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Eyes Sq On
Eyes Sq On

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Challenge: Square (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: At Home
Date: Jan 25, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: auto
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2003


Place: 29 out of 179
Avg (all users): 5.8708
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8898
Avg (non-participants): 5.8462
Views since voting: 1255
Votes: 209
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/09/2003 07:09:09 AM
Critique Club:

From a glance on this photo I first notice that you did not truly use the rule of thirds. It is important to state that there are many things going on in this shot. I due however think that this shot could have been cropped a little better. Symetrics are important and I think it is important to show the entire surface perimeter of the square. For this to be done you would have to back out just a tad so that you can keep this shot off center.

Contrast Range:
Since your shot appears to be a Black and White I think you have done a good job on the contrast. Tones are well presented here.

Subject Selection:
Focal point is wonderful. The eye truly is the doorway to the soul and in this shot you have captured that.

Ok here is where we start. In portrait photography, Lighting is very important, but it is the shadow that is the true artist paintbrush. I will say you have good shadow here. I am really impressed with how you did this from what you had to work with. Not everyone has professional lighting and there should be no penalty here for it, but there are things that you can do to add to your technique. In the eye here you will notice many "lighting hot spots" These hotspots can seem a tad bit distracting. The very corner of the eye is a tad bit dark, but I will go over that in the overall comment. I do not know how you could fill that in without a lightbrush "Fiberoptic light used for pinpoint lighting in photography"

Overall Comment:
You have a very pleasing photo here. With a little tweaking I would hang this on my wall. This shot in my oppinion is about a 6.5 and from me that is a good score. You did a fine job.

John (TurboTech)

I would like to add that I am not at home so I am not using my computer. However the one being used here has limitatons on how it can be set up to look at pictures since it normally oversaturates things. When I return home I will give this shot another glance and add or detract from the comment. Thank you for you time. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 04:52:42 PM
Great detail. Nice idea.
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02/02/2003 02:41:34 PM
Nice idea. Composition is excellent, and tones are a pleasure to view. Lacks complete sharpness, which I feel it should have in this case. Overall good image.
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02/02/2003 01:38:57 AM
Nice photo - good composition, works well in black and white.
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02/01/2003 02:56:40 PM
Good one. Different from the rest. Well done. Clear and well focused. Cropping could have been a little closer. But still good photo.
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02/01/2003 01:00:20 PM
Agreat interpretation of "squares" well done
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01/31/2003 01:59:52 PM
I like the subject of this photo. This photo has nice spacing.
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01/31/2003 12:51:48 PM
Composition: Good
Technical: Excellent focus, lighting and border.
Meets challenge: Yes
Overall impression: Really good pic. 8
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01/30/2003 12:32:51 AM
I love the idea. I would like not quite as many reflections in the eye. It seems like it could be just a bit sharper as well. Perhaps take advantage of more of the alotted file size. Good shot.
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01/29/2003 11:34:29 PM
Nice image. I like your idea. The image also has a good clearity. The detail of the eye really stands out. I like this image, good job.
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01/29/2003 08:30:37 PM
Nice try. I don't like the reflection in the eye, but good detail in the face (wrinkles), but focus seems a bit soft on the fingers.
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01/29/2003 06:53:42 PM
This shot is one of my favorites this week! Great idea. I would have liked to see more of the image that is cut off at the right side of the frame. I like that the eye is not in the center of the 'square, but I think it would have better balance if it were further from the upper right of the thumb. This is a good shot and I give it an 8. I would try some more versions and work with placement of the eye within the fingers. This is a fun idea that I would try to get the best image possible to enjoy, not just for the challenge!
JD Anderson 8
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01/29/2003 06:22:09 PM
A very creative interpretation of the challenge and a well done shot too. Perhaps I would have cropped a little different. IMHO the photo shows too much of the hand in the upper left corner. Overall it could be a little sharper too. Nevertheless a beautiful shot, I voted 8. Good luck!
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01/29/2003 11:42:13 AM
Nice idea but I would have liked to have seen more of the hand on the right of frame.
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01/29/2003 10:04:33 AM
you photo is one of the best i have seen so far, its very creative and neat to look at. the light in you image looks really good as well, great job hope you win!
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01/28/2003 10:12:58 PM
Very nice shot. I really like it because of it's originality. Thanks for not posting a picture of a keyboard. :-)

Bill Miller (wackybill)
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01/28/2003 03:53:57 PM
love your pic, it was what i wanted to do but never got my arse into gear, like how you did it a lot though, much better than i may have done.
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01/28/2003 01:46:15 PM
Creative, good, good.
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01/27/2003 10:23:06 PM
Beautiful photo. I love the black and white.
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01/27/2003 06:21:16 PM
i like this alot. it has a strong human element. i enjoy the toning.
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