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en plein air
en plein air

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Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Montrose Ave.
Date: May 14, 2006
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2006

shot with nikor 135mm manual fixed lens

Place: 34 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.3254
Avg (commenters): 6.7647
Avg (participants): 6.1194
Avg (non-participants): 6.4225
Views since voting: 1314
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 209
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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05/24/2006 05:59:02 AM
**Critique Club**

Congratulations on high score! Its a perfect composition. All it needed was a little different PP to be a great submission. I would agree with most on "blur" thing. I "feel" use of glow filter to get similar processing might have given better results. Well, this is the only area I could see which might be improved as everything else about this photo is just right :)

You have got some great photos in your portfolio. "I never saw the sea..." is great!

Have a nice day!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2006 11:15:01 AM
With the dark hat, beard, dark sweater and all, his face is a bit lost to me. Other than that this is a beautiful portrait with nice color and softness.
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05/19/2006 07:01:32 AM
Sorry, not digging the softfocus at all, have always hated that style so it´s just personal dislike for the technique. Just wanted to tell you I would have voted higher if it had been sharper/clearer.
05/18/2006 11:31:51 PM
Great shot..love the soft focus effect created !
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05/18/2006 10:36:28 PM
Nice portrait, but the b/g blur is excessive.
05/18/2006 07:49:14 PM
The blur is a little much for my taste but it does give it a dreamy quality... what's he dreaming up on his art board?
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05/18/2006 11:05:50 AM
something i love about this. the softness is perfect. feels like a painting in some way to me! (8)
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05/17/2006 11:56:38 AM
nice artsy effect with the blurrung around the artist-8-
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05/17/2006 08:18:10 AM
I like the soft green and the overall feel of this shot. This photo itself is like a painting. Well done.
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05/17/2006 07:27:10 AM
too dark, not enough separation between subject and background
05/17/2006 05:22:08 AM
super shot 9
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05/16/2006 05:47:22 PM
Very dreamy look. I like it!
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05/16/2006 02:02:52 AM
I think the blur filter works well in this photo. Very good composition and I instantly got the feeling the subject was a painter.
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05/15/2006 05:14:38 PM
I am captivated and puzzled by this image at the same time. The shallow DOF is both captivating and then troubling, I can't figure out if its eal or artificial. Nevertheless, its a fascinating image
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05/15/2006 01:39:36 PM
to much ... no I mean way to much NeatImage on this! this soft feeling is realy not what I like vote you down for that. Though I like the photo it self, and meets the challenge well. Just next time use less filters.
05/15/2006 11:21:01 AM
Very nice portrait. The yellow in the background is a bit distracting, I'd probably try to remove that so that it doesn't draw the eye away from the subject.
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05/15/2006 10:28:33 AM
The blurriness of the background distracts from the subject
05/15/2006 09:05:18 AM
Like the environment - personally I would like the features a little lighter
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05/15/2006 08:41:10 AM
Lovely shot - a very pensive moment captured.
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05/15/2006 02:43:07 AM
Great, good DOF
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05/15/2006 12:44:48 AM
Perhaps a bit overly soft compared to what I would prefer but the pose and the subject work really well. The pose in particular could easily have come across as a little forced but to me it doesn't at all. Nice shot.
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