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The Kiss
The Kiss

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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Date: Aug 24, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2006

A simple photo. Two small ceramic figurines with a small halogen desk lamp behind in a dark room. An expression of what simple, pure love is supposed to be about.

Place: 340 out of 352
Avg (all users): 3.6939
Avg (commenters): 3.6667
Avg (participants): 3.5957
Avg (non-participants): 3.7550
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 245
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2006 06:31:22 AM

You received several comments during the challenge on what could be improved with this entry. However, few of them tell you how to improve the image. First, the silhouette in your image is not very strong. This is related to the figurines being to close to the light source, as evident by the light reflecting off the figurines themselves. You could have also strengthened what silhouette is there in post processing by boosting the contrast or by adjusting levels or curves. Moving the figurines further away from the light source would have helped the background as well, as being further away would have put the wall out of focus and thus, hidden the textures present. There are also some improvements that could be made with the composition. In general, figurines don't score that well but for this challenge, they work nicely could have scored in the 5+ range easily. However, you cropped the image a little tight. It is fine to crop into the bodies of the figurines like you have but it looks odd having the back of the heads cropped as they are. Plus, you have a lot of blank space (negative space in photography jargon) above the heads. This space doesn't really add to the picture and could have been removed. With the way you set up the figurines, this image would have worked well with a square crop, as that would have put the kiss at the horizontal rule of thirds.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding my comments.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 05:20:28 PM
nice try, but the statues aren't really silouettes, because there is detail discernible in the statues.
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09/01/2006 07:04:30 AM
I cannot find any silhouettes
08/31/2006 10:26:59 PM
Your background is quite distracting. Its unevenly lit and the texture of the wall is too obvious. The figurines are a poor candidate for a silhouette because of all of the reflections from the surface. Emotionally, this has no impact on me as I'm having trouble making any connection with the figurines. Had these been real people, I think the passion would show much more.
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08/31/2006 09:20:32 AM
08/30/2006 10:18:42 PM
less detail would have rated higher score...nice photo
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08/30/2006 08:44:42 PM
08/30/2006 01:01:38 AM
Awww cute ok techinical side I would of liked to of seen more clarity in this and maybe the lil statues more darker?
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