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eyes - a child's weapon, a mother's weakness
eyes - a child's weapon, a mother's weakness
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rule of Thirds (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: lincoln, england
Date: Sep 14, 2005
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2005

cropped to frame the eyes
channel mixer to change to black and white
adjusted levels
and finally adjusted the contrast slightly.

It's so true, well in my case anyway.My children tend to get away with murder with just one look, or so my husband says!!

Statistics
Place: 102 out of 354
Avg (all users): 5.6471
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.4190
Avg (non-participants): 5.8271
Views since voting: 1699
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 238
Comments: 10
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/09/2007 06:00:51 PM
Beautiful child- nice capture...rule of thirds- who cares!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2005 06:59:10 PM
Really nice image, the eyes are very captivating! Looks great in B&W
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09/24/2005 08:57:48 AM
I did a similar shot, and hope you are not gettig the same comments I am which is that this image is too centered. Clearly the intersecting lines are right on in your shot (and yours is much better than mine). Lovely image and the black and white really work well in this shot. -- 8 --
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09/23/2005 04:34:14 PM
i think a black border would add alot. but gorgeous eyes, you're right!! :)
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09/23/2005 04:13:24 PM
give in! lovely portrait and meets challenge. well done
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09/23/2005 06:14:09 AM
The rule of thirds is about things not being centred in the frame
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09/22/2005 04:40:52 PM
Great shot - I love the crop but the desaturation doesn't do a lot for me - my highest mark so far - well done
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09/22/2005 03:10:44 PM
Nice
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09/22/2005 02:51:54 PM
Nice placement of eyes along the top third and the one eye at the right/top intersection. Very captivating eyes, even if a little smug in expression. Light on the face is very nice with pleasing modeling. Reflection off the lips is a nice touch also. Eyes don't quite seem sharp though.
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The softness seems to be in the whole photo, which may be deliberate (If so, please disregard this part of the critique). I mention the eyes b/c that is the subject of the photo.
My personal taste would be to use the USM filter in photoshop to sharpen the whole image up just a little. It wouldn't take much though, just a touch. The photo is very powerful as it is.
The theme of "a mother's weakness" is a nice emotional dimension. Although I donít have any kids yet, Iím sure many will relate well to the emotion. The expression on the child's face is a somber one and my preference is toward the reflective to chipper side.
BTW-those eyes are AMAZING!
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09/21/2005 11:10:09 PM
This is a areally nice portrait, but IMHO it has nothing to do with the rule of thirds.
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