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too old to play with dolls
too old to play with dolls
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Empty Room (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Aperture: F/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

Well, I've been waiting to enter a member's challenge since I got my blue shirt, but had been stumped as to anything to enter for any of the ones that have come up since I got my blue shirt, so Lepidus offered me this idea and I snatched it up. I hope it does well, otherwise he'll probably wish I hadn't mentioned his name, lol! man, I feel bad for my little ol' minolta, it just doesn't hold up to the 30D, so I'm having a hard time wanting to use it, oh well

for this, I used a flashlight with an orange filter on it and a 30sec exposure. postprocessing was easy, just a slight curves adjustment, healing for wall bumps, USM, bump contrast a bit and save it, hoping for at least a 5

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.2351
Avg (commenters): 6.9615
Avg (participants): 6.0139
Avg (non-participants): 6.3240
Views since voting: 1687
Views during voting: 486
Votes: 251
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/15/2006 07:50:20 PM
Really liked this one and gave it a 7. That's despite the fact that I'm usually not too keen on dolls (personal preference). I'm torn about the orange light; though it does give the image a lot of warmth.
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07/15/2006 12:06:54 AM
This shot and the title complement each other beautifully.

After thinking about it a bit, I decided I really like all the space at the top - it gives you the viewpoint of an adult looking down at the doll.

I'd love to see it lightened some, though, as others have suggested. It's just a little too hard to see the doll.

And congrats on your finish!
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06/18/2006 01:57:32 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this lovely low key study.
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06/12/2006 06:01:39 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2006 11:30:32 PM
Really nice use of lighting. Really nice photo overall. Top5 fave.
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06/11/2006 11:23:04 PM
Super lighting. One of my top picks.
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06/11/2006 11:10:44 PM
I like what you were going for but feel your photo is a little to dark. Wish you well in the challenge.
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06/11/2006 10:13:13 PM
Simply fantastic!! Great idea!
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06/11/2006 10:04:00 PM
Nice picture, meets challenge, and I like the lighting, crop and colors as well
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06/11/2006 09:37:23 PM
Man... this is just great. Your use of light is phenomenal for catching the feeling of the picture. Almost feel sorry for the little doll. This is probably one of my favorites so far. 10 in my book.
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06/11/2006 08:00:19 PM
I like that lighting
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06/11/2006 02:38:14 AM
Excellent use of light to really give a great effect of loneliness. Good job.
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06/11/2006 01:11:32 AM
A little to dark...
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06/10/2006 11:33:51 PM
Nice use of lighting.
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06/10/2006 08:04:20 AM
Great lighting and concept.
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06/09/2006 07:55:45 AM
Awww....that is sad.
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06/08/2006 10:17:49 PM
A little too red, and a little too dark, but a little too wonderful to give a low vote. 9 ;-)
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06/08/2006 07:03:34 AM
Nice image.
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06/07/2006 12:23:44 AM
I love this picture. It portrays the message well. I also love the lighting. Truly excellent image.
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06/06/2006 09:12:47 PM
Very well presented, although I do not feel the emptiness of the room because such a small part of it is shown.
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06/06/2006 08:23:06 PM
Great lighting, great color, good use of perspective and the corner setting emphasizes the "Empty Room"...10.
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06/06/2006 04:42:26 PM
I love the photo but there really isn't anything that indicates an empty room.
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06/06/2006 06:20:32 AM
nice work with the lighting. this looks like a front pager to me.
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06/06/2006 06:19:51 AM
i like it
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06/06/2006 02:44:16 AM
Very moody. I like it.
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06/06/2006 12:13:30 AM
how lonely that is....10
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06/05/2006 10:18:04 PM
creepy
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06/05/2006 09:15:00 PM
nice lighting and composition
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06/05/2006 09:05:55 PM
Beautiful lighting.....
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06/05/2006 09:04:20 PM
grat handling of the light and exposure 6
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06/05/2006 07:07:37 PM
Very nice composition :) Good job :)
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06/05/2006 04:18:02 PM
Would like to see more of the room...
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06/05/2006 05:59:39 AM
Wish the lighting were a tad brighter on this - it looks good, but rather dark.
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