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By the garden bridge
By the garden bridge
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Riverbanks Garden
Date: Apr 14, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Shot taken of my wife posing in the Riverbanks Garden in Columbia, SC.

- RAW conversion to JPG
- Resize
- Saturation
- Auto Contrast
- Shadows and Highlights
- USM
- Heal some minor facial imperfections
- Burn and Dodge
- Border
- Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.1013
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.0917
Avg (non-participants): 6.1111
Views since voting: 1151
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 237
Comments: 24
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04/30/2005 10:34:58 AM
Cirtique Club

Eugene

Over all image impact is strong, the background out of focus helps draw your eye to the subject. The expression on her face is relaxed and pleasing. All this makes for a good out door portrait. Perhaps a vertical framing would have been a little better. That would let the subject fill more of the frame.

The image appears to be a bit (candy color) in your comments you indicate that the image was enhanced by - Saturation - Auto Contrast - Shadows and Highlights. I have noticed a tendency to over saturate images; a portrait in most cases does not need much saturation. Too much saturation and contrast tend to make the flesh tones look (candy color). Not to say that this is not a good portrait, however I think if you were to use less saturation and contrast you may see the difference. Some time less is better.

Over all I would say well done, keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:26:01 PM
Very nicely done - comp, dof - great. Seems just a little too bright or overexposed maybe. Other than that - I love it.
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04/24/2005 10:26:28 PM
Very sharp photo. Nice detail.
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04/24/2005 10:17:45 PM
Nice vibrant colors and good happy person you get to photography, the placement of the subject in the centre usually doesn’t do it for me but I like how the rails add a symmetry effect to the whole photo. So it actually works well in this case, besides that it's a very sharp photo with a good DOF. Keep up the good work!
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04/24/2005 08:51:49 PM
Nice colours-good photo.
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04/24/2005 08:28:15 PM
lines of the fence draws your eye right to the woman in the photo
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04/24/2005 04:04:08 PM
Challenge: 10 has a person meets my criteria
Composition: 7 Just to centered I think if you would have put the model on the left more or the right the use of the background would have been good.
Creativity: 8 I like how you used the bridge in perspective but once again too centered
Technical: 10 The shot is very sharp
Overall: 8
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04/24/2005 01:27:22 PM
I like the bridge vanishing behind her. Great focus, color.
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04/24/2005 12:36:34 PM
Very pretty subject, nice depth of field. I would move to one sode or the other, though, as it's just too symmetrical for me. It looks a bit like the bridge walls are growing out of her ears. [8]
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04/24/2005 04:28:53 AM
Beautiful! The focus is lovely, and I adore the colours. Beautiful bokeh with that pretty background so nicely blurred. Sharpness on the subject is excellent, and I like that she's positioned perfectly in line with the bridge. This is really a lovely photo - nice work!
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04/24/2005 02:37:09 AM
Great composition in this picture, side of the streets help you to focus on her face. Good job!!!
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04/24/2005 01:11:25 AM
one of my favorites... Korean Lady? You made sure her beaty is captured. 8
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04/23/2005 02:51:45 PM
Beautiful model. Nice background. I like how the railing "frames" her. 8
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04/22/2005 09:51:17 AM
centered subject works nicely in this image
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04/21/2005 02:59:03 AM
Nice isolation of the subject. It seems a little over saturated, but so are a lot of my shots. :-)
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04/21/2005 02:27:30 AM
perfect expression nice pose fastionable clothing great composition framing saturation.. could possibly be darker in blacks but that dosn't take away from the overall awesomeness of this photo
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04/20/2005 08:50:11 AM
Wonderful portrait... rich colors and compozition.
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04/19/2005 11:32:25 PM
The blur appears to be a bit unnatural and does not fall off evenly
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04/19/2005 02:52:10 AM
Excellent lightign and composition.
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04/18/2005 05:19:49 PM
one of the best posed shots in the challenge!! love everything about it 10
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04/18/2005 01:28:00 PM
What a wonderful photo. Colour, focus all excellent. I particulary like the position of the subject. Some say you should never centre subjects but thats all rubbish, it works great here.
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04/18/2005 07:13:31 AM
lovely
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04/18/2005 03:36:04 AM
Lovely and genuine smile...
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04/18/2005 01:16:36 AM
Nice DOF but a bit too centered, nice smile anyway.
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