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All the lonely people, where do they all belong...
All the lonely people, where do they all belong...

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z850
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date: May 26, 2006
Aperture: f/7.4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2006

Crop, color balance, desaturate, curves, contrast, brighten a diagonal strip in the upper right, resize, sharpen, clone away a few white specks.

In some ways, this is my first real photograph.

Place: 155 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.3545
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1935
Avg (non-participants): 5.4400
Views since voting: 1061
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 268
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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06/09/2006 02:05:49 AM
Thank you for the critique, Makka. The problem is, everything you (and Crisik) have pointed out as shortcomings is there on purpose. The car park is flat looking on purpose. The puddle is there on purpose. The diagonal white lines are there on purpose. The noise is there on purpose. I believe all of that adds to the mood. I have put a lot of work into this image to have it exactly match my vision.

But of course, I can't expect the voters' tastes to match mine.

For fun, here's the original (resized): //z3.ca/~lament/lonely_orig.jpg

Message edited by author 2006-06-09 02:06:31.
06/09/2006 01:22:05 AM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

This photo definately matches your title! The main thing that strikes me in this photo is that puddle of water in the foreground. I think it takes away from the person walking in the distance. It's hard to tell without seeing the original photo but maybe a different crop may of helped save this one. It's worth trying a few variations for yourself and see what hits you the best.

You've used a nice DOF here to get a good focus over the whole image. You could of used some slight dodge and burn to add a bit of character to the car park perhaps just to give the photo a bit of pop as it's a little flat looking.

All up, there are a few things you could of done with this to help with the voters because of the advanced editing rules. Still, a 5.35 is nothing to be sneezed at and sits well above your average. Keep at it Nikita and best of luck in future challenges.

06/08/2006 04:12:46 PM
Well, i wouldnt say all of the better scoring photos were worse than this one.

I gave 6 myself since I like the concept and composition, on the other hand it seems noisy (even at ISO 50 which is suprising) and those white lines are quite distracting - were there only concrete w/ the puddle and neat image, I guess it would score higher.
06/07/2006 12:12:23 PM
I must say I'm disappointed with the low score this photo got. Three of my photos scored better than it; and all three are, in my opinion, much worse. Oh well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 04:51:48 PM
i really love your take on the challenge. great image for the lyric and it LOOKS like a part of a music video. i love the lines of the lot and how tiny the person looks. i wish the person was a little further down in the composition (i missed them at first glance) and b/w may add to this shot. otherwise great!
06/06/2006 04:38:25 PM
too monotone
06/05/2006 04:29:04 PM
Just don't think she's big enough in the frame.
06/01/2006 08:57:32 PM
Great idea for the shot and kudos on having the camera there. However I'm a little off on the idea of having the subject jammed so far up into a corner...
06/01/2006 05:04:38 PM
Good concept. Your lyric matches well and I like the size of your person.

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