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Challenge: Authority (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: studio shot
Date: Nov 23, 2004
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2004

convert to greyscale

Place: 31 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.4475
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.1646
Avg (non-participants): 5.5509
Views since voting: 879
Views during voting: 493
Votes: 295
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/01/2004 04:17:52 PM
I didn't get a chance to comment before the challenge ended, but I gave this a 9 & thought for sure it would get a ribbon. Your creativity is an inspiration.
12/01/2004 04:20:12 AM
It's unfair it should've ended up higher :) A 9 from me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2004 06:45:10 PM
I kinda like it...but I'm not, right now, sure why? Maybe, it's because I don't know how this image was created? I don't get how this might display authority but I do like the technique.
11/30/2004 04:22:53 PM
I really don't feel very qualified to critique photos when I am so new, but I suppose anyone can comment on art. I like the B&W. It seems that the lighting needs work.
11/30/2004 02:13:07 AM
"...The Shadow Dude" ;-)
I like this effect and the composition is strange at first (didn't even see the figure in the lower right), but then becomes more dramatic when I sort of step back. Pretty cool.
11/28/2004 03:33:16 PM
hehe, something about this i really like. i normally dont care for figurines in photos, but the placement of superman is great--and the shadow is awesome. great concept. :)
11/28/2004 11:58:26 AM
LOL Great idea. I love it.
11/28/2004 07:01:05 AM
this one made me look twice. great Job. really fools the eye at first because your drawn straight to the shadow and light area in the upper left more so than the contasty figure at the bottom corner.
You would think it would be the other way around since the man of steel is brighter white.
Wonderful balance.
11/26/2004 09:27:27 PM
I really like this. Great effect with the shadows. Hope you do well. 8.
11/25/2004 05:46:49 PM
Great concept.
11/25/2004 03:32:06 PM
This is great! Normally, I don't like photos of figurines -- but this one shows some creative thinking out of the box. I love the shadow. This one gets a 10.
11/25/2004 02:33:53 AM
Creative and risky. Fun idea to play around with light and shadow and the placement of your subject within the frame. Brilliant framing. Kudos to you for guts and daring since this tends to be a very traditional and narrowly focused forum. Keep pushing that edge and kicking at the boundries and maybe we will get these people thinking in terms of artistic merit and something marvelous may come of it.
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11/24/2004 08:04:55 PM
This is interesting. I like that shadow. Unique perspective.
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11/24/2004 05:18:45 PM
thats the best toy shot i think i've seen on this site!
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11/24/2004 02:33:31 PM
Blurr man? Who? OH! Now I see the figure... Might want to include a bit more of him in the shot... the sightlines draw strongly toward the blurry shadow rather than the "super hero"

What kind of authority does a superhero have anyway. "Here robin, wash my lederhosen or I'll zap your Zima with my lazer eyes" or "You, there, beautiful lady tied to the trailroad tracks, kiss me or no rescue for you"
11/24/2004 02:29:03 PM
Very well done! The light is a little hot on the back of the figure, but it's well executed overall.
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11/24/2004 11:55:36 AM
Great idea, nice setup.
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11/24/2004 06:44:16 AM
I really like this ideia. I love the shadow. Great work. Imo everything is great. Keep it up.
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11/24/2004 05:34:09 AM
Love the shadow, but there's a bit too much detail lost in the picture.
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11/24/2004 02:25:16 AM
lots of noise / grain in the pic. might like to see a bit more of the s-man. might work better in color
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11/24/2004 01:47:28 AM
this is ok, and yes, Superman is/was a figure of authority, but all the same, i think the image would have been stronger without the toy and with a shorter shadow.
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11/24/2004 01:40:01 AM
well shot how ever i don't see a "great example of authority" in this image,it could have been good for heros though.

i do like the grayscale and the abstract idea so recived vote does not move i just thought i would let u know my candid thoughts on the shot.
11/24/2004 01:34:10 AM
Awesome lighting! I think this is a rather small sized entry and would be more visually impacting if you made full use of 640 pixels. Still, a strong entry.
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11/24/2004 12:45:54 AM

Message edited by author 2004-12-01 01:07:05.
11/24/2004 12:20:27 AM
The crop is either too tight on the figurine, or it should not be in the picture. With the background shadow so hazy, the in-focus toy has almost all of my attention. Perhaps the toy is a bit over-exposed, and the shadow too fuzzy.
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