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Claustrophobia: Fear of Being Trapped
Claustrophobia: Fear of Being Trapped

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Closet
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

Shot took place in my closet with my desk lamp shining through a metal pencil holder box. This created the shadows on the wall. I changed into a black sweatshirt and set up my camera on top of a bunch of scrunched up newspaper to position it correctly. Took about 10 shots and I got the one I wanted.

Crop & rotate
Some careful curves adjustment
Convert to B&W
USM again

Place: 34 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.7414
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.5645
Avg (non-participants): 5.7895
Views since voting: 1210
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 290
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:59:04 PM
Good interpretation of challenge topic
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12/24/2005 11:14:10 AM
Merry Christmas
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2005 03:26:23 PM
really love the light and the composition in this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2005 02:33:48 PM
Love the shadows especially...my only suggestion would be to crop of SOME of the top so that more focus would be on the individual. Other than that...great work! 8
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12/22/2005 11:16:50 AM
He's in a corner, but the ceiling could be very high (he isn't up against it). Lighting and grain are effective, but light pattern on wall looks like blinds -- would be better if the pattern looked like bars!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2005 02:03:58 AM
Well done! The shadow of the grill on the walls further illustrate the point of confinement.
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12/21/2005 09:06:43 PM
great composition but too much grain
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12/21/2005 07:37:37 PM
Nope, he looks as if he is ducking a rock being thrown at him, not scared of being trapped. GL.
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