DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Midpoint
2nd PlaceMidpoint
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: X Marks The Spot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Sep 26, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2009

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_663261.jpg by 21.gif JimiRose, an image I marked as a favourite some months ago was my inspiration for this image.

I did another edit which I liked a little more, where the background had been taken down to black - but fearing a rule-break for loss of background, I've carefully editing this to include just a little of the backdrop.

Post Challenge: Woohoo, a PB and a red! That's the third time a picture of my wife has got me on the front page; perhaps I should only put pictures of Nic into challenges and not bother shooting anything else!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 77
Avg (all users): 7.2847
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.2685
Views since voting: 9942
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 144
Comments: 62
Favorites: 33 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
08/28/2014 03:07:29 PM
You couldn't have met the challenge any better. I'm glad you didn't completely remove the background as it adds so much to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2011 02:20:14 PM
WOW!! amazing!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2010 05:29:52 AM
brilliant!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/08/2009 01:09:32 PM
The model (your wife) looks a lot like Shakira. This is such an outstanding shot. Great tones, emotion, and composition. Well done & congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2009 09:00:27 PM
Your wife is hot dude...I love this photo. She has this look about her that says "Yes I'm hot so what?" Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2009 01:47:49 AM
this is what minimal lighting is for....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2009 07:58:43 PM
congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2009 01:46:16 AM
Very creative indeed, any one can find an X in the street and just point and shoot,
But coming with a wonderful composition like this one, takes creativity for sure, very well done and you should be proud :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/07/2009 07:12:46 AM
Love the idea. Could twist on the brief.
Congratulations on you ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2009 09:39:04 PM
Very well done, congrats on the great outcome / red ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/06/2009 11:00:39 AM
Congrats on your Red Ribbon very creative. You have a beautiful wife.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 08:50:50 PM
That's a very clever composition and well exectuted. Nice you left the bg showing up - it lends some movement to the whole image...
Congratulations on a very deserved ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 07:57:15 PM
Congrats Paul, beautiful image. Now, take the wife out to dinner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 05:15:21 PM
Really nice shot - many congrats on the ribbon and PB
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 04:06:20 PM
I thought this was awesome. Definitely deserving of the ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 03:58:48 PM
Congrats Paul! Great original idea, and you implemented it very well! Having a beautiful model at your disposal helps, too :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 03:12:03 PM
WOW! I saw this on the front page and was a bit like hmmm... that's familiar... I take my hat off to you, excellent execution. Thanks for the credit but I probably wouldn't have come up with this for the challenge so I can't really take much, this came out of your head. This has helped me to realise that I was more creative once upon a time and that I really should start applying myself more, so thanks for that, I'm going to try to get more involved again.

Grats again. Fave!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 02:07:51 PM
VERY cool!!!! You pulled this off perfectly! Congratulations!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 01:28:58 PM
Loved this during voting and hoped it would do well!
Congrats on a great photo and well deserved ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 01:24:28 PM
Congratulations on your winning combination of creativity and beautiful model.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 11:41:05 AM
Very nice, Paul! (And I like it with a little background in place - grounds her rather than having her float in mid-space, you know?)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 11:28:50 AM
Excellent! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 11:11:52 AM
Extremely well done! Congrats on a well deserved red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 10:11:51 AM
Awesome! Congrats! I gave you a perfect 10 :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 09:58:00 AM
Congrats on a great imagination, a great wife, a great score, and a Ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 08:53:44 AM
Very nice shot - congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 08:45:23 AM
Congrats Paul, this is wonderful...excellent picture...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 08:10:54 AM
Congrats Paul. Knew this would do well :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 01:15:27 AM
Great job Paul. Congrats on the red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:54:56 AM
Wow! Excellent image, perfect for the challenge. Congratulations on the red, Paul.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:25:36 AM
Congrats on the Red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:17:21 AM
Congrats, this is a photo where i say "why didnt i think of that"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:05:23 AM
Well, I was close. I called the Blue Ribbon on this shot, and in my eyes it still deserves it. Congrats on the Red!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:04:45 AM
Just BRILLIANT !!! Big congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2009 12:03:51 AM
Well done buddy............! I assume it's Nic......? Great work....

Paul555 rulez!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/04/2009 05:58:03 PM
Interesting pose, pretty model.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2009 02:45:55 PM
Creative and effective. Visually stimulating, good exposure to enhance the assigned topic. Conceptually well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2009 08:53:15 AM
Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2009 04:17:32 PM
A creative take on the topic. Faving this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2009 10:37:02 AM
Awesome pose and photo. I expect to see this on the front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2009 10:34:38 PM
I love how her hands and feet fade away into the darkness at the ends.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2009 08:19:39 AM
Beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2009 07:55:16 PM
My girlfriend thinks her head being there is distracting, but I disagree. The look on her face is great, though I can't think of how to put it into words. Is it "what ya' lookin' at, foo'?" Yeah, didn't think so... I'm not too good with these things. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 10:43:08 PM
The photo looks very bizarre to me - I like that. It's almost like separate body parts rather then a single person. There are some weird brownish lines in the background but it may be just my monitor or a purposeful part of the image: 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 05:31:03 PM
I like the comp and lighting in this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 04:52:27 PM
nice pose and lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 04:37:25 PM
Nice lighting for the effect
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 05:05:28 AM
Great composition. I really like how only the "X" and the face emerge from the shadows.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 12:52:59 AM
Well conceived and executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 12:10:29 AM
This is definitely one of the best in the challenge, IMO. I like the lighting for the most part and you did a good job of meeting the challenge using an unique approach to portraiture. Couple nitpicks: model's left arm is slightly not parallel, and I would also like to see a little bit more light on her feet since they seem sorta cut off as is. Maybe it's just my monitor, but I can see a bit of your background as well, which I'd prefer not to. Either way, strong photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 12:07:14 AM
xcellent concept, maybe burn the thighs out completely to make the illusion stronger. Well done! -10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2009 11:52:41 AM
Lovely, different take on an obvious theme. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 10:26:09 PM
perfect for theme.10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 09:23:06 PM
Great shot! Interesting pose and I love her expression.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 09:16:10 PM
Very interesting. I wish you hadn't lost the left foot so much... -7-
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 04:28:20 PM
beautiful- very clever idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 02:36:17 PM
awesome I love this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 10:55:29 AM
Beautiful shot, beautiful lady, great composition....10 and my bet for the blue. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 10:02:47 AM
wicked 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 08:55:03 AM
Love the composition, light and tone. Her right hand leaves me wondering how many fingers she has, which is a bit of a destraction. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 08:18:04 AM
My pick for the red.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2009 03:28:29 AM
excellent image. Good lights and composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/20/2017 03:29:30 PM EST.