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Isolations by Contrast
Isolations by Contrast

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Challenge: Object Isolation by Contrast (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 300mm f/4.0
Location: Virginia
Date: Dec 30, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Portraiture, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2007

Converted from RAW. Blackened before convert.

Adjusted Contrast, Hue, Level, Color, Clone Out Dust and did Unsharp Mask

Blurred the dark eye area after changing the level

Cropped, Framed

Post challenge thoughts:

I now know that changing my pciture design (e.g. remove the red left eye part) might have scored mine higher, but, that won't be my whole picture, not the one I'd like to present anyway. So, if I had chance to do it over, I would improve the quality some more, but won't change the artistic design part I believe in just for higher score.

winning a challenge is nice, yet not everything. I am sure most of you photo artists out there would agree.

Thank you all very much for every single comment I received.

Place: 66 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.9048
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.6290
Avg (non-participants): 6.1059
Views since voting: 1165
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 147
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2008 07:55:51 AM
Thank you all very much for every single comment I received.

Message edited by author 2008-01-07 08:49:25.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2008 04:36:21 AM
Don't quite get what happened to her left eye, otherwise a nice image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2008 12:38:19 AM
very good execution of the challenge. disturbing image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2008 08:23:38 PM
Very Strange feeling about this...hmmmm...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2008 04:16:00 PM
I think just left side alone would get pretty high score; for whole thing artist should follow his own feelings and he/she does; it is interesting anyway; I'm not a member to vote :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 03:55:41 PM
Very nice idea, good isolation, interesting...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 09:31:02 PM
aside from a little bit of shadow creeping in near the outside of her right eye, i love the left side of this photo. the way it's lit and the shadow outlining her nose and lips. but... the left eye just doesn't not look right to me at all. it looks like her eye is bloodshot with some weird red eye make-up going on.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 07:50:21 PM
Recommend that you go for a vertical crop and leave out the reddish portion - would have been great - 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 06:49:58 AM
I would have preffered it without the wierd eye on the right and with a tighter crop.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 12:32:34 AM
It's unsettling but good. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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