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In Your Eyes
In Your Eyes

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: HOME
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30 s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

My apologies to my wife for putting her through this rough round of voting. I shouldn't have pushed this image as much as I did. I was trying something different in PhotoShop and really messed up on the skin tones etc. Thanks to all who left helpful comments I really appreciate it.

Open in Adobe RAW adjusted shadows and cropped to 640 x 640

Opened from there in PS CS2
Cloned out skin imperfections
Applied gaussian blur 2 or 3 (i can't remember)
Whitened eyes
Cloned out some more hot spots on cheek and forehead
Dodge and burned hair
applied USM on eyes 75 2.0 3 about four times
USM on rest of image 65 2.0 3
Saved for web

Place: 307 out of 369
Avg (all users): 4.9072
Avg (commenters): 4.3750
Avg (participants): 4.7698
Avg (non-participants): 5.1618
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 194
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2006 06:53:14 PM
I love the top third of this, lovely eyes and hair, not sure about the rest of the image though. After the comp you should do a crop imho.
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03/11/2006 03:57:55 PM
Her facial expression is a bit creepy and whatever you did to her skin is not flatering. retouching should be sublte. Also on a protrait your light source should be eye level or higher. Your light source is lower than that and it is not as flatering for women or men
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2006 02:53:06 PM
love the eyes
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2006 09:07:51 PM
crazy eyes. you can even see the contacts. very piercing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2006 11:53:23 AM
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww, I DIDNT DO IT!!!!!! IT WASNT ME! I SWEAR!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2006 09:36:21 AM
Something very strange in the PP. On my monitor it looks like there's a coating of wax over her face.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2006 07:08:30 PM
Cool eyes!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2006 12:19:03 PM
Don't know about 'In Your Eyes', but it's in my face. Not sure what you were trying to say here, but it's doesn't work for me. I know a good rule of photography is get in close, but I think this is a little too close.
03/06/2006 06:31:26 AM
the contacts spoil this, sorry
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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