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Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Date: Nov 14, 2004
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2004

Taken in a studio setting, with B800 and B400 Alien Bees used as main and fill lights, respectively. Using the PS channel mixer set to monochrome, I reduced the background to white and the fist to shades of gray.

The image was cropped and rotated to its present position. Minor contrast/brightness and usm were done to produce the final image.

My Latin isn't great (...in fact, it's fake), but I thought this sounded better than "Extended Fist of Man".

Oh well, it'll be interesting watching the roller coaster votes come in... Thanks for looking, commenting and/or voting.

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 636
Avg (all users): 5.9685
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.0563
Avg (non-participants): 5.7885
Views since voting: 1026
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 317
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/25/2004 06:47:46 PM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but I would have voted this one high. Nice detail and great choice of black and white. I love that the hand is dirty, a working mans hand. Nice shot.
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11/24/2004 10:37:16 AM
This was my favorite for the challenge. I thought this would ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2004 09:59:30 PM
returning for comments:
A very effective, almost graphical representation. Great b/w and title. Bumping up.
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11/23/2004 02:39:45 AM
I am scoring this one high right off the bat for its immediate impact. I jumped a little when it came up! 8-| Good job.
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11/22/2004 09:19:35 PM
Good technique, but the subject has no appeal... I guess the composition could be a little more interesting as well.
11/22/2004 10:15:09 AM
I like the tones here, good job
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11/22/2004 09:36:29 AM
Dunno about the name. The focus is too far back. Sharpness is nice, and oil or whatever, to paint the fingers in good light.
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11/21/2004 07:00:15 AM
Very good...Like the Hi Key background and the detail and lighting on the subject. Could I get a thumbnail of this to send to the person who just gave me a 3? LOL! .
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11/20/2004 09:01:17 PM
Fascinating...the tonal contrast is spot-on.
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11/20/2004 07:08:37 PM
Not right for b/w IMO
11/19/2004 11:08:47 PM
The title just turned me off before I saw the pic (I must be a sick puppy). BUT I cant wait to see what you did to get the look. I do like the pic tho.
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11/19/2004 08:01:14 PM
Its too confined, you could box it in, a little movement, raise or lower the fist about an inch and keep the arm where it is, and it would be superb.
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11/19/2004 06:49:50 PM
Your hand has five fingers,
each capable of creating...
-Or destroying.
I hope we die holding hands, but it's hard to hold your hand
When it's a fist.

Anywho...This picture rocks!
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11/19/2004 04:38:01 PM
is his hand bronzed?
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11/19/2004 04:29:18 PM
Beautiful light, tone and texture..well done for a high imapct shot in this challenge. but watch your titles: I nearly mis-read this one and couldn't sit down for a week.
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11/19/2004 12:14:12 PM
Very powerful - in every sense - just wish the focus wasn't ever so slightly soft close up. Hope you do well with this
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11/19/2004 08:08:24 AM
Great shot, love the contrast and tones in this image.
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11/19/2004 03:09:43 AM
Nice photo, the detail works well with the lighting.
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11/18/2004 06:35:39 PM
Is this a threat? lol. A little blown out at the bottom. Nice subject. Evocative. Nice texture. The subject sits in a nice rectangle that I think you could've broken to make the image more dynamic.
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11/18/2004 10:53:16 AM
Powerful. Great balance between foreground and background. Dark color of the skin makes one think that the hand is from a miner.
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11/17/2004 12:21:05 PM
Very cool.
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11/17/2004 10:43:41 AM
Love that shot
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11/17/2004 06:54:09 AM
Wow, very powerful image....I love it!....10
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11/17/2004 03:14:51 AM
almost looks bronze great shot
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11/17/2004 01:07:54 AM
Very powerful image. A little soft on the hand.
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