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Layin' Back Da Blues
Layin' Back Da Blues
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Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: home studio
Date: Nov 16, 2004
Aperture: 13
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2004

I like the sound of Jazz. Did a self portrait with my daughters trumpet.Dark room, single spot light. Curves, grayscale.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 636
Avg (all users): 6.1003
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.0813
Avg (non-participants): 6.1400
Views since voting: 992
Views during voting: 419
Votes: 309
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/28/2005 10:45:03 PM
Really cool idea and well executed. Love the head tilted down a bit and the b/w treatment. I might like the angle of the shot moved just a bit to the left to crop a bit off the right and give the shadow "bell" just a bit more room. Very nice that way it is as well.
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07/02/2005 09:24:32 PM
I really like the shadow play on the wall. The subject is in great focus and the contrast is nice and not overdone.
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04/01/2005 12:35:49 PM
It's a beautiful image and a clever shot. The hat, glasses, and jacket all work well. So does the lighting. I wonder whether the dark brooding sensibility characteristic of effective blues might not be more accurately expressed if the wall were just a little less starkly bright or the shadow a little less contrasty. The blues trumpeter is being upstaged by his shadow - an apt concept (see also Steely Dan's Deacon Blues "This is the day of the expanding man..." ) but not sure it gives the best visual result. Just thinking out loud. Hope this helps.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2004 11:44:43 AM
nice concept, a little too grainy.
neat image could have improved this.
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11/23/2004 10:33:30 AM
I would have voted a higher mark if you had the shadow in focus and allowed the player to be out of focus, this would have given them equal weight and offered the viewer a choice of who to listen to..so to speek.
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11/23/2004 12:40:28 AM
Nice!
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11/22/2004 04:02:18 PM
great shadow
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11/21/2004 11:16:03 PM
This is one of my favorites in the challenge. Love the way the shadow complements the figure. Excellent use of light and dark areas as well.
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11/21/2004 08:30:18 PM
The background on the right seems so close to the shade of the musician's coat... Would like to see it constrated more. The shadow play is very cool.
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11/20/2004 09:42:03 PM
Cool idea. I would like to see one where it's just a photo of the shadow.
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11/20/2004 07:59:08 AM
nice, may be more far one from one
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11/19/2004 10:34:11 AM
Excellent composition and use of repetition.
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11/19/2004 03:19:01 AM
Great photo. Little more of his leg would be better to show his relaxed pose - now there is some unnatural tension...
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11/18/2004 08:20:09 PM
Excellent lighting, nice effect. Photo has a glow to it, but too grainy.
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11/18/2004 06:16:47 AM
Cute image... I like composition... Well done. 10 from me.
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11/18/2004 02:59:04 AM
good idea with the shadow really lifts the interest level
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11/17/2004 07:17:03 PM
an 8, you know why.

-= Image viewed on professional calibrated/color graded monitor set to Web Gamma range.=-
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11/17/2004 05:21:35 PM
Very very nice. 9. Good luck!
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11/17/2004 05:02:28 PM
Outstanding use of lighting! The shadow makes (is) this photo, as does b&w. Great charactor study. Like the grain in it. The spots may be a tad distracting, but gets a high score from me! Well done.
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11/17/2004 04:46:14 PM
Nice. Good use shadows.
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11/17/2004 02:39:55 PM
Simple yet so effective - well done
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11/17/2004 01:52:09 PM
Nice!
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11/17/2004 01:40:34 PM
great composition and use of lighting.
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11/17/2004 08:21:36 AM
Great shadow! Looking at this photo makes me tap my feet!! 9
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