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Manneq Oppressive
Manneq Oppressive

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: SPA Studios (Seattle, WA)
Date: Jan 17, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

This is from a 5-minute challenge at Dean Zulich's workshop at SPA earlier this month. We literally were timed, and had a whopping 5 minutes to come up with the concept and get results with one strobe only (I chose a softbox). Was really tough/intense, but I love the results. This is Leah - she was outstanding.

B&W conversion in CS3
cloned out some dents & writing on the mannequin
add border (top only)
On the final product, I'll completely black out the border, but wanted to make sure that I didn't get nailed for adding space, so I ket it as an actual border.

A bit unusual for a Free Study, and just hoping it will stand out. :O)

Place: 85 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.0366
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.9910
Avg (non-participants): 6.1321
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 164
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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02/09/2009 08:29:28 PM
I scream at my mannequins too. ;-) Great job, Rob.
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02/08/2009 01:37:24 AM
Five minutes for the gold I'd say. Great job and another under-rated shot.
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02/08/2009 01:17:11 AM
There may be many good pictures in the challenge, but there
are few which you create a warm resonance within you. As I was browsing the free-study for such pictures, I came across this. You might have only 5 minutes to come up or create this picture. But what you have done is wonderful (at least, a 10 from me!)

Congratulations on the wonderful capture! :-).


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02/08/2009 12:47:41 AM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!

freaky and fun (and Leah is not usually that angry: what did you do, man, what did you say?)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 10:11:27 PM
This is my own personal voting scale. It's merely an huble opinion, based on whatever limited photography knowledge I have. You have all right to agree/disagree with me.

Composition(2): 1
Focus/Sharpness(2): 1
Lighting/Exposure(2): 1
Meeting Challenge(2): 2
WOW factor(2): 1
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02/07/2009 12:47:24 PM
The contrast between the quiet, almost serene, calm mannequin and the aggressive 'in your face' pose of the model is well handled and provides for an interesting image.
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02/06/2009 02:50:43 AM
Nice. A bit more of her neck in shot would be better IMO. 7
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02/03/2009 01:08:04 AM
Makes me think of Grace Jones. Beautiful B/W.
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02/02/2009 03:42:39 PM
This looks fantastic. I'm not really liking that the edge of the border on top is clearly visible while the border on bottom fades up seamlessly into the shot, though the unusual shot and dramatic feel make up for it. Very cool work.
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02/01/2009 04:39:10 PM
Interesting lighting and composition
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02/01/2009 12:19:18 PM
great image!
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02/01/2009 10:17:59 AM
Weird and artful!!!
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