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i'm sorry, i can't be perfect
i'm sorry, i can't be perfect

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Challenge: Centered Composition IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Santaquin, Utah
Date: Nov 14, 2009
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2009

living is hard. But we get on, get through, and eventually forget.

Editing step:
Import to Lightroom
Export from lightroom (JPEG)
Open in CS4
Apply Filter from Exposure (Fuji Provia 100F - modified)
Crop (2)
flatten image
Image size

Place: 102 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.4279
Avg (commenters): 7.2308
Avg (participants): 5.3288
Avg (non-participants): 5.4789
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 215
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/25/2010 07:38:07 AM
I love the lighting & the crop on this. and of course it's just so real. Excellent work!
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12/02/2009 09:48:32 AM
did you ever consider provincial help
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12/02/2009 08:39:01 AM
Are you ok, Kari?

This looks so real.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2009 11:28:52 PM
cool atmo 8
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11/24/2009 12:37:03 PM
this looks like a very unhappy person...a very engaging picture
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11/23/2009 01:25:10 PM
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11/22/2009 09:28:18 AM
Hi Kari NIce work as always. I love the natural lite
In this challenge it is a case of great minds think alike :D
Good to see you shooting again
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11/21/2009 02:43:27 PM
Beautiful photo!
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11/20/2009 11:19:57 PM
The technicals are great here, the focus on the eyes and the great tones...but this photo is really more about the mood and intensity you've capture in her eyes. Very well done!
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11/20/2009 07:36:22 PM
but you have done a beautiful job here! 10
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11/19/2009 05:17:05 PM
That's just fine...and the reason why this is so interesting to look at. Perfection is highly overrated. I'll take real character anyway.
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11/19/2009 08:24:15 AM
the hand takes it off centre
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11/18/2009 10:00:13 PM
...and the neat thing is, you don't have to be. Nice job. So plain and simple. Keep up the good work Kari.
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11/18/2009 09:16:03 PM
Every time this title crosses my eye I cant help but sing that song =) Lovelu self portrait.
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11/18/2009 12:19:46 PM
II'm giving a mediocre 5, so I'll let you know why. Although I like the pose and the intensity of the gaze, I'm not at all taken with the composition - perhaps I'm looking at this with an unsophisticated eye but the left eye (your/her left) holds the focus but the centred composition draws the eye away from here to the nose, which because of your depth of field is slightly out of focus. I think this would be a far more effective image if you had place the left eye dead centre.

Perhaps it was your intention to confound and provoke in this way, perhaps the title alludes to a deliberate unbalancing of the image - but in the final analysis, it isn't quite working for me.
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11/18/2009 03:49:08 AM
Mesmerising eyes, yet not studio-like, made me look again and again and again, the unkempt hair, the hand. The lighting is just fab, not harsh or dazzling. This is a really good portrait.
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