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Finger Candy

Finger Candy
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Portrait
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA 55-300 1:4-5.8ED W/C, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-09 19:09
Viewed: 2263
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ayutthaya Floating Market is a must visit.
If you ever go to Bangkok, hire a cab for one day to Ayutthaya to show you the temples and the beautiful floating market where you can try delicious thai food and homemade recipes.

This little girl was the daughter of a local food shop where we bought some goods, I asked her mom if I could take some snaps of her shop and daughter and she agreed... I guess she is used to, so in her look there is no surprise, it is introspective and quiet.
I selected this one because of her cool pose with 2 fingers inside the mouth.

Had to use a high 1600-ISO as the shot was taken inside a porch with natural light coming from her left, but this camera software includes a tool to reduce noise which I selected. FL was 300mm.

Compositionally I cropped the top of her head and the area at the right of her shoulder; however I find that this one would work better if the dark background was behind her lighted side and the brighter background behind her darker side...

Thanks in advance for any help/advice/tip...

PS... I posted a Workshop of the image treated with NeatImage... great results on noise reduction ;)

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To Kilted-Arab: softwaregalderjon 4 02-10 16:25
To Beger: softwaregalderjon 2 02-09 20:35
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Cute shot and the composition works well - good call on the background set-up, I think you got that one just right. Nice tones, good sharpness and the noise reducing software has worked pretty well. Don't know if you have it or not, but Neatimage is a pretty good noise-reducing bit of software, and there are free versions.

My only thought here would be to possibly clone out the stray thread on her shoulder. But overall this is a good shot of a pretty wee lassie with nice big eyes.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-02-09 20:04]
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Hi Galder,
Very pretty little girl. I like her candid pose with her fingers in her mouth!
You did a clever use of parameters for get a so clear and neat image. The light and dark areas are well balanced. How good is the light you captured in her eyes!
Bravo! Annie

PS/ Reading the comment of Richard, I propose you this link for Neat Image. I use this program with success : NeatImage

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-09 23:12]

Hi Galder...
Beautiful little girl...
Beautiful potrait with so great expression...

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