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I like this close up - very moody and interesting. I like the shallow DoF and the perspective is great, rather than the usual horsey stuff one sees.I think I personally would prefer a less "muddy" look to the tones, and see a greater spread of light and dark, which would help us see the reflection in the eye more too - but that's just my preference. Also, I'd have liked the whole eye in there, rather than snipped off at the end.Ivan
Thank God someone is making an effort!How can a tightly cropped eye create such expression...! I think I would like to see more of the area around the eye, so perhaps a wee too tight for me (that sounds rather naughty). The detail in the coat and eye lid is just too much of a tease. The BW treatment works well...
Really like this one colin....and I do like the daring crop and use of DOF. I just wonder if you might play with the contrast and dodge and burn a bit as the tone is just slightly flat for me? Congratulations on a top shot.
Thanks for the comments, guys. I'll have another crack at this and post again in a few days. Would anyone like the original to tinker with? We could have a sort-of mini-contest for post-processing.
Oh yes please - post the unaltered original and we'll all have a play and post. You vote for the "best".Ivan
The original can be obtained here:http://mighty.caltech.edu/colin/temp/cgca3103.jpg
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