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That sea of shallow faces
That sea of shallow faces
strangeghost


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Family (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: Madison, WI, dining room
Date: Jul 8, 2005
Aperture: f 13.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: .4 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2005

Raw conversion, adjustment of saturation and slight white balance tweak. Photoshop adjustments, curves and levels, lots of spot editing to clean up background and blemishes on the masks. Final boost to saturation and USM.

Does it convey the idea of family? Well, not really, and I'm sure I'm going to get hammered for it, but dammit, I like the image alot!

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.2449
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 4.8795
Avg (non-participants): 5.4321
Views since voting: 974
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 245
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/18/2005 03:21:00 AM
Bright colors in sharp focus usually do well ... for a relatively oblique (for DPC) approach to the challenge topic I think you finished respectably, although I thought it was worth a higher score myself.
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07/18/2005 02:11:30 AM
Amazed this didn't finish higher. Still, I hope you're happy with the shot - it's great!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2005 11:51:34 PM
Although a very creative photo of a family could have been made with these masks, this image doesn't appear to demonstrate any attempt to relate them to the challenge topic.
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07/16/2005 09:46:12 PM
Nice colorful shot with the masks, I remember when I'm in Italy seeing these, especially in Venice.
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07/15/2005 07:06:46 PM
Of all the pictures so far that don't have people in them I like this one the best. It looks like a group of sisters.
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07/15/2005 04:30:11 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 1/2
Color/Contrast: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 0/2
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07/14/2005 04:17:27 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. While the subject is interesting I feel the harsh light detracts from the overall presentation. Use of black backdrop excellent. POV, DOF good. Good luck in the challenge!
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07/12/2005 03:59:19 PM
excellent use of color and black background ...
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07/12/2005 08:37:31 AM
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07/11/2005 11:32:05 PM
Subject Impact: High
Meets Challenge: Average
Technical: Average
Composition: Average
Creativity: Average

Score: 6
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07/11/2005 11:01:15 PM
nice portrait... family of color faces. good pic, great colors.
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07/11/2005 09:56:05 PM
This is just too overly staged for my taste. Yes it's a group and a family of masks, but just not my cup of tea. I won't fault you for a crisp clear photo, just lacks the oomph that I think this challenge can bring. Hope this is helpful.
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07/11/2005 08:14:27 PM
I like it sharp, clear, good color. Most will say it doesn't meet the challenge. 9
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07/11/2005 04:50:30 PM
Great colours! Nicely illiuminated, too.
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07/11/2005 02:05:35 PM
Nice photo - well composed, goof focus and control of lighting to minimize reflection - BUT - where does family fit in?
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07/11/2005 12:46:19 PM
WOW! Magnificent colors and DOF. It may sound weird, but the fact that the farthest mask (blue & gold) isn't as far behind the previous one as the others are. To me it is the least sharp and/or interesting (also the only one without a blue highlight surrounding the top of the head), and it seems to call attention to itself with its positioning. Yes, this is REALLY nitpicking (probably because I can find very little else wrong with the shot. Great job! 9 Bumping to 10.
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07/11/2005 11:25:56 AM
Lovely capture of these masks..... but doesn't say "family" to me.
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07/11/2005 06:45:46 AM
Very pretty masks. NIcelighting BTW and like the black background.
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07/11/2005 04:29:50 AM
nice colors and contrast - but I do not feel "family" when I look at it.
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07/11/2005 02:11:36 AM
Very nice picture. I like how the colors stand out against the black background.
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