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Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Location: Studio
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Thank you for all your votes and comments. This was my first shoot with a live model, and I want to thank him very much for his input, suggestions and advice. I could not have done this shot without him, [and yes, before you say it, what I mean is that I could not have done this without his help]

I wanted the impression of my subject leaving the shoot, ruining the setup in the process and leaving me with "No Subject".

The 'stage' consists of a large glass vase on a chair, which is hidden behind the black backdrop, fruit spilled everywhere, a picture frame, a piece of red nylon fabric with gold and silver stars, and a model who is

[1] balancing himself tiptoe on one foot, whilst
[2] keeping the red fabric modestly in place,
[3] not knocking the glass vase off the chair with this left foot,
[4] not knocking into the picture frame, which only balanced against one arm of the chair underneath the backdrop and
[5] replacing the orange on the edge of the picture frame frequently because it kept falling off during the shoot and
[6] keeping himself from falling over by only just being able to reach with his left hand a low table

Simple!

I used a strobe on the right placed at floor level with an umbrella, another strobe to the left at about the level of the model's left hand, and the camera flash.

Camera Settings: f8, 1/80 sec, ISO 80

All post-processing was done using Paint Shop Pro. In fact all the editing was done thinking that this was a Basic Editing competition, until the last few minutes before submission, I then cloned out a few dust specks and small reflections on the background.

Crop
Curves
USM Radius 40, Strength 50, Clipping 0
Cloned out a few "dots" and a couple of small reflections in the background.
Resize and sharpen for web viewing
Add border

Finally, given the imagery within the picture frame, I thought "End of Subject" as a title was apt.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.1615
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1705
Avg (non-participants): 6.1507
Views since voting: 4224
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 161
Comments: 33
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/12/2006 05:04:26 PM
I just came back to this - the notes are nearly as good as the shot! This remains one of my favorites in recent challenges. In fact, if it's not already so marked, I shall have to rememdy that situation. Really, really a wonderful piece of work and one of which you should be very rightly proud!
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09/04/2006 07:07:43 PM
Originally posted by raish:

I hate jokes. 3


Sorry. I'll try using green/red tomatoes next time. . . .
09/04/2006 10:09:49 AM
You were robbed!
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09/04/2006 12:44:07 AM
Gotta give us the notes on the setup. One of my favorites in this challenge - awesome!
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09/04/2006 12:14:02 AM
Go figure what voters want. This had no particular subject and was so artful. I loved it. blchhhh to those who didn't get it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 11:49:06 PM
Hey... that is cool, I love the action in this shot. Great take on the challenge.
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09/03/2006 07:36:18 PM
just plain wierd... but i like it!!
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09/03/2006 02:15:11 PM
weird, but well done, creative
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09/02/2006 08:02:16 PM
I'd be runnin' too if somebody made me wear a get-up like that and pose with fruit.
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09/02/2006 02:59:01 PM
hilarious, very clever and perfectly executed. 8
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09/02/2006 11:27:27 AM
I hate jokes. 3
09/01/2006 09:37:09 PM
I love this! Maybe too much of a "subject" for some but to me meets the challenge quite well.
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08/31/2006 08:47:39 PM
Well executed and lit.
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08/31/2006 07:23:33 PM
bump
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08/30/2006 08:53:13 AM
great idea!
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08/29/2006 05:40:04 PM
creative,fun, well photographed and gets your point across in a wonderfully artistic fashion. Outstanding!
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08/29/2006 10:32:17 AM
wonderful idea!!!!! and the realization is great! 10 and I think that you have a good score in this contest.(the shot go in my favourites)
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08/29/2006 10:23:35 AM
This is a run away Subject ;) , nice work
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08/29/2006 02:36:35 AM
very... dorian grayish
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08/29/2006 12:01:47 AM
??? interesting photo idea ... being female, I'm immediately drawn to the buttox area ... nice!!
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08/28/2006 09:34:57 PM
Very creative composition. Love the crispness of the subjects.
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08/28/2006 08:53:02 PM
wonderful composition... very original.. and fits challenge. 8
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08/28/2006 07:37:17 PM
what on earth is going on here?? i like the composition though
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08/28/2006 04:15:11 PM
firts place! excellent work!
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08/28/2006 08:23:51 AM
Hehe, an old idea , but you made it very much better than me.

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08/28/2006 05:29:47 AM
Very undecided on this one. Might have to vote it in the middle for now and maybe come back to it.
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08/28/2006 05:16:26 AM
brilliantly creative and an excellent photo...how could this possibly not ribbon?
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08/28/2006 05:02:25 AM
great creativity. nice legs ;)
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08/28/2006 02:14:06 AM
oh my! well done booty-man!

Message edited by author 2006-10-13 16:59:10.
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08/28/2006 02:10:21 AM
This is the 1st Ive seen so far that has winning quality 9
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08/28/2006 01:06:40 AM
Not sure if this meetes challenge, as the props in the frame all become subject,IMO
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08/28/2006 01:02:46 AM
Brilliant. 10 ... now go find mine and give it the same. ;~p
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08/28/2006 12:29:33 AM
Must have been a ball setting this one up. Well done.
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