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Revenge is sweet
Revenge is sweet

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Challenge: Hate (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F30
Location: Home
Date: Feb 18, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/34
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

No guitars were harmed in the making of this photo. The post-processing was very basic - just cropping, adjusting contrast and saturation, and sharpening it a bit.

I'm new to DPChallenge, so any feedback would be more than welcome!

Place: 64 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.2979
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1923
Avg (non-participants): 5.3279
Views since voting: 672
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 235
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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03/04/2007 02:08:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First of all, welcome to the madhouse that is DPC!!

In reading through the comments given below, I think the major issue with this picture has already been identified - lighting. The idea is very good, the composition is pretty good, too, with the neck of the guitar forming a nice diagonal. To get your point across, I think the shoe and foot need to be a bit more prominent in the picture. And overall, you need more, less flat light. For those of us who don't have studios, you can try shooting outdoors, preferably on a cloudy day, which provides nice even light, or use some indoor lights available in your house. I've used desk lamps and large pieces of white posterboard as "reflectors", opposite the desk lamps to provide reflected light and help reduce shadows.

In this picture, some stronger light coming from the lower right would add some texture and depth, I think. You'd still need some from the above left to highlight the shoe and face of the guitar.

If you have any questions about my critique, please don't hesitate to send me a PM. You've got a good eye and a creative approach - best of luck and keep shooting!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2007 12:47:41 AM
not enough contrast, flat lighting
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02/25/2007 08:02:46 PM
gaaaaaaahh that hurts too much....
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02/22/2007 02:51:39 PM
Really nice idea, shows the emotion well. Would like to see a little richer lighting - took me a minute to see the foot.
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02/22/2007 06:27:23 AM
I'd almost like to see the guitar more broken and a little more of the foot in the shoe. great idea though
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02/21/2007 09:21:15 PM
Outake from Music?
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02/21/2007 01:27:52 PM
Good idea. I like where you went with this challenge. The setup was great. It suffers from bad lighting/exposure and cutting the foot off. Those fixed, it would score a point higher.
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02/21/2007 12:43:42 PM
OUCH! A true picture of hate indeed! Wonderful idea, just a tad too dark.
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02/21/2007 12:20:28 PM
Creative idea, i like the composition!
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