good exposure, nice colors. Very NG. Good Job!
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01/23/2004 05:53:40 PM
Excellent. Great compsoition and the little fella is not showing so much interest in you that it spoils the shot. Should do well.
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01/22/2004 02:42:17 PM
love it....what a shame about the plastic bag though
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01/22/2004 10:25:24 AM
Beautiful, if I could vote, this would be my top pic thus far. Stunning color, composition and of course: subject. Great eye.
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01/21/2004 11:49:22 PM
This one is the winner in my book. Tremendous use of the theme, colors, and focus...GREAT balance. This photo is one of 3 that really spoke to me...FANTASTIC JOB!
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01/21/2004 10:24:04 PM
Wow. Wonderful colors and a terrific composition. 9
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01/21/2004 10:17:44 PM
This is excellent! What a great submission - Lighting, composition, color... all great. Nice work!!
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01/21/2004 04:48:01 PM
Wonderful subject, excellent colors and nice lighting! This is a great composition!
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01/21/2004 04:43:24 PM
China....or china town? cool shot, nice perspective, even better expression.
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01/21/2004 02:26:38 PM
Picture perfect composition, colors, meaning. Couldn't be better. 10
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01/21/2004 02:01:03 AM
Sensational, and very NG. Love it.
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01/20/2004 05:33:44 PM
Look great in any magazine
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01/20/2004 12:15:01 PM
Excellent colors and the lighting is great.
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01/20/2004 11:31:48 AM
Very good photojournalistic style photograph. Really get the impression this could be an image included in an article on world hunger or agriculture. Technically well done too.
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01/20/2004 11:05:07 AM
Beatiful portrait! The composition and colours are very beatiful, too.
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01/20/2004 10:16:42 AM
Great image: love the composition and colour. Also well cropped.
One of my very favorits. Good luck to you!
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01/20/2004 08:24:00 AM
good composition, great colour and clarity
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01/20/2004 12:12:01 AM
This is so right that I can hardly believe it wasn't in a NG issue recently! The combination of title, meaning, child and brightly colored fruit/vegetables, this is the one.
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01/19/2004 09:29:18 PM
Very nice color, focus is great, composition is nice. Great job!
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01/19/2004 06:19:20 PM
A very wonderfully colored shot! The composition is absolutely wonderful! Excellent lighting, just a very nice aesthetic picture!
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01/19/2004 05:10:52 PM
Nice capture! Great NG colors, wonderful expression, picture tells a story. Has it all! 10 - one of my picks for a ribbon
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01/19/2004 04:53:50 PM
Nice bright colors, good expression too. Even got all of his foot in.
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01/19/2004 01:10:19 PM
nice image and colors
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01/19/2004 12:39:12 PM
My favourite in this challenge! The boy fits perfectly in the scene. I like the vivid colors a lot. One minor thing is that the grey plate (?) looks quite unnatural.
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01/19/2004 12:22:16 PM
excellent photo and fits the challenge!
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01/19/2004 12:14:43 PM
LOVE this!
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01/19/2004 11:53:45 AM
Nice photo - great color and the little tyke is just so cute! Nice picture!
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01/19/2004 10:03:47 AM
Probably would have burned the oranges a bit, but otherwise very good.
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01/19/2004 08:45:09 AM
I like the choice of angle you have used, being above the subject, as I think it shows his/her vulnerability a lot more than if you had gone down on their level. The expression on his/her face is good too. Looks very much like a shot that would have been featured in NG.
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01/19/2004 04:32:13 AM
This is the first shot that I could actually see in NG! Well done. Good expression on the kids face. Post bigger next time though! 9
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01/19/2004 12:52:50 AM
Beautiful photo, well-composed, good lighting and lovely colors. 10
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01/19/2004 12:35:59 AM
Very good colors and nice composition. I like this shot very much. Well done, fits the challenge well.
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01/19/2004 12:31:55 AM
Beautiful image - colorful, nicely balanced!
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01/19/2004 12:27:08 AM
Adorable shot, love the bright colors in the fruits and vegetables and the angle of the shot, nicely done.
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01/19/2004 12:15:42 AM
Absolutely awesome shot!!!
This is right on target for the theme and crisp clear color just the way National Geographic would show it.
This is my highest rating so far, but I still have a ways to go. 10+
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