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Natalie's Eyes:  Compassion
Natalie's Eyes: Compassion
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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Who-Cares Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My house - San Antonio, TX
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

This is my BEAUTIFUL daughter-in-law, Natalie! She has the most beautiful eyes and skin you would EVER want to see. Unfortunately. . .her natural beauty got really distorted by my psycho over-processing. I really wish I could delete this one because it doesn't do her justice, and it's one of those "Oh noooooo. . .what was I THINKING" shots :)

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Place: 90 out of 122
Avg (all users): 4.9384
Avg (commenters): 4.9565
Avg (participants): 4.5119
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Views since voting: 1034
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 211
Comments: 23
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10/17/2004 07:24:10 PM
I'm sure her eyes are beautiful but they've been so overprocessed that they no longer look natural.
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10/17/2004 06:06:58 PM
I feel it is just a tad too much processing on the eyes, I feel they have to be sharper and maybe a catchlight also. Very nicely lit and a beautiful subject. good luck.6
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10/17/2004 02:45:19 PM
returning for comments
Very nice comp, but there is so much strength in these eyes, that i would not have treated the skin so. Bumping up.
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10/15/2004 07:02:17 AM
OMG - what have you done? Is this a painting or is it neat imaged to death? 6
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10/14/2004 08:59:03 AM
Good shot, Good composition, but i think this has been way overprocessed , no detail in the skin texture,looks plastic eyes are too wihite etc
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10/13/2004 11:26:15 PM
Unfortunately, it wasn't the beauty of the eyes that I noticed first but the unnaturalness of the skin
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10/13/2004 08:15:56 PM
to me the soft focus is a little overdone
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10/13/2004 07:32:17 PM
The warm glow is interesting but somewhat distracts from the eyes
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10/13/2004 06:54:19 AM
I like the composition/close up, but find that the image is a bit too dark and there's no "pop" in the eyes. They lack catch-light. In addition, I think you've used a noise reduction program a little too stronly here. Would have preferred to see more detail in the skin.
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10/12/2004 11:41:12 PM
Nice shot, but a little too soft for my taste.
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10/12/2004 06:44:26 PM
nice, a little over-processed IMO.
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10/12/2004 02:24:25 PM
One of the top "eye" photos I have EVER seen. I love the beautiful softness kept, also.
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10/11/2004 11:28:38 PM
Okay that is freaky, it looks like her eyes are moving...
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10/11/2004 10:51:02 PM
Is this a real person--the skin looks too perfect if that is possible. There is also no reflection in the eyes either--which gives an unreal look. It's strange, makes me keep looking at it--not sure if I see passion, but it sure is interesting.
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10/11/2004 10:22:26 PM
To me, the eyes don't look natural, maybe they've been softened a lot? Very expressive though.
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10/11/2004 02:47:22 PM
I would have like some more sharpness in her eyes. It looks like the softening (gausioan blur?) also affected the white of her eyes and that looks unnatural...

Realy nice big eyes. 8
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10/11/2004 01:49:36 PM
okay.... i'm sure you have gotten LOTS of "too much neatimage" comments, so I'll skip over how plasticy the shot looks. It's a bit on the dark side, especially for those who have uncalibrated monitors. I do like the comp here & it seems like a nice crisp shot.
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10/11/2004 01:26:57 PM
I am not a big fan of soft focus. But this picture is pretty good.
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10/11/2004 01:03:33 PM
too much editing.. the eyes look fake...
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10/11/2004 12:35:01 PM
I think I would have liked it more if it didn't look so softened, either naturally or in PS
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10/11/2004 04:46:29 AM
I think this might have been better with less processing (neatimage?) as it has ended up with a plastic feel to it. Nice shot though, and truly beautiful eyes.
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10/11/2004 02:36:15 AM
Very nice and smooth feeling. Soft focus effect? NeatImage? I'm sure you'll get plenty of people complaining that it's got 'too much NeatImage', regardless of whether you actually used it. Whatever. I like it. Nice white eyes although the irises are a bit blurred, which is the one part that feels funny, one expects to see the natural radial patterns in them.
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10/11/2004 12:33:33 AM
Potentially a good photo but unfortunately too heavily processed and photoshopped. Very unnatural look.
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