Which of the 3?

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Normal

    53.1%
  2. Grainy

    21.9%
  3. Soft Focus

    25.0%
  1. ShutteredEye

    ShutteredEye TPF Noob!

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    #1. Normal

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    #2. Grain

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    #3. Soft Focus

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    Can't decide between the 3.

    Which do you prefer? Also, general critique would be welcomed.
     
  2. deb

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    My preference would be based on the context of the photo.

    If the shot was for a mascara ad, I'd choose number 1.

    If the shot was for a sleep aid, I'd choose number 3.

    As far as my personal preference, I'd have to go with the first one. I like the clarity.
     
  3. Chase

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    Something about the grain in number two really appeals to me. The only thing is the grain looks a little "too digital" if that makes any sense. I still think that overall the grain version is my favorite.
     
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    I like the 3rd... I think there may be too much detail in the first.
    Great pic either way though! :thumbup:
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the third. I think it's the texture in the eyelid that's swaying me.
     
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    1st, definitely. i'm not an ultra fan of soft focus effects though (although sometimes they definitely have their place), so maybe that's why. the grain one is cool, but it might have a tad too much grain for me. so i choose the first one. great DoF on that!
     
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    I normally like grain but I'd go with the first one for this particular shot.
     
  8. ShutteredEye

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    Thanks all, on the suggestion from another board, I've worked up a shot that shows more of her face:

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  9. CrazyAva

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    I like #2, maybe with less grain though. Not really feeling the one you posted with more of her face because I gather from the original crop that you want the eye to be your main focal point. With more of her face in there the first thing I saw was the nose and the portion of the mouth that is in the frame...........does that make sense? However, it is still a very nice shot.
     

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