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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A345
Location: TOronto
Date: Aug 11, 2006
Aperture: F2.8
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2006

Shot in an alley near my place. The writing on the wall originally read "No Trespassing Anytime".
I set the timer for ten seconds, placed ghetto cam on a recycling bin and sat in that nasty garbage.
I got the idea because I was walking by the spot on day and saw a junkie crouched there shooting up...I wanted to take his picture, it was so perfect, but I checkened out....
So I used me instead.

Starightened horizon
clone out letters on wall
little channel mixing
border and resize

( more or less ...)

Place: 175 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9877
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9227
Avg (non-participants): 6.2449
Views since voting: 1021
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 243
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/06/2006 03:05:01 PM
Seriously punchy shot. Powerful lighting and feel to this.
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09/13/2006 10:12:58 PM
Quite underrated my dear. Excellent exposure and lighting, and I love the "tripod" you used for your ghetto cam. That little thing serves you well. Remember, it's not the camera... you've shown that. :-)
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09/11/2006 06:02:32 PM
great idea. like the soft touch.
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09/08/2006 12:34:31 AM
WOW Rae-Ann this is an amazing image! Beautiful work! 5.9 bla makes you wonder sometimes at least a 6.5 in my book.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2006 11:12:41 PM
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09/06/2006 05:52:03 PM
Nice to come across a photo with a theme as well as a subject : )
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09/06/2006 01:17:13 PM
Nice editing and image. Maybe a little blown highlight on the wall.
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09/05/2006 04:46:37 PM
great shot !
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09/04/2006 03:37:55 AM
given the title, this photo raises an unusally high number of questions. like; why are the wheelie bins upside down? it has an indecipherable narrative which i find quite appealing (like an episode of Lost, i suppose) and as a set up it's creative, though i think bordering on the pretentious. which isn't a bad thing, obviously. the soft (diffused?) glow is a bit overdone for my own tastes, and the brightness of the white portion of wall feels harsh. we see that the person is in despair, but oddly, possibly due to posture, the person has no defineable characteristics or personality (or indeed, apart from the sandals, gender), so it's difficult to feel any level empathy, emotion or sympathy for them, which leaves the picture feeling a bit cold overall. i like the concept, but to me it just misses something. 7.
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09/03/2006 12:27:43 PM
I like the processing for the most part. I might change a few things starting with the bottome left cornor but good job overall.
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09/02/2006 06:45:06 PM
wow, strong emotive image here!! the atmosphere is thick with despair - awesome work!! 9
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09/02/2006 09:03:59 AM
What a story. Love a shot that sends a message
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09/01/2006 04:13:06 PM
interesting. makes me think. thats good. liek a photo that begs me to figure it out.
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09/01/2006 07:07:26 AM
Fantastic, looks like a scene from a movie, brilliant image.
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