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Hiding in a Silhouette
Hiding in a Silhouette

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Challenge: Contre-jour (Basic Editing)
Camera: Motorola Razr v3
Location: Beach
Date: Apr 3, 2007
Aperture: ?
ISO: ?
Shutter: ?
Galleries: Sky, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2007

I thought this pic was pretty cool w/the clouds going on.
This is a point & shoot shot.
It wasn't edited.
I was going to turn it into Black&white photo.
I remember this day to be super Sunny!
Hope you guys like it.

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04/17/2007 10:59:53 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Welcome to DPC :)

Interesting image, which definitely meets the challenge. However, there are a number of ways of improving it.

The clouds look good, and I like the mysterious off-centre silhouette. The title works well with the image, and the ray of sunlight going across the person's face looks very cool. However, as has been commented on already, the background blends into it and somewhat clutters up the image. Moving around or taking the photo from a different angle in order to get rid of the buildings would greatly improve it.

There's also a lot you can do with editing. I'm not sure turning it B&W would have been a good idea (the blue sky is pretty nice), but there are a number of PhotoShop adjustments you can use to bring out the colours and improve the image. 'Levels' to lighten the sky a bit, brightness and contrast adjustments to make the image more clear, maybe a 'sharpen' (helps images a lot of the time). There's also quite a lot of noise in the sky, there's a number of noise reduction programs you can use to change that (Neat Image is the one I use, it's free to download).

Anyway, hope this helps, message me if you have any questions. And do keep submitting stuff, I look forward to seeing more of your entries!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2007 03:43:30 PM
To work well silhouettes need to clearly define a shape. Here the picture is too cluttered; for example, the two buildings to the left of the subject are distracting and cause the silhouette of your model to become less ditinct.
04/08/2007 10:45:55 AM
Too dark
04/07/2007 01:29:44 PM
a little bit too dark
04/05/2007 07:27:15 PM
good adherance to theme, but otherwise not impressive. Buildings on left distract.

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