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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Paris
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Aperture: 1.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2006

Shoot in RAW and then : WB adjusted,
saved for web.
Taken in a theatre during a concert with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens.

Place: 384 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.6970
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6384
Avg (non-participants): 5.9733
Views since voting: 768
Views during voting: 567
Votes: 429
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/05/2006 09:42:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Welcome to DPC! I see this is your fourth image and each time you have scored better. Keep up the good work; you'll end up on the front page soon, at this rate.

I love the composition of this image. I'm delighted by the expressions on the faces of each of the players. LIke many of your commentors, I am puzzled by the difference in skin tone from front to back. And I desperately wish there was slightly better focus but with an aperture of 1.6 you got exactly what you exposed for. I can only think that a higher ISO rating might have made a difference. But I don't think I am telling you anything new.

But, still, this is an exciting image and it did score well. (I'll be in Paris towards summer, and know I'll never find a scene this lovely)

IN any event, I'll look forward to seeing more of your images on DPC.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2006 08:09:56 AM
Don´t know why I scored this rather low the first round, maybe the sad expression on the violin player had this effect on me, the photo is not bad but I found it odd to see so many of the concert players out of focus..bumping up
01/26/2006 07:44:11 AM
This is good, real good.....
01/24/2006 05:34:30 AM
i like this composition quite a bit. the fact that the lighting is so different that there are 3 distinctly different skin tones is a bit distracting. maybe a b/w version would be better? just a thought. i also wish you could make out more of the first 2 guys' hats, so it didn't look like their heads were chopped off. in any event, this is a great shot.
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01/22/2006 01:28:16 PM
There are a handful of images in this challenge that dared to be different, a thing apart from the typically accepted notion of beauty. This is one of them, and it is superbly executed. And now at the risk of sounding foolish, my curiosity must be satiated - are these brothers, or is this a repeat appearance of the same person? The eyes and noses are so similar, I can't help but wonder if this is one of those very clever images people have been trying since Kiwiness made his 30 appearances in church one morning. Either way, it is a remarkable image. I love the way the lighting shifts with the DOF. I love the mood in each man's face. Just really, really well done.

I fear it won't place as highly as I like among so many well-done mountain and water landscapes, but this is truly an art piece.
01/19/2006 10:56:06 PM
Congrats on a one of a kind challenge entry. Stunning capture with an unlimited amount of interest... well done... :)
01/18/2006 11:53:48 PM
10 from me...good luck!
01/18/2006 09:42:26 PM
The first guy seems oddly pale in comparison to the rest.
01/18/2006 09:44:18 AM
I like the composition and DoF, making them more blurred the further back they are. Nice shot.
01/18/2006 04:17:47 AM
good angle for this. Nice DOF too. The skin tones are all so clashing though - not sure if I like that or not. Especially the third guy who has a funky yellow cast.

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