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Blue Eye Beauty
Blue Eye Beauty
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: Lot by our house
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

My girl Ellie. My original was taken almost one year ago to the date, LOL! June 5, 2005 at Harris Hill

This one was taken in the lot down the street.
shoot in RAW format
converted to .TIFF

layer burn and dodge
layer guassian blur
layer soft light
select eyes
adjustment layer color balance (adjusted blue)
reselected eyes
inverted selection
adjustment layer hue/saturation blue
took all blue hue/saturation/lightness out to make the shirt blend in
adjustment layer/curves
flatten image
usm
saved
resized for DPC
saved as jpg
neat image
saved for web

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.3038
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.0645
Avg (non-participants): 6.4583
Views since voting: 2133
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 158
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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03/05/2007 06:17:06 PM
HEy mom just to say i love my self!! lol i love this photo.
06/13/2006 05:58:57 PM
Beautiful...your daughter and your capture. Love your post processing!
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06/13/2006 04:53:09 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Wow! She has grown up over the past year. From the first image, she has changed from a cute kid to beautiful young girl. You did a very nice image capturing her beauty to share with us all.

Camera Work/Technical: Your focus is nice and crisp, while the image looks invitingly soft. Excellent work in both shooting and post-processing to achieve a wonderful portrait.

Lighting: I can find no problems with your lighting. You created a very nice flow from the darkness on the left to the nice highlights on the right. This balances the image very well.

Composition/Content: I have two small issues with the composition. First, the leaf on the right side of the frame behind her left ear is mildly distracting. Once the eye is on that side of the image, that leaf grabs it and competes for attention. The second small issue is at the right ear. I find myself wanting to see the rest of it. Moving that lead would help out a bit.

My Opinion: No offense intended to your other images, but this one is my favorite that you have captured. I fully agree with the voters that this one is even better than a really nice original. I personally think that this one should have scored much better.

Eric
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06/13/2006 04:40:18 PM
I figured this would be in the top ten. It is so nice. You were robbed. van
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06/13/2006 02:12:50 AM
4.9 to 6.3 - Awesome! I loved this one.
Original (for other lazy people):
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06/13/2006 12:26:28 AM
Wow, Beautiful! No wonder I had a hard time finding the original, you made some amazing improvement with this one. Well done Deannda! :)
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06/13/2006 12:19:46 AM
Beautiful portrait of your daughter! Excellent color and lighting. Great work, Deannda!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 01:09:55 PM
Beautiful eyes and the leaf framing works great. Didnt look up the original but still gonna bump this one up.
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06/11/2006 02:37:14 PM
I don't know what the first one was, but this one is a very sweet, gorgeous portrait.
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06/10/2006 12:18:02 AM
Very pretty indeed.
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06/08/2006 05:46:45 AM
Magical setup and expression. 9
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06/08/2006 03:21:15 AM
dreamy. like a fairy in one of those LotR movies. Well done.
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06/07/2006 08:12:31 PM
Breathtaking.....
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06/06/2006 08:03:11 AM
wonderful in all ways.
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06/06/2006 12:41:41 AM
Maybe a bit overdone with the neat image. It is making the leaves and her skin a touch too much like plastic. I like the pose and the lighting.
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