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GYPSY QUEEN by Richard Story

November 2020 - GYPSY QUEEN

About the Image(s)

CANON 5D MK4
24-70MM
70MM
1/1000
F/28
ISO 100

THIS IS TAKEN AT OUR LOCAL RENFEST.
AND THE EYES WERE MESMERIZING.
AND THEY DID SUIT HER PERSONALITY.
SO I LET THE EYES TAKE IT


7 comments posted




Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
What a delightful image. It gave me a much needed morning laugh. The colors are riveting as is the expression. To my eye the forehead jewelry, left eyelashes and nose are best focus. I like how the focus drifts off but wish there were just a bit more dof so eyes were perfectly focused. They are mesmerizing none the less. And of course you can't go back and shoot it again!   Posted: 11/07/2020 13:53:54



Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Great image. Big time impact, because of the interesting subject. Contrasting colors (reds/greens) work well. Do I detect vignetting (which I think does a good job of keeping the eye on the subject). At first I wished that the DoF were a little deeper, since it begins to get soft on the corners of the eyes, and I would have liked to see the details and patterns on her cheeks. But, after a minute or so I realized that the shallow DoF keeps your eye on the front of the face (irises forward), which works well. Background is non-existent really, which again helps bring the eye to the front of the face.

So, with all this focus on the front of the face (which is a good thing), I just have a question: how does the very sharp focus on the forehead, which trails up and out of the frame, mesh with the overall composition? Everything else works in concert to bring the viewer to the center of the image, and from the corners of the eyes forward. The only exception to that is the forehead (as far as I can see). Does this have any effect on the image overall, or the viewer's impression of it?   Posted: 11/07/2020 17:41:18
Richard Story   Richard Story
thanks for the commments...as far as the forehead question...its not a studio shot, this is street work and sometimes you take what you can and then hope for the best.
  Posted: 11/15/2020 19:48:16
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Oh I get it. Don't get me wrong. This is not a recommendation for what you should have done. Instead I'm just kind of exploring what the effect of this particular aspect (the clarity of the forehead) has on the perception of the image. Maybe it doesn't make any difference at all. Either way, I think your capture created a stunning image.   Posted: 11/16/2020 00:01:46



Bernie Groome   Bernie Groome
I agree with you Richard. The eyes are memorizing. And the image is eye opening. Was there a reason for cropping the bright red hair other than it was distracting from the eyes?   Posted: 11/15/2020 16:02:39
Richard Story   Richard Story
thanks,,,,the hair was just to soft with the dof I used   Posted: 11/15/2020 19:41:05



Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Richard this is great. Interesting, sharp and the colors are wonderful. I don't mind you have cropped the hair or the ear. I like the soft, dark background. It's all about her gaze and makeup. Definitely invites me to want to learn her story.   Posted: 11/20/2020 16:30:16



 

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