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Dear I fear we're facing a problem, you love me no longer.
Dear I fear we're facing a problem, you love me no longer.

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Challenge: Silhouettes IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50
Location: Hawaii
Date: Sep 18, 2007
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2007

lyrics from the song love me. Silhouettes are fun.

Place: 131 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.3934
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.1566
Avg (non-participants): 5.5900
Views since voting: 3504
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 183
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/27/2007 03:17:00 PM
I'm sure by now you've figured out that your title confused a lot of people, and probably hurt your score a little bit. The first thing that bothered me about this photo from the thumbnail is how close the arm is to the left side of the image. I do this a lot myself, which is probably why it was the first thing to bug me, heh. She looks cramped because of this, I think.

For an image like this to do really well on this site, I think people would want to see something more interesting done with the lighting. I know, I know, it's a silhouette, but the lighting on the background is flat. There's no eyecandy, basically.

Which leads me to something that would have instantly bumped the score. Breasts! For a couple reasons. Firstly just the natural male attraction to them means no male would give you less than a 6, heh. Secondly, your model seems chopped. Maybe if that tidbit of breast on the right wasn't in the photo it would seem more complete.

I'm at work now, so I can't play with the cropping, but I'm curious what it would look like if you actually cropped into the arm. Perhaps started the crop on the outside of her armpit on the left of the photo.... wait!

Okay, bare with me. Actually, I just tried that in MSpaint and I think I figured out what bothers me with the lighting. She's looking to the
right side of the photo, but the light is behind her. Your eye is naturally drawn to the lightest part of the photo. She's looking to the right, the viewer is looking to the left. This creates tension. If the light were on the right, we'd follow her gaze.

(And cropping that little tidbit of breast out helped with the chopped off feeling. That distraction is no longer there.)

Sorry to have rambled a bit. No time to edit! I'm already 15 minutes over my lunch break, heh.

Edit: I thought I'd come back and show you the crop I was talking about.

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Message edited by author 2007-10-06 16:01:21.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 08:21:00 PM
sad.. cute picture
09/23/2007 09:21:26 AM
image is great, title a bit odd, love this
09/22/2007 10:09:15 AM
Not at all connecting the title to the image, but I love her hands.
09/21/2007 02:02:31 PM
I cry, I pray and I beg...
09/20/2007 09:17:16 PM
Nice silhouette with a clean background. Title could use some work, but not voting down because of it!
09/20/2007 03:36:02 PM
YAY!!! I love it
09/20/2007 11:15:54 AM
Classic and lovely use of the form.
09/20/2007 10:48:05 AM
Interesting pose...
09/19/2007 06:13:17 AM
Strange title
09/19/2007 02:32:46 AM
HEY look theres me!! haha. ew my chin looks huge! love your title. how you come up with these things. who knows
great picture!

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