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Challenge: Failure (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: baby soccer match in solymar - uruguay
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2006

picture was taken in a baby soccer match when the referee ended the match, the child is sad bacause his team was defeated. I would like the child was closer to me to get a sharper image of his face.

in photoshop: crop, levels, hue and saturation, sharpen then add frame.

Place: 26 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.0043
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7255
Avg (non-participants): 6.0824
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 233
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/06/2006 05:02:09 AM
Hi from the Critique Club!

This is a lovely candid that's perfect for the challenge.

The expression on this young man's face of that exact moment of failure and despair has been captured perfectly. The emotion is there in his face, his eyes and his body language. It's meaning is universal and needs no explaining.

The toning works really well with the football shirt, and as a way to simplify the message even more - making the image more powerful.

I actually like the grain,it adds grityness. And thank the photography gods that you didn't try to neat image it;)

I don't mind his elbow being out of shot, as I know he has an elbow:), and the eye is drawn to and kept on that pained face.

A near perfect image for the challenge!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2006 06:21:30 PM
Very nice capture of 'OMG' The toning works very well and I love that bit of grainy look.
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05/29/2006 07:20:58 AM
Good catch there, caught in the right moment. B&w just adds to the dramatic effect.
A bit too noisy for my taste.
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05/28/2006 01:36:52 PM
in my opinion, this is the best photograph in the challenge.
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05/26/2006 11:47:49 AM
nice composition except the picture is kind of grainy
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05/26/2006 06:01:30 AM
Well done. This gives the feel of "failure" without any words.8.
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05/25/2006 07:58:44 PM
I can definitely see failure here. Great expression and a very nice capture. I am not a big fan of the noise in this one, and I would like to see the rest of his right elbow. I think that chopping it off leads the eye right out of the frame.
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05/25/2006 06:35:42 AM
We all have those days. Nice shot!
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05/24/2006 04:42:14 PM
The expression fits the challenge, without the title, a lot of grain has kept the image in character....8
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05/24/2006 03:24:47 PM
Excelente expresion de impotencia. Buena eleccion en las tonalidades... Adelante! Je Je Je.
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05/24/2006 02:36:52 PM
Great capture of expression. I like the conversion as well.
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05/24/2006 10:26:54 AM
excellent expression suits challenge well...great shot!
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05/24/2006 06:03:08 AM
Real despair in his face.
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05/24/2006 01:38:18 AM
Well done. This really captures the emotion of the moment.
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