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The wait is on
The wait is on

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Challenge: Waiting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Manayunk in Philadelphia, Pa
Date: Jun 6, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Snapshot, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2004

Converted to Grayscale
Levels: Input 20, 1.83, 217
Brightness/Contrast: -5/+28
Unsharp Mask: 125% amount
2.7 Radius
12 Threshold

Place: 201 out of 309
Avg (all users): 4.7133
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.5075
Avg (non-participants): 4.8868
Views since voting: 665
Votes: 293
Comments: 8
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06/21/2004 11:24:04 AM
From the Critique Club:
I do not know if this guy lives here and is waiting for mail or waiting for a friend to pick him up. Ambiguity further opens up the picture for more detail critism. Example: Why 400 ISO? There is nothing moving in the composition. I will assume you opted for the dof, but due to all the white and the size of the figure I would have taken a reflective meter reading. I think the image should be sharper. To avoid using a meter you could have bracketed the exposure. Then it is the cropping. Had subject back-up a bit, to preserve the chosen background selection, you could have included the feet, since this is not a portrait, lesser facial definition is not critical.
Of course, you were on the right track because the composition has a nice feel. He is definately waiting and with the head turned and looking into negative space is very nice. Hands in pocket also helps convey that there is nothing else to do but wait. I would safely say you are on the right track. Before you even take the pictures, begin to visualize the shot and always shoot a variation of the same idea
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2004 10:13:08 AM
what exactly is he waiting for?
06/11/2004 11:48:50 AM
I like this photo. It is kinda funny due to the fact that I can relate. Nice shot.
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06/10/2004 07:08:55 AM
Photo seems a bit overexposed.
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06/09/2004 06:31:16 PM
which way do I go?
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06/09/2004 09:01:25 AM
framing is off with his feet cut out of the bottom of the image.
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06/09/2004 03:45:06 AM
Nice lighting. It feels kinda weird to me to have his feet cut off.
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06/09/2004 02:51:13 AM
Slightly overexposed areas. Good topic.
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