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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Emotion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: McKinney, TX
Date: Mar 22, 2003
Aperture: F/3.6
ISO: ISO-160
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2003

Taken outside.

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Place: 10 out of 71
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Votes: 106
Comments: 13
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04/02/2003 04:56:29 PM
Critique Club critique by Tim Jensen

This is an interesting photo and I like it quite a bit. My one slight problem I have with it, though, is the fact that I don't see a lot of contempt in the girl's expression. Maybe it would if I knew her expressions. To me it simply looks like she is looking off intently at something. As a photo, in general, this is actually one of the elements that I enjoy about this photo. The other elements that I think are well done are the tight cropping, the simple blurred background, and the natural complimentary colors. These elements create an engaging photo by eliminating everything that isn't necessary. I enjoy portraits the most where the subject is looking away at something. This puts the emphasis squarely on the person and doesn't imply that there is someone with a camera nearby.

The overall lighting is very effective and I like the shadows cast by the girl's eyelashes. However, I find the shadow from her nose a little distracting and maybe some very subtle fill flash would have helped in that area.

Technically everything appears perfect with nice colors and appropriate sharpness. I see no evidence of jpeg artifacts and there is a pleasant smoothness to the girls skin and features. I am normally not in favor of a square format but I find it effective in this case.

Very nice job.

Tim
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2003 10:24:32 PM
Lots of emotion - Good job. Would have prefered to see maybe a solid background - no big issue.
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03/28/2003 08:14:28 PM
she is real enough to touch, and her emotion is just as tangible.
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03/26/2003 11:26:04 PM
I've seen that look.
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03/26/2003 12:12:18 AM
oh boy, I wouldn't want her mad at me. . .
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03/24/2003 09:16:27 PM
Well lit face! Maybe should have made this a portrait shot.
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03/24/2003 09:09:14 PM
Geez, I'm all too familiar with that look! Nice expression, and a nice looking girl. Excellent use of DOF to blur out the background, too.
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03/24/2003 06:00:55 PM
Somehow this appears to me to be more like "suspicion" than contempt. However, it is well lit and a nice shot.
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03/24/2003 03:38:01 PM
Good, clear image!
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03/24/2003 02:11:24 PM
nice work with the shallow depth of field.. - setzler
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03/24/2003 01:39:25 PM
Good shot, good work. Yes, I'd of changed the composition a bit, but I do like this just the same. Super focus, light. Yikes that look!!!!!
Good Luck to ya!
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03/24/2003 08:20:36 AM
pretty nice lighting, a lot of empty space (which can work), but the eyes are just creepy looking. A little too much over to the side
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03/24/2003 12:53:07 AM
Wow! Now THAT"S comptempt. I bet it came pretty naturally (at this age)
Excellent photographically.
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