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Night and Day
Night and Day

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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2005


Place: 51 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.0873
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.0063
Avg (non-participants): 6.2258
Views since voting: 888
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 252
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/18/2009 04:18:18 AM
Like day and night. Gripping stuff.
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09/15/2005 08:13:50 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!!!

Initial impact: WOW!! this must be for a contrast challenge.

Meeeting the challenge: Dead on! Only a blind space monkey with a narcoleptic problem could possibly concieve of stating this did not fit the challenge.

Composition: This has a wonderfull composition. The image has a good balance and follows the rule of thirds very well. The multiple points of high contrast alow the veiwers eyes to float around the image landeing evey so often on the delecate feeling hat.

Focus: The focus looks to be Ok. However there are no details in the image to base this off of.

Lighting: Once agin not much can be said about the lighting.. this is to contrasty an image to allow the lighting to have any technical merit.

Subject matter: I love the look and the feel of this peice. The image seems to tell a story though what story that might be I can't tell. While the composition and contrast makes this a pleasing image I find that it is missing something. I think that this could use some details, woodgrains, a crack in the wall a broken window... anything, something. While I can apreciate the technical perfection of a siple peice. I don't tend to lend the red dot painting much merit either.

Overall: Great shot, cool idea, powerfull contrast, but only mildly interesting to look at. A strong image that lacks enough detail to captivate the veiwer for extended periods of time. But then again my only real critique on this image is mainly a matter of personal taste.

Great job!! I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the challenges to come.


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09/14/2005 09:50:10 AM
i gave you a 10, thought you should have won~! :)
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09/12/2005 01:19:42 AM
Good job, Paul. Your ability to bring out the lights and darks in black & white is amazing. The composition is perfect. Wish I could give advice about the jaggies on the blinds, but I can't (looking forward to the answer, if you get one). Honestly, I have to admit that the jaggies didn't detract enough for me to notice them until I read your comment above.

A ribbon is on the horizon for you soon, cobber.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:52:48 PM
Very nice take on this challenge.
The hat does everything for this shot -well done!
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09/11/2005 08:51:16 PM
Very engaging and graphic composition! Super use of contrast to reveal subject better than non-contrast would have been. 9
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09/10/2005 01:43:10 AM
Nice hat, good contrast.
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09/09/2005 01:06:20 AM
I like this, the hat really adds the charm in this shot. 9
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09/08/2005 09:41:19 PM
Love the lines and contrast here. The hat is great. Not crazy about the border though - not sure it really adds anything to the image. Nice optical illusion too (looks like it might be a mirror reflection, but the hat debunks that notion.
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09/08/2005 05:10:13 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 1/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
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09/08/2005 08:49:46 AM
I like it. Good contrast, and the hat keeps the photo from being...boring. Hope you score well with this one.
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09/06/2005 10:45:21 PM
Nice composition and fits the challenge well. Slightly uninteresting subject, but perhaps ultimately an abstract. 7
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09/06/2005 12:31:07 PM
I love the very strong lines of dark and light in this image, simple but very effective
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09/06/2005 12:02:41 PM
Simplicity and good composition usually results in a pleasing image and this proves the point for me.
This should do well.
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09/06/2005 01:16:49 AM
cool in a big way, what is it about those hats? 8
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09/05/2005 05:10:41 PM
I have to say that I'm not quite sure why I like this as much as I do, but I really do like it. Well done!
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09/05/2005 11:33:31 AM
Interesting take on this challenge. I find there is a lot of noise in this photo which could be due to the high contrast. There is also some weird marks on the wall that are distracting but could also be noise. I would have liked to see the hat more centered to the 2 windows. Its nice to see art in a photograph rather then JUST a photograph like some I've seen. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <7>
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09/05/2005 10:32:43 AM
i like this... good ob
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09/05/2005 01:01:17 AM
I love the minmalist approach you took. The hat is great!!!
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09/05/2005 12:57:14 AM
Nice blinds! Very clean! 5
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09/05/2005 12:37:14 AM
what a great composition!
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