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Listen to the Band
Listen to the Band

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Elmira, New York
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2006

Back lit from a low overcast sun.
Editing included curves a little increase in red saturation, and Resizing

Place: 260 out of 440
Avg (all users): 4.9675
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.9333
Views since voting: 649
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 246
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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11/06/2006 10:45:03 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

My first impression when I voted on this image was that it met the bokeh requirement of the challenge but the bokeh didn't really enhance the main subject. You will notice that the light and dark areas of the background align very closely to the dark and light areas of the main subject. This makes the main subject blend into the background instead of helping it to stand out. Contributing to this effect is that the light is coming from behind the main subject, casting shadows on her face. These shadows cause the facial features most voters naturally look towards to blend into the background as well.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.


 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2006 03:01:05 PM
I like the coloring in this.
10/25/2006 12:50:15 AM
I am not sure I like the horizon. Otherwise good use of depth.

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