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Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Downtown Reykjavík, Iceland.
Date: Oct 18, 2008
Aperture: f2,8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

This is actually just a snapshot, taken downtown Reykjavik. The Icelandic Parliament is in the background. I was just walking along and happened to have my camera with me and the 50 mm on it. Looked to the right and saw this girl, looked quickly through the viewfinder and made the shot. Split of a second later the moment was gone.

Place: 36 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.5981
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0698
Avg (non-participants): 5.7349
Views since voting: 1039
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 209
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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11/04/2008 08:18:45 AM
Hello from the Critique Club, here are my thoughts on your photo:

Initial thoughts - a good take on the challenge theme with an amusing and very appropriate title thta compliments the photo.

Technicals - exposure was always going to be a hard one to nail, with the large tonal range. I would say that you have very marginally over-exposed: there is some detail in the dog's coat, but the overall brightness of the white makes the detail hard to pick out. The composition is right, given the constraints of candid photography; the diagonal of the path, echoed by the diagonal of the lead is pleasing, although the placement of some elements of the background, notably the bush in the left of frame is, for me at least, less beneficial to the shot. Did you explore any other crops? I masked off below the second row of windows, and found a crop that I felt had more impact, but as with all things compositional, it comes down to subjective aesthetics and opinion. I do find the slight tilt to the right somewhat uncomfortable, although it may be that it gives a greater sense of presence to the woman.

Overall impression - an interesting commentary on a clearly affluent and fashion-conscious lifestyle that is a subtle but very valid take on the challenge.

If you have any queries, do send me a PM.
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10/29/2008 07:06:00 PM
I can't believe this didn't score north of 6! You were


This feels like the perfect "Paris Hilton" sort of affluence (to the point of depravity).
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10/29/2008 01:03:52 AM
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fun approach to the challenge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 04:55:16 PM
nice idea, title and composition.
The dog is unfortunately overexposed (on my monitor at least). Good luck
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10/26/2008 09:55:09 PM
I think this photo is a little over exposed but i still really like it - the content and the title are hilarious!
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10/26/2008 06:31:58 PM
Very nice. Perfect for the challenge and one of my ribbon pic's. Back to bump you up to 8.
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10/26/2008 06:22:41 PM
the quintessential skeleton (my word for that kind of woman!). Great shot!
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10/23/2008 11:42:26 AM
iDog - that is so funny
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10/23/2008 06:17:07 AM
very nice capture, super chic subject, well done!
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10/23/2008 12:32:57 AM
Definitely affluent. The picture (with the subjects caught in action) looks a little paparazzi-ish. The colors over the grey stone look great though.
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10/22/2008 11:54:43 PM
This made me laugh out loud. Great idea : )
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10/22/2008 06:42:18 PM
I think a tighter crop wouldve been better.
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10/22/2008 02:29:13 PM
Cute! Great choice for background - it goes so well with the subjects!
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10/22/2008 01:27:48 PM
Lovely image!
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10/22/2008 06:10:43 AM
nice composition. message conveyed!
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