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A window to the Soul.
A window to the Soul.

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Home
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

Taken with a 40-150 with a +10 macro diopter on it. Son looking out the window. SLight crop, hue adjustment, sat and usm and NI. I am hoping to score above a 6 with this.

Place: 33 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.1417
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.8333
Avg (non-participants): 6.3699
Views since voting: 1577
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 254
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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01/02/2006 11:13:31 PM
*Critique Club*

In response to your request for an In Depth Critique.

I have pondered this image now for a whole day. Picking it apart, just trying to find something that isn't right. But I'm just not seeing it. If I HAD to pick something, it would be the light reflection in the left side of the eye. I wish this were toned down a bit or simply no there. I think being so close to the window, that it distracts slightly from the reflection in the eye.
Focus is great. Love the detail in the eye. DOF is perfect and works great for the challenge.
I like the cropping/framing of the subject and placement within the frame is good as well. I like the negative space to the left.
The colors are great, very nice warm tones.
Wish I could offer more, but I really don't see much that could be improved in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:43:05 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 12:06:06 AM
i love the background in the eye! awesome photo!
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12/26/2005 04:52:57 AM
a very good rule of taking extreme closup of facial feature are to put on a heave base of make-up. Nice idea
12/24/2005 05:23:58 AM
Nice isolation of the eye. The reflections in the eye are ambiguous. Choice of reflection would have made this a stronger image.
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12/23/2005 09:04:39 AM
Beautiful use of shallow DoF; great that the window is in focus; my complimentes.
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12/22/2005 05:11:13 PM
Great photo! Amazing detail in the eye itself. I love DOF effect to the eyelashes.
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12/22/2005 04:04:46 PM
Wonderful shot.
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12/22/2005 01:27:17 PM
Wasn't till I concentrated that I could see what was really going on here ... what an awesome picture. 7
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12/21/2005 06:15:07 PM
My favourite of the eye macros in this challenge - I like the choice of which part of the image to leave in focus and the wonderful softness of the blurred areas. Nice composition too. 9
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12/21/2005 11:08:20 AM
Excellent shot and stands out to me in this challenge. Good luck!
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12/21/2005 10:13:37 AM
Perfect shot for challenge...
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12/21/2005 09:17:06 AM
Not enough shallow dof here... not bad though.
12/21/2005 09:01:04 AM
Great capture
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12/21/2005 12:17:16 AM
This is a good image, but I feel it could have been better if the lashes closer to the camera were in focus.
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