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The Eyes I Love
The Eyes I Love
maxaz1


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Challenge: Color Portrait II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: In the shop behind my house
Date: Mar 18, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2007

My husband, who hated posing, but cracked me up by saying earnestly, "You know I'm an underwear model, not a regular model." Those are his eyes, for real. Never touched them.
Outdoors, in his shop, in the shade.
Cropped.
Adjusted brightness and contrast.
Adjusted saturation.
Added border.
Resized.
Resized again.
Resized again $#!%!$#&%$!
Got some advice, and resized again.


Statistics
Place: 69 out of 268
Avg (all users): 5.9119
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7917
Avg (non-participants): 6.0309
Views since voting: 785
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 193
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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03/28/2007 08:17:48 AM
Maxine, congrats on your PB! The eyes are captivating here and I really like the texture contrasts. Way to go!
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03/28/2007 02:47:57 AM
Awesome eyes :-)
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03/26/2007 10:23:16 PM
It's a really nice shot. Yes, darkening the top of his head would help. But congrats on your new personal best! :)
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03/26/2007 10:22:34 PM
I never voted on this because I was "thumbnail voting" and its beauty only appears in full size. Well done.
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03/26/2007 03:08:24 PM
The eyes were definitely the first thing I noticed on this - pleased to see that they aren't photoshopped (though they didn't look it to me.) Good lookin' guy you got there, too! At first I wasn't thrilled with the background, but the more I look at it, the more I think it adds to the shot, and fits. Nice work!
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03/26/2007 08:05:35 AM
Very nicely done. Great detail and nice lighting.
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03/26/2007 06:50:06 AM
a lovely image, and a loving image. i agree with heida - toning down his pate would make all the difference. it does rather attract the eye, as it's the lightest thing in the shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2007 09:50:07 AM
Wonderful shot. I hope this does well. I like the detail in his skin and gotte (beard). Good luck.
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03/20/2007 09:35:24 PM
its such a touching title I love that :)
It would maybe have been a good idea to hold a black carton or something over his head so the top of his head wouldnt have been overexposed otherwise nice portrait :)
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03/20/2007 08:48:07 AM
A tad over-sharpened for me; but a good expression, and a great character.
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03/20/2007 03:59:58 AM
Mate...for a minute i thought that i was looking in the mirror!
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03/19/2007 01:40:11 PM
nice close up intimate portrait.
To make the shot even stronger taking the highlights of the top of his head would help, and cloning out the row of screwheads(nailheads?). The vertical stripes behind him also give an impression of the poor chap being in prison.
lol.
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03/19/2007 12:22:25 PM
good color. His chrome doom is a bit too shiny; cropping the top off about 10 to 30 pixels above his upper most forehead wrinkle (on his left side) would enhance your photo quite a lot.
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03/19/2007 12:01:12 PM
I like the sharpness of the image, although I'm not sure I care for the background though. Or maybe you just needs some shallow DOF. Nice portrait though!
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