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DannyLenihan's Gallery Comments
I think this is a magnificent image. To be fair, I've spent hours looking through the galleries this week, for images worthy of a GEA, and I pretty much thought I was done for a week, and figured I should have a quick look to see which images Pete has awarded.
I like the idea of this shot, and as this is the kind of shot I take to earn a living, I feel obliged to be a little critical:
Sean, your work is stunning. The only thing that has stopped me from giving this shot an award is that the left side of the cup intersects with the shape of the arm behind it - I think greater separation could have been achieved with a slightly different composition.
I think this is a fantastic idea for a shot, although your choice of exposure conflicts with the subject matter. Using a high ISO adds noise to the image, and when you are effectively photographing "noise" the two cancel each other out.
cracking shot. IMHO a touch overdone on the vignette - I always think that the mark of a good vignette is that it draws you in to the subject subtly, without noticing it, but it's a tad heavy on this.
Thanks Johnny. I'm not a perfectionist by any means. The nearest I'll get to perfection is a blank CD.
I am so close to picking this shot as the winner for the evening, but her facial expression is just puting me off - it kind of looks like she's halfway through a blink which is a real shame because it is otherwise an absolutely wonderful shot.