Cathy Barrows 9/30/2004 9:40:01 AM

too cute....this just says summer #174150

Cathy Gregor 9/30/2004 10:21:33 AM

Super image, Audrea! He's getting every single bite of that melon.
-cathy #814055

Susan T. Evans 9/30/2004 12:25:30 PM

Wow someone really loves watermellon, terrific Audrea! #814267

Christopher W. Holmes 9/30/2004 8:55:58 PM

Wonderful picture. I'm curious, what was the light source to the right of the camera? #814918

Audrea Telkamp 10/1/2004 11:53:01 AM

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. #816199

Dale Gast 10/3/2004 8:45:21 AM

HOW CUTE, Audrea!!! Love the intensity on his face trying to get every bit of watermelon!!! Great job!!! #819421

Louison Rousseau 10/13/2004 7:20:07 AM

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. #839179

Audrea Telkamp 10/13/2004 9:28:09 AM

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! #839356

Dale Gast 10/15/2004 12:39:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Audrea!!!!!!!! #843551

Stanley J. Contrades 10/15/2004 4:09:18 PM

Good job, Audrea, and CONGRATULATIONS!!
Stan #843926

Doug Wean 10/15/2004 5:02:16 PM

Congrats Audrea! A wonderful Image!

Doug #844348

Leonard Pierce 10/15/2004 5:08:18 PM

Congratulations Audrea! #844388

Audrea Telkamp 10/15/2004 5:58:42 PM

Thank you so much Dale, Stan, Doug, and Len!! #844893

Nancy Grace Chen 10/15/2004 8:27:22 PM

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

Nancy #846021

Lucia De Giovanni 10/16/2004 7:42:14 AM

Congratulations Audrea, this is so cute! #847905

Audrea Telkamp 10/16/2004 7:50:40 AM

Thank you Nancy and Lucia! #847948

Louison Rousseau 10/16/2004 8:39:34 AM

Congratulations, Audrea! #848225

Jonna Bergström 10/16/2004 9:50:56 AM

Congratulations Audrea! Great image! #848530

Audrea Telkamp 10/16/2004 2:19:38 PM

Thank you very much Louison and Jonna! #849363

Colette M. Metcalf 10/17/2004 6:07:29 AM

Congrats Audrea!!! #850433

Ellen Peach 10/17/2004 7:47:16 AM

Way to go, Audrea...congrats on this and all your finalists!!! #850688

Karen Engelbreth 10/17/2004 2:40:23 PM

Wonderful shot - Congratulations! #851224

Audrea Telkamp 10/17/2004 6:42:43 PM

Thank you Colette, Ellen, and Karen!! #851769

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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.

Uploaded on 9/30/2004 9:09:14 AM

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