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"I Hope He Looks at Me..."
"I Hope He Looks at Me..."
librodo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hope (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Aug 24, 2004
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2004

A set-up shot as far as the main model is concerned. The man at the back was not aware he was part of the composition.

USM, auto-levels, brightness and contrast to eliminate distraction at the back part, USM again.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 285
Avg (all users): 6.6633
Avg (commenters): 8.4815
Avg (participants): 6.4632
Avg (non-participants): 6.8293
Views since voting: 4403
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 300
Comments: 41
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/06/2004 05:22:35 PM
*** Critique Club ***

My first impression is of a well thought out composition. Even though the girl is looking out of the frame it works here.

Even though the background is blown out it is not distracting. The background being out of focus helps here (DOF is bang on). The main subject is very sharp and the skintone appears acurate. A reflector may have helped with the darker areas on the right side of your model.

Well done.

Colette
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09/04/2004 02:14:50 AM
I agree with bledford wholly. I gave it a 9, should have given it a 10 in retrospect.

Stunning photograph; I hope I can do work like this one day.
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09/03/2004 04:14:50 PM
5th place is a great showing, but I'm pretty disappointed that this didn't ribbon. It's one of the better shots I've seen on the site and, pardon me for saying, it blows the other entries out of the water for portraying hope in a meaningful, emotional way. This is an immediate classic that I will go back to for reference many times in the future.
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09/02/2004 02:31:33 AM
Good to see you again, I was wondering when you were going to start entering again. Fantastic portrait here

Message edited by author 2004-09-02 02:31:53.
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09/01/2004 07:34:26 AM
Many many thanks. I am very pleased with my top 5 finish. It was a tedious job deciding on my entry as I have 5 choices. Now, it is irrelevant to ask myself if I could have done better if I submitted another one of my 4 other choices. I am glad it has an above 6 average score.

Zoomdak, JPR and mrsamsa, I will be very surprised if you can guess my fairy tale entry. BradP, no coaching please.

Anyway, thank you for the very good comments.

Manny
09/01/2004 03:41:37 AM
Expected to see this in the ribbons.. a wonderful piece of work.

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09/01/2004 01:11:21 AM
Originally posted by JPR:

I was right too! Outstanding work. Good finish.

Mee tooo!
Great job.
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09/01/2004 12:25:31 AM
Librodo: Congratulations on your 5th placing. A warm, sweet image and a wonderful composition.
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09/01/2004 12:15:05 AM
another great portrait, congrats on the great finish!!!!
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09/01/2004 12:12:35 AM
I wondered if this was yours Manny.
Had your signature on it.
Congrats on a top 5 finish!
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09/01/2004 12:11:55 AM
Great Picture, One of my Favorites.
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09/01/2004 12:07:19 AM
I was right too! Outstanding work. Good finish.
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09/01/2004 12:06:27 AM
ha i was right! love this shot, such great portraits from you man
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2004 11:12:34 PM
Excellent image.

After looking at it for a bit, my thought is that she is longing for the blurry guy, but only because that is the only thing I can deduce from the image.

6 from me.
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08/31/2004 11:07:04 PM
Librodo? I love this photograph. One of the best candids I have seen. The eyes and the nervous playing with the ear/hair is perfect. 10. My choice for second place.
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08/31/2004 10:45:38 PM
Cool idea Manny :)
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08/31/2004 08:46:45 PM
I love it - takes me back - good job!
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08/31/2004 07:57:29 PM
Well captured image, and one of the
better submissions in this challenge.
Well Done ((7))
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08/31/2004 05:54:24 PM
I could be wrong but I'm guessing this is taken by librodo.
Nice shot, captures the emotion well, great DOF.
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08/31/2004 05:04:46 PM
wonderful image. don't know if it was posed or not, but the idea is very creative and original. one of the rare ones reflecting "hope" in the challenge. a 10.
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08/31/2004 12:04:40 AM
I think this photo is a lovely example of how to convey a feeling. I would have known how this relates to hope even if it had been without a title. 8.
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08/30/2004 04:39:56 PM
Excellent lighting focus and set up. One of the weeks best.
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08/29/2004 04:36:43 PM
Lovely 10
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08/29/2004 09:06:01 AM
Exemplifies challenge concept. Great shot. 9
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08/27/2004 11:27:11 PM
Great picture! The girl is framed just so with nice light and focus. Good theme and background. I like this one a lot, good luck with it!
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08/27/2004 07:48:34 PM
This is great. After going through and voting this was the one so far that has made me really stop and say "wow" 1) Creative!!!! 2) Cute model 3) Great composition 4) Great color and detail 5) Great title. There is nothing negative to say about this photo as it is very well done and I think the most creative and well done photo for this subject. Her facial expression couldn't be better. Way to go!
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08/27/2004 06:40:19 PM
very well done shot here looks to me like a librodo shot 10 from me
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08/27/2004 06:14:54 PM
Her expression is perfect.
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08/27/2004 01:13:06 PM
Very nice!
nelli1janeal
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08/27/2004 05:12:46 AM
Good work. Not quite sure about the balance of the tight ccrop on her face and the negative space image left - feels sllightly uncomfortable, but I guess that's not an un-useful effect here. You might have titled it 'I hope he stops following me' and had a more sinister image, which just goes to show the impact of titles I suppose.
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08/26/2004 09:22:07 PM
Great shot and DOF!
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08/26/2004 09:21:51 PM
Excellent composition. Love the lighting and the way you have handled DOF. This is a Brilliant shot. One of my favourites.
One little thing I noticed: There's this one hair which looks like it's going into the guy's eye.
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08/26/2004 08:03:10 PM
Very very nice. Perfect DOF and framing.
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08/25/2004 10:47:56 PM
basic editing rules please..
08/25/2004 07:28:40 PM
Ribbon winner. Blue. By far. I have nothing else to say.
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08/25/2004 04:03:07 PM
Nice portrait in all ways..
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08/25/2004 02:10:41 PM
Excellent! Captures the feeling.
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08/25/2004 11:31:10 AM
Great shot and great capture of the expression on her face! Congratulations.
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08/25/2004 08:54:34 AM
There is a real look of hope and expectation on the young girls face.
The lighting and shallow DOF work well to give the image impact.
Superbly set up and modelled, I have absolutely no doubts that this will ribbon (hope that doesn`t jinx you)....great work....10
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08/25/2004 12:58:19 AM
cute. we've all gone through it.
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08/25/2004 12:56:09 AM
Yes! This is the kind of stuff I've been waiting to see! Such emotion, and beuatiful photo! I think you'll do quite well with this one. 8
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