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Challenge: Fill Flash II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: Oct 9, 2010
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2010

This is a portrait of my son in my home studio. I used fill flash light to create even lighting on the face.

PP:
Levels, curves
Selective desaturation
Contrast and brightnesss adjustment
Dodge and burn
Healing, clonning
Sharpness, smart sharpness
Image resize
save for web

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.8082
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.2059
Avg (non-participants): 6.9911
Views since voting: 3609
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 146
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/22/2010 04:21:22 AM
Hi Shailesh, welcome to the critique zone! It's always hard to critique a ribbon winner so this might be quite short!

My initial take is that this is a very bright, cheerful image of an excellent model. As another commenter said, it does look like a professional portrait shot - but with soul.

Technically, there is nothing I can really say about this. The focus and DOF control are bang on, as one would expect from your work. There is the raging question about 'fill flash' but I am sure you are sick of that one and since the voters have spoken, who am I to disagree!

Artistically, the composition is simple and appealing. Kudos to your son for pulling off such a great expression - excitement and fun, with just a touch of uncertainty/shyness lingering in the eyes. I'm not sure about the use of such an extreme angle of tilt, but definitely some tilt does give it interest.

All in all, a cracking shot and recognised as such by the voters.
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10/20/2010 05:24:26 AM
very nice shot congratulation
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10/18/2010 11:28:55 AM
Great image,Congrats.
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10/18/2010 11:04:11 AM
Congrats on your Red. Your son is a very handsome model love the composition and lighting.
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10/18/2010 11:00:55 AM
Really well done. Congratulations.
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10/18/2010 10:56:20 AM
Congrats on the red Shailesh! Great composition and colors.
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10/18/2010 09:13:59 AM
Excellent composition, very efficient! Congratulations on your ribbon :-)
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10/18/2010 07:55:36 AM
Really nice shot Shailesh. A third red ribbon, well done!
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10/18/2010 12:20:38 AM
Congrats, knew this would do well, lovely pic indeed, with all the right elements, especially loved the composition and of course it helps to have a cute subject.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2010 01:29:31 AM
Great smile Great colour 9
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10/15/2010 02:25:20 PM
Excellent portrait!
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10/15/2010 12:43:39 PM
Really nice image,hope it goes well.
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10/14/2010 08:40:35 PM
Beautiful portrait.
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10/14/2010 06:21:26 PM
Love the angle and composition. The colors are great. I like the DOF used here very much. 9
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10/13/2010 12:42:42 AM
Gorgeous. 10
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10/12/2010 11:45:12 PM
Excellent light and portrait.
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10/12/2010 05:32:02 PM
Great use of color to pop the subject against the background. Nice balance of light here as well. I'm not too keen on the exaggerated angle. It feels like he's going to fall over.
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10/12/2010 10:56:13 AM
Great Lighting!
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10/11/2010 12:40:05 PM
Just fabulous. Everything works perfectly here. The pose, the colors, the tilt. Top notch.
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10/11/2010 08:22:00 AM
Parents pay big bucks for kids' portraits such as these. I love the tilt. What a bright shiny face. :)
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10/11/2010 05:04:35 AM
Meets Challenge 10 Impact 6 Technicals 6 Processing 6 Creativity 6 Total (weighted) 7
Great shot , love the angle and the colours are fabulous
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