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Great Grandpa,Chuck and his story book.
Great Grandpa,Chuck and his story book.
camelotnorth


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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: neighbors house
Date: Jun 23, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/12s
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2004

tripod,remote,natural light,cropped,and resized.
100% mask,a little burn tool and smudge tool









Statistics
Place: 56 out of 92
Avg (all users): 5.4184
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0455
Avg (non-participants): 5.5607
Views since voting: 807
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 239
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2004 08:49:22 PM
Lighting: The lighting is nearly perfect.
Pose: With the left elbow sticking out the lines draw the eye away from him. Taking the photo from his right instead of his left would have taken care of this. Also, on a minor note, the eyes are the most expressive part of the face, having him look down is fine within the context of the rest of the image but cutting his eyes in half with the rim of his glasses is distracting.
Background: The leaves are bit distracting, but not overly so.
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07/04/2004 02:54:30 PM
Very nice shot. I like how you capture the character of his face. The older generations are so photogenic! Your background is a little distractiong. It either needs more light so you can really see it, or less light to make it less eye catching. Your lighting could be toned down just a touch on the subject too. All in all a very nice shot though!
TC
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07/04/2004 11:35:02 AM
This pose/composition seems a little "loose" to me, probablu due to trying to show him in the "environment." I usually think of a "studio portrait" as a bit tighter and concentrating a little more on the face. Given what you wanted to show here, I think you did a good job with the lighting, focus, etc.
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07/03/2004 08:24:02 AM
This is a great portrait in terms of speaking about the model's character. For me, it brings back memories of playing cribbage with my grandfather and brings hope that my kids have as great a relationship with my dad. After thinking through that, I thought about how you accomplished the effect. I think my favorite parts of this photo are:

Props: Chair and storybook are absolutely spot on.
Costume: Exactly what one expects
Facial expression on model: again, spot on
Lighting seems exactly right as well, as model is perfectly lit.

The only suggestion I have is to move the dark background further back from the model. As is it is just a little distracting.

Oops, I must need to give you another point on the score. After writing this, I really like this shot. -8
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07/02/2004 12:19:48 PM
Very well done. I have only one complaint...the background is distracting because it's so difficult to tell exactly what it is. It appears to be plastic or vinyl or some other reflective material. Great pose, wonderful use of lighting. :o)
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06/30/2004 02:07:29 PM
Lighting seems great, but the background is distracting.
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06/30/2004 12:36:33 PM
Pose doesn't look natural.
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06/30/2004 02:53:25 AM
I love this, wonderful capture
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06/30/2004 12:05:19 AM
i like the enviromet nature of this shot i just wish your model had lloked up for the instant that the shot was taken

i feel we would have known him better
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06/29/2004 09:58:39 PM
Looks like a real character. Nice lighting, exposure and composition. May be better with a hard back book. A bit of a Normal Rockwell feel.
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06/29/2004 12:51:12 PM
The background bothers me a little --- just a bit sloppy
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06/29/2004 11:41:59 AM
I'm curious, what focal length did you use?
his left arm seems a little enlarged, maybe try using a longer focal length and moving futher back to capture the same image with out the distortion to his arm, but a nice sentimental pic
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06/29/2004 11:07:02 AM
Good grandpa picture, I have 2 "older man" rated very high (10 & 9) They have wow for me, sorry this is not one of them (7)
06/29/2004 05:38:21 AM
Wow, good lighting. Background needs more color and saturation though.
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06/28/2004 11:05:55 PM
Good color and exposure. The raised eyebrows provide a nice expression. The background is really odd-looking. Looks like you've smudged a background plant in Photoshop, but the result looks like black plastic trash bags. Maybe a dark shirt would have tied the two together? Cropping the elbow off the right side for a vertical format looks better to me, and keeps the subject from facing out of the frame as much. Overall, still an above-average attempt.
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06/28/2004 09:52:35 PM
Great color capture. His left arm dominates the image, though.
Closer crop on the right, perhaps?
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06/28/2004 09:48:44 PM
I like it. Great shot.
06/28/2004 04:51:49 PM
the effect of the leaves on the background is interesting. I find the color of the chair degrading the overal color-balance of the picture.
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06/28/2004 04:35:52 PM
nice shot
the background is a little distracting though
good luck
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06/28/2004 10:42:12 AM
8 from me. I like this. Would only comment on the partial seat on the lower left and the white spot on the background by his head also on the left. It's a fine shot, good light.
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