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Challenge: Hair II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm X-M1
Lens: Fujifilm XF 35 mm f/1.4
Location: Eichenau, Germany
Date: Aug 31, 2016
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2016

our daughter's best friend was willing to be my model - she has beautiful green eyes and lush dark hair, a natural beauty.
But she had barely time and we did a very quick shooting in our basement, using just two hand torches and no flashlights.
I have a picture from this session I like even more but there is more emphasis on the eye than on the hair so I decided to take this one. Hope it is hairy enough to please voters!

Place: 30 out of 42
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Votes: 60
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09/12/2016 05:16:30 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that meets the challenge.

I like the idea and your lovely model has gorgeous coloured eyes, however, I feel it is let down technically. The two big problems I have with it are that your DOF was far too shallow and your focus point was wrong. Every effective portrait I have ever seen always has the eyes nice and sharp, unfortunately her beautiful eye is soft and the hair which is the subject matter is also soft. The focus point appears to be her lips hidden behind her hair, if instead of using the lens wide open you had used perhaps f2.8 this would have rendered both the eye and the hair sufficiently sharp and increased its impact. Alternatively, focussing on the eye at f1.4 would also have increased its impact while rendering the hair even softer. Hope this helps, thanks for your entry Barbara
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2016 07:43:57 PM
Very raw and hairy- goes well with the one beautiful green eye. Great reality shot.
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09/11/2016 05:41:41 PM
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09/05/2016 12:02:27 PM
Evocative and intense. Well done.
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