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Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Collection: Miscellaneous Entries
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Dec 3, 2002
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 1/320
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2002

We were going to my job after Isaac's dentist appointment -- the disguise was his prize for being such a good patient. He decided to see if he could sneak past my boss without being recognized. The title is in reference to his DPC account being frozen until we work out the waiver/parental consent thing...

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.5275
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 5.2903
Avg (non-participants): 6.0345
Views since voting: 3613
Votes: 91
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/12/2010 12:24:53 PM
Photos like this one are what make family albums great to have. They are little adults before you even notice, then one more eye blink, and you are making albums of the grandkids.
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11/21/2009 11:06:49 PM
OH! You're supposed to take it out of the package! The instructions didn't say that.
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01/05/2005 10:41:21 AM
Bribery is a great tool. ;-) I like the happy, natural pose you were able to capture. Great color in the hair.
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12/22/2002 02:40:02 AM
~Critique Club Comment~

COMPOSITION- This one made me laugh. It is a great shot going for a humorous look. You've cropped it nicely and the lighting is great. This makes a good portrait shot. Also I like that you've gotten down to his level.

BACKGROUND- It's a little messy with the houses in the back and the wire.

TECHNICAL- The lighting is great on his face. Very natural. The shutter and F-stop are great. I saw a show on TV tonight and you might try using the flash in daylight and see how it looks. It said it brings out color and a little gleam to the eye.

MY OPINION- Cute shot. I thought this was funny. Good job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 11:49:11 PM
This is a great portrait shot. Kid shots seem to loose a few points on DPC, but this one has that little extra element that I think will work wonders. The lighting is perfect, bringing rich color to the skin tones. 8 - Gotcha

He looks just like his dad, . (Must be the nose).
Nice Shot
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12/15/2002 11:19:38 PM
This is a good snapshot but the background looks a little busy and the wire going right through his head is distracting.
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12/15/2002 09:45:28 PM
Very well lit. Colors are really well-saturated and rich. Composition is a little uninteresting.
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12/15/2002 09:44:28 AM
Spot on focus and great little subject. The background is a little too busy and does cause a definate distraction.
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12/14/2002 09:42:32 AM
Excellent lighting and focus. The background is a little distracting, though.
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12/14/2002 08:44:35 AM
Cute. I like the lighting.
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12/12/2002 06:04:05 PM
Feels too tightly cropped, but very funny indeed.
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12/12/2002 05:25:19 PM
Cute shot and a reasonably close portrait. Well taken subject, but the background is less than perfect (a lot less!) As the portrait is so very nice, I'll let it go, but you should be watching for that sort of thing. 8 Swash
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12/12/2002 04:50:45 PM
JUST DIDN'T DO ANYTHING FOR ME
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12/12/2002 12:40:30 PM
Cute portrait, well lit, well exposed, well focussed, well framed. It's technically very good, and you deserve to be proud. It lacks a bit of interest for me personally, but still worth an objective 9 just for being so good!
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12/11/2002 10:26:47 PM
This is cute. The coloring, lighting and exposure are all good. The playful expression of the child is priceless.
The composition is cropped a little too tight, and the bg is distracting. Because of these two things it loses some points. I realize you probably had to seize the moment, but that makes it more of a snapshot than a "study" as I see it.
That late afternoon sun really casts wonderful color on the skin and hair.
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12/11/2002 04:58:45 PM
When taking portraits pay special attention to your background! You have telephone wires coming out of his head, and a house growing out of his neck. This is a rather boring shot... but the focus is excellent.
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12/11/2002 04:01:25 PM
nice portrait :) Maybe a little smoother background would be nice as well... good shot :) - setzler
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12/11/2002 12:32:12 PM
I would have liked a bit more room around the subject here and perhaps a focus that blurred the background a bit. Nice lighting - no distracting shadows on the face. Good colors captured. Overall it doesn't hold my attention for much more than a glance though. = 6
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12/11/2002 12:04:19 PM
Nice candid shot. Colors are good, good use of fill flash to soften the shadows. You have good detail without blowing out any of the features with to much light. Well done.
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12/11/2002 11:29:56 AM
Hilarious and a really outstanding shot. I'm very interested to know what type of camera you took this with, as the focus and color just seem so vivid. Great job. 9
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12/11/2002 08:41:31 AM
A fun portrait and good use of magic-hour lighting. The only thing detracting from this image is the background, but since the subject fills most of the frame, it isn't too much of an issue.
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12/11/2002 01:09:12 AM
Nice lighting. The background is a bit cluttered. DPz
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12/10/2002 11:28:42 PM
LOL pretty funny! bonus points for humor!
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12/10/2002 10:41:22 PM
very nice photo of the kid. the background kind of makes the photo look like a snapshot, taken spur of the moment.
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12/10/2002 09:53:53 PM
Cute, clear picture; I think cropped either a bit too close, or not enough on the top and bottom.
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12/09/2002 10:52:03 PM
Cute picutre. the background is however slightly distracting, if it was blurred a bit more it would have looked a bit better. the lighting isn\'t bad. The specs of dust on the dark shirt could have been avoided (darn spot editting rule).
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12/09/2002 08:26:17 PM
very cute...nice focus and color, next time look for a less busy background though. Maybe try a different crop too.
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12/09/2002 07:04:08 PM
WONDERFUL portrait shot.....good light, good composition, humor, color.....hate the background but the eyes are fantastic with the light in them!! Good hair, skin..just a nice over all shot. Bravo. Justine
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12/09/2002 02:34:23 PM
Cute kid, and cute shot. I would have liked it better had the strong horizontal line (neck level) been horizontal, rather than have a right tilt. Neck level isn't really the best place for the horizontal line actually, it cuts his head right off. Maybe I would opt for a totally different background. However, the shot of the kid is nice and crisp. Great focus and clarity. Lighting is nice, and the angle on the kid is good as well. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/09/2002 12:35:39 AM
LOL! very funny!
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