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The thinking man?
The thinking man?

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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My home
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nude, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2004

My first challenge. Simply added a border. Thank you X for posing.

Place: 76 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.5495
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6042
Views since voting: 1592
Votes: 202
Comments: 8
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04/30/2004 02:18:07 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I concur with all the positive statements below!

In this image, I see a bold use of silhouette, and a bold crop/frame, which shows this man's strength and enhances the form of the subject. The title is 'The Thinking Man,' but I see more strength here than thinking. Your cropping is very nice, and like any good art, takes our attention right to where it needs to be and communicates in the smallest possible way what needs to be communicated. If you ever wanted to crop more, you could probably get away with cropping more of the head to focus on the frame the body makes with the silhouette.

The lighting is nice for this shot, and is good for making the silhouette, but soft enough to avoid harsh highlights. You may want to think about simplifying your background and sharpening just a little.

Overall, a nice shot! I enjoy looking at it, and have enjoyed studying it. Keep up the good work!

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04/26/2004 04:32:06 PM
Originally posted by heida:

Great shot, love the duetone

no duetone
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2004 02:18:11 PM
Great shot, love the duetone
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04/20/2004 01:43:05 AM
YOu did a nice job with this shot. I know it's personal preference but, I would prefer not seeing the top right corner light distraction. Other would say it forms the head visually so, it's just my nit. Nice work.
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04/19/2004 02:49:53 PM
I like it. I think it could have been cropped even tighter, so the top right light part goes away. Not sure whether the background should have a more even light distribution or not.
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04/19/2004 02:02:40 PM
Nicely done. In this case I don't think the black border adds anything. Nice rom lighting on the head.
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04/19/2004 11:40:36 AM
I like the way the silhouette blends with the order.
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04/19/2004 04:43:03 AM
Nice portrait and wonderful use of framing to merge into the silhouette making this as much about the negative space as about the subject. Superbly composed.
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