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Challenge: Film Noir III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Oct 7, 2019
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 5000
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2019

Took this the last night of the challenge. We live on a suburban corner. Hubby agreed to go out front and pose under a streetlight. I shot catty-corner across an intersection to get the darkest possible background (the windowless side of a house). Matches were real; cigarette was rolled paper. I had NO idea how busy our street is at 9 p.m. (or whenever it was) until I stood out there with my camera on a tripod waiting for a chance to shoot with no cars coming, going, or crossing the intersection.
I did wish this was sharper but it was the best I could do and my husband and I are pretty proud of it.

Place: 4 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.8947
Avg (participants): 6.7273
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 407
Views during voting: 123
Votes: 57
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/17/2019 01:09:21 PM
Ahh, good show. Congrats on HM
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10/17/2019 09:08:26 AM
I too don't think this needs to be sharper (and maybe that's a little sharpening artifact around his left sleeve/hand that could be removed?) as the softness adds quite a dream like quality to a film noir shot, like one of those movie scenes where the main character isn't quite sure if they're seeing the real thing or something dredged from memory or nightmare.
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10/16/2019 07:36:39 PM
Wow! You have every right to be proud! It is an amazing art piece! I especially love that you shared the story behind it. That makes me wish it won blue! :)
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10/16/2019 12:55:14 PM
8 from me, one of the few. You were a great spy - no more sharpness needed for the feel of the shot
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10/16/2019 12:05:44 PM
Excellent job, Nikki. A hard boiled Noir feel to it. Nicely done.
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10/16/2019 02:01:09 AM
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10/12/2019 10:40:52 AM
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