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Out of Proportion
Out of Proportion

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Challenge: Proportion (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-3030Z
Location: my house
Date: Apr 27, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2004


Place: 75 out of 290
Avg (all users): 5.5217
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 5.4508
Avg (non-participants): 5.5779
Views since voting: 890
Votes: 276
Comments: 11
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05/10/2004 06:16:56 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

This image has a lot going for it - I'm surprised it didn't finish higher. But as you know, there were a great many excellent entries to compete with.

One of the common weaknesses of many entries is the lack of impact - but your image does not suffer from that. It reaches right out to the viewer and shouts "proportion" quite loudly. I don't necessarily agree with the comment that it "barely" shows proportion as the left eye is about 1.5 times the size of the right eye.

Your presentation is well done - placing the subject on a diagonal line adds some tension.

Techically, the exposure looks to be right on and the "printing" shows good black and white qualities - good clean crisp whites and some black blacks with a nice tonal range between.

I'm a bit confused by the tech data shown on the image - an f-stop of 2.8 and a shutter speed of 1/10th. I would not have thought the focus on the right ear would have remained sharp at 2.8 - given the focus is most likely centered on the eyes. And a shutter speed of 1/10 most lkely required a very still model and a tripod.

The lighting is a bit "troublesome" as well - with two catchlights in the larger eye - but just one in the smaller one.

The only minor improvement I would suggest is the removal of the bright spots just to the right of the eyelid and in the upper right corner of the image.

Overall - a great effort all the way.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2004 11:28:59 PM
I like the attempt here and it is out of proportion, but just barely so...I would like it more out of proportion....make a great human abstract that you really don't see a lot of. Good work.
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05/04/2004 02:46:21 AM
Great idea for the challenge. Framing is good and also the tight crop.
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05/03/2004 04:44:46 PM
Simple but effective. Very nice!
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05/01/2004 11:19:37 PM
Very interesting ... why didn't I think of that??
PS...great minds think alike, they say. I named my photo the same thing!
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05/01/2004 04:04:50 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. Nothing to critize photographically. Perhaps add more background for context, but I think this is pretty good as is.
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04/30/2004 01:50:01 PM
The composition is ok but I wonder if it would be a more startling image if just the eyes were cropped. I can see how it was problematic to make the decision on just how to present it. Clever idea.
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04/30/2004 01:34:46 AM
Clever idea! Held DOF very well through the glass. The very bright spots to the right of your model's forehead are unfortunate.
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04/29/2004 10:46:55 AM
IMHO meets the challenge 100%.
Clever idea and shot very well. Good entry. I hope you do well.
04/28/2004 10:08:28 AM
04/28/2004 12:52:33 AM
thank you for taking a picture that is proportion and not scale. nicely done too. good job i like it. my only 10 !!

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