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Happy Hour
Happy Hour

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New York City
Date: Jul 27, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2008

This was wildly underexposed. I lightened it in post-processing and tried to reduce the noise without over-smoothing. The photo is not at all sharp and is unlikely to score well for that reason, let alone for whatever other aspects people may not like (composition, expression...). However, something about it reminds me of an oil painting, and I like the ambiguous subject.

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So, this entry fared poorly, as I felt it would. I'm glad a few people liked it, and it actually got less abuse than I expected.

I have to laugh at a few of the comments, like the one saying "she doesn't look very happy" -- did he miss the irony, or am I missing his? Or maybe "happy hour" isn't used in the UK? I also got a comment about cropping out the bottom of the photo, because a friend suggested the same thing before I submitted the photo, and I argued with her about it. Maybe I should have listened? :-D

Place: 459 out of 524
Avg (all users): 4.9333
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9921
Avg (non-participants): 4.7436
Views since voting: 673
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 165
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 09:46:32 AM
a blur really...
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08/04/2008 08:13:39 PM
a very good candid! there's a bit of a blur but not so much that a bit of shapening won't cure
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2008 04:15:48 PM
She doesn't look very happy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2008 08:45:56 AM
Soft and mysterious.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/01/2008 01:44:34 PM
The bottom part of the photo should have been cropped out
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/01/2008 08:27:35 AM
just too dark
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08/01/2008 08:11:46 AM
Great available-light capture. Well done!
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