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He is mine
He is mine

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Germany
Date: May 11, 2004
Aperture: 2,5
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

Daylight from the window. Converting to BW, levels, curves, USM, crop.

Place: 169 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.9676
Avg (commenters): 7.3529
Avg (participants): 5.9609
Avg (non-participants): 5.9881
Views since voting: 650
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 340
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/20/2005 07:32:22 AM
I'm not sure the title serves the photo well. In my first look at the photo I was slightly puzzled at the half a face. Then I realized that the choice was ideal and inspired. The photo is not at all about this man. It is about this girl's relationship to him - what she feels about him. He only exists in the photo to inform us of the object of her affection. I think this is perfectly communicated by the way the subject is in crisp focus and is perfectly lit, while her subject of attention is the man. The warmth of feeling here is powerful.

The photo has the emotional strength of a great candid and the technical strength of a posed or composed shot. Excellent.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2005 08:23:15 PM
Feels like something out of a foreign film. Nice capture.
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01/26/2005 03:03:13 PM
This is extremely sweet and effective. I suspect it won't do as well as I think it ought to, but I'd be proud of it if it were mine. the focus plane is spot-on, the cropping of the man's face is wonderful. The vertical component of the oof background, being slightly skewed, is a little off-putting to me. I'd have tried a hair more blur there, perhaps...
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01/25/2005 10:55:17 PM
Very good composition and a great choice for B&W. ((8))
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01/24/2005 05:30:07 AM
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01/23/2005 08:00:50 PM
Incredibly compelling faces - wow! Perfect tonal range int he BW something odd about the way her head attatches to her body for me which disappear with just the tiniest bit more cropped off the bottom - 9
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01/23/2005 04:04:59 PM
Very nice, love the B&W
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01/23/2005 07:07:00 AM
I like the composition here, conveys the loving relationship well. Good job. 7
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01/22/2005 10:22:31 PM
I think this is wonderfully composed. The expression on her face is priceless, and I like how everything beyond the eye is cropped in the upper left. Well done.
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01/22/2005 10:13:38 PM
what a sweet portrait. great job with the eyes. good luck!
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01/22/2005 08:12:22 AM
Very good composition and good lighting.
A very relaxed and beautiful shot.
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01/20/2005 01:28:01 PM
I am not entirely sure about the composition. The photo does not really tell "he's mine" itself. I also feel that there is not enough space at the right side of the arm, it looks a bit strange in the lower right corner this way.
Technically I think it is very good. Nice dof, good background (smooth, undetailed, darker and not drawing a lot of attention), good light (especially on her face and the hair), nice light in the eyers and good B&W toning.
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01/20/2005 06:56:13 AM
Very nicely composed. I am a little confused by the title though. The girl has a very youthful appearence to me. She looks much younger than the male but not young enough to be his daughter. I assume it is her boyfriend and she is older than she appears.
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01/19/2005 09:57:05 PM
Beautiful eyes
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01/18/2005 12:05:52 PM
Really like this picture, the comp makes this very interesting
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01/18/2005 04:47:36 AM
Nice potrait with excellent BW work, but the mans face ruins it for me.
01/18/2005 01:37:38 AM
Really original composition. Nice portraiture. Bump up.
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01/17/2005 03:43:21 AM
Haunting. Too much eye white makes a person look creepy, and the angle of her head makes her look like she has a lazy eye. Her hand is cut off. And the foreground subject is gonna be in my dreams tonight, I'm sure of it. Otherwise the lighting on the young one's face is exquisite, but was definitely not taken advantage of. 7
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01/16/2005 04:21:10 PM
not sure that I like the cropping of the man on the left.
01/16/2005 02:49:07 AM
Wonderful... angle, lighting, focus, and the technicals come together with a great subject.
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