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* Contrasty Girl
31-OCT-2004 Lonnit Rysher

* Contrasty Girl

Time for me to experiment a bit. ;)

Canon EOS 10D ,Phoenix 19-35mm
1/20s f/4.5 at 35.0mm iso100 full exif

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ctfchallenge04-Nov-2004 21:45
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
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 03:34
Lonnit, maybe you should put them in a triptych?? Dorys
Guest 02-Nov-2004 00:41
Maybe to contrast with "Soft Girl" this one should be called "Hard Girl".... -- Victor
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 00:21
I like your measly opinion! LOL! ~ Lonnit
atothev01-Nov-2004 23:26
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;-)
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 21:27
Doesn't work - just dulls out the image. :( ~ Lonnit
Ed Garrard01-Nov-2004 18:36
Make the carpet black to contrast with the white on the left side.
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 15:39
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
Rod 01-Nov-2004 11:41
Just had a thought, could you tone the carpet with a similar tone as the right side of the face?
Rod 01-Nov-2004 11:37
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 it’s 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.