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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-LC40
Location: plano, tx
Date: Nov 5, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2005


Place: 152 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.8688
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 5.7212
Avg (non-participants): 6.2838
Views since voting: 1376
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 282
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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12/21/2006 12:23:20 PM
I very compelling,evocative image. I like the B/W tones and gritty look. Eyes that could be saying so many things. Leaves me pondering. Well done.
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01/18/2006 09:10:03 PM
A very compelling b/w study. The image walks away with feelings like pensive, disillusion, contemplation and even apathy. The sullen eyes draw the viewer into this universal feeling of disconnect. Very powerful image.
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12/29/2005 02:59:26 PM
I think this is underrated, I thought it was very neat. The feel is awesome, I love the tones and textures. Good work, chick a dee.
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12/29/2005 10:17:33 AM
This photo makes me so sad looking at it. It looks like the subject has been through quite a lot in recent times.
Either way I like how it was filtered. Interesting use of black and white subliminal inversion.
Good job! I'm impressed.
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12/14/2005 03:54:54 PM
Great shot; I like the fact that you are looking right through the viewer, yet you are still protraying a vast feeling void and apathy almost. The dirt is a nice distraction, and the composition swell. Very interesting.
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12/08/2005 03:49:09 PM
I figured this wouldn't rank that high and the typical ho hum shots of dolled up models would do better. I liked the photo. One thing I forgot to add in my comment was regarding the eyes. I think they needed to be more in focus (mainly the left eye) and as Jutilda mentioned some sort of reflection in the left eye so as to change the overall focus to the top third of the photo rather than the left third where my eye currently goes to first.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 15:51:18.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 09:31:12 AM
Bumping this up. Like the composition and focus. facial expression is what makes this for me. Good Luck
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12/04/2005 06:39:13 PM
Excellent tonal range. Slight blown out area on forehead adds to the photo. Very good title too. Nicely done!
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12/03/2005 05:09:41 PM
One of the best photos in this challenge. It holds my attention more than most. I gave this one a 9.
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12/02/2005 02:54:30 PM
Totally stunning piece of work. Hope this is in the tope three
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12/02/2005 12:19:51 PM
Interesting. The light and shadow is good. The dirt on the face looks very "put on," but still the effect is there. I wish there were a glint in her left eye. Good detailing. Not sure about what she has around her neck. Looks almost like a snake but maybe a knitted scarf? I can't tell. 7
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12/02/2005 11:45:46 AM
Good luck with this emotive study. -8-
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12/02/2005 01:46:12 AM
Interesting portrait composition.
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12/01/2005 10:03:41 PM
Powerful, but kinda disturbing.
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12/01/2005 02:56:40 PM
gritty, thought provoking, disturbing, great
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12/01/2005 09:43:25 AM
interesting capture
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12/01/2005 06:59:06 AM
Bit on overworked picture like a graphics
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