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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Sep 5, 2010
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010

Photographed at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth during the recent Dallas-Ft. Worth GTG. I am pretty certain that silhouette is Adam, 21.gif Cowboy221977. I didn't get too much into the modern art, but the play of light and shadows inside this building was fascinating. When I saw this scene through a doorway, I liked it, but knew it needed a little something more. That something more was a human element. I stood there and waited for some people to walk through. It was just chance that it was someone from our own group.

I waffled a bit between this and one that was a grainy, moody, cross-processed experiment that got some positive comments on Flickr (Including 4 from DPC members). I think this one has more potential for a freestudy, but is still a bit different. If it does a high 5, with stronger appeal for a smaller group, I'll be pleased.

Post-challenge notes:
Another highly successful mid-packer for me. Some great comments from exactly the folks I was hoping this would connect with. It's interesting that last months FS scored higher than this one, with a 6, but I consider it less successful due to a failure to connect strongly with anyone. Another example of why the average score is not the most important thing to evaluate one's entries by.

Statistics
Place: 131 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.6953
Avg (commenters): 7.0833
Avg (participants): 5.7083
Avg (non-participants): 5.6563
Views since voting: 907
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 128
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/21/2010 08:37:49 PM
Good use of neg space, and well found lines. The title fits too.
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10/20/2010 05:59:00 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

your black and whites are getting really, really good. better watch it or you'll be accused of elitism.


: )
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10/11/2010 07:27:25 PM
Excellent BW, great lines and atmospheric pull.
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10/09/2010 10:26:45 AM
Wow, awesome photo
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10/08/2010 04:19:52 AM
Congrats, my friend! The beauty of this image is the depth of it's emotion.
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10/08/2010 12:21:30 AM
I was just getting ready to say the same thing Posthumous said with out the elitism.. You are ROCKING B/W's!!! Not bad for a Texas boy!!! (LOL)
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10/08/2010 12:08:25 AM
your black and whites are getting really, really good. better watch it or you'll be accused of elitism.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 09:45:25 PM
+1 for title 7
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10/07/2010 07:28:51 PM
Nice capture and perfect title.
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10/07/2010 07:09:15 PM
Good image
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10/07/2010 05:54:51 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Super shot with a great title! I really like the composition with the bilateral negative space. I like the way the light catches the glasses too. The stance of your subject and how it mirrors the lighting / shadow is a nice touch.

Critical stuff: Nothing really.

Overall: A very effective image. I like it.
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10/07/2010 06:57:31 AM
It's an intriguing photo, but I wish he would have been more towards the right than centered. This has a dynamic feel to it, but centering seems to make it more static. I'm not saying it well, but it just doesn't feel right here. -6-
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10/05/2010 09:35:45 PM
Ooooh nice symmetry.
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10/03/2010 04:19:33 AM
Title definitely matches to your photo. I like it :) 7
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10/01/2010 11:42:59 PM
This image is terrific but your title is FANTASTIC!!!! I keep thinking there is too much negative space on either side, then I think it's a triptych, then I think the visual area is too narrow, then I think this just perfect the way it is. He looks tentative, hesitating before deciding whether to enter the darkness or just walk away.
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10/01/2010 08:42:40 PM
Nice simple image. Good job on the B&W.
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10/01/2010 08:28:03 PM
Looks better here than on flickr...
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10/01/2010 03:34:53 PM
Hi Adam!!
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10/01/2010 01:00:29 PM
I found the contrast of this image to be appealing. I like the silhouette style versus what you could of done as a color image. I gave this image a 7.
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10/01/2010 04:34:20 AM
this is close to top of the heap. don't know how close yet, but it's a very pleasing image. i'll be back.
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