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Shadow dance
Shadow dance

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Challenge: Low Key II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Mesquite, NV
Date: Feb 26, 2007
Aperture: f-11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3200
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2007

Taken in Mesquite, Nevada at a big hill climb event. This picture was taken in the late afternoon.
Shot taken in JPEG.
Took the slider all the way down and right in curves with Digital Photo Professional. Auto save in TIFF.
In Elements 4, minor color shift. Heavy handed in Shadows/Highlights, and Brightness/contrast. I also cropped, cropped, then did it again, resize, sharpen, save for the web.
I think this is a good 6 in scoring, but that little spot of light will cost me a half point or more, could not crop it would remove too much of the photo, and under basic rules, well you know..

Place: 129 out of 359
Avg (all users): 5.4804
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1486
Avg (non-participants): 5.7143
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/10/2007 01:39:27 AM
Visually a very striking image with a ton of mood. I generally hate "negative space" images, but this one doesn't qualify in my opinion, the whole left side looks like it is one fire. I makes the whole frame come alive, even though it is subtle. I guessing the lower score had to do with voters idea of LowKey... Still congrats, an image that will keep it's worth over time!
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03/08/2007 06:28:48 PM
wow, this was way underscored. fascinating picture and excellent fulfillment of the challenge.
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03/07/2007 05:11:26 PM
This is magical! I don't see what the shadows are being thrown against, but that's part of the magic. Wonderful shot!
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03/07/2007 01:50:37 PM
Very nice shot. Silverfoxx would be proud of this shot. You definitely get my vote for OOB. I don't know what else to say other than Excellent.
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03/07/2007 01:25:55 PM
I thought this might be Svetlana's at first - very nice shot, makes me wonder what they're doing.
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03/07/2007 11:53:05 AM
Very interesting visually. Leaves me wondering about the story behind it (well, it did until I read your comments). Still wondering what I'm seeing - where's the light source and what's the shadow projecting onto?
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03/07/2007 10:11:46 AM
Really nice interesting image. As a Free Study, I think it definitely is worthy of a much higher score, but perhaps not for a Low Key challenge.
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03/07/2007 10:05:24 AM
wow wow wow! nicely done indeed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2007 04:35:11 PM
Oh...this is cool I like it a lot... You did a superb work. 9 from me
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03/01/2007 12:40:19 PM
Not really getting low key out of this.
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02/28/2007 09:07:15 PM
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