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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Jack in a Box
Date: Jun 12, 2003
Aperture: F 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Fashion, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

I was eating at a "Jack in a Box" and a kd came in and He had that look. Not sure what that look is, but he had it. I guess Cool looking, energized, eager, ready for anything. He just didn't know there was a DPC'er in range ready to take his picture for this weeek challenge.

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07/15/2003 03:14:30 AM
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06/29/2003 10:54:39 PM
Critique Club critique:

I'm not certain exactly where to begin, but I like the feel you have captured in this shot. You have created a very nice candid portrait that captures the essence of the moment; one of those shots that leaves the viewer on their own to 'write' the story behind the photograph in their own mind.

I agree with some of the commenters below about the red shirt. I don't think the selective desaturation works well with this shot-- I would have preferred seeing the entire shot in grayscale instead.

Your composition is very nice, with the subject off-centered, yet balanced within the frame. It fits the challenge well.

Overall, the lighting is generally adequate for the shot. It's not terribly noticeable (and does not detract from the shot in any way in my opinion) but there seems to be some motion blurring of the subject's right hand... likely due to the longer shutter speed required to expose the shot. Probably not much else you could do to address the lighting, though, since you were already shooting with a pretty wide aperture at f2.5, and again, I don't think it negatively impacts the shot.

I do find the reflection in the glass somewhat distracting, although not entirely overpowering. I'm not certain if you have it available, but a polarizing filter might help counteract some of the reflection.

I hope this critique is of some help; if you have any questions or would like clarification about anything here, please let me know and I will happily help out.

Paul.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 09:48:51 AM
nice composition, and tells a story, it would be intgeresting to see what type of fiction, could bed written about this picture perhaps a high school project
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06/20/2003 06:30:01 PM
I think this would have had more impact completely desaturated. The lonely look on this person's face does more for me than drawing my attention away to a partially colorized shirt.
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06/20/2003 04:50:11 PM
slightly off center , unsure whe the focus is the red shirt 5
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06/18/2003 02:30:46 PM
This shot is full of contradictions, I love it!! You sure know your way with symbolism. The shot itself: composition is very strong; it completely breathes out the atmosphere of the topic. Afew elements are a bit distracting though. e.g. the reflection in the window. A tad more contrast an a bit more focus would also have served the image well imho. Overall a very good shot! Regards, Marco
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06/17/2003 07:36:45 AM
Appealing photo-journalistic shot. I think it would have been better all B&W though. 6
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06/16/2003 09:20:16 PM
Good candid shot...
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06/16/2003 02:25:05 PM
I don't understand what your desat work is doing for this picture, it just looks odd and out of place.
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06/16/2003 10:41:26 AM
An interesting subject, and interesting experiment with desaturation. I'm not sure this was the best use of the color desaturation method, to be honest. I would probably try to use that technique to highlight the subject of a shot, but I'm not sure that the guy's shirt (or whatever it is he is wearing) is really the "subject" here that you want to highlight. But it's definitely interesting to experiement with this kind of thing. - 6
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06/16/2003 04:41:25 AM
haha. groovy colorwork. im a big fan of this technique. the photo in the background is hilarious. nice lines and form.
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06/16/2003 01:58:08 AM
I like but are we allowed to selectively desaturate? Great idea all the same and an 8 for me.
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