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Happy At The Beach
Happy At The Beach

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Sandy Hook, NJ
Date: Aug 17, 2008
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2008

My son, taken on the beach at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The original (below) was good, but I didn't like the shadow cast by his nose, so the obvious choice was to crop it. Didn't need the goggles either once I did that. Processing was mostly in the blue channel.

Thanks to 21.gif yospiff for the help choosing a Free Study entry and the tips on how to prepare this.


Place: 257 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.6579
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6140
Avg (non-participants): 5.7895
Views since voting: 606
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 152
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/17/2008 01:22:24 PM
Love the crop & B&W on this. SO much nicer than the original ....
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09/08/2008 07:33:48 AM
Originally posted by Blackbox:

Well, the 'Happy' part is pretty obvious. The 'Beach'?...

It's subtle -- the suntan lotion on his nose, the sand on his upper lip and especially his shoulder, the water in the background...

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 07:34:03.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 12:19:38 PM
Well, the 'Happy' part is pretty obvious. The 'Beach'? Anyway, no really 'Wow!' factor to me but as a photo I think it's a 10.
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09/05/2008 08:41:09 PM
I love this - the clarity and closeness and crop are just great :-) I'm sure you'll get some "want to see the whole face" comments ignore them! :-) personally... I -like- the close half and creativity :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2008 09:53:21 AM
Nice close up. Strong sense of happiness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/02/2008 03:47:17 PM
Very nice shot, good technicals
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2008 01:57:33 PM
Nice shot. I like the crop, and the amount of detail is great! Lighting is perfect (and, I assume all natural!) and you made the right call with a B&W conversion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2008 09:44:38 AM
Great symetry....I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2008 05:56:22 AM
this is a great fun image...love the composition
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09/01/2008 01:40:53 AM
a little dodge.burn in his eye would have really sold this image, but other then that, i love the candid feel to this. nicely done
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