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Hello, Grandma?
Hello, Grandma?

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Challenge: Banana (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Snapshot, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

I didn't know what to do with the banana and then suddenly I remembered how we used to pretend it was a phone when I was little, so my little boy willingly volunteered to pretend it was a phone.

Place: 45 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.4333
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.7375
Views since voting: 835
Votes: 150
Comments: 8
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05/30/2004 01:51:30 AM
** Critique Club **

Overall I believe you've captured your little boy's expression well and the exposure seems right. The hot spots on his shirt and a small area of the banana are not much of a distraction. The lightest areas of a photo tend to draw the most attention.

Compositionally, I think the image may have worked better in portrait mode, including more of the boys arm would be preferred. One thing I always hear about portraiture is to never cut off appendages at a joint (ie. wrist, elbow, knee etc). Just what I've heard.

The colour desaturation doesn't seem to work since the t-shirt probably has some yellow in it (orange shirt?). The shirt being totally desaturated may have helped with the impact of the image.

Keep shooting.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2004 12:52:06 PM
Like this BW/color thing but how you took it is not working for me. What you should try is not to have the subject in the middle but to the tight or left ... I think left in this case. Let the boy look to the right (always into the image) and crop of the top of the head and bottom of the image ... :P yes try this :)
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05/27/2004 04:58:21 AM
Lots of fun, and good use of desaturation.
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05/25/2004 08:27:58 PM
Nice selective desaturation work.
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05/25/2004 05:15:22 PM
ah, the difficulties of pre telephone communication
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05/24/2004 03:18:59 PM
At first I thought that white splotch on the boy's shirt was overly bright lighting. I think if he were wearing a simpler shirt this would have worked better as the white is very distracting.The background should have been blurred. I have a strong bias against this Photoshop effect. The boy is appealing, though.
05/24/2004 02:26:11 PM
nice and good
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05/24/2004 07:33:25 AM
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