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Pedro


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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: home
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: F13
ISO: 1100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

No real edits other than the quadtone, curves, burning some reflections in the background, and a teeny tiny bit of cloning to make the Little Freak a little freakier.

the 12mm lens is the cause of the distortion.

Doubt this will score well. I suppose I just was tired of hearing people say no one ever entered anything unique.

Statistics
Place: 53 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.4555
Avg (commenters): 8.5161
Avg (participants): 6.3907
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 2057
Views during voting: 564
Votes: 292
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/16/2007 11:04:19 AM
I love the shot. I like the way your mind works!
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12/24/2005 03:00:53 AM
Good balance.
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12/10/2005 11:02:32 AM
awesome.
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12/10/2005 09:03:32 AM
A unique photo, for sure. Excellent set-up and execution!
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12/08/2005 12:21:03 PM
Ha! this is great!
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12/08/2005 12:13:47 PM
Brilliant, creative, brave, emotive, unique, nice use of shadows and light. The emotion of the entire shot is what grabs me... Thanks for stepping outside of the box again because that, to me, is inspiring. Into the favs it goes :)
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12/08/2005 11:23:41 AM
Love this - terrific job. Very unique and enjoyable. Good work.
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12/08/2005 10:52:51 AM
this should have ribboned. or at least been top 10. amazing creativity, P...you rawk! :)
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12/08/2005 08:09:21 AM
GREAT amigo. You are indeed gettin on the next level of your photography. After being an A-class, what's next?

The distortion is very clever. It adds a lot of story and message. Toning is bang on. I salute you...you're the winner.

Manny
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12/08/2005 07:56:11 AM
Fantastic Pedro!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:55:14 PM
This is just amazing! I keep on looking at this everytime. Bumping up to a 10. Good luck!
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12/07/2005 09:57:26 PM
Dude, you're making a hobbit out of these bizarro distortions. Very good tones and capture of emotion... you've obviously lost the precious. Ah, but you gain an 8. With the "elf" ears, I'd like to see some other bit of context to help explain the story.
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12/07/2005 09:54:29 PM
Great perspective. The big head and small feet add to the twisted effect.
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12/07/2005 09:49:46 PM
eeek!
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12/07/2005 06:57:28 PM
Great stuff here. Points for originality and mood. Is this a fisheye shot? 8
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12/07/2005 04:48:52 AM
Interesting study, clever and emotive, cool lighting, bumping up
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12/06/2005 10:14:47 PM
beautiful lighting.
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12/06/2005 05:03:42 PM
Very interesting perspective. I like the sepia tone, it works very well with this image.
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12/06/2005 02:44:50 PM
Weeeeird. You made a funny use of lens- and perspective distortion which adds to the ridiculous nature of the shot. The sepia works well, the black background allows many possibilities of interpretation as to what the source of anguish might be. 9.
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12/06/2005 02:02:36 PM
Very funny photograph and very artistic. Great lighting and contrast.
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12/05/2005 12:47:38 PM
Excellent lighting, prespective and angle!
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12/05/2005 10:10:09 AM
Like the persoective and composition as well as the color. The stance and facial expression really make this shot. Good Luck
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12/04/2005 10:28:03 PM
BG/crop and small stool gives an interesting perspective. Nice body tones. Good luck.
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12/04/2005 05:01:40 AM
good one pedro!
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12/04/2005 12:14:14 AM
crazy angle... interesting shot
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12/03/2005 08:30:10 PM
Probably the best photo I have seen so far this challenge, and bravest too lol
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12/03/2005 01:37:20 PM
Nicely shot...looks like a "Pedro" in his uniqueness. (That's a compliment in case it didn't sound like one.) :P
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12/02/2005 11:23:57 PM
The lens selection here is great to enhance the mood. Very good.
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12/02/2005 06:05:45 PM
Excellent shot, 9
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12/02/2005 12:43:35 AM
awwww poor widdle nekkid elf-type person....he looks so skeered. love that bronze quadtone and the lighting is excellent. you really need to break out of your shell a bit...you're far too shy and reserved. :P
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12/01/2005 11:38:34 PM
Very nicely lit..
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12/01/2005 07:05:04 PM
I suffer from anxiety...you nailed this one...very emotive! Your use of the burn tool, and fine tuning it with opacity and flow control! The sizing of key elements adding to the feel of the image. Great Job!
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12/01/2005 05:05:20 PM
Great mood to the photograph, although it seems to go beyond anxious. The lighting here is excellent. 9
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12/01/2005 04:24:25 PM
Pedro?
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12/01/2005 03:24:02 PM
I would be too, standing on that stool! Joking apart, the lighting is spot on revealing just the right amount of the model and stool. Very nice.
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12/01/2005 02:43:52 PM
Love the point of view on this one. Tones well rendered. composition well done. 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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12/01/2005 02:38:04 PM
...to see your score??
Good lighting and compo. And toning too.
Relax !
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12/01/2005 02:21:08 PM
ha ha ha~ you made me laugh so hard! you'd have my high vote, if I could vote!
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12/01/2005 12:19:56 PM
WOW! Just Wow!
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12/01/2005 10:04:16 AM
I like the composition and the presentation of this conceptual piece. Very well done on the lighting. Nothing is in the background to distract. The black background also serves to compliment the image in that the individual struck with anxiety is surrounded in a sea of black - he is completely alone with his worries and feelings as he squats precariously on a tiny stool that may not support him from a fall into that 'blackness' The subject is also posed in a recognizable fetal position or a curled up into a ball posture that instantly signals ideas of feeling of inferority and/or helplessness and a need to protect oneself. I feel that this man feels small, helpless and alone. You did very well with this shot. My only critique is that the feelings of smallness and helplessness would be greatly strengthened had you shot this from an angle looking down - further making the subject look small as we look down upon him.
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12/01/2005 04:12:22 AM
Looks like someone's trying to win the freestudy with this creative, technically excellent, emotive, and truly bizarre shot. Only thing I might change about this is to completely blacken out the ear as I find the eye is drawn there a lot. However, it might be meant to convey that he is anxious about things he hears or that perhaps his anxiety leads to him hearing voices, or his own internal voice, in his head. A top shot. 10 and favorite.
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12/01/2005 03:53:22 AM
Nice work. Love the perspective and lighting. Well done.
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12/01/2005 01:23:35 AM
this is great
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12/01/2005 12:07:20 AM
you have balls peter, I like balls
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