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Pride in Serving
Pride in Serving
toddhead


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Challenge: Pride (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My basement
Date: Oct 5, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2005

I am really anxious about the scores and comments on this one. I have high hopes for it, but I am afraid I should have waited for a advanced editing challenge so I could have fixed up a couple of hot spots(my nose and rifle).

Hopefully, I won't get any political comments...

My guess: 6.3

Also, the Scuba Bubble and Jump Wings are not mine. I used the only to add to the picture. I was a Marine, but I was never qualified in either.

******Post Challenge Comments******

Was very anxious to see the scoring breakdown on this picture. It was at a 6.4 at one time, so I know it got hammered with a bunch of low scores. Normally, it wouldn't bother me a whole lot, but I just think there were a lot of political votes on this because of the subject matter. I feel that, technically, it is one of my better pictures, so the nine 1's kind of bother me... especially the one that I actually got a comment on. I am happy with the 6+ score, so I am not complaining, just venting a little frustration.


Statistics
Place: 12 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.0682
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 5.4688
Avg (non-participants): 6.2600
Views since voting: 1471
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 264
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
10/21/2005 01:27:38 PM
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

Hey Todd-

You got a 10 from me buddy! Semper Fi!


Semper Fi! Appreciate the 10!
10/21/2005 12:31:02 PM
Hey Todd-

You got a 10 from me buddy! Semper Fi!

Message edited by author 2005-10-21 12:38:00.
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10/21/2005 12:25:51 PM
Fantastic photo. Could easily be an advert/magazine. You have captured the nature of special forces - driven, determined, focus and almost invisible.

great work!
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10/20/2005 09:54:05 PM
Very nicely done with good color and facial expression. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/19/2005 09:59:16 AM
This is one of the best I have seen in this challenge. I believe it was the subject matter. This is a global issue here.
Well done!
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10/19/2005 05:06:22 AM
wow how did this not ribbon. And how the heck did the leaf beat this one?
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10/19/2005 12:24:01 AM
Wow, I cant believe this didn't score higher. As you already know, I expected it too. Nine one's? Crazy. Oh well, certainly still a very respectable score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 08:33:30 PM
perfect lighing on the eyes. good job.
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10/18/2005 04:00:54 PM
Well done. One of the better images

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10/18/2005 10:57:06 AM
This is a spectacular photo, my favorite in this challenge. Gotta be top ten and I'll be suprised if this dosen't ribbon
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10/16/2005 10:36:55 PM
Very dramatic photograph. Using black on the darker half of his face emphasizes the drama here.
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10/15/2005 09:51:00 PM
2nd look - the few, the proud, the....
Great portrait work. just think your approach is too asbtract for this old country boy. (Uncle Sam wants you, Usama!)
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10/14/2005 10:35:13 PM
Wow...full range of shades, from black to white. Outstanding...my first 10.
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10/14/2005 06:21:13 PM
Can't believe all this talent is being wasted taking an immature picture of someone pointing a gun at someone else. "1"
10/14/2005 04:29:27 PM
Thanks
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10/14/2005 02:10:44 PM
Nice lighting.
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10/14/2005 01:23:00 PM
Nice lighting...adds to the sense of drama...the soldier appears to be emerging form the darkness...well done.
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10/14/2005 02:15:27 AM
wow, great colors and lighting. it works.
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10/13/2005 09:07:42 PM
Scarey, but good. This picture really has a lot of impact. ~8
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10/13/2005 12:12:03 PM
i like the dramatic lighting.
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10/13/2005 07:50:35 AM
Love the use of shadow.
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10/12/2005 03:38:10 PM
I like the black background but I think the right half is too dark.
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10/12/2005 12:12:05 PM
God Bless our Military! 10.
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10/12/2005 11:49:42 AM
awesome lighting here...good stuff...clear and crisp. The best thing about this photo is how the right eye, (his left) is brought out in the middle of darkness. 7
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10/12/2005 10:22:45 AM
This guy looks lost, I mean is he supposed to be a sniper or something? What's he aiming at? He looks like a girly man to me. He probably wets the bed at night and squeals when he sees spiders. Geez, I don't know what he's proud of - maybe his new makeup set - what kind of dude wears makeup?
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10/12/2005 09:13:48 AM
I love the light. I think I'd crop just below the elbow. But the use of negative space is interesting. Good clarity of the eyes. I like this.
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10/12/2005 02:08:17 AM
Great Photo. Lighting is impressive. Congrats for choosing a real topic!
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