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DeoxyribonucleicWHAT?! The Life of a Student
DeoxyribonucleicWHAT?! The Life of a Student

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Challenge: Your Occupation (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 4700Z
Location: Bedroom
Date: Dec 14, 2002
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2002

Self portrait of me pretending to study.

Place: 4 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.9372
Avg (commenters): 7.8519
Avg (participants): 7.1124
Avg (non-participants): 6.7843
Views since voting: 4782
Votes: 191
Comments: 37
Favorites: 17 (view)

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07/25/2004 02:17:57 PM
A very good study. Good lighting and superb composition.
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11/03/2003 02:23:00 PM
09/18/2003 12:50:41 PM
You are really talented, Ben, I like your shots! Cheers, Alex
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12/23/2002 04:12:02 PM
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12/23/2002 02:00:14 AM
Great work, ben. I like the comment "pretending to study." I can definitely relate!
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12/23/2002 12:06:06 AM
Good Job little buddy.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2002 03:31:07 PM
Congrats on the POTD at DPC!!
12/22/2002 07:14:52 AM
I like the lighting and feel of this shot. Very well done. Don't forget to turn up the light when you read or you will hurt your eyes!! Good luck. DPz
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12/22/2002 06:42:46 AM
Excellent shot. Nice blur on the hand, and the lighting is fantastic. Well done.
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12/22/2002 12:55:33 AM
This is a wonderful portrait--well done--an image that will resound with students and ex students everywhere--beautiful colouring and lighting
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12/21/2002 07:18:37 PM
Composition and lighting. Just raised you to a 9. JEM
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12/20/2002 11:30:23 PM
I love the lighting.
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12/20/2002 07:38:41 PM
There are a LOT of elements that make a well felt mood. The browns in the wall,papers,clothes and face really tie the picture together well. I love how you melted the hair,book and shirt into the shadows to focus attention on the notes. The face skin texture is absolutely heaven perfection. The hint of hand motion breaks up the static elements ( this is very, very good!).I like the worn edge on the textbook and the triangle of elbow that repeats the other triangle elements. An excellent portrait....8..bullwinkle
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12/20/2002 09:34:25 AM
Very nice photo. Great lighting. Not sure what he is scratching in the notebook maybe drawing something from the text book or just being tired and letting his mind flow. I did that a lot.
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12/20/2002 05:32:27 AM
awesome lighting. is that where you work, at the rainforest cafe ? looks like you killed two challenge birds with one stone here. worth extra points +8
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12/19/2002 03:23:12 PM
The more I look at this picutre the more I like it. I like the soft lighting and the colors. I only wish that whatever you are writing didn't look so much like scribbling.
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12/18/2002 02:16:38 PM
my friend's gf used to work at rainforest cafe. we would get freebies. i liked the coconut chicken. the subtle lighting on this image works well.
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12/18/2002 03:01:48 AM
great lighting here.... not sure I like the angle though.... something like this with just the hand or the student with his head in his hands might be nice too :o)

lol shows what I know.. looks like ya won the photo of the day at the other DPC, congratz! guess I will raise your score :o)

if the contest was over I would give ya a congratz in the forums... but I am sure some wanker will bitch about it... good job!
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12/18/2002 02:31:13 AM
everything about this photo is fabulous---the clarity, the framing/composition and especially the lighting. awesome job!
12/17/2002 11:09:49 PM
One of my 2 favs this week. Awesome lighting and mood. Perfect composition. 10!
12/17/2002 04:24:05 PM
Very well done! Great lighing and excellent composiiton. Love the combination of softness and detail.
12/16/2002 10:49:55 PM
Nice composition. Good mood too.
12/16/2002 10:32:49 PM
Hmmm.... Good lighting.
12/16/2002 10:21:36 PM
12/16/2002 08:43:17 PM
Beautiful portrait, wonderful warm colors.
12/16/2002 08:13:54 PM
I think this one deserves to win this week
12/16/2002 06:01:46 PM
Really nice photo. The lighting matches the mood and sets the tone perfectly. Great job.
12/16/2002 05:54:33 PM
The best student shot in this challenge. The lighting and composition is just excellent. Nice colors, like time has stood still since the monks studying their bibles in their dark brown cells.
12/16/2002 04:57:44 PM
Nicely done. My only critique is that I'd like to see more of that light on the book instead of just having one corner brightly lit. It would make a nicer gradient on the wall, too. Small potatoes. Well done!
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12/16/2002 04:47:54 PM
Wonderfu composition and I like the light. Well done.
12/16/2002 04:11:33 PM
Oooooh, nice! Your choice of lighting in that circular shape on the right side is really appealing. What are you/ is he writing there?
12/16/2002 08:06:16 AM
Great light. Also like the motion of the hand. Thumb up!
12/16/2002 05:46:56 AM
Great light! Good job.
12/16/2002 03:34:53 AM
Really good pic, excellent lighting.
12/16/2002 02:12:02 AM
1)Does the photo fit the theme?(7)

Overall Score:(6.83 rounded to 7.00)

Nice Job little buddy. I like your style. You set this up nicely and the lighting was very good. Keep at it. This is a great portrait. Soft Lighting and you look like you are really concentrating. :-)

John (TurboTech)
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12/16/2002 12:58:32 AM
HEY! I went to the Rainforest Cafe in London!
12/16/2002 12:25:46 AM
Nice composition. Great tones.

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