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Old Mar 18, 2005, 10:22 PM   #11
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Yeah, comon Rodney, I am just getting used to you no holds barred input. The obvious thing is you care enough to share and really seem to have a soft spot even in the blunt way you present you comments.
You do a fine job, Thanks
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OK - so here's the uncropped original in colour and an attempt at a better B&W conversion.
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My previous crop attempt was because I was worried that the bright area to her left would draw the eye too much.

Obviously I'm still not properly getting the points you made in City Worker.
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My previous crop attempt was because I was worried that the bright area to her left would draw the eye too much.

Obviously I'm still not properly getting the points you made in City Worker.
Our eyes are attracted to contrast, not brightness or darkness. The city worker image is a dark scene so the most contrast will be on the brightest areas . The background in this image is pale and rather bright so her hair and eyes are providing the most contrast.

I think the image of your friend works better in b/w because there seems to be some color issues because of mixed lighting and maybe the exposure was slightly off too. Here is my quick edit for demonstration purposes only. The eyes should be the center of interest here(pupils are black). While her hair is a competing element, the eyes are sharper and hold the viewer. Of course, a little more light on the hair would be better.

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