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Silver Guy
Silver Guy
Pug-H


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light On White II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Bunsei Art University, Japan
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

We stopped in at the local art university's Culture Festival. There had been a costume competition of some sort,which this guy won hands down. I had taken candid shots of him in front of the yellow backdrop of the outdoor stage, but later saw him upstairs getting re-sprayed, so I asked him if he could stand in front of the white wall.
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Statistics
Place: 15 out of 277
Avg (all users): 6.2339
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 5.9238
Avg (non-participants): 6.4053
Views since voting: 3054
Views during voting: 512
Votes: 295
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/01/2013 11:17:10 PM
lucky timing, awesome capture!
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06/07/2009 05:56:36 PM
WOW! Incredible image in every way :-)
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01/05/2009 07:02:50 PM
This is one of my favs. Every time I see it I'm surprised it didn't place top 5.
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11/08/2005 09:56:11 PM
Well done Pug-H

Your getting great mileage out of that kit lens.

bazz.
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11/04/2005 11:12:59 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I have been studying your image but it did not take long to get a feel for this composition.

Composition/perspective - the subject fills the entire image with very little negative space except for that bit on the left. Perhaps a bit more negative space on the left to offset the subjects 'centeredness' or emilinate it all together and crop tighter to the medals on the jacket. The straight on shot and only showing from the chest up is one of the strong points of this image.

Lighting - control of the lighting on most of the subject is very good. Some areas appear blown out where you lose definition of your subject in the background. Not sure if this is an actual lighting effect or a processing effect. About the only weakness I see in the image is this effect though - top left of the helmut, top of the left shoulder. The definition is not completely lost, but they do appear much brighter than the rest of the image.

Color - light on white is not easy and this accomplishes the topic very nicely. Outside of the areas mentioned above, your subject remains well defined against the background. The silver is a very nice touch and unique in this challenge. Excellent eye for the opportunity!

Challenge requirements - there is no doubt that this meets the challenge and very nicely as well. Your subject's expression helps set a mood for the shot which adds to it greatly and helps to keep you focused on him. I think this would be a strong image no matter what color the background was.

Overall/my opinion - this is an excellent image that demonstrates quite effectively the challenge topic, your eye for the shot and composition, and really captures you from first glance. Very well done image!
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11/04/2005 12:11:03 AM
That's soooo cool

Definately should have been higher.
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11/02/2005 10:03:04 AM
I want those shades. great picture.
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11/02/2005 09:26:53 AM
thought this one would be right at the very top. wonderful, unique shot that really impressed me. congratulations on a job well done!
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11/02/2005 12:18:04 AM
Congrats on a top 20. I love this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2005 08:06:00 PM
Lovely photo
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10/30/2005 07:39:31 PM
in a word: great!
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10/30/2005 01:13:20 AM
i hope that comes off.
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10/29/2005 08:52:05 PM
I have a feeling this will do well. But I could also see why some people wouldn't immediately like it. I for one like it. There is something about those shades that just penetrate.
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10/29/2005 07:11:39 PM
Just when you thought there'd be no more terminator movies, we have an actual "from the set photo" Nice job,
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10/28/2005 03:50:35 PM
Cool shot. Way to go!
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10/28/2005 02:41:39 PM
all I can say is WOW. This is definitely up there among my favorites.
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10/28/2005 02:19:05 AM
Very cool idea and realization! Hope it will get a ribbon... ! 10
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10/27/2005 09:24:38 PM
Very original and ell executed. 8
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10/27/2005 08:24:43 PM
The most unique and individual challenge entry... excellent... :)
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10/27/2005 03:29:22 PM
nice!
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10/27/2005 09:20:28 AM
cool
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10/26/2005 08:25:41 PM
bizzare....6
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10/26/2005 03:03:22 PM
pretty wild looking, interesting image.
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10/26/2005 02:47:12 PM
cute idea, and very feminine "guy", but to me missed too many places with the spray paint,
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10/26/2005 02:31:53 PM
The guy has a somewhat feminine look to the face.
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10/26/2005 12:31:48 PM
i liked this one a lot.. meets this challenge well..
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10/26/2005 12:28:25 PM
one of my favourites!!
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10/26/2005 09:19:59 AM
Unique, interesting and oh so creative...perfect.
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10/26/2005 06:53:11 AM
Awesome shot. Must have been some serious preparation for this one! Good luck.
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10/26/2005 01:01:51 AM
very creative i loved it!
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10/26/2005 12:37:53 AM
jejeje, this amuses me.
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10/26/2005 12:30:31 AM
That is awesome. Very imaginative. Maybe put a little space on one side but that's really my only critique.
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10/26/2005 12:28:31 AM
Brilliant.
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