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Grandpa's Sunshine
Grandpa's Sunshine

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Athens,
Date: Feb 29, 2008
Aperture: 3,5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2008

This photo was taken at my fiance's niece's 1st birthday party which took place at this kiddie's center. There were soft spot lights (for puppet theatre and such) in the room so I waited to get some shots with people under them and chose this candid out of the lot. I like it because it seems like the child is glowing and brightening up her grandfather's happy face as her mother passes her over. The pair with so many years between them are the center of attention and the onlookers secondary.

I converted to BW and added tint. I sharpend a bit and darkened vginette to firther emphasize the pair [and also because I stumbled on that application and liked it] :)

Place: 213 out of 458
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Views during voting: 226
Votes: 154
Comments: 6
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12/12/2008 12:15:30 PM
Priceless expressions. :)
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12/05/2008 05:54:09 PM
excellent slice of life!
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06/10/2008 04:36:44 AM
oh, excellent photo!!! this one really tells the story ... great photo once again. postprocessing is spot on!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 02:40:45 PM
This was one of my favorite pictures during this challenge. It really shows the emotion that grandparents have for their grandchildren and how grandchildren typically react to it. The use of light in this photo was great. I liked the way the light was focused on the child, yet allowed for the expression of others to be viewed. I assume this was a spontaneous shot and will be cherished forever. Great Job!

Message edited by author 2008-03-08 08:25:34.
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03/06/2008 11:42:54 PM
ah, the love and approval we all want so desperately, and the child too young to quite appreciate it. This photo is as evocative as an entire movie. A brilliant capture. Somehow you got light to trace emotion exactly.

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03/01/2008 12:59:18 AM
Enjoy this subject & tone.
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