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Letting Go of My Youth
Letting Go of My Youth
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Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Home
Date: Feb 10, 2004
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2004

Dark mood. An old man, waking up on his birthday, wondering where the years went.

Place: 4 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.7126
Avg (commenters): 8.0370
Avg (participants): 6.5758
Avg (non-participants): 6.7963
Views since voting: 1671
Votes: 261
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/20/2004 02:44:20 AM
the subject and dark mood of this shot is very appealing, and your technical choices of b&w and the angle accent it. I agree on the cropping of the left and the little boy does look like he'll "shoot his eye out"!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2004 09:31:40 PM
This is a very good picture. The shadows are great. The white balance is perfect. Lighting is also good, and the concept is original. I realy like this picture....great job....I think it's the only ten (10) in the group. Good luck, I hope you win.
02/17/2004 02:16:50 AM
Impact: V. Good (hard croping to left mirror frame will lift grade to execllent);
Focus: Good;
Story: Excellent;
Lighting; V. Good
02/17/2004 12:27:39 AM
The kid in the picture looks just like the little guy in the Christmas movie -- the one that wanted the Red Rider BB gun (You'll shoot your eye out!) If you aren't American, or don't know this movie, contact me and I'll get you a link!

Great idea and well executed. I think the only I might suggest would be a tighter crop on the right.
02/14/2004 09:26:02 PM
A better cropping to the left side to centre the picture better would have made a world of difference.
02/14/2004 08:34:41 PM
Great shot! I like the lighting and the use of B&W. I had a similar idea, but couldn't get it quite right. Good luck.
02/14/2004 06:14:49 PM
Man, this photo really moves me. Love the idea and execution.
02/13/2004 05:42:26 PM
One that should do very well, there is just a little to much wall on the left of the mirror for me but technically its a very good shot
02/13/2004 03:44:48 AM
Not that you have a lot of choice in the matter! (growing old I mean, happens to us all!)
But I like the idea and image very clear and great focus
Cheer up you look quite good!
02/13/2004 01:39:14 AM
I love the idea. And I love the composition of the shot, but something's bugging me.

I think maybe I'd prefer a softer focus on the picture of the boy, and a hard focus on the man. yeah, I think that's it.

A solid 7 though.
02/12/2004 12:06:56 PM
clever picture, hope you do well.
02/12/2004 11:54:20 AM
Great idea.
02/12/2004 02:01:11 AM
I find this to be a very touching photo. There is somehow a lot of depth here as well. I give it an 8
02/11/2004 09:04:15 PM

Message edited by author 2005-04-08 23:59:05.
02/11/2004 08:28:01 PM
Great shot. Crop off a little on left.
02/11/2004 06:09:48 PM
Clever... I might have cropped it differently but its still a 7.
02/11/2004 05:01:02 PM
Great composition, and an original idea. I hope this does very well.
02/11/2004 04:38:47 PM
Every picture tells a story...great shot
02/11/2004 04:20:54 PM
Aw! This is so sad and really poignant- great job! 10!
02/11/2004 01:35:18 PM
Very nice approach to theme. I'd have cropped left side more.
02/11/2004 12:34:53 PM
Nice idea. Very good composition in the shot.
02/11/2004 12:06:51 PM
Superb. Great idea - and the pic looks great in monotone!
02/11/2004 11:54:23 AM
Wish the bottom of the young boys photo had not been clipped. You did okay, and I do like the light and tones.
02/11/2004 11:52:27 AM
You shouldn't even add a title to it, the pic speaks for itself. I like the angle and everything. 10!
02/11/2004 10:46:29 AM
Know that feeling very well !
Well captured
02/11/2004 10:22:39 AM
very nice composition - perhaps cropped a bit more on the left, or add a cross on the wall
02/11/2004 10:22:32 AM
Tells the story, excellent camera angle, good use of b&w, cropping out a bit of the left would concentrate my eye more on the subjects.
02/11/2004 05:31:38 AM
nice idea!!!
02/11/2004 05:28:10 AM
I Like this but I think I might have tried a tight crop on the left - the negative space there detracts for me.
02/11/2004 04:50:53 AM
Like the composition and juxtaposition of images which kept my attention.
02/11/2004 12:50:36 AM
02/11/2004 12:31:30 AM
...wow. Technically sound and emotionally very powerful. I like the verticals here, they seem to break up and divide the photo. Wow. I'm just really impressed with how incredibly effective this is! :) Definitely a 10!
02/11/2004 12:28:21 AM
really great idea and great execution carrying it out..black and white is a very good choice.-9

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