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Bonnie Blue
Bonnie Blue
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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-40Z
Location: NJ
Date: Oct 31, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2003

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Place: 227 out of 326
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Votes: 235
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11/17/2003 10:27:46 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Overall, I think this is a pretty good picture, but there are a couple of things I think would have made it more emotive with the viewers.

The lighting is good, perhaps too good. There are no shadows, and the background is a nice solid black. Perhaps using sidelighting could have cast some interesting shadows and given more "drama" to the shot.

Though you fill the frame well, it is cropped a little too tight for my personal taste and perhaps too far left in the frame. Together, these two elements make it feel off-balanced to me.

I like the desaturation, and think that it adds interest to this shot because it really makes her eyes the focus of attention.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.
Best wishes in future challenges.
karmat
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11/11/2003 01:09:18 PM
At first I thought the face was too grainy but on closer inspection I see it is just the texture. Good lighting, the harsh glares on her hair at the front don't bother me at all. This is one of the few color desaturated photos Ihave seen that I like.
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11/05/2003 10:50:45 PM
My sister used to make these dolls. I think I had about 4 of them when I was growing up. She is still life without a doubt. The cropping is a bit tight on the top, her bow got cut off and the bottom part, what is that on her hair? It looks so ragged compared to the smoothness of the rest of the doll. The focus needs to be sharpened up a bit. A 4
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11/05/2003 09:49:38 AM
very surreal. would make a good portrait on friendster.com.
11/05/2003 04:41:45 AM
she's looking at me..
no way man.. she's totally checking me out!
no way.. you're too old for her.. she's like 12.
dude, i'm only a year older than you
pervert
toucher.

fight breaks out.


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