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Alice in Where?
Alice in Where?

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Challenge: Portrait with Spectacles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Jan 4, 2008
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2008

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Place: 198 out of 209
Avg (all users): 3.8425
Avg (commenters): 2.8000
Avg (participants): 3.5333
Avg (non-participants): 3.9721
Views since voting: 611
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 254
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/25/2010 11:33:01 AM
I don't see why this got a 3.8. Under 5, yes, I can see that, but under 4 is harsh. The idea here is funny! The flash however gives a very harsh light, something to soften it up would defintely improve the photo. Hold a piece of white printpaper in front of it or something to soften it up. It can help! Also, a big towel or a bedsheet as a background would have a more solid and comfortable background. In this case, maybe a very bright one since it's very dark back there (maybe) COULD give some balance to it. The blue frame is a bit to blue. If you're using photoshop you could steal the dark blue colors from the pillow and add that as a canvas instead. I tried it, and it really worked! I also did a quick fix with Levels, only dragged the white one to get into the histogram, really helped.
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01/27/2008 04:28:27 AM
it was shot on a black leather lounge chair guess that is why the background is dark
i didnt think it was a dark image
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2008 10:34:17 PM
It doesn't really interest me plus why is it so dark?
01/11/2008 10:10:46 AM
If you're going to use a "prop" as a subject, think about what the background will look like - here I find the cushions more interesting. The blue border is quite a good idea, but you need a border between it and the contents of the picture - another band of black?
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01/10/2008 10:41:58 PM
everything seems to be falling over. just something off in the composition.
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01/10/2008 03:32:34 PM
What a lovely picture! You'll probably be crucified by the voters though. Never mind, eh.
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01/09/2008 10:02:46 PM
Lighting is a little too plain. Pattern in pillows is a bit distracting.
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01/09/2008 03:23:54 PM
It would be better without the cushions.
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