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Challenge: Duotones (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Union Station, Washington DC
Date: May 24, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.0
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2003

Shot at Union Station using tripod, with the camera set on black and white mode. Post processing levels, contrast, focusing on upping the contrast. The effect I was going for was to replicate printing on a high contrast paper.

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06/05/2003 11:50:56 PM
*Critique Club*

General: Interesting effect with the visible shoes and barely visible legs. Also, good choice to shoot this in the vertical position.

Composition: On the most part the composition is good. The narrow view of the arch suits the vertical position of the image though I do feel it is a bit too tight on top. You may have tried standing back further or shooting from a lower vantage point and pointing the camera up slightly. (I know this would have generated some perspective distortion but you could play with the angle to limit this.)

Exposure: The image is quite dark and therefore doesn't show much detail. Depending on what part of the image you want to emphasize you could spot meter on the back wall or the sides of the arch. You might try spot metering in a couple of places and take and average or bracket to see what the effects of your different choices are. To increase the contrast you need more exposure here.

Impact: Unfortunately due to the lack of contrast there is not much punch to this image.

Keep experimenting.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2003 10:47:36 PM
That's cool how just the shoes are visible. I think I like this more after looking at it again.
05/28/2003 07:35:18 PM
Cool idea. Lacks a little pop though.
05/28/2003 04:04:11 PM
Interesting people-shadows, very freaky. I'm actually a lot more interested in the building section visible through the arch and wish you'd shown that more closely. I like the lighting and the image of the arch a lot and the freaky little people shadows actually detract for me because I'm a big architecture geek.
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05/28/2003 04:32:17 AM
I wish you were in the middle (centered) for the shot.
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05/26/2003 04:39:43 PM
great capture. the sneakers really make the shot. Good luck. Jacko.
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