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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Location: my room
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

boyfriend + eyeliner + desklamp

i propped up the camera on my laundry bin which was on top of my bed. squishy objects make difficult tripods.

i'm not yet too familiar with photoshop so i think some other methods may have produced better results but i'm not sure how.

Place: 134 out of 238
Avg (all users): 5.3755
Avg (commenters): 5.4444
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5337
Views since voting: 586
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 253
Comments: 11
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06/09/2006 05:21:29 AM
Critique Club
I like the idea, and I like the way you set it up so that you only see one side of the face. Cropping could have been a little tighter, and perhaps more even (looks a bit uneven to me). Also, i think one of his shoulders is higher htan the others... get your bf to stand straight :P. Also, the violin insignia is nice, but could have been slightly sharper. Finally, maybe some sort of an expression wouldn't have hurt.

image isn't very well in focus. Its a bit blurred. Maybe thats from using the dodgy tripod setup... might be worth investing in at least a cheap one.

Not a fan of the digital haircut... Contrast is too sharp between background and hair, and so it looks artificial. Also, you could try lightening the eyes a bit to bring them out.

Nice concept, but the sharpness just isn't there, and the processed looking hair detracts. I see this is your first entry, which is pretty good. Hope the comments are helpful, and hope to see increasing scores :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2006 04:01:09 PM
There is a little too much contrast between the hairline and the background. You probably could have used the blur tool to make the hair blend in better with the back ground.
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06/03/2006 12:32:03 PM
Good lighting and composition. Focus is a tiny bit soft. Skin tones look natural. Without the title I would not have gotten 'violin' out of this.
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06/03/2006 11:50:56 AM
Very nice picture. I think it would be just as if not more effective with no markings on the face.
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06/02/2006 04:36:47 PM
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06/02/2006 04:16:34 AM
The lighting on the left side of his face is a little too bright.
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06/01/2006 09:41:58 AM
Possibly, IMO, the F-hole detracts from the image. Perhaps a little soft on focus.
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05/31/2006 11:57:58 PM
I like the half-light approach. It is simple and elegant. However, the edges around the hair lend an inorganic feel to the shot, and makes me think the shot was cut out of a larger composition.
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05/31/2006 10:01:04 AM
I think the focus on the eye could be better.. Also it seams like he has he haircut (in ps) ;)
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05/31/2006 09:51:43 AM
around the hair the model looks superimposed over the background. the rest is beautiful though. clever idea
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05/31/2006 04:25:09 AM
Simple, Different and Nice warm tones. I just wish the focus was a bit more sharper. Hope this does well for you.8.
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