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In the Blink of an Eye
In the Blink of an Eye
StevePax


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Multi-Image Compositions (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD400
Location: My home
Date: Apr 23, 2003
Aperture: auto
ISO: auto
Shutter: auto
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2003

Plenty of cleaning up, color/brighness adjustment, and some cloning and otherwise illegal tools applied liberally.

Statistics
Place: 90 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.1862
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 5.0326
Avg (non-participants): 5.4528
Views since voting: 864
Votes: 145
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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05/07/2003 06:57:00 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
Hi Steve!

Composition
I understand your theme well. But what happened in the blink? If we saw more - something more - like an egg dropping from shoulder height to her waist or something - as she blinked. Like "as she's blinking, it's falling." (or some other such nonsense) The crop is very tight.

Color
The colors look just a hair washed out - maybe a bit more brightness and contrast would take that white film look off. I like the colors you do have.

Focus
Looks a bit soft and dreamy. You didn't write what your intent was, so I'll just say it looks soft - if that's what you were going for, congrats. :)

Subject matter
As I said above - I wish there was something to show the timeline of a blink... the eye is good and "blink of an eye" is a great storyline for a triptych!

Overall
I like this shot - I think it has great potential!

Happy shooting and good luck!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2003 03:44:26 PM
Very nice framing and good idea for the challenge. Whenever photographing eyes, I always try and get a "catch light" - a tiny spot of light reflected in the eye. It helps make the eye look really alive and pop out at you. I think that would make this a 10. But very nice as it is.
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05/03/2003 06:30:36 PM
The colors here look washed out and the eye isn't in sharp focus. The concept has some potential, but the presentation lacks oomph. I'd have tried different angles and probably more dramatic lighting, as this ends up rather drab.
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05/03/2003 05:52:54 PM
Compelling.
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05/03/2003 12:50:07 PM
Nice idea. Overall seems to be hazy in appearance, and the colors seem dull and muted.
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04/30/2003 08:42:22 PM
Great Eyedea!
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04/29/2003 11:21:19 AM
This is kinda freaky... the three eyes thing. My eyes are drawn to the eyelashes. Looks like they are parted a little. Clear photos and great exposure.
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04/28/2003 12:40:13 PM
It's a little disconcerting to me.... It keeps making me think of a cyclops creature.
The large pupil is nice, though, and a difficult effect to attain when using flash.
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04/28/2003 12:32:48 PM
A little too much lightness. And perhaps 3 different photos would have been more interesting.
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04/28/2003 12:08:10 PM
this photo is disturbing. the middle picture is totally out of place
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04/28/2003 11:25:10 AM
Really well done. I'm blown away by the creative idea. I do wish you'd of had a bit of light in the eye.
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04/28/2003 11:20:29 AM
Nice photos. It would be a little more dramatic if they hadn't been softened up. I would have gone up on the contrast a bit. I like it though!
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