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The Man Upstairs
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Challenge: Authority (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak CX4230
Location: Wayne, New Jersey WPU library
Date: Nov 20, 2004
Galleries: Interior, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2004

Cropped out a light/brightness and contrast/neatimage

I better not get brown for this! >:(

Statistics
Place: 74 out of 149
Avg (all users): 4.9644
Avg (commenters): 6.0952
Avg (participants): 4.8193
Avg (non-participants): 5.0253
Views since voting: 1280
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 281
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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12/02/2004 11:16:42 PM
agreed, this should have been much higher. I voted 9 and assumed it would at least be in the top 10.

Looking at the comments I think people just didn't get the connection to the challenge. Trust me, if you meet this guy in this stairwell, he has the authority in your situation.
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12/01/2004 10:49:15 AM
wow. I can't believe this finished so low. For what it is worth, I gave this the only 10. <<EDITED FOR POOR SPELLING>> :)

Message edited by author 2004-12-01 10:56:45.
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12/01/2004 12:58:42 AM
This was another good image that should have finished much, much higher.
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12/01/2004 12:37:07 AM
Nice work. It is a spooky shot.
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12/01/2004 12:22:01 AM
Thanks for the comments. Nice to know I placed behind a picture of a freaking stop sign.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2004 09:42:06 PM
returning for comment:
Very nice scary image. Bumping to 6
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11/30/2004 05:07:37 AM
the man up there looks scary. I don't want to get near him.
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11/30/2004 01:19:03 AM
he shoulda been a security guard or cop
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11/29/2004 10:46:15 AM
Nice composition and superb lighting. I like the almost monochromic look of the image and how the red draws your attention to the figure upstairs. Well thought out - great shot.
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11/28/2004 04:58:36 AM
Clever. Dramatic. Spooky. There is no strong connection with the challenge theme however.

Technical: good use of lighting and contrast. Sharp, and in focus.
Artistic: I think the person's red hooded coat distracts somewhat...if he was in a black hooded coat, now that would be really spooky. Otherwise, there is a nice use of lines, geometric shapes and I think the perspective and crop really works well.

Overall, this is a good photo but suffers from a lack of strong connection with the challenge theme.
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11/27/2004 05:50:57 PM
Nice compozition and contrast of light and dark parts.
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11/27/2004 12:01:07 PM
It is kinda creepy but it is a great idea.
9
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11/26/2004 03:48:03 PM
oooh scary. What makes it particularly emotional is that the guy is wearing cargo pants. and the scariest of villians always dress a few years out of style!
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11/26/2004 02:08:17 AM
maybe its my monitor but i can't see any of the dark space in the bottom. i understand that revealing no texture in the stairs could be intentional, but i find that the negative space is slightly too strong for the picture.

that's just being picky though, i like the silhouettte and the general composition.
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11/26/2004 12:21:34 AM
The Lighting here is brilliant, though I find the red tone of the hood a little distracting, pehaps a black sweater next time ?

All the same, a great image...9
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11/25/2004 05:53:26 AM
This guy looks more like death than authority :)
If he was dressed in another way and if you did something to the light it would be a 9, but it's a 7 for now.
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11/24/2004 11:08:18 PM
Looks more of a subject of fear or intimidation, not authority
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11/24/2004 10:31:59 PM
Great arrangement. The title really helps.
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11/24/2004 09:01:18 PM
This is kind of scary! :)
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11/24/2004 08:00:58 PM
This is strong. I like this... gives a spooky feel to the photo. Good idea. Good Luck.
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11/24/2004 04:13:10 PM
wonderful. love the lighting
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11/24/2004 02:25:46 PM
Good job at conveying mood--it's a bit of a stretch for the challenge fo "Authority", but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. This would also work very nicely as a B&W.
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11/24/2004 05:56:57 AM
Very strong image, good stuff!
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11/24/2004 03:33:05 AM
Interesting idea. The light area on the left hand side distracts from the main focus. A little more cropping would greatly improve this shot, allowing the hand rails to guide the eye to the Man.
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11/24/2004 01:49:13 AM
This is such a cool and creepy shot. If you crop out that bit of the wall on the left, it will darken the tone even more and make the shot feel even more claustrophobic. Still, very nice job.
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11/24/2004 01:38:30 AM
when i lived in an apartment, i was more concerned about the man in the basement, who had control over the heating, cooling, and plumbing for the entire building...that was authority. this image does not really evoke an impression of authority for me. what rules is he going to enforce? or is he just a scary dude?
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11/24/2004 01:14:15 AM
I entirely miss any connection this has to the challenge. The crop, keeping thewhite bricks on the left in, draws important away from the silhouette.
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11/24/2004 12:17:53 AM
This gives me the feeling of horror rather than authority; however, sometimes they are the same thing, aren't they? I would have cropped the light on the brick wall out of the image, it distracts from your focal point, which is imposing.
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