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Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Gau-Bickelheim, Germany
Date: Jul 6, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2007

These two young ladies are really very beautiful, but I missed the exposure by quite a bit so this was more of a silhouette than not. A bit like the two girls in the movie "The Shining", yes? I was the "just take some pictures" photographer at a friend's wedding and these two girls wandered out into the alcove next the door of the small chapel. So I took some pictures.

Hmmm.... if you're visiting this post-challenge, feel free to offer why you think it didn't do all that well. I thought it rather appropriate for the challenge and a rather cool pic, too. Still, not complaining - it got what it deserved as far as DPC voting goes - just curious as to why.

Place: 57 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.6378
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5806
Avg (non-participants): 5.6642
Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 196
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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07/31/2007 05:14:51 AM
I dunno why it didn't work, its a very cool photo. The only I could think that would have made it better is if you had really got the girls to stand completely straight and in the windows and had everything perfectly symmetrical. Other than that, I have no idea, it fits the challenge well in my eye. I guess great minds think a like :)
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07/29/2007 08:17:16 AM
challenge or no challenge I think this really works...it is almost being pushed by the title into a place it doesn't belong, lovely work...
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07/27/2007 10:18:42 AM
Creepy if you get the title, otherwise not so much. But I do think most people got the reference. I think a little fill light might have helped fill in their faces (just a tda). Nice capture and a good fit for the challenge. I like the B&W treatment.
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07/23/2007 11:20:28 PM
lol maybe it was not scary enough? i love the silhouettes and i think the fact that they are wearing white may give this more of a potential dreamy state instead of the freak out stuff. It's a beautiful photo and well done in black and white.
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07/18/2007 09:56:00 PM
Personally I thought this was great and was secretly thankful you decided not to include an elevator vomiting out a river of blood. :) Probably others might have scored it low because they preferred to see more of their faces.
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07/18/2007 03:47:04 AM
I think this deserved a lot better. Before I saw the title I instantly thought of the shining and I really liked the shot and it's atmosphere. I gave it an 8
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07/18/2007 12:08:20 AM
amazed this didn't do better. a real failure of cultural and artistic knowledge on the part of the voters, probably.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2007 12:52:05 AM
Stephen King here - nice work!
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07/11/2007 09:52:33 PM
wish i could see the faces
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07/11/2007 03:36:27 PM
Great idea! I loved that movie. I like the way you shot this with the girls backlit.
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07/11/2007 01:17:30 PM
Nice reference!
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07/11/2007 12:02:12 PM
SWEET!!! Fantastic image. It sure helps to have a set of twins running around for DPC challenges. Creative and well captured - love the backlighting.
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07/11/2007 09:20:25 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 12:48:27 AM
cool idea /6
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07/11/2007 12:44:20 AM
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07/11/2007 12:13:24 AM
This is such a cool pic, Deb! You went B&W and everything but the face, I went high color and only the face. :)
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07/11/2007 12:07:53 AM
classic movie
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