DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Look "Take Two"  http://images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/480/321352.jpg
The Look "Take Two" http://images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/480/321352.jpg

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-20N
Location: Buffalo MO
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2006

The main thing that bothers me about this shot is the camera position. At this angle, it appears that her feet would be elevated above her head. This gives it a subtle feeling of tension that seems out of place. I tinkered around in Photoshop and rotated the image 25 degrees CCW. This put her in a position where her feet would be in a slightly lower than her head and gave it a much more relaxed feel.
So I placed at 25% up with photo angle, it did not work to rotate photo from other angle was strange.
On the negative, the hair could use some more definition/highlights. That dark patch is a bit distracting. Maybe have a dedicated light to bring shine to that part of the hair? Also, her outfit looks very wrinkled. Not sure if that is just the look of the garment or not. Regardless if it was smooth I think it woudl have really enhance the shot even further, IMO.
It is a wrinkly garment but I smothed out where I could. Less contrast.

Place: 29 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.5090
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 6.3571
Avg (non-participants): 6.6186
Views since voting: 3354
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 167
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

06/14/2006 08:38:01 PM
From the Critique Club

I think you photograph is well done technically and I like that you have opened up the crop on take two over the original. The eye contact between the model and camera is great and the focus is good. The bottom half of her body does seem a little uncomfortable but the rest of the pose is great. I do think the background is a bit distracting with the line or border at the bottom going straight through her arm. I feel it would of been better if the dark portion of the background would of continued all the way down to the model.

Overall a very good setup and technically sound. A few distracting elements eliminated would of made the picture great.

I hope you find this critique helpful and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/13/2006 12:15:25 AM
I don't get it. 29th?? Some in the top 20, I gave a 4 to. Something very strange going on around here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 11:59:02 PM
Wow Chris. Her hair is blondier this time around ;) The focus here is great. Much better than the first one. However, I still seem to prefer the tigher crop of the first one than this. The skin tones are natural and great. The softness of her skin radiates well. (7)

BTW: This has got to be the longest title ever on DPC :P
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 11:43:49 PM
Good shot and I love the improvement over the previous, well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 11:28:16 PM
Beautiful! Great light, dof and colors. A lovely pose too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 11:27:03 PM
Nice balance of colours in this photo. Her face looks a little over processed but great work anyway. Good luck with this one!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 09:20:26 PM
I like the colors and feel of this one and the fact she's looking at the camera and the lighter hair is a definite plus. A 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 06:09:04 PM
much better. Skin doesn't appear to be as "plasticy". Pose and choice of crop is more flattering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 05:50:33 PM
Glad I remembered to come back to this one. I am bumping back up to the original score i had given you. I dropped it down to a 3 after my voting finished because of the long title splitting my screen. Took me a bit to figure out what was doing it. So bumping up 4 points right now back to a 7. Good shot with nice colors and DOF. Good job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 02:36:55 PM
Very nice indeed!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 02:16:29 PM
A really nice overall improvement. I like the composition more and the colors look better. Scored it down a point because of the destracting blown highlighs in the torso area of the nightgown.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/11/2006 02:10:12 PM
I'm rather torn - I like both shots, but this one is the better of the two, I think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/10/2006 11:39:39 PM
i am sorry but I like your first one better. don't get me wrong this one is good too but the 1st doesn't have the distracting rug. I think I also like the close up it emphasizes "the look" better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/10/2006 12:38:36 PM
preferred take 1
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/10/2006 12:12:00 AM
Yep...I really prefer this angle. Her change of hair colour adds a new dimension although I would get her to redo the roots first.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 06:51:48 PM
Richly contrasted and very sharp. The hip and stomach are a little overexposed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 04:45:47 PM
Much better, a huge improvement. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 03:48:51 PM
Awesonme! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 09:19:39 AM
Much better, more elegant!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2006 03:50:15 PM
This is a beautiful image. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 07:39:40 PM
i like this shot, but i prefer your first one. Just a bit closer and it adds a whole lot of intemency. Good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 11:20:32 AM
Sorry but I prefer the original :/
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 09:38:31 AM
nice title
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 09:19:19 AM
This is 10 times better than the original. i remember saying at the time that i thought she had an awkward pose...this is spectacular and has met the challenge well by making an improvement...this is stunning and spectacular and one of the best portraits of it's kind I have seen...it's going into my favourites...deserves a ribbon 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 12:29:39 AM
This is a huge improvement over the picture in the link you provided. :-)
Love the Victorian slashed with modern feel to it.

One nit pic I found was where the blur meets the arm, some of the dress and a part of the furniture piece she is on. You can see where it was added in. The blur does look convincing in the other parts, but could have been overally believable without these few spots.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 12:21:14 AM
Ah I do like this better. Blondes are better than brunettes. :P
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 12:18:39 AM
This is absolutely exquisite. I'm not even going to bother looking at the former. This is a perfect 10 in every aspect of the word. The lighting, the color, the pose, the content, the clarity. Man - just an EXCELLENT capture. Congrats - go have a beer!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/25/2021 02:20:37 AM EST.