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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Sides
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2
Location: Campbell Hall, NY
Date: Oct 13, 2013
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1000
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2013

Took my nephew into the woods and shot him.

Cropped the bottom of the photo. Applied Topaz BW effect "umber" and then lightened it with curves.

a point and shoot ain't getting blur like that. All hail my 1.2 aperture lens.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.1351
Avg (commenters): 6.8800
Avg (participants): 6.1591
Avg (non-participants): 6.1194
Views since voting: 475
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 111
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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10/22/2013 11:20:59 PM
This is very nicely constructed. It has a real feel of frenetic desperation and impermanence to it. I like the toning, the bokeh is excellent, it works well with the gestalt of the novel.

7 from me.
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10/22/2013 08:57:41 PM
I like the coloring of the photo, but the photo lacks overall interest to me.
This doesn't seem fitting for Lord of the Flies to me. Just a photo of a kid in the woods holding sticks.

gave it a 4
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10/22/2013 05:53:50 PM
(Know that I only vote in even numbers.)

A six for you. I'm feeling generous. I love the movie (though I've never gotten all the way through the book) so maybe I'm a tad biased. The boy should be bare-chested, have war paint, and be carrying something more intimidating than a branch for this to really work. I do like the sepia treatment, the bokeh.
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10/22/2013 05:26:46 PM
super blur, and great motion on the figure.
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10/22/2013 04:51:42 PM
Have seen this book 3 or 4 times now, to me this is the best image to represent it. Love the light coming through the trees, the expression on the boy's face. Bump!
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10/22/2013 11:13:20 AM
i like the tone of the image, and have a lot of respect for the book, this just isn't jumping at me the way i'd hope it would
still worthy of a 6 though
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10/22/2013 12:43:29 AM
Gorgeous image. I think this is much more beautiful than another LF entry, but does not capture the terror of the story
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10/21/2013 06:44:33 PM
Not 'dark' enough. But it does almost get there. Love the sticks. :)

6
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10/21/2013 06:11:52 PM
Great idea. One finishing touch that would have put it over the top for me is some dirt on him (hands, arms, face). Looks too freshly scrubbed for the story theme. Still an 8 from me. Nicely done!
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10/20/2013 10:03:13 PM
Effective visualization of the novel. The expression on the boys face, combined with the shadows and forms of the environment have the nightmare quality of the book as I remember it. Very well done. 9
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10/20/2013 09:22:08 PM
Great location and bokeh, maybe if you had the boy's shirt off and some tribal marking it would have added to the atmosphere. Toning is great, like the composition and his look supports the story. 7.
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10/20/2013 05:47:08 PM
There is much to like here for me. I appreciate the technicals of nice bokeh, the duotone processing and lighting. I particularly like the subtle connections you have made to the book. The boy is blended as one with the forest but looks out of place. He has basic weapons and is looking behind in fear for the aggressive tribe of kids. At least this is what I feel from this image. 8
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10/19/2013 01:16:02 PM
Not keen on the crop and sepia. Nice dynamics and focus planes. 6
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10/19/2013 01:12:36 PM
sorry, it takes a little more than a boy with some sticks to make me see a connection to LotF.
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10/19/2013 09:02:36 AM
Yes, this works very well... I feel the youth and torment. Love the toning and light.
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10/18/2013 04:15:48 PM
A Neat shot. 8
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10/18/2013 10:51:38 AM
Maybe a preference thing, but I would have cropped out some of the upper left portion of the photo. The image is in monochrome, yet somehow it doesn't show much of a contrast.

I like the expression on the subject's face. The shot feels like it is part of bigger story, which suits the challenge well.

6 from me.
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10/18/2013 08:48:45 AM
This depicts the story well. I really like the effect the leaves have with the boy still sharp. He looks a tad too clean though. 6
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10/17/2013 11:54:57 PM
I love this!
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10/17/2013 09:15:43 PM
oh yes, the tension and the drama, boy with sticks looking over his shoulder. the heart of the book. 8
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10/17/2013 06:18:20 PM
Excellent composition and color tone.
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10/17/2013 05:41:13 PM
I understand why this is a popular book in this challenge; easier to stage.
Very good movement of the boy. The hunter being hunted. The quivering trees.
7
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10/17/2013 10:20:55 AM
I like the color of this shot. The way he's looking over his shoulder. But I don't like the crop, leaves much to be desired. But the bokeh is nice, and there is a good focus.
Gave this a 5
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10/16/2013 09:21:33 PM
9...it would have been more awesome without the t-shirt. I love the look on his face, the POV...good stuff!
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10/16/2013 08:17:18 PM
Nice lighting and eerie processing. Wish he was holding something a little more "substantial" and menacing in his hand, since Lord of the Flies was really about the barbarian lifestyle the children adopted in their primitive society. Right now, it's just a boy with a stick.
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10/16/2013 11:52:57 AM
Nice processing here, like the feeling of fear and location.8.
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