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Je t\'adore

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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Home (bedroom)
Date: Sep 29, 2006
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2006

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Place: 148 out of 396
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10/17/2006 03:07:29 AM
greetings from the critique club!

I must admit that I'm having a difficult time giving your shot a critique because it doesn't fit the definition of what I beleive to be a high contrast image. I went back to my textbooks for support.

I'll quote from Photography, Second Edition, by Bruce Warren. "A photographic image in which a subject with a full scale of luminances has been rendered as only two tones, black and white, with no intermediate tones shown".

Now, I am completely aware that many, if not most of the entries in this challenge are not high contast. Some of the highest finishers were out of bounds. Some just took normal everyday photos, bumped the contrast, and called it good. Not enough in my book. Bumping the contrast in your otherwise dynamic and creative composition only served to put a hotspot with contrast noise right into the middle of an otherwise well crafted frame.

I copied your photo and played with it in Photoshop.
I actually toned down the contrast to get rid of the hotspot. Whether it is better or worse now...only you can decide. But the shot looks great in high contrast as well. Proof that you were on the right track with your idea and the composition of your art.

Nice work.I give you a 6!!

Message edited by author 2006-10-17 06:18:24.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2006 10:46:55 PM
fascinating, mysterious still life 7
10/06/2006 05:48:55 AM
10/05/2006 07:55:24 AM
10/04/2006 03:16:30 PM
so very creative, i love the tones here!

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