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Challenge: Busy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-W1
Location: Pacific Architecture Office Room
Date: Oct 31, 2005
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2005

isnt studying fun?

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11/23/2005 02:24:38 PM
:) I really enjoy this image. very good composition.
11/15/2005 09:52:38 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I have studied your image and have the following to offer:

Composition/perspective - the subject to space ratio in this image is very good. This keeps the books on the shelves in the background from becomming a distraction. The crop also is well done. Tight around the face really emphasizes the element of concentration. Not seeing the words on the page helps as well. Nice control of the depth of field. Everything is geared towards keeping the focus strictly on the subject - well done.

Color - the black and white processing in this shot leaves it a little flat. Perhaps a boost in levels and contrast would have helped to separate all the shades of gray. The forearm blends with the shirt which is only a bit lighter than the face. Color may have helped instead of b/w.

Lighting - The book edge/table in the front is a little bright, but the detail is not lost. There are no flares or glares. The image is well lit and has a fairly even cast across the whole image. The lack of shadow on the face demonstrates good control. Well done!

Challenge requirements - with the close crop and strong focus on the subject, the concept of busy is certainly portrayed. The lack of expression is key for this though. With any other expression on your subject's face this would not work.

Overall/my opinion - The composition is done very well, but it lacks in any wow factor of any kind. Slightly different processing to bring out more of the contrast and variations would have helped a bit. There are a lot of areas that the b/w processing could be developed more.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2005 11:23:58 AM
Captured the challenge theme well with great comp. Nice job!
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