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Head, Knees, and Toes
Head, Knees, and Toes

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Body Parts II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Virginia
Date: Apr 6, 2008
Aperture: F/6.4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2008

This originally started out as Head, Shoulder, Knees, and Toes but I didn't like how the shoulders looked.

Place: 18 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.4400
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.4098
Avg (non-participants): 6.4532
Views since voting: 2515
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 200
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)

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02/03/2009 12:49:48 PM
I think is probably your best entry to date.
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09/05/2008 11:32:18 PM
Hey, that's very creative and a great outcome. Congrats on the top 20!
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05/21/2008 01:59:05 AM
that twist of hair on the top of his head is so totally perfect
you obviously have an artistic mindset, roll with it, i'd love to see more!
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04/17/2008 02:41:13 PM
Wow, nice to see that some people really do take constructive comments on board - I really like the edits you've done post-challenge. Congrats again on an excellent entry.
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04/16/2008 10:34:21 AM
I totally agree that this was underrated. I was one of your 9's. Fantastic emotive here.
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04/14/2008 08:42:54 PM
very cool and creative.
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04/14/2008 12:26:08 PM
Thank you for all of your comments!! The main reason I joined this website was to improve on my photography skills and share ideas with other like minded individuals. As I read each of your comments over the week, I decided I would implement some of the suggestions to see how they work.

Here they are:

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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jason_cross requested I fix the head alignment and see it in black and white.

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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' figaro requested a fade on the feet.

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Other comments that I couldn't accommodate at this time were adding hands and using a different DOF on the feet. I really wish I would have used hands as well. I may re-shoot this with hands for my personal use.

By the way, I really like the way the portrait version looks. Can we do this challenge over? :)

Here is the original:

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Thanks again.

Message edited by author 2008-04-14 16:06:00.
04/14/2008 10:23:23 AM
I cant believe this didnt ribbon. Or at least make top ten. I would have given this first place.
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04/14/2008 08:15:31 AM
i agree, i thought it would have done better too, maybe the harsh edges to the parts is what brought it down
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04/14/2008 08:05:22 AM
Originally posted by Jac:

I liked this shot a lot, thought it would do better.

One of my faves! Also think it deserved a higher placing
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04/14/2008 12:21:42 AM
I liked this shot a lot, thought it would do better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2008 10:19:18 PM
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04/13/2008 03:39:20 PM
Great shot - real drama
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04/13/2008 11:44:20 AM
Most creative entry in the challenge, in my opinion. Nicely done.
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04/13/2008 08:45:02 AM
Excellent. I wish you hadn't cut the feet in half quite so ruthlessly but a very original take on the challenge, lit very well.
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04/11/2008 08:54:22 PM
I love this. I cant explain what appeals to me, but i love it.
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04/11/2008 03:46:40 PM
Oh wow, this is definatly my winner!!
Didn't see anyone meet the challenge as well as you did, youhave 3 body parts, incredible angle love love love <3
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04/10/2008 09:20:24 PM
An interesting approach. Not sure I care for it, but you get kudos for creative thinking on this.
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04/10/2008 07:24:53 PM
This is very creative. I think would distracts me just a little bit is the crop, and the head not being centered in between the knees. Other than that cool idea well done. Have you thought about converting this to black and white?
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04/10/2008 12:31:34 PM
Love your imagination. great work
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04/09/2008 11:11:06 PM
This is a really cool idea, and well done - as a personal preference, I find myself wanting to see this shot in portrait orientation, head-to-toe, top-to-bottom. Either way, it makes for an arresting image.
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04/09/2008 10:48:42 PM
Nice image - Like the creativity here - Well done. Also like the lighting and ears. Well done. One more element to balance out the side could have been hands?
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04/09/2008 12:45:11 PM
This is my only 10 in the challenge. I thinks this is wonderful.
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04/08/2008 05:26:27 PM
My pick for blue.
I think it might be a tad bit better had you displayed it in the portrait orientation, making the symmetry more obvious and leading.
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04/07/2008 04:22:42 PM
and ears!!! very creative.
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04/07/2008 02:49:38 AM
I just love this as a concept and think the composition is outstanding. For my own tastes I would have prefered a slight deeper dof to sharpen up the feet and knees slightly. Still a wonderful take on the challenge
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04/07/2008 01:31:38 AM
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
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04/07/2008 12:04:56 AM
this nis a great quirky image...love the tones...I hope you do really well with this
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