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More Than Words
More Than Words
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Challenge: Heroes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: park bench
Date: Nov 11, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.5656
Avg (commenters): 7.7667
Avg (participants): 6.2034
Avg (non-participants): 6.6975
Views since voting: 1851
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 221
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/31/2005 03:24:38 AM
im sorry but i feel other photos in this challenge should have taken 4th place
12/09/2004 12:27:12 PM
quite the contrast from the smiling Zeus with a glass of Pinot that I always envision. :)

Great shot Lynn. Very nice PP as well...can't tell if that's sunlight highlighting his face, or dodging. The fact that i can't tell is a very good thing :)

congrats on your green

11/22/2004 02:37:05 AM
well done lynn, lovely portrait. [thought i recognised the model] :)
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11/22/2004 01:08:01 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing with this great character study.
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11/22/2004 12:30:47 AM
Congrats! Beautiful image! I am so pleased it's top 5!
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11/22/2004 12:15:20 AM
thx to ZZ, my model for this shot : )
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2004 11:15:02 PM
Something about this picture just moves me. Very emotive, beautiful b/w conversion. Well done. :o)
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11/21/2004 05:28:01 PM
Great portrait... You can feel his pain
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11/21/2004 04:38:55 PM
I really like it, but do not like the crop. IMO it should be cropped off the top and the left edge. too much open space, I think the man should fill the frame
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11/21/2004 07:30:42 AM
Wonderful detail and emotion. He looks very sad, great capture. 9.
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11/21/2004 01:51:01 AM
returning for comments:
Great character study with lovely tones and expression. The tilted head and the squint along with corner of lips edging downward lend great strength to this image. Bumping up.
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11/20/2004 10:27:39 PM
Striking pose. I'd want him on my side in a fight. Among my favorites of the challenge. 10
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11/20/2004 01:19:36 AM
Very nice!
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11/19/2004 11:29:55 PM
I don't know who he is but he sure looks mighty heroic. Some clue would have been nice. Excellent portrait. 8
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11/19/2004 11:00:07 PM
Black and white was a great choice for this subject - great capture of facial expression. Excellent shot!
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11/19/2004 12:39:33 PM
Interesting face, nice lighting and great focus - we can tell that this is man who knows something important, even without a context of what that knowledge is.
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11/19/2004 09:25:11 AM
VG portrait. A face worth studying.
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11/18/2004 02:03:30 PM
This is a great portrait! You've captured a definite mood/emotion with this shot. Alot of character which is what a good portrait is all about IMHO. Very nice lighting and good details. My only crit.... maybe just a wee bit tighter crop but that's all personal taste anyways. Wonderful Job!
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11/18/2004 05:51:26 AM
Well done portrait... good focus.
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11/17/2004 11:55:30 AM
This is a great shot, but I don't see the "hero" here. He just looks angry
11/17/2004 06:19:03 AM
I just love the way you got the "hurry up and take the damn shot!" expressioin so wonderfully heroic looking! (humor intended). Serioulsy, whoever this model is, I'll be damned if he aint known heroism first hand! EXCELLENT composition and pose. Aperture, lighting, exposure, etc. - perfect. 10.
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11/16/2004 07:24:48 PM
Nice self portrait Zeus! Moody atmosphere and all...I would have cropped it a tad tighter.
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11/16/2004 06:49:12 PM
A wonderful and expressive portrait. Without any idea who he is or what his story is, the rugged looks, the pensive expression, the hunched posture... they all speak of emotion and drama. I like this shot a lot and would love to know who he is and why he represents a hero. I would have suggested a slightly tighter crop. Nice shot.
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11/16/2004 06:38:45 PM
incredible emotion. This should place in the top ten
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11/15/2004 11:54:38 PM
Sharp and detailed, a shade subdued to good effect. 8
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11/15/2004 08:32:04 PM
Excellent lighting and shadows. This capture makes him look like a wealth of wisdom.
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11/15/2004 06:46:44 PM
Nice portrait... would like to feel a bit closer... seem like too much head room. Good work though
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11/15/2004 05:36:18 PM
Have I seen this extraordinary-looking man somewhere before? His expression does speak more than words. The lighting and the composition serve to enhance that. Crisp, beautiful, somehow both dramatic and understated. Although he does not fill the frame - he does! He projects a force of personality around him - and your narrow DOF helps the viewer to visualize that. My favorite so far. 10
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11/15/2004 04:50:58 PM
i dont know it fits the challenge , but its a very good shot
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11/15/2004 04:48:12 PM
Unreal great light on his face......fantasti. 10 Hope you win.
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11/15/2004 03:34:06 PM
In my favourites 10
great lighting, background, everything.
Very moving picture, wonder if it could stand a tighter crop.
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11/15/2004 02:17:41 PM
tighter crop at the top would be better.
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11/15/2004 01:22:50 PM
His face tells a sad story.
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11/15/2004 11:47:24 AM
In my judgment this is immense shot with brilliant lighting and shadows and black and white works great with this photograph. You leave me wondering where the ‘hero theme’ is sited in the photo but the photograph it self is telling me its there. I don’t know why, my best guess is you prepared such a good photograph that my interpretation is overridden by the power of the photo. 10
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11/15/2004 10:56:08 AM
Great portrait, very intense eyes and great lighting. Only thing I don´t like is your crop, I would have it tighter and lose that space on the left and top but this is a strong image.
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11/15/2004 10:43:47 AM
good portrait shot
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11/15/2004 10:07:03 AM
caught my attention. the other submissions were 'desperately' trying to get a "hero" image using well known characters. this one did it without even trying. your dad?
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11/15/2004 04:24:18 AM
This is one of the best photos in this challenege. The face tells it all and the lighting is excellent. 10.
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11/15/2004 12:46:48 AM
This portrait holds a lot of emotion. I can't make the hero connection with the photo and/or title, but I am guessing this is a personal choice (no deduction). The only distraction I see is the crop. I think this needed a tighter crop on the top and left which would have made the subjects face less centered. Still, excellent photo. 8.
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