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    Just Eyes

    Stepping away from my normal family pics. Thought I'd try something a little different. Trying to get away from the subject in the middle of the frame, but having a hard time.


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    Re: Just Eyes

    Petra,

    A good effort on your goal and well presented.

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    Re: Just Eyes

    Lovely Petra - she really has the most stunning eyes and this shows them so well.

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    Re: Just Eyes

    Hi Petra,

    I can imagine it now:
    Mom: "Hi darling, I want to take your picture"
    Daughter: "Great, shall I change my clothes?"
    Mom: "No Honey, they are just fine"
    Daughter: "Are you sure?"
    Mom: "Yes, they're fine"
    Daughter: "Where shall I pose?"
    Mom: "oh, stand behind that fence would you, and peer through that little slit"
    Daughter: (thinks) 'I knew I shoulda changed, she hates my clothes'

    Now, more seriously, this is a great idea quite well shot, but I have a suggestion for a re-shoot
    (Daughter: "oh, no, not all that again")

    I wonder if subconciously, it would look, no, subliminally 'feel' any better if the paler piece of wood were the one at the top of frame with the darker one below. Something to do with it psychologically (sp?) an image feels more balanced if the light area (representing sky) is at the top of the frame? (with dark area, for ground, at bottom)

    Just an idea; has anyone else heard that mumbo jumbo, sorry, theory, before?

    The only other thing that grabs my attention are the few well lit wisps of hair over her left ear, on right of picture, as they stand out against the dark background.

    Gorgeous eyes though, with a nice, natural shaped, catchlight.

    Well done,

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    Re: Just Eyes

    Dave - you have been listening in at my house when i ask Princess to be my 'test subject' again!
    but yes I'm sure I've read about the same theory of 'lighter top with darker bottom'

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    Re: Just Eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    ~ I'm sure I've read about the same theory of 'lighter top with darker bottom'
    Daughter: "If I wear a lighter top with darker bottom, then can I stand in front of the fence?


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    Re: Just Eyes

    Now, more seriously, this is a great idea quite well shot, but I have a suggestion for a re-shoot
    (Daughter: "oh, no, not all that again")

    I wonder if subconciously, it would look, no, subliminally 'feel' any better if the paler piece of wood were the one at the top of frame with the darker one below. Something to do with it psychologically (sp?) an image feels more balanced if the light area (representing sky) is at the top of the frame? (with dark area, for ground, at bottom)
    That makes total sense. The boards were loose, so, if allowed , I could switch the boards and try again. My daughter and her friends think I am really weird. It was getting late, so this was how we ended the day...

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    Re: Just Eyes

    Thank you very much, Shadowman. I will keep trying!

    Kit, she is very shy and wishes she had blue eyes! I will let her know what you said.

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