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for a moment...everything else seemed to fade away
for a moment...everything else seemed to fade away
kellmak10


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Challenge: Dance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-H20
Location: in my kitchen in deming wa
Date: Feb 23, 2010
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/5 sec
Galleries: Action, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

tried to take a pic of me and my boyfriend dancing, used a light from the top, with camera on a tripod above us. i used the 10sec delay so i can go get in the shot with him. was trying to put all the focus on us. tried to crop to it looked like we would be dancing into the rest of the frame. played with the contrast, saturation, and brightness a bit, then resized to fit requirements.

i am very pleased with how this pictured placed even though i knew it had some issues... the man's watch drove me crazy as soon as i put the pic on the computer, and i had to darken that shadows to reduce the wierd glare i was getting off the background, in my personal copy of this i was able to change those things (expcept for the watch), but didn't for the challenge since i was worried about breaking basic editing rules, ...i wasn't even going to enter this challenge since i thought it was the harder of the 2 challenges, but decided i'd go for it anyway and push my own limits... i'm so glad i did, because now i have (what i think is) a great photo of me and my boyfriend, and i have so enjoyed hearing all the contrasting views and opinions on this photo. thanks for all the wonderful input

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.4932
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.0667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5417
Views since voting: 1934
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 294
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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04/01/2010 03:43:37 PM
This is another great image of yours I found looking at your top entries. I'm trying to comment more, during voting I gave you a 7. You were very deserving of your top 10 finish
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03/17/2010 05:52:11 PM
Beautiful shot and a SP too! I love pictures that tell a story. :)
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03/07/2010 01:27:03 AM
Very warm and very real - congrats on your new personal best and a top ten finish! Definitely worth the effort!
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03/05/2010 12:11:54 AM
I'm glad to see people using this site have taste! It's a great picture even knowing the things you would change. Can't wait to see your next picture. Congrats on the high placing.
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03/03/2010 12:29:56 PM
This got a ten from me. If I'd have known it was a SP, I'da given you an 11. *grin*

Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2010 10:36:44 PM
aawww I like this one its so sweet
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03/02/2010 12:49:41 PM
Nice lighting but do not like the crop. also remove watches for effect.
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03/02/2010 04:05:49 AM
Excellent light & mood in the shot. Love the "dead space" as well
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02/28/2010 07:12:16 PM
Love the negative space.
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02/28/2010 07:12:13 PM
Nice, intimate photo. I wish there was more definition in the faces, though. 7
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02/28/2010 10:22:48 AM
like this idea but i think there needsto be more light on the mans mouth to fully show the expression.
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02/26/2010 03:56:47 PM
Nicely done.
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02/26/2010 11:14:17 AM
Good effort, I wish there was a little less shadow on the male dancer's face
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02/26/2010 07:14:03 AM
Nice feel, and interaction
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02/24/2010 10:38:57 PM
I like this a lot even though I can come up with a bunch of reasons not to - excess negative space, man's chin hidden by shadow, wristwatch as a distraction ... all overcome by the implied glimpse into a relationship with our imagination filling in the context. Glad to see this hauntingly intimate capture.
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02/24/2010 08:41:52 PM
love the expressions and the low key and the thirds and everything about this shot actually. so simple and effective.

i had to go back after voting on everybody's photos and declare this as the clear winner.
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02/24/2010 08:14:47 PM
Neat composition and nice job on the lighting.
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02/24/2010 07:47:37 PM
Love this shot. Nice and clean. Great lighting. Great mood.
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02/24/2010 04:30:06 PM
Wonderful image
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02/24/2010 04:13:38 PM
great lighting
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02/24/2010 02:10:36 PM
great! love the negative space, love the lighting; great set up; job well done!
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02/24/2010 04:06:31 AM
Nice simple shot, some more light on his check would have helped.
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02/24/2010 02:22:00 AM
Very heavy shadows from only one light source.
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02/24/2010 01:36:55 AM
really nice lighting
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02/24/2010 12:48:26 AM
Lovely moment you captured here. Love the huge negative space. 9
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02/24/2010 12:45:14 AM
Love the low key look, I really like how they fade to black. Nicely done.
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02/24/2010 12:29:19 AM
I love the way you have lighted the subject and kept so much black surrounding them. Great emotion.
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