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Too Person Portrait
3rd PlaceToo Person Portrait
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 2 Person Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 12, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2008

First day into voting and I couldnt be more pleased. There are some strong (and I mean STRONG) images in this challenge and even with the score I have I am not sure if it will ribbon if it holds -

Votes: 83
Views: 146
Avg Vote: 7.6024
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1

Its been called up for validation as well. No fears there. The title came from the grandwazoo in a thread. He was picking on me and gave up the inspiration for the title. I figure my anonymity is gone because of my usual suspects. The title wouldnt really give anything away to anyone who didnt recognize the kids first anyways. Besides those that dont recognize my kids probably just think its a typo. ;)

Anyways - I lvoe this shot. The crop was purely accidental as I did not shoot with this comp in mind. I had planned on a horizontal line. And a much as I complain about basic editing portrait challenges and how much i hate them I seem to do very well with each one.

This will be printed out as a big canvas for our home/studio as well as one for my fathers bowling alley in Rochester NY.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.3883
Avg (commenters): 8.2581
Avg (participants): 7.2766
Avg (non-participants): 7.4115
Views since voting: 8404
Views during voting: 550
Votes: 273
Comments: 67
Favorites: 18 (view)


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06/29/2008 11:19:25 AM
Amazing crisp clarity. Beautiful work. I must agree...the detail is wonderful. The lighting is warm.
Very inspiring.
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06/27/2008 04:53:52 PM
Great rotational portrait is the best way I know how to word it! Just more of your consistent excellence, Buddy! More power to ya! :) Congratulations to one of the Master's consistent servants... :)
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06/27/2008 12:53:02 PM
You should have gotten a 1st on this one.. amazing photograph!
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06/26/2008 07:00:03 AM
Originally posted by bvy:

This is almost too sharp -- my eyes are drawn to the eyelashes of the subject on the left. Still, expertly composed, lit and processed, and a seven for you.


I'm just jealous that my camera can't deliver that kind of sharpness. Great job and nice finish. Congrats!
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06/26/2008 02:53:37 AM
This will look fantastic printed large on canvas! Congrats on your well deserved top 3 place Tim!!
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06/25/2008 11:02:06 PM
Great shot of the usual suspects (an alternative title).
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06/25/2008 03:04:16 PM
The Too, you're just Too much. Way to go!
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06/25/2008 11:54:29 AM
'grats Tim!! its my personal fav of your kids!
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06/25/2008 10:10:10 AM
LOVE the title! I didn't even notice it the first time. *sigh*

The image is even better. Congrats, Tim.

I'm so glad you have such wonderful images of your beautiful kids to cherish. They'll be gone before you know it. *heavy sigh*
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06/25/2008 09:58:43 AM
Congrats with an brilliant image and yet another ribbon in your allready impressive collection.
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06/25/2008 08:34:40 AM
ok beautiful shot but your right i didnt get hte title at all
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06/25/2008 08:12:06 AM
whooooo hoooooo. See I told you, you wold at least get the yellow.
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06/25/2008 07:31:19 AM
Adorable! Congrats!
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06/25/2008 06:11:47 AM
I demand a recount! His kids are cuter than mine and I feel that this is the only reason he could have placed ahead of my kids. I call it age discrimination....

Or it could be this is just a kick butt image with an awesome job to get those eyes to really pop in Basic

But I still demand a recound!
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06/25/2008 06:00:13 AM
Simply wonderful. Congrats on another well earned Ribbon!
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06/25/2008 05:32:00 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is a fantastic picture of two beautiful children.


Message edited by author 2008-07-22 18:12:46.
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06/25/2008 04:24:20 AM
congratulate amigo
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06/25/2008 04:18:11 AM
I didn't get to vote in this challenge, well done on getting your kids on the front page again...when they go through their teenage ugly phase, you'll have to look for more kids :) Well done Timmy...and a great score
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06/25/2008 03:43:45 AM
Another wonderful capture Tim! I'm proud to say it was one of only a couple 10's I dished out during voting. Well earned ribbon, and third is less than it deserved imho.

