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The Spirit of Mexico - Cinco de Mayo
The Spirit of Mexico - Cinco de Mayo
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cultural Events (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Studio
Date: May 7, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.6 Sec
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

I would like to thank to my dear friend Eduardo Rios, who posed for me for almost 3 hours.

I wanted to do this regarding to the "Cinco de Mayo" a Celebration in Mexico and well known in the US and Canada.

Post processing:

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Sharp a couple of times.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.6617
Avg (commenters): 7.1579
Avg (participants): 6.5385
Avg (non-participants): 6.6826
Views since voting: 1565
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 269
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/20/2007 12:24:39 AM
Great use of color and body posture with the sombrero taking the lead in the composition. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/16/2007 05:35:48 PM
Originally posted by annig:

FELICIDADES!! esta era una de las majores de la challenge! Me gusta muchisimo! La composicion y las colores son perfectos, tambien el espiritu del dia de Cinco de Mayo! BRAVO!!


Gracias por tus comentarios.
05/16/2007 12:42:32 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

Well, just out of the top 5 so it seems like you did something right! :)

Your picture is striking. I particularly like the orange color of the background as it sets off the stitching of his hat quite nicely. You have given the viewer a couple of strong lines to peruse, particularly the leading lines of the fiddle's neck up to the bow.

By hiding most of the models face, the attention is placed more heavily on his hat and instrument. This gives it more of an impersonal feel but still gives a good sense of the holiday.

Technicals are good, really my only nitpic is the mass of dark/shadow on the models right side(camera left). I suppose a small directional light coming from camera left could have given a little more depth the the shadows.

PM me if you have any questions and good luck in your future challenges.

Mark

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05/16/2007 11:01:32 AM
FELICIDADES!! esta era una de las majores de la challenge! Me gusta muchisimo! La composicion y las colores son perfectos, tambien el espiritu del dia de Cinco de Mayo! BRAVO!!
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05/16/2007 12:32:53 AM
A wonderful capture. Your friend was a great sport for posing for three hours. :) I had this picked for a ribbon. Congratulations on your high finish.

and personal best!

Message edited by author 2007-05-16 00:33:23.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 10:25:51 PM
Nicely composed. Like the colors too. Good luck!
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05/15/2007 02:01:44 PM
Fabulous-10
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05/14/2007 10:59:20 AM
sweet! i love the orange background. his sombrero is awesome! good job meeting the challenge.
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05/14/2007 09:15:47 AM
very good on a number of levels: pose, composition, foreground/background relationship, overall lighting. Unfortunately it looks like an impersonal and bland stock photo. Does little to capture such a dynamic and flavorful festival. Could crank up the saturation a touch.
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05/13/2007 09:55:24 PM
Very nice sparkling capture.
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05/13/2007 03:50:23 PM
Very nice color and a shot that opens nicely in a challenge with so many stinkers. Cool shot and composition. My eyes wish I could see all of his bow and finger tip. Could be a tad bit cleaner as far as focus is concerned but a pleasant shot to view and a very good idea. 7
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05/13/2007 02:16:05 PM
Well framed and posed. Would like to see his eyes, though.
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05/13/2007 10:55:48 AM
Is he really left handed or did you flip this picture?
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05/11/2007 08:15:04 PM
nice study but find missing tip of bow distracting
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05/10/2007 10:17:48 AM
nice portraiture, good detail, good light, nice tones
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05/10/2007 09:34:58 AM
nice capture, I wish you had the chance to get his face as well, I know sometimes you can't have everything.
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05/10/2007 03:37:19 AM
nice warm colour
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05/09/2007 08:58:25 PM
This what the challenge is about. the background compliments the subject very well. Very nice
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05/09/2007 01:34:44 PM
Nice shot.
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05/09/2007 01:31:14 PM
Nice! I love it!
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05/09/2007 10:52:54 AM
I would have liked to see his eyes, but like the image.
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05/09/2007 10:25:02 AM
great composition and framing
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05/09/2007 09:22:27 AM
10
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05/09/2007 07:08:25 AM
Very Nice Colors and warmth. 8
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