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time to get some reading done
time to get some reading done
camelotnorth


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: home
Date: Jan 11, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 184
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

Dad sitting in his chair..the Packer's just blew it. Used auto priority,no flash,a lighted lamp was behind Dad. Used -1%hue,-30%saturation,+10lightness,and 53%mask. Also cropped.

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.1469
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 4.9118
Avg (non-participants): 5.2936
Views since voting: 933
Votes: 177
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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01/19/2004 10:55:08 AM
A big thankyou to all who took the time to comment. All but one saw the phone in the foreground as a distraction and I appreciate the time taken. I will pay more attention to foregrounds in portraits in the future. Thanks again.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2004 08:54:59 AM
Nice image. Subject is well lit, but maybe a bit harshly on the book itself. Unfortunately the cordless phone and other items in the foreground take away from the quaint feel of the pic and are a distraction. Otherwise very nice.
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01/18/2004 04:57:53 AM
I found this of be a nice shot but the phone was a destraction.
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01/17/2004 10:18:51 PM
lighting is a bit harsh, as the tops of the arm, phone, & book pages are blown out. It's a nice candid, but nothing really jumps out at me to make me want to rate it high.
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01/17/2004 04:51:31 PM
A nice shot. It would be better if the highlights were not blown.
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01/17/2004 08:56:03 AM
The idea here is generally good. Get rid of the crap on the table in the foreground and tone the light down a bunch and you'd be in the ballpark.
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01/15/2004 11:09:52 PM
nice lighting and a decent portrait but the phone really hurts the composition. If the phone wasn't there it would be a stronger shot.
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01/15/2004 09:11:55 PM
Nice compostion and a nice change from all the city shots
Great idea
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01/15/2004 08:50:17 PM
The items on the table in the foreground ruin this shot. Otherwise, it would be OK
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01/15/2004 06:34:07 AM
Nice subject, great depiction of the theme...it just seems to be a little to bright. Softer lighting may have helped.
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01/15/2004 02:05:34 AM
Get rid of the extraneous foreground elements and this would be more poigniant. Also glare on arm and book page are distracting and take attention away from the subject...
TC
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01/14/2004 04:58:00 PM
Slightly blown out on the page, but a cracker for me 9
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01/14/2004 11:59:58 AM
An interesting take on the challenge, and the lighting is good. I like the nice, tight crop and the black background to give a sense of a night shot.
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01/14/2004 04:23:01 AM
I like this shot, wasn't what I was expecting from this challenge but it meets the challenge well. He looks comfortable reading here, the book though seems a little overexposed. I like how the telephone has been added, shows me that he's thought of everything so that he doesn't have to get up iof it goes... A very good shot! 9
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01/13/2004 01:22:20 PM
nice photo, the phone in the fore ground is distracting though
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01/13/2004 10:57:46 AM
Good shot. The light is a little too harsh from the left hand side, showing on the top of the phone and the lower part of the book.
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01/13/2004 07:07:25 AM
The phone and the other paraphanalia in the forground are distracting and the lower portion of the book is overexposed. Fix those 2 things and you have a really nice portrait.
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01/12/2004 10:03:47 PM
Good contrast, the light is a little harsh on the book and a little on the arm. Maybe you should have left the stuff off the table. It is a little distracting. I like the overall feeling I get when I look at the picture though. Good job.
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01/12/2004 04:35:30 PM
Like the play of light and shadows and pose of this one. Also fits very well to the challenge.
It's just too bright and also could have been improved considerablly by moving the phone and other items away and place a cup of tea or glass of wine/whisky there.
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01/12/2004 01:30:18 PM
The phone is too prominent in the shot and the light is a little harsh. Other wise good after dark shot.
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01/12/2004 12:53:23 PM
Nice, but I wish foreground phone was eliminated.
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01/12/2004 11:34:04 AM
I had to come back to this photo several times to look at it. It is just a superb character study. I keep thinking how much I'd like a picture this 'real' of the people I love. Well done!
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01/12/2004 10:33:10 AM
...until the phone rings! The phone is in such a strong position compositionally, my eyes ultimately end up switching from the man's face to the phone and back again, so I find it an ironic device considering your title. LIghting is nice, though burnt out in places--on the book, for instance, but this is a nice shot with some very interesting dynamics taking place.
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01/12/2004 09:10:45 AM
This picture is really cool. The lighting is interesting but the foreground objects distract greatly. (Telephone and table) You should have moved them out of there.
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01/12/2004 08:28:11 AM
Nice composition and moncromatic feel. Like the very black background. VERY minor criticism - phone in the foreground draws my eye to a not-so-interesting element.
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