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Tribute to "Eyes" by librodo
Tribute to "Eyes" by librodo

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: At home (Ontario, Canada)
Date: Sep 16, 2007
Aperture: f/6.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007

A tribute to "Eyes" by librodo.

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Place: 97 out of 111
Avg (all users): 5.4351
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.5094
Avg (non-participants): 5.3960
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 154
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 06:32:05 PM
O.K. instead of an exotic looking lady wrapped in a head scarf we get a parody with the blue-eyed young man:-) You might be getting dinged from the literalists which expect a close as possible emulation. I am just going to go on the pros and cons of the composition. You have the wonderfully bold and vibrant hue of orange which is akin to what colorful head covering we see adorn Librodo's models. The orange really pops nicely off of the black background. One con to the composition is lighting. The lighting seems to be off to the left hand side of the model. What happens is that it casts a very harsh unflattering shadow from the head covering onto the left hand side of the face. Also while the lighting illuminates the left hand portion of the face while the right fades to shadow in some spots on the nose and above the eyebrow the highlights are a tad blown such that there is no skin texture. Either have another light source shining on the right hand side of the model or have a light source shine full on with perhaps a thin cloth to defuse the harsh tone of the light on your model so that the light falls evenly on the model's face. Having even lighting will flatter the skin tones and illuminate the model more evenly. Lastly, this model has nice blue eyes, play them up. Since this is advanced editing you could do a selection on the eyes, then feather to avoid a hard edge, and then do some saturation adjustment along with Highlight/Midtone/Shadow to deepen the tones and add vibrancy to the color. Making those blue eyes pop would really add visual interest to your photo.
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09/23/2007 08:08:27 AM
Oh I am sure Manny would love this..lmao!! Good attempt.
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09/20/2007 12:03:30 AM
Being brutally honest, your subject doesn't lend himself to a Librodo style portrait...However, that is not his fault and overall you did a nice job of photographing him. I particularly like the thin highlight of the scarf's edge along the RH side of the frame. 6
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09/18/2007 11:50:17 PM
Good job on this. The lighting is good, and the orange cloth has great colour. Hope you do well :)
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09/17/2007 07:55:23 PM
Unfortunately, to me this isn't really a good emulation of Manny's work. To me, it's just a guy with a scarf on his head. It's not a bad photo. It's sharp and well lit. It just doesn't scream "MANNY LIBRODO"!
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09/17/2007 12:14:38 PM
This was a FANTASTIC idea! But unfortunately the photo looks over-exposed to me. The lighting seems too harsh. I just love the concept though!!! I scored 7
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09/17/2007 11:39:38 AM
Ha ha ha. Nice sense of humour.
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09/17/2007 09:07:44 AM
too much light on the forehead and the brightness of the orange takes away from the blue eyes.
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09/17/2007 05:14:05 AM
the shadows in the face are a bit distracting and steals some detail. Being too picky the eye is a tad (just bit) off focus.
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09/17/2007 12:21:17 AM
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