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August 10, 2006
06-AUG-2006

August 10, 2006

My daughter and I were having lunch
when I mentioned that I sometimes hold my camera
at arm's length to take a self-portrait.
"Oh yeah", she says. "I do that too, with my cell phone. See."
Kids! They make everything seem so easy.

Thursday's Transglobal Challenge: Shallow DOF

My camera has no manual controls,
so I almost did not participate in this challenge.
But it is informal. So, why not?

Other's participating who I am aware of so far:
Smith
Laine
Veysel
Helen
Faye
Sheila
Steven
Chris H
Adrian #1
Adrian #2
Antidote3
Johnnyjag
Susan L
Chrisse
JD
Jola
Lee
Luther
Bev
Jessica
Lisa Marie
J. Scott
Tomasz
John B
Eckhart
John W
Cindi
Bob F
Robin
Ray
Nicky T
Scott B
Carole
Coleen
Gigi
Katie
Doug
Shatterbug
Neil
Luiz
Tim C
Ann LT
Karen L


You are invited to visit my blog: AS I SEE IT

FujiFilm FinePix F10 Zoom
1/20s f/2.8 at 8.0mm iso100 full exif

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Bill Warren30-Aug-2007 16:14
Bravo for 3-D work
Dan Chusid06-Sep-2006 07:15
I wasn't expecting a call...
...but if she says it's for me...

Can everybody leave the room so I can take this in private?
poetry66624-Aug-2006 22:25
Great composition. Like the way the hand actually comes out of the picture! GMV.
snootydog16-Aug-2006 12:31
Really nicely done. I love that we can see the blurred face that is clearly grinning ear to ear in the background. This shot is loaded with energy. And of course, your post processing is an excellent touch.
Greg Harp14-Aug-2006 00:41
Outstanding work Dave. Love the composition, framing and DOF. Brilliant work. GMV
TimA12-Aug-2006 06:01
It's like she's saying "Hey - that's me too!" And it just goes to show how people can look so different depending on their mood. I really like this - voted.
Guest 12-Aug-2006 01:01
wow...I love how this looks...
Ann LT11-Aug-2006 14:28
Very cool!!
Her hand and phone just pops out of the page and the monitor!
De'Carr Studio11-Aug-2006 14:11
Excellent...Very creative application. vote
Karen Stuebing11-Aug-2006 10:23
Excellent challenge entry. A cell phone with a key board. Must make text messaging easy. :) Great photo and portait(s).
Susan Leigh11-Aug-2006 09:14
Interesting idea, I like it very much!! it looks surreal - well done,
Coleen Perilloux Landry11-Aug-2006 05:38
Great idea for the Challenge. Modern photography!
Khalid Hameed11-Aug-2006 04:14
very cute!
Tim Campbell11-Aug-2006 04:01
Better late than neverhttp://upload.pbase.com/image/64963649
Dennis Hoyne11-Aug-2006 03:57
Wonderful, nicely done!
Bryan Murahashi11-Aug-2006 03:57
Very nicely captured.
JD11-Aug-2006 02:05
Excellent! The hand looks to be floating separately from the body! Well done!
antidote311-Aug-2006 01:58
you gave me an idea with this shot....but i need to find a willing participant. :)
great entry
Cindi Smith11-Aug-2006 00:07
Great job! I like this idea a lot!
shatterbug10-Aug-2006 22:43
Clever idea! Love your comp and presentation! She's got a great smile :-)
Ralph10-Aug-2006 22:30
Very nice picture. How does one participate in the challenges?
Eckhart Derschmidt10-Aug-2006 22:01
Wow, great idea and execution!
virginiacoastline10-Aug-2006 21:19
the list of participants has grown exponentially (sort of the way PaD did originally)
I love her out-of-focus smile . . . she is SO getting one over on you, Dad =)
Katie Jones10-Aug-2006 20:52
Great idea .. :-)
Al Chesworth10-Aug-2006 20:46
Nice one Dave, and kids are quick to learn.
Gigi Chan10-Aug-2006 20:10
Nice one for the challenge. You daughter is lovely with great smile.
Focus10-Aug-2006 19:30
Very creative and well done..........you are a clever man!
Ray :)10-Aug-2006 19:00
I just love this. A super idea.
V.
beverley harrison10-Aug-2006 18:19
very creative use of dof!!
Bryan10-Aug-2006 18:11
Great idea for an image. I love finding these types of images.
Carole Stevens10-Aug-2006 17:59
Great idea love this one of the best ideas today!
Scott Browne10-Aug-2006 17:47
This is great. Very clever shot. And it definitely fits the challenge.
Nicki Thurgar10-Aug-2006 17:42
I see some DOF here! Amazing looking mobile your daughter's got!!
Bob Floyd10-Aug-2006 17:29
Excellent job for no manual controls! Exactly what was called for. Well done.
chrisse10-Aug-2006 17:24
Gorgeous image, really fits the theme perfectly. Well done and big vote.
chrisse
Gary Winters10-Aug-2006 17:14
Wow I love it! The pic is terrific, and the framing is what takes it over the top. Way to go!!
Lee Rudd10-Aug-2006 16:42
so lovely !!!!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography10-Aug-2006 16:35
Nicely done :)
Robin Reid10-Aug-2006 16:34
Came out very well.
Adrian Reilly10-Aug-2006 16:19
This is just wonderful david, two wonderful expressions and a lovely daughter. Vote
John Beck10-Aug-2006 16:09
The most innovative one so far. Very well done. Glad you entered it.
J. Scott Coile10-Aug-2006 16:02
She's lovely Dave! Great smile. Well executed!
Veysel Birinci10-Aug-2006 15:46
Very nice shot about challenge . Very creative. VOTE
Jessica McCollum10-Aug-2006 15:44
What a cutie! Great entry!
laine8210-Aug-2006 15:00
Manual ?? Isn't he that little Spanish guy from down the road ?? :>)
Here you have proven DOF is in the hand of the camera beholder. I love your daughter's both smiles.
Jola Dziubinska10-Aug-2006 13:42
Very well done. Wonderful smile!!
Jen Bixler10-Aug-2006 13:19
Wow! Very cool...looks like she is coming out of the screen
Graham Tomlin10-Aug-2006 13:15
wonderful great idea ;) well done regards Helen
Char10-Aug-2006 13:13
Wonderful shot and I love how you brought it out of the frame! GMV
Deborah Lewis10-Aug-2006 13:09
She's beautiful!
Sheila10-Aug-2006 13:05
Great challenge shot! I love it.
Your daughter is lovely .
Herb Knufken10-Aug-2006 13:03
Nice image
faye white10-Aug-2006 13:00
she's beautiful!
super photo!