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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home
Date: Sep 23, 2003
Aperture: f 16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2003

Some may not see this as 'At Rest,' but I feel it displays the topic nicely, especially the requirement for a feeling of calm. I had submitted an inanimate object, but it lacked punch, even though it was a nice shot. I may be voted down for religious conotations, but I'm OK with that...

I got new Alien Bees studio lights yesterday, and this shot was 'portrait practice' on myself. I bought two lights, but this shot was made with one light (half power, through a Brolley soft box) and a reflector...

Place: 33 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.6770
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.6777
Avg (non-participants): 5.6762
Views since voting: 1244
Votes: 226
Comments: 12
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/31/2005 11:18:19 AM
I love this, you are soo good.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2003 10:24:06 PM
09/30/2003 09:58:10 PM
Amazing!!! I love it! Wonderful lighting and exposure - the detail is fantastic! This is my favourite thus far!
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09/30/2003 04:57:46 PM
at rest and at peace :) = 10
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09/30/2003 01:44:03 PM
very artistic, I like it.
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09/30/2003 12:33:30 PM
Great theme, good lighting
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09/29/2003 12:08:04 PM
Nice shading and contrasts
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09/28/2003 04:35:05 PM
Nice composition. The black and white image helps to bring nice contrast and a calming effect, which is one of the purposes of prayer. Good job.
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09/26/2003 02:55:35 PM
I feel that this needs a touch less cropping at the lower edge - the fingers are cropped so short that one has to look before they come into focus for what they are - they are a little too abbreviated for immediate visualisation of the pose. If that doesn't make sense, PM me. Lighting (and shadow areas) are great. Neg- space on the right well used.
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09/26/2003 11:23:00 AM
great photo...I like the subject matter...good soft lighting, nice angle, I like this one alot...a 10
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09/25/2003 05:23:12 PM
nicely composed, b/w is a good choice here, shadows are good, off center subject is nice...very well done
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09/24/2003 07:09:45 PM
Great capture, I like the shadow, good use of B/W
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