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Just before bed
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Challenge: Portrait with Chair (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Sep 21, 2010
Aperture: f 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2010

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Opened in PS.
Canvas size.
Save for web.

Place: 32 out of 71
Avg (all users): 5.7262
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 5.7804
Views since voting: 978
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 252
Comments: 4
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10/05/2010 04:28:34 PM

the picture has a serene feeling to it with a wonderful subject. However i feel it lacks a certain sharpness. The colors have a brown/yellow tint to them which clashes with the freshness of the subject. Also the chair has a really old feeling to it, which doesn't match too well with the subject. As has been mentioned, the white border is catching a lot (too much) of attention. While the subject is on a line within the rule of thirds, the cutoff of the knee distracts. A little more zoomed out could have worked better as it places her in a surrounding. A different chair (fitting with the subject), more upbeat lighting and sharpness would have made a top10 with such a nice subject imo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2010 05:38:55 AM
I love this portrait very very much. The ambience, the expression on her face, the simple clean lighting, the chair, the chair seems full of family history.
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09/27/2010 10:01:45 PM
Well done with the soft lighting and processing. I wasn't sure about the big white border at first, but with the subject, it does work.
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09/22/2010 07:16:56 AM
I don't like the border.. the image is wonderful.
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