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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Jun 15, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2004

I found he's got a "choice-expression" written all over his face.. This is my first entry to the challenges on dpc after having been a regular visitor to this site almost from the beginning. It's not a great photo with the bar in front of his face and all, but I was interested in trying out the challenges and see how it works.. Taken few hours before deadline.

edit: to bad the title can't be changed, I didn't spell the word "choices" right :-(

Place: 61 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.4302
Avg (commenters): 6.3846
Avg (participants): 5.2959
Avg (non-participants): 5.5125
Views since voting: 839
Votes: 258
Comments: 15
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06/23/2004 05:40:59 AM
I'm pretty happy with this result for this family-album-snapshot. I know it has many faults and the comments are just right! I wasn't going to submit in this challenge in the first place, but some hours before deadline I was playing with my son and was teasing him with his pacifiers (he always has two pacifiers in his bed). I decided to grab my camera without caring much about the light, angle, DOF, etc. I just found his face expression so typical for "choise expression" in this photo. I decided to submit this photo to finally try out how the challenges work here on this site. I thought it would maybe be a midrange photo, but I'm very happy for 61 out of 227 and 73%!

Message edited by author 2004-07-05 13:55:46.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 06:47:26 PM
It's a good example of young choices! Great use of DoF with the sharp focus on the little one - don't need to see thepacifiers that sharp. For me the border is way too much and not needed.
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06/22/2004 06:32:48 PM
This is a classic example of a snapshot with potential. :) Couple of things to consider here. First is, what's the most interesting part of the shot? Answer is the expression on baby's face. We can't see it real well due to the placement of the bars. The first thing to do- move to your right. Frame the shot so baby's face doesn't have the bar going through it. If that doesn't work- change your angle. Shoot from behind the bambino. Make the pacifiers the focus. That could make this more than just the typical baby shot. You have a great idea here. Play with it a bit and see how shooting from different angles can make it different. 5
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06/21/2004 04:45:59 PM
Child must choose. Good photo
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06/19/2004 01:44:07 AM
Good idea, however, your center of focus should be on the nooks, so I would not have blurred it out. 10 for the idea 4 for the picture with overall 7
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06/18/2004 12:28:00 PM
a deeper depth of field bringing the pacifiers into focus would have made this shot even better, but a good job, and cute!
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06/18/2004 04:41:19 AM
sweet shot, maybe better DOF, higher apperture would give a little but better results. = 8
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06/17/2004 12:51:58 AM
Nice color saturation and use of light. I know that you did not have much of a choice - but IMO the bar in front of the right eye is annoying.
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06/16/2004 09:19:19 PM
would have preferred to see mor DOF so at least the hand is in focus
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06/16/2004 12:02:37 PM
very sweet
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06/16/2004 11:28:57 AM
15 months, or 50 years... the choices are still only pacifiers...
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06/16/2004 08:49:33 AM
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06/16/2004 02:42:53 AM
the pacifiers are a bit too blurry i think. The look on the babies face is great but it looks like a bit too much usm.
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06/16/2004 02:16:56 AM
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06/16/2004 01:03:16 AM
I think I might have tried having the pacifiers and reaching hand in focus and the baby outside the DOF. That would have really emphasized the concept of "choice" I think. Either way, it's cute. :)
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