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Difference of Opinion

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Misunderstanding (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Minolta
Location: Indoors, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Date: Feb 17, 2008
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3s
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2008

Difference of Opinion

A photo of myself. My girlfriend did the make up and pushed the shutter for me. Used black and blue makeup and tomato sauce for the blood. Back light and lighting from the right hand side.

Camara settings:

Ex. Correction +0.0Ev
ISO 200

Using Photoshop CS2 Camera Raw:

Adjusted the .ARW file under the following tabs:


Temprature 3000F
Tint +26
Exposure -0.45
Shadows 3
Brightness 77
Contrast +45
Saturation 0


Sharpness 25
Luminance Smoothing 0
Color Noise Reduction 25


No adjustments


Tone Curve

Input; Output values:



Shadow Tint 0
Red Hue 0
Red Saturation 0
Green Hue 0
Green Saturation 0
Blue Hue 0
Blue Saturation 0

Opened in Photoshop CS 2

Rotated: 6 degrees CW,
Cloned out dust specs

Colour balance
Hue / Sat.
Brightness, contrast
Selective dodge and burn

Canvas resized by 30px, black
Resize to 70 * 493
Saved for web, 97% quality, 184Kb

Place: 10 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.0567
Avg (commenters): 7.3571
Avg (participants): 5.6316
Avg (non-participants): 6.1603
Views since voting: 2263
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 194
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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02/29/2008 11:52:23 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

I'm not exactly sure why you wanted this critiqued but I'll do it. After scoring 10th place I'm sure you're pretty pleased huh?

Overall the image and content is good. I think what got you was the slight motion blur on your shirt collar, ear and hair. If the image was overall sharp and in focus I defiantly think you would have done much better.

Oh and for fake blood, next time try using karo syrup with red food dye in it.

Good work and congrats on getting a top 10.
02/29/2008 09:50:40 AM
Great but subtle visual statement of the theme! I liked>favorited!
02/25/2008 01:18:25 AM
Not a bad finish given the subject matter, which normally doesn't do well here.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2008 08:11:17 PM
Great composition. I really like the lighting. I do find the fuzzy edge of the collar (??) a bit distracting, but that's a nit.
02/23/2008 05:11:47 AM
well executed shot, good idea ;-)
02/22/2008 10:37:02 PM
Awesome detail and lighting.
02/22/2008 07:25:54 PM
Awesome composition and idea....: )
02/22/2008 12:17:53 PM
Not sure what to think of this the image it is well done. Not sure about the challange however. I see the result but not the "misunderstanding".
02/21/2008 08:33:07 PM
I hope you do well with this one. At least a top ten finish.
02/20/2008 02:33:16 AM
nice eyeshadow! ;)
heheh ... j/k
02/19/2008 02:30:35 PM
Fantastic portrait..... I love this shot...
02/19/2008 12:39:46 PM
I think you got punched for wearing makeup dude. I like the composition of this image and the lighting is spot on.
02/19/2008 01:39:49 AM
This is horrible..... which in this case is good...
02/18/2008 07:52:56 PM
Nicely done, 7.
02/18/2008 05:19:10 PM
is the subject bleeding oil??? good photo and good concept
02/18/2008 03:51:50 PM
good balance and use of the white space.
02/18/2008 12:26:46 AM
the blood wasnt really needed, but the black eyes great

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