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Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Hudson, Qc
Date: Feb 22, 2003
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/30 s
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003


Place: 9 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.1683
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
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Avg (non-participants): 6.2621
Views since voting: 1455
Votes: 202
Comments: 15
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03/08/2003 06:57:47 PM
Critique Club critique by Tim Jensen

I think we have all been there. This is an absolutely fantastic shot. I'm not sure what, of significance, I would change in this photo. In my mind, I think I had even more books. : )

The lighting using the single point source is perfect. You have used it to highlight only what is neccessary which is exactly what you want in an effective shot. The choice of black and white was very appropriate as was choosing a dark sweatshirt to help make the face and hands stand out more.

The composition is used to maximum effect. The arrangement of the books serve to frame the person and focus our attention on her. One idea that came to mind was to include many little bookmarks or tabs sticking out of several of the books to enforce the idea that they are actually being used and studied from as apposed to being merely props in a scene. The arrangement also gives me the impression that some sense of order is being attempted but at any moment the may be scattered in a fit of frustration.

The real beauty is in how you showed only enough visual information to create a very impactful image. This clearly meets the challenge and you executed it to perfection. Great job.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 11:25:24 PM
Wow. Great lighting. Great composition/perspective. 7
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03/02/2003 01:16:18 PM
Sex and travel are the topics of the day, acccording to the two visible book covers. I guess its time for a vacation, good picture. 10
02/27/2003 02:32:04 PM
nice photo, i really like the idea
02/27/2003 11:35:55 AM
Choice shot, fulll on "despair" target. The lighting is amazing here, you really set this up well. The way the whole image has a frame of darkness around it with the light coming from above gives it that special quality. Congratulations in an excellent photo.
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02/26/2003 10:36:43 PM
I really like the human emotion in this shot and I've been there so it takes me somewhere emotionally unlike all the suicide shots. I really like the use of b/w here...it makes sense!
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02/26/2003 09:21:27 AM
NIce point of view. Lighting works well to help with framing here.
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02/25/2003 02:48:43 PM
Reminds me of my studies! I saw so many people waisting their lives in the libraries. I am glad I wasn't one of those killed with despair! Good shot, sharp and meaningfull!
02/25/2003 03:29:13 AM
nice bw; looks desparate
02/24/2003 04:51:58 PM
I know the feeling. Nice composition.
02/24/2003 03:16:33 PM
02/24/2003 02:54:07 PM
Meet the subject, nice light and contrast, perfect 10
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02/24/2003 02:40:52 PM
pauvre petite!
02/24/2003 11:24:33 AM
Nice framing and lighting.
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02/24/2003 09:26:26 AM
Looks like my desk...

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