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Silky Hair...Porcelain Skin
Silky Hair...Porcelain Skin

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Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: My Yard in Statesboro, GA
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Snapshot, Children
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

RAW conversion in PS Elements 4.0, Crop 3X, Sepia 2X, Enhance Saturation, Sharpen Edges, USM, Resized, Saved for Web

Place: 107 out of 144
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Votes: 273
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05/27/2007 11:34:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Composition: For this challenge I cant really see silky smooth. I can see a lot of different textures..even on the skin. The harsh crop across the girls head really doesn't compliment the smooth approach you were after.

Technical: The focus has grabbed onto the girls right arm and hair on that arm. The focus should be on her face more....especially the eye lashes...that would have been a good starting point for the viewer to then be led into and around the image. The lighting and colour is very natural which is a plus though.

Overall: Try a slightly different crop and get right down to the girls level and play around with different shots. Always try to get the eyes and nose in focus as this is where people naturally look to first.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 08:36:30 PM
nice image.
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05/20/2007 01:29:52 AM
She should be looking at the camera more, crops too tight, cant see the "silky hair"
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05/18/2007 09:55:21 PM
cute kid.
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05/18/2007 10:50:07 AM
hmm you cna only see a portion of her face and she is looking down
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05/17/2007 01:20:25 PM
Nice shot but, doesn't connect with me personally.
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05/17/2007 11:24:06 AM
its cute but a little plain
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05/16/2007 12:06:10 PM
this is cute as a close-up, nice take on silky-smooth!
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