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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: Montreal, ma maison
Date: Oct 20, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2005

my roommate, the lovely Miss Rose-Blanche, studying theatre...

adjusted contrast, brightness, converted to grey scale, edge-preserving smooth, unsharp mask, and clarified in PSP, used 'grain' filter in PS, then back to PSP for a bit of 'speck removal' and added a border.

Place: 132 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.3262
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2435
Avg (non-participants): 5.4583
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 187
Comments: 5
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11/02/2005 06:40:23 PM
*Critique Club*

First of all does it fit the challenge? Yes... definitely... and you did a nice job using grain in a good way, and not just adding it randomly, it looks nice and maybe gives her a more old time look... almost a dream.

Now on to specifics...

Compositionally this is very well done... I like the play between her and the book on her lap, and where they are placed, also the black and white works extremely well. The leading lines of her sweater lead you to her face which in turn her eyes lead you to her book and then back to the sweater... it keeps you in the image and is very nicely done.

I like your contrast here... very nice... but her blown out shirt really takes away from this image I think. you might wanted to have played with some light metering... maybe bracketing and see what came out of that.

I like your title... I think it goes well with the image, and what you were trying to do with the grain... this has a bit of an old french movie feel to me. How easy going and nice your candid is... everything works pretty well in this image... the only thing I really would have hoped for is better exposure for the shirt.

Nicely done, fun image... it makes me want to go see more of your work, and that's what I plan to do.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 10:59:34 PM
Grain used to good effect.
10/29/2005 11:25:54 AM
returning for comments. I like the high contrast. The blown out shirt is a little distracting, but still works.
10/26/2005 11:26:52 PM
Cool study shot. I love the noise you added.
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10/24/2005 12:41:00 AM
Tres bien!!

The light is a tad too harsh, but the grain enhances the mood and I like the casual sense of it.
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