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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: My room
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2008

I had a very restless evening tonight where I didn't know what to do with myself. The weather was dreadful so I couldn't go out and shoot - so to express my general ennui and lack of purpose I did a self-portrait of me wasting my life away on facebook. One simple conversion later and I was happy enough with the shot to use it for the free study. I was actually quite annoyed by how well this would have met the 'Every Pictures Tells a Story' challenge, but it was taken the day before it was announced. This won't score well, but as ever I hope some folks will appreciate it!

B&W conversion through channel mixer, some selective USM and some dodge and burn.

POST-CHALLENGE: Very pleased and surprised that this scored so well - it was at 6.55 at one point in mid-week. Ultimately it dipped just below what I needed for a new PB but I'll keep trying!

Thanks very much for the positive comments!

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.2075
Avg (non-participants): 6.6585
Views since voting: 1043
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 147
Comments: 18
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/17/2008 03:32:59 PM
I keep coming back to this one. Everything is perfect, from the glow of the laptop, to the reflection amongst the glittering raindrops, to the faint outline of the mug in the shadows. The subtle but intense emotion you've captured is so powerful. I've been wandering through your portfolio, and have really been enjoying how many of your other photographs also share this unusual quality. Keep up the stunning work! :)
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05/14/2008 09:44:27 AM
What a beautiful view you have from your room. I loved all the aspects of lighting in this one but my fave thing was being able to see all those raindrops on the window. Congrats on a good score!
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05/08/2008 03:59:44 PM
Your commenters really liked it (including me - I gave you an 8). You do excellent black and white - keep it up.
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05/08/2008 09:27:20 AM
I love the darkness and the contrast.
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05/08/2008 05:38:00 AM
Great shot, really tells a good story
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 08:25:36 PM
I really like this photo, especially the lighting and contrast
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05/07/2008 01:04:52 PM
Very nice concept. Nice work indeed.
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05/07/2008 01:01:06 PM
This is really quite good in my opinion. I like the way the monitor lights his face; lovelthe raindrops on the windwo and the scene beyond.
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05/07/2008 01:56:15 AM
Thats me!!! LOL always behind the computer...
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05/06/2008 12:38:34 PM
this would have been improved by not having the cup in the foreground 7
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05/06/2008 04:29:35 AM
Now this is a great piece of work, straight out of a film, horror movie perhaps, sky looks creepy, rain always adds to the depressive mood, or in some cases leads to good moods, but nights on these PC's suck! 7
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05/05/2008 12:16:43 PM
I take it you just hit the update button? Nice B&W photo and the model portrays the emotion quite well.
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05/05/2008 12:12:40 AM
I'm not sure how this will score overall, but I love it. Lots of contrast, texture and it tells a story. Some great details all over this one. I do need to know what is on his screen. It could be a report for school that is due in the morning, or he could be agonizing over a poor freestudy score.
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05/03/2008 04:05:16 PM
wow, that could be me most of the time. the raindrops on the window add alot to your picture
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05/01/2008 07:29:19 PM
Really like this shot. Has a great feel to it with the rain on the windows and seeing the lights in the distance. Love the light from the computer lighting the face. Excellent shot well done. 10 from me
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05/01/2008 06:04:31 PM
You captured the mood all right! I love your lighting, reflections and the rainy clouds.
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05/01/2008 08:05:38 AM
now this is good, very well done indeed, good crisp clean feel to it, the bw works so well in your favour, the rain drops are just perfect, good interesting subject, 10 across the board!
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05/01/2008 12:38:48 AM
Really neat lighting. love the rain drops on the window.
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