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feeling blue
feeling blue

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1
Location: in the streets
Date: Nov 30, 2002
Aperture: 2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2002

a local artist has this woman standing in front of her gallery - so I just gave my blue glasses and an umbrella (it was raining) to her and did thousands of shots...;o) Cropped and adjusted in photoshop - thats it!

Place: 70 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.6008
Avg (commenters): 6.1818
Avg (participants): 5.5592
Avg (non-participants): 5.6634
Views since voting: 1036
Votes: 253
Comments: 12
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12/14/2002 12:48:50 PM
Critique Club
First off I think this is a very interesting picture... I like what you did with it.

Composition - the composition of this appeals to me. Granted it is not classical composition but I like it all the same! I love the way the lines of the umbrella lead to "her" face.

Exposure - The exposure on this shot seems excellent to me! You got all the colors and nothing looks burnt out. Nice job on that!

Color - the color here is wonderful! Nice and bright, and very attractive.

Focus - once again, you've done a great job! Especially good at getting the glasses so sharp!

Background - I think the background would have been better with solid black, or something solid. The double colored detracts from the face which is what you want the viewer to pay attention to. You used what you had on hand though, and thats understandable. Great thinking on using the umbrella however, because the busy street, or whatever is behind the "girl" would have been distracting!

Fit For Challenge - here's where I have a bit of a problem. To me, her facial expression looks like she is smiling, and enjoying the rain. I don't see that she is feeling blue. However, adding the blue glasses was a great touch, and probably made it fit better. Maybe a more appropriate title would have been seeing blue. Just a suggestion...

Lighting - not bad. There is a somewhat bright spot at the top of her head, but otherwise I think this is wonderful. Nice job.

Wowability - Hey... I like it! It catches your eye... it's a hell of a lot more interesting then some of the blue pics, and its very different.

Overall wonderful job. I really liked this photo, and I think the only thing that subtracted points from it, was that it didn't look like it was feeling blue. Could have fit the challenge a tad bit better. This is great though, and I suggest you go and show the artist... I think she'll like it! Nice job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 03:44:50 PM
groovy baby
12/06/2002 12:23:38 AM
Good shot nice colors.
12/05/2002 04:53:02 PM
This is just awesome ! I love the concept and the colors ! Shiiizzzam
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12/04/2002 09:05:55 PM
WOW!! This is really cool, very creative!!
12/04/2002 12:41:00 AM
very creative... would be better for this weeks theme with a little less of the other colors on the face and more blue...
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12/03/2002 05:36:00 PM
Modern art is not my thing at all. So I'm going to just give you a 5. This shouldn't hurt you and I don't know what it really is. Sorry. PTL
12/03/2002 12:28:00 PM
challenge -- met
composition (content) -- the landscape format works well here with the tilted head. the colors on the head are nice, the glasses are a great additional touch.
background -- i'm not too thrilled about the background, mainly because the thingybobs (that's the technical term ;) that keep the umbrella open are too close the the head. maybe if you'd taken that photo from a little further to the left (assuming other extraneous stuff in the background allowed that) would have separated the two better).
camera work (technical) -- nice colors, good job avoiding reflections on the glasses.
digital processing (technical) -- looks fine to me.
my opinion -- a nice shot, just a tad too busy overall for my personal liking.
-- gr8photos.
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12/02/2002 10:33:00 PM
there is enough going on in the face so that you don't need that much going on in the background. a solid colored umbrella would have worked better, too much going on, no where for the eye to be led to.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2002 07:10:00 PM
Very cool head.
I would of liked this much better if the umbrella was out of the background. I appreciate your work and it's sure within our challenge along with in focus, clean and clear. Justine
12/02/2002 07:35:00 AM
Wow, just wow. The umbrella background was a stroke of genius.
12/02/2002 01:14:00 AM
less blue more tear

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