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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1H
Location: Ithaca, NY
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Aperture: F 1.2
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

I know this is going to do really badly because of the bright spot on my nose... it SUCKS! BUT... I didn't have time to do another, and I got all dressed up to do this photo... and I want to see how it does... so I'm entering it. I know I'm going to get comments like "The nose is too bright!" or... "whats up with your nose?" but hey... it's kind of cool... I used a center focus filter on this... barely any levels adjustments.. and shot it in raw and messed a bit with the exposure. Full frame, no cropping.

Place: 86 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.5510
Avg (commenters): 4.4000
Avg (participants): 4.1014
Avg (non-participants): 4.9487
Views since voting: 997
Votes: 147
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 04:15:15 PM
what is the glare on her face?
12/07/2003 02:34:28 PM
On my monitor her nose looks a little too bright. With the extreme effect you have here, I'd want to try further experimentation, such as applying a canvas filter to make it look painted, or layering it with a picture of some nice fluffy clouds at a low opacity level.
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12/07/2003 09:06:23 AM
too much light on the nose...I found it a bit distracting from the shot
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12/04/2003 09:39:55 PM
A little too much softening , little too bright around the nose, good subject. 6
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12/03/2003 02:45:45 AM
pretty lady but a bit too soft maybe even a little blurred
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12/02/2003 11:28:59 AM
The white reflection is the clprit.
12/02/2003 08:38:01 AM
Nicely composed, but I think there's a bit too much light on the nose and not enough on the rest of the face
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12/02/2003 08:20:09 AM
very interesting soft focus or blur? regards, biilana
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12/02/2003 06:34:06 AM
A question mark AND an exclamation mark?!

Love the shot, hate the punctuation. [8]
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12/01/2003 08:54:47 PM
Your concept and subject in this portraiture is good. It may be to "soft". You might want to show more detail of your beautiful model. The bright lighting on the nose does not do justice to her in this image.
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12/01/2003 05:45:20 PM
There isnít enough detail in the eyes for this to work as a portrait and the nose seems unusually bright compared to the rest of the face.
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12/01/2003 05:41:22 PM
seems slightly overdone
12/01/2003 03:17:09 PM
Don't ya know, weman hate shiney noses. hehe. Nice shot though.
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12/01/2003 11:45:24 AM
It's a very nice effect, but the excessive brightness on the nose pulls to much attention to itself.
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12/01/2003 10:54:16 AM
The light on her nose looks a bit unusual and not very natural. Other then that a pretty shot of a pretty lady. Love the white fuzzy sweater.
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12/01/2003 03:43:33 AM
Like it, but I think the light on the nose could be a little less intense as it hides what look like very beautiful eyes.
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