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Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Welland
Date: May 13, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2006

Could not get a fireman so this firehand will have to do

rotated to adjust horizon
up the red sat

Place: 160 out of 190
Avg (all users): 4.7053
Avg (commenters): 3.9231
Avg (participants): 4.4583
Avg (non-participants): 4.8370
Views since voting: 934
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 207
Comments: 14
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05/27/2006 06:43:48 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: Great focus and very interesting depth of field. I can also tell that ht WB is spot on for this scene. Really nice exposure control, keeping the details in the highlights as well as the dark areas.

Lighting: The lighting here is a little distracting. The eye of the viewer is initially drawn to the bright area beyond the hand. Cropping that out would have improved this photograph tremendously.

Composition/Content: Your subject is a bit small and too centered for my personal taste. I'd like to see the bright wall cropped out, and that would make the composition even more interesting. I do like the busted window that you chose for the natural framing of the shot.

My Opinion: While it loosely fits the challenge, it is not what I had in mind for an environmental portrait. My opinion of an environmental portrait is a person immersed in their work or play environment, looking at the camera with some sort of expression that is noticeable. Perhaps the firefighter standing at the window, or close to it, with his arms crossed and a dirty face. Even with that opinion, I think that this one would have scored higher with a little tighter composition. Overall, nice work, and being a long time paramedic, I always appreciate nice photos of public safety.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2006 06:17:53 PM
great compositio leading to the hand. the subject of the portrait is overcome by his environment. 8.
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05/20/2006 02:42:27 AM
Great shot but it took me to long to find the subject.
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05/19/2006 05:38:59 PM
Interesting shot, but not a portrait IMO.
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05/18/2006 12:58:06 PM
This is a great shot, but I'm sure it's not fairing well with the DNMC folks.
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05/17/2006 06:33:06 PM
...need more that the hand
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05/16/2006 05:16:19 PM
I'm afraid I just cannot see how this meets the challenge.

"Photograph a portrait that says something about the subject within the framework of their own environment."
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05/16/2006 12:57:16 PM
would have liked to see the firefighter, in my opinion it would have met the challenge then ...
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05/16/2006 12:54:57 AM
This is a very interesting photo, I love the shapes/colors and the broken window in the foreground is a nice touch... I am having some difficulty seeing how this shot meets the challenge - but I do like (very much) the abstract quality.
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05/15/2006 09:38:00 PM
It would be nice to see more of the firefighter for a portrait. This is a nice shot, but not sure it's really a portrait.
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05/15/2006 09:36:13 AM
not a portrait
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05/15/2006 09:12:12 AM
I think I missed the point on this one.
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05/15/2006 08:50:11 AM
not a portrait in my eyes, nice shot though
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05/15/2006 07:57:54 AM
Am I missing something here? Where/what/who is the subject of the portrait?
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