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Challenge: Low Key (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Richmond, Va
Date: Mar 20, 2006
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2006

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...post-processing......
cropped, adjusted levels & curves in lab mode, changed to grayscale mode, sized, sharpened, added border, saved for web.

...and lastly.....
If the image touches you in any way, great. If it doesn't, oh well. If you have any comments on the technicals, though, I only hope you will apply those comments to your own work, because for me, this image is EXACTLY what I want it to be.


Statistics
Place: 30 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.1190
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 6.0230
Avg (non-participants): 6.1870
Views since voting: 1701
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 210
Comments: 19
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/18/2006 07:31:01 PM
I can't believe it's the first time I've seen this wonderful shot. I just can't find the time to vote on all the entries any more and somehow I always seem to miss the best. I'm really surprised it didn't score higher.
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09/18/2006 04:00:55 PM
I didn't even realize I had voted on this photo while I was reading the description. I rated it a 10. I love your story. I am feeling drawn to photography with meaning. Not just 'technically' superior photos. True emotion is something of a rarity in our rich and fake culture. Thank you for the inspiration.
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04/21/2006 11:25:03 AM
Fabulous shot.

The only change I would make is to remove/replace the black border entirely. With this shot, the black border causes the image to bleed into the border area, which doesn't do the shot so much justice.

A white border or no border would be best for this image.
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04/04/2006 11:05:44 AM
Great shot.
Great story.
Thanks.
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03/29/2006 09:52:49 AM
Great job, Skip.
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03/29/2006 12:46:27 AM
Quite underrated, IMO. Very nice shot.
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03/29/2006 12:40:24 AM
Great picture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 01:29:33 PM
Excellent portrait with emotion.
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03/25/2006 06:03:10 PM
This is the quintessential low-key image. Very powerful. I don't like the graininess on the lower left but it probably fits the image well in the eyes of most voters. Because it is such a good picture and that it is such a classic low-key type image it should place very high.
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03/25/2006 10:41:51 AM
Great image. But in this challenge, I was looking for a dark image highlights that bring out the focal points. It is a great photo though.
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03/25/2006 05:36:50 AM
A great expression, well seen and captured. Pity about the depth of field.
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03/25/2006 02:13:09 AM
10, could this be Goodman? Whoever it is might be adding a ribbon this week :)
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03/24/2006 03:44:48 PM
so much emotion...very touching
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03/24/2006 02:56:00 PM
Awesome B&W, the shadows and how dark you decided the greys to be is perfect, makes it a very strong B&W, so far the best of the bunch to me
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03/23/2006 08:27:44 PM
this is powerful - 8
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03/23/2006 04:58:59 PM
Great catch...
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03/23/2006 03:57:15 AM
wow...well done, suits this challenge well 8
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03/22/2006 03:13:59 PM
possibly top 3 photograph.. nice capture. lots of emotion. Quite possibly does not meet the challenge but nice all the same.
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03/22/2006 02:16:39 AM
great shot ... very well captured
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