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Challenge: Darkness II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: At Home
Date: May 5, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8 s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2009

a self portrait.
larger sheet of my kids' puzzle placed on the glass table. Put a 20W light underneath the table to illuminate my face through the hole left by lifting one puzzle piece from the sheet.
This was my idea for the table challenge, that I never got the time to execute. Now with less light for the darkness challenge... although this might have gone under the light II too... we'll see.
Lately I'm getting 5.x, so the prediction for this one is 5.42

Place: 18 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.1421
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1879
Views since voting: 1054
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 197
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 08:17:19 PM
At first I didn't like the shadow cast on the subject's face but after taking another look the puzzle piece outline actually adds to the shot. Well captured.
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05/11/2009 03:12:59 PM
Amazing work. It's not only about darkness: the darkness makes the link between the face and the hand.
With moreover a good composition and lighting, and a superb toning, this is a little jewel.
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05/11/2009 07:28:07 AM
Great creative idea. Nicely done with the use of the light.
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05/10/2009 01:44:51 PM
Very nice! Was it all lit by the, um, under-puzzle source, or is there a second light on the face? I'm guessing the former, but I'm a bit puzzled, um, having trouble working it out.
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05/09/2009 03:59:16 AM
I like what you have done with the lighting, I'm puzzled where it comes from :), is under the puzzle or there are two light sources
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05/06/2009 11:30:24 AM
The concentration on the puzzle is very palpable and filled with tension and purpose. The right on the edge white of the puzzle piece is a huge plus and gives the image some excellant contrast to the dark space. Looking higher at the image, the little pin point highlights on the subject's eye lids are an immediate distraction and impact the artistic component in a substantially negative way. It would have been within the rules to treat these highlights as hot pixels (which they are very similar to) and clone them out. Still, a very good image and technical capture. Well done.
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05/06/2009 11:11:21 AM
good effect - I can guess the source of inspiration
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05/06/2009 09:25:14 AM
Nicely executed
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05/06/2009 01:07:11 AM
cool composition but it didnt pop enough for me
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