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Little Girl Blue Eyes
Little Girl Blue Eyes
W.R.Miller


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Location: My Parent's Neighborhood
Date: Jun 20, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Black and White, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

Lens: Sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 Compact Aspherical IF Hyperzoom Macro

Statistics
Place: 95 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.3495
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 5.2640
Avg (non-participants): 5.4815
Views since voting: 1265
Votes: 206
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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07/02/2004 09:32:37 AM
From the Critique Club:
First: this is a first rate composition with the use of the feathers to frame the subject. The model is a beauty and the exposure is on the money although at the sacrifice of the top feathers. This study has a very pleasant and happy feeling.
The only serious drawback is that colorization was used. Since you used the eyes as the focal point they will be examined and re-examined over and over. Like I commented in the challenge, keeping the original eye color would have raised your score much higher. To have played a little with the feathers, in addition, may have brought this image into the top, but of course, it would have defeated your purpose of maintaining a central focus.
By the looks of this picture I can surmize that you will be making some very exciting images and we all look forward to seeing them. dan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2004 02:11:36 AM
There sure are a lot of people with blue eyes in this challenge. This is one of the better "blue eye" shots though.
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06/26/2004 12:33:57 AM
Nice version of the eyes shot. Well framed and feathers make it work. 8
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06/25/2004 04:55:39 PM
Some whites look a little bit washed out and probably could of used a fill flash
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06/25/2004 11:33:26 AM
Dont know if its the desat but the eyes look a bit false, to blue
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06/23/2004 10:13:37 PM
Beautiful face and eyes. The lighting was not really your frind - many very bright areas in the featheres detract.
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06/23/2004 06:27:30 PM
best of the eye shots - nicely done..
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06/23/2004 02:17:02 AM
I love the framing and clarity in this shot. Very simple selective desaturation, but it works well in this case.... 7
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06/22/2004 04:25:35 PM
Precious take! The only thing I would do differently (and you have probably already heard this - sorry!) is I think the blue of the eyes is a bit too intense. The photo is very "natural" and soft; the eyes look bold and somewhat hard. This I am not sure of, but it seems that the eyes are often balanced, when done this way, by a slightly "tinted" mouth, also. Play with this -- it is a great shot!
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06/21/2004 10:46:45 PM
nice idea but the blue looks a bit intense
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06/21/2004 06:33:34 PM
I like what you are doing, but the eye color seems a bit too unnatural.
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06/21/2004 04:56:25 PM
I like the high-key effect in this photo. The black and white create a nice contrast against the blue of her eyes. Nitpick- there appears to be a stray spot of blue outside the iris of her left eye. Very nice portrait and it fits the challenge well.
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06/21/2004 04:23:31 PM
beautiful picture, but the eye-color seems fake. I gave it 8 now, I think totally in color or B/W it would be a 9 or 10.
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06/21/2004 10:02:32 AM
Would be a winner if original color would have been used.
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06/21/2004 07:24:37 AM
so cute!
06/21/2004 07:02:58 AM
Very Beautiful photo. Great work.
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06/21/2004 02:54:29 AM
Looks un natural.
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