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Challenge: People (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Home
Date: May 24, 2002
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 107
Avg (all users): 7.0830
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 7.1395
Avg (non-participants): 7.0458
Views since voting: 2922
Votes: 217
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/04/2002 09:57:00 AM
Great photo:-) You did with your eye photo what I could not with mine. Capture their imagination. You did a better job of getting the clarity right on the eye as well. Thanks for the tip of breaking a CD case for the glass effect. It works and I will definitely be stealing that idea :-)
Great photo again :-)
06/03/2002 05:56:00 PM
I'm glad this shot placed 4th, but I really feel that it should have placed higher. For me, it ranked right up there with the shot of the kid with the umbrella. You definitely deserved a ribbon. Nice job!
06/03/2002 11:27:00 AM
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. I totally didn't expect this shot to do so well when I submitted it, but I'm glad it did. My original concept for this shot was to take a framed piece of glass and shoot it with a bb gun to crack it up a bit and shoot a picture of a person through the broken glass, preferably outdoors. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to put things together for that so I modified it at the last minute late Sunday afternoon. I cracked a plastic CD jewel case with a hammer and took some shots through that. I started with the whole face, then a profile, and finally after about 3 or 4 different sessions of taking pictures and seeing what they looked like, I decided to focus in on the eye area. Since the lighting in my apartment is pretty dark, I used a Canon Speedlight 420ex external flash to light the shot. If I had more time and a more patient model, I would have fixed a few things, especially the lack of detail in the eye itself and the one crack/highlight that goes right through the eye. I did, however, make a concious decision to leave the border on the right side of the shot. I thought it framed it better and added some life to the black.

Anyway, thanks again for the comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2002 10:44:00 PM
This rocks
06/01/2002 08:11:00 AM
The solomn expression and the broken glass go together to make ones imagination build a story. GReat B/W shot.
05/31/2002 11:45:00 AM
Great composition. I like the use of Black & White. Interesting photo.
05/31/2002 09:38:00 AM
Very nice. Only two "I wish" comments: First is that the streak/scratch/crack that's running through her eye wasn't there. Second, that we didn't have the edge of the glass/plexiglass over on the right hand side -- I almost took it for another crack -- maybe even if it had a cracked edge, instead?
05/30/2002 09:30:00 PM
very cool.
05/30/2002 08:23:00 AM
Very nice....One of my top 10 photos this week and just missed getting a 10 if I could have seen a little more light/detail in the eye...When a photo is so good but leaves me just wanting a little more...I give you a 9....
05/30/2002 07:43:00 AM
The skin tone seems a little off to me.
05/30/2002 06:57:00 AM
Really neat. I love the detail in the eyelashes, and the black negative space, as well as the way that the cracks in the glass frame the eye. Good job.
05/30/2002 02:11:00 AM
cool composition..
05/29/2002 06:32:00 PM
Very intriguing shot. Perfect use for B&W.
05/29/2002 05:10:00 PM
Very artistic...
05/29/2002 04:25:00 PM
Wow! I do love artsy pictures! I'm guessing Kimbly or Lisae? I wouldn't change a thing about this picture...10!
05/29/2002 11:16:00 AM
people in glass houses shouldn't submit photos of whores.
05/29/2002 08:14:00 AM
Nice idea, well shot. My only thing is that I would've placed the eye on a more clear part of the broken glass.
05/29/2002 06:29:00 AM
I think the positioning of the face here could have been done better. Because the eye and eyebrow are the main point of interest in the photo, I would have preferred to have seen them without any cracks over them. Would have cropped the edge of the window too.
05/29/2002 02:00:00 AM
Very emotive. I like the way some of the cracks run parallel to the eyebrow.
05/28/2002 05:33:00 PM
VERY nice, there is alot of "interest" in this photo. My only problem is, I have consistantly downgraded others for small parts of people shots (mostly lame efforts), but this is soo good! You get an exception.
Photo 10 Creativity 10 People 8 (minus only 2 for very partial person) total 9 (all the other partials got 5 or less)
05/28/2002 05:19:00 PM
Creative photo .... nice use of b&w ... I know you cant do this for the challenge, but try leaving the eye in color ... would give an interesting look.
05/28/2002 04:26:00 PM
What an imagination! Good for you.
05/28/2002 03:41:00 PM
I really like the composition on this shot, and the fact that it stands out from the rest of them. This would be a good picture for a creative writing class to write a story about, I think. It's a little bright on the left side.
05/28/2002 03:23:00 PM
Nice image, I just wish you had been able to remove the line down the right hand side.
05/28/2002 12:29:00 PM
Wow.. this is neat... Very interesting concept.. nice job!
05/28/2002 12:26:00 PM
excellent photo...good focus...wonderful composition.
05/28/2002 01:55:00 PM
This photo is fabulous! When I first looked at it, I could not tell what it was. Thought it was cobwebs stuck to someone's face. When I realized it was broken glass I was looking through, I was blown away. Fantastic job!
05/28/2002 01:30:00 PM
I like this because of the strong connection of the message with the medium. Very original idea and good composition.
05/28/2002 01:16:00 PM
I don't know what else to say except great contrast and detail...This is a 10 in my vote. I love this idea...
05/28/2002 11:12:00 AM
not crazy about the white line reflection crossing the eye
05/28/2002 08:59:00 AM
interesting. I like the cracked plastic infront of the face. Shame the focus is on that rather than the eye though. Creative attempt.
05/28/2002 02:55:00 AM
Interesting framing of the broken glass around your subjects face. I hope it wasn't broken with the impact of your subject..... I gave you a 9. Nice shot.
05/27/2002 11:55:00 PM
Fantastic shot - love the way the scratches in the glass match up with the features. Just can't decide about the catchlight in the eye - intially I didn't like it but then tried to imagine the shot without it and I think it should stay.
05/27/2002 08:58:00 PM
Took me a while to figure out what this was, intriguing!
05/27/2002 08:46:00 PM
Nice job! Great detail, especially on the eye.
05/27/2002 07:18:00 PM
Aren't you just creative. Love this idea! Great job. Good work, congrat on a good shot. I really like this.
05/27/2002 06:51:00 PM
well its different
05/27/2002 02:53:00 PM
Awesome shot!
05/27/2002 09:42:00 AM
wicked detail
05/27/2002 09:24:00 AM
Strange emotions here...
05/27/2002 07:56:00 AM
Wow, I am impressed. Good imagination and wonderful technique.
05/27/2002 01:28:00 AM
Sort of a descent-into-madness feel. Like the silhouetting, the highlight in the eye and the individual eyelashes. Good use of very cold tone. Good use of zone system.
05/27/2002 12:23:00 AM
Beautiful
05/27/2002 10:02:00 AM
Fabulous. Fantastic. Amazing.


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