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Challenge: Off-Screen Expectation (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Hong Kong
Date: Mar 7, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350th
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2004

Nothing special on exposure. The focus on the face is just a little soft by design. The model has some great experience lines, but here I tried to make him look a little younger rather than somebody in my league.

Post shot processing was mostly levels, cropping, and unsharp mask, and a couple of mode changes. Generally, I prefer the basic rules, but this one really could have used a couple of touch ups (label on the bat, reflection on the nose, etc.)

I tried blowing out the shirt on purpose as well, but I expect that I might get killed in the voting because of it. I'm trying to figure out whether that serves as a little bit of a frame and could use a few comments to help decide.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.6067
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3766
Avg (non-participants): 5.7000
Views since voting: 754
Votes: 267
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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03/17/2004 06:53:00 PM
I would've thought this would have done better!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2004 08:13:09 PM
excellent idea, but would look better in color
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03/15/2004 02:00:27 PM
Good composition, like the spacing. Do baseball players where watches?
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03/14/2004 04:36:49 PM
very nicely done...good composition and cropping...focus on him is a bit soft but a very nice shot
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03/14/2004 12:52:49 PM
Terrific shot! Great dof, like the sepia tone. Most of all I like the crop!

My second 10...congrats. :-)
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03/14/2004 12:59:42 AM
great crop. I like the anticipation in his eyes
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03/13/2004 11:57:39 PM
Really love this shot for the DOF (love the way the background is blurred) and also love the tight cropping composition. Highlights are a little blown out. Well done overall, I really enjoyed this picture.
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03/13/2004 01:14:53 AM
Nice composition.
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03/12/2004 12:47:25 PM
Very good subject for this challenge. I like the composition. -8
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03/11/2004 09:07:04 PM
Good one ! 7
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03/11/2004 05:38:18 PM
Nice shot. I like the fact that the bat is out of focus - looks like he is getting ready to swing.
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03/11/2004 02:55:36 PM
Nice shot, lovely depth of field and looks great as a B&W, well done
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03/11/2004 12:03:00 PM
Love it. Would have like to see all of his hands in frame but still a great intepretation of the challenge.
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03/11/2004 10:36:35 AM
Challenge well met. nice use of the negative space. Well lit and focused. Not sure about the use of B&W.
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03/11/2004 04:30:09 AM
Focus should be a bit sharper on the face. Nice composition though and a good idea.
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03/10/2004 05:23:16 PM
nice
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03/10/2004 08:38:25 AM
nicely cropped -fits the challenge well
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03/10/2004 03:16:05 AM
Horizontal crop is excellent. Definitely gives the feeling of being in the audience at a baseball game. The added space between the face and the right of the crop gives a great feeling of him looking at the pitcher or incoming ball. Excellent contrast, beautiful monotone. "10"
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03/10/2004 01:53:03 AM
I wish this was a little sharper, but it's way up there in creativity.
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