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Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: at my desk
Date: Sep 23, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2009

this is my friend Daniel.
we wanted to take a picture representing the dorian gray story.
So, I came with an idea to put an old picture from my gallery on the computer screen behind him.
since it was taken at the office , we couldn't really light the cigarette, though, I think it was better with some smoke and the right hand off the frame.
post:converted to B&W. used a little graduated filter darken small area on the right upper corner.

I think that if that was on specifiec story challenge, it could take a ribbon, in this challenge maybe in top 20..

Place: 51 out of 400
Avg (all users): 6.3478
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.2574
Avg (non-participants): 6.5946
Views since voting: 918
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 138
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/08/2009 04:50:14 AM
WOW 51st place! THX ! ...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 07:13:19 PM
Nice sharp focus lighting is great too.
10/06/2009 03:37:20 AM
My favourite!! Great b/w capture. Good luck for the ribbon!
10/04/2009 06:30:09 PM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for my Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: This is a very well executed and conceived image - an intriguing set up.

Critical stuff: I'm about as anti-smoking as they come so I'm never going to be a fan of this image. Photographically it feels too close but perhaps it's just me recoiling as I would in real life.

Overall: An interesting vision, skilfully executed.
10/04/2009 10:21:35 AM
This is really cool. Nice detail and great job on the B&W.
10/04/2009 03:53:07 AM
Excellent representation of the title. Your photography is perfect. I look forward to seeing a ribbon for you. Oscar Wilde would be proud. 10
10/03/2009 01:02:46 AM
Excellent potrait , would have liked the background just a tad darker to give a little more seperation , bumping to an 8
10/02/2009 06:06:04 AM
Posed obviously, but very well done and effective.
10/01/2009 12:08:33 PM
Great idea and nice capture. I wish his out of focus right hand wasn't there though. 8
10/01/2009 11:05:09 AM
Very clever! Congrats!

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