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Amour - Never let it go.........
Amour - Never let it go.........

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Challenge: Hands (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: India
Date: Mar 19, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2006


Place: 84 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.3750
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1200
Avg (non-participants): 5.5280
Views since voting: 1089
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 200
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/03/2006 12:25:07 PM
RKT...Thnx for ur kind commnts!!!!!!!!!

mmmmmm its nice to know someone will have my name :)

Message edited by author 2006-04-03 12:26:51.
03/29/2006 04:13:58 PM
Hi Anil...and how interesting!...my nephew who is to be born in a few short weeks will have the same name as yours...Anil Kumar! A small world isn't it?

I am a huge fan of the very short DOF...as I mentioned in my comment made during the challenge, this is an image one needs to take their time with when looking at...enough time to allow the image to draw us, the viewer in and "see" the couple...for me, the focus on the knuckle empahsizes the physical embrace, the grip...and the image is all about the embrace, the moment...about two people sinking into one and other...it's all about passion, but in a more cerebral level and not an "obvious" way which would have been more DPC friendly IMO. The toned down coloring was nice...full on color would have been distracting...maybe try another verion and give B & W processing to see how the image evolves? I enjoyed the subtle "intimacy" of this image very much...hope I was able the shed some light on your placement....really 85 out of 281 isn't all that bad in my book...it's a fine image.

Message edited by author 2006-03-29 16:15:47.
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03/29/2006 08:20:20 AM
I agree about the DOF...it's actually too shallow. Hard to tell what's going on in the background. Had you not posted in a thread, I wouldn't have known. Even if you stood to the right a bit more, there may be more detail in the faces where the hand is blocking any kissing action as it is.

I'm also not crazy about the selective color. That pulls your eye to the foreground even more, which is what you don't want since the focus is supposed to be on the "amour". Also, how does the fact that someone has a blue shirt add to the image? I didn't vote in this challenge, but thought I'd add an IMO per your thread request. Very creative idea!
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03/29/2006 04:34:34 AM
I like your creativity with this. The only problem I have with it is the DOF - it's too shallow . I would at least like to see the front hand in focus...or at least the fingers. My eye gets drawn to the OOF ring.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2006 08:03:49 PM
An image one must sort of "glide" into...at first we see the hand, then we are slowly pulled into the rest of the embrace...nice work.
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03/26/2006 04:04:19 PM
Why the validation?
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03/25/2006 11:02:55 PM
Splendid shot. Though I find the DOF too shallow, took me a while to realize what exactly is going on in the photo.
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03/24/2006 04:46:58 PM
Nice idea, lovely coloring and feeling. Wish for more visible hand for the challenge, maybe at least a straighter pinky?
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03/22/2006 03:36:58 PM
I really like this shot, but you might be disqualified for the selective color adjustments.
03/22/2006 03:45:49 AM
very nice work
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