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Going places

Going places
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Copyright: Ju Ha (Judy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-25
Categories: Decisive Moment
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-04-25 17:36
Viewed: 2747
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just messing around taking relaxed shots of my kids. This is my 18 year old son, thinking about the things 18 year olds think about. I like the look on his face, made me think of someone serious enough about life to be going places.

Tech: cropped, converted to B&W and added brightness and contrast. Then ran through NeatImage. Added a small frame. I've discovered that these frames can change the overall look of the pic. Any ideas for improvement will be welcome. I'm practising for taking portraits of people with different moods. Hope you enjoy this. It's nice to be able to produce these effects.

kikidi, bullybeef53, kajenn, zto, Rinie_hoff, bfly, Avigur, Riz, pompey, veimann, Xalkida, Biance- has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To jespertorjas: Age...Judy 3 05-26 15:42
To DavePastoriza: My SonJudy 3 05-13 15:49
To bfly: ThanksJudy 1 04-26 22:28
To zto: ThanksJudy 2 04-26 16:48
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Its a nice portrait Judy! The DOF is great and the contrast as well, makes the hair look shiny. I think the b/w works here very well. I would like to see a bit more of his arm, but I am not really sure if it would make it any better, so it's just an idea.

A beautiful photograph in black and white . You certainly caught a wonderful expression. I wonder , what is he thinking about ?
It is a wonderful frame as well . A great portrait

A nice B&W portrait of your son, Judy. I like very much how you've caught the light in his hair. I know what he's thinking about, but I won't tell. Yes, he looks serious and mature enough (at least in your photo) to be going places. And he has long and very wonderful and adventurous journey ahead. Your's is the hard part - to let go... ;o) This is very good, the tight cropping is fine and so is the frame (frames are nice). An excellent capture!

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-04-26 2:18]
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This is a lovely potrait. A great expression on your sons face. He is a good looking you man too, takes after his mother i think :)

The close crop is really nice in this photo Judy, it makes it very personal. Mabye the eyes can be further enhanced by removing teh effect of neat image there and have them sharper Thanks fro the WS on my potrait by the way, I liked it.

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  • cxxl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 11 N: 73] (1335)
  • [2004-04-26 7:13]

Yes, a wonderful portrait! Very subtle skin tones, mixed with a lot of contrast in the hair and eyes. Nice point of view too with the subject looking away. Very well done Judy.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-04-26 12:14]

Very good tight portrait. Good details and very sharp. DOF is well-chosen.

Well Judy, I think this is, once again a great shot - he looks quite relaxed and at home with whatever 18 yr olds think about. The angle of the shot is perfect and the deatuartion works very well here, the picture is nicely in focus and very detailed. Your post editing has really enhanced the image - yes, I agree with you frames and borders can really change the ovrall look of the picture.
Well done Judy, very nice.

Hi Judy, very nice B&W shot of your sun. He's got a great expression on his face. And the angle is really great, he can keep things for himself, this way.
I love it.

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  • bfly Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 37 N: 169] (1546)
  • [2004-04-26 19:10]
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Judy, this is a very lovely portrait ...and I cannot believe you have such a grown up son (I keep on thinking how I will put my 3,5 yr old son into life)...he is great..I am sure he was a kid grown up knowing he is born and cared with love...

An excellent portrait, Judy, a perfect shot. angle, light, shadows, frame - all works great here. A very very good shot!

Nice. I like the overall "soft look" to the image and the fact that he's not looking right at the camera. Very nicely framed and B&W was a great choice for this one. Well done!

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2004-05-09 17:28]
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This is your son! you look like maybe 25 or so on your intro photo. wow must be something in that south african water
;-D huh
--excellent exposure and the tonal range is well done. I like the way you cropped it and a useful note.

Excellent portrait, Judy! Really good, with well balanced contrast. very well done

I love this portrait. Especially the hair but also the drifting eyes.
Neat Image has been a good companion many times but I'm not sure I like what it does to skin, it becomes a bit too soft.

Very nice portrait. Excellent expression of your "model" and very nice choose of B&W! Very good job!

Charming image, the mood is very... hmmm, seems like he's doing some introspection (like you said) the picture explains itself, very effective! You didn't over-edit the photo, very powerful over-all effect! Keep posting. :)


A nicest portrait in the web. Bravo

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