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Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice

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Challenge: Books (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Our home, Virginia, USA.
Date: Jun 17, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Family, Children
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2010

Cropped and soft focused on Picasa 3.6.
I am a complete novice. I left the flash off and set up reading lamps around the subject. I need help learning how to use my camera properly and to it's fullest potential.

Place: 20 out of 92
Avg (all users): 5.8548
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.6957
Avg (non-participants): 5.9071
Views since voting: 1041
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 186
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/30/2010 12:05:29 AM
Thanks for all the comments - I am a photgraphy rookie. I set this picture up on the back of our couch in our family room with reading lamps stuck between the cushions on either side of her (I was trying not to touch the hot bulbs on anything & burn the house down!). I will adjust my jerry-rigging better next time. I welcome any more advice!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2010 01:46:37 PM
Nicely done overall, although I think that the harsh light on the back cover of the book brings the image down - I find that my eye is drawn there first, as it's the brightest part of the image.
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06/28/2010 12:18:22 PM
Maybe lighting from the other side would have worked better? The glare on the back cover is distracting and spoils the mood. DoF is nice, but the darker eye seems more in focus.
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06/28/2010 09:10:47 AM
I like the idea here, but it seems everything is out of focus, and really I would have preferred the little girl to be looking at the book and not over the top. Just a personal preference of course. I think had this been in focus it would have been a contender for the blue ribbon!
06/27/2010 11:57:46 AM
Nice exposure.
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06/27/2010 02:31:46 AM
I wish the light had come from the other side so the back of the book wouldn't be so bright. Such a large bright spot is pretty distracting.
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06/23/2010 12:28:59 AM
Cute one of the better ones.
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