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Candid shot of depression
f/1.4 1/40s ISO200

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 50mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Depression 2
Username:Wellspring Wellspring
Uploaded:29 Dec 2008 - 11:33 PM
Tags:Black & white, Depression, Digitally manipulated, Girl, Mood, Portraits / people, Sad, Unhappy
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shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 7:46 AM

I like what you are trying to do here, the image certainly does convey depression. I would however have liked to see some more details of the face or a lot less. As it stands, it's somewhere in the middle and is a little frustrating.

Otherwise, everything else is really good. The crop is spot on, the soft background is good as is the body posture.

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DebbieBMP  633 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 8:04 AM

I tend to agree with shaks it is good but frustrating - Debbie

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Wellspring
30 Dec 2008 - 9:39 AM

I really appreciate your comments - your reactions are to the picture help me.

I have a question, does the frustration you feel in anyway help to convey a feeling of frustration. Frustration and anger can be part of depression.

I did try to show the contrast between feeling down and dark and in a black hole while the world is bright around you - very frustrating.

I felt that showing more of the face lost this juxtaposition and the blacked out face lost the personal element.

Any comments and ideas are very welcome

Thanks
John

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shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 9:53 AM

Difficult indeed. The frustration I mentioned was more to do with squinting to see the face. Perhaps a little more detail rather than a lot more detail is required.

Hope that helps.

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Wellspring
30 Dec 2008 - 10:31 AM

point taken - thanks

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CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 11:11 AM

I think I see the dilemna here John. I have uploaded a mod which brings just a little more light on to the face of your subject without, I hope, detracting from the overall mood of your pic.

Regards

Catherine

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Wellspring
30 Dec 2008 - 11:27 AM

Thanks Catherine. I think you have lit the face beautifully and shows the detail well It seems to be such a fine line now and more difference is made by moving my viewing angle around the screen than anything else.

I tried lightening the face myself and thought that perhaps lightening half the face might work but have not had the time to try it yet.

Its at stages like this that I find it hard to know which version I prefer, they all have their pros and cons!!

Isn't Photography endless... "A photography is never finished, only abandoned!!"

John

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shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:41 PM

It can indeed be subjective. At the end of the day, it's what you
(or clients) are most happy with.

Take care.

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