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Too Late for I Love You
Too Late for I Love You

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Challenge: Too Late (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5500 Zoom
Location: Albury NSW Australia
Date: Dec 5, 2005
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2005

I wrote Dear John on my tinted glass coffee table top with a white marker. I set this up in front of the camera and shot through this to get the writing on the photo. This caused problems with exposures as the glass is tinted and also because the glass surface reflected other stuff from around the room, which made lighting and camera angle very important. This is a self portrait so getting the alignment right took some effort as I was running back and forth from the camera to the pose position. This was my 75th photo, which I was finely happy with the composition and exposure and not getting reflections.

I am trying to relay the feeling of loss and knowing its already too late to do anything about, i.e. the typical Dear John Letter.

Post Processing:

B&W conversion via channel mixer
Convert to b&w
Convert to duotone with black and blue as colours and adjust there curves to obtain required tonal range.
Convert to RGB

Place: 68 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.2064
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1061
Avg (non-participants): 5.2500
Views since voting: 607
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 218
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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02/02/2006 12:19:25 AM
Thanks roadrunner
12/19/2005 11:26:16 PM
Originally posted by Huld:

why was it validated?

maybe if you took the time to go back to photos and view them after voting, you would realise the trouble people go to to set up these kind of shots and realise this was not added after in ps, but actually all set up with the shot....
again hav, very well done, and a great imagination...
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12/19/2005 11:24:43 PM
hey hav... love this.. and yes i can't believe it didn't get higher also, well set up and excecuted.. top work...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2005 03:48:02 AM
not another dear jon letter/image
12/09/2005 11:50:31 PM
why was it validated?
12/07/2005 03:20:27 PM
I don't really like the writing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 03:08:17 PM
nice shot. captures the feelings.
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12/07/2005 02:19:29 PM
Nice composition. Level adjustment would help.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 01:59:47 PM
I am really touched by this photo; Your model did a great job;
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 01:37:47 PM
This is a difficult one to pull off as I feel there could've been a more effective way of conveying the same idea without the writing. I do appreciate the sense of loss from "John", however.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 12:28:30 PM
wow, great concept.
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12/07/2005 09:36:19 AM
Original...I like it! Sorry about your luck ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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