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Repitition in form
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Challenge: Rhythm (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: At home.
Date: Feb 16, 2003
Aperture: f3.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 Second
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2003

Wanted to create the rhythm of the female form, reflected in the shape of the candles. Had some real big problems with noise! Had originally made the contrast very light and soft to make a soft image but also to get rid of the VPL!! However, was fine in the original but once uploaded there was some serious noise around the candles. Decided to try this version instead!

Place: 25 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.2600
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 5.8939
Avg (non-participants): 6.9706
Views since voting: 1531
Votes: 100
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/27/2003 03:14:24 PM
Critique Club Critique

(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) This is a wonderful photograph. The absolute simplicity of the photograph is its real strength. I actually see several repetitions; the lights, the girls back and the panty line.... each one adds to the depth and power of this photograph. The repetition of form makes this fit both in this challenge, but also in perspective.

(2) BACKGROUND The background is very dark here, and in that way does not distract from the subject at all.

(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL The DOF is very good, all of the important parts are in sharp focus. I have read your comments about having a problem with some noise around the candles, and I see a little stray light, but not enough to be distracting.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL Your post processing is good. Good use of black and white. Is very reminiscent of an old movie. You have managed to keep your whites very crisp without losing your blacks. That is not always easy to do.

(5)MEETING THE CHALLENGE You have done a marvolous job of meeting the challenge in an origional and refreshing way.

(6) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO The subject here is wonderful. The way you executed it is great. This was one of the best of the rhythm pics. I am happy to see your score reflecting this. Well done!
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02/27/2003 08:52:13 AM
Now that I look at this image again I see what I missed when I first commented on it. Like some others who commented on it I thought it was a girl dancing and the light's out the back were disco lights. I should really have looked a lot closer though. I see now she is lying on the ground and those are candles following the form of her back. Nice illusion Natasha and very well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 11:10:35 PM
Great shot I love the way the lights mirror the shape of her back.
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02/23/2003 08:05:43 PM
I really like the way the lights follow the lady's back. You either got a GREAT grab shot or you set this up beautifully!
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02/23/2003 12:10:13 PM
I love this B+W it works so well -10
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02/23/2003 09:11:15 AM
Very nice approach to repetition with different volumes, quite festive as well. 10
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02/22/2003 08:17:55 PM
I love it! The crop is excellent and the lights follow the form of the girl's back. The crop is good and the challenge is met for sure! You did well to do this one in black and white. Does the girl have a phone number?
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02/22/2003 07:33:52 PM
Lovely compsotion, but it is bit soft for my liking.
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02/22/2003 05:36:31 PM
There are images in the challenge that have more visual appeal than this one, but this is the most clever by far! Did you set this up? Or was it your sharp eye that caught this repeating pattern? either way, I like it a lot. Is that a dress, or fancy pajamas??? If it's fancy underwear/pajamas, then I'd be inclined to think this shot is set up. Either way, I like it! 8 Good luck in the challenge!
JD Anderson
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02/22/2003 07:06:48 AM
Very good original idea, I like it a lot. B&W looks great here too. 9
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02/20/2003 12:35:34 PM
Excellent work.. this is one of the most unique interpretations of this challenge I have seen :) - setzler
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02/19/2003 09:20:27 AM
Very good composition & lights.
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02/19/2003 08:33:22 AM
Excellent shot. I like the way the lights follow the curves of the dancer. Great feeling of rhythm.
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02/19/2003 12:12:58 AM
I originally thought she was dancing until I looked closer. Nice parallel with the lights.
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02/17/2003 03:58:25 PM
cool image.
02/17/2003 02:10:19 AM
this would go really well in perspective... this shot is a great tease! leaves you wanting to see more.. lol
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