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A day in the park with the twins...
A day in the park with the twins...
iceMan71


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 2 Person Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: Jun 14, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2008

Curves to increase contrast, crop, convert to bw by bwstyler plugin, that's it.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.2079
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 7.0417
Avg (non-participants): 7.2424
Views since voting: 3227
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 279
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2008 08:02:01 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: N/A Brightness and Contrast: Well done. Details are visible in the shadows, and although a couple of areas are on the edge, nothing is burned out and featureless. Focus is good, however depth of field appears just a tiny bit shallow. I see smoe softeness at the edge of the hair, and the clothing on their backs. Otherwise a very nice job of isolating the foreground and background to draw attention to the subject.

The border may have been a bit bold for some of the voters, but it is not so bold as to distract from the image.

Overall a timeless image, and a one I am sure their family will treasure in the future.

Congratulations on a well deserved top 5 finish.
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06/27/2008 04:06:57 PM
Wow, thanks for all the nice comments. I was not expecting the 5th place to be honest and I did not actually shot this for the challenge. I was trying my new 70-200 2.8L IS and just got this shot by chance. If I was shotting it for the challenge probably I would have gone with an f/2.8 to get even more shallow dof.

Some self critique:

- I have to agree that this is not a portrait shot per se, but looks like most of the people are ok with that ;-)

- I really wanted to get a color version for the challenge but just couldn't get the colors right with the jpeg version. So I ended up going with bw... Color version has a bit more 3d effect. Lesson's learned: Will go back to shooting raw or at least try to use the right white balance; never use the autobalance when shooting jpeg at all... Well, I'm glad again most of the people liked the bw version.

Thanks again everybody for the comments and votes. And the biggest thanks go to my beautiful twin daughters of course...

Message edited by author 2008-06-27 16:08:18.
06/25/2008 09:20:42 AM
Gotta love two babies in the grass. Very cute - well processed. Congrats on 5th place.
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06/25/2008 06:14:25 AM
Congrats on the HM. A fabulous moment captured, the exploration of youth.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 11:51:58 PM
Hard to fit this into a "portrait" per say, as it's a candid moment really.
Certainly one to cherish though and a moment that will last a lifetime.
Ok, it's growing on me. Not a "classic" portrait, but a well done candid portrait. Mia? This yours?
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06/24/2008 08:42:24 PM
Great capture tops the cute scale. Perfect B&W mix. The DOF just leads you right to them its awesome.I see the tops of their heads a level but I think the eyes set to level would have been perfect and would have matched the plane of the grass in front of them too. Good Luck you have my vote.
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06/24/2008 04:54:38 AM
Very cool compostion the choice of B&W and the framing really compliment this shot. Nice job.
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06/22/2008 04:46:46 PM
I love the interaction between the two as they are both reaching for the same object. great tension in the shot as you don't know what the reaction will be from the one who got it and the one who didn't. :)
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06/22/2008 01:35:22 PM
Nice b/w shot. Good lighting and good focus.
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06/20/2008 11:45:40 PM
Great shot. I feel that the border works perfectly for this
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06/20/2008 06:44:16 PM
Love it!!! It's perfect, perfect, perfect. See ya on the front page!
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06/20/2008 05:54:37 PM
Motivation photos.... DETERMINATION- Just because someone else has it doesn't mean you can't get it! 10/10
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06/20/2008 05:44:10 PM
My absolute favorite! They are ADORABLE!! Love the border! 10++
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06/20/2008 03:14:04 PM
Very nice. Good DOF and use of B&W. The pose is too mirror image-like at first glance. I think different crop or angle of the shot wou;ld avoid that.
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06/20/2008 08:43:09 AM
adorable, I love the DOF on this
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06/19/2008 09:18:10 AM
One of the best this challenge - 7
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06/19/2008 08:10:59 AM
Nice job with the B&W.
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06/19/2008 02:01:23 AM
great image. perfect for me except the border
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06/18/2008 11:48:57 PM
GReat shot. 10
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06/18/2008 11:30:30 PM
im sure this will score fantastic:)
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06/18/2008 09:45:35 PM
this is definitely one of my favorites in this challenge. i love it in b&w. just precious!
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06/18/2008 11:38:56 AM
Great portrait, love the b&w and subjects... 9
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06/18/2008 08:57:25 AM
Aahhh!!! Aren't they just too cute for words! 10
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06/18/2008 08:32:28 AM
Darling shot but to me that is more a candid than a true portrait. So cute though. :~)
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06/18/2008 03:41:29 AM
nice photo, i like this...
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