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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Wilton, CA
Date: Sep 2, 2005
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005


Place: 87 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.8708
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 5.7095
Avg (non-participants): 6.1304
Views since voting: 1091
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 240
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/18/2006 04:52:06 AM
Don't know how I missed this before, might have been traveling. It is lovely.
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10/22/2005 04:54:56 PM
Reminds me of a unicorn, beautiful use of light.
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09/15/2005 09:51:06 PM
From the Critique Club

First off you have a very nice subject to work with. The focus and lighting is good along with the background. With that said a few improvements could of made this shot better than it already is.

Composition: The subject is placed well within the frame but I believe the POV that you selected is to close to your subject. If you would of opened up the angle between you and your subject (maybe a step or two) it would of given us a POV that would have rendered more detail and light that would have possibly taken care of the soft focus adding more light ultimately increasing your high contrast.

Focus: Your focus is good but soft overall which takes away some of the detail.

Lighting: Lighting is good however I think it would have been better if the light had continued higher up on the your subject instead of stopping abruptly below the ears. It would have been great if the light around the edge of the ears could have been as strong against the background as the light around the face and noise.

Color: Not much to say there. I think you did a great job with the B&W mode. I had to look close to see that the eye was actually in color, great job.

Post Processing: I donít know how much post processing was done but you did a great job. The only distraction is the reflection in the lower left. I would of considered cloning that distraction out of the picture.

Overall: Good quality photograph that a mild amount of tweaking could of made it great. Keep up the good work both in taking your pictures and processing them. I hope you find this critique helpful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 08:37:37 AM
very nice.. great use of light and b&w makes it even better
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09/11/2005 07:57:25 AM
Nice shot. Feels very serene. Could be my monitor, but the focus seems off at the eyes. 8.
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09/10/2005 01:43:16 AM
Interesting angle on the horses head. Like the shot. I would like to see more lighting on the ears. Nice job.
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09/09/2005 08:02:58 PM
Almost black and white except for his eye... Like the half and half composition and the lighting.
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09/08/2005 04:43:29 PM
Cool shot.
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09/08/2005 10:17:05 AM
I like the way the light hits just under the horsey's ear. Nice work
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09/08/2005 08:49:49 AM
This is definitely high contrast but the angle is a bit awkward to me. I'd like to see a full profile or a straight on shot. Horses have such interesting anatomy - I'd like to see more of it in this imaget. The shadowing under his chin is good and the light from one side is helping to create the contrast you are looking for, but it falls a tad short for me since he's "slimmed down" by the angle of the shot. 7
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09/08/2005 06:46:56 AM
Beautiful idea. I love this perspective. I also really like your treatment of the photo. I'm thinking that if the light showed a little bit more of the ear, it could make this fine shot even better. Nice job.
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09/07/2005 02:37:28 PM
beautiful use of contrast and composition!
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09/07/2005 10:46:22 AM
Love the angle that you went with. The image evokes a feeling of loneliness and longing. The shadow is well used and I think this is one of the best on in this challenge. GREAT JOB
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09/06/2005 12:12:37 AM
nice. I like the natural b/w with the sunlit brown eye. Great pov.
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09/05/2005 11:49:22 PM
Love love love! Not only is the horse a beauty, but your capture as well! You definatly hit my weak spot :-)
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09/05/2005 07:34:41 PM
Aside from that line in the bottom left hand corner, for me, this really works as a high contrast photo. Very well done. Kudos!
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