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A Smile

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 am

Pick me apart if you will.....
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Re: A Smile

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:11 am

My immediate reaction is WOW THAT'S CLOSE! I love her charming smile and the depth of her eyes. It's a lovely, well done high key. I am never one to "pick anyone apart," but I do feel a little uncomfortable with the tight, tight crop. I feel as if I am too close to her, invading her personal space. I like the portrait, but... :)
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Re: A Smile

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 am

Chuck I see what you mean, not sure what happened here...try right clicking and opening in a new tab..am interested in knowing if that's any better or if you still feel the same...

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Re: A Smile

Postby Charles Haacker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:37 am

Psjunkie wrote:Chuck I see what you mean, not sure what happened here...try right clicking and opening in a new tab..am interested in knowing if that's any better or if you still feel the same...

Opened in a tab the crop is still the same, and bordered in black. We all know how subjective it all is. I like the picture! She's a lovely child! But for me the crop is claustrophobic, and I think it's because I feel not that she is crowding me, but rather that I am crowding her.
Wait for some other folks to weigh in. I ain't got no art bone. ;)
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Re: A Smile

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am

Got it Chuck, thank you for your indulgence...

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Re: A Smile

Postby Duck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:17 am

I like this crop. It lets the eyes tell the whole story. :D

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Re: A Smile

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:28 pm

For me, the image is engaging for her confidence and ease in front of the camera, her soulful eyes and enigmatic smile.
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Re: A Smile

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Nothing to all to be sorry for Duck...I encourage edits to help me see....

Thank you Linda, always appreciate you stopping by......

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Re: A Smile

Postby St3v3M » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:05 am

Those beautiful, beautiful eyes! S-
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Re: A Smile

Postby Psjunkie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 am

Thanks you Steve..


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