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Challenge: Single Light Source (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A85
Location: Philadelphia
Date: Nov 15, 2005
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

This shot was NOT easy, so I hope it does well :)

It took nearly an hour of shooting, in the dark, with a hot 40-watt bulb next to my face. Just getting my whole face in the frame was hard enough. Then getting the lighting and the focus just right... I'm still not fully pleased with the result, but it will have to do!

Very little post-processing-- minor levels adjustment and 10% desaturation, Gaussian blur, resize, unsharp mask, 3x2 crop

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 291
Avg (all users): 6.1592
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1053
Avg (non-participants): 6.1856
Views since voting: 1543
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 289
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/23/2005 12:56:18 AM
Well, there were some generous voters in the last two hours! Last I checked it was a 5.9, now it's a 6.1! As you can tell, I'm thrilled!

Thanks again for all your helpful comments.

Last week top 30-- this week top 20! Maybe someday I'll find myself in the top 10... :)
11/23/2005 12:20:36 AM
Congratulations on a high finish. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 10:29:19 PM
Perhaps the most visually interesting image in this challenge. I know, many folks rule out too dark but how else can such a dramatic effect be attained. 9
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11/21/2005 05:00:53 PM
Awesome detail.....extremely emotive!!
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11/21/2005 01:06:08 AM
Wow... when I first looked at it, I thought it was a rope that was busy snapping in the middle... :) (Dont ask.. very vivid imagination) I like this shot, well done.
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11/19/2005 03:16:37 PM
The angling of the subject really makes this shot. Nicely done.
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11/18/2005 01:26:26 PM
nicely done. For me you are just far enough from the light source to make this a good one for the challenge.
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11/18/2005 01:51:52 AM
nice shot. very close up and nice lighting, still a light but dim and i like hows its close up. great shot.
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11/17/2005 10:41:59 PM
very nice!
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11/17/2005 09:01:05 PM
cool,..very different..! 9
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11/17/2005 07:06:47 AM
Very dramatic!
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11/16/2005 06:22:30 PM
simply amazing
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11/16/2005 08:47:07 AM
Really nice. I love how his profile is cropped diagonally on this image. Great use of light and dark. Quite stunning with his beard and mustache stubble adding some texture which mimics his brows. Artfully done!!! 9
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11/16/2005 04:50:59 AM
So beautiful! I loved !
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11/16/2005 03:30:46 AM
excellent photo 10
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11/16/2005 12:27:37 AM
Love the diagonal composition and the light. I had similar idea (image 258266 in my portfolio) but this one works much better. You've added drama and mood with the lighting. Good luck!
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