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Reading on a Cold Winter Night
Reading on a Cold Winter Night

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Challenge: Contre-Jour II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A200
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: In-Laws living room, Toddville, IA
Date: Dec 8, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/13 sec
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2009

Wasn't planning on entering but I looked up and saw the light hanging over my wifes head so I snapped a few shots. I think they came out alright. If I had grabbed my tripod and cleaned up a little to I probably could have had a pretty decent shot.

Place: 132 out of 164
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Votes: 205
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12/22/2009 02:44:02 PM
Hello! You have requested a comment from the critique club:

First Impression/Opinion: while it definitely fits the challenge, i am at first distracted by the furniture before i even look up to see the light! the shadow on top of the ceiling is cool though! i don\'t see a definite clear subject

Composition: there seems to be two main subjects here that are fighting for attention your wife and the light. a different angle may have helped get one or the other the main focus. The furniture seems to be cluttering up the image also.

Post Processing: i see a yellowish color tint to the image. I don\'t know if that was intentional but i think black and white may have been a better choice. More contrast may have made those shadows give more impact also.

Challenge Criteria: definitely fits the challenge

good luck on your future challenges!

Message edited by author 2009-12-22 14:47:15.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2009 01:36:18 AM
Image meets challenge. I would prefer a closer shot low down of her reading with the light above her head and less room clutter. More impact.
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12/15/2009 12:45:14 AM
I like this concept, but I think, the contrast would need to be stronger (the shadows darker).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2009 09:52:12 PM
Cool shadows being cast by the light. 7
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12/09/2009 04:42:02 PM

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