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Music Darkness
Music Darkness

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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Vale de Milhaços, portugal
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005

A Gotic concert of various bands. Shoot handheld with very low light.

Place: 34 out of 373
Avg (all users): 5.9650
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 5.6066
Avg (non-participants): 6.1927
Views since voting: 1352
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 314
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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06/22/2005 09:16:10 AM
One comment to some of the posts: there's a fuzzy aspect on the green light/smoke in the low right. I think it was because of too much sharpness. I sharpened it before the crop and resize and after resize. I think this is why there's a bit of halo around the subject and the dot aspect of the low right smoke.
06/22/2005 12:25:33 AM
This is a great image and great wall hanger.
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06/22/2005 12:25:16 AM
this is rediculous, why did this place so low!?!?!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 03:43:18 PM
Nice color for so dark a subject.
06/21/2005 02:03:57 PM
Great shot. I would have liked to see this without the candle just to compare. 9
06/19/2005 10:05:21 PM
Sorry for the form-letter type commentary. Iím going to try to give almost everyone at least this breakdown to start. I would be happy to offer a more detailed opinion if you would like, though I donít consider myself a very knowledgeable photographer.
Here is how I broke down my score for your submission.
Content: 2/4 (Is the subject compelling? Does the choice of content match the challenge?)
Composition: 1/2 (Is the work well balanced and successful?)
Color/Light: 2/2 (Is light and or color used with skill and artistic intent?)
Clarity: 1/2 (Is the picture in focus? Are the elements clear?)
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06/18/2005 07:07:12 PM
oh yeah
thats in the top 10 for sure
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06/18/2005 12:32:31 AM
Great mood.
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06/17/2005 06:13:31 PM
For the most part this is a beautifully done image. The expression of the singer and the darkness of the place is OK, but the green mist highlighting the silhouette is terrific.

The disturbing part of the image is the exceptionally noisy looking bacground items surrounding the noiseless smoke. It is so grainy that it actually is distracting to the image. The wall on the left side of the image with the running wires adds little to the composition and you might consider cropping it out of th framing just right of the rightmost wire. The candle seems out of place because it does not seem it could privide the illuminating light for the green smoke and draws the viewer's eye away from the singer. There is some slight haloing around the singer but it is not terribly bad.

Despite these defects this is an excellent picture that has mood and instant eye appeal.
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06/17/2005 03:05:29 AM
I love the evil green glow... :)
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06/16/2005 10:01:06 PM
Incredible shot. One of my favorites in this comp.
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06/16/2005 05:20:01 PM
VERY cool.
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06/16/2005 08:39:14 AM
I really love this image, but there do seem to be some very pixelated (?) areas. 7.
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06/16/2005 04:58:14 AM
great atmosphere can feel the music 10
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06/15/2005 07:11:43 PM
Smoky green background and silhouetted singer really work well here..I like the sense of hands moving with motion blur...composition is excellent...8
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06/15/2005 12:38:08 PM
There's a bunch of bizzare noise behind the subjuct and above his head that is very distracting. Otherwise a very cool, sinister, imgage.
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06/15/2005 10:11:07 AM
This could have won the sillouette challenge as well! Great image.
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06/15/2005 01:02:11 AM
The green lighting is great! Reminds me of many a smoky bar I've been in. I like the one candle burning.
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