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Tilt En Vogue

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Family and Friends
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2008

I just wanted to try something a little different with my fave model. I never really got into tilting the camera while taking pictures so I thought I'd try it this time. Turns out the 5 year old decided to tilt his head too lol. (And vogue it as well) The kid tilt, strange sky, extreme contrast, and facial highlight will all look strange to the voters - but it works for me. :) (Hey, my kid could be covered in doo and that would work for me too - as long as someone else cleans him up hehe)


Place: 224 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.7551
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7157
Avg (non-participants): 5.8444
Views since voting: 518
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 147
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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04/10/2008 11:45:18 AM
I really enjoy the body expression on your child. Really adds a nice tension to the tilt. I think the burning is a little dodgy around the builing, hehe, but I think that is a minor point to a wonderful shot.
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04/09/2008 12:28:27 PM
I LOVED THIS! I thought it was one of the most interesting shots in the challenge. The contrast, and the texture are really cool!
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04/08/2008 07:48:11 PM
For me, I loved everything about this shot except the "vogue" part. However, this is such a personal shot that what I think does not really matter. I still gave it a good score because I loved the contrast, the tilt, the lighting on his face. I don't think I would have changed much on this one.
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04/08/2008 05:15:56 PM
I recognised the model straight away (nice haircut as well!!)

Cool photograph and plesantly disorientating. Great strong diagonals created by the tilt and a top drawer black and white conversion
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04/08/2008 01:09:24 PM
First I have to say that you won me over with your picture of your dog Barney. I love him! I also very much like your entry in this challenge. I'm not sure how to help you with it. The only thing that comes to mind is that it might work better if the line formed by the placement of the child's hands were perfectly verticle. That would seem to anchor the picture against the tilt. Not sure, but I keep thinking that when I look at this otherwise excellent photo. Nice work.
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04/08/2008 12:10:25 PM
Kudos for trying something different, we should all do that more often. As far as the image goes, i like the texture on the building and the glow of the dome thingy. I like how your model seems to come out of the darkness and how his head is almost vertical with the tilted background. The main thing i dont like is the harsh lighting which is causing a couple of blown out regions (top left of frame and left side of subjects face). I guess there's not a whole lot you can do about those except for shooting at a different time of day, so yeah, with the option you had available,, good job. Hope this helps
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04/08/2008 10:30:55 AM
I think this is so interesting. I love the angle so much. I bet you are AWESOME at doing photo shoots for people with your creative processing and poses!

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04/08/2008 09:14:21 AM
I agree with the Avg Commenters. This is a really good photo. I love his expression and body gestures, like he is getting ready to move into his presto-karate move.

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04/08/2008 08:59:09 AM
I like that your trying something different. The kid is cute, the pose works on a young, free spirit, although I think i would have straightened it so his eyes were level. The harsh light on his face really is, IMO, the biggest negative. The only other complaint that i could come up with in the photo is the halo around the dome.
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04/08/2008 06:05:38 AM
Michelle, this is priceless. The high contrast very much works for me (very much) and the vogue pose is just perfect for this unusual location. Love that little window behind and the fact the dome is kinda glowing. Excellent shot in my book. Can't say I'd change a thing.
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04/08/2008 02:46:13 AM
Hi Michelle, a critique for you. I actually really like this image, but I think your own comments probably sum up why it didn't score well. I think the tilt works really well. Particularly with his funky pose, it doesn't look odd that he's tilted. The highlight on the face is a big negative. Ideally, he would be shadowed with a diffuser, and maybe a reflector used to bring his face up a little, and maybe some lightening in PS. Ideally, I think he would be closer to the camera. There's a funny line on his collar. Maybe just a black t-shirt would be better. The high contrast editing is too much for me. I often do this, and have to look at it again the next day, and then add some fill-light. The heavy editing look to the sky would also bring the votes down I think. It is a nice effect, but looks unnatural. As another idea, it might be interesting to see this shot in colour, or maybe a selective desat. But overall, I think it's pretty cool. This is definitely worth going back there for a reshoot.
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04/08/2008 02:23:51 AM
It works because the kid tilted to look like he was vertical. Good choice of black and white (so why's your name colorcarnival?) ;-)
I don't know what the place is, but I imagine it's an old sea fort.
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04/08/2008 02:11:26 AM
Your comments make me smile almost as much as your fav model. He's so funny and super cute, really sealed the deal here. Nice contrasting subjects :)
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04/08/2008 12:55:06 AM
wonderful light!
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04/08/2008 12:51:50 AM
TOP HALF! well done. I am getting to know that face...LOL
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 08:20:49 PM
I don't like the title but the photo is great. wacky and mysterious.
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04/04/2008 04:32:50 AM
Lots of great texture and a lovely composition.
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04/03/2008 08:54:56 AM
I love the contrast between the youth and a modern pose and the very old building he is in. The tilt works well here, IMO.
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04/01/2008 08:34:13 AM
Very cool shot. I like the way the child is not at the same angle as everything else.
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