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A Face In The Bitter Cold
A Face In The Bitter Cold
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Challenge: Low Key (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: My home studio
Date: Mar 21, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2006

Shot with single studio light. Adjusted and converted in raw. The only other adjustments made was crop and unsharpen Mask.

Statistics
Place: 139 out of 281
Avg (all users): 5.1602
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.9524
Avg (non-participants): 5.3033
Views since voting: 812
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 206
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/30/2006 09:14:21 PM
This was one of my 10's
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03/29/2006 10:04:07 AM
This is one of my top three choices for a ribbon in this challenge. Simply put, it is a perfect color, low-key image. The detail in the shadows is outstanding and the technical quality of the image superb. I'm disappointed to see it finish so low. It's subtlety went unrecognized by voters.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 07:03:28 PM
dosn't look that cold.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/26/2006 07:41:18 PM
Some ice in the photo would have supported the title.
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03/26/2006 03:36:53 AM
IMO the colors are too warm for a what is meant to be a cold picture. He seems to be either inside or just outside for 2 minutes. Other than that, I like the composition - good balance.
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03/25/2006 04:37:47 PM
If tonality in the shadows and nowhere above the midtones is used to define low-key then this image is the perfect color low-key picture. The detail is phenomenal and the image is well composed/framed. Technically, it is top notch. Hope there isn't a color bias in voting and this image gets the ribbon it justly deserves.
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03/24/2006 10:46:14 AM
The colors look off. I kept looking at this and wondering why I was resisting liking it. It is well exposed and nostrils don't bother me as much as some other people, so that was ok. It's the lack of any visual clues as to him being in a "bitter cold" environment. He actually looks warm and comfortable.
I think this would be improved a lot as a duotone.
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03/23/2006 03:32:00 PM
I love this photograph. It is "low key" but completely readable and well exposed.
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03/23/2006 02:57:35 PM
Not quite low key enough. Duotone would have made it better, as would b/w with more light/exposure on the face and less on the ruffle, in my opinion.
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03/23/2006 12:38:36 PM
Nice portrait. Don't think cropping the right side would hurt low-key aspect of the image much.
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03/23/2006 03:24:14 AM
you can almost feel the cold...well done, suits this challenge well
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03/22/2006 07:48:14 AM
This is such a striking image!! You can actually feel the bitter cold. Executed with perfection, and one of my favorites in this challenge. 10
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