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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Sep 9, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2007

Viewed: 292
Comments: 12
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Sunday morning - my wife having a coffee and using her iPhone to call her sister, while the cat dreams of catching birds outside. :-)

No dodging was applied to the windows - I purposely set the exposure for my wife and cat and blew out the highlights outside (otherwise they would have been silhouettes). Personally, I kinda like the blown out highlights effect.

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09/13/2007 09:15:54 PM
This is one of my Week 2 Merit Award selections. Really nice!

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09/11/2007 11:31:55 AM
I think the blown-out highlights works well too. Definitely a nice slice of life picture.
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09/11/2007 10:38:32 AM
Wonderful 'life' shot. The overexposed outdoors really draw me in, and the moment is fantastic. Well shot.
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09/11/2007 09:07:22 AM
this is such a cosy sight. very nice relaxed feel to it.
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09/11/2007 05:55:25 AM
Lighting works very well, as blown out outside emphasizes the main subjects nicely.

Regarding the cat, it is looking down, not up. Thus I would venture it is thinking about catching mice rather than birds!
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09/11/2007 12:29:35 AM
Nice picture. I agree with all that the blown windows add to the photo. Would consider cropping out that dresser on the far left.
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09/10/2007 11:18:39 PM
Hmmm. the more I look at this pic, the more I like it. Hope you;re not getting a bunch of comments about the blown out window as I think it adds some calm to the model & the cat.

More more thing, a tighter crop might have been a bit better.

Message edited by author 2007-09-10 23:19:10.
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09/10/2007 09:00:04 PM
Nice shot...maybe just crop out the, ummm, whatever on the left to help the eye focus more on the subjects.
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09/10/2007 07:33:05 PM
I like the blown-out windows, it gives the shot a sense of realism on the one hand and also gives me a heavy feeling of it being a 'memory' where the important details exist on a background of obscurity. Your wife is cute, pass that along. It will help you to fund further L glass purchases heh.
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09/10/2007 07:16:47 PM
I like the light here. Nice shot.
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09/10/2007 03:01:15 PM
Nice use of natural light and spot exposure. I like this effect (used it on one of my earlier B/W 30-day photos) and mucked around with it the other day some as well. Definitely a technique to keep in the back pocket. Glad you pulled it out here...very nice.
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09/10/2007 02:18:23 PM
Mark, I totally agree about the blown highlights, it really works well here. The exposure is so perfect on your wife. Did you use a reflector to get some fill light on her? The lighting is just perfect. The only thing I might have done differently is crop out the oof couch and the corner of the table on the left side and put a dark border around to keep the eyes in. Great job and one of my favorites of the side challenge thus far.
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