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Posing in front of the Christmas tree
Posing in front of the Christmas tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: In front of the Christmas tree
Date: Dec 15, 2008
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 s
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

I took a picture of the kids just like this a week ago, prior to seeing this challenge. It was easy to recreate with the subject about 8 feet in front of the tree, my light box a foot to the side of the subject, and the camera about a foot away. By far the smallest amount of editing I've ever had to do - just cropped it and bumped the saturation a little.

Place: 112 out of 216
Avg (all users): 5.2189
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6711
Avg (non-participants): 5.5520
Views since voting: 659
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 201
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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12/28/2008 02:32:14 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I was not able to vote on this challenge, but if I had, I probably would have given you a 6 or 7.

My first impression is, wow, why didn't this score higher? A nice and clean composition with a wonderful variety of circles. I like to tell people they haven't left enough breathing space for their subjects, but in this case, you have left enough room to make this work. I like that is not looking into the largest negative space, which is the crop chosen most often. Yes the highlights are a tad overexposed. I'm not saying a photograph has to have a perfect exposure, but in this case, I don't think it adds anything to the photograph. All in all, a lovely photograph. Keep up the good work.

If you need any clarification on any of my comments, please feel free to pm me. It might take some time for me to get back to you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2008 06:45:15 PM
Wonderful bokeh! The doll kind of scares me though! :D
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12/19/2008 05:47:05 PM
nice shot
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12/19/2008 03:10:39 AM
12/18/2008 04:48:50 PM
Nice Bokeh, good light! The object could be other and the title too, since the christmas theme was kind of obvious. The object seems to be a little OOF too.
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12/18/2008 11:06:29 AM
What a great 'fairy tale' image. Full of emotion.
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12/17/2008 11:55:21 AM
The bokeh is really pleasing here, but the lighting ends up a little harsh on the subject.
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12/17/2008 08:54:05 AM
He doesn't come to life at night and hide things, does he? 'Cuz he has that creepy kind of doll face =:-O The lights are a little dark and sinister, too.
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12/17/2008 03:06:59 AM
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12/17/2008 12:05:45 AM
Highlights are a bit over exposed :(
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