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Challenge: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Hardwick, NJ
Date: May 22, 2011
Aperture: 5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2011

completely contrived shot at the ruin of a stone church. b/w in camera.

Place: 43 out of 97
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Votes: 160
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06/08/2011 08:46:54 AM
We meet again, Meester Bond... er... Posthumous! Welcome back to the Critique Zone.

Interesting shot - not a classic of your style I would say, but you are one of the few I have seen who has managed to inject some real contrast and richness into the b/w - Kudos for that.

Technically: Not a lot to say, its obviously very sound, so only opinion remains. I did think initially that you could have gone for a narrower DoF, but then it occurs to me that you wanted to show the 'ruins', so that wouldn't help.

Artistically: Classic bit of framing and rule of thirds, nice light and dark etc. If I had one criticism, it would be that I would like to see a little more of the runined model - maybe just far enough across the windowsill to see both elbows and enjoy the triangular geometry you would achieve, but that it just personal taste.

Nice shot, good story but (for me) not really up there with your best work. Get back out there dammit!

Happy hunting,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2011 07:44:37 PM
Well I like the contrast between the near and for wall. And there's a story. This is a good idea.
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05/30/2011 11:16:38 PM
Good combination of shape, form, tones. It does beg a few questions - what is in ruins? The person or the structure?
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05/29/2011 04:39:28 PM
Great image and composition. A bit washed out but it's understandable under challenge entry rules.
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