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Eye Am Watching You
Eye Am Watching You

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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2005

My wife staring me down. =)

Upclose shot with external flash
Cropped to only one eye
Turned brightness and contrast way up
Desaturated all colors but blues
Turned saturation up on blue and lowered lightness
Removed some specs in pupil and upper eyebrow
blurred some of the eye itself
saved for web.

Place: 118 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6988
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 6.1340
Views since voting: 1291
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 249
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)

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09/18/2005 07:18:47 PM
Thank you for the comments mavrik!
09/17/2005 09:31:45 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I agree with some of your commentors and disagree with some. I think the eye should be in focus - absolutely. In a macro, I want detail. I want to see things that I can't normally see.

The high contrast is evident - but actually a main portion of this image turns out to be the shadow under the eyebrow and that's got great middle exposure. I know the white skin and black hairs are supposed to be the contrast, but watch what the rest of the shot does as well.

Good composition, nice subject. Just nail focus next time.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:58:26 PM
You'll probably get this a lot, but the iris should be in focus.
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09/11/2005 09:29:30 PM
I like the concept, but for me, I wish it was more in focus and no blue in the eyebrow.
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09/11/2005 08:39:46 PM
perfect 10! Love it.
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09/10/2005 02:21:59 PM
This is a very inspiring shot. It reminds me of 80's type art. It was done well. I would have like to see the pupil in focus and maybe have it cropped a bit more to the right but still verty nice.
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09/10/2005 10:51:24 AM
This photo has seen a little to much PS for my taste. Sure it is high contrast, but only from the results of PS not camera work.
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09/10/2005 07:53:57 AM
Strong use of selective desat. Like the detail showing the hair on the low part of the eyebrow. Would prefer to see some more shadow, and the focus on the eye instead. 10.
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09/09/2005 09:53:18 PM
I like the heavy eyelashes and the high pass of it. It'd be great if the iris were really sharply focused as well as the area directly above it. Good effort. 7
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09/09/2005 09:10:15 PM
Great high key feel and amazing focus on the eyelashes. I like the selective color too. The only thing I think I might change would be the crop. Because it seems to be so centered, it lacks the interest I think it could generate by an offset composition. Other than that - great job! Bumping up.
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09/08/2005 05:06:55 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
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09/08/2005 04:39:48 PM
Well done. It doesn't look natural, because of the selective desaturation, but the effect is very strong and the image, very professional looking.
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09/08/2005 01:08:58 PM
Very creative take on the challenge. Nice work.
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09/08/2005 03:54:48 AM
it's a great concept, but IMO this kind of photo really need perfect sharpness in all elements. As it is, it is only focused on lashes, the DOF should've been increased a bit.
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09/07/2005 08:09:59 AM
i really like it, amazing shot
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09/06/2005 01:52:41 PM
Great capture. IMHO, I it would have been nice to clone out the flash reflection
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09/05/2005 05:45:35 PM
Great shot! Great composition!
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09/05/2005 03:37:45 PM
Nice, I would have loved to see a tad more detail under the eye.
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09/05/2005 01:15:06 AM
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