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Hard No. 2
Hard No. 2

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-97
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Date: Aug 13, 2002
Aperture: 28/10
ISO: 211
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2002

During a recent shoot, had the model pose with a pencil for the challenge.

Place: 112 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.1654
Avg (commenters): 6.1154
Avg (participants): 5.3037
Avg (non-participants): 5.0292
Views since voting: 1021
Votes: 272
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 07:13:00 PM
Wow! Sexy! Excellent use of light. Composition and focus are good, too. Nice approach to the challege. If I would be a pencil producer I would use your photo for my advertising ;-)
08/25/2002 01:18:00 PM
The lighting for this is a bit dark for me, however it fits the "theme" of this photo. There is definately a pencil in the photo. Focus is good and the angle is ok. I might have backed it up a bit to include the rest of the hair, other than that, pretty good photo. Good luck with the challenge.
08/23/2002 08:29:00 PM
Nicole, age 6, chose this as her favorite photo this week. She says "It's my favorite because the penil is in her mouth."
08/23/2002 06:29:00 AM
Interesting all the way around. Nice lighting and composition, and the "idea" is very unique - and portrayed very well. The more I look at it, the more I like it. lhall
08/22/2002 07:54:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/22/2002 04:34:00 PM
Great light.
08/21/2002 06:50:00 PM
Nice shot and like how she bleeds into black but the pencil doesn't. Very expressive considering it's a posed shot, I am guessing you have a great report with your model. I get a message from her, which is silly considering she has a pencil in her mouth, but I do... I'm tough but fun kind of message. Anyway, like the composition, colours and lighting.
6, Kavey
08/21/2002 04:14:00 PM
Great lighting and I like the angle ... controled disorder.
08/21/2002 03:09:00 PM
Suggestive, almost, except for the pencil. Hahah. :-) I like the use of the lighting here and how the shadows are on the left side of the face. Good work. karmat
08/21/2002 02:04:00 PM
very nice :) the shadows work well here and the lighting on the pencil is perfect :) - jmsetzler
08/21/2002 11:27:00 AM
Um... it's a nice photo, but that poor girl has really bad makeup. I don't know, these kinds of soft porn-esque photos don't really grab me (being a girl). Although, even if I was a lesbian I doubt I'd find her attractive. Just something about that look makes me shudder. It's so objectifying. Not that I'll give it a really low rating for that.
08/21/2002 11:07:00 AM
Good use of pencil -- on eyebrows and around eyes...
08/21/2002 06:15:00 AM
Nice use of lighting, very different idea. :)
08/21/2002 04:26:00 AM
Like it. A bit too much shadow on the right side of her face though.
08/21/2002 02:00:00 AM
So, any calls from pencil companies wanting to buy your "ad"? Great shot.
08/20/2002 09:33:00 AM
It's interesting and well composed. Personally, I think portraits should be really sharp rather than slightly soft focus. Other than that, it's a terrific picture… (7)
08/20/2002 12:30:00 AM
I like the lighting and the expression.
08/19/2002 10:17:00 PM
could do with some fill light on the left side of her face - very harsh shadows...
08/19/2002 07:07:00 PM
I like the lighting
08/19/2002 02:30:00 PM
08/19/2002 02:12:00 PM
it seems to be missing something but i can figure it out nice shot on the shadows
08/19/2002 02:08:00 PM
The model's expression seems rather tentative, sorta: "is this what you (the photographer) want me to do and look?". The lighting isn't pleasing to me. Too much darks in the right side of the face and no subtle gradation from subject to background. 6 Journey
08/19/2002 01:57:00 PM
she gets a 9
08/19/2002 05:39:00 AM
I would like to meet her. Great shot
08/19/2002 02:10:00 AM
I like about this photo that the pencil has a place in it with a sense of belonging. It wasn't forced to make the challenge work. That would be more true if the pencil were sharpened. It's too bad her eye goes just out of focus a bit. But not toomuch to cause problems. Clearly you wanted focus on her mouth. You might tell your model, by the way, that she has great teeth. 7 - may or may not become an 8 as the week passes.
08/19/2002 01:03:00 AM
I wish I was that pencil (9)

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