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Challenge: Singled-Out (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Denver, CO
Date: Jan 14, 2006
Aperture: 1/125
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2.0
Galleries: Sports, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

This was taken at LA Elite Dance Competition in Denver, CO....

This was a very interesting challenge...had many different ideas...but I think I like this one the best...

Cropped, resized, sharpened, hue/saturation...

Place: 49 out of 109
Avg (all users): 5.4962
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 4.9846
Avg (non-participants): 5.6667
Views since voting: 1663
Views during voting: 490
Votes: 260
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/14/2006 12:46:41 AM
Great idea and fantastic execution.
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01/25/2006 07:07:51 PM
::: Critique Club :::
Hi Angela, this is the in-depth critique you asked for from one of the CC members, I'm delighted I drew it.

First Impression - the most important one:
Interesting but not that gripping. I saw a cutout of a man but I didn't see him as singled-out

Even though he's centred, which would normally count against good composition, his framing by the two dancers in identical poses really overrides that. You've also got just the right ratio of judge to background.

I find the image appealing because of the contrast between the dancers and the silhouette and I believe in another challenge it would have scored better. Because this was a singled-out challenge, I suppose the expectation is that you get to see the one singled out. I suspect that voters may have gone the same way.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
The DOF here is really really good. If it hadn't been so extreme, the risks of the dancers dominating the shot would have been very high. I'm sure just a hint of bounce light onto the back of the subject would have done a lot for the finished product. As it is, he's like a cutout, just a hint of fill would have given him 3D form. It would have still satisfied those who liked the different take on the challenge but also those who had a problem with the silhouette.

To grow its vote?:
A score of 5.5 s not a bad score, nor is a top-50 placing. Perhaps if voters had a bit of a look at the subject you would have jumped a lot of places.

A really good imaeg which may have fallen slightly foul of the DNMC crowd but one that I would be proud to have in my protfolio.

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01/23/2006 05:16:12 PM
Very nice image that, IMO, should have done better. I really liked the concept and the execution could not have been better. Well done!
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01/23/2006 08:46:38 AM
This should have placed so much higher. It wasn't "typical, " so I guess that's why. I gave it an 8 - I liked your creative idea!
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01/23/2006 06:19:46 AM
LOL Very smart! First it made me laugh, and then think...I'm still thinking... A very nice photo indeed.
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01/23/2006 12:46:05 AM
Underated I think. ONe of the more original pics in the challenge(with the subject being sillhoheted) sp.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2006 09:42:24 PM
A very nice interesting take on this challenge. The silhoutte adds the extra flavor. 7
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01/22/2006 05:09:42 AM
The background is very distracting! But a slightly different and interesting take on the topic.
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01/21/2006 07:33:51 PM
looks more like a perv.
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01/21/2006 12:09:43 AM
Hello Angela this is Leslie..That picture is so cool!!!You have such an amazing talent..Keep reaching for the stars and getting better and better...Love you lots..AWESOME!!!
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01/20/2006 03:03:41 PM
good creative fulfillment of the challenge (for which I'm sure you'll be penalized by others...) 8.
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01/19/2006 02:08:17 PM
Wow, beautiful capture... love the ambience in lighting and that your subject is truly singled out by the fact that he is silouetted
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01/18/2006 05:16:53 PM
Yow. So he is the singled out one? Creative take.
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01/18/2006 06:20:24 AM
Like the idea - don't know about having "the jugde" so centered though. (8)
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01/16/2006 09:41:11 PM
interesting idea
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01/16/2006 08:05:01 PM
An inventive take on the challenge that is well executed. Good luck.
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01/16/2006 05:24:05 PM
this is a cool shot
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01/16/2006 02:50:03 PM
very interesting
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01/16/2006 12:37:38 PM
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01/16/2006 07:59:28 AM
good work
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01/16/2006 03:34:30 AM
more like vagina-ing
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01/16/2006 01:56:13 AM
Hmmm .. the person you singled out can't be seen. Now that's a creative interpretation, not sure if it does it for me though.
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01/16/2006 12:29:57 AM
This is good. A different take. The silhouette is perfectly clear. I like it when somebody uses their imagination. 8
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01/16/2006 12:14:39 AM
Very nice image. I love the guy watching intently judging these girls. Excellent form from the girls. That one girl is bending her leg just a bit..hehehe.. Love it.
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