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Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Date: May 31, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2007

I decided for once to enter a free study with no edits. The only editing was converting from raw to Jpeg in 72 DPI and at 640X427. Sharpened.

Wish me luck.

Place: 569 out of 617
Avg (all users): 4.7378
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.7328
Avg (non-participants): 4.7576
Views since voting: 1117
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 164
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2007 12:00:18 PM
Your entry looks OOF, simply PP for that alone would have improved your score. Your PP version does look very nice, but I think for a greater improvement in score you might want to look at your composition. It's very difficult to get a centered photo that just looks right. When it doesn't look right people notice, they can't always put their finger on why, but they notice. I think your photo is really begging for an off-centered composition.

Don't fall into the trap that you have to use rules and guidelines, but just remember there is a reason they exist.


I just saw the comment about her looking uncomfortable, that's a good point...for evidence look at her knees. Probably got all red like that trying to get into position.

Message edited by author 2007-06-08 12:16:22.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 10:57:01 PM
a pretty girl but her pose doesn't look comfortable
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2007 05:41:05 PM
Go Team Stranger, love the intense gaze ... teammate image, comment only!
06/05/2007 08:43:58 PM
Team mate - comment but no vote.

Go Strangers!!!!!
06/05/2007 12:33:30 AM
Teammate pic... Comment but no vote for you....
And ummm why are her knees red again???? Hmmm wonder what was going on behind that rock...
06/04/2007 07:45:36 PM
It looks like you can see up her dress which is a little distracting. Her knees are very red which a healing brush may have fixed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2007 03:34:16 PM
her knees are kinda beat up? that's quite the expression
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2007 03:32:04 AM
good idea but to put your model in the middle with this shot is not a good idea. If you crop on the left (the wall) the photograph would be more Poison Ivy then it's now. do something with the reds on her knees.(clone???) you may use
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2007 12:42:05 AM
not sure about the crop - her feet are cut off and the rock on the left is pretty overpowering
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2007 10:11:56 PM
Aw, I wish this was a little sharper. It has a snapshot feel, but what a great snapshot! The model's expression, the reddened knees -- really great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2007 08:41:23 PM
I wish there were more happy-looking models. maybe modelling is just a plain boring job ;-Þ
(vote 29)
06/01/2007 06:57:41 PM
Too soft on the main subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2007 03:13:57 AM
There are a few issues with this image. Firstly the models face is not in focus, which is a shame.

Her knees are strongly marked in red which draws attention to them andnot the models face.

The wall on the left hand side and plant on the right seem to draw too much attention also, so could perhaps do with some cropping.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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