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Here's To You, My Friend
Here's To You, My Friend

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Challenge: Portrait Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Fairhope, AL, USA
Date: Nov 6, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2010

I have no idea how this one will do, or if I even did it right; but I sure had fun shooting it.

Post Challenge:
Thanks for all the comments! I did have a blast with this one!

Place: 42 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.6230
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 5.4048
Avg (non-participants): 5.6879
Views since voting: 946
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 183
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/20/2010 12:58:20 PM

Dear Debbie, ,

Thanks for allowing us to have a closer look at your photograph. It is a fact that on average people look and evaluate an image presented to them in 5 seconds. When we are given the opportunity to really look and interpret the image, that is when we appreciate people like you. And thanks to you, we hope to learn much together.

The process I deploy is first of all to look at your previous work and then look at the currents comments made. I want to have a 'feel' for the person who entrusted me with this responsibility. Only then do I spend time with the image for a critique.

The critique can be both Applied (To the image self) and Theoretical (Attempt to philosophy and theorise about the work). It is important for me to be able to describe, to interpret, to evaluate and even to theorize about it. If I can encourage discourse about your work I will be happy.

In the final analysis, I hope you can learn something from this, take something of it and improve both your skill and self confidence.

So, here goes for your image.Congratulations with your third challenge, you are doing quite well for a 'new' member.

Looking at the feedback you received, and what a large number you received, we all will have to agree this is some special image. Yes, it did not score as well as most said, but that is actually less important than the learning experience AND the fun you so obviously had. I agree, you must have had fun. And for me that is another side of a creative person. Well done.

After having a good look at the image I would like to communicate the following.

First of, I absolutely agree with L Vicari's comment about the size of the frame. It is in my opinion the most worthy comment. I have noted that it is becoming a bit of a trend, the big border. Like the massive black two sided frames, you actually take image space for a border. A big risky trade off.

watch out for what you have behind you, it actually draws the eye away from the subject matter. For example, you did not have adequate Depth of Field to isolate the flower/stick arrangement. In the last picture it the most distracting because the base is unseen.

If you used the same zoom size for all three images, it might also have been better. In this case the first image is the one of choice. It allows you to be less distracted by just too many items. The faces by itself is actually the focus, and some of that was lost by zooming out. Composition wise, image one is superior.

This is a very simple tip, but always keep it in mind. The idea is for you to grab the eye, which you did, but then keep it on the subject. In a way we discussed that above. But that less serious than having a LIGHT spot, look at the spot in image one behind your left shoulder. in every respect, try never to have areas like that, again, the eye is always drawn to that area, not 'looking' where you the photographer wants it to look.

Your lighting was great on the faces of the first image, spot on. Images two and three has burnt out ares on the faces and neck.

Finally, the more I looked at this image the more I liked it. As with the other challenges, it shows a very creative photographer who needs to 'play more to learn more' in terms of her photography. Creativity, you have, practice will make perfect.

Enjoy your photography, and keep on participating!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2010 10:50:45 AM
Originally posted by BeckyT:

This one is underrated. I enjoyed it very much. I gave it a 9. Thought it would have been closer to front page.

I agree...I thought this would have definitely been top 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2010 06:19:01 AM
This one is underrated. I enjoyed it very much. I gave it a 9. Thought it would have been closer to front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2010 12:10:16 AM
I enjoyed this very much!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2010 06:30:08 PM
Outrageously funny. What a wonderful idea and I hope you had as much fun making this as it seems. Awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2010 06:26:34 PM
thanks for the laugh! 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2010 07:04:01 AM
Story progression is good.I am sure someone has mentioned the problems with the border.I think larger pics and less border would make this a higher scoring image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2010 09:21:08 AM
what fun! I'd like to see all the one's that didn't get published. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2010 09:27:33 PM
Hands down my favorite. Made me laugh.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2010 10:23:58 PM
Clearly stated and an adorable story!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2010 09:21:21 PM
Very funny....ya'll must have had a blast shooting this....10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2010 04:02:19 PM
LOL!!!! I want to party with THEM!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2010 03:44:52 PM
LOL! Looks like you all had fun for this! (not voting)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2010 08:56:14 AM
Hilarious! - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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