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Ranchero Laredo
Ranchero Laredo

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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Katy, TX
Date: Aug 26, 2006
Aperture: F/22
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500 sec.
Galleries: Vintage, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2006

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Will spot clean after competition...

Place: 275 out of 352
Avg (all users): 4.5894
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.3617
Avg (non-participants): 4.7303
Views since voting: 680
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 246
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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09/06/2006 12:41:42 PM
I say this a lot when commenting on photos but it is the truth. Photography works best when it communicates and entertains. That is an individual decision on each person that views a photograph.

Your photo just didn't have anything that made me interested in it. So, then all I am left with is the technical part.

Technically the photo doesn't quite make a strong silhouette. It looks like an underexposed shot versus a silhouette. The backlit sun caused your camera to expose for the sky but still left moderate detail in your silhouette photo which then led me to believe it was simply not exposed corectly.

But the bottom line is, technical problems can be overcome if the photo appeals to the viewer.
09/06/2006 08:36:15 AM
I'm surprised by the results. I thought your photo would do much better...it's just not a topic one sees everyday. Now that I look again, I can see some dust and it could have been just a touch darker on the persons body...but still...these voters can be loco! Keep up the good work...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2006 07:04:41 AM
I'm afraid I cannot find it very interesting: there are too many details and I'm disturbed by the leaning horizon.
09/01/2006 06:23:34 AM
Pancho Villa, is that you! Levante las manos!
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08/31/2006 01:28:43 PM
There is a lot of detail in the person, I think you missed making it a silhouette.
08/31/2006 01:09:34 PM
More contrast between your subject and the background would be good.
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08/31/2006 09:24:20 AM
08/30/2006 07:32:48 PM
Very nice. I love how his hand is resting on the pistol and I like the angle. It makes him so intimidating.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2006 07:30:02 PM
Very nice like the detail in the silhouette
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08/30/2006 02:12:21 PM
I don't think the subject is dark enough to be a strong silhouette-- I'm just left wishing that he was a bit brighter so that I could see his face. I like the angle and your choice of subject, however. And the trees are a little too high, keeping him from being the larger than life figure I think he should be.

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