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Necking In The Shadows
Necking In The Shadows

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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Seoul, Korea
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005


Place: 150 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.5165
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3158
Avg (non-participants): 5.8556
Views since voting: 590
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 242
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/14/2005 11:18:35 PM
Hi from the Critique Club!

This image really is appealing. It appears to capture an expression and emotion that we normally associate with people. It's hard to look at that expression and not believe that the giraffe is expressing 'love'.

The eye is led dynamically into the picture through that long neck. Almost like an arrow, it directs the viewer to the crux of the image - the entwined heads and that expression. It is this that really holds the viewer's attention.

I think the voting reflects the problem people had with the image fitting the challenge well. For me personally, there is contrast but not high contrast. Bumping up the saturation may have rectified this, but I feel something of the lovely simplicity and charm of the image may then have been lost.

You have,though, produced an image that is a pleasure to look at, and that is more important than scores in my opinion;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 07:52:17 PM
Beautiful photo of a wonderful subject. Not gonna score highly for the theme perhaps but I like this.
09/11/2005 07:20:59 PM
What a sweet giraffe photo. Nice contrast entry.
09/10/2005 02:01:53 PM
I have a similiar shot I took and would love to share it with you.Please e-mail me. This is a very lovely shot
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09/10/2005 10:20:58 AM
Great catch. This is a keeper of a shot. You should make a print available.
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09/08/2005 11:14:06 PM
Cute picture but I don't think it works to well for the challenge.
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09/08/2005 09:53:43 PM
This is such a cool capture! Tack sharp focus with good DOF too. My only suggestion would be that the color tones could be bumped up a hair. The composition is outstanding. Great job.
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09/08/2005 03:44:59 AM
great composition, and colors are reasonably contrasty
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09/08/2005 12:04:49 AM
Great zoo shot!
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09/06/2005 11:18:51 PM
Tender. Nice to see some contrasty color in this challenge! Well done!
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09/05/2005 09:00:35 AM
Great effort, I would have liked to have seen the green a bit brighter as the contrast colour. although I guess that the white in the faces contrasts the black.
Like the pic as well - good score
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