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I'm Going Slightly Mad
I'm Going Slightly Mad
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Challenge: Hidden Faces (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Aspherical XR IF Super Zoom for Canon
Location: New York, New York
Date: Dec 24, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2004

going for a film-like look...

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.3099
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0145
Avg (non-participants): 6.4514
Views since voting: 2365
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 213
Comments: 37
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/05/2005 03:49:43 PM
his is one of my favorites...
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02/19/2005 07:42:52 AM
I haven't seen that actuall hehe... send it over! Thanks!
02/19/2005 01:08:48 AM
This is great! I missed it during the challenge, but congrats on your placement. Excellent textures and contrast. I like how it gets darker at the bottom, really makes the box stand out. Very good composition.

When I saw it, it reminded me of that swf that was floating around a couple years back. "Combo #5" with the two cartoon asian guys singing about the combo meal!? Very funny. (: Let me know if you've never seen it, its hilarious and I think I have a copy around somewhere.

Cheers....Martin
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01/28/2005 10:14:53 AM
i love this. quirky cute face and spot on with the film look...the tones are perfect. :)
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01/28/2005 10:09:18 AM
Thanks dude!
01/28/2005 09:23:03 AM
Had another look on it and smiled again! It is very funny how the world around is looking at us...
And congrats on your 8th place!
...edit: went to my favourites ;-)

Message edited by author 2005-01-28 09:28:26.
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01/09/2005 03:01:02 AM
*** CRITIQUE CLUB COMMENT ***

This is a beautiful image and well deserves it's high finish in the challenge. The "face" itself is almost startlingly whimiscal and appealing.

Looking at it as a B/W print, I see a lack of detail in the darkest areas that might profitably be fixed, if the information is in the exposure. Speaking in zone system terms, you have a lot of "zone 2" areas that could be raised to "zone 3" (the zone of minimal shadow detail) to the enhancement of the image. this is particularly true where the cover plate falls off into the background in the lower corners and on the right edge a thrid of the way up. A hint of separation of plate from BG would be a plus in these spots.

Otherwise, the tonalities on the plate itself are wonderfully rich and tactile.

From a compositional perspective, I think it's a little TOO balanced top-and-bottom. I'd prefer to see a smifgen removed from the top and added to the bottom, in much the same way that we matte prints with a bit more space below than above.

Great picture, and a pleasure to comment upon.

Robt.
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01/05/2005 07:21:19 AM
Wow! My first time scoring over six in two consecutive challenges... Thanks you guys --- cudn't have dont it without ya! (really!)

Also, glad to finish in eigth place for the second time... this is also my second Top 10 finish. Thanks for all of the 29 comments (yowza!) and all the helpful feedback...

See ya round the bend!
01/03/2005 07:34:48 PM
Congrats on your top ten placing, your complimentary title and editing is perfect for this crazy look! Wonderful!
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01/03/2005 04:04:59 PM
This thing is in a frenzy. Congratulations on 8th plscing.
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01/03/2005 12:27:04 AM
great job with this one, lee! one of my faves. you're getting closer... ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2005 06:41:40 PM
Nice contrast. Simple and effective image. 8
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01/02/2005 04:06:41 PM
Yep, this guy looks deranged. Bumping up.
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01/02/2005 02:57:06 PM
lol, love this guy's expression! Very nice B&W...
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01/01/2005 08:30:39 AM
yey, a queen reference!
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12/31/2004 04:38:42 PM
Nice shot. Good color choice.
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12/31/2004 02:24:10 PM
Gritty! Nicely found! The texture helps carry this so well. Wish it were more squred off.
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12/31/2004 09:52:46 AM
good eye for a face -- like the way the scratches come out in the B&W treatment. one of my ribbon picks this challenge.
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12/31/2004 09:26:53 AM
Very good submission for me, perfectly fitting into the 'hidden faces' theme and genre. Title: "I'm Going Slightly Mad" excellent telling wording for the photo! Excellent!
Composition and idea: Very good seen and with retouche a good composition made out of it. Very helpful the B/W toning, reducing distracting 'sides' outside the 'face' itself, BG etc.
The position of the 'eyes' screws are perfect and i am also absolutely pleased with the 'mouth' screws too. So also very good abstracted, to say a playful incarnation of forms, cirlces and squares. Additionally the 'light' decrease from above towards the bottom implies the 'going mad' - Hello :)) would rate it very good work!
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12/31/2004 02:15:35 AM
Good find! Excellent tonality! If I didn't think I already know which image is JJ Beguin's, I'd think THIS were his! NICE photo!
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12/29/2004 11:27:47 PM
I love it! The face is so obvious, but your title is so perfect! It makes you drawn to the picture even more.
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12/29/2004 09:55:39 PM
I like your use of black and white, adds to the tone of the shot
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12/29/2004 05:51:45 PM
Maybe too much contrast, seems a tad overdone, but I really like this. One of my faves! 9
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12/29/2004 04:19:26 PM
its obvious
great picture
great title!!
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12/29/2004 03:16:59 PM
Definitely one of my favorties in this challenge.
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12/29/2004 01:07:10 PM
Extremely funny. I think a tighter crop would do it better. And slightly rotated .... Very expesive and good title. Even if there are some other (few) better entries on the challenge I feel likr bumping up to 8. Good luck
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12/29/2004 12:02:40 PM
Twitch Twitch.
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12/28/2004 08:37:18 PM
Funny and well done. Excellent lighting and texture. Not sure if I would have cropped it differently or not. Guess I'd have to play around with it.
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12/28/2004 04:09:00 PM
To me, this is the kind of image that the Challenge was crying out for.
Suits the high contrast treatment (although that may not be to everyone`s liking.)
Good luck.
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12/28/2004 04:00:39 PM
Nicely seen... I love the whole feel of this picture.
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12/28/2004 12:24:25 PM
I really like this pic.
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12/28/2004 07:25:52 AM
great find. killer processing really makes this interesting. one of my top 10s. good luck.
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12/27/2004 04:35:53 PM
Looks like it has totally passed out. Like it a lot. Well done.
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12/27/2004 04:44:47 AM
lol, great title. i love the tonal contrast and texture here.. i think the choice to use b&w was probably a very good one. wish it was maybe slightly more straight on, but what's a person gonna do.
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12/27/2004 04:24:36 AM
Excellent. Moody with a great title. I think this will do very well.
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12/27/2004 01:11:53 AM
I love this image, but whish there was more space at bottom and less on top.
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12/27/2004 12:37:06 AM
This is some way good stuff... excellent shot :) - 10
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