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Never mind the score, I already got a 10
Never mind the score, I already got a 10

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Challenge: Silhouette At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f/4 ED VR
Date: Jun 9, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2011

A special thanks to my wife for standing on our balcony in 95 degree heat and suffocating humidity, trying not to laugh while we kissed about 50 times to get the shot :)


I have to say I'm a little disappointed at how this one turned out. My monitor at home is calibrated and has pretty high contrast, so when I submitted it, I thought it looked pretty good, with just a little bit of the subjects' faces having a faint glow, with the rest of them blacked out. I checked this image at work after I submitted it, and I could clearly see that I didn't black them out nearly enough. Good lesson for me, though: I need to either adjust my home monitor or check my shots from 2 different computers to make sure it looks right!

Place: 21 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.0265
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.1951
Views since voting: 958
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 151
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/02/2011 04:15:54 PM
I like the contrast between the dark body shapes and the angular structured light background.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2011 04:05:43 AM
So sweet...in fact you can make it silhouette on pp.
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06/15/2011 04:22:11 PM
nice.. but wish it all silhouette with no appearing faces
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06/15/2011 12:59:13 AM
This would have been awesome with more contrast! 6
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06/13/2011 09:29:19 PM
I'm considering giving you a 1 just because you're A FOOT AWAY FROM HER!!! Get in there man! ;)
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06/11/2011 10:13:45 PM
7... I love the mood of this... but want the silhouettes to be sharper.
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06/10/2011 12:12:27 PM
This is a great silhouette shot. Great backdrop. Nicely posed by the 2 models. Super.
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06/10/2011 11:55:23 AM
Are you getting comments that you can still see detail in their faces thus it isn't a silhouette? I have to agree. The definition is dimly lit, not jet black. Ok, I'll get off of my soap box. Just wanted to vent because I'm getting those sorts of comments on mine. :)
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06/10/2011 10:04:17 AM
Beautiful photo with great use of lines and light. I don't know if it's just me being narrow minded, bu the light on their faces screams "not silhouette" to me.
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06/10/2011 08:38:46 AM
Not quite a silhouette, I can see lots of detail, especially their faces.
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06/10/2011 08:34:03 AM
ITs one railing short of a ten. great concept.
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06/10/2011 01:59:10 AM
Great shot of you guys!
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06/10/2011 01:55:30 AM
good background, a bit cheesy of a pose. With this being advance editing, I would have liked for the couple to have been just a bit more silhouetted. Black and white was a good choice for this, it comes off as being film noir-ish.
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06/10/2011 12:34:08 AM
One of the only a few that actually meet the challenge of fun, scary or sexy.
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