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close up, black and white with touch of red,audrey

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:our very own audrey
Username:smilepics smilepics
Uploaded:10 Oct 2008 - 11:35 AM
Tags:Blackand, Close up, Close-up / macro, General, Of, Portraits / people, Red, Touch, White, With
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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
10 Oct 2008 - 11:54 AM

another winner!

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2008 - 12:10 PM

Good work...
Dave

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ChrisV
ChrisV  7727 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2008 - 12:12 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Firstly, let me start out with the positives: It's generally a good strong image - the style does reflect 'wot it says on the tin' and I like the very shallow depth of field emphasising the eye, which is quite beautiful.

But a few things could (MO) radically improve the image. A minor thing first - I'd clone out the tiny flecks of mascara that have strayed to the right of the eye. Second, presuming you've got a colour image out of the camera, rather than adding the colour to the lips (which I think looks a little crude within the context of this particular image), after you've done your B&W conversion, change the colour space back to rgb and restore the colour to the lips using the history bruch (I'm presuming you're using Photoshop).

Finally and most drastically, it would appear you've shot this at the wider end of your zoom range. This unfortunately has the effect of distorting the model's features, making the nose too broad and the eyes too wide. That's why portraits are most often taken with longer focal length lenses - it's a more flattering look. Obviously this would mean a reshoot.

Of course it may well be that you're aware of all this and these were the effects you were going for.

In any case this still has a lot going for it and I like the image well enought to think it deserves my vote.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2008 - 12:20 PM

Like the crop and tones in this - Well worked.
Regards Richard.

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