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Challenge: Painting With Light II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: savannah,ga
Date: Feb 24, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2006


Place: 75 out of 187
Avg (all users): 5.3531
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9674
Avg (non-participants): 5.5088
Views since voting: 1359
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 320
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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03/12/2006 02:31:36 PM
::: Greetings from Critique Club :::

Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.

First Impression - the most important one:
Interesting image, but not sure green is the best color for it.

The crop could stand to be a bit tighter, but the composition is not bad for a portrait type image.

Well defined, we definitely see the subject.

Technical (Color, focus, and light):
Color: as I stated in first impression, green may not have been the best color for this image. Green on people, just gives the impression of sickliness.
Focus: Decently sharp. A bit more Unsharp Mask may have helped some.
Light: The important parts of the image are lit, but the lighting becomes a bit flat in the face.

To grow its vote?:
Overall, it was a tough competition and a 5.3 is a respectable score. I still have to stick with not using green on people though :-)

You do some good work, looking at your profile.

Hope to see more from you soon,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 11:34:26 PM
Delicate green exotic magic. Bumping up.
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03/07/2006 11:54:53 AM
Why green
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03/07/2006 11:06:13 AM
What I like about this is that the light looks like a snake, especially with the green overcast and her expression.
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03/06/2006 05:30:54 PM
The basic concept of this image is very good. The greenish color gives it a "night vision" look. Yours was a valient attempt at the challenge and is proper light painting technique, unlike many, many others.

I tried something similar, though in standard colors, but could not get the light painting the way I wanted it so did not enter. Mine was of a heart shaped pillow given to open heart surgery patients and signed by well wishers. I wanted to light paint to simulate the escape of the human soul should the patient not survive. I just could not get light patterns that "worked". Your image suffers in the same way as mine where the light painted over your attractive model's left eye is more of a distraction than anything else. You got the technique down but this implementation, like mine was, comes up a little short.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2006 08:07:39 AM
I realy like this image but i think it could have looked alot better if you couldn't see the light strokes! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2006 06:01:41 PM
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03/03/2006 11:36:33 PM
exotic, striking, and great hue...very pleasing to look at. I think you should place very high in this competition.
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03/02/2006 11:00:26 PM
You have not taken the chance to maximise the potential of this shot ... making it is maximim size would help wtih this, and allow us to see more of the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2006 01:59:11 AM
Fan me in green
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03/01/2006 11:26:04 AM
Now ... (shuts up and adds as a favourite) with a 10.
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03/01/2006 01:49:20 AM
A little *too* much going on here for me. I'd prefer for *something* to be the main focal point, and stand out from the rest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2006 01:21:27 AM
This is quite cool, reminds me of something straight out of "The Grudge". It really is missing a title
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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