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Its a matter of taste...
Its a matter of taste...

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Cotswolds wildlife park, England
Date: Jul 4, 2009
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Candid, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009

Nikon capture NX, curves, U-point selection of eyes to bring them out a bit, convert to black and white

Cropped, resized and converted using Microsoft Photomanager

... also required large rolled up newspaper to beat back his Mum who was constantly trying to wipe his nose... incidently now she is nagging me to send her the picture on CD 'cos she likes it so much.

Thanks to all those who commented, especially to folks who found the picture to their tastes or at least not-too distastefull to see its merits.

For folks who found the picture distasteful I quite understand (it ain't no pretty picture in colour) ... but Sam was such a happy baby it was too good an opportunity to miss

Place: 374 out of 419
Avg (all users): 4.9103
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 4.8455
Avg (non-participants): 5.1143
Views since voting: 601
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 145
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/09/2009 10:29:15 AM
It's a great shot your family will enjoy for generations.
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08/08/2009 11:37:55 AM
I don't like pictures of such things, but I had to give you a 7 for that title.
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08/08/2009 01:53:07 AM
I knew this was likely a sub-fiver, but again, I applaud you for daring to enter something different. No cliche shots here!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 01:17:10 PM
haha brilliant capture!! Love it!
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08/07/2009 12:35:42 PM
I think this is one of the best shots in the free study. Looks like he just finished a bout of crying, and suddenly started to smile. My nephew does this... he will cry, and completely turn it around and smile a moment later. Some voters might be turned off by the boogies from his nose, but I think it makes this shot.
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08/06/2009 01:31:18 PM
A little gross, but very real life. I expect this to get creamed in voting, but I have to give you some kudos for a very truthful observation that I have never seen anyone capture before.
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08/04/2009 09:46:34 PM
AHHHH saltyy snooties
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08/02/2009 09:47:11 PM
A lovely little vignette that feels very real and natural. You don't often get that type of impression of a baby in black and white. Very nice conversion, although the texture of the cheeks are a little washed out. The very slight grain effect is a plus. Well done.
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08/02/2009 05:48:07 PM
Fill the frame indeed. Looks great in black and white.
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08/01/2009 04:58:54 PM
I have four kids of my own, but I almost can look at this long enough to comment on it. Sorry. It's not attractive, in my opinion. (not voting)
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