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Down by the Lake

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    This image worked out exactly as I imagined it in my head (although it was very hard to catch him standing still), composure wise anyways. It's from last November, when I was at the lake with my nephew. Unfortunately, I can't find the original, and when I tried sharpening up this one and saving it as jpeg, it looked pretty bad 'cause of the compression. I know it's soft, but other than that....

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    I think it's cute! My only preference would be to turn the head slightly towards you.

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    nice lighting, DOF & comp! i wouldve liked to seen his mouth as well, but the little ones are sometimes the hardest to work with.. this shot might look good converted to B&W as well.

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    Pensive moment and pensive feel. I like it but the eye closest to the camera should be even sharper.
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    Very nice composition and light.
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    Two harsh light sources well used there Gem. What were they? Sun behind him I'm guessing ... but what about the other source?

    As for the composition ... I like it exactly as is. That's not too say other peoples suggestions would improve it a little but I really think it would be 'little'

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    Thanks for the comments, everyone. Aussie, I'm not sure about the second light source (it was so long ago and I have the memory of a goldfish )...maybe the light reflecting off the lake?

    Kiley, thanks for the BW suggestion. That never occurred to me. Here it is. I burned in his hair, and tried to make the eye sharper. Don't think the latter worked too well.
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    They are both great. Its a good image again, so different versions are still going to be good. I really prefer the first of the two. Nice job.
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