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Eternal Struggle Between Mother and Daughter
Eternal Struggle Between Mother and Daughter
SherwinJames


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 2 Person Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: NJ, USA
Date: Jun 17, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2008

Post challenge:

Thanks all for the great comments. There were many that pointed out the lighting (or lack there-of) on the mother's face. This was actually intentional, as I wanted the little girl to have more prominance (which is usually the case in this type of relationship). However, I can see where a more balanced lighting would make for a more visually appealing shot.

Alternate shot considered:
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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.9564
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.9375
Avg (non-participants): 6.9604
Views since voting: 3841
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 275
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/12/2008 09:20:20 PM
wow thats an awesome photo
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06/25/2008 03:36:39 PM
I actually agree with your lighting - with more even lighting it would just be another blah shot.
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06/25/2008 06:17:34 AM
I really like so much about this image - the facial expressions, the theme, the two beautiful young ladies. I think the only little thing I would say is that the lighting on mom's face, especially in the eyes, could have used a bit of boost to really take this up a notch.

Overall, great work and congrats on the awesome score.
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06/25/2008 05:22:13 AM
Like this a lot. Congrats on the top 10 finish.
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06/25/2008 04:20:32 AM
Going to put this one in my faves as I just love the connection, beautiful, deserved a ribbon...Enzo
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06/25/2008 12:55:38 AM
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fun, feisty, fantastic!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2008 11:02:48 PM
Nice idea, mono works good here, nice choice, nice shot.
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06/24/2008 08:52:55 PM
Great facial expressions! The one thing I would have liked would be a little more light on mom's face, but I love the photo!
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06/24/2008 06:16:31 PM
very nice photograph. consider lighting both subjects' faces, especially the one you point the camera towards.
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06/24/2008 05:55:47 PM
A very, very nice shot! A bit more light on Mother's face, perhaps. Comp, BG, focus - OK. But those expressions are priceless! Bet you are having fun together...
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06/24/2008 05:24:44 PM
Very well done! Not a lot more I can add. Good luck!
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06/24/2008 04:36:27 AM
This is wonderful so expressive. What a wonderful memory. Remember that when she's a teen! Well done.
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06/23/2008 08:21:34 PM
The best of the challenge. Great use of B&W, nice light and shadows, and awesome interaction between the subjects! 10!
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06/22/2008 11:13:55 AM
Good b/w shot. Nice lighting and focus.
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06/21/2008 12:08:47 AM
Would've liked a little bit more lighting on the mother's face, but great concept and great shot.
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06/20/2008 09:44:53 PM
This one should be a print - I love it! 10
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06/20/2008 06:30:45 PM
Adorable! Such a great capture! 10
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06/20/2008 06:26:11 PM
Better lighting on the adult subject's face would have made this a winner. Still very good!
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06/20/2008 11:51:57 AM
I love the expressions!! Who won? :)
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06/20/2008 10:51:08 AM
I like everything about this except the lighting. I find the shadows distracting and frustrating. I can't see the faces as well as I would like to.
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06/20/2008 08:47:46 AM
I like the originality here, well done
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06/20/2008 08:12:43 AM
Very nice job. I like the lighting.
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06/20/2008 01:33:48 AM
nice capture and cute scene

some shadows on faces take away some of the quality
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06/19/2008 10:55:18 AM
Nice tone, but I wish the mother's face was lit more
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06/19/2008 09:16:29 AM
One of the top photos this challenge - upped to an 8
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06/18/2008 11:30:26 PM
im guessing this will do quite well
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06/18/2008 11:10:31 PM
Awesome idea and beautiful subjects. Love the composition! :)
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06/18/2008 05:13:02 PM
Absolutely great setup, excellent title, I like the image, but the lighting is uneven and not pleasing to me eye.
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06/18/2008 01:53:15 PM
Wonderful tones and expressions. Well done.
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06/18/2008 10:01:03 AM
My FAVORITE in this challenge :D 10!
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06/18/2008 04:07:55 AM
Ha! Cute. Would of liked some light on mother's face. Still, though I like this one!
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06/18/2008 03:43:07 AM
lol.. love that wee girls expression,,, nice one
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06/18/2008 01:58:51 AM
precious
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