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Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

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Challenge: Artificial Lighting (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: My middle bedroom
Date: Oct 11, 2009
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009

My 3 year old grandson reads a classic. (Looks at the pictures, anyway.)

Pre-challenge notes:
One of my first efforts with my new Wireless flash triggers. 430EX to the right, behind a plastic diffuser panel. Another flash in my hand, pointing to a reflector on the left to provide just a little fill. Hoping to come in at least well into the 5's. I'm expecting a lot of wow-factor entries from the folks that know lighting really well, so I'll be happy with a mid-packish placement.

Anticipated critiques:
-Too dark
-Overly bright highlights on cheek
-Decent portrait, but nothing that stands out.

Post-challenge notes:
Though I knew this was not a killer portrait, I thought it would do a higher low 5 than this. I guess nothing really stood out from this to give many people pause. I can certainly understand the 5's, but a lack of feedback from the low voters leaves me wondering what was really the problem with this one.

Place: 81 out of 111
Avg (all users): 5.0258
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 5.0233
Avg (non-participants): 5.0265
Views since voting: 738
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 194
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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11/03/2009 12:20:52 PM
I think the biggest thing you "missed" here is lighting his eyes. I like the pose, the open book, the fact we can see the illustrations in the book. The background is a bit busy, and a bit more fill on the left to counter the shadow would help. But mostly you need to get some light into his eyes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 10:58:40 PM
Looks good in black and white. What a cutie!
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10/17/2009 11:14:27 PM
terrific light. beautiful photo.
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10/15/2009 09:10:19 PM
what is it
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10/15/2009 06:10:54 AM
the b&w works here and the lighting is good
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10/15/2009 01:55:59 AM
I think you should increase the contrast a bit and use a more shallow DoF to blur the back ground.
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10/14/2009 05:06:11 PM
Where the Wild Things Are was my favourite book as a child, and I cannot wait until the movie comes out. Thanks for the memory.
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