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"Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness"
"Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness"
Loki


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Feet (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Studio
Date: Aug 6, 2004
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250th of a second
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2004

I had old shoes and socks, and decided to take a somber shot. I used a studio at my work. It was taken with 8:1 lighting.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.9282
Avg (commenters): 8.5263
Avg (participants): 6.5814
Avg (non-participants): 7.2018
Views since voting: 2719
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 195
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/17/2005 03:57:46 PM
Awesome. Had I not seen that it was a studio shot, I'd think it was genuinely candid. This is a true work of art.
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07/17/2005 01:02:58 PM
Great job. My hero.
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10/26/2004 10:59:26 PM
Ok... First I was amazed by your "Tricolor Lisa" and then I see this picture, not only is it great, but that was my idea for the "poverty challenge"... No hard feelings (I'm too late for the challenge anyway), again, real nice work!
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10/09/2004 05:37:58 PM
I really like this shot. Especially that it is black and white. Wouldn't change a thing... Need a pedicure? :)
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08/16/2004 01:03:23 AM
Congratulations on your 5th placing. A very compelling image.
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08/16/2004 12:07:44 AM
Good job at setting mood. Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2004 08:12:50 PM
Love this shot... the tones are great & very appropriate. I like the title as well. I hope this wins but some with uncalibrated monitors may find this a bit dark. Perfefct to me. 10! Good luck!
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08/15/2004 05:30:17 PM
This is without doubt one of the best entries. I would be dissapointed if it does not at least attain top 3
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08/14/2004 12:52:43 PM
Great tones and very good choice of subject.
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08/14/2004 07:56:01 AM
Wonderful tonal contrasts and textures. Though I believe this to be flash lighting, the effect is very good, especially with the black background that isolates the feet so well. Very sobering message but very well done.
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08/13/2004 03:29:38 PM
This is doubtless an excellent photo - rich in tonal range and texture, full of detail and well composed. The only flaw in my view, is that these feet are bereft of the very context that led them to be this way.

For the cynics this is a staged shot reliant on the title to suggest it's a genuine subject - and the trainers/sneakers appear to be pretty decent apart from some carefully placed, crisply cut holes.

For those who aren't cynical and go for DPC aesthetic, it's a blue ribbon.

For me - I'm between the two. It's not perfect because of the lack of context which would add so much gravitas - of course it might still not satisfy cynics, but there would be more of a statement for its case.
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08/12/2004 10:43:21 AM
Good photo, the shoe is to obviously cut.
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08/12/2004 01:26:00 AM
The focus, position, and lighting and the simplicity of the shot made this photo one of the best in the challenge. 10.
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08/10/2004 06:04:16 PM
A beautiful image. One would never expect to see an image of feet being used so successfully to convey poverty. The black and white treatment focuses our attention on the textures of the worn and dirty socks and shoes. The jeans don't appear to be correspondingly dirty and worn though, which is a little strange. 8
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08/10/2004 04:49:52 AM
Nice idea, the tone fits very well with it. (8)
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08/10/2004 01:26:14 AM
Fantastic shot ... should go well
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08/09/2004 10:10:11 PM
Great shot - one of my favorites even though you can't see the whole foot ;)
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08/09/2004 08:50:08 PM
Very touching shot. Powerful
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08/09/2004 07:42:03 PM
Absolutely mavelously composed and executed. This should do very well. 10 from me.
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08/09/2004 07:00:00 PM
wonderful photo. Lovely lighting and premis.
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08/09/2004 06:56:22 PM
great shot , good composition, great colors
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08/09/2004 06:29:38 PM
great contrast and tonal range
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08/09/2004 01:15:06 AM
Outstanding. 10. My pick for third place.
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08/09/2004 01:13:28 AM
Excellent shot and an excellent title! Great tones and textures along with an insightful message.
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08/09/2004 01:05:15 AM
A well done composition. very emotive. good job!
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08/09/2004 12:43:51 AM
9 great shot
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08/09/2004 12:16:37 AM
I can't vote because I'm not a member yet, but this is a marvellously evocative picture. If I could vote, you'd have my ten.
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