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Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Gatineau
Date: May 1, 2004
Aperture: 7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2004

Shot in my backyard. The sun was setting and I took this photo while it was behind a cloud but still managed to do something good with it. :-)

Place: 4 out of 443
Avg (all users): 6.5952
Avg (commenters): 7.9394
Avg (participants): 6.4483
Avg (non-participants): 6.8174
Views since voting: 2311
Votes: 289
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)

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05/12/2004 05:30:35 PM
So close my friend, so close!!! ARGH!
05/12/2004 01:57:25 PM
Thanks for all your comments! The face was over-ex on purpose to contrast nicely with the rust.

I actually never thought about cropping it tighter on the face. It does make sense! :-)
05/12/2004 06:21:20 AM
I thought I would see this amongst the ribbons.
Great shot.
My original comment during the challenge was very lengthy and so I decided to cut it..but it was based on the same comment as "Whagerbaumer" made about cutting the image off at the eyebrow..it definitely added impact to the image for me when I held my hand up to the screen and viewed the image without the hairline and ear.One of the pictures where a fifty/fifty compositional split works well.
Great work though..well done
05/12/2004 01:06:01 AM
I really like this shot because of the stunning human element. Well done!
05/12/2004 12:08:28 AM
So close!! Well done on making it this far! :) Well done indeed!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 11:20:04 PM
Oh this is terrific! I wish the model wasn't quite so washed out, because otherwise the picture is perfect. Marvelous job with the focus. I wonder what a blue eyed model would do to this idea. Doesn't matter. Great job.
05/11/2004 09:57:53 PM
Hope that didn't get in her eye...it looks like she's got conjunctivitis or a major stye brewing or something. Interesting perspective. Wonderful clarity.
05/11/2004 09:54:30 PM
Very original shot! I love it! Lighting, contrast, focus are top notch! A winner in my book :) 10
05/11/2004 03:59:15 PM
Brialliant and original!
05/11/2004 11:16:34 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 8
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 10
Total Averaged Rating 7.75 Dick
05/11/2004 10:16:30 AM
Great clarity and DoF.
05/11/2004 09:26:34 AM
Very creative. I would like to see this image more tightly cropped so that the white skin wasn't bordered by hair.
05/11/2004 07:44:42 AM
05/09/2004 01:31:35 PM
Interesting, creative composition. A nice change from looking at all the shots with only rust in them :)
05/09/2004 09:50:38 AM
Good matching of colors. The skin is overexposed, which draws the eye to the left. By croppin goff the ear, and perhaps the hair, the focus might have been drawn back to the center of the picture. Great idea, great focus.
05/08/2004 07:00:27 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 6
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 5
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 6
05/08/2004 09:58:21 AM
Very very good. I have nothing bad to say at all. After seeing so many boring rusted chains and cars I'm giving you a 10. Good job!
05/08/2004 02:53:12 AM
OOOOhhh, I like, the face might be alittle over exposed though
05/08/2004 01:11:00 AM
Good idea--good shot. Like it.
05/07/2004 11:00:11 PM
Outstanding! Way to make rust interesting. One of my favorites.
05/07/2004 12:13:32 PM
Great photo 10/10
05/07/2004 01:57:04 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. There is really nothing else to say.
05/06/2004 11:04:28 PM
Take a look at this with the left side cropped all the way to the end of the eyebrow.
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05/06/2004 09:37:52 PM
awesome portrait. 9
05/06/2004 08:54:18 PM
good outside the box thinking
05/06/2004 04:38:55 PM
great composition, and good range of tones
05/06/2004 12:54:03 PM
skin is a little bright, but it's a nice shot ... 8
05/06/2004 10:54:00 AM
Simple but very effective.
An excellent image and the best I`ve viewed so far.
Well done
05/05/2004 11:59:06 PM
This is very interesting, and it definitely caught my eye. 10 for originality.
05/05/2004 11:39:08 PM
What a beautiful eye and surroundings. Perfect exposure. And on the right side the rust has a nice feel although a bit soft. Compositionally... that's a different story. 1) The little triangle at the bottom left corner (ear I believe) detracts a bit and would be easy to crop out. 2) Even though the right side is about the right proportion for me, it seems a bit "contrived." Finally your title "Hiding" seems inappropriate - the person with that eye WANTS to be seen. Hope this makes sense - because I really like what you did here.
05/05/2004 09:58:49 PM
The eye so beautifully complements the rust. So crisp and intense.
05/05/2004 09:21:29 PM
really enjoyed this one, colors are beautiful; especially as the rust seems to be reflected in the eyes and hair of your subject. The subject appears as worn emotionally as the metal is worn chemically, physically. Jagged and raw, thank you for a great shot
05/05/2004 02:30:02 PM
I like this idea. Creative idea. I do think the eye needs some clean-up. I would start by removing the red on the lower lid.....that or really play that up with make-up.Then crop out the left more and level the shot, it's tilted to the left a bit.
05/05/2004 01:57:30 PM
Really striking image. I like the human element. Incidently, this model looks quite a bit like me (at least in the eyes). Maybe it is the ethnically ambiguous similarity?
05/05/2004 01:04:59 PM
I like the contrast and how the eye almost looks rusted as well. At first I wasn't sure about the overly bright face, but decided that I like that also.
05/05/2004 12:13:22 PM
I like the contrast of the edge of the rust to the face. Was the model allergic to something? Sad?
05/05/2004 11:16:29 AM
Interesting shot - I love the combination of rust and the model's face. Good focu and clarity. High score from me!
05/05/2004 02:16:41 AM
really nice !
05/05/2004 01:03:16 AM
Very clever. Nice.

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