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Challenge: Free Study 2012-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Date: Jul 20, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2012


Place: 104 out of 259
Avg (all users): 5.9823
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0333
Avg (non-participants): 5.7826
Views since voting: 277
Views during voting: 211
Votes: 113
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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09/07/2012 01:28:17 PM
Commenting for the critique thread - somehow I missed this at voting time, I think I was taking a break from voting at the time. I would have scored this a 7-8 depending on the strength of the competition in the free study.

I'm really just echoing other commenters now - for me the amount of white is overwhelming and a portrait crop might help with that or just an off centre composition. I also agree that the right arm looks a bit dirty, but not enough for me to mark down.

Other than that, the clarity and processing are spot on. What keeps this from being in the 9-10 range for me is that extra spark of something 'different' and little (picky) things like the crumpling of her dress around her right breast, her hair obscuring the necklace and suchlike which just feel like a lack of 'polish'. Of course, with her tattoos, piercings, and hair colours, she probably wouldn't suit being so perfectly polished.

I think the 1-4 marks you got were uncalled for, but it's the large amount of 5's that probably did you. I'm not getting why this would be a 5 (i.e. below average) - completely disagree with that.

On the whole a very good image, but with room for improvement.
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09/06/2012 09:57:21 PM
Beautifully lit, catch light in her eye is just right, color tones and temperature work well, no blown highlights with a while background is a big plus - well sharpened. I gave this a 6 during voting.

A different crop (closer, portrait orientation, cropped till her tattoo) might have worked better imo.
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09/06/2012 09:53:52 PM
I gave it a 7 because I liked the processing and I thought her gaze was intriguing.
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09/06/2012 09:49:33 PM
Great lighting and subject, I just wish there weren't so much white flanking her and a little more headroom... in other words more of a portrait crop than a landscape. Also the darker arm on the left is a little offputting, looks dirty, just draws my eye in the wrong way. Hope this helps!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2012 12:50:43 PM
It says something that I recognized the hair. "D I might be one of your biggest fans.
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08/07/2012 09:17:16 AM
I like the look,I would crop the white at the sides off for more impact maybe.
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08/05/2012 09:28:43 AM
What look is that?
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08/03/2012 10:37:40 PM
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08/02/2012 12:06:11 AM
Ha! Love the look!
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08/01/2012 11:08:59 AM
Awesome portrait. Simple, yet a lot going on with the subject
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