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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: deck at home
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Viewed: 482
Comments: 9
Favorites: 3 (view)

My introspective daughter, Tessa. I just entered this photo (along with "Comfort") for consideration in a juried show through the art league in my town. I've never done this before and I'm a little nervous. (Fingers crossed!)

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01/31/2007 07:10:29 PM
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Edit: Forgot to mention that I'm adding it to favorites for all these reasons.

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 19:12:20.
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01/31/2007 07:01:26 PM
I don't want to go through your whole portfolio, blabbing stupidly about each one, but they are shockingly good.
I like this one even more than the other i commented on. It is perfectly composed in my opinion. Her gaze leads away from the center, yet the whisps of hair keep your attention around her stunning eyes, to where all the interest is. The exposure is balanced just right to achieve the pure whites of her eyes without blowing anything else out, nor lose any detail. The 'bokeh' background again is not boring, but does not detract from the subject.
The ONLY thing i would make a negative comment on is how her shirt has come out at the bottom left, it seems to have washed into a grey nothing, other than that minute detail i find this an astoundingly good shot.
Thanks for sharing.
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08/28/2006 10:07:42 PM
This shot is great. Good luck in the show.
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08/28/2006 09:03:25 PM
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08/28/2006 07:55:58 PM
This picture is really crisp, and the eyes are really sharp. The emotion in this is wonderful, and the wild hair makes this dramatic. Great Job.
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08/28/2006 07:11:46 PM
Not the first great photo of your daughter Tessa. The title is very appropriate, like Garf said the viewer must wonder what she´s thinking. I think the B&W is the right choice and your editing is flawless. This is indeed a very good photo.
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08/28/2006 06:59:06 PM
I think this is a very nice shot of your daughter. Makes one wonder whats going on inside her head. The b\w conversion is very well done in my eyes, even though im sitting on a laptop right now. very nice graytones in her face. and sharp as a knife. Thanks for your nice comments by the way!
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08/28/2006 05:31:48 PM
I agree i'd like some more room off to the left. also it looks to me like the hair is the sharpest instead of the eyes or some other part of the face. i think that detracts from it a little. but i like everything else. the look, the black and white, the DOF etc..
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08/28/2006 05:26:11 PM
I love the intensity of the expression that you captured here. Although it kind of breaks a rule, I like the flyaway hair cutting through her eye. It sheilds her a little from the viewer and makes the moment seem more private. This is very nice and sharp and I like your b/w conversion. Compositionally, I would like more room beneath her chin and maybe a little more room to the left. It would make her eyes less centered and give her some space to 'look into'.

Your daughter is beautiful. Very nice shot!

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