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And you thought that was just a story...
And you thought that was just a story...
PeterPic


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superstitions & Urban Legends II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: My Room, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date: Jun 25, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2006

Created my own home made softbox for this shot using a white shirt, a desk lamp and a chair.

Statistics
Place: 66 out of 97
Avg (all users): 4.9715
Avg (commenters): 6.0345
Avg (participants): 4.4545
Avg (non-participants): 5.0456
Views since voting: 1030
Views during voting: 632
Votes: 351
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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07/09/2006 06:32:11 PM
Thanks for the critique. I appreciate it.
07/09/2006 01:46:25 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Okay, first I had to say I had NO IDEA what you were talking about. The first thing that came to mind was hair loss because of the type of hair in the hand and the way it's arranged.

Then I read some of the comments and thought, "I never heard it that way!" :)

So, now that I know what you are going for...........

The lighting and tone set in this shot is very well done and expresses the setting that you were going for very nicely. But honestly the shoulder in the lower left corner? Very distracting and at first glance I couldn't tell what it was, shoulder, breast......? But bringing the shoulder back so it's not taking up so much of the shot might help quite a bit. I realize we risk showing something else when we do that but if you change the angle of the shot just a touch you could still get the message across while improving the overall composition of the shot. I tried just cropping it out but that leaves the shot very unbalanced.

Also the direction of the hand, it the fingers were pointing more towards the corner, offering a line through the shot it, again might help with the overall feel of the shot.

Now, the "hair". As mentioned previously, it just doesn't look realistic. You could have gone with some glue and some short hair or even string set up to make it look more like your leg or arm hair and this would have really sent the message across without any question.

Again, very nice tones and the setting is clear as a bell. I hope my comments help and Good Luck in Future Challenges.

Deannda
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 11:42:28 AM
Technical: 3/3
Aesthetic: 2/3
Personal Tilt: 1/3
Wow!: 0/1
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07/04/2006 07:22:02 AM
Interesting
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07/04/2006 03:36:55 AM
Ah. Very amusing. :D You know exactly what's going on in this image. Hehe. Nice work!
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07/03/2006 12:27:02 AM
Not sure what this one is.. It seems to be familiar but i just can't recall. :)
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07/02/2006 12:32:10 PM
Funny, yet disturbing, lol
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07/02/2006 10:31:12 AM
Hahaha. Good one. Not everyone will get it, but good one!
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07/02/2006 07:32:56 AM
i hope this wasn't an environmental portrait
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07/02/2006 02:49:47 AM
Ooooooooooh someone is going bald...good capture.
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07/02/2006 01:34:15 AM
*LOL* oh now thats just plain wrong
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07/02/2006 12:33:05 AM
Haha, gross
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07/01/2006 06:52:51 PM
LOL....good one!
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07/01/2006 11:42:50 AM
Hairy palms! LOL. 4.
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06/30/2006 09:54:04 PM
Good lord! :)
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06/30/2006 06:56:47 PM
haha, excellent! Great framing and tones.
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06/30/2006 02:51:52 PM
Nice. Nothing like a good ol' fashioned laugh out loud picture.
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06/29/2006 08:22:38 PM
Okay, I JUST figured this out, after ages of confusion. I think because it doesn't look like it's growing, it looks like you'd been pulling your hair out trying to come up with an idea? ;) What might have worked better would be some clear doublesided tape with short, furrier hair on it? (to look more like your leg, for example)
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06/29/2006 02:12:53 AM
O.O where is that hair from.... lol B&W works well here
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06/29/2006 01:10:52 AM
eeeew. that looks like it came out of a shower drain. that would DEFINITELY disuade people from... you know
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06/28/2006 10:54:36 PM
is this suppose to be a harry palm or hair loss. wasn't very clear to me.
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06/28/2006 08:37:43 PM
OK, that's sick.
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06/28/2006 05:58:06 PM
LOL I didn't even think of this one, very funny.
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06/28/2006 05:18:15 PM
i'm suprised that hasn't been dqed, good shot
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06/28/2006 03:22:15 PM
You got guts.
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06/28/2006 01:56:37 PM
I always thought it was 'you'd go blind'! Thank goodness for braille keyboards
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06/28/2006 12:18:23 PM
Don't get what you are trying to say here. It isn't clear enough to me. But its a decent image, nice balance throughout
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06/28/2006 10:49:08 AM
would score higher if the hair didn't look like it was snipped off a head and placed in the hand, if it looked to grow out of the hand.
funny tho.
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06/28/2006 10:32:57 AM
I have NO idea what this is portraying. string in a naked mans hand? huh? I could make the stretch to "if you keep touching it youll get hairy hands" but you may have wanted to use real hair if thats what you were going for.
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06/28/2006 08:50:38 AM
LOL
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06/28/2006 12:56:29 AM
Nice composition!
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06/28/2006 12:17:48 AM
yuck!
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