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"I'm Looking Through You"
"I'm Looking Through You"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Grey's Lake State Park, IA
Date: May 24, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

My lovely lady and I at a state park. Can't say the song lyrics apply, but the title fits the picture.

Negative Editing:
-white balance
-contrast

PS Editing:
-selective color
-desaturate
-spot editing of skin blemishes
-levels
-curves
-usm
-border
-saveforweb

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.4427
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1591
Avg (non-participants): 5.5862
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 262
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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06/10/2006 12:46:44 AM
From the Critique Club

Hi- A pretty good portrait but there are a few things that should of been removed and a few thing that should of been added to make your shot work better IMO.
For example the first thing I noticed when I opened up your image was that you are hand holding the camera not using a tripod. That's ok but should not jump out at the viewer. If you would of cropped the right side I believe that would of help this issue but a tripod would of been the best giving you more range in your setup.
In a portrait photograph where the face is shown I believe the eyes are the key to success. Both people in your photograph have there eyes very dark not giving us a connection with them like it would of been if we were able to see the eyes. I would have suggested the eyes being brighter so we could see what direction they were looking.
The female has a very pleasant smile and very photogenic so more detail and contrast would of been great. I also believe a tighter crop may have helped.
You did a good job converting to B&W and the Dof is good.

Overall I think this shot would of been worth taking again with a tripod. Using the same B&W conversion but with a little more contrast. Do away with anything that does not enhance the shot and draw our attention to the elements that make the shot. Good photograph and I hope you find this critique helpful. If you have any questions concerning this critique feel free to contact me.

regards,
SDW
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 04:16:08 PM
good shot, nice contrast
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06/06/2006 06:43:44 AM
Good idea and quite good execution.
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06/05/2006 05:09:56 PM
LOL Are you trying to imply that she has nothing between her ears? Just kiding. This is an OK portrait but needs something. I think it's the low contrast lighting...
TC
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06/04/2006 11:44:15 PM
sharp capture with a good DOF
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06/02/2006 08:32:32 PM
beautiful composition... would had put much more contrast...
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05/31/2006 08:35:33 AM
A tighter crop, getting rid of the right side would have worked better. Nice expression.
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