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Koko's Silhouette
Koko's Silhouette

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: My living room
Date: Jul 9, 2002
Aperture: F3.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2002

This is a 5" high figure of Kokopelli (a native American god of having a good time) back lit with a candle and front lit with a mostly obscured flash to get the highlights.

Place: 72 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.4817
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 5.6071
Avg (non-participants): 5.3883
Views since voting: 1374
Votes: 328
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/22/2002 08:52:00 PM
I liked this shot and believe it should have been higher. I gave it a 7
07/22/2002 02:13:00 PM
I'd just like to second chariots comment. this photo should have done alot better IMHO.
07/22/2002 07:15:00 AM
Wow. I can't believe you are this far down. This was a great photo and one of my 10's this week.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 11:06:00 PM
nice photo, very evocative. since the strengths of this photo are also its weaknesses (soft backlighting and silhouette) i dont see any way to change these and make it better. composition is the only thing left to play with, and imho you have nailed it for all its worth!
07/21/2002 10:58:00 PM
Yay for Kokopelli! I have this little guy on a keychain attached to my camera bag. I think this might have been better as a vertical and not a horizontal and I also would have gone ahead and added even more wrinkles/creases to the bacground -- but some people don't seem to like that. I think it would have made the lighting that much more interesting in the background to sue a crumpled paper effect.
07/21/2002 02:37:00 AM
Good shot! This would have been even better to not see any shine on this side of him.
07/20/2002 04:15:00 PM
What is it?
07/20/2002 12:11:00 AM
really good
07/19/2002 12:08:00 AM
I like the coloring you used for the background.
07/18/2002 10:38:00 PM
07/18/2002 01:37:00 PM
i love this design... the lighting on the background is excellent :) = 9 - jmsetzler
07/18/2002 08:35:00 AM
Its not a Silhouette, as there are points of light on it. It also seems a bit chopped off at the bottom, perhaps you could have cut some foiliage from black card to create a barrier at the bottom.
07/18/2002 08:34:00 AM
nice contrast but no depth
07/17/2002 07:05:00 PM
Nice background
07/17/2002 02:35:00 PM
GREAT photography!!! I love this - especially the soft background - really enhances the entire photo. Excellent work.
07/17/2002 01:51:00 PM
Great contrast and lighting!
07/17/2002 12:57:00 PM
i would've liked there to be a shadow on the wall.
07/17/2002 12:28:00 PM
excellent lighting.
07/16/2002 03:55:00 PM
Interesting. I like the lighting and focus.
07/16/2002 03:18:00 PM
if it were real...
07/16/2002 09:41:00 AM
Hey that's a Cocopelli - have the Tatoo on my foot..:o)
Like the warm colour of the background and the contrast of the black figure. Nice done. 8 - Danie
07/16/2002 12:25:00 AM
simple but beautiful... peaceful composition
07/15/2002 08:29:00 PM
Great shot. The lighting is super.
07/15/2002 04:00:00 PM
When I saw the thumbnail I knew I would love this one ! Finally after a few hours of voting here it is...I love it !!! I just love it ! Shiiizzzam =10
07/15/2002 02:43:00 PM
Very well set up shot. I'm interested to know what you used to create the background.
07/15/2002 02:42:00 PM
Great shot, reminds me of some Hopi designs. I can't see anything to change/critique/comment. GREAT SHOT. (first 10 this week) 10 Swash
07/15/2002 01:05:00 PM
07/15/2002 11:16:00 AM
Nice shot. Your backdrop needs less wrinkles though. I like how the light is a brighter in the center, but it could be a little more even than it is.
07/15/2002 06:06:00 AM
And yet, Koko is actually a black near-plane object and not a true silohuette.
07/15/2002 04:43:00 AM
Over all a nice photo. Kee

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