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Portrait Of A Child Soldier
Portrait Of A Child Soldier

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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS v3
Location: Whitminster, United Kingdom
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/79
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Self portrait near old WW2 bunker near my house.

Convert to Black and White, duotone .. Dodge and burn . save , submit

Place: 41 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.2105
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.1917
Avg (non-participants): 6.2283
Views since voting: 1909
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 247
Comments: 15
Favorites: 6 (view)

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05/01/2005 02:30:55 AM
Thanks for entering this image for your People II challenge.
Great compositon and good job with the lighting and focus.

Even though the photo was staged, it sends the message that are people like this through out the world. I believe its the way the eyes look, that give this image its appeal. The downward sad and defeated stare, the vacant and hopeless message it sends. For some reasons to make a total package, I would have liked to see the hands. They seem to be hidden, and tucked away. I also like the use of the wall as a background. It gives the image some balance and stability.

Great job, and good luck in your next DPChallenge.
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04/25/2005 03:58:00 AM
I had to come back and see the story behind this image. Great idea and excellent work. I expected this to rank much higher in the challenge. It is a strong, emotive image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:28:40 PM
Wow! 8
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04/24/2005 12:02:54 PM
This is so sad and so compelling. Good luck in the challenge.
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04/24/2005 11:14:39 AM
sad that there is such a thing as war and those that are effected by it. It is reality and this shot shows it very well. Well done good capture.
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04/24/2005 04:52:57 AM
Yip I know it is posed but it breaks my heart, there are so many of these young people out there dying for what. Bumping up on basis of an excellent photograph. Excellent use of b&w.
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04/24/2005 03:44:50 AM
This is an excellent photograph - the sharpness, textures, and tones are all absolutely amazing. Lighting is perfect, and the composition is beautiful - this is one of the most emotive shots in the challenge. Awesome work.
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04/24/2005 02:30:04 AM
Amazing picture!!! I can feel his sadness all the way here.
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04/23/2005 02:18:35 PM
Powerful Shot.... Deserves a ribbon. My only quirk is that the picture seems to have a lot of gray to it. If this was set up a grungy white shirt might have helped.... If this wasn't set up, you did the image justice. 10
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04/20/2005 10:41:30 PM
Profound...congratulations on a wonderful shot.
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04/19/2005 11:17:02 AM
Fantastic, artistic, and perfectly done (exposure, and other tehnical stuff)! Straight 10!
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04/18/2005 01:47:45 PM
Good framing and use of broder
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04/18/2005 12:54:19 PM
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04/18/2005 12:02:13 PM
I am wondering if this is frumoaznical's shot...very distintive style, such drama and range. Beautiful, moving, and bold. Excellent shot.
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04/18/2005 02:59:26 AM
Not quite a portrait but side from that minor detail, this is an excellent composition and with superb, clean processing. A solid 7.
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