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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Office, San Ramon, California
Date: Oct 20, 2005
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/8 seconds
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2005

Well last week was my co-worker Zia. This week it's my buddy Mike. Some might recognize Mike. He was the "paranoid" looking guy in my Conspiracy Challenge.

I took this inside a storage room with the shelves used to create the shadows. A small desklamp was used foir lighting in an otherwise pitch black room.

I'm not sure how this will do for this challenge but I really like his look. Almost like a Humphrey Bogart look.

Place: 79 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.6345
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.6333
Avg (non-participants): 5.6364
Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 197
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 11:45:20 PM
Nicely done!
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10/30/2005 10:58:42 PM
Let me start by saying that I'm no expert at portrait photography. I do think this is a good portrait but for some reason, my eye keeps getting drawn to the light spot on his forehead.
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10/29/2005 02:31:57 PM
Nice portrait. I can't decide if I like the shaodw in the back though. And I feel while the light is ncie and adds to the character of the picture, I wish the darks ide of his face was just a bit lighter. It may also just be my monitor. Good job
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10/28/2005 10:08:51 AM
A very moving portrait and a particularly effective use of grain to complement the desolate, dark mood. Everything about it is subtle and slightly understated; the man's expression, the lighting and the processing. And paradoxically, this understatement adds to the emotional impact of the photograph. 8
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10/28/2005 09:50:03 AM
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10/28/2005 06:55:53 AM
nice shot, the grain makes it more emotive
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10/26/2005 10:15:27 PM
Very interesting approach.
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10/25/2005 09:24:27 AM
The look on his face doesn't look like despair! You need to see more of the world!
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10/25/2005 08:16:40 AM
I think you have used grain to achieve a moodiness to this picture and it has worked well for you. Great to see shots that use grain to enhance a feeling.
Well done.
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10/24/2005 01:47:28 AM
not quite a look of dspair on his face, but the image worked anyways.
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