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This is my son, not an easy young lad to photograph as he does not keep still for 1 second and hates his photograph taken. I managed to grab this one of him today, window light and converted to mono, touch of selective colouring on his eyes (they are ice blue so dont think this has worked very well)

Im not sure about the comp on this one - I will let you all kindly decide. What I am pleased with is that I have managed to clone out a large scar that he has on his face.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Karen

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18-55mm kit
Recording media:Digital
Title:John
Username:KJackson KJackson
Uploaded:19 Jan 2008 - 6:22 PM
Tags:Black & white, Boy, Digitally manipulated, John, Portrait, Portraits / people
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Grimm
Grimm  7587 forum posts6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 6:47 PM

I think its great! I like th DOF and the sharpness. The selective colouring works well too but I think if you kept it in mono it would still be effective. Now the crop, as I said it is a personal thing. If it was me I'd crop a bit off from the left and top of the image just to balance it (the left eye is a bit too close to the edge). Well done Karen, I like it very much!

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peely
peely  7 England
19 Jan 2008 - 6:48 PM

Great capture,i know the feeling trying to capture a photo of a camera shy child,my youngest is the same,we have to be happy with what we get and you have a great shot of your son here,well done.

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rah  7 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 - 6:50 PM

I think it's a beautiful shot - very expressive. The crop and b/w really suit it, Rachel

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Miffyroo
Miffyroo  6 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 - 7:05 PM

I really like this shot, the angle adds to a lovely portrait.
Lesley

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9222 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:20 PM

Very good eye contact, the lighting is good but I would get a reflector just below the face to bounce some light into the darker area's

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jusophine  8104 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:28 PM

Lovely portrait and I love the light touch to the eyes.

Jules

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fishy2  6
19 Jan 2008 - 7:40 PM

very good shot.
jase.

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KJackson
KJackson  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2008 - 7:44 PM

Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated Wink

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Georgias_Dad
19 Jan 2008 - 8:07 PM

amazing eye!!!!
Michael

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
19 Jan 2008 - 8:30 PM

he stayed still just long enough, this is wonderful great eye contact. A cute lil guy Karen! Great portrait

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Traceyflowerpots

Nice capture, a handsome little man, and such beautiful eyes.

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SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 11:54 AM

Another great portrait Karen i think the pose works very well and the eyes are great you havent over done it
Steve

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woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 12:18 PM

I think you have done really well. The selective colouring is excellent (only you can judge the colour, but the effect here is great) and the focus is superb. I like the angle of his head, his expression and the lighting.
I doubt he would have stayed still long enough for you to position a reflector, but if he had been wearing a white t-shirt that might well have softened that slight shadow. Agreed that his eye is a bit too close to the edge of the frame, but I 'm not sure that cropping the other side would help.
This is quality work, Karen!
Bill

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KJackson
KJackson  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2008 - 2:29 PM

Thanks, great comments and advice as usual Smile
Karen

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
20 Jan 2008 - 7:42 PM

Great mono conversion and a wonderful portrait, nice work.

All the best Richard

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dalowsons  1089 forum posts Australia
23 Jan 2008 - 7:25 PM

I love the selective colouring of the eyes, makes the shot for me !

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HectorRivera
26 Jan 2008 - 6:24 PM

Great eyes

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