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Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Canon
Location: Behind a skating rink, Minneapolis, MN
Date: Dec 13, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

My father. One of the finalist images for his author shot on a book he's publishing.

Processing was minimal:

Camera Raw - exposure, vibrance, recovery
CS3 - sharpen, curves, border, save for web

Thanks to [user]larsogr[/user] for letting me borrow his Tamron 90mm lens. It's a great portrait lens!

Place: 97 out of 216
Avg (all users): 5.3150
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0135
Avg (non-participants): 5.4921
Views since voting: 762
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 200
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/28/2008 05:16:51 PM
Hello from Critique Club ;)

Chris, when I click that button says "Gimme an image to Critique" each time I hope to get photos like yours. It is very pleasing to look at your images, you are doing great job with humans, portraits... although your blue is a vase, it doesn't matter.

This photo, Technically very very good. I see absolutely no place that shines to burn my eyes, yet no place dark enough to take the attention away. It is very sharp and clean photo.

Composition is also very well done. The angle and the framing of your dad is right on the spot.

I really don't give a you know what for the subject of the challenge, but I certainly see "bokeh" here. Top right corner has all the bokeh one must see to vote nicely.

2s and 3s are not justifying this photo at all. No matter who says what, I am totally against the "Low Voters" mentality, they are just bunch of crackheads "think" they know something about photography... which they all should go a flip burgers, and give their cameras to someone who would understand photography :(

Good job, keep them coming.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 07:21:47 PM
First rate image. Excellent exposure control. I consider the bg to be an excellent bokeh! (9)
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12/23/2008 01:20:01 PM
The title could be more interesting, maybe to make us imagine something with Jeff's look. I like the bokeh.
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12/21/2008 07:51:03 PM
thats a very nice portrait, but could use a contrast and color adjustment
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12/19/2008 06:48:45 PM
like it nice shot
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12/19/2008 06:06:18 PM
Good composition, good looking guy, intense look on his face.
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12/19/2008 04:52:10 PM
excellent portrait and good use of shallow DOF to provide an interesting and complementary background
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12/19/2008 09:44:23 AM
A different kind of bokeh. There are plenty of photos in this challenge that use the "orb" kind of background as bokeh, and it's boring, at least for me. In this photo, I like the contrast of the foreground against the background.
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12/18/2008 10:05:20 PM
Nice placement - I like the way the subject is entering the picture (and nice bokeh...)
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12/18/2008 11:00:13 AM
Very strong composition and pose. Very engaging.
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12/17/2008 05:24:19 PM
He is nicely framed by the snowy backdrop :-)
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12/17/2008 08:37:22 AM
Jeff looks puzzled ;-) Nice outdoorsy portrait.
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12/17/2008 02:41:34 AM
Rain Man??
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12/17/2008 12:28:13 AM
his eyes are very engaging.
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