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The Believer
The Believer

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Challenge: Defining Feature (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Israel
Date: Oct 7, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2004

Took the photo at the celebration of Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah). It is the night in which the believers start the reading of the bible from the beginning. They take the bible outside of the synagogue, and let everybody touch it.

Did some cloning to erase a child head at the bottom of the photo. Also did some shadow/highlight fixing, since the photo was taken at night. Used a flash to take the shot.

Place: 50 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.5625
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3735
Avg (non-participants): 5.6880
Views since voting: 715
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 208
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2004 07:56:09 AM
good "action" shot, could use a bit more light but I know that was out of your control, bright light behind head detracts a bit.
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10/15/2004 08:28:49 PM
Nicely done; The only issue I see is the very bright light behind his head/hat. I wish you had cloned that out.
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10/12/2004 10:00:48 AM
Nice shot. My only nitpick is the gentleman in the background is a bit distracting... If you could have blurred him out with a shallow dof, I think this shot would have been a lot better.

But that's just me... and what do I know :)
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10/12/2004 03:30:42 AM
I really like this shot, it may have been more dramatic to crop it and focus on his face.
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10/12/2004 01:56:05 AM
I admire people who are strong in thier beliefs. I think it's outstanding for you to have interprited this challenge like this.
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10/11/2004 01:15:46 PM
I love the expression on his face. I really hope people would understand that it's a Tora he is holding. I wish the background wasn't so red. I think it would make the Rabbi stand out more. But it definately a great defining feature photograph !!
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