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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: room
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Portraiture, Nude
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

Last minute submission

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.9592
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 5.8049
Avg (non-participants): 6.2192
Views since voting: 2766
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 196
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/11/2005 03:06:22 PM
Very touching. Nice job!
11/02/2005 11:39:08 PM
*Critique Club*

First of all... does it fit the challenge? Yes... and those who could not see the grain must have fairly low resolution screens. The nice light application of grain really adds to this image, I think you did a wonderful job of it!

On to specifics...

First of all, I find this shot to be incredibly beautiful, and very well done...

In terms of composition... I can't decide whether I like the composition or not... it's not your everyday type of portrait and composition... but it's not your everyday type of picture... it goes above and beyond the "typical" which is very good. Rules are meant to be broken, and to me, I kind of like that he is centered with light on one side and dark on the other. I guess it would have been interesting to try shooting this from a bit towards his front and maybe getting down lower... or for a dramatic "small and scared" look bringing the camera up fairly high and shooting down?

Your lighting, as you've heard in your comments is beautiful. You did a magnificent job with it, and the high contrast is spectacular. The way that the light doesn't really let you see his face, adds to the feeling of loneliness, and I love that the light really touches on the rips in the jeans. I'm almost feeling if you were a bit younger that you had been grounded by your mother... possibly for ripping your jeans... hehehe. As you are older, this photo is more dramatic, it almost makes me think of someone who was abused, and has led a life filled with hardship... someone who is afraid of society, and hiding from the light... wanting to go more towards the darkness.

The fact that I am able to delve so deeply into this photo is an excellent thing... I really don't find it often, and rarely on DPC.

Overall a fantastic job... I'm now going to check out your other work!!

-Talya
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10/31/2005 12:52:41 PM
Hey! Where did those abs go! :)

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10/31/2005 11:59:32 AM
I still like this. And the black on the right held several messages for me,(especially with the word AGAIN in the title), consequently I felt it very necessary to the mood of the shot. You are a ribbon winner to me.

Message edited by author 2005-10-31 12:00:29.
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10/31/2005 01:37:37 AM
I had a feeling too - hey 33rd for last minute not bad! Congrats Nico.
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10/31/2005 12:53:11 AM
Knew it was you, Nico. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 10:50:59 PM
The destitute of soul is well illustrated in this study.
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10/30/2005 05:57:32 PM
Very dramatic shot. Light grain is the right choice as heavy grain would have ruined it. I may have cropped so he was against the side of the frame but still very nice. Bumping this one up.
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10/29/2005 06:38:14 PM
No need to be so bored while you're in there; take a magazine in with you.
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10/28/2005 12:06:33 PM
I like the dramatic lighting.
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10/27/2005 05:42:01 PM
It doesn's seem as if you made grain an intergral part of the message here, but I really like this. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that it was more pronounced at a larger image size.
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10/27/2005 07:50:33 AM
Very nice image, great light, but I'm not sure I like the composition. I'd like to crop just a little bit off the left side.
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10/26/2005 01:11:41 PM
Where is the image grain? Not sure how I feel about this image. I have tried to see grain, but fail to. However, the image seems to keep me returning for another look.
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10/25/2005 08:14:58 PM
The lighting is very nice but for balance I feel the image should be cropped a bit on the right.
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10/25/2005 07:03:16 PM
Black and White and more grain would have really set this off in my opinion. The pose and title/light are really good however.
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10/24/2005 09:03:27 PM
Is this a Nico shot?
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10/24/2005 06:39:53 PM
Magnificent. The grain certainly adds to the title and disposition of the photograph.
Nice work. Thank you for sharing. 10
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10/24/2005 04:27:17 PM
nice lighting but what about the grain???
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10/24/2005 04:20:28 PM
The lighting here is incredibly striking!! Amazing shot!
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10/24/2005 08:51:04 AM
Very emotive and wonderfully done!
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10/24/2005 02:26:42 AM
Nico!
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10/24/2005 01:36:36 AM
The light here is a work of art .. 10
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10/24/2005 12:39:43 AM
Bet thats you nico! Great feelin to it.....very subtle grain though? Great shot anyhow! 8
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10/24/2005 12:37:02 AM
to continue your timeline
12:30- joey likes it and gives you a 10
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