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Eye See You
Eye See You

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Mar 4, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

I took this in my office, I wanted to do a self portrait and decided to use this challenge as a good theme. Used a crappy slave flash unit on my left along with the built in one. Not the best shot in the world but that is what learning is for. Opened in PS, cloned out minor blemishes, adjusted hue/saturation over eye on layer, next layer removed color, added blur in layer set to multiply to soften, adjusted contrast and brightness, added vignette, resized, added border, saved for web.

Place: 114 out of 131
Avg (all users): 4.6786
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3269
Avg (non-participants): 4.8362
Views since voting: 603
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 168
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2008 12:41:22 AM
I feel this would benifit if the eyes were sharper, seems a bit blurry as it is now.
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03/12/2008 10:07:26 PM
Odd focal point for me. Why the fingers and nose?
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03/12/2008 09:55:48 PM
I am pulled to the fingers as they're in focus, unlike the eye, which I would consider to be the subject.
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03/11/2008 07:44:34 PM
certainly fits in this challenge. nice colors...true to life.....but, the soft focus doesn't seem to work as well as a crisper focus
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03/11/2008 04:53:08 PM
Great processing and sense of mystery here. Just a touch more work on the eye and I think this would be a knockout.
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03/10/2008 06:21:00 PM
nice comp. I wish the eye was the point in the picture in sharp focus to maximize impact.
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03/10/2008 01:08:13 PM
Model here should have cleaned their nails before the shot. The essence of the challenge is well captured. Good job.
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03/10/2008 09:38:03 AM
This might be a little more successful if the focus was on the eye rather than on the fingers.
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03/10/2008 07:54:38 AM
This would have a lot more impact if the eye was more in focus.
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