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An unposed shot of grandson - the pleasant smile caught my eye. I would have used fill in flash or white reflector, but this was shot from the hip as it were. I used channels to convert to mono as the colours were a bit off due to varied lighting in the room.

Geoff

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Dec 2013 - 5:37 PM
Focal Length:14.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.5
Shutter Speed:1/58sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dan
Username:salopian salopian
Uploaded:20 Jan 2014 - 11:37 AM
Tags:Christmas, Dan, Laurels, Portraits / people
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 12:42 PM

Nice candid, though a struggle with some noise. It does respond a little to some NR, and a little contrast, with highlights toned down a bit.


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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 12:59 PM

A very likeable Likely Lad, he reminds me a lot of my nephew.

There's noise, down to the high ISO. A camera to avoid going over 400 ISO with, from memory...

I'm wondering if you have also cropped this down quite a bit, from a bigger frame?

Moira

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 1:08 PM

Good candid subject to comments above.
I've done a mod cropping to square to bring his eyes up a little.

regards
Ian

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 3:46 PM

There is the basis of a nice family shot in there. The quality is not good. Camera movement and a high ISO have caused some unsharpness and image break up.

However, the content can outweigh quality, and as a fun family portrait, this does.

Paul

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 6:45 PM

Hi Geoff,

Good "off the cuff" capture, why do our children and grandchildren of a certain age have that cheeky smile and look, they must be content Wink

Geoff apart from the noise issue, which you can reduce a little I think I would be tempted to darken the image but remove any adjustments from the eyes to keep that twinkle. You can do this you can in many ways with adjustments like levels, curves, exposure etc, To my eye a slightly darker image brings out that cheekyness.

Take care
Martin

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salopian
salopian e2 Member 2salopian vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 10:48 AM

You are right Moira, it is cropped down quite a bit from a larger image and with a small sensor, noise is inevitable I suppose. I will have to see if I can locate a noise reduction programme. Martin's darker mod looks better. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Geoff

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