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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Super II for Nikon
Location: Alley ( the only one) in downtown Bradford
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

I couldn't resist. The challenge was such a good fit with my angel project that I had to enter this shot.

Hope this does well. I have been out for a while, it feels good to be back in the game :D


Place: 37 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.1633
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.1977
Avg (non-participants): 6.1364
Views since voting: 2462
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 196
Comments: 22
Favorites: 9 (view)

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09/18/2008 01:45:11 PM
amazing pic good job man
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07/22/2006 10:21:55 AM
Wonderful! I missed this during the challenge... would've given you an 8 if that helps now. One minor gripe from me, the over exposed arms. Otherwise, the only thing I would have added in PP was a little vignetting (however you spell that) to bring the focus in to the center of the image. Wonderful shot, keep this up!
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06/30/2006 03:29:56 PM
---Greetings from the Critique Club!---

First impression - The other side of angelic

Meets the challenge - absolutely! The black wings against the drab concrete wall work to set the tone for the whole image. The sullen expression, sagged shoulders, and the model's black hair finish off the effect. Good work on the choice of subject and the costume.

Technically the photo is on solid ground. The only nitpick is the top of her arms are a little over exposed. Maybe a little dodge and burn in PhotoShop would have helped there.

Great image, decent score, probably deserved a higher score IMO.

I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:19:51 PM
this feels like it would be more effective with a buisy background, but the feathers are lovely!
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06/25/2006 09:56:38 PM
The story continues...excellent job on keeping all the detail in the blacks, very well done.
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06/25/2006 07:34:35 AM
Nicely done.....
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06/24/2006 01:50:15 PM
don't get a feel for the photo. seems kind of cliche'ish good sharp technique though
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06/23/2006 07:28:54 PM
Excellent! Beautifully done!
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06/23/2006 06:34:08 PM
Oh the goth angel is back...I love these types of images.
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06/23/2006 05:29:39 PM
nice shot!
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06/23/2006 01:36:50 PM
very, very nice. i love the softness around the top of the wings and how your model didnt overdo the facial expression. 10. hope you do well.
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06/23/2006 01:54:50 AM
Another good use of this set of wings.
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06/22/2006 01:18:48 AM
Wow! Really cool concept. Great props. Nice location. Good, sound composition. The models pose and expression work well. A total package that really conveys the idea well, IMO. Very nice job :-)
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06/20/2006 06:33:00 PM
The expression on her face is great.
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06/20/2006 06:11:08 PM
I just love the Angel series.....they should make a children`s book...then a movie(& I know the PERFECT actress).
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06/20/2006 12:54:57 PM
I really like this, the sense of forsaken-ness it shows. Well done! 9
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06/20/2006 03:20:15 AM
I remember you your on my favorites page! I am so glad you got your wings out of that darn tree. Black angel lady maybe one of these timews things will turn your way. Ok now that I am done being an idiot I like your photo and the sad angel is a nice touch in the concrete landscape, my only suggestion would to maybe have shot at an angle where you could have alittle bit more profile and more backgound into the distance. Just a suggestion.
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06/19/2006 09:07:27 PM
I love this. The background the wings the girl the whole mood. 10
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06/19/2006 06:33:49 PM
Nice.. If I see her somewhere different... I don't know. Something is missing here but still is a nice photo :)
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06/19/2006 05:39:18 PM
this is brilliant, and has a degree of reality much higher than many of the other of a similar ilk in the challenge. and the fact that she has wings sprouting from her back doesn't lessen the reality of this shot. your model appears to be so wrapped up in thought that it's infectuous. there is so much to like about this. the simplicity of the environment, the dirtiness of the footpath, and the crappiness of the wall... the voyeuristic composition and feel. and it doesn't look remotely posed or false - i keep harping on about it, but it seems so real. fantastically understated too - the temptation to go bonkers with the editting must have been a sod to resist, but you have, and kudos to you for donig so. 10.
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06/19/2006 12:45:01 AM
coley? :-)
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06/19/2006 12:42:37 AM
There's my winged girl again Great backdrop with the stucco and bricks.
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