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Challenge: The Color Purple (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: next door neighbors pool
Date: Jul 3, 2004
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2004


Place: 42 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.6105
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 5.5426
Avg (non-participants): 5.6771
Views since voting: 1088
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 190
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/16/2004 12:31:49 PM
I like your shot, I almost submitted a similar one...here is a peek at the picture I didnt submit, I wish I had though, the one I used didnt go over too well....

07/16/2004 05:07:58 AM
Hello Wendy from the Critique Club,

Hey, this a nice jokey sort of portrait. The tilt to the head and the expression are great and there is a sense of balance, despite the almost square positioning. A slight change in camera angle might have removed the door in the background, although it is not particularly intrusive. The crop is tight to the head at the top but any less tight might have upset the balance.

The shallow depth of field is well controlled, providing a good clean main subject and an out of focus background.

You have desaturated all but magenta(?) and the black and white image is nicely exposed, with no clipped highlights - the highlights and shadows on the face add to the image, neither too bright in the highlights nor too dark in the shadows. The desaturation was neatly handled with no obvious interference between B & W and colour.

It clearly meets the challenge - pity in a way that it came so close after the Desaturation Challenge - but maybe that is where the inspiration came from!

This is a nice portrait, perhaps all in black and white and with less foggy goggles so that you could see the eyes, one to keep for the subject! I like the happy expression and the way the water drips are caught on the face and neck. I wonder what lighting you used - there is an interesting highlight on the chin and cheek from a different light source - it does not detract! Perhaps it is just natural light and the highlights are reflections from the pool. Well done!
Any comments or reactions, feel free to contact me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2004 05:17:46 PM
definitely purple.. but selective desat was the last challenge.... but i think this picture is better with it anyway, so good job
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07/10/2004 07:25:37 AM
Excellent portrait. I love the water drips and the expression. Also the foggy goggles. 7
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07/07/2004 03:37:47 PM
very nice effect here.....I like it
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07/05/2004 08:08:43 PM
awesome portrait + selective colour.(10)
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07/05/2004 10:00:52 AM
Nice framing, good angle.
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