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Watermelon
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Watermelon
Watermelon
My youngest, Elijah. Taken after my eldest son's "Watermelon Run" cross country meet. 20mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, iso 100. Light source to the right is late day sunshine. Replaced the parking lot behind him with a grassy area from another shot in PSE2.
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Cathy Barrows
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    too cute....this just says summer

9/30/2004 9:40:01 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Super image, Audrea! He's getting every single bite of that melon.
-cathy

9/30/2004 10:21:33 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Wow someone really loves watermellon, terrific Audrea!

9/30/2004 12:25:30 PM

 
Christopher W. Holmes
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Wonderful picture. I'm curious, what was the light source to the right of the camera?

9/30/2004 8:55:58 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you so much for your comments!! Christopher, the light source to the right is the sun later in the day (I think around 5:00pm). I replaced the parking lot that was behind him with some of the grassy area from another shot.

10/1/2004 11:53:01 AM

 
Dale Gast
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HOW CUTE, Audrea!!! Love the intensity on his face trying to get every bit of watermelon!!! Great job!!!

10/3/2004 8:45:21 AM

 
Louison Rousseau
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You did a great job with the close-up, the light (which wasn't that easy to expose for, I think) and the replacement of the background. This is a sweet and lovely shot!

If I may add a simple suggestion, I would try and blur the grass before adding it to the photo (not after, as you might get a funny halo on your son). It appears a bit too sharp considering that even a small aperture would probably not get something as close as your son's face and something else in the bg both in such good focus. This would also help the bg not overpower the shot.

10/13/2004 7:20:07 AM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you so much Louison!! That will give me the depth I am missing. Something bothered me about the background - you put your finger right on it!

10/13/2004 9:28:09 AM

 
Dale Gast
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CONGRATULATIONS, Audrea!!!!!!!!

10/15/2004 12:39:44 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Good job, Audrea, and CONGRATULATIONS!!
Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 4:09:18 PM

 
Doug Wean

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Congrats Audrea! A wonderful Image!

Doug

10/15/2004 5:02:16 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Audrea!

10/15/2004 5:08:18 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you so much Dale, Stan, Doug, and Len!!

10/15/2004 5:58:42 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Precious... it will be a great keepsake!! I love those long, long eyelashes. Congrats on your finalist.

Nancy

10/15/2004 8:27:22 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Congratulations Audrea, this is so cute!

10/16/2004 7:42:14 AM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you Nancy and Lucia!

10/16/2004 7:50:40 AM

 
Louison Rousseau
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Congratulations, Audrea!

10/16/2004 8:39:34 AM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations Audrea! Great image!

10/16/2004 9:50:56 AM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you very much Louison and Jonna!

10/16/2004 2:19:38 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats Audrea!!!

10/17/2004 6:07:29 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Way to go, Audrea...congrats on this and all your finalists!!!

10/17/2004 7:47:16 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful shot - Congratulations!

10/17/2004 2:40:23 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Thank you Colette, Ellen, and Karen!!

10/17/2004 6:42:43 PM

 
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