View Full Version : LPS#7 - "Her Last Tear"
Jun-21-2007, 05:15 PM
Jun-21-2007, 06:12 PM
So I've clicked on this thread three times now and started to compose this twice...I just can't make up my mind!
It's a beautiful shot and a great idea. It just doesn't make me feel sorrow for the person or the situation. Please don't get me wrong, I think it is really great work - I just can't decide if it hits sorrow strongly enough. It's almost too clean if that makes any sense. Maybe add some grain?????
My 2 cents.
Jun-21-2007, 06:53 PM
It's almost too clean if that makes any sense. Maybe add some grain?????
My 2 cents.
:agree It's a really neat shot and well done, but it doesn't make me feel anything as is. Maybe some mascara running down her cheek? I'm not sure, but I agree it is too sterile to evoke much emotion. :cry
Jun-21-2007, 08:08 PM
Technically a great shot. But for me a tear coming off the top eyelash, just looks like a drop of water. If it wasn't for your tagline i wouldn't have thought it was a tear. But a great photo none the less...
Jun-21-2007, 09:12 PM
Really nice work, but I find that it does not invoke the emotion in me that is reflective of your title..
If the tear was running down the cheek it would seem more natural.
Jun-22-2007, 02:52 AM
Yikes! You folks are a tough crowd! :wink
Thanks so much for your honest opinions, I really appreciate it when someone can tell it like they see it.
I'm going to marry myself to entering a variation of this shot, as I've already got a couple of good takes done, and I've got some spare time at work today. Plus, I wouldn't want to have crushed my daughter's finger with pliers for nothing.
I'll try to get a variation or two posted up. The popular opinion in threads like this has worked out for me twice in a row, but I'm going to forge ahead anyway. :D
Jun-22-2007, 04:19 AM
Closer crop, saved some more colour, didn't Neat Image. I like this one better.
Wide crop. Wondering about Neat-Imaging/blurring the motley skin.
Jun-22-2007, 08:34 AM
I like the color version better. That little bit of color must give it a more human touch, I guess - maybe not as 'cold' as the first shot. I'd give it a go!
Jun-22-2007, 10:05 AM
I like the colour version much better (gave it warmth); the subtle blur of the profile (brings my focus to the eyelashes and that teardrop), and the intensity of the teardrop sloped more towards a down angle (gave me the feeling of someone crying with their head facing downwards, which is usually the position when someone is crying from a situp position) and the crop gave it that extra something that was missing (it made it appear as though her head/eye was positioned in that downward slope)....
Good luck in whichever you choose!!
Jun-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Many thanks to you, Donna, for your insights, perhaps the most important via PM ! :D My entry is in, good luck to me!
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