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Brown Never Looked So Good
Brown Never Looked So Good
JawnyRico


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Challenge: Brown (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2006 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Akron, Ohio
Date: Dec 16, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

This is my wife Melissa, it was a very easy shoot to do. Not only because she is beautiful but because of her natural brown hair and eyes. I think like in the details of the challenge it described "Brown" as being usually dull and least appreciated. But she makes brown look so gorgeous. Hence the title. Only my 2nd challenge but really looking forward to some more constructive critism.

Basic Editing:
Unsharp Mask
Crop & Resize

Statistics
Place: 52 out of 306
Avg (all users): 5.8621
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9381
Avg (non-participants): 5.7925
Views since voting: 1772
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 203
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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12/30/2006 09:20:19 AM
First of all, nice looking lady :) Well lighting is pretty good, composition too and well pretty much nothing that I can see wrong with this shot except for one big issue, and that is the focus lying slightly in front of her eyes so they are a bit out of focus, take better care when focusing at 1.8 aperture and you should be all set. Also I personally would have used a higher contrast in post processing but that´s just my taste.
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12/27/2006 03:50:50 AM
Your wife is gorgeous! Great model, so good job marrying her :-) I think you got great comments below. Personally, I like the pose a lot and as mentioned below, the makeup is great. You are doing so well for just starting out!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2006 05:09:20 PM
Nice composition and tones. Might have been a bit improved by a bit more sharpness around the eyes.
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12/26/2006 02:22:35 PM
My only problems with this photo is you focused on your subjects lips, not their eyes, and that also made you hand oversaturated with light.
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12/26/2006 01:28:35 PM
I love hats and pretty women. I would prefer a little less light.
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12/26/2006 08:17:19 AM
the eyes, not the hands should be in the sharpest focus, but i give you a 6 anyway. nice pose, well lit. watch showing too much of the flat side of the hand, makes it too big. i would have tried having her leaning into the photo, not BACK from the photo...IMO
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12/23/2006 11:55:59 PM
Nice portrait. I like the tone and close crop.

One comment is that the sharpest focus appears to be on her lips/nose, as opposed to her eyes. But that's a common mistake.
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12/21/2006 05:02:11 PM
I find the hand distracting and focus seems sharp on her lips rather than her eyes...
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12/21/2006 03:57:30 PM
Good lighting, except for the burned-out parts on her hand. The use of brown is excellent, especially the eyes.
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12/21/2006 11:29:07 AM
beautiful..brown eyes!
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12/21/2006 07:22:52 AM
Great portrait, I like the way the makeup colors compliment the overall color theme
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12/21/2006 07:02:31 AM
It looks like her lips are more in focus than her eyes. I think this would look much crisper if her eyes were in focus. It is a very nice photo though.
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12/21/2006 04:35:57 AM
definately has potential but would have liked the focus on the eyes.
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12/20/2006 12:47:18 PM
I wish her hand was not in the picture..it distracts your focus
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12/20/2006 12:13:52 PM
awesome model! great photo!
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12/20/2006 11:56:04 AM
nice shot ... wish it was sharper
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