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The Shadow
The Shadow
thelsel


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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Oct 4, 2003
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1 sec.
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.5912
Avg (commenters): 7.7027
Avg (participants): 6.4390
Avg (non-participants): 6.7532
Views since voting: 1737
Votes: 159
Comments: 43
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 07:00:23 PM
Perhaps over-FX'd - even for this subject but that does not detract from an excellent shot. The model's face looks genuinely scared of something with the fear captured beautifully in the eye. It's dramatically lit, well composed, very impactful and successful in its aim. [8]
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10/11/2003 01:20:49 PM
This is an awesome example of where the grain of a higher ISO works very well! Great expression!
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10/11/2003 06:35:37 AM
This is very powerfu image of a child's fear. But I don't like the noise you added to it. It really distracts from the shadowy feeling. (just my taste)
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10/11/2003 05:06:59 AM
That's a wondereous one. Was the noise used on purpose?
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10/10/2003 11:22:49 PM
This is an image we can all relate to. The grainy texture works here. One of my favorites in this competition
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10/10/2003 10:31:33 PM
A bit much grain for my taste, but definitely looks scary!
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10/10/2003 10:30:15 PM
This shot is a bit noisy and grainy to me, the look of surprise is great, the unexpected. I do like the soft focus too, if it was just a little cleaner.
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10/10/2003 12:03:48 PM
I really like this. The light and the shadowing is excellent and I like the grainy effect.
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10/10/2003 05:47:17 AM
Feels real... I like the picture.
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10/09/2003 11:00:21 PM
nice effect. After the challenge I would like to know which filter you used...
The expression of the boy is pefect
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10/09/2003 04:29:55 PM
Excellent idea and very nicely done. The graininess bothers me a bit even though I'm sure it is deliberate to enhance the nightmarish mood. I might have tried a soft focus instead but this is still a super entry and one of my top 5
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10/09/2003 02:34:39 PM
captures that feeling of being awake in the darkness and seeing a spooky shadow - scary. The grainyness mimics the limits of our vision in the dark, adds to the uncertainty that causes the fear. I like the diagonal light over the face, dramatic.
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10/08/2003 11:45:07 PM
One of favorites this challenge. the shadow crossing the face, his very spooked expression and the noise you used to finish the shot makes this work for me. Good Job 9
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10/08/2003 11:41:56 PM
funny when you are a kid how shadows are so scary isn't it?
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10/08/2003 10:30:06 PM
Nice image. I like the graininess and the way the shadow falls across his face. His eyes tell the story.
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10/08/2003 10:27:04 PM
The grain is a little over done, but could really be nice if toned down a bit. The major thing that might be improved is if I could see more of his other eye. Just a little less contrast, and it'd show up enough to balance out his face.
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10/08/2003 09:50:24 PM
I like it! The graininess works well here, the b/w is good, and the boy's expression excellent. Good work! ~10
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10/08/2003 07:33:43 PM
I like the idea and the execution but i don´t like the coarseness in the photo. - 5
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10/08/2003 12:56:02 PM
Nice photo-reminds me of close encounters. The grain and lighting sell it.
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10/08/2003 10:39:01 AM
To me, the grain doesn't work. Maybe a strange color would have helped.
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10/08/2003 07:59:52 AM
Very good work. 7 Morgan
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10/08/2003 12:10:36 AM
Very cool... The expression on the kid's face conveys "nightmare" well. The noise adds to the effect. Great job! 8.
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10/07/2003 10:22:44 PM
I really hope this places. I know I've been having nightmares about it since I first saw it. The graininess is perfect and the shadow is fantastic. The expression on his face is absolutely haunting. Very well done. I wish I could give it an 11. Congratulations.
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10/07/2003 02:13:19 PM
I love this photo - the light is exquisite, the graininess reminds me of black and whte TV from my childhood. This is a really scary image. His eye is the focal point but his ear is almost equally emphasized. His mouth, careful not to make a sound, forms the third point of a triangle which in turn is cut by the shadow - Lots of great leading lines here especially the lineof his gaze which leads, not off the photo but somewhere out in front of it. I like that the shadow is formlless, makes it much scarier if you let the view supply his own personal terror. 10
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10/07/2003 11:22:17 AM
Very scary yes! Great shot Great shadows and light here! And the look on his face is great too! A little bit to noisy But it looks cool :) 8 from me Good luck
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10/07/2003 06:12:31 AM
i love what you have done. its captured the fear completely both for the subject and the viewer as everyone can relate to it personally some time in their life
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10/06/2003 08:20:37 PM
I really like this. The capture of fear and the (I'm assuming) deliberate noise create a dream world. I hope you don't get docked fro the noise. Good luck.
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10/06/2003 06:25:12 PM
cool
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10/06/2003 05:19:49 PM
I really like the noise added to this photo to add to the nightmarish effect. Good expression too. Does not have that "posed" look to it. Lighting really emphasized the eye and the shadow. Well done.
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10/06/2003 03:10:46 PM
I love this photograph. It feels very Hitchcock to me. There's a coarseness to the photo that really grabs the eye, it plays well with the black & white. Definitely gives that sharp stroke of fear. Great work, gave it a 9
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10/06/2003 02:46:00 PM
Classic! Though a little grainy.
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10/06/2003 02:29:30 PM
nicely composed shot. I like the catchlight in the boy's eye and his open mouth look of fear. I think a grainy effect could have worked well here but the way you implemented it is too harsh. subtler grain tones would have been better.
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10/06/2003 01:59:25 PM
Simply, grainy and effectively nightmarish. Really fine work. 10
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10/06/2003 01:08:01 PM
It seems that the noise in this photo was deliberate, but I don't care for it much...I love the idea and the look on the boys face.
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10/06/2003 11:08:28 AM
Very effective use of grain, excellent expression captured. Good use of light and shadow, excellent composition. 10
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10/06/2003 11:04:07 AM
His expression is wonderful. Very nicely done. Love the grain and the lighting. Good work.
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10/06/2003 11:03:24 AM
Best I\'ve seen so far. The grain, the black and white, the shadow, the look on the boy\'s face ... this is a classic nightmare shot. I can't get over how well this meets the challenge; I keep coming back to look!
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10/06/2003 10:44:12 AM
Great depiction! 10
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10/06/2003 10:34:15 AM
Nice low light capture and an excellent interpretation. 9
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10/06/2003 05:36:32 AM
Cool and the noise really adds to this one. The sheer fear in his eyes - excellent. I love it. (9)
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10/06/2003 12:41:40 AM
The photo is very grainy, however, that seams to add to the effect of the photo. I don't know if that was intentional, but if it was (as I suspect), nicely done.
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10/06/2003 12:21:57 AM
nice effect...good expression
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