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Challenge: The Eyes Have It! (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Location: studio
Date: Feb 3, 2008
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2008

Claire McAdams

I was trying to think of a way to photograph an eye that hasn't been done 2 million times. I was doing this shoot with her painted black for another concept but her eyes were just so bright compared to her skin that I couldn't help but shoot something for this challenge. I am not sure how I feel about this photo, but I like the look in her eyes. Post processing: minimal levels and black and white conversion.

Place: 19 out of 299
Avg (all users): 6.2411
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0886
Avg (non-participants): 6.3241
Views since voting: 1646
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 224
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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02/18/2008 10:05:51 AM
I think this is very well done - your handling of the very dark darks is excellent.
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02/13/2008 04:49:40 AM
Good idea with the black to make the eyes pop some more. Awesome contrast.
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02/13/2008 03:43:54 AM
Reminds me of that scene in "First Blood" (the first Rambo movie) where he covers himself in mud and hides against a cliff and you couldn't see him til he opens his eyes. 'Cept she's prettier than Rambo. :D
I think this is well done and did pretty well in the midst of pretty stunning competition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2008 03:01:25 PM
Interesting concept, original....
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02/12/2008 01:57:57 AM
nice detail but wayy too dark for me without contrast
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02/11/2008 02:07:52 AM
curly smurly
02/10/2008 11:56:38 PM
I really like the idea, but would have preferred no hair in front of the eyes. I find it a bit distracting.
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02/10/2008 07:34:51 AM
Wow!!! Very dramatic. I'd love to see the setup for this! I love it!
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02/08/2008 07:08:08 PM
awesome! wonderful textures & color contrasts.
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02/07/2008 01:05:32 AM
Well done
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02/06/2008 09:23:34 PM
Striking photo. The hair is a little too dark IMO but I still like it
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02/06/2008 01:30:19 PM
This is somewhat tough to look at, because its kind of creepy. But, artistically, its really good. Very subtle light definitions across all of the black. This is one of my high scores in the challenge.
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02/06/2008 12:48:13 PM
you rock
02/06/2008 09:30:06 AM
Titled perfectly... marvellous blacks
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02/06/2008 12:56:15 AM
dayum. this is just too friggin awesome.
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02/06/2008 12:52:42 AM
Cool shot, I can't wait to see the details of what this person looks like without the black. Great attention to the eyes!
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