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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Nottuln, Germany
Date: Oct 3, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2003

For me this must be a nightmare. Months of planning, all the invitations out, everyone at the church for the wedding, and the groom gets cold feet and doesn't show.

Thanks to Pia for modeling for me.


Statistics
Place: 7 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.5769
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4615
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 5882
Votes: 156
Comments: 35
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/19/2007 08:03:54 AM
The BASTARD! I feel her pain! Nicely captured! This IS just a model...right??????? :O)
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11/14/2006 06:06:57 PM
how much I love this type of photos! strong true emotions and negative energy...what a great photo!
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08/08/2006 09:19:51 PM
whoa very intense,
she looks like she is angery at the world,
i wouldnt blame her!
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10/19/2003 05:02:31 PM
Thank you for all your comments on this pic, I had a lot of fun doing it. Pia is only 15 years old! You wouldn't think it looking at this pic.

@ BobsterLobster: the white balance is set appropriately for the studio lighting set up I had. And as for "underexposed", I am not sure what you mean there, the levels graph showed I had the correct exposure.

@ dsa157: I think sadness is not something a bride would be expressing in a situation like this. I would expect a mixture of emptyness, anger and confusion. I think the sadness stage would come later.

@ Fayepek: That would have been a good title too, this was the best I could come up with :-) Too many highlights on her face? Funny, SharQ said it was underexposed.

@ Jon Lucas and dsidwell: your comments contradict each other :-)

@ Olyuzi: thank you for that comment, your first sentence sums it all up well.

Thanks again everyone for your comments.


10/17/2003 11:42:30 PM
a very beautiful model and of course an excellently executed shot.

congratulations! :)
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10/14/2003 11:59:41 AM
And once again in the 10 first, your really a pro, my favorite, i will be very glad to receive some advise from you.

Well done.
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10/13/2003 05:25:24 AM
Much as it pains me to say it an excellent shot as usual Kiwi. Superb lighting, great details and DOF is spot on. Is there anything you can't do?
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10/13/2003 01:25:15 AM
The only reason I think this didn't get a ribbon (and a blue one at that) was because it takes on reality and isn't expressive of the dreamlike and surrealistic images that most people have interpreted this challenge to be. To me, this is the superior image of the challenge! Hands down. Original idea that is so well executed. Like so many people that have already commented, you could feel her pain. Her pose and the lighting suggest that she can't hide from the embarrassment as she tries to recoil into herself. Truly a shattered dream. So well done...bravo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 05:56:42 PM
That's the worst reaction to a sexual anticlimax I've ever seen! ;D

Good tones and composition if a little too uncomfortable for the viewer - being too close to the subject. This means one scrutinises details that are irrelevant to the shot. I can understand the idea but it does look too staged.
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10/11/2003 05:38:09 AM
Very good sad portrait. The skin looks really good and soft. Great diagonal composition. I would have included more space above her and on the right for better balance.
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10/11/2003 05:19:08 AM
Beautiful, talking shot!
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10/10/2003 06:30:34 PM
This would be a nightmare for the bride no doubt. The smeared makeup, the runny nose really add to the shot and make it that much more realistic, I hope it wasn't real! The anguish on her face and the clenched fists really finish this portrait for me.
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10/10/2003 11:06:32 AM
Sad her but photo is excellent.Congrat
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10/10/2003 09:16:59 AM
Technically a very good portrait. I find the set-up a bit "too-much" to express this otherwise very good idea. Her facial expression and body language is almost enough, perhaps with few tears on the cheek. This heavy make-up is just over the edge. Also I find it a bit tightly cropped on the left - I'd have like to see the shoulder. But this is nitpicking - great picture! 9.
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10/09/2003 04:32:15 PM
This is really a wonderful photograph. I surely hope it was staged and this heartbreaking nightmare didn't really happen. Beautiful lighting and color and excellent composition.
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10/09/2003 03:46:40 PM
Great job of catching the emotion.
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10/08/2003 11:52:57 PM
A sad image:( I feel her pain and anguish. a nightmare for any young lady left at the altar. 7
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10/08/2003 08:12:43 PM
good one..
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10/08/2003 04:23:32 PM
Bummer. She's a pretty good actor! Nice point of view. You could go in even closer, perhaps, for even more mood.
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10/08/2003 11:20:58 AM
nicely staged response to the challenge 7
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10/08/2003 09:56:27 AM
Nice portrate and idea. Very Good in all ways.
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10/08/2003 07:59:43 AM
Very good work. 7 Morgan
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10/07/2003 10:48:20 PM
Very well done. Skin tones are even and well highlighted. I only hope this didn't really happen to her! 8 from me.
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10/07/2003 06:14:50 PM
fantastic job, great idea...10
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10/07/2003 02:56:50 PM
Terrific idea... a real nightmare for some women!:)
The excecution is pretty good, the light and crop are perfect. And the model is for sure a great actress!!
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10/07/2003 01:24:34 PM
Running mascara a nice touch.
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10/07/2003 10:00:45 AM
This is an excellent image. I feel like I am right there with this woman... With the mascara running, and the tears -- you can't help but get a heartache. Thankfully, this wasn't real, right?! Excellent image!
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10/06/2003 03:52:35 PM
Damn him anyway. This is a good shot. Maybe should have been titled "The end of a dream". A few too many highlights on her face. Her ear shouldn't have tears on it :) Good job and good luck. 7
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10/06/2003 03:34:12 PM
This is a wonderful photo, it would have even made for a great wedding photo without the tears. Nice portrait and good representation for challenge, in my opinion.
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10/06/2003 02:19:22 PM
clever idea. nicely photographed, but the bride doesn't look sad enough in her expression. It looks as if you just wanted us to see the smeared mascara rather than the unhappiness she is experiencing.
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10/06/2003 05:33:05 AM
Excellent studio portrait, but not too much of a dreamlike state. The lighting is spot-on and the colours are gorgeous. Great model as well. (7)
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10/06/2003 05:33:00 AM
Beautiful model and dress. Shame about the white balance... the skin seems very orange. The photo is just a little underexposed for my taste. Great idea, it made me laugh out loud (not because I'm heartless! It's a great idea for nightmare). The background could enhance the foreground more if it were darker. On the whole, I like this though! 8
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10/06/2003 05:19:38 AM
The best photograph in this challenge! A 10!
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10/06/2003 12:56:14 AM
He's a fool!!!!! Nice interpretation and nice photo.
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10/06/2003 12:43:17 AM
good clear photo...good color, great emotion captured.
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