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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Dorm Room
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005

Yet another picture taken in my room. This is going back to my love of the minimalistic approach, as opposed to my last work.

I used a black velvet piece of cloth as the background, and the only light in the shot was a desk light that I held with my left hand, and used my right hand to hit the shutter. Note that I had to guess where my head was and hope the focus was on the correct part of my face.

The editing went like this:

Channel Mixer - to isolate the green channel only and get a better black and white than desaturating.

Brightness/Contrast - to keep only the highlight profile.

Color Balance - to put in a little red hue... almost sepia.

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 373
Avg (all users): 6.7003
Avg (commenters): 7.9259
Avg (participants): 6.2071
Avg (non-participants): 7.0695
Views since voting: 2077
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 327
Comments: 36
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/23/2005 01:14:59 PM
Dark on Dark, loved it, congrats on your top ten!
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06/22/2005 09:24:05 AM
Wow, great image! Congrats on 7th! I need to try your channel mixer idea.
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06/22/2005 02:05:41 AM
This one should have ribboned. The mood, the lighting, EVERYTHING is perfect and well into the spirit of the challenge.
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06/22/2005 01:24:02 AM
Wow! This photograph has so much going for it. Follow the art here....... this is a great shot.
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06/22/2005 12:12:53 AM
Congrats. This was one of my favorites. Way to go.
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06/22/2005 12:11:45 AM
Thanks for the votes and comments. Now that I have a top 20 and a top 10... I guess I can shoot for a ribbon at some point.
06/22/2005 12:10:02 AM
This image grips the emotions. An outstanding effort. Congratulations on your top Ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 10:00:59 PM
Great job, congratulations!!!
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06/21/2005 03:42:45 PM
The lighting for this is just perfect. If I could give higher than a 10 I would. Wonderful shot.
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06/21/2005 02:13:59 PM
You rock dude!
At last someone who's not afraid to get up close and personal!
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06/21/2005 12:50:00 PM
I love the simplicity, the lighting, and the emotion.
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06/21/2005 12:03:15 PM
Excellent
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06/21/2005 07:01:17 AM
Good lighting...and good capture of emotions. 8.
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06/20/2005 09:52:27 PM
A beautiful image which imparts a truckload of emotions. Bumping up.
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06/20/2005 07:53:21 PM
Nice. Gave a 6.
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06/19/2005 09:19:29 PM
Here is how I broke down my score.
Content: 3/4
Composition: 2/2
Color/Light: 2/2
Clarity: 1/2
Total:8/10
Keep up the good work.
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06/19/2005 07:25:24 PM
very nice! good job.
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06/19/2005 03:39:53 AM
The Sharpness, and contrast of light is very good.....10
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06/19/2005 01:09:40 AM
Very dramatic. I would have loved to see just a bit more of the eye.
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06/18/2005 11:48:23 PM
Love this portrait. Don't know if I'd have cropped it that way, but really excellent lighting.
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06/18/2005 04:24:59 PM
W I N N E R

Love this shot
10
good luck
Focus is spot on
light level is perfect
great work
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06/17/2005 03:59:16 PM
nice photo one of my top picks
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06/17/2005 02:05:17 AM
Nice composition, well lit.
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06/16/2005 10:20:28 PM
I am not sure why a profile represents darkness. Nice shot though
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06/16/2005 09:55:19 PM
wow! Nice lighting and shaows!
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06/16/2005 08:17:17 PM
Base Score 5
Great Light/Comp/Proc +2
Total score 7

I love the lighting and outline...great composition in the left half with rest dark...nice photo
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06/16/2005 05:47:02 PM
Beautiful. It took me a while to figure out which emotion I thought was being represented here, but it wasn't a frustrating experience. It's a picture I could look at and not be bored. Beautiful lighting.
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06/16/2005 05:24:14 PM
i am noticing the lighting much more than seeing the concept of darkness. Maybe darkness is nothingness epresented by the models blank stare into nowhere? Perhaps something else. Either way it is a fantastic photograph.
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06/16/2005 12:55:01 PM
Great!
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06/16/2005 08:15:33 AM
nice lighting, great texture, good comp, b&w's good, nice idea, nice job
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06/16/2005 01:50:10 AM
Great expression. The Lighting is marvelous. I am not a big fan of square crops but seems to work well here. Execellent shot. One of my top picks.
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06/15/2005 08:05:46 PM
Great use of shadows.
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06/15/2005 06:28:42 PM
very moving 10
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06/15/2005 10:07:37 AM
One of the best in the challenge. 10
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06/15/2005 09:24:46 AM
Nice image. Is this really "what darkness means to you"? Or is it just a very good photograph using absence of light? 5
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06/15/2005 02:00:15 AM
Oh this is outstanding. The lighting is perfect - and the detail is really good.
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