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Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Living room
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80th s
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2006

My husband sitting relaxing with a dreamy expresion on his face. The sun was coming through the living room blinds casting the shadows over his face.

Place: 22 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.3158
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.2639
Avg (non-participants): 6.3475
Views since voting: 1440
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 190
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/24/2006 08:45:03 PM
---Greetings from the Critique Club!---

First impression - classic French movie feel to this photo.

Meets the challenge - yes, although some voters may have penalized you since the shadow isn't the subject. I think it meets the challenge well. I am saying that based on a few comments on other photos in the challenge. Obviously the commenters on your photo thought it was outstanding. You usually do not see that much difference between the overall score and the commenters' score. This photo the difference is more than 2 points. Some people "got it", others didn't.

I wouldn't change much on this one at all. Excellent job on the black & white. The photo has a real B&W print feel to it. You don't see that often in the digital age. The composition is very good. The lines form the shadow draw the viewer's eyes across the frame to the subjects eyes which are sharp and have a nice glint. The unshaven face and direct light give the viewer a sense of "morning".

Good solid effort that probably would have scored higher in a portrait or photo nior challenge.

I hope this was somewhat helpful. It is hard to critique an image that has little fault to it!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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06/19/2006 01:50:34 AM
I felt this deserved top 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2006 04:59:24 PM
Excellent pose and concentration from your model.
Good use of shadows

Good luck

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06/16/2006 01:09:59 PM
Challenge: SHADOWS III
Description: Creatively capture a shadow

Advanced Edit
behind the wire
Fit: Epitomises the idea behind the challenge 2
Very simple and effective use of shadows
Aesthetics: An exceptional composition/exceptional aesthetics 3
This is a very powerful and emotional composition
Technical: Technically well executed 2

Wow: Slaps you in face 3
This one grabbed my attention when browsing through and when looking at the printed thumbs. Full size, it has a raw power that literally slaps you in the dace: the story is in the eyes.
Total Score = 10
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06/15/2006 09:11:17 AM
The shadows really add to the contemplative mood of the photograph.
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06/15/2006 07:41:38 AM
This is a technically and artistically sublime photograph; it has just enough of everything ... just enough person, just enough shadow, just enough emotion, just enough meaning, and just enough processing. The composition/crop, which at first appears so easy and casual, is actually meticulous and quite brilliant; the viewer is mesmerised and controlled by the lines, the shapes and the irresistible flow of the thing. Plus it's not just a clever compositional exercise; it actually has an editorial point to it. And you've even included a tiny glimpse of something incongruous in the lower right hand corner to give the pedants something to lecture you about. No choice here: 10.
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06/15/2006 07:26:40 AM
Awesome...love the expression.
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06/14/2006 07:29:33 PM
The look on his face is priceless.. Like this one a lot :o) well done
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06/14/2006 12:20:05 PM
Love the way he looks trapped Yet is unaware of it, fantastic photo
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06/13/2006 11:02:27 PM
great picture. the b & w seems perfect for this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/13/2006 08:37:43 PM
Nice shadows. The look on the model's face, and the tone of the shot suggest a real imprisoned feel to the photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/13/2006 03:38:27 PM
excellent portrait with shadows
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06/12/2006 11:08:12 PM
I was goign to do something like this but i ran out of time >.< I like the textures and the feel to it, 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 07:14:06 PM
Like the expression.
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06/12/2006 06:02:50 PM
This is a very powerful image. I like the eyes
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06/12/2006 01:27:21 PM
Well done.
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