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china doll 3rd attempt
04/09/2007 10:58:28 PM
china doll 3rd attempt
by mamba

Comment by CalliopeKel:
Great shot, you caught her just in the right spot for the backdrop. Good editing too.
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The secret of success
03/20/2007 09:38:36 PM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by S_Lanterman:
the lighting and exposure on this photo could be better, as the details of the guy's jacket are completely lost. It's also somewhat predictable
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The secret of success
03/20/2007 08:12:06 PM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by LaMerry:
Only a little advice... iron the sheets before putting them to make a bg...
otherwise... good pic.
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Till I'm red in the face
03/19/2007 03:49:27 PM
Till I'm red in the face
by mamba

Comment by Artifacts:
Positives:
Overal framing is fine. Pose is a good capture.

Technicals:
I can tell you why the teeth are yellow. It's white balance issues that commonly occur in low light level images like this one. DPC is chucked full of images not corrected for color casts and most of those are low light situations. Low light level images have a tendency to have a yellow and/or red color cast. People that argue against post processing and suggest that what the camera captures is the way it 'really is' are... welllll... wrong. ;)

Looks like there is a red color cast in the "black" portions of the image where there shouldn't be. I suspect that is because you, like most people, used PP to increase the amoung to red in their image to better meet the challenge. You should not have done that and it hurt this composition.

In a somewhat minimalist image like this the technicals have to be rock solid perfect. The focus is soft and it has a redish yellow color cast. Both are killers.

The challenge:
I'm not familiar with the video for "Liar" but will take your word for its connection. I suspect few voters will see that connection either and will vote accordingly. This image looks like it was post processed to make it 'redder' and most voters probably saw that and voted lower.

Suggestions:
In the conversion from RAW you can correct the color temperature that will reduce the yellow and/or red color cast you image may have out of camera. In Photoshop's ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) it is the first adjustment on the conversion application's dialog box.

Try to sharpen it more without oversharpening.
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Till I'm red in the face
03/19/2007 02:25:30 PM
Till I'm red in the face
by mamba

Comment by bassbone:
This is really cool - love the concept and the facial expression. I didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge, so here is my take:

This seems REALLY dark on my screen - I mean - really dark! This is probably why it was voted low than you expected. By the way - I love the devilish look in your outtake - maybe even more than the entry.

I think you had a lot going on with the image and your dedication to the site is appreciated!
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The secret of success
03/18/2007 09:33:34 AM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by annig:
'a la Sharon Stone, maybe should have had his legs parted a bit...with less focus on the legs & knees?
wish the backdrape had been ironed.
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The secret of success
03/18/2007 05:10:28 AM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by klstover:
For me, what really kills this shot is the background. I find it very distracting from the subject.
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The secret of success
03/17/2007 04:09:27 PM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by photokariangel:
cute idea! it seems a little too cropped in for me though.
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The secret of success
03/17/2007 01:34:55 AM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by tnun:
Nice shoes, but posture and expression not convincing.
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The secret of success
03/16/2007 09:05:09 PM
The secret of success
by mamba

Comment by L1:
I think the pose and expression are perfect. The backdrop needs some work, though...ironing and moving out from it a bit would help to blur it out if you work with a large-enough aperture. The square wrinkles really kind of kill the mood you have going, but I'm no expert on studio setups anyway. The pump hanging off the toes is an added bonus...really adds to the mood. :)
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