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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Nov 23, 2008
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

It amazes me how a slightly unusual border can bother so much. It will only make me use them even more.

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Statistics
Place: 19 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.6415
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.6636
Avg (non-participants): 6.5962
Views since voting: 1763
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 159
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/24/2009 12:03:14 PM
I too like the border (and I'm not, generally, a border person). But this is kind of like reading a book -quality border. It fits with the tilt. Congrats on the creativity and light!
Penny Street
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01/10/2009 02:13:12 PM
I like the border - gives him something to lean against. He could have a bit at his feet too if you were so inclined. How did you light this? Feels integrated but I suspect you used lights? And how did you get ahold of Leonardo DiCaprio? Tones are excellent as always. I like the subtle touch of the fade to desat sorta thing.
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12/17/2008 12:13:50 PM
Fantastic lighting on top of a beautiful scene and intriguing border. How come I didn't see this one before?! +fav
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12/09/2008 09:38:44 AM
i love the unusual border :]
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12/09/2008 12:11:16 AM
So well done, Richard. Congrats on top 20
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2008 08:23:47 PM
Richard. I've no words for this image of yours. You don t shot photography... You create art!
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12/08/2008 09:29:32 AM
Love the border. The picture on the right sort of ruins it.

Hmm. That doesn't make much sense. Does the opposite make any more sense?

The border at least gives him something to be leaning against. Seems to be lovely light and that one lone tree seems vaguely surreal or at least into the realm of painting, with complete control of the background elements.
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12/08/2008 06:05:51 AM
dude, you're one of my hero's on this site!
this is a great shot indeed, reminded me of some movie with johnny depp in it. or was it leonardo di caprio...;)
oh and i like the border, just so you know!
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12/08/2008 01:11:06 AM
this shot is gooood.

hope to see more "unusual border"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2008 12:33:19 AM
This was my top pick! Congrats on the top 20 placing, man! : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 02:52:58 PM
Beautiful image. I really like the tones and the lighting. I'm not in love with the black bar on the left. I hope it's a part of the original view because if it's added SC might not consider it a frame. Matters not to me, this is 9 material! Congrats.
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12/06/2008 12:43:38 PM
The shot and the PP are excellent, but the border kinda ruins it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2008 12:22:48 PM
I love the lighting in this. Has a very storybook feel to it. Would interested in knowing the setup and post processing.
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12/06/2008 11:24:37 AM
Odd! Love the exposure and the idea. The tree at the back really makes the shot for me.
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12/05/2008 10:51:51 PM
Kind of odd the way he's leaning. I'm not sure what I am supposed to be seeing here. Maybe if I read French...
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12/05/2008 01:31:15 PM
LOVE this --- the processing, the detail, the colors, the composition, his outfit, the tree in the background. One of my absolute favs in the FS. IMO just lose the border and a tad more below his right foot. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2008 09:37:52 AM
I like the feel of this and I love the tree's silhouette in the background. Bare feet was a great touch.
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12/05/2008 06:57:10 AM
The composition, pose, dressing, background but mainly the light give this image the look and feel of a 17th century Netherlands painting (and I don't mind much the band on the left, though I think I could do without it). Very beautiful indeed.

(not voting)
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12/04/2008 06:12:36 PM
great lighting and great composition, really like this
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12/04/2008 12:03:11 PM
The way he is leaning feels unnatural. Cool photo though.
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12/03/2008 10:50:19 PM
WOW!
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12/03/2008 05:00:26 PM
Great image. The processing is fantastic.
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12/03/2008 02:53:11 PM
Excellent shot all around. Love the classic old age feel of the shot. Don't think it needs that thick black border on the left. But then again without it he looks to be leaning way too much. Maybe add a border to the right side as well and it'll look like he's standing out of a door way but then that might be DQable. All in all if you had a shot with the young man in a different pose...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2008 09:57:11 PM
I wish his eyes were open. I like the processing and the leaning back (but not the border. (not voting yet)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2008 07:50:49 AM
This is pretty cool, don´t really get the black border on the left but it doesn´t really bother me. Dig the lighting and processing, it´s ace!
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12/01/2008 04:31:57 PM
well, for me this is a great photo. interesting the use of the black band on the left side for balancig the composition, isn't a frame I don't know if is regular but this isn't mine problem. really a good image. wait only now I see the little thin black border around the image... eheheh a good trick :)
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12/01/2008 09:16:20 AM
Oh that tree in juxtaposition with him. NICE ONE. :~)
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12/01/2008 05:15:24 AM
like the mood and lighting.
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