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Piercing Eyes
Piercing Eyes
charlene9797


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Challenge: Update Your Avatar II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: May 19, 2014
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2014

First time submitting a photo here, first time trying out foam boards and reflecting natural light, and first time trying a self-portrait!

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Place: 43 out of 69
Avg (all users): 5.5429
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.5952
Avg (non-participants): 5.5079
Views since voting: 198
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 105
Comments: 16
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06/03/2014 03:52:00 PM
Originally posted by charlene9797:

Ugh I wish I knew how to focus the eyes! I guess using my remote would have helped


If you use a tripod or a set place for the camera to be when taking the picture, you can put an item where your eyes (or other desired focused object) would be and manually focus it and leave the lens focused. Afterwards, place the intended item in front of the camera and voila!

It might take some trial and error but with practice you'll get the gist of it.

Aside from the out of focus aspect, this is a lovely image with great composition :)
05/28/2014 01:08:52 AM
Originally posted by charlene9797:

Ugh I wish I knew how to focus the eyes! I guess using my remote would have helped


Yes, or, if a remote is not available you can put your hand about where you think your eyes would be. Or have someone stand in while you focus....Great idea tho and nice even light.
Also, I notice your aperture was 10? Seems strange that the eyes wouldn't be in focus at that aperture.....

Message edited by author 2014-05-28 01:10:27.
05/28/2014 12:04:45 AM
Ugh I wish I knew how to focus the eyes! I guess using my remote would have helped
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2014 01:32:08 AM
I like the concept, but it looks like the eyes are not in focus, and this detracts from the image.
05/26/2014 09:38:17 AM
She does have piercing blue eyes!! Wish they were a little more in focus though!
05/25/2014 12:06:45 AM
Love the cropped face but not the excessive negative space
05/24/2014 06:00:12 PM
Nice concept, wish you had a tad sharper focus...6
05/24/2014 06:37:21 AM
OOF eyes. :(
05/23/2014 06:42:43 PM
nice idea, but since it's about your eyes, they need to be in focus!
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05/23/2014 04:42:48 PM
Love the idea - composition and simple background work really well for ana avatar. I just wish you had nailed the focus.
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05/22/2014 10:15:56 AM
Piercing indeed. I like the use of negative space.
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05/22/2014 09:30:32 AM
This is cute.
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05/22/2014 01:25:38 AM
Great idea - just need those eyes in focus...
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05/21/2014 05:33:06 PM
Interesting composition--I think this would be much stronger with sharp focus on the eyes.
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05/21/2014 09:33:30 AM
Yes they are :-))
Beautiful and love the headband, brings out the eyes even more, including the background .. very nice put together.

Not sure about seeing all of that top empty space, side space seems perfect :0))
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05/21/2014 08:50:35 AM
love the composition, wish it was more in focus. let me see those beautiful eyes in all their detail!
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