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Simonkasprzak


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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 22-55mm f/4.0-5.6 USM
Location: My Room
Date: May 30, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2005

I did 8 different versions of this one of Photodraw, and I liked this lighting and crop the best, I had to blow-out the background slightly to get rid of the wrinkles in the sheet, (crappy backdrop medium). My mom was the model for this photo, and those are a small fraction of her shoe collection. I Hope You like it,

Thanks in advance to all who commented and voted,

Simon

www.simonphotography.net
photographysimon@hotmail.com

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EXIF DATA:
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File Name
IMG_7472.JPG
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Shooting Date/Time
5/30/2005 9:03:19 PM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/8
Av( Aperture Value )
10
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
+2
ISO Speed
100
Lens
18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length
28.0 mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Fine
Flash
Off
White Balance
Custom
AF Mode
AI Focus AF
Parameters
Contrast +2
Sharpness +2
Color saturation -2
Color tone -2
Color Space
sRGB
File Size
1999KB
File Number
174-7472
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.0912
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 5.7273
Avg (non-participants): 6.2837
Views since voting: 2317
Views during voting: 536
Votes: 318
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/13/2005 11:55:00 AM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

You really did capture an intangible decision exquisitely. The pose of the feet are perfect to create the scenario of indecision. The composition is terrific - I like the way the shot is cropped. The lighting, however, is a little harsh (too bright). I think you could reduce some of the backlighting and play with the contrast a little more to really bring out more detail and a warmer glow to the overall scene.

I also think you could get a little more pizzazz out of the colors represented by adjusting the saturation. If you're going for a muted color shot, then I still think this is true. The colors are a bit washed out by the lighting, so the combination of working on the lighting & the colors (IMHO) could make the shot even more powerful.

You really did a beautiful job with this setup. Again, you created an immediate sense of what was going on in the scene. That alone is something to be very proud of. It's not easy to evoke emotions from your viewer so quickly. Great job!

Just my 2 cents...

Jimmy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 09:31:37 PM
You captured a cliched decision incredibly well. This should get a high score.
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06/06/2005 02:28:50 PM
nice creative idea...
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06/05/2005 04:02:25 PM
I really like this picture, even outside of the context of the contest, but with the way the feet are placed it just goes perfectly with that 'which should i pick' type of thing.
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06/04/2005 12:34:07 PM
What to wear, what to wear? Definitely depicts a decision.
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06/03/2005 08:38:36 PM
Base: 5
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Total: 5
Would have been a more obvious choice with one foot slipping into a shoe.
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06/03/2005 06:35:53 PM
Such a beautiful shot! I love the lighting and the colors. The composition also works very well, with the legs/feet to the right. One of my favs in the challenge!
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06/03/2005 02:21:43 PM
I love how you implied a decision in this picture. Personally, it would have been nice with a greater variety of shoes (color maybe?). Anyways, love the picture!
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06/03/2005 01:04:02 PM
it is nice
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06/02/2005 03:15:10 PM
I love the stance of her feet. I thought there would be more "shoe choice" photos in this challenge. Very humorous. The photo seems a little bright, but I like the effect.
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06/02/2005 10:19:13 AM
haha very cool pic. i like this.
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06/01/2005 11:45:54 PM
Excellent photo, I got the feeling of a decision being made. Plus the photo is interesting, I love it.
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06/01/2005 09:55:11 PM
It's kind of 'in between', still making up your mind, the decission yet to make. Like it. 7
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06/01/2005 09:12:18 PM
it looks like the feet are thinking. good job.
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06/01/2005 06:34:09 PM
No title needed here. The story is all told by the posture of the feet. A simply well crafted presentation here. The highkey approach gives this an almost "Graduate" look. One of my top ten picks for this challenge.
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06/01/2005 05:49:20 PM
Clear & Clever.Go for the strpes.....Voted 7
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06/01/2005 10:30:57 AM
Good composition. Very good photo.
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06/01/2005 09:12:31 AM
Nice concept. The crop on the foot to the right is a little awkward.
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06/01/2005 05:44:36 AM
another well thought out and executed shot. 9
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06/01/2005 02:17:18 AM
nice
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