Challenge 67: Close-up Photography
Challenge 67 : Eligible
> * Contrasty Girl
* Contrasty Girl
Time for me to experiment a bit. ;)
Canon EOS 10D
1/20s f/4.5 at 35.0mm iso100
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this one has a really nice "artsy" feeling to it...feels like you are watching a documentary film shot with a old hand-held videocam. very well done. -Abstract
Lonnit, maybe you should put them in a triptych?? Dorys
Maybe to contrast with "Soft Girl" this one should be called "Hard Girl".... -- Victor
I like your measly opinion! LOL! ~ Lonnit
Lonnit, This picture is the best of the three that you put up. I think the contrast makes it pretty strong. I´d just leave it with the carpet as it is. Of course, all my measly opinion;-)
Doesn't work - just dulls out the image. :( ~ Lonnit
Make the carpet black to contrast with the white on the left side.
See... you guys picked right up on my dilemma! I too didn't know what to do with that carpet. I decided to leave it after playing around with some options. When I toned it down, desaturated it, etc., it just made the shot bland. I think what the deal is, is that the carpet color is close to complemenatary to the facial color, in effect adding drama to the shot. Removing the teal detracts from the drama. Also, a consideration is that her eye does have the most minute trace of the teal color, barely detectable. When it was more saturated it was more obvious. I think that is why I can "get away" with leaving the teal as well - why it makes one question it but not be totally offended by it. Again though, it always makes me feel good when others question what I questioned. It lets me know I'm thinking on the right track. Thanks. ~ Lonnit
Just had a thought, could you tone the carpet with a similar tone as the right side of the face?
That's the way Lonnit push your boundaries. This shot works for me it's what I would term as edgy, sort of confronting. The only part I'm not keen on is the top right corner, I think its the texture of the carpet it seems out of sync with the rest of the shot. I have no idea what you can do to improve it though, as the nice balance of the extreme white left corner & the black of the bottom corner may get unbalanced by changing the carpet. Well done.