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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: my life stuff
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Mar 6, 2008
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2008

It's interesting because "learning" in photography sometimes applies to things other than the equipment. What I learned here: Don't be in a rush if your model cannot be in a rush (2.9 year old).
I am so completely biased about images with her in them - so I think this is spectafabulosso! even though it wasn't exactly what I envisioned ... but I still don't think this image has what it takes to ribbon - there' no "wow" there for the general population -- but it is darn cute IMO.

Place: 12 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.3509
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.3000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 1340
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 171
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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03/24/2008 09:48:25 AM
It is cute, but it does look a bit posed. Hide in a carboard box with your camera 10 feet away and let several kids play peek-a-boo game for ice-scream jackpot. Maybe that would be different.
03/19/2008 10:14:03 PM
My two cents worth - your child's expression isn't a peek-a-boo expression (your comment about not hurrying). But I also think a tighter crop would have helped this - like just above the hat on the top side, and with just a bit of the vertical board on the left. Your current crop just provides too much to detract from the "wow" of your shot (which is definitely there). With the tighter crop, I think the pipe does a nice transition from the wood to the face. Your wow is in the beautiful blue of her coat & hat (and matching blue/grey eyes) contrasted with the wood. The tighter crop also changes the expression slightly to almost a half-smile. It is darn cute, regardless of your opinion.
03/17/2008 11:50:47 AM
Nice shot, Tate. I didn't comment during the challenge, but I'll give you my thoughts (which ain't much from someone who rarely makes top 50%). The exposure and processing is perfect. A portrait shot of the right half would have been much better. A bit of a smile would be a bonus. Finally, the pipes really bothered me. The same scene without the pipes would have been great.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2008 03:20:14 PM
Well composed, the blue really sticks out. Only suggestion would be a tighter crop in portrait format for a little mor kid and a little less wood.
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03/14/2008 07:54:12 PM
Love the blues and the soft pink skin against the weathered wood. I would have been tempted to crop in tighter from the left.
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03/14/2008 02:10:39 AM
Good one, this could finish high. top 20 for sure.
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03/13/2008 02:29:16 PM
nice range of colours and textures.
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03/12/2008 10:49:54 PM
So very Peek-a-boo. wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this was one of the top scorers. Love the neutral tones ofsetting the color of the girl.
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03/12/2008 08:05:24 PM
The steel, blues and pinks really set off this shot nicely. Well done.
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03/12/2008 07:15:25 PM
I would have taken this in from the left more, to maybe half the plank... it is too busy otherwise.
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03/11/2008 11:15:30 PM
Beautiful use of geometric lines, good composition, and nice depth of field. But mostly, the vibrancy of the subject to the neutral tones of the fore/background really play well together (as well as the softness of her skin in contrast to the coarseness of the wood). Very nicely done.

(Voting is done, you got my only 10. Good luck.)
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03/11/2008 07:56:44 PM
beautiful colors and focus!
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03/11/2008 05:56:55 AM
Sweet. This is a wonderful peek-a-boo.
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03/10/2008 08:32:32 PM
wonderful blues. 9
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03/10/2008 04:08:44 PM
good composition and color combination. great detail
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