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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Apr 13, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2009

Shot this by holding camera out with my hand tourist style. Put my face in the sun out my window put a -2 ev and took a few shots.

I hope anti smokers dont make this into an issue. Maybe I should title it 'cancer awaits' or something cheesy like that

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Place: 37 out of 196
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Views since voting: 733
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 179
Comments: 6
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04/22/2009 08:25:23 AM
Oh Panos I thought this was very cool and I would have expected it to finish higher. I love how the sun is highlighting just part of your face (great clarity btw for a hand-held shot) and the cigarette really enhances the noir-like feel. Now on to the anti-smoking part of my message... :P

Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2009 10:26:33 PM
A good demonstration of how to use natural lighting to set mood and create a provacative image. The transitions are perfect and it's a good use of both subject and space. Well done.
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04/18/2009 02:09:24 AM
Nice job with the lighting, used well to add mystery; this makes me want to grow my beard again. 8
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04/16/2009 04:44:31 AM
looks as though this has come out of a 'Clint Eastwood' movie , very moody , well done
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04/15/2009 10:36:37 PM
I can hear that spaghetti western music playing in the background. I love that tiny glint of light in his right eye (our left). Cool shadow and use of negative space. I like it.
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04/15/2009 01:30:27 PM
Excellent example of how lighting can create a mood, and really direct the eye. Love it. Can't decide if a tiny bit more light on his left eye (just a glint) might have added a bit of mystery.
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