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Challenge: Extreme Emotion: Faceless (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Date: Jul 22, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.9349
Avg (commenters): 8.1739
Avg (participants): 6.4419
Avg (non-participants): 7.0201
Views since voting: 4045
Views during voting: 590
Votes: 292
Comments: 41
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/21/2007 01:03:36 PM
This is fantastic! Great job and congrats on your 6th place finish! It really captures the spirit of the theme.
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08/06/2007 06:02:54 PM
Wow...what an awesome image...fantastic.
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08/05/2007 03:53:25 PM
Congrats on your personal best !!!
Hope you will break that 7 very soon..
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08/03/2007 07:16:13 PM
This is a great shot, you have really captured 'despair' well. The fingers digging into the shoulder help to reinforce the rest of the pose. The lighting is excellent, the colder colours at the top of the frame almost 'descending' upon him. The only improvement that I can suggest is to leave more space on the left of the frame to move the subject away from the centre. Cropping more tightly on the right would have him facing into 'emptiness' more, but then that would break up the shadow which would not be so good.
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08/03/2007 06:50:30 PM
figured Id help with the comments! I love this picture very powerful imagery! 6.9 is a pretty deadly score! you desearve it. I think I would have put the subject slightly more off center personally!
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08/03/2007 02:45:21 PM
HEre you go. I'm giving you comment 980. :) this photo is fantastic. Congrats on a well deserved score and placement. The composition is perfect. I like the colors, which seem to add to the almost dreamy effect here. It certainly adds to the emotion of it.
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08/03/2007 01:39:32 PM
Compositional I think I'd do this different (out of the center, more to the left) but this makes it more YOU I guess.. ;)

I do like the colors, but the treatment of the rest of the photo just isn't my thing ;)
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08/03/2007 12:35:20 PM
i like the technical aspects of this shot but i must say the formula is used quite a bit and becomes a little tiresome, but this is not a knock on a fine picture, just my opinion
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08/03/2007 12:32:05 PM
wow, this one just blows me away! I love the color and lighting! great job

Message edited by author 2007-08-03 12:32:26.
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08/01/2007 10:57:54 PM
great job :)
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08/01/2007 02:09:57 PM
Look at it this way, you came in first in the "Negative Extreme Emotion" subchallenge. :) Sorry about falling one short of a H.M. It's a nice shot however.
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08/01/2007 12:37:38 AM
Congrats on top 10 and your new personal best! This is a great shot that nailed the challenge perfectly.
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08/01/2007 12:08:34 AM
6.9 and not a top 5!

oh well at least a top ten and a personal best, still aiming for that ribbon!

thanks everyone for your votes!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 09:57:27 AM
nice pic and composition
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07/31/2007 08:15:19 AM
Nice job with the lighting. 7
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07/30/2007 10:56:58 PM
Powerful shot. Nice contrast and sharpness.
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07/30/2007 07:51:55 PM
Beautiful lighting & effect! This should be a winner.
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07/30/2007 07:32:03 PM
I love the soft glow in this photo...curious to know if that's from lighting or post processing. Nicely executed! I think you could get away with cropping a little more off the top, to bring the impact of the photo in a little tighter.
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07/30/2007 09:56:22 AM
Good job showing emotion and the lighting is also well done. I think I would've liked this better in B&W though...
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07/29/2007 10:06:01 PM
its a common concept but suits the topic really well..i would like to see such shot in more a low ley lighting...but overall well tried...7
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07/28/2007 03:25:02 PM
This will probably ribbon. Well done
As I see this picture again and again, the bright area and the vertical line in the corner distract/buther me more and more. I know this is basic editing so there was not much you could do about it...but I had to say it.
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07/28/2007 01:12:27 PM
This is nice, I really enjoy the model himself. It might have been fun to have his big toes crossed as well. What I don't care is for the walls and floor, they just don't seem to go with the model. Maybe that was the point, but they distract me a bit.
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07/28/2007 11:33:09 AM
My favorite of the despair photos. Glad you chose to do this in color. Wonderful play of light and shadow. Well done!
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07/27/2007 10:37:06 PM
This stands out in the anguished-figure sub-category due to excellend use of color and light
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07/27/2007 12:16:50 PM
Awesome processing, lighting, everything.
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07/26/2007 07:19:18 PM
Very well done. I like the lighting and texture of the image. Your image does indead display extreme emotion better then the majority. I like the sharpness and PS work you have done. This image will be in the top 10 for sure.
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07/26/2007 05:51:10 PM
Good play of light and textue
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07/26/2007 09:27:34 AM
This is a great example of extreme emotion faceless you can feelhis despair. 10
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07/26/2007 08:16:37 AM
Nice image. The model fits the bill nicely and the grungy look suits the image too. I am not too sure about the lighting though, although I can't quite put my finger on the problem. I think maybe the walls are little bit too bright. Nice image all the same though, well done.
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07/25/2007 10:02:03 PM
great image, does the job for me, 8.
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07/25/2007 09:31:51 PM
Well done.
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07/25/2007 09:19:15 PM
Superb image, great DOF. Amazing capture. 10
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07/25/2007 04:14:21 PM
I love the way the wall color was manipulated, great job!
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07/25/2007 02:57:37 PM
Very well done! Wonderful lighting and tones. The gripping on the arm adds to the feeling of despair.
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07/25/2007 01:52:28 PM
I have to give you a "WoW" for this photo....I really like it.
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07/25/2007 11:44:38 AM
excellent image - the lighting is very dramatic. the tones and smoothness on the man really contrast nicely with the sharp linkes and harshness of the wall and floor
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07/25/2007 11:18:03 AM
good subject. one of the best portayals of emotion in this challenge.i like the colors.
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07/25/2007 10:55:21 AM
classic.... the post is good.
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07/25/2007 10:48:03 AM
nice lighting
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07/25/2007 07:46:28 AM
I love this composition, simple and efficient.
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07/25/2007 12:45:06 AM
Very nice. This would be even better in BW.
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