Tiger Eye

Roger Bernabo 2/28/2006 6:36:18 PM

I like your composition and lighting, possibly if he had turned ever so slight the pierced lip would have produced more drama #400741

Kerby Pfrangle 2/28/2006 7:25:55 PM

Very pretty colored eye. Nice looking young man. Like the dark background makes him standout. Kerby #2481272

Jessica Hughes 2/28/2006 7:29:33 PM

Wonderful emotive portrait. You're right, he has stunning eyes. You've captured them well. #2481280

Tonya R. Boles 2/28/2006 7:56:46 PM

Great capture, love the eyes. The blue earring kind of pulls your focus away from them though..But a great shot. #2481348

Dale Ann Cubbage 2/28/2006 8:45:06 PM

Definately a striking portrait. Love the tones in it, dark and moody. And the selective color on the eye really works great, but I think the blue earring is distracting too. But I love the crop and overall look of it.

da #2481415

Debby A. Tabb 2/28/2006 9:58:31 PM

This is really nice work!
I really love it. #2481522

Sandy E. Homer 2/28/2006 10:55:16 PM

I love this picture; I love the colors and composition. I like the blue earring. It adds to the effect. I personally think it make this very interesting picture even more interesting to look at. Wonderful!!! This is one for both of your portfolios. #2481658

Melissa L. Zavadil 3/1/2006 3:30:16 PM

Thanks for all your comments. I really appreciate you guys taking the time. I really feel that the earring adds interest. I really wanted to glorify the interesting aspects of this person and personally did not feel that the earring distracted but added a lot to the overall image. I also felt that the diagonal flow of the two played on one another quite effectively. I did leave the lip ring out on purpose mainly to keep the eye focused on the eye and the earring. I felt that adding the lip-ring was/would take away from the rule of thirds in both composition and the way the eye flows through the image. But, thanks!! it is really interesting to hear the different comments and how people perceive an image :) :)

Dale Ann Cubbage 3/22/2006 12:23:36 PM

Congrats, Melissa! I'm glad you didn't let us sway you in changing the blue earring. It does add visual interest. And quite well, it got you this fabulous finalist! Congtrats!

da #2562456

Jenny Bosmans 3/22/2006 1:03:32 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #2562494

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/22/2006 1:28:48 PM

WOW!! Congrats Melissa! AWESOME!!!!! #2562634

Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2006 2:01:04 PM

Big congrats again Melissa :O) #2562898

Erica Murphy 3/22/2006 2:42:48 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! This portrait is stunning!

Erica #2563234

Rhonda Smith 3/22/2006 5:09:44 PM

Congrats Melissa... great portrait and great finalist.. Bravo ! #2564033

Milan Banik 3/23/2006 12:52:41 AM

great shot Congratulations ! #2565336

Cindy D. Vaughan 3/23/2006 7:22:08 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa. #2566417

Susan T. Evans 3/23/2006 9:03:26 AM

Congrats Melissa and he sure does have a unique eye. #2566779

Nicole Grimsley 3/23/2006 10:36:10 AM

Congrats!! Good luck to you, dear! #2567117

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/23/2006 4:22:45 PM

Congratulations on your great finalist!! Nice expression and crop! #2568175

Sharon Day 3/23/2006 4:41:29 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!!! #2568279

Susana Ms Heide 3/23/2006 7:04:04 PM

This is awesome! You're GOOD Melissa!!! Belongs in a fashion magazine! Many CONGRATS! #2568705

Tiffani S. LaNeave 3/23/2006 9:34:31 PM

Hey Melissa! Just wanted to give you a HUGE congrats for this awesome finalist!!! I love how you've used selective coloring to bring out all the things that make this guy unique and interesting! VERY well done! #2569025

Kenneth Mucke 3/23/2006 9:37:59 PM

I actually think that teh earing ads another dimension to the image...I think it works great and is a great contrast to hiw eyes...Wonderful shot #2569030

Sally 4/7/2006 11:15:27 AM

He is definitely easy on the eyes! #2619129

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This guy model of mine had the most AMAZING eyes. I wanted to focus on this feature that just really stood out. He was a great model to work with. :)
Let me know what you all think :)

Uploaded on 2/28/2006 6:30:52 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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