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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Bedroom
Date: Sep 15, 2002
Aperture: F/2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002


Place: 24 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.3881
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.6467
Avg (non-participants): 6.1784
Views since voting: 1629
Votes: 335
Comments: 46
Favorites: 6 (view)

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09/23/2002 12:31:00 AM
The ever enigmatic title : I liked three shots from this series which I've had printed out and will display in one of those three-panel frames. I've titled the entire series "Three", which is why this one picture carries the same name. I didn't expect so many people to actually care.

Thank you for all of your kind comments. I really like this shot, and the other two that go with it (all done in the same high-key fashion).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 11:40:00 PM
i love this. very nice! 10--amitchell
09/22/2002 11:18:00 PM
I don't get the title...but who cares. This photo is great. I love the look on her face, the angle and framing are good, and the lighting was wonderful. great use of black and white. excelent neg space. good luck in the challenge. ~hbunch7187~
09/22/2002 09:08:00 PM
Very nice. I love this effect. 7 - chrisab.
09/22/2002 08:22:00 PM
I see this a lot here and I always like the effect......9...hokie
09/22/2002 08:17:00 PM
I don't understand the title but that is not important. It's a nice pic. Good luck in the challenge! Grayce aka Gracious
09/22/2002 06:16:00 PM
Other than not understanding the title, I like this one. I'm not sure that empty space is necessarily a great use of negative space in this instance, but it's still a nice shot.
09/22/2002 08:35:00 AM
I don't really know what to make of the title, but I love this as a portrait. The negative space along with her pose and experession makes her seem subdued and oppressed in some way. There's a definite emotional tension in this image. I love the black and white. 10 - lisae
09/21/2002 12:03:00 PM
The lowered eyelids and the expression make this quite an emotive shot, and, to some extent, I think the white space does add to that. I don't like the white blowouts on the skin too much but I do like the BW treatment.
7, Kavey
09/20/2002 03:58:00 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the blown out hightlights, some may criticize that but I think it absolutely makes this shot. You've captured her features and expression so well.
09/20/2002 02:28:00 PM
Very moving portrait. Good work.
09/20/2002 01:31:00 PM
nice implementation of theme
09/20/2002 11:38:00 AM
three? Nice shot anyway.
09/19/2002 06:31:00 PM
Very good composition, good work of the model, good use of the negative space.
09/19/2002 11:13:00 AM
Hopefully I'm not the only, but I don't get the title
This is such a great photo!!!! She looks young. There's something about this photo, an emotion I just can't express...sort of sad, but not desparately sad. This photo is so soft. As I look, I'm not sure if the amount of neg space is needed for this (I scrolled up to see the photo w/o all of the white), but then it takes on a different effect. The additional neg space emphasizes the emotion - a kind of lonely aspect of the image. I love the way her hair falls. She's very attractive, especially her full lips and cheeks. She has a certain beauty that is natural (although I'm sure she has makeup on) Excellent Photo 10
09/18/2002 11:47:00 PM
A wonderfully perfect shot
09/18/2002 04:51:00 PM
three what?
09/18/2002 03:53:00 PM
Good use of lighting for effect.
09/18/2002 03:24:00 PM
I don't get the title, but that is neither here nor there. I like the contrast you have here, and the i think the empty space at the top pushes the eyes down to the subject whose eyes lead you further down. (Did that make any sense at all?) Good work. Very emotive, I think. karmat
09/18/2002 07:23:00 AM
I like this photograh, though I find myself wishing the girl's shoulders stood out more.
09/18/2002 02:55:00 AM
Hey! I just saw this on photosig :) This is a great shot. Good use of the white background contrasting with the girl. Another 10 from me.
09/18/2002 12:35:00 AM
Great example of a high-key photo. Excellent job of getting the bottom portion to disappear without blowing out her head. I think you could do without quite so much empty space above. There's enuf neg space just around her. 7 ~indigo997
09/17/2002 11:14:00 PM
09/17/2002 08:57:00 PM
very nice image... I love the starkness of it all... the high key lighting and washout seems to contradict a bit with the expression here.. i'm not sure how they relate.. I would love to hear more about it :) = 9 - jmsetzler
09/17/2002 02:54:00 PM
i like the portrait but im not sure how adding the extra space 'adds' to it. mag99
09/17/2002 02:26:00 PM
I would not really call this 'negative space'. Don't get me wrong, the picture is great but I would prefer to see the subject a lot more than have her tucked at the bottom of a white abyss. Sorry if this sounds abrubt. I love the bottom half very much. 7. marcvg
09/17/2002 01:31:00 PM
congrats for trying something different with the nude. we need more of this. i love the lighting in her face but her torso it's too bright don't u think? u need shadows in her shoulders to define her figure.
09/17/2002 10:44:00 AM
Excellent. Technically great. And, I like freckles, to boot...
09/17/2002 02:55:00 AM
Very nice contrast, this photo works very well in B&W 7 -lennier
09/17/2002 12:23:00 AM
Great b&w, may have been interesting to have her looking up?
09/17/2002 12:02:00 AM
09/16/2002 11:49:00 PM
Very pretty! She's got that Natalie Merchant thang going on... Mmmm! No apple? Bah! I'll grade on how cute the model is! Yea! Woohoo! Oh that'll make me popular. *sigh* - bamaster (8)
09/16/2002 11:47:00 PM
fantastic. I think it could be even whiter though and that would make the head have even more of a floating effect. nice job. cmcvety.
09/16/2002 08:37:00 PM
Love the clean composition - great b&w shot! Excellent contrast, enigmatic title.
09/16/2002 08:17:00 PM
Is this the girl from the shower? I like this image. It bothers me though how she blends into the backgound. If you are just trying to accentuate the face, than the works well. Perhaps I slightly tighte crop would have made me like this style more.
09/16/2002 05:49:00 PM
09/16/2002 04:44:00 PM
I dont understand the title but that's besides the point. This is a great example of negative space! be proud of yourself!
09/16/2002 03:52:00 PM
this is a delicate image - really clever - how did you do this without selection tools though? i.e. how is the face well exposed but the shoulders bleached out to nothing?
09/16/2002 02:55:00 PM
Nice picture, but what does all that space above mean? I do not see any importance in it.
09/16/2002 02:12:00 PM
Why three? I don't get it. Is that the score you want? Is that how many breasts the model has? J/K :) Because you included the shoulders and chest I would have liked there to be more definition in it. Otherwise I like the lighting on the hair and the face.
09/16/2002 01:18:00 PM
Well done neg spc; I love the definition of her hair and face, and the b&w white works well for me. lhall-7
09/16/2002 12:12:00 PM
10... Nothing to add...
09/16/2002 11:59:00 AM
I like this. Alot! I don't get the title, though. How did you get her face and hair to look so natural, but her shoulders look like you have used a lot of contrast to lighten them? I hope you score high.
09/16/2002 10:59:00 AM
Beautiful. The high contrast is stunning. Great shot. 9-Martin
09/16/2002 10:51:00 AM
Very well done. Your tones are good. Score 7 Justine
09/16/2002 04:48:00 AM
Composition: good but too much negative space 5
Lighting: good 5,
Appeal: 5, Total Rating 6 Sulamk

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