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It Never Leaves My Side
3rd PlaceIt Never Leaves My Side
Joey Lawrence


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Shadow II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Location: Spray Booth, Ontario, Canada
Date: Feb 2, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2006

I am a can of paint.


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I placed some objects around a automobile spray booth, including me. I was trying to make the irregular balance of objects lead your eye to my shadow. I like the idea of how no matter where you go (where there is light, at least) your shadow follows you. Doppleganger

No silly grunge filters- a mixture of strange levels adjustments, duplicated layers set to random things, lotsa dodging and burning, color balance, selective color, sponge tool and I forget the rest.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.9264
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.6812
Avg (non-participants): 7.0309
Views since voting: 15181
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 231
Comments: 55
Favorites: 20 (view)


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12/06/2006 05:19:30 PM
very very cool.
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02/15/2006 11:51:24 PM
Hi from the Critique Club.

Uhhh. I drew this picture, why??? :) I don't feel qualified to critique your work but here it goes.

First Impression: What cool stuff was done to the walls. But, you said it was just your basic PP and you really dont remember. Guess its paint overspray. I didnt recognize the face as I've only been here at DPC for a few months, but its safe to say itll be recognized from here on out.

Composition: The paint cans were genius. even though there isn't much color in them, the little they provide makes an interesting balance to rest of the pic. Good placement. Im a fan of the minimalist type picture and this one has a some of that for me with your position in an almost empty room. you did a nice job of including just a sliver of the ceiling for proportion.

Technical: I dont care for the heavy shadows on the lh side of your face... awwh nevermind. The shadow is a little "monster" looking though so I wonder if a slighly different light positon might have given it a little more shape.

Challenge: Seriously now, you took the "mundane" idea that a shadow always follows you around, added a cool environment and turned it into an interesting picture. IMO thats what makes this pic "cool"(is cool only an 80's expression?).

As always, great job and I personally don't think people vote you up just because you are recognizable. Pretty sure your pictures would garner high scores even with one of ROFLMAO's wood modeling figures :)

Mark
P.M. if you have any questions and keep shooting.
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02/14/2006 06:27:44 AM
The Best shot for a Rock Album Cover!It Will Work!
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02/11/2006 09:29:26 PM
yet again.... another amazing picture and well deserved ribbon!!!
well done joey!!!
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02/11/2006 01:14:17 AM
Congrats man on anotherrrrrr ribbon :-)
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02/10/2006 08:41:44 PM
Great job as always Joey. Your talent is endless.

Message edited by author 2006-02-10 20:42:04.
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02/10/2006 07:42:50 PM
U love this study and how the space is used. Great! Congratulations on your Yellow!
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02/10/2006 06:13:28 PM
Awesome lighting and composition.
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02/10/2006 05:46:43 PM
you are an awesome photographer. you created a great mood in this shot. no wonder you are so popular on this site...keep up the great work
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02/10/2006 04:19:46 PM
well i was nearly right! ;)
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02/10/2006 03:53:53 PM
good job
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02/10/2006 10:09:29 AM
Thought that looked like Joey. :) Congratualtions on your ribbon and yet another top notch photo. Love the color tones in it.
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02/10/2006 09:31:51 AM
yeh' emo brat :P
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02/10/2006 09:03:08 AM
RIGHT ON!!!
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02/10/2006 08:14:16 AM
Attaway :-)
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02/10/2006 07:38:01 AM
Very atmospheric with good contrast and clarity.
Top work.

Congratulations.
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02/10/2006 07:19:38 AM
WTG Joey....well deserved placing!
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02/10/2006 07:08:17 AM
Very nice Joey. Congratulatons
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02/10/2006 06:57:35 AM
Well done Joey. Congratulations.
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02/10/2006 06:46:35 AM
Good color, but I don't see the lines of this sitting man, if you will turn him 90 graduates, I think its better for composition.
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02/10/2006 06:08:08 AM
Very nice. I like how you have managed to develop a distinctive signature style.
I wonder if you'd care to share post processing details of one of your pics in the "How did thay do that ?" section.

Message edited by author 2006-02-10 06:08:27.
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02/10/2006 02:26:31 AM
I have admired your work ever since I found this site. I scored your photo very highly and knew immediately it was my main competition. Well done on your ribbon and it's my honour to have done well against you.
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02/10/2006 02:20:52 AM
jolly good show, old chap.
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02/10/2006 01:45:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this was one of my favourites during the challenge!
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02/10/2006 01:22:47 AM
Good work Joey, as usual. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/10/2006 01:13:49 AM
Ah....congrats once again on a ribbon. I thought this was you. Actually, I rated it about a pt lower than I probably would have had I not realized it was you.

