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Devon
Devon
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: Nov 11, 2004
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2004

Shot in color using my new studio lights. Achieved the high-key effect in three steps: 1) Converted to B&W using Channel Mixer with some high settings on Red and Green, and 2) Using levels, I kept both the bottom and middle selectors close together for high contrast to keep the dark colors dark and force everything else light (48, 3.46 and 203), then 3) used USM which not only sharpened the image by caused some of the light/dark transitions to be more pronounced.


Statistics
Place: 403 out of 636
Avg (all users): 4.8673
Avg (commenters): 6.4667
Avg (participants): 4.8145
Avg (non-participants): 4.9806
Views since voting: 985
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 324
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/24/2004 01:40:01 PM
Rates high from me in terms of artistic integrity.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2004 11:53:01 PM
Very nice. A tight crop such as this is a welcome addition to a challenge full of clunky backgrounds. I'm not sure whether the grain is helpful to the image or not. Jury is still out. His hair looks a little strange, though I imagine it's the nature of the exposure and the post-editing that was done. All in all, a strong and emotive image. 8
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11/23/2004 07:53:24 PM
Interesting high key. The grain works well here. I expect you'll get some criticism for it.
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11/21/2004 09:55:40 PM
Great example of high key 8
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11/20/2004 11:49:15 AM
Good use of the high key effect. Very balanced tonality.
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11/20/2004 11:23:41 AM
Nice effect...kinda like that A-ha video from the early 80's.
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11/19/2004 06:40:29 PM
I like to use sketch finishes too, but I'm really not into this cropping. Killed it for me 5
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11/19/2004 03:52:02 AM
Great photo I like the expression on the boy's face. The contrast is very good. 9.
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11/19/2004 12:19:38 AM
Love the pose, expression, eyes, and treatment. 8.
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11/18/2004 11:32:08 AM
over exposed.
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11/18/2004 11:22:21 AM
Very good detail in the hair and eyes
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11/18/2004 04:46:14 AM
If you like this shot, that is all that matters but personally I think you went a little overboard with the contrast. Still a good shot, but IMO only slightly above average (and that is not bad, there are a lot of good shots in the challenge) 6
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11/17/2004 09:10:19 PM
Although I think it was intentional, this would have been better with softer tones (lower exposure).
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11/17/2004 07:49:35 PM
I love the high contrast.
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11/17/2004 07:05:50 PM
too much contrast...
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11/17/2004 12:45:16 PM
Well done!
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11/17/2004 03:44:03 AM
I feel this would of been better without the over saturation/contrast. the subject matter is very good but i think the post processing lets this image down.. pity really the crop is good too.
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11/17/2004 01:32:16 AM
Great High-key! nicely done and not easy to do within the basic rule set. 9
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