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Copyright ©2007, Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $

Arising from the very helpful feedback from the First Version of this image I went back to it and re-processed it from the beginning and left out the vignetting. Thanks to those of you who commented on the First Version and to any who might do so again, much appreciated by me.
Photographer: Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $
Folder: Eugene Donohoe - Misc Rated
Uploaded: 2007-May-15 15:55 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/2 (Weighted rating: 8.33)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 11-22mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Focal Length: 22
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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I much prefer the light in this one Eugene. Seems cleaner somehow and more suited to the joie de vivre evident in the main characters. Just to be a real pain in the butt I'm now thinking does the dog need to be there? I don't actually know the answer to this question but thought I'd play devil's advocate and ask it anyway. Dog or not I like it an awful lot.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 16:35 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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I liked the first one and wasn't to bothered about the vignetting. Comparing them both, this one is cleaner for sure! Good processing taking it away, specially the ones on the beach corners, without loss of good tones and texture! Love the composition in this photo as mentioned before!

Regards // Ola

Ola Damberg HoF Win ¤1 at 16:42 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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I agree with ola here Eugene; in any case, buttom line is, this is a wonderful shot!

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 17:20 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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I've had a look at the previous version, having missed it before, and can definitely say I prefer this version especially the omission of the vignette.

The dog adds a sense of pending disruption that the potential victims seem blissfully unaware of as yet.

Chris Cooke HoF ¤1 at 18:20 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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I opened this, before I read the title, and said to my self, hey the vignetting is gone. This is nice. So there you have it, this is nice, and imo nicer than your first. I see the characters in a better "light" now. Thanks for reworking and posting this.

Kathy Kempson ¤1 at 19:59 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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Can't tell if you bumped up the contrast or did some sharpening, but this one is "crisper" than the original image. Just to refresh my memory, I went back and looked at the original and I've decided I was being really picky that night. The vignette isn't as "distracting" as I made it out to be. If I had to decide, I'd say I like this one just a wee better, but it's more because of the sharpening/contrast changes than the removal of the vignette. As for the dog, its presence adds visual balance and, as Chris Cooke said, adds a sense of pending disruption so I wouldn't remove it.

Both are extremely well done, and are very appealing. Nice work, Eugene!

Regards, Chris

Chris O'Neill ¤1 $ at 23:21 EDT on 2007-May-15 [Reply]

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I have to agree with Chris that this one seems a bit crisper than the previous, It is a very good image both with or without the vignetting, but in my opinion I find this one more complete, finished in the darkroom and ready to hang on the wall. Great.

Trond Hervik ¤ $1 at 17:36 EDT on 2007-May-16 [Reply]