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Contre-jour Silhouette (b&w 2008 #1)
Contre-jour Silhouette (b&w 2008 #1)
nikolaos


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Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Viewed: 434
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)

I've edited many times, crop, a lot of usm at different radius, clone some wires, different layers, blur, sharpen, contrast.. wanted to remove the big wires too but it was a lot of burden.

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03/01/2008 09:29:59 AM
Everything here leads me to the woman . . . the power lines, the lighting, the contrast . . . it all makes me want to see her, to know her, in all her monochrome and glowing glory. Wonderful.
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02/10/2008 04:25:10 PM
Yep I fell in love with the contrast here!! I really like this image
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02/07/2008 01:47:24 PM
Very nice..I really like the contrasts going on here. The lighting on her face is just amazing. The conversion is very strange to me, but it does work.
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02/02/2008 05:37:59 AM
This is such a good image. Well done! The only thing not good for me is the power lines.
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02/01/2008 02:09:23 PM
Interesting processing, this looks like a shot out of a movie.
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01/31/2008 09:11:50 PM
Not quite contre-jour, but nice positioning of your subject with the light.
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01/31/2008 07:24:47 PM
I like the composition and lighting, especially that you can still see her face hightlighted.
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01/30/2008 07:22:42 AM
The light on her face is brilliant.. like the mood of the whole area..
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01/30/2008 06:55:24 AM
fantastic lighting on the face - i love the ghostly feel created by the scene, the background, and the lamplight

i personally like the lines abover her- it shows us the actual world rather than the DPC world
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01/30/2008 12:12:57 AM
WOW! Love this image! Hate the electrical pole and wires behind her though. Consider maybe cloning out that stuff? Regardless, strong image - I like it a lot.
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01/29/2008 05:53:08 PM
My first impression, where's the focus? Taking a closer look it's very nice on the face, but I think all the lights are too disturbing. Putting my hand in front of all the lights and it's really a great photo.
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01/29/2008 05:28:47 PM
There's a great sense of mystery and intrigue here, certainly due to the overall dark tones and light on the model's face. If the bright background were brought down a bit it would keep the focus more up front.
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01/29/2008 12:38:07 PM
Oooh artsy! This is something that would not get enough appreciation in a challenge. I love the editing done on the face. I would want to see the brightly lit house in the background toned down a smidge because it competes with the woman's face for attention.
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01/29/2008 11:14:18 AM
A great moody image. I kind of like the tower of wires, although a little separation between the model & the wires might be better. Beautiful lighting & moodiess - the light on her face is wonderful.
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01/29/2008 06:45:25 AM
wow, that is some great work! love the way her face shines and cuts through the night.
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01/29/2008 02:33:53 AM
Excellent moody photo! You might try to duplicate layer, then max-out the contrast for purpose of template to separate between model & wires. Could aid removal. At any rate...Great as is! :)
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01/28/2008 01:19:10 PM
I like the very strong contrat used here - it really sets the mood quite well. I like how the face is well lit, reflecting the light.
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01/28/2008 12:14:21 PM
The moon and the face, juxtaposition. I am reminded that this is a good visual tool.
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01/28/2008 08:27:49 AM
A little noir-ish. I like the moon-like effect set by the globe light. Good mood shot. Cheers.
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01/27/2008 10:40:13 PM
Really nice FX. I like this type of image and whatever processing you used, IMO it was just right!
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01/27/2008 05:50:31 PM
Great photo nikola. Hitchcock-like. As is very obvious, the light in the barkened subjects face is excellent, and the graininess of the the scene too. If i would nit-pick, maybe a little less usm, but not sure how it would look
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01/27/2008 05:37:27 PM
I like it!!!! The light on her face, and the street lamp make this hauntingly beautiful. It draws you in and makes you want to know more about what's going on, and the motivation behind the photo. Great job.
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01/27/2008 04:56:52 PM
Elegant and mysterious are the first words that comes to mind. The big wires are ok, since they add an element of framing. Well done.

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01/27/2008 03:41:17 PM
Originally posted by salmiakki:

For me this has a real 'film noir' feel to it. Like the shallow depth of field in this one.


This had me puzzled for a while but yes, film Noir, could almost be a French Street. Looking at the settings you did a good job capturing what you did :) I did spend 5 mins in CS3 with the image and removing the power lines would not be too difficult but you may have to spend a little time getting it just right though tbh I think they actually add to the overall feel of the image. Looks like the image is about 2 degrees CCW off but easy to correct without losing much of the image ;)
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01/27/2008 03:31:42 PM
For me this has a real 'film noir' feel to it. Like the shallow depth of field in this one.
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