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For good eyesight
For good eyesight

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Challenge: Giving Thanks (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: Nov 28, 2003
Galleries: Family, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2003

This was taken on suppressed flash indoors on Macro
I value my eyesight and to be able to see the beautiful things around me and my lovely family
and of corse all the beautiful images here on D P C

Place: 14 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.2193
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9762
Avg (non-participants): 6.3611
Views since voting: 951
Votes: 114
Comments: 14
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12/13/2003 12:45:21 AM
[Critique Club]

I was given this from the critique club queue, but I had already commented. So instead of additional comments, I thought I'd take this opportunity to try and illustrate my point below. In addition, I waited long enough that it got put back in the queue, so you will get another critique club review from someone else.

Here's my attempt at softening the lighting on the skin. I did this in a manner such that you could have done this legally with Gaussian blur and fading, as long as your software supports that without using layers. But I actually had to do it manually, and illegally, using layers since I have PSe rather than PS. But it still illustrates what I thought would improve the pic!

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Also, outside of a challenge, you could do one additional adjustment. If you did the softening with layers, or used a mask, you could apply it to the face but not the eyes.

12/06/2003 07:32:23 AM
This was a top three image for me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2003 09:06:20 PM
Fantastic detail, and a well chosen crop.
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12/02/2003 04:07:44 AM
Clever idea, crystal clear!
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12/01/2003 10:58:09 AM
Lovely! - maybe a little powder for the shine.
12/01/2003 09:30:48 AM
Great sharpness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 08:06:00 AM
Dark areas either side are distracting. Also eyes shoudl be looking into the camera for optimum effect....

11/30/2003 08:28:49 PM
Great capture of the eyes. I think the harsh flash or lighting on the skin detracts, some neat image softening might have been good here.
11/29/2003 12:46:18 PM
Crystal clear image. Nicely done. I like the lighting, too.
11/29/2003 10:31:26 AM
great thing to be thankful for.....
11/29/2003 09:48:49 AM
Beautiful closeup of eyes. They are almost like mine. You could have cropped it even closer to avoid the dark right and left edges.
11/29/2003 04:08:58 AM
I couldn't agree more, It was going to be my choice to as I value my sight more than most things.

You've managed to get some good detail in this with a good expression of sincerity too. I can't decide though, whether it would have improved it to crop out the hair left and right.
11/29/2003 12:49:20 AM
Nice shot overall, an 8
11/29/2003 12:46:11 AM
Right, and totally awesome blue eyes. Nice shot, great eyes.

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