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A Smile to Light the World
A Smile to Light the World
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Male Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Vanderhoof, BC, Canada
Date: May 21, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2008

This is a photo of my 2 year old son Alexander wearing his sunglasses(lenses removed, obviously) while sitting on a black collapsible lawn chair. The picture was taken in late afternoon in some very intense sunlight. Thanks to the backlighting, the only part of the chair that you can actually see is the portion of armrest that covers Alex's forearm. I simply cropped, desaturated, and slightly sharpened the image. I'm fairly new to the wonderful world of photography, and would appreciate any and all critiques(of the picture, not my son).

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.6304
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 6.3396
Avg (non-participants): 6.7175
Views since voting: 1775
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 230
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/07/2008 04:09:58 AM
Very cute! even the yes are smiling. The posture is absolutely natural with the legs tangled up just what u wd expect with a 2 yr old kid.
I'm no photographer but I wd rate this in my top 3 or 4.
06/05/2008 11:07:11 AM
for what it's worth, you made my to three.
06/04/2008 09:50:25 AM
Congrats on your top ten score! Well deserving of it.

It's SUCH a fun image. It just insists that the viewer smile back at that adorable grin.
Well done.
06/04/2008 01:57:35 AM
I didn't get a chance to vote this challenge, but did a quick perusal and this one grabbed me immediately - a DELIGHTFUL shot - very well executed. Fun and joyful, and did I mention delightful? I've nothing to offer as far as improvement - this one is just fine the way it is.
06/04/2008 01:03:21 AM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
06/04/2008 12:18:44 AM
Certainly lit mine. :) Just loved that smile! Congrats on top 10!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2008 09:51:17 AM
This is lovley - like the lighting/contrast :)
06/02/2008 10:35:18 AM
The contrast of this photo really workds.
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06/01/2008 11:09:02 AM
Nice black and white with good contrast and value.
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06/01/2008 01:16:04 AM
Nice contrast..
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05/31/2008 10:50:59 AM
sweet! love the glasses ;)
05/31/2008 12:43:51 AM
Very sharp, very clear and a cute smile. Good Job
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05/30/2008 06:53:17 PM
9
05/29/2008 10:49:27 AM
What a gr8 capture best ive seen so far! 8
05/29/2008 08:11:59 AM
Great. Nicely lit and converted (just be really careful with the highlights!) and a great expression captured.
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05/28/2008 11:00:02 PM
What a cute little boy.
05/28/2008 07:09:15 PM
This is too cute. Love the high contrast B&W.
05/28/2008 09:56:46 AM
so cute and great lighting 9 from me
05/28/2008 09:44:19 AM
nice use of the black background
05/28/2008 03:08:15 AM
You nailed the title. :D And I can't say anything bad about the portrait - just grand!
05/28/2008 01:39:40 AM
Great contrast, rich blacks really make the subject pop. Whatever he is doing with his hands draws my eye out of the frame, though. Wish they were in the frame.
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