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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: 17th Street, Denver, Colorado
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2005

I wanted to do an intentional study of shadows and how they can help interpret a scene. I thought for contrast, this could be a perfect fit for the challenge. My only concern is if people understand the intentional "decapitation" and if there is enough high contrast for the viewer.

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Place: 129 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6390
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5405
Avg (non-participants): 5.7957
Views since voting: 876
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 241
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/12/2005 01:05:54 PM
ah yes. proud to be one of your four tens.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 09:38:25 AM
The picture is very dark, but it is so interesting!!!
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09/11/2005 07:07:54 AM
Clever and effective. Brilliant composition/crop. Some will say not much contrast in the literal sense. Who cares? - it's still very good. 8
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09/10/2005 08:22:33 PM
Interesting composition.
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09/10/2005 01:04:35 AM
Nice shot, cool background.
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09/09/2005 09:57:58 PM
When I first saw this I had to really study it to figure out what I was seeing. I like that quality of the photo. It makes me delve in a bit deeper. I think the bronzey tones of the legs and arms detract from the high contrast of the shoes and what she's carrying in her arms. I do like the composition and idea though. 7
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09/09/2005 09:51:05 PM
Very cool toning and composition. :)
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09/08/2005 09:04:38 AM
amazing shot, i really like it
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09/07/2005 12:36:36 AM
This is a cool effect, but why would you crop the model's head?
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09/06/2005 10:13:56 PM
Ahhh very good one ... one thing that bothers me is the shadow on the right shoe! And also you should have cut more of her neck because it looks like she is a girafe :) But other than that ... on of top 10/top 20
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09/05/2005 11:56:17 PM
Okay, good entry for this challenge....one thing is tripping me out about this shot however...is that a mannequin or a real model? If real, legs and arms look way plastic. Either way I think you met the challenge well.
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09/05/2005 07:37:22 PM
While there is indeed high contrast with the model's bag and footwear, the center and left hand side of your photo seem very similar in tonal value, to me. I do like your composition however.
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09/05/2005 11:56:26 AM
Very cool capture! Love the tones.
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09/05/2005 10:21:15 AM
interesting... 7
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09/05/2005 10:13:24 AM
This is eerie. Is the woman a mannequin? The shadow has me thinking extraterrestrial. This image is far from being the 'same ol' stuff.'
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09/05/2005 09:38:14 AM
Cool. I like it.
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