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Challenge: A Night on the Town (Classic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Aperture: 4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.6395
Avg (commenters): 7.8636
Avg (participants): 6.5507
Avg (non-participants): 6.6720
Views since voting: 3530
Votes: 258
Comments: 34
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/12/2005 08:28:15 AM
I love this photo. It sums up everything about the situation. It so works that you don't see who she's talking to. It makes it all mysterious - how flirting should be. Her face and smile are so appealing, so friendly and inviting. Yet you can still see the guarding - she doesn't know this person well. She doesn't trust them. She's revealing all these good qualities about herself yet is ready to bail if need be. I love how the background is blurred out - it's only her and this unknown person. The world around is insignificant. And I think the differing levels on the wine glasses is very symbolic! These two people are different and while how fast someone drinks doesn't say alot about them, it adds the mystery of this unknown person. It also confirms that we don't need to see them.
08/16/2003 09:09:06 PM
Originally posted by arnit:

Þessi er glæsileg! Vel römmuð. Rosalega fínn contrast í henni. Þú færð A+ frá mér. Samt ekki þarna tónlistargaurinn sem var einu sinni vinsæll.


hvað á maðurinn eiginlega við með þessu?
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08/06/2003 07:30:57 AM
Þessi er glæsileg! Vel römmuð. Rosalega fínn contrast í henni. Þú færð A+ frá mér. Samt ekki þarna tónlistargaurinn sem var einu sinni vinsæll.
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07/21/2003 11:19:24 PM
Should have won...just a great photo. Beautifully candid, excellent composition. It's anonymous and personal at once.
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07/21/2003 11:14:06 PM
*Critique Club*
This photo seems a bit unbalanced to me. What I see is the glasses taking up the left side of the photo, and she is taking up the right side of the photo, however, her face is way up in the photo toward the top and her eyes are dangerously close to the top frame of the photo.
The soft focus actually works for me here. Kind of gives us a dreamy feeling about the whole shot.
The way you have blurred the background is great. I think it gets the background out of the way and lets us focus on the subject a lot. The lighting is a little dark, but I think it's ok that way, as we can see her face just fine. Kind of gives a mysterious feeling as well as dreamy feeling.
Overall, I think that it's a wonderful shot, and there isn't much that I'd like to see differently other than the eyes a little farther away from the frame of the photo. I would like to see it more of the main subject, and with them so close to being out of the photo, it takes the focus off her face, and that's where I'd really like to see it.
Great shot none the less.
~Heather~
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07/16/2003 05:25:05 PM
IMHO this shot was the best one in this challenge, I love the smile, the slightly soft focus, the excellent b/w, and it fit the challenge perfectly!
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07/16/2003 11:35:45 AM
Glæsileg mynd hjá þér.
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07/16/2003 08:48:22 AM
Mögnuð mynd...
..og frekar "útlensk" / Pró
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07/16/2003 08:27:03 AM
Er þessi mynd hér fyrir hönd Íslands?:o
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07/16/2003 06:48:31 AM
Ísland bara að gera það gott í keppninni :) Til hamingju með að vera í 7 sæti :) Flott mynd
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07/16/2003 12:45:50 AM
This shot should have placed in the top three. Love the composition. You captured some great emotion.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2003 11:35:27 PM
Classic
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07/15/2003 10:24:30 PM
Great concept for this photo. I like the use of B&W and the border works well on this one. My only suggestion would be a slightly sharper image. The composition is very well done. Keep up the great work!
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07/15/2003 09:53:14 PM
Too fuzzy. Too dark. Perhaps a silhoette of light behind the subject would be pleasant.
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07/15/2003 09:33:35 AM
Who is she flirting with? If both people were in shot would have been much better...composition doesn't work with just one person
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07/15/2003 02:26:39 AM
I love the expression on the girls face. It definitley connects to the title and all in all it connects to the challenge. I wish I could see the other person - but it's a great shot. 8.
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07/14/2003 09:38:29 PM
The composition and lighting make a perfect statement. The exclusion of the mans face makes a greater impact. I like your black and white treatment a lot. 10 -danny
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07/13/2003 12:10:46 AM
I find the picture imbalanced with two glasses and just one face. Your subject's smile and vivaciousness is very attractive and certainly captures what appears to be a very pleasant meeting. DOF is excellent but I find focus could have been sharper on the woman's face. In addition, I think the photo would have been more effective in color.
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07/12/2003 01:02:38 AM
good composition and subject matter.
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07/11/2003 10:04:38 PM
excellent capture of a special moment. good depth 8
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07/11/2003 08:44:17 PM
Wonderful clarity and wonderful cropping. The girl smiling in the photo just makes me want to smile. Great job capturing the emotions.
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07/11/2003 12:34:21 AM
would loved to have seen both people...it is a nice shot just the same;) and it does feel like night life to me
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07/10/2003 05:41:02 PM
A nice take on the theme of the challenge. The focus seems a little blurry to me but I like the smile you captured and the light of the glasses making these two things the strong focal point of the shot. It says exactly what you want it to.
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07/10/2003 04:21:35 PM
Spot on - I love the way the guy (i'm guessing it's a guy although the finger nail looks slightly suspect ;)) is out of the picture ... keeps us guessing. And the tilt of the glass suggesting a toast is a nice touch. Fully natural smile also. 8.
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07/10/2003 09:49:59 AM
Great concept, shame it isn't sharper. The cropping is particularly effective. Great dof, the background is nicely blurred. I think I'd have liked this in colour with warm tones... oranges and reds. In black and white, it almost looks like it could be a business lunch. 7
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07/10/2003 06:09:25 AM
do you think thats Air that your breathing?
07/09/2003 11:31:00 PM
I like it in black and white, nice DOF, good comp, nice candid shot...good job.
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07/09/2003 12:08:21 PM
amazing photo... love the emotion capture here and the overall theme is very strong as well... kudos on my favorite of the week :) = 10
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07/09/2003 08:55:24 AM
wonderful, great in b/w, love the smile
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07/09/2003 07:21:12 AM
nice work, nice atmo... the exposure is very well done but I can't see where the focus is... probably long lense and open aperture. good "printing" ;)
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07/09/2003 04:47:53 AM
looks like an ad for a dating service.....makes me want to sign up and I'mm already hitched.... well done
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07/09/2003 02:29:05 AM
very nice I like how one person is out of the shot and B&W really works but it is a bit soft I would like to see this one a little sharper (not tack sharp but a little sharper still) a 9
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07/09/2003 01:55:24 AM
Very good, I wanted a shot like this but wasn't able to get one I liked enought to submit.
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07/09/2003 12:32:49 AM
Wow. this is one of thos aaah pictures. I like the way you left the man out, and made him just a hint of a nice guy reflected on the woman's face. Looks like mystery guy hit first base.
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