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A Loved One's Sorrow
A Loved One's Sorrow
kmbr2001


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Moods (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S500
Location: Monterey, CA
Date: Apr 30, 2005
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2005

I know there was just a cemetary challenge, but hey, I didn't enter that one. This is my first attempt of a b/w photo with isolated color.

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.9865
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8537
Avg (non-participants): 6.0643
Views since voting: 1290
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 222
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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09/08/2005 06:04:48 PM
all world was colorful when he was alived
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09/08/2005 03:59:45 PM
lovely pic, great use of b/w and colour
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2005 11:17:04 PM
Very effective use of desat. Sets the mood just right. Great work and good luck! 10
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05/08/2005 10:57:52 PM
I don;t really care for the selective desaturation in this case.
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05/08/2005 08:56:14 PM
The contract between the B&W and colour is a good effect. Sets the mood nicely I think. The bright Yellow flowers is a good focal point too.
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05/05/2005 10:56:33 PM
when i look at this i see the life in colour and the death in b&w. might be the only one who sees this but i like it a lot
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05/05/2005 10:42:00 PM
Good use of selective desat, it really adds to it
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05/05/2005 08:12:30 AM
nice color and use of desat.
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05/04/2005 12:31:11 PM
good use of color and selective desaturation; I like the use of the umbrella which focuses our eyes to her face and at the same time blocks out extraneous background. Well done.
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05/04/2005 09:38:06 AM
Selective desat works well here, although I'd have stood a tad higher to avoid including the washed out sky. Shame edge of umbrella is cropped off.
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05/04/2005 05:24:51 AM
I think this picture would be better in full black and white...
05/03/2005 09:33:45 PM
This picture is is very moving and captures a lot of emotion. The yellow flowers were just the touch this picture needed. The all black clothing really sets the mood, and the umbrella adds a certain aspect of emotion to the picture! This picture is definitely a 10+
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05/03/2005 04:41:25 PM
A little too much desaturation/saturation work here ruins the effect for me. The colors in her skin tones (especially the foot), are harsh and unnatural.. the bright flowers are anti-sorrowful, and the model almost looks like she's got a bit of a smile. Put these all together, and the only sorrow I feel from the subject is the fact that she has to lug around that umbrella.
05/03/2005 02:51:44 PM
Black and White back ground works very well with such a sad image
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05/03/2005 01:31:45 AM
The addition of the umbrella was a nice touch - adds contrast to one of the focal points of your composition.
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05/03/2005 01:24:44 AM
Great shot here. Only thing I would change is lighting on the foot and hand on the stone, possibly a bit sharper or in focus. 8.
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05/02/2005 09:34:23 PM
Maybe the world should still be in color, and she has lost it, color that is. Maybe you tried that and it didn't look right. Maybe I don't have a clue what I'm talking about. Maybe I'll give you a 10, hmmmmmmm...................................................... , Maybe next time. Being Serious though, Excellent shot-setup, focus, light, effects. I give it a 9.
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05/02/2005 08:27:49 PM
Nice use of selective color.
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05/02/2005 04:25:26 PM
To me this looks much too contrived, the desaturation, the pose...it doesn't seem genuine...picture like this walk a very fine line, some may even find it offensive or mocking...you can't really fake "sorrow".
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05/02/2005 12:00:10 PM
I think this would have more impact if the model was also desaturated .... just keep the flowers in color ....
05/02/2005 10:28:20 AM
If this was taken from a distance, and left to true color or all BW, then it would be believable... this is not. It feels very staged, and therefore leaves me with an odd distaste for the photo.

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05/02/2005 06:06:51 AM
color in living and colorless for dead. nice. Wish the grass and leaves were also saturated. but nice thought.
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05/02/2005 06:05:52 AM
good idea, could have benefitted from a little more space over the umbrella; as well, all inBW woould have been stronger IMO
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05/02/2005 04:33:32 AM
Love the contrasts, well done
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05/02/2005 03:39:46 AM
Nice composition but bad cropping. Umbrella must be totally in the picture.
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05/02/2005 02:44:55 AM
a really nice image which defines sadness 9
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05/02/2005 01:39:49 AM
Something about the skin tones appears "off" a little. It also has a "staged" appearance.
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05/02/2005 12:45:03 AM
great idea, IMO need to see a little more face to capture her expression more
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