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Falling ApArt
Falling ApArt

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Challenge: Falling Apart (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Nikon
Location: Studio, Midrand, South Africa
Date: Mar 12, 2013
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2013

Shot in JPG. Converted to B&W with Topaz Labs B&W Stylized Painterly, Levels. It's almost guaranteed there will be a massively labour and time intensive production by our Expert Editing wizards. They will no doubt get 8's and 9's and 10's galore.

My entry is a simpler effort, with the thought that light, if barely exposed will fall apart, and realised thus by motion blur. The smiling features of my model show a more light hearted artistic side to the Falling ApART title; Falling Apart with laughter...and the high key portrayal of what should really be a low key underexposed motion blur making it that much more a thinking "man's" photograph. Nothing fits and nor should it. I expect a sub 4.

Perhaps I'll get a Posthumous... ;P

EPR: Thank you for the wonderful comments, even if some of you didn't get it :) As you know by now comments is why I stay connected to DPC.

This image is copyrighted 2013 by Harvey Grohmann. Duplication, publication, copying is strictly forbidden and protected by law. To obtain pricing and consent contact me via Photocommission.com

Place: 57 out of 85
Avg (all users): 5.3509
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 5.3696
Avg (non-participants): 5.3382
Views since voting: 431
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 114
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/22/2013 04:21:04 PM
Sorry to run against your expectations of sub 4. I gave it a 6. More original than most.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2013 10:21:08 PM
What a great image! I love the hi-key and the motion effect but most of all I love the way that motion and effect has given the subject so much character! Almost sinister! Really this is quite spooky to me....as the subject looks like a infamous Australian criminal.....I will tell more after the challenge.
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03/21/2013 08:26:09 PM
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03/21/2013 03:18:52 PM
the eye got it 10
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03/18/2013 03:48:41 PM
Love the composition and the feel of motion.
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03/18/2013 12:57:51 PM
We spend years, as children, learning to see. But sometimes I wonder how I saw things before I learned to see what I expect to see. Maybe it was more expressionistic, maybe I could see blur, I can't remember. By now, I see only what I know is already there & my only hope to see in other ways is the camera. And comps like this. So, thanks.
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03/16/2013 05:28:50 PM
You light on white minimal portrait is now falling apart.... ha ha ha.. love the high key and the space. Well done.
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03/16/2013 01:28:08 PM
Beautiful image. Don't know that it says "falling apart" to me
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03/15/2013 05:19:25 PM
This does not portray falling apart to me. If you were going for emotion the person looks happy...they don't look like someone who is falling apart.
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03/15/2013 12:25:52 PM
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