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Challenge: Extreme Emotion: Faceless (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF for Canon
Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: Jul 22, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 640
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2007

Tone Mapping at -1,-2,0,1,2

This could have been soooooo much better with advanced editing. Could have lightened and darkened key areas, removed those pesky powerlines, ect. Oh well... I'm still happy with the result.

Place: 20 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.1131
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6512
Avg (non-participants): 6.1958
Views since voting: 1380
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 283
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/06/2007 12:28:48 PM
***From the Critique Club***

First Impression - the most important one:
Great! The ground is not quite horizontal, (which I like), definitely faceless, definitely extreme emotion! And GREAT perspective.
Absolutely lovely... I think if it was me, not that me or anyone should tell you how to shoot, but I may have made sure the ground was level, and then move the frame a little to the left to get more of the side building which adds such great perspective.
Definitely portrays emotion, and whoever they are have such great poses, makes me think that it wasn't a pose and they really are in love!
Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
Good colour, focus and light! I think I would have selectively saturated the sky a bit more, oh and regarding your comments about the power lines, donít worry about them I didnít notice until I read your comment, and otherwise you would have empty power pole down the picture! lol
Probably 9 out of 10 here. (I never gives 10's unless its perfect!) I think it would have been a 10 if you had done what I suggested above, level the ground and move frame left.
To grow its vote?:
See above!
I really like it! A nice light image, that makes you feel good. Wonderfully composed and all of that.

Hey hey your highest rated image yet, good job! Congrats on breaking the 6 point boundary.

Happy shooting, CBoydrun.
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08/01/2007 04:12:35 AM
this is freakin cool.
missed it in the challenge
great workkkk!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 10:46:39 PM
Shows love can endure though the road may be bumpy and uneven.
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07/31/2007 03:05:18 PM
Phenomenal. Imaginative, Original, but not the least bit obscure. This sings.
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07/31/2007 03:05:12 PM
love... aint it grand
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07/31/2007 11:28:44 AM
It works.
07/30/2007 11:21:15 PM
Good silhouette, nice composition, and great angle! Too bad about the blown highlights in the sky, but an excellent image overall.
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07/30/2007 04:26:44 PM
Very appealing. I like that the sky isn't blown out but you still have detail in the pavement. Nicely done, good score from me!
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07/30/2007 04:06:13 PM
Ok the sun is burning a hole in my screen try a polarized filter, again extreme would not descibe this photo dspite the subject matter.
07/30/2007 03:54:07 PM
I'm not sure what emotion is being expressed here. The title indicates a good emotion. I think a closer crop would help here so we can see the people better. Good perspective with the converging yellow stripes, but nothing else away from the people is really interesting.
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07/30/2007 06:30:21 AM
I love this!
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07/29/2007 04:12:05 PM
Nothing about this photograph speaks about "emotion" except the title.
07/28/2007 03:04:06 PM
cool angle and perspective! well done!
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07/27/2007 04:09:59 PM
cool leading lines!
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07/27/2007 02:55:57 PM
Great use of leading lines!
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07/26/2007 03:57:41 PM
I like everything about this picture except the sky
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07/26/2007 02:11:42 PM
Cool image, wonderful composition.
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07/26/2007 01:11:32 AM
Great placement of the couple and use of perspective! I love this picture.
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07/25/2007 06:34:31 PM
Looks more stocky then extreme emotion, 6.
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07/25/2007 05:36:19 PM
very edgy looking shot.
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07/25/2007 11:40:12 AM
very nice perspective!!
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07/25/2007 01:39:51 AM
Very cool leading lines. Picture is a little flat.
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07/25/2007 01:01:54 AM
I think this could have been improved with a bluer sky, but I like the composition and leading lines. Seems to meet the challenge to me.
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