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Naoko
Naoko
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 21, 2005
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2005

Viewed: 261
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)

My friend Naoko. Photo taken in a restaurant in Tokyo.

Post processing:
Random curves adjustments until I found a good white balance
The contrast was increased a bit by the curves adjustment, so I converted it to b/w using Virtual Photographer's "Diffuse" setting.
USM (100% fade in darken mode)

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09/26/2005 07:44:34 AM
Originally posted by alionic:

Keep being cool dude and if/when you hit back Tokyo way PM me and we can shoot out.

Excpect to receive a PM from me sometime before next spring :-)
09/26/2005 03:45:02 AM
Used to have a wife called Naoko but I traded her in against a younger/faster model.

Seriously though 2 things.. first thank you for the favs and secondly I really like DOF so this shot hit a point with me I also like japanese girls, strike 2.

Keep being cool dude and if/when you hit back Tokyo way PM me and we can shoot out.
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07/27/2005 03:04:02 AM
like the way one eye is in focus and the rest fades softly. great shot!!!
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07/25/2005 10:39:15 AM
Hmm... I kinda like the the white area. I don't have the original on this computer, but I think there were lights installed in the walls at this restaurant. When I get back from work I'll see if I can remove it in PS.
Thanks for pointing it out!
07/24/2005 10:56:59 PM
Very cool crop. I like how close up this is and the emphasis on her eyes. Very mysterious expression she has too - leaves the viewer wondering what she is thinking. The only thing that really bothers me is the white space on the right of her hand. It's really blown out and distracting from the image (IMHO). Still overall a very nice job.
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07/09/2005 11:28:03 PM
Thanks :-)
I was surprised I could get the shot in focus at all at f/1.8. I just autofocused on her ear, switched to manual to focus just a bit closer, tapped her shoulder, and took the photo as she turned around.

The original was in landscape orientation, but after I entered this in an "Eyes" photo challenge on worth1000.com I got a good suggestion on how to crop it.
07/09/2005 10:55:34 PM
I like the softened focus of the edge of her face. Different perspective - not the usual portrait and I like it alot. It focuses on her eyes. Good job.
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