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Where There is Little Hope
Where There is Little Hope

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Drama (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: Aug 21, 2009
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Nude
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2009

New Orleans, LA --
It was only 2 days ago that I took this photo, and yet, four years after what happened there there is still so much desolation and decay. This is but one of countless houses, stripped bare in and out.

Technical details: my assistant was too tired, so I used a bit more natural light on this shoot since he was sleeping in the car. Window to photo right, iso 3200.

Place: 37 out of 104
Avg (all users): 5.6650
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.7692
Avg (non-participants): 5.6398
Views since voting: 4462
Views during voting: 553
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/08/2009 03:41:32 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

You asked for your shot to have a comment from a member of the Critique Club.

This an emotive and stunning shot, very compelling.

The composition is excellent, the lighting is very well controlled with natural and ISO. Obviously it is grainy, but it only adds to the shot. POV is powerful, DOF is good, angle is excellent, leading lines spot on.

The only thing that I would say is to crop the top off, so the eye isn't drawn to the light area in the back.

well done on a fabulous image
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2009 04:57:07 AM
Freaky! I liked it!
08/31/2009 02:03:49 AM
The grain in this image is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT - don't let anyone tell you differently. Lighting is wonderful, composition is wonderful... sadly, this is one of those images that is underappreciated here at DPC because the technicals don't follow "the rules" - but breaking the rules works very, very well in some instances, like here.
08/28/2009 05:38:19 PM
best to challenge theme. 10.
08/28/2009 12:54:33 PM
Very powerful image.
08/27/2009 10:52:46 AM
looks like a capture form a movie... would have liked to see her face all dirty and smeared with blood looking up... 8
08/26/2009 10:54:29 PM
This is so wonderful I can't talk - - I love everything about it. Some might get on you for the noise...but it adds for me. 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2009 12:38:00 PM
I like that you used noise to add...well...drama to your image. Nicely done.
08/26/2009 09:52:48 AM
it will be nice if you reduse the brightness or icrease the contrast..perfect idea i liked the cross under the body (it will be better if you include it all)..did yoy take this pic in RAW?
08/26/2009 09:09:20 AM
nice n illustrative...cheers!
08/26/2009 06:29:03 AM
wow, this is cool, reminds me of the movie, the ring
08/26/2009 05:32:33 AM
good symbolism. I think that this should look good after a BW conversion. If it was not for the comp I would suggest doing some dodging and burning as well.

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