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Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Iceland
Date: Dec 14, 2008
Aperture: 2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

lightroom mostly. resize and sharpen in ps, little dodge&burn & crop

Place: 91 out of 216
Avg (all users): 5.3659
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.1711
Avg (non-participants): 5.4806
Views since voting: 629
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 205
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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12/27/2008 05:08:15 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I was not able to vote on this challenge, but if I had, I probably would have given you a 5. If this were in any other challenge other than bokeh, I would have scored it at least a 7.

First of all, let me say that this is a beautiful portrait. I like the overall lightness to this photograph, and the focus is very sharp. I am a big fan of black & white portraits, as they allow the viewer to focus on the emotions of the photo, instead of all the little details. Her eyes are very beautiful. While I can see a little bokeh, it really isn't strong enough, or enhance the photo enough to warrant a high score in this challenge. All in all, lovely photograph.

If you need any clarification on any of my comments, please feel free to pm me. It might take some time for me to get back to you.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 11:05:17 PM
Stunning! The eyes are perfect and I love the b&w :) 9
12/22/2008 11:46:30 PM
she's so adorable@
12/20/2008 02:05:01 PM
Beautiful photo and girl. I hope you do well! Only thing I could recommend would be to burn the hair a bit more, maybe?
12/19/2008 06:01:03 PM
arrr love it
12/19/2008 04:39:26 PM
beautiful girl - there seems to be a bit too much processing on the face IMO
12/19/2008 07:34:21 AM
Cute model! Her arm seems to be OOF but the B&W were great! I like the bokeh too, but it should be more notable.
12/18/2008 12:24:41 PM
Nice portrait. The DOF is very nice, however, I don't think the background is significant enough to warrant a high score in a bokeh challenge. Basically the only way it enhances the image is by isolating the child.
12/18/2008 11:34:45 AM
What a striking image. I love the eye contact and a feeling of tension as if something's about to happen.
12/17/2008 03:23:33 AM
nice portrait!

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