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Late Night At The Office
Late Night At The Office

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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

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Place: 121 out of 238
Avg (all users): 5.4903
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.2500
Avg (non-participants): 5.5912
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 257
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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06/09/2006 11:05:50 PM
::: Greetings from Critique Club :::

Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.

First Impression - the most important one:
Nice shot, but I'm seeing a few imperfections that could have easily been fixed.

I like the composition for a portrait. It may be a little tight, but not by much.

Can't really miss him and there isn't any distracting background ,so all is good on that front. Also, looks like you met the challenge well.

Technical (Color, focus, and light):
Color: I like the black and white treatment, very natural feeling. I think I'd like to see a bit more midtone contrast, but overall the treatment is good.
Focus: Sharp and nice detail. Losing a bit of sharpness on the end of the nose, so perhaps a bit deeper DoF is needed.
Light: I like the lighting. I wish the light fall off on the face would have followed down the neck though.
Other: There is a big distracting white spot over the glasses in the dark part of the face. Since this was an advance editting challenge, I think you should have cloned that out. I think it would make a big difference in the shot.

To grow its vote?:
Well, the overall quality of photos in this challenge was very good, so I'd guess that you just got beat by other more interesting subject matter, rather than by your technique. A few technical flaws fixed would have helped a bit.

A rather nice portrait with nice lighting. Good work.

Hope to see more from you soon,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:40:58 PM
This is like an add for a headache pain reliever... :o)

I like it!
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06/03/2006 10:49:25 PM
Nice image, well exposed, focused and composed. My nit is I would have liked a little more light on the right side of the face. 6
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06/02/2006 02:57:52 PM
a little contrast work
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06/02/2006 08:56:11 AM
Good detail and DOF
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06/01/2006 06:07:42 PM
need to line up the glasses with the face, good lighting otherwise
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06/01/2006 08:28:54 AM
Looks tired...Take the day off tomorrow.
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06/01/2006 02:39:14 AM
Nice job with the lighting - having half the face in shadows sets a mood here. The expreswsion fits well with the story you are trying to tell - he looks like it's been a long day/night and he'd love to just go home.
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05/31/2006 09:40:50 AM
the way the glasses on the left side of the photo make it look like his face is squished in is really distracting. otherwise nice photo, lighting, and mood.
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