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    I took this photo and turned into B/W.

    does this photo give a very sad feeling?
    although this is a portrait, but the composition in landscape, is it weird?



    well hope to get a lot of constructive comments here

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    hi,

    the pic is underexposed. cant really tell a sad emotion partly becos of not able to make out the subject's expression. 2ndly, no distinct expression or action to depict the sadness.

    landscape is ok in this case and the bokeh is good though.

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    to me...it is important to see the eyes when it comes to portrait. Pic is way too under exposed...

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    I have no idea initialE24 and dingzyangz are saying.

    I think your photo really is impactful |
    Sure, it is 'underexposed' but i feel that that adds a sense of melancholy to the atmosphere of the shot.

    I like the fact that i had to look hard it the darkness shrouding his eyes to make them out rather than if you made his eyes glaringly obvious.

    Lastly, the 'hard' wrinkles on his face add a feeling of weariness to the image, which nicely compliments the sadness in his eyes.

    its a good shot

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    maybe they mean its good, but can be better.
    great shot there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamedinfidelities View Post
    maybe they mean its good, but can be better.
    great shot there.
    not really,haha. They find the 'underexposure' a bad thing. I think the underexposure's great

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    alright. thanks for the comments. will try to improve again next time!

    keep the comments coming guys

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    its definitely up to ur personal preference. but I think it is way too dark for a head-only portrait. if trying to depict sadness, definitely need a distinct expression or a distinct action. If the main idea of increasing the contrast to bring out the wrinkles, then it might be slightly overkill. a bit too much i think... this pic shows more of the toil of the ahpek rather than sadness.

    here's a picture of my granny.. picture (for reference and not for comparison)

    bottomline is... if u think this is what u want to portray then stick to it. don't be swayed by comments of others.

    Quote Originally Posted by kazeeee View Post
    alright. thanks for the comments. will try to improve again next time!

    keep the comments coming guys


    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    I have no idea initialE24 and dingzyangz are saying.

    I think your photo really is impactful |
    Sure, it is 'underexposed' but i feel that that adds a sense of melancholy to the atmosphere of the shot.

    I like the fact that i had to look hard it the darkness shrouding his eyes to make them out rather than if you made his eyes glaringly obvious.

    Lastly, the 'hard' wrinkles on his face add a feeling of weariness to the image, which nicely compliments the sadness in his eyes.

    its a good shot
    Quote Originally Posted by screamedinfidelities View Post
    maybe they mean its good, but can be better.
    great shot there.
    Last edited by dingzyangz; 26th August 2008 at 01:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingzyangz View Post
    bottomline is... if u think this is what u want to portray then stick to it. don't be swayed by comments of others.


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    No communication thru the eyes. flat picture.
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    Default Re: Old Man Portrait

    Underexposed
    flat lighting
    poor composition
    focusing is not at the subject's eye.
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