Jack
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06/25/2008 01:11:59 AM
Congrats!
Lovely shot...
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06/25/2008 01:04:33 AM
You're Ribboning in B&W? Now, this really pisses me off.
Cheers! Beautiful shot.
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06/25/2008 12:47:23 AM
Well done, Tim. You certainly have THE most beautiful suspects ;-) Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/25/2008 12:38:21 AM
This is a great composition and very nice lighting. It does look a bit over sharpened to me with too many highlights on the hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Did you sharpen this a lot or was it just the lighting? In any case congratulations on a wonderful image, great job.
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06/25/2008 12:32:03 AM
Congrats! That title works on so many levels. :P
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06/25/2008 12:21:48 AM
STUNNNING is all that I can say Tim.....
Picture perfect in every way.....
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06/25/2008 12:11:34 AM
I gave you a well deserved ten :) Beautiful shot, glad to see it did so well!
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06/25/2008 12:07:39 AM
Congrats, Tim, on this making your top row!
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06/25/2008 12:06:54 AM
Grats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 06:39:52 PM
my 1st.
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06/24/2008 04:44:16 PM
Great lighting - B & W contrast
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06/24/2008 01:22:08 PM
Very clear image - gorgeous!
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06/23/2008 09:58:24 PM
Those eyes are outstanding!
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06/23/2008 08:30:14 PM
Nice juxtaposition of the faces with just enough cropping - really draws you into their eyes. Beautiful, soft lighting. 9.
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06/22/2008 11:48:25 AM
I like the composition but think the smoothing and selective sharpening is a bit overdone. My guess is toned down PP makes this a 8. Nicely done!
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06/22/2008 11:24:41 AM
Nice shot. Really good detail on the kids faces.
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06/21/2008 02:57:17 PM
Well, I recognise these two, and from the style of processing I would guess Timfy. I love the composition (although it would be really cool if they both had the same white t-shirts on), and the very serene, quiet expressions on the children's faces, but if I am honest I am not keen on the processing - to me it adds an air of falseness, of artificiality to the photo.
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06/21/2008 12:43:26 PM
Excellent shot Timfy.
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06/21/2008 08:56:05 AM
These are Too children. I'm not so crazy about such a tight crop but it's a good composition.
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06/20/2008 09:37:50 PM
Beautiful! 10
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06/20/2008 09:17:19 PM
nicely done. The children's eyes make the shot exceptional. Good luck
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06/20/2008 08:09:24 PM
This is almost too sharp -- my eyes are drawn to the eyelashes of the subject on the left. Still, expertly composed, lit and processed, and a seven for you.
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06/20/2008 05:45:22 PM
Absolutely amazing!! So perfect and clear! Looks like a ribbon winner for sure!! 10
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06/20/2008 03:03:22 PM
Ah - not a misspelling after all : )

Beautiful detail, focus, and composition.

Surely this is on your wall ??
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06/20/2008 03:02:52 PM
Great composition. Nice catchlights in the eyes. Wild eyebrows!
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06/20/2008 02:45:58 PM
Stunning clarity
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06/20/2008 11:32:36 AM
I knew this was a "Too" person portrait even before I read the title. Very nice. I wish I had a print in my hands so I could turn it around.
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06/20/2008 09:33:21 AM
Very nicely done. I really like the diagonal composition and the offbeat crop. My only CC is that the child on the left's eye-whites seem overly white as if they were worked over in PP and I miss the natural shadow there. (I may be wrong, but it's the thing in this photo that keeps stealing my attention.) 8, just-married
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06/20/2008 09:23:03 AM
I'd love to know how you like this, and if you were able to achieve those eyes without extra masking.... I can't do it myself so I'm impressed if you kept it within the basic ruleset!
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06/20/2008 02:54:40 AM
Wonderful composition. I particularly like the conversion and the range of tones. The models are captivating. What I don't like...the left child does not look as real as the one on the right. Did you use a diffuse glow filter? Maybe too much USM. Anyway, I'm giving this an 8. I'll pass on commenting on the Too instead of Two, oops, no I won't!
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06/19/2008 11:29:11 PM
Ah, yes, the toos. What a perfect opportunity for a punny title! I commend you for the guts to enter this pose. I had an option like this, but worried it'd be seen as "a portrait has to show both people equally." Those eyes are something else!
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06/19/2008 09:59:58 PM
I love photos that capture the eyes. Great job!
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06/19/2008 06:50:09 PM
awwwwwwwwwwww..............
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06/19/2008 09:18:58 AM
One of the best this challenge - 7
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06/19/2008 06:54:53 AM
Excellent composition on this shot. It is also is very well suited for black and white.
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06/19/2008 01:47:13 AM
Oh no, not your kids again.......j/k :) This is another great shot of them. I really like the tight crop and the angle . It gives a different perspective. I think you cropped a little too close to Rowan's left eye (probably for a reason) but it's not a big concern. bump 9 Top 3 pick
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06/18/2008 11:45:02 PM
The best shot in the challenge! 10
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06/18/2008 11:07:34 PM
Gorgeous clarity and composition. Terrific entry for the challenge. :)
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06/18/2008 08:55:58 PM
Unique and creative composition and crop and they come together very well. The ocular diagonal is slightly offset as though it is really the eyebrows that are in alignment, which stand in strong contrast between the blond and the brunette and the soft wave of hair vs. the more coarse hair. The glowing smoothness in their skin gives the image a soft-focus feel even though the focus is tack sharp.
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06/18/2008 05:51:58 PM
Amazing photo. I hope this does well for you. Great looking kids.
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06/18/2008 12:00:13 PM
There are only 2 photos that I really liked from the submission and this is one of them! 10!

I wonder if this is the same boy that's in the high contrast challenge that I voted on a week ago.
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06/18/2008 11:55:52 AM
Spectacular detail, great B&W tones and love the framing... 10
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06/18/2008 10:19:44 AM
Hmm... I wonder who took this. You know this will do well.
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06/18/2008 09:43:13 AM
No texture on their skin-- looks over smoothed with noiseware / noise ninja / luminance noise reduction.
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06/18/2008 08:54:33 AM
What wonderful, beautiful eyes! 10
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06/18/2008 08:51:10 AM
even if I didn't recognize Mr. and Mrs. Aimee's children this would still be BEAUTIFUL 10+
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06/18/2008 08:38:59 AM
Tim, great pic. I love the posing, the lighting, the crop, and especially the witty title!
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06/18/2008 03:53:14 AM
like this alot,,,
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