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Paint Her Blue
Paint Her Blue

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: NYC
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Nude, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

Yet another self-portrait, this time with a little help from my husband.
This is actually pretty straight forward
desaturated eventhing to -100 aside from Cyan and Blue
Adjusted Levels
Adjusted Curves
Neat Image
Clones out a few spots on my skin
Saved for Web
Done :)

Place: 203 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.5610
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4817
Avg (non-participants): 5.8364
Views since voting: 4273
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 246
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/02/2007 03:31:18 AM
Greetings from the critique club!

Interesting pose for the model. I'd consider moving her to the left abit so that the center of her body is over to about a third. That might be nitpicky though.

Lighting is relatively good. The background is fairly bright but it creates a good separation from the background.

The challenge: Interesting and unique approach to the challenge. As mentioned in the previous comments the blue line has a bit of sloppiness to it. A smoother line would perhaps be more interesting. Maybe masking out the line might have been more effective than desaturating all colors except blue and cyan. (But not quite as easy of course).

Other: The picture does work for black and white conversion. Maybe a little more contrast might have helped.

Bumping up the ISO to 400 would have allowed a smaller aperture and a bit more DOF. The only thing you want blurred is the background and I think you would have achieved that at f/7.1 (is that the next f stop? I forget). You could also just use a slower shutter speed but it might have resulted in some blur. (1/25 sec...hmm...maybe)

Overall: I enjoy this image as it is a "fun" approach to the challenge. A little more sharpness and contrast and this image would be in the 6's.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 11:47:26 AM
Finger painting would have been more fun :-P
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05/24/2007 01:36:19 PM
Creative idea. Nicely composed.
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05/23/2007 01:29:48 PM
Interesting image but the model's pose seems a bit awkward. The edges of the paint also seem a little sloppy in the desat. Overall not a bad image.
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05/22/2007 11:06:23 AM
interesting composition 8
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05/22/2007 06:54:41 AM
Original idea :)
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05/21/2007 11:23:52 AM
focus issues and the hands seem a little strange to me. maybe too tense
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05/21/2007 03:01:43 AM
YAY! my fav part of every challenge is the gratuitous nudity /6
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