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Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: toronto
Date: Oct 20, 2002
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2002


Place: 175 out of 256
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Avg (commenters): 6.3333
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Views since voting: 823
Votes: 263
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11/25/2002 03:34:00 AM
The pirate—your subject is placed well—the three quarter position seems natural –the eye is drawn immediately to the figure. Then one follows the shadow and this is an interesting counterpoint to the figure. With a very plain background and a carpet as a base the photo is very simple and has little to distract the eye from the main subject You have used the rule of thirds to place your figure and this has added good compositional interest to the photo.
The focus is good on my monitor and there is good detail on the figure. This challenge is a difficult one to balance the exposure and you have done this well—the figure is not overexposed on the bright side of the pirate –there is not much detail in the shadow but I think that the very dark shadows make the shot very interesting. In some ways the shadow seems to take over the image and there is a good tension between the subjects shadow and the subject itself.
The texture of the carpet is brought out well with your lighting. I think your decision to go with black and white was correct because this is a photo that is almost an exercise in correctly using a single light source. I am sure there is not much of interest in the colours and the real subject is the interplay between light and shadow—in this way your photo meets the challenge directly.
In my opinion you have produced a photo that well shows the impact of a simple composition and a one light source. As I mentioned before this is almost a classic exercise. And this is part of the problem –although the photo is good, it is a textbook illustration of the impact of a one light source and has little emotional appeal to the viewer. Although having said that -- there is humour and I think that this saves the photo from being boring.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2002 05:01:00 PM
Nice shaddow!
10/26/2002 06:34:00 PM
Nice shot, but if you'd turned the figure round the other way, we could have seen the face too.
10/24/2002 10:29:00 PM
Good shadows, but the subject matter doesnt really appeal to me
10/24/2002 06:14:00 PM
I like the shadow, but the surroundings seem incongruis to the subject. 7 Swash
10/24/2002 09:01:00 AM
Interesting work :) The composition here is nice... I think that the directional lighting here works very well. The shadow here seems to be playing a rather major role, so accenting that shadow on a lighter background could possibly make a stronger image... also, letting this shadow stretch across the floor could create a neat effect also :) - setzler
10/23/2002 07:11:00 PM
Good job with the shadow. I'm not sure I like the carpet on the bottom. Use of sand would have been awesome. Keep up the good work. 8
10/22/2002 02:02:00 PM
A winner! 8 JEM
10/21/2002 08:38:00 PM
very creative and original, a little grainy.
10/21/2002 08:27:00 PM
10/21/2002 01:55:00 PM
I don't think b/w was a good choice for this weeks challenge.
10/21/2002 03:47:00 AM
Great shadow placement. It looks a bit grainy, high ISO?
10/21/2002 03:27:00 AM
Instead of your figure being on what looks to be carpet, maybe sand would have been more fitting. good capture of shadow.

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