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Dirty Pretty Crime
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Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Ontario
Date: May 3, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2006

Shot using natural light.
levels, curves, slight desat., dodge and burn, cloned some stuff on ceiling, smart sharpen in LAB lightness, crop save for web.

Special thanks to Scalvert and Kirbic for rescuing this from the DQ zone.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.5850
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.4105
Avg (non-participants): 6.7429
Views since voting: 2370
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 200
Comments: 43
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/02/2006 12:49:06 AM
Gotta show me where this house is :-D
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08/20/2006 04:01:14 PM
I absolutely think that this is stunning. GGreat light, perfect exposure imo and the textures of the walls are great and the smooth skin tones held in the perfect pose.

Really good!!
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06/07/2006 12:38:05 AM
OH, I like this! The lighting from the window is fantastic on your model! And the color scheme? AWESOME.
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05/20/2006 09:47:04 AM
(¯`·._.·[Critique Club]·._.·´¯)

I'm not quite sure how to respond to this image. I've just finished critiquing about a dozen other entries for DPC Cinema, and none of them have really come into the top half!

This certainly strikes me as being a very powerful image that's full of feelings and mood that evolves more and more as I keep looking. Your DOF is perfect for keeping not only your subject but even the stripping wood in the background in fine focus. You clearly know how to use your camera well to get the very best results. The fact that this has been done entirely with natural light also adds to the effect of the image with just enough light to keep the woman's expression and feelings in full view without any harsh reflections or glare.

Your use of colour is also very effective to bring out the right elements in the image as well as keeping all the necessary detail in the places that remain dark and gloomy at the edges of the photograph.

The composition could not be better with the window being translucent enough to allow enough light without any distracting outside objects. The peeling window frame and walls add so much to the emotions that lie throughout and the plainness of the woman is perfect as to not overdo it. I flicked through a couple of your 'outtakes' and it looks to me like you made the right decision of keeping the colour in the image and keeping your model from distracting us from the setting.

Overall, I'm surprised this didn't get into the top ten, it seems like a perfect photograph with next to no room for improvement. It's a shame that some of the voters tend to take the title of a photo into account rather than the picture itself.

Good Luck for all Future Competitions!

.·´¯`·->Lucien<-·´¯`·.
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05/18/2006 03:41:19 PM
Justice indeed - nice show of good-natured patience on your part too.
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05/18/2006 03:19:02 PM
So glad this all worked out! : }
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05/18/2006 03:09:49 PM
justice :)
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05/18/2006 03:02:09 PM
Yay! You just got reinstated ;) Congrats!
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05/18/2006 02:49:16 PM
WTG on the reinstate!! And a mighty well done image :)
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05/18/2006 02:48:06 PM
Good to see this crackin shot back in the top 20

Steve
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05/18/2006 02:41:52 PM
This is really well done, where did you take it?
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05/18/2006 02:29:24 PM
It is nice to see this reinstated. Great photo and well done SC.
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05/15/2006 11:31:17 AM
Definite bummer on the DQ. An excellent shot.
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05/15/2006 10:31:24 AM
That's a bummer...wonder what happened...it is a great image though!
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05/15/2006 10:07:23 AM
Robert, this is insane! What a beautiful image, the lighting is amazing. I agree with Jutilda, this is ribbon worthy work.
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05/15/2006 08:58:33 AM
WTF!? What happened? When did this get DQed? I voted on the about 11pm last night...sure hope you get a proper explanation as to why you got hit with the DQ...one of my top picks.
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05/15/2006 12:41:21 AM
I'm with Jutilda, it should have ribboned, it was one of my highest scores
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05/15/2006 12:13:08 AM
This deserved a ribbon. I don't get it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 09:37:59 PM
I love the lighting and the grungy industrial setting
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05/14/2006 08:39:17 PM
Nice image and lighting. Quite classic. And has a useful background for text.
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05/14/2006 07:11:09 PM
I really like this and think it suits the spirit of the challenge well. I can't help thinking that going darker still with the background would help enhance the mood even more, but that's just me... Great job.
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05/14/2006 06:07:11 PM
your title doesn't make sense to me but I do like the photo
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05/14/2006 02:47:51 PM
nice lighting
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05/13/2006 09:41:43 AM
I like this image alot. The title does nothing for me, but that doesn't affect my scoring...I really like the contrast between the smoothness of her skin and the peeling and cracked textures of the surrounding background.
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05/13/2006 03:09:36 AM
cool lighting. love the shadows.
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05/13/2006 02:37:34 AM
A really nice image great lighting
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05/12/2006 07:52:54 PM
a fine photo - hard pressed to see a movie connection.
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05/12/2006 04:26:40 AM
I don't get the title but I do get the image - its powerful
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05/10/2006 09:38:13 PM
Love the photo but not in love with the title
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05/10/2006 01:45:53 PM
A view to a kill perhaps. Wonderful image. Title is a great match.
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05/10/2006 01:11:07 PM
maybe it should be Criminal? Regardless, great image, wonderful use of light, dramatic composition with lots of room for text up top.
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05/10/2006 10:51:17 AM
Well I see the dirty and the pretty but no crime:) overall I like the photo maybe some red and blue flashinglights outside the window would give a better sense of danger.
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05/09/2006 10:45:42 PM
Very nice photograph; lighting, composition, framing, exposure, processing - all the technicals are excellent. Also good juxtaposition of the luminous and pretty young girl with the dark and gnarly old structure. If the movie's as interesting as the poster, I'll buy a ticket. 7.
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05/09/2006 10:34:34 PM
wow, i love this. really looks like a movie poster starring charlize theron. 9
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05/09/2006 01:32:09 PM
Nice lighting and PP. Title a little awkward but a very nice pic. 8
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05/09/2006 10:05:17 AM
Great pp on this shot.. the title isn't bad - I like the way the model is peering out of the filthy windows... well lit and made me stop and think about the possible plot of the story - good job
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05/09/2006 09:02:31 AM
I really like how you used the wonderful lighting through the window. Verey nice composition and great job by your model. Could use a little straightening. Well done!
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05/09/2006 06:03:03 AM
I'm just loving it. I expect this one will end up in top 10. I hope it does.
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05/09/2006 03:24:29 AM
Great iamge...love the light coming through
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05/09/2006 02:13:07 AM
great shot
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05/08/2006 05:42:49 PM
Nice place, colors look old and dirty :o) good job u did and finally... good picture.
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05/08/2006 05:11:12 PM
Nice light - Vermeer-esque! Your choice of DoF might be falling between stools a little - the suject is crisp and well focussed, but the background looks a little soft, but not soft enought to focus all attention on the subject.
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05/08/2006 09:32:32 AM
EXCELLENT. Really looks like a poster and the title could really be a movie. Good job. The lighting on this just from a photo standpoint is perfect. 10
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