Knowing the photo was a Joey Lawrence shot I was really half expecting the shadow to be turning toward you in counter action (you know, how the shadows of 'toons always act on their own).

Good job and congrats on the ribbon.
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02/10/2006 12:39:25 AM
Great shot and well processed ... I like the lines for the eye.
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02/10/2006 12:15:11 AM
Great job Joey - congrats on another ribbon. :-)
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02/10/2006 12:11:52 AM
Very nice image and congtas on the ribbon.
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02/10/2006 12:07:42 AM
congrats on 3rd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2006 09:57:24 PM
Great shot! The lighting & environment is great. I expect to see this one on the homepage. *10*
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02/09/2006 06:29:57 PM
this captures teen angst somehow. 7.
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02/08/2006 12:16:14 PM
Nice environmental portrait... I like all the detail and textures of the environment, the simple pose of the subject and the yellow light too. Works really well.
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02/08/2006 05:20:17 AM
Love the pensive mood! Never thought I could dislike my own shadow that much until I saw this picture.
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02/07/2006 11:30:18 PM
Wow! I love the color in this.
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02/07/2006 08:23:29 PM
I like the lighting and tone of the image. I wish the shadow had a bit more discernable shape, though.
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02/07/2006 10:07:40 AM
Is that you Joey? Anyway, nice picture, whoever it is, definately one of the better shots in a rather mediocre challenge, good enough for an 8 from me :D
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02/06/2006 04:19:04 PM
I don't know where you find these rooms... Very cool shot (as usual). You are the industrial grungemaster. ;-)
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02/06/2006 12:48:59 PM
I love the shot, its clarity, tones and the title is great. Ten
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02/05/2006 11:04:27 PM
Great set up. Love the drama. 10.
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02/05/2006 04:59:56 AM
Very moody capture, bit depressive, but it's great. Exposure, lighting and colours work well in a harmony for the subject.
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02/04/2006 01:11:23 AM
That looks like Joey Lawrence. I've been trying to look at this image without thinking of any of your other work to bias me. I've decided that I'd still love it if I knew nothing of you. It would still be one of my favorites in the group and here's why... I'm liking the photos that are a composition of more than just the shadow and you have captured that here. The placing of the chair and the stack of paint cans and the background clutter - especially the red items up on top - it doesn't look deliberate - it all seems very naturally placed - but I know you probably did place everything just so on purpose - to lead the eye around the image in just the right way. Or at the very least, recognized that all that stuff looked good the way it already was - I don't know - maybe you were just lazy and didn't want to move anything out of the way - whatever the reason - it worked well. Coloring, focus, lighting, it has it all - especially, as usual, the superb processing. Your pose is great as is the title and of course, it meets the challenge. I'm not sure if it's the most creative in the lot - but I do know it's the best quality as far as layout and processing goes. You certainly don't need any more ribbons - but this image is very worthy of one.
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02/04/2006 01:06:06 AM
A cool shot. Especially for this challenge. Great mood set overall. I like how the shadow goes from the floor to vertically on the cabinets. Neat how, even in the whole dark, bleak setting, the shadow still stands out prominently. Nice job!
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02/03/2006 07:12:14 PM
If you lived in Britain it would!
: )

Great comp and treatment here - just love the tones. Quality shot indeed.

Imagineer Virtual Fave[TM]
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02/03/2006 03:01:39 PM
Good image, IMO the shadow is not defined enough and take you out, could be anything. 6
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02/03/2006 02:38:14 PM
Very well done.
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02/03/2006 02:19:55 PM
My favourite, a 10 from me
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02/03/2006 11:02:55 AM
Nice tone.
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02/03/2006 08:48:01 AM
Nice.
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02/03/2006 08:01:04 AM
I don't see my shadow in this photo. I only see your shadow. So far every shot I've looked at DNMC. I'm so angry. Maybe I just need more fibre in my diet.
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02/03/2006 05:35:14 AM
In the top 3!
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02/03/2006 04:34:12 AM
Good, and an extremely fitting name.
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02/03/2006 01:53:37 AM
That shadow is a bit distracting. ;-)
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02/03/2006 01:14:51 AM
sexy!
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02/03/2006 12:12:33 AM
jawee!
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