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Into my dad's shoes
Into my dad's shoes

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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

Used my SB800 with umbrella on left of the camera and white foam boards for reflection on the right of camera.

Did quite a bit of dodging and burning. Applied high pass filter with softlight blending mode. Sharpened and resized.

Place: 7 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.3728
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.2838
Avg (non-participants): 6.4421
Views since voting: 2774
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 169
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/08/2010 06:11:04 PM
How cute! He is a good model. You did great pp, congratulations!!
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03/02/2010 11:58:49 AM
Just love the angle, this is totally cool, I acutally expected to see it ribbon but still a great showing in the top 10. Love the look on his face!
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03/01/2010 02:42:00 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are that this rocks - it'd make a great poster!

Technically this is well done. Composition and POV are great to provide enough emphasis on the shoe while not allowing it to overwhelm the shot. Your lighting is superb (I wish I could master lighting like this) and the unnatural processing works here. Viewing this with the watermark is a shame as it does detract from the shot but them's the breaks.

Artistically this is great. The POV used gives a great sense of drama and scale. There are some distractions that I'd have cloned out. Just below his right eye is something (from the glasses?) that makes me think he's got boogers! Also, the reflection in the left lens is a huge distraction from both the subject of the shot (the shoe) and the overall feel of the shot.

In summary a great shot that was worthy top 10 material.

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
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03/01/2010 12:19:30 AM
Congrats on your fine finish! LOVE the perspective.
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03/01/2010 12:16:13 AM
Congratulations on the top 10 finish! Great processing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 09:39:02 PM
Love the lighting and the perspective. This is a fun shot. The kid's a great model :D
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02/28/2010 05:12:31 PM
excellent, i love the processing
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02/28/2010 02:41:15 PM
I sure like the depth and perspective.
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02/27/2010 02:45:05 AM
oh Dave Hill I thank you for bringing this style to the mainstream. the high-pass sharpen made some crazy halos on the right side and by the rear axle - actually not even sure anymore if you could fix that in the DPC ruleset. Either way I don't care because the overall effect is awesome. Print it and frame it :)

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02/26/2010 05:55:21 AM
This is great the kid looks like a real star
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02/23/2010 02:44:47 PM
excellent--winner in my opinion
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02/22/2010 10:37:15 PM
Cool angle and an adorable child :) Nice!
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02/22/2010 08:33:20 PM
nice retouch 7
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02/22/2010 12:14:31 PM
Interesting composition and lighting.
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02/22/2010 09:37:47 AM
Good use of the wide angle perspective here.
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02/22/2010 02:11:14 AM
Great pov and pespective. Nicely executed.
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02/22/2010 02:07:52 AM
I really like this photo. It works for me on so many different levels - especially the perspective. I'm sure it will do well.
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