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Blue Eye
Blue Eye

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: In my garage
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: 3,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

I painted my own face and then I used timer to take picture of my self while the painting was getting harder and harder.

Happy with the result but I hope you like it to!

I used two Canon falshes (580 and 550) and transmitter. Then I held the flashes in front of me with both hands.

Place: 354 out of 369
Avg (all users): 4.2437
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 4.1129
Avg (non-participants): 4.4658
Views since voting: 1054
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 197
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/28/2006 11:59:49 AM

Message edited by author 2006-03-28 15:47:07.
03/14/2006 06:18:00 PM
I very much like this. Great focus, good use of color (or lack thereof) and attention to detail. I like the half face as that leaves more room for the background, bringing attention to the fact that the background and face are so alike.
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03/13/2006 08:20:59 AM
IMHO, I really think that this shot does not do justice to the rest of your portfolio. While on a techical level I guess it is pretty good, but I've learned that very high keyish type photographs (which is often used to mask other imperfections) does not go down too well on DP. This just feels too harsh on the eyes.

The composition just doesn't do it for me. Difficult to read the photograph, and I can't quite put my finger on it... but there almost feels as if there is something wrong with the photograph (hope I make sense).

Love your other work though.
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03/13/2006 07:38:03 AM
I just don't find it appealing on any level. The eye just seems to float out there in high contrast to a sea of white.
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03/13/2006 07:17:41 AM
JohnBeebe summed it up. This is technically a great image, and is very emotive. It's one of these out-of-the-box images (for DPC anyway) that voters will either love or hate.

Personally, I loved it. I can appreciate the trouble you went to to set this up, and I think it was very underrated in the voting. I don't see anything technically wrong with it, and can't give any advise how to 'improve' it. It's just the luck of the draw.

The only thing I will say is that when I first saw the image, I assumed it was blown out / over exposed. I didn't realise you'd used white paint to get that effect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 11:07:54 PM
Too outside the "square" box for me, however, bravo for your creativity.
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03/08/2006 10:14:54 PM
03/08/2006 07:17:40 PM
Truly eerie! You have created an image with orginality and emotional impact. For me this makes it art. Not pretty, not fun, but powerful. Congratulations!
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03/08/2006 07:12:35 PM
Very nice!
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03/07/2006 10:22:18 PM
Bizarre and... um... well, ... bizarre. In an interesting kind of way. 7
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03/07/2006 04:47:22 PM
v creative
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03/07/2006 12:02:22 AM
A bit blown out for MY taste. Still a nice image and a worthy style.
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03/06/2006 10:27:20 PM
Very... I don't know what. :)
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03/06/2006 07:22:23 AM
Sorry, Rikki, I'm really not a fan of shots like this. ;-) I would really prefer to see the whole face (unless you only had enough white face paint for half a head). I'm sure I would have given it full marks for a full face, so I'll only give it half that.
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