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Band: Ask The Slave
Band: Ask The Slave
egillbjarki


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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2005

Selective curves mostly on adjustment layers, b&w convertion with channel mixer. Got more contrast with selective color by boosting black, white and neutral "colors".

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7236
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.7075
Avg (non-participants): 6.7475
Views since voting: 3700
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 246
Comments: 42
Favorites: 12 (view)


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02/09/2006 06:30:52 PM
I have got to say that you truly have the eye for the 18% gray. Excellent Job!!
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09/15/2005 07:49:15 AM
Thank you for this very helpfull critique, I totally agree with you there. The faciall expressions are not as strong as everything els in this photograph, an yes you are right, I have a bunch of shots of them in this position. I´m going to look at them a few more times and see if I can find a better facial expressions, its a must!

Once again, thank you very mutch, I put a lot of work into gaining thins look.

Greatings from Iceland,
Egill Bjarki
09/15/2005 02:01:15 AM
Critique Club
WOW!!! I love it! Do you really need a critique, I am sure you already know it is great. The tones and contrast are perfect especially for the subject matter. I love you location and crop, it is just perfect. However I will be nit picky on a few things, mostly facial expression. You have pulled everything else together so wonderfully I can't help but wonder if you have another shot in the bunch that has the right expressions. (This is only my opinion) The guy with the glasses is perfect! The guy on the other end looks like he is mid sentence and it doesn't fit well with the other expressions. I would have liked either all of them looking or all of them doing their own thing. Having two looking at the camera and two in their own work does not work for me. I do think expression can make or break a photo, this is so well executed that I don't mind much, but I think it could have been even more wonderful. Great job!!! By the way, I don't think you need such an extensive border and think black line would look very sharp
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09/13/2005 04:04:50 PM
Þakka ykkur fyrir kæru landar!
09/12/2005 05:20:08 PM
Vígaleg og flott mynd. Til hamingju með topp 10
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09/12/2005 04:38:47 PM
Yil hamingju með áttuna góð mynd.
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09/12/2005 01:22:22 PM
Sumir vörubílar eru flottari en aðrir. Þessi er svalur. Mjög fín s/h vínnsla á myndinni. Til hamingju með besta skor til þessa.
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09/12/2005 08:53:03 AM
I just scanned through the entries, and I am pleased you got in top 10 as it really caught my eye.
Are they a band, or what are the guy's connection with each other?

Well done

Sorry, just discovered the comments below. I am just learning the system.

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 08:54:47.
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09/12/2005 04:23:37 AM
Thank you all very mutch for the comments. I decided on going for a high contrast theme, there for this challenge was really suitable for this photograph I took for my friend and his band. I am really prleased and greatfull with finishing in the top 10.
09/12/2005 12:34:12 AM
Thought this would do well - and I'm sure the band is stoked! WTG & congrats on your top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 01:06:08 AM
Decent contrast, but for me, the large black border is a bit too much. Looks like it would work well for a CD cover.
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09/10/2005 09:30:41 AM
Wonderful picture, good luck 9
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09/10/2005 01:48:06 AM
Great shot, so prefect for a cover!
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09/09/2005 10:59:24 PM
the tones in this are freakin' excellent! wtg!
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09/09/2005 06:58:57 PM
A great B&W with interesting subjects and background. The overal feeling is that is a bit too posed for the mood the boys are trying to express. Subject placement works well for an album cover. Enough room for titles and stuff like that. 7
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09/09/2005 01:57:47 PM
this picture is technically excellent in every way--composition, lighting, exposure, focus--but my reaction to it does not exceed disinterest. it feels emotionally sterile
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09/09/2005 08:56:35 AM
what a bunch! :) bold, head on composition works great, could be the cd cover shot... would like a smidge less forground. one of my ribbon picks.
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09/09/2005 12:44:56 AM
Nice comp, Interesting photo.Maybe a tighter crop.
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09/09/2005 12:39:30 AM
Now this is great, looks like the cover of a CD. The higher contrast on this shot really accentuates the effect.9
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09/08/2005 05:09:35 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2
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09/08/2005 01:46:25 AM
Great picture, but my histogram says not high contrast at all. Best I can give you is a 5.
09/07/2005 08:47:45 PM
Excellent
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09/07/2005 02:48:40 PM
love this shot! coming back to comment and bump up... very cool image
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09/07/2005 02:48:22 PM
Best of what I´ve seen sofar!
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09/07/2005 10:49:44 AM
Oh My -- I want to see them perform!!! Great Shot. More truck and less asphalt (a style trade I would have made), but you did an amazing job with this one. - 8 -
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09/07/2005 08:08:48 AM
really nice, i like it, amazing light reading
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09/06/2005 11:07:26 PM
very well done!
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09/06/2005 10:31:41 PM
Excellent framing for a wonderful Album cover. Detail is crisp and clear and you fit the theme of the challenge dead on. A lot to look at here, ive been back several times. Score - 9.
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09/06/2005 11:57:13 AM
Love this shot. Gritty feel to it. Great composition with the truck for a background.
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09/06/2005 10:18:52 AM
Which one is the slave? Beautiful shot
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09/06/2005 09:17:21 AM
Something about this image I thoroughtly enjoy. Might be the tones. The symmetry and frame bother me but not to the point of distraction. Very well taken. Like the use of lines and curves. Well done! 8
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09/06/2005 03:13:57 AM
Excellent photograph - hard to say anything better.
An instant favorite.
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09/06/2005 02:53:26 AM
Great composition, very nice and crisp black and white. Focus is excellent as is lighting. Quite a bit of interest with the band and the truck. Nice use of contrasts. I gave a 7.
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09/05/2005 03:46:30 PM
8
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09/05/2005 12:30:14 PM
Very cool shot. I bet the band really digs it too. Nice job.
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09/05/2005 09:12:21 AM
This is one of those occasions where I think the eye contact "rule" would definitely improve the image - I think it would be more striking if all members of the band were looking directly at the photographer. Still works reasonably well though.
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09/05/2005 06:07:36 AM
8 here great shot
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09/05/2005 01:09:26 AM
One of the favorite I have seen yet! What a great shot! 10 and my first 10.
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09/05/2005 01:02:39 AM
Yeah Buddy! Looks Great. Love the poses and contrast. 10.
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09/05/2005 12:52:43 AM
Very cool, one of my favorites so far. 9 (but might bump it up) Perfect job!
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09/05/2005 12:52:16 AM
brilliant!
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09/05/2005 12:33:18 AM
Great shot. Looks like an album cover. I love the old truck. This is really well done.
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