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Great Expectations
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Published: August 8, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 Kaddieee
I saw this little guy in the zoo examining the fake ice-cream cone, seeming to be frustrated with it... I just took the camera and shot and I'm really happy I did.

Let me know what you think, every feedback is appreciated! :D

PS: I referred this to my scrapbook, because my good friend *Timbosteron pointed out to me that I didn't ask the kid's parents if I could use this image in any way - and he's absolutely right. If someone did the same with my kids I'd feel strange about that, too, I guess. (If I put them online, that's something else :D)
Image size
2848x2848px 4.04 MB
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Focal Length
165 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2009, 3:40:43 PM
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SnapperRodHobbyist Photographer
Nice intriguing shot that shows the inquisitive nature of children. Personally, I think the boy's facial features are a little to dark and probably made so by the colour of his shirt.
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yeah, you're right, he's a bit too dark, :devrockyoursocksoff: said that too, I work on my pictures on my laptop on the sofa usually and when it's too light outside sometimes I don't get it quite right. I'll upload it again!
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SnapperRodHobbyist Photographer
Don't tweak it to much as you know how easy it is to overcook!!
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just uploaded it again, did you notice? I tried to keep it natural and just brightened it up a bit and dodged / burned (which one is which? I can never remember) the head a bit.
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SnapperRodHobbyist Photographer
That looks better. Me, I don't use Dodge/Burn that much. I tend to use a combination of Brightness/Contrast and/or Saturation/Lightness layers on the areas requiring specific attention.
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ah, so you select the area that you wanna work on or do you use masks? Oops, here come the questions again... :sheepish:
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SnapperRodHobbyist Photographer
I select the area I want to work on either with the Quick Selection Tool if is is a simple uncomplicated area or one of the Lasso Tools if a complex area. Because it is a selective area the Layer will auto generate a mask and only expose that specific area.
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livvlushHobbyist Traditional Artist
Completely picks up a child's curiosity for bright colourful things.
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no, he didn't dare to taste it :D It was way too scary!
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I would only say that there could be a little more light ;) Uppsss... i`ve forget that i`m fired :P
Btw did he taste it? :P
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