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Old Blue Eyes
Old Blue Eyes
acoppola


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Date: Aug 3, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Candid, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2008

Adjustments in LR and CS3
burn
sharpen
contrast
saturation

Statistics
Place: 91 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.3054
Avg (commenters): 6.7368
Avg (participants): 6.1965
Avg (non-participants): 6.5909
Views since voting: 990
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 239
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 08:32:25 PM
The selective desat kills what I would otherwise add as a favorite and think is one of the best portraits on the site.
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01/27/2008 08:01:34 PM
Beautiful shot
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01/26/2008 02:19:05 PM
Honestly, the color isn't needed - I think it even detracts in this situation. Granted, I am verrrry fond of Black & White, so I'm biased. Good luck.
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01/25/2008 11:28:25 PM
The one drawback to me unforetunately is the Blue Eyes. You have captured a beautiful image and if it was her eyes you wanted to capture then you should have left it in colour and tweaked the blues. I personally would have done the B&W and tried to punch up the contrast a little more. Good Luck. 7.
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01/25/2008 09:55:32 AM
Wonderful portrait (but I have to admit that I'm not crazy about the blue eyes. Would rather have seen it in just B&W).
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01/25/2008 01:56:19 AM
Sorry, I don't like the eyes. Appropriate for the title, but I would have liked it better just B&W. Other than the blue, it is a very nice, sharp and interesting portrait.
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01/24/2008 08:41:35 PM
Lovely capture, the expression is really great. IMO though the blue eyes just don't fit the picture, I love the b&W and the composition, but they seem to throw the shot off, because its such a powerful shot. Nice work.
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01/24/2008 05:45:00 AM
I think leaving the color in the eyes is a distraction - straight B&W would have worked better.
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01/23/2008 10:52:32 AM
Awesome! A life magazine photo for sure.
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01/22/2008 05:17:09 PM
I think the selective desat works really well here.
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01/22/2008 09:18:28 AM
I think the texture of age and the eye contact was more than enough to attract. The almost over-lookable desaturation to show off the eye colour did not work for me. But I will grade your photo not on that processing which failed for me but the overall pose and model which seem good. 7.
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01/21/2008 09:27:29 PM
wow! this is an extraordinary subject, supremely well seen and shot, but the blue eyes just really take me out of this image--such a beautiful b/w portrait, but the blue eyes just start screaming manipulation at me. Take them back to grayscale, and this image will SING, not scream. (but I am an old school b/w film guy who never scored a portrait this wonderful, so it could be old codger jealousy here, so factor that in, too)
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01/21/2008 07:32:03 PM
Oh! I'm sure I'm not the first person to express that the blue color in the eyes takes something away from this wonderful protrait of a fantastically interesting woman. Wonderful in b&w. Well composed. Great textures and expression. 7
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01/21/2008 06:00:56 PM
wonderful details in the b/w image - but the selective desaturation simply ruins the photo for me.
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01/21/2008 05:53:29 PM
Would have liked it a lot better without the blue eyes.
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01/21/2008 12:16:17 PM
I love, love, love this photo. Are her eyes really that color? Either way, her face tells a story, with or without the blue eyes. Great contrast here.
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01/21/2008 11:42:49 AM
WOW; love the blue eyes! Man, as soon as this picture loaded I spotted her eyes. Very nice portrait and desaturation. -BB
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01/21/2008 10:49:33 AM
I really love the DOF on this shot, would love to see a B&W version (no selective de-sat). Excellent focus on this lady's face, really draws you in
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01/21/2008 07:37:27 AM
this is a very good portrait. Think, the b + w works well. So I don't understand the blue toned eyes.
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01/21/2008 04:15:41 AM
not convinced about the blue eyes, but the image is great overall 8
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01/21/2008 01:17:07 AM
I think I would have liked this better without the colored eyes. Wonderful expression, and textures.
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