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Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0D
Location: Trekroner S°fort, Copenhagen
Date: Aug 26, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2.5
Galleries: Interior, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Raw converted in capture, curves, colour, sharpness and contrast in capture before opening in photoshop.
Levels, colour layer, dodge, burn in ps. As I didn't have a tripod I had to lean against the wall to try to keep the camera steady and the shot had to be straightened out a bit wish meant cropping it too afterwards. Usm and save for web.

Place: 158 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.0584
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.1304
Views since voting: 585
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
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09/10/2006 07:27:29 PM
Critique Club Review:

Technical: Fits the challenge well. The girl, as some of the comments state, might be taken as the subject. However, there is so little of her, and with the motion blur, I would say that the challenge is still well met. Focus and depth of field are good. Overall exposure is good. Lighting and contrast are well done. If anything, the color patch on the wall in the backgound is a little bit bright for my taste, and distracts a bit from the rest of the picture.

Artistic: A very good job, and about the only thing that I see that could be off, is the picture looks a tiny bit off level, as it seems to lean to the right just a bit.

Your timed exposure works very well here, as the areas around the arches and above and to the left of the girl are a bit smeared which lends a neat "ghostly" or dream like effect to this picture. Had you used a tripod, this effect might not have occured, and I think the picture would have not been quite as good. Nice job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 03:03:04 AM
The girl in the background is like a ghost and her pink dress or shirt add to the mystery in the otherwise dark surroundings. Perfect for this challenge in my opinion! Another thing I really enjoy in this picture is the ceiling, because of its shimmery and interesting lines.
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09/02/2006 07:58:04 PM
Ok...very nice...10
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09/01/2006 09:38:29 PM
Beautiful composition. Hate to say it but there the subject is, escaping though she may be:) Still a seven from me on this quite artistic capture.
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08/31/2006 11:24:48 PM
creative interpretation of the challenge, but also a literal fulfillment of the challenge. the eye is drawn to the "subject" but then immediately drawn out of frame, or the eye relaxes and takes in the lovely shapes of light in the overall composition. 10
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08/31/2006 10:15:32 PM
Nicely exposed image, but having a person in the frame, even a partial person, creates a subject for the eye to fix upon which will almost always dominate the composition.
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08/29/2006 11:27:14 PM
Very impressive concept portrayed here, excellent focus for this challenge.
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08/28/2006 02:42:30 PM
Neat idea!
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08/28/2006 10:08:34 AM
Lovely mood and picture even tho it has a subject
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08/28/2006 06:34:18 AM
lol I like the way you have done this nice title
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08/28/2006 12:08:58 AM
hmm...i really like the photo, but the "subject" is still there
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