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Train Tracks
Train Tracks

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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Parkville, Missouri
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2006

This was a senior Portrait photo shoot I did. I agree that I\'m really stretching for this one.

Editing: Curves, Brightness/Contrast, color balance, and unsharpen mask

Place: 280 out of 294
Avg (all users): 4.1980
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.2500
Avg (non-participants): 4.1653
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Views during voting: 385
Votes: 197
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10/03/2006 07:09:34 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!


I definitely agree with your commenters with regards to the placement of the model in this shot. The models pose is good but to fit the challenge she would have looked better in the distance with the train track leading the viewer to her. I am also wondering what would have been behind her if you took the image the other way, as it is at the moment I find the background too busy and distracting.


Portraits are not an area I know very much about at all but I will do my best to offer some advice. First of all, to me, the lighting looks very dull. There is no real detail in the models face and the colours don't 'pop'. It was obviously not the brightest of days so that hasn't helped here. Also the background has a slight out of focus look (it could be my eyes!), I would like to either see a shallower depth of field or have the background completely in focus.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

- Natalya :o)

Message edited by author 2006-10-03 07:10:12.
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09/27/2006 05:24:07 AM
Isn't that a little trashy for a senior photo? Red high heels.. slit skirt showing plenty of inner thigh? In my personal opinion there shouldn't be any kind of sex appeal added to a photo that's designed to be displayed in a year book for children. The pose and choice of wardrobe just don't seem appropriate to me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 08:06:05 AM
The tracks are good as leading lines and your subject is very good. I think I would have preferred she was back further so the tracks led the eye to her. The red is a good touch too.
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09/20/2006 10:34:55 PM
a little less busy background would help bring out the model.
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09/20/2006 01:59:42 PM
this would have worked better if she was standing further away, and the lines of the tracks were actually leading the eye to her.
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09/20/2006 08:20:26 AM
IMO your model needed to be further along the tracks. That way the lines would have led to her. As it is, she breaks the leading lines.
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