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Reflecting
Reflecting
Tez


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Date: Sep 19, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Galleries: Sports, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007

GPW Wrestling is the way forward. This is one of their star performers and was taken after a heavy bout of training.

I wanted to portray the other side of sports that you don't see on tv or the field- the backstage stuff, the dressing room talks, the rejection, the elation and of course, the reflecting.

Cropped a little bit, messed about with the exposure, bit of shados/highlights, contrast, curves, levels and a high-pass filter on soft light.

I have a feeling this will be about 6.000 like my entries usually are but I love it, the guy in the picture loves it and I'm proud of it- that's the main thing.

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.4083
Avg (commenters): 7.4706
Avg (participants): 6.3871
Avg (non-participants): 6.4815
Views since voting: 1285
Views during voting: 170
Votes: 120
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/12/2007 11:55:52 AM
I really like the contrast in this. I'm always afraid to go this dark, so many details are lost but it's a great effect. I'm chicken :)
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10/08/2007 12:24:02 AM
Tez! How nice that this was yours. I loved this photo. Keep up the great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 08:28:59 PM
Very well composed (the bit of knee missing doesnt take away from the image). The right side of the shot fading into the almost complete blackness on the left works very well with his expression in setting the mood. The only thing I felt was missing was some kind of hand guards/wraps/gloves since, to me anyway, it looks like he is reflecting on a lost fight. Other than that this is one of my top picks for the challenge
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10/07/2007 06:27:40 PM
love the cinematic sentimentality. Scorsese would like this.
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10/07/2007 05:02:26 PM
awesome textures and subject. Must have been difficult lighting but you dealt with it very well
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10/07/2007 07:31:50 AM
too bad you cut of the left knee
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10/05/2007 10:40:00 AM
Prefer for this shoot, i took more closeup with little ring only..
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10/04/2007 05:44:19 PM
An interesting shot. To be nit picky I would like to have seen the crop slightly different, include the full knee and crop out that hose? on the left hand side. Well Done.
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10/04/2007 05:10:20 PM
very moody and atmospheric.

I like the stark simplicity of this man in his environment, no frills , no glitz, just a guy training.
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10/04/2007 08:30:46 AM
Portrait is very nice, could've used a bit more space on the right knee.
Besides that, very nice.
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10/03/2007 06:12:29 PM
I like the mood of this shot, though I wish the shadows werent as harsh as they are especially on him. He is also a bit too far right and having him cropped is a bit odd. All that said I gave this a 7.
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10/02/2007 08:33:22 PM
Superb..10
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10/02/2007 04:17:04 PM
Love the shot, perfect composition imo. 9
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10/02/2007 02:48:01 PM
Great lighting...especially with contrasty lighting on the right.
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10/02/2007 01:20:22 PM
Very nice shot! I do wish there was a little more space on the right so that his knee wasn't cut off though. Good composition and tonal values. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/02/2007 12:51:42 PM
Nice contrast. The positioning of the guy might be too far to the right.
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10/01/2007 08:14:01 PM
this really speaks volumes ... fantastic sharpness ... love the harsh shadows, they fit this image nicely ...
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10/01/2007 05:16:18 PM
I like the editing and conversion on this. Nice composition, with leading lines to the boxer.
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10/01/2007 09:14:24 AM
WOW!!! great composition and light. The hint of reddish purple in the duotone adds an unexpected bit of color. Well done.
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10/01/2007 02:22:51 AM
Well, I got killed for an unorthodox crop in an earlier challenge...but I like unorthodox crops.
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