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All in the eyes
All in the eyes
ConcreteDonkey


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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: home
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2005

Close up portrait with a selective desaturation.

Statistics
Place: 140 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.3547
Avg (commenters): 6.7895
Avg (participants): 5.1565
Avg (non-participants): 5.5462
Views since voting: 706
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 234
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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04/30/2005 02:04:35 PM
Critique Club Comment:

Hi there,

I just read the comments on your photo and I guess you got slammed by the “Don’t like selective desaturation” people.

What a sweet kid, I really like the angle you choose for this portrait, and as far as I can tell the rest of the PP is also fine.
The photo has good sharpness and great focus on the eyes.
There’s not realy that mutch to say about this photo that could improve it.
The lighting is good, no distracting shadows, the background isn’t distracting.

I guess that most people would have liked this in full color, selective desaturation can be a great thing to shift attention to a specific part of your photo, but as far as I can tell, the eyes are already the first thing you look at. As srbrubaker commented, they overbalance the photo.

I can only say that I like it, and yes, I guess I would also want to see it in full color, but the way it is now is also good.

Keep up the good work.

Peter

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04/30/2005 02:00:03 PM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 11:22:26 PM
It's a really strong expression, and it is beautifully lit and exposed. I'm afraid I find the blue eyes to be just too strong. I think they overbalance the photo.
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04/24/2005 10:37:27 PM
Nice selective desaturation.
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04/24/2005 06:43:19 PM
What striking eyes. Beautiful
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04/24/2005 05:54:05 PM
nice, but I think the eyes should be more natural.. im sure the mother would be thrilled to place this print in her family album.. 8
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04/24/2005 02:19:50 PM
kewl!
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04/24/2005 01:37:56 PM
Very nice selec desat. Lovely blue eyes
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04/24/2005 10:28:00 AM
nice eyes. bit vacant expression tho. good comp /7
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04/24/2005 08:54:18 AM
Very spooky effect desaturating all but the eyes ... but I gotto admit those are really beautiful eyes :)
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04/24/2005 02:22:18 AM
great work perhaps, just not that appealing to me, sorry. bumping up on merit though.6
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04/23/2005 02:26:46 PM
Cute baby, but the eyes seems unnaturally colored. 4
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04/22/2005 05:32:24 PM
Kinda creepy. Perhaps a bit overprocessed....even though this is probably what you were going for. I think that toning the blue down a bit, stopping down a bit (to get a little more detail in the cheeks), and also having your model look at the camera would have made it much more powerful. Just my two cents. Cute kid and nice crop.
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04/22/2005 10:00:24 AM
Excellent work to give the impression of hand tinting. I like the idea and you've executed very well.
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04/21/2005 12:03:16 AM
The effect really shows off the kid's eyes. Unfortunately he looks like he's about to fall asleep. Because of this the result seems closer to "undead zombie child" than "blue eyes win blue ribbons".
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04/20/2005 11:39:00 PM
i think the selective desat here makes him look a little creepy. kind of 'children in the corn.' it's a great angle, though, and nice sharpness
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04/20/2005 05:09:58 PM
How did you do the eyes? Great picture
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04/18/2005 10:20:22 PM
Beautifullllllll
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04/18/2005 05:20:32 PM
don't know if it's the angle but his eyes look distorted (too far apart) ..skintone is fabulous 7
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04/18/2005 10:23:45 AM
I really love those eyes !
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04/18/2005 10:16:45 AM
For me, this is too much of an un-natural look. I think it was the wrong type of photo to do selective desaturation.
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04/18/2005 08:20:47 AM
Beautiful child, lovely eyes. The selective desat really makes the subject look a little freaky- like we're in a sci fi movie or something.
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04/18/2005 01:39:41 AM
I'm not sure that the selective desaturation is my favorite in this photo, but I like the entry none the less
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