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Challenge: Best of 2002 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-LC20
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: London
Date: Apr 1, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/135
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2006

Manufacturer: Panasonic
Camera: DMC-LC20
Firmware: Ver.1.0
Date: 28.10.2002 14:56:25
Aperture: f 8,0
ISO: 400
Shutter speed: 1/135 s
EV ±0,00 EV
Program: P - Programmed auto
Metering mode: Matrix metering
Flash: Not fired, Compulsory flash light
White balance: Daylight
Zoom: 5,4 mm Real
Resolution: 1600 x 1200 Pixel (Fine)
Picture density: 72 x 72 dpi
Compression: 3,4:1
Macro mode: Off
File size: 686397 Bytes
Flash:: Not fired, Compulsory flash light
Orientation: 0° / Z:Top S:left
Date last Modification: 28.10.2002 14:56:25
YCbCr Positioning: Zero point
EXIF Version: V 2.20
Date Digitized: 28.10.2002 14:56:25
FlashPix Version: V 1.00
CCD Sensor Type: 1 chip colour CCD
Max aperture value: 3,00
Custom rendered: Normal process
Exposure mode I: Auto exposure
White balance I: Auto white balance
Digital zoom ratio: 0,00x Zoom
35mm Focal length: 35 mm
Scene capture type: Standard
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject distance: Distant view
Image Quality: Fine
Version: 0100
White Balance II: Auto
Focus Mode: Auto focus (AF)
Picture stabilisation: Off
Macro Mode II: Off
Exposure Mode II: -- (1)

Place: 18 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.5769
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3529
Avg (non-participants): 6.7732
Views since voting: 1297
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 182
Comments: 18
Favorites: 11 (view)

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04/12/2006 03:21:49 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi, Wágner. What a creepy shot! This definitely jumped out at me when I first saw it just now (i didn't vote or look through any of the 02 submissions last week), so it's totally got the wow-factor. The extreme tilt is something I'm rather a fan of and use myself fairly often, and it's very appropriate in this shot. I have absolutely no complaints about the composition (and I usually do find something to complain about), it's just that everything seems to work so well. Separately, it seems very off-balance, but since the whole shot is so slanted it all comes together in the end.

Despite such strong diagonals, which usually imply movement, there's a sense of heavy immobility, and even though the ground is at such an angle everything feels static and grounded.

The tones are perfect, the stark white of the pillars set off by the dark grey of the face and the black of the shadows under the roof, the little details in the carving standing out just right...

I really have nothing much else to say about it. It's just a very amazing and powerful shot to me, it takes a lot of the elements of photography that I love and puts it all together. Awesome shot :)
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04/09/2006 06:05:39 AM
Everything in this image just comes together so well. Very interesting angle.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2006 08:51:36 AM
One of my top three. The border really works and I hate borders. Toning excellent. Tilt of background makes this shot - excellent choice. Absolutely beautiful.
04/06/2006 12:11:52 PM
very nice!
04/05/2006 08:12:00 PM
Cool, very cool.
04/04/2006 08:14:51 AM
I like the unusual angle re this image.....
04/04/2006 01:09:47 AM
I like the tilt!
04/03/2006 12:58:27 PM
I love how you turned the world on it's side to make the face level!
04/03/2006 06:43:33 AM
good idea to photograph this at an angle, really emphasises the art object.
04/02/2006 08:24:07 PM
very clever rotating the scene about the sculpture. very eye catching!
04/02/2006 11:50:06 AM
Good eye to shoot it as this angle, makes it very interesting to view.
04/02/2006 11:00:31 AM
Excellent perspective.
04/02/2006 10:47:46 AM
the tilt makes the shot
04/02/2006 10:25:18 AM
This is really interesting. You have made this your own work of art rather than merely documenting someone elses. Nice job!
04/02/2006 05:42:14 AM
I'm getting a bit dizzy, nice B&W though.
04/02/2006 03:33:44 AM
What a good image. Quite a different perspective. The B/W treatment of this shot is a good idea. I particularly like the contrast between the clean white columns (although a little burnt out IMO) nd the dark mask. Nice job.
04/02/2006 12:59:14 AM
Great take with the angle! Well done!
04/02/2006 12:13:52 AM
The perspective on this one is almost spooky. Well done in black and white.

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