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Look of despair
Look of despair
bobdaveant


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Ohio
Date: Sep 10, 2005
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2005

My daughter Emily

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.3356
Avg (commenters): 7.4091
Avg (participants): 6.1095
Avg (non-participants): 6.5316
Views since voting: 1356
Views during voting: 573
Votes: 295
Comments: 33
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/23/2005 11:23:39 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Let me start by saying this is a great portrait. I like the compositon an the landscape mode, it works well. I would have cropped the white part on the right as this make the image look off balance.

The blown highlights on the side or her face are very distracting, my eyes keep wandering there taking attention away from the subject. The loss of detail in the shadows are also a bit distracting.

I like the post processing. I have no idea what you did because you didn't provide any details but it works. The only thing I would try to fix there is the slightly blown nose. This obviously just my opinion and you did very well, keep it up.

If you have any questions or comments on this critique, please feel free to PM me.

June

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09/19/2005 08:12:08 AM
Bob - you got gypped. This certainly deserved a much higher placed number. I love the shot and gave it one of my few 9's.
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09/19/2005 08:11:33 AM
beat me :-)
great one bob
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:46:05 PM
Young Annakin? Brave pose. Lighting is great.
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09/18/2005 03:07:52 PM
i really like this photo, but have a hard time matching the child's expression with the caption...
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09/17/2005 11:37:50 PM
I like the way your captured this light. This child looks like he has been thru so much. The face says so much. Very nice shot
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09/17/2005 02:47:35 PM
Love the contrast in this one... Perfect framing as well 9
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09/17/2005 12:16:26 PM
Everything looks perfect except the blown out whites on this very intense portrait. (Also, the title doesn't fit her expression, she looks more bored than desperate.) Still, this has a strong impact.

Correction: I replaced the his wity a her and added an s before the he. Now I appologize... :o)

Message edited by author 2005-09-19 23:45:02.
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09/15/2005 07:39:54 PM
Just the right amount of grit, I like the lighting, 8
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09/15/2005 05:28:22 PM
good colors, focus, and lighting, only thing that "bothers" me is that its leaning towards librodos "signature" portraits. should do good though ;)
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09/15/2005 04:10:50 PM
I really like the look you captured and the lighting effect is perfect for this image. Very nicely done. Definitely should be a top 3 finisher. Good luck!
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09/15/2005 08:28:21 AM
amazing frame
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09/15/2005 07:58:15 AM
10/10
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09/14/2005 10:49:40 PM
Wow great lighting. Amazing job.
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09/14/2005 08:32:18 PM
Great image wih great personality... very well done... :)
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09/14/2005 06:01:09 AM
I'm not sure that your title fits the expression in my opinion, but that's ok, cause I am not voting solely on my opinion or the title, although sometimes it does make me lean to the high side if its a good title. This is beautifully done. Easily a 10.
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09/14/2005 04:56:00 AM
Don't really see despair
09/13/2005 04:34:00 PM
Very nice portrait. I like the expression and sharpness in the eyes. Pity the head covering is a bit overexposed on the left though. Good textures on the skin, and I love the grain.
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09/13/2005 03:59:46 PM
There's definitely some intensity that's been captured here. The noise on the right isn't very appealing though, and given the dark mood of the picture, it might have been better with a darker background in place of the white on the right.
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09/13/2005 02:43:12 PM
huh, i don't know what to make of this image. I don't like the white space to the right for sure. the lighting on the face is almost perfect. maybe I will return for further deliberation.
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09/13/2005 12:59:02 PM
harsh lighting here seems to work somewhat.
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09/13/2005 10:11:54 AM
Just a touch too much contrast making the highlights empty and shadows very dark.
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09/13/2005 07:03:12 AM
Congratulations, very well.
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09/12/2005 11:59:13 PM
This image made my top-10 list. GOOD LUCK!
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09/12/2005 10:41:36 PM
Very nicely composed, and wonderful color/contrast--great expression too!--this is a winner
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09/12/2005 10:19:04 PM
Good work. The bright line along the left side is a bit of a distraction for me.
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09/12/2005 09:11:12 PM
I like this. Good color, nice contrasting areas and composition. Good luck in the challenge....one of my first thoughts was a Jedi Knight in training. :-) 8
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09/12/2005 04:47:34 PM
really good...like this alot!
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09/12/2005 04:19:17 PM
the look is great, one of best so far. pity the rest is so overblown.
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09/12/2005 09:01:19 AM
Beautiful "Librodo" composition, good light, good pose.
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09/12/2005 08:11:45 AM
I like the composition& cropping, slightly too much contrast and sharpening for me.
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09/12/2005 05:36:43 AM
this will probably do very well with rthe voters here, this style seems to have quite a following, but There have been many in this genre in challenges of late. D&L being a point, I think they are getting a little like Anne Geddes images , after a while there is a same nesss about them. I Don't mean to be harsh or dis respect full but just to offer my personal opinion for what it is worth ,.8
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09/12/2005 01:41:52 AM
I like the soft side of this rough and tumble boy. The purple is a nice color. Great skin tones and the eyes are piercing. Nice use of light. I like this alot.
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