Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Alyssajns24, Dec 4, 2004.
What do ya think?
Beautiful eyes and composition!!!!! Not sure about the color choice for the border though.
I'd have to agree with Jonmikal. I personally think if there wasn't a reflection in her eyes, it would make a better shot.. the whiteness in her corneas is distracting. Doesn't take away from those beautiful eyes though.
I disagree with the reflection. I think it's a nice effect. Makes the viewer wonder what she's lookin at. It also gives it that sparkle quality, and to me it just tops the pic! Nice job!
I totally agree with eromallagadnama!
Concerning the border....borders do not impress me unless it enhances a weak image. This is definitely not a weak image.
I like the image a lot more than I like the emphatic statement. The photo would be enhanced by losing the exclamation point. There's really no need to shout.
Totally agree and I would loose the blue border. Otherwise I think you did a great job. You caught a really strong expression.
I never regard the signatures--one way or the other. Only the images interrest me. But since you mentioned the signature, I like the exclamation point. I think it even adds emphasis to the eyes (WHICH ARE ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL)
I take the view that the complete image or work should be evaluated as presented. In a gallery, the choice of frame can destroy a print, and in photography, a description or title, when provided, influences how the image is interpreted.
Adding an exclamation point to a cliche doesn't make it less trite. All it does is clash with the elegant cursive script.
I do like that better, as it really concentrates the image. She has stunning eyes, and the photo conveys your message clearly. I'm thinking "Wow" in a way that I wasn't before. The aspect ratio, hair, and angle are all excellent. I want to see the rest of her, but can't, and instead am transfixed by her eyes. Excellent work.
I don't think that the idea of the border and statement are without merit, though. If you like it, keep it, but it needs to be carefully done so that it doesn't overwhelm the photo. I feel like I'm seeing it for the first time.
Perhaps a lighter grey "windows to a soul" and maybe a lighter grey border
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