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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Backyard
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2003

Setup shot. My flatmates posing in our bathroom. The girl is almost standing in the toilet.

Wanted to capture the feel of someone on the outside trying to read into a situation.

Statistics
Place: 88 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.4170
Avg (commenters): 6.0714
Avg (participants): 5.0916
Avg (non-participants): 5.8269
Views since voting: 913
Votes: 235
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/19/2003 10:53:14 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

From reading your comments, and looking at your score, I suspect this is one of those shots that people either really like, or really don't like/understand it. I like the mysterious feeling that it gave. It reminded me of a spy show/movie, where the spy is on the outside, possible across the street or alley, peering at somone through binoculars. I found myself wondering if it was a shady deal going down, a lover's quarrel, or what. In that respect, your picture did a great job at presenting an open ended story. I think the yellowish/green and black of the shot is very simply and effective as there is nothing to distract the viewer from the subject(s) at hand.

The square thing is a bit distracting, but i imagine you couldn't do anything with it. I like the framing and composition. It seems a bit tilted at first, but upon second glance, it is more of your camera angle, I believe. Did you try cropping it halfway through the window? This would have made it long and narrow, but it would have gotten rid of hte top half of the picture.

Technically and creatively it is a well done shot. I am not sure what I could suggest that would make it tremendously better. I think it was just one of those subjects that either jumped out and grabbed people, or it didn't.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to PM me. Best to you in future challenges.

karmat
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05/14/2003 02:11:41 PM
I liked this a lot. It should have placed higher. It's art. Nice job.
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05/14/2003 10:37:11 AM
I gave it a nine - How did this get so far down here??
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05/14/2003 02:27:04 AM
This placement sucks! I thought it would do better.
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05/14/2003 12:25:00 AM
This should have scored much higher. It was quite different from most images submitted, nice soft light, and a meaningful title :) You're quite creative. Told ya, i would be keeping an eye on your (interesting) submissions. So, when you're not shooting, you're playing the voyeur, huh? :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 10:45:41 PM
The dots in the glass make the pic. I only wish that square thing weren't on it.
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05/13/2003 09:26:19 PM
co-ed bathroom? =]
05/13/2003 03:33:13 PM
= 8
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05/11/2003 11:51:33 PM
Too much space on top. I really like the silhouettes in the bottom but there is a lot of distracting space on top with the light and the funky textured glass.
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05/11/2003 06:04:31 PM
Very well done. I like the artsy look to this picture. There is definitely a story here. Leaves alot to the imagination.
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05/10/2003 02:03:28 PM
Intersting shot. Makes you wonder what they're talking about. I find the light a bit distracing (top left pane) and the brown squar distracting too. Still a smart shot. Maybe crop out the top two planes. Thanks. Jacko. 7
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05/10/2003 12:10:43 PM
My guess is that this is a conversation between a teacher and a student? I like this picture because there is a story here.
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05/09/2003 03:05:13 PM
this is good, creative, i'll bet though it surpasses the creative instincts of most folks..........i like it very much. 8
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05/09/2003 01:47:50 PM
Good idea. I think that this pic however, could have been shot in better lighting conditions. The way this image is taken, it doesnt provide for much interest.
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05/09/2003 10:46:09 AM
Unique!
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05/09/2003 06:37:55 AM
Great idea. Shame about the extractor fan, though. Also might have mor eimpact if shot head on.
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05/08/2003 11:17:18 PM
i like it, it tells a story.. and .. well... i like it. good shot
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05/08/2003 10:05:28 AM
nice effect, shame about the box in the top left window frame.... it's quite distracting..... good luck, Todd.
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05/07/2003 02:06:21 PM
i don't get the title. yet somehow...I like it. :)
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05/07/2003 06:11:34 AM
This image is powerful. This reminds me so much of a doctor's office when the doc comes in and says "I have some bad news......." ***Shiver*** 7
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05/07/2003 01:06:55 AM
This is one shot I think would have looked better with a perfect square framing of the window. The shadows and lights behind the glass would then become the main focal points, and balance the shot out (I think). The blacks look good, and the silhouettes look really good behind the glass.
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