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Breaking Point
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: School Days (Basic Editing I)
Collection: monochrome I
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Oct 15, 2004
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2004

I don't know what "good ole golden rule" really means. But here's my attempt to create what a student sometimes goes through with assignments and all.

Processing:
- Cropped a bit
- Adjusted Curves
- Converted to Monochrome using Channel Mixer
- Applied Unsharp Mask


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 195
Avg (all users): 6.2811
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 5.8936
Avg (non-participants): 6.4759
Views since voting: 2199
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 281
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/14/2006 01:55:05 PM
great image. i love your use of DOF here.
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08/02/2005 02:17:41 AM
Nice one of Nihani :)
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10/31/2004 10:28:43 PM
I think your picture deserves much more than mine. Great job! Ribbon should be yours...
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10/28/2004 11:20:12 AM
Nice shot.
Feels like this is Black & White challenge
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10/27/2004 09:48:34 PM
Wow: I am very impressed. This is a super moving image which touches a common chord in all us. This certainly deserves a ribbon. Congratulations on your 4th placing. This effort is so above the average. Excellent work!
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10/27/2004 09:06:24 AM
Congratulations on top 10 placement.
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10/27/2004 06:41:40 AM
Well, I experted a ribbon for this. But fell just below it. I still feel that this should have won a ribbon. Congats...
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10/27/2004 12:25:53 AM
awright! not a ribbon, but damn close! congrats on a great image and a top 4 finish! not a bad belated birthday present, eh?
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10/27/2004 12:05:14 AM
I gave this a 10, congrats on 4th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2004 06:48:53 PM
Fantastic image! My pick for #3!
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10/23/2004 03:33:49 PM
I really like how the face has a sureal look to it. This has a great graphical appeal and nice DOF. And no, you can't borrow a pen.
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10/23/2004 02:45:14 PM
The more I look at this, the more I like it. I think I gave it a six first of all but I'm going to push it up to a nine. I love the clear focus on the fist snapping the pencil and the almost mask like face in the background. Lots of imagery here. Great shot
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10/23/2004 12:33:13 PM
There are so few good quality images in this challenge. But this one really stands out. I love the contrast - the depth of the black. The drama. It's so compelling. Plus, you shot something totally different from everyone else. Bravo. 10
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10/22/2004 10:23:50 PM
A great low key photograph that fits the challenge imo. I think the subject being out of focus and her reaction in focus was a plus to this photo. Well balanced and a good perspective. Great job! An additional note I was just reading on low key photography a night or two a go and the definition of low key photography fits your photograph well.
[Low key pictures concentrate on the darker tones, often conveying an atmosphere of tension or a powerful deep strength.] And IMO I believe thatís what you were trying to covey with your photograph. Just my 2 Cents!
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10/22/2004 02:31:15 PM
This is dark! Too sad. Well done, it´s right.
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10/22/2004 11:44:47 AM
well. a great shot.
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10/22/2004 01:43:09 AM
Nice Job! The whole picture says it all! Nice focus, just where itís needed and the face really adds to the whole concept of 'Breaking Point'! Excellent execution in this picture and a pat on the back well deserved.
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10/21/2004 11:03:39 PM
i love the DOF and this shot looks great in B&w great shot

Message edited by author 2004-10-27 00:20:00.
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10/21/2004 09:36:32 PM
This would have been even better in color, in my opinion.
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10/21/2004 01:11:45 PM
i dont know for sure but i think I would have liked the face to be a little more in focus. But otherwise i liked it.
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10/21/2004 12:24:11 PM
the face of the subject looks sad instead of angry enough to break a PEN..thats not so easy. anyways if the person looked angry, i think this would be much better. still a very good idea and picture quality is also as well.
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10/21/2004 02:54:56 AM
Great photo. Maybe more for anger or frustration but thats a part of learning too.
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10/20/2004 09:02:45 PM
I love this. Frankly, there is abslutely nothing wrong with this image and a lot that's right The only 10 from me. On a side note, this is both the best portrait and one of the images with amazing use of dof and amazing composition among all entries, including my own. bravo.
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10/20/2004 08:38:11 PM
like the lighting. like the face off focus in the background.
nice feel of frustration... great:)
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10/20/2004 07:50:56 PM
Great use of shallow depth of field.
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10/20/2004 04:52:40 PM
such tragedy, that poor pen....(er....I manage a stationery store) (7)
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10/20/2004 01:04:36 PM
Hehehe...yeah, breakpoint of school...Well done, I like.
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10/20/2004 11:50:00 AM
Excellent photo, composition, dof, but I'm still wishing that pen was really a pencil...regardless, I love it. Tops for me, 10.
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10/20/2004 08:49:25 AM
Best on show in my opinion
Good luck
This should earn you a nice blue ribbon
I love the focus on the hand and the out of focus on her face.
The lighting is superb and creates a real mood.
Well done
good luck (I don't think you will need luck)
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10/20/2004 12:12:38 AM
Very nicely done with the DOF here.
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