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Challenge: Contre-jour (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Apr 3, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3200
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2007

She's on her way to catch a train. Taken at the Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof, where I love the light. I like just hanging out there and watching people, too.

Post - very slight reduction in exposure in RAW; slight curves and a wee bit of contrast/brightness in PS. Crop, sharpen, save for web.



Statistics
Place: 90 out of 332
Avg (all users): 5.6684
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7963
Views since voting: 1213
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 190
Comments: 30
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/26/2017 03:30:29 PM
I missed the train, but I get this.
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09/25/2017 07:41:06 AM
Marvelous image and spooky also; the shadow reveals a different and stronger identity of a person. Film noir
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03/02/2013 07:00:26 PM
Emerging from the dark. Magnificent.
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02/23/2013 09:08:39 AM
I come back to this image every now and then. I thought I leave a note so that you know.
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01/15/2009 08:29:50 AM
ooh one I have never commented on! But I did vote on it and gave it a 7. I love that she's a silhouette but you still captured the details in her shoes! Great moment too, with her one toe pointed down. It's almost like she's dancing. A simple photo that says a lot - I like!
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07/31/2007 08:40:43 AM
Greetings from Wiesbaden! :-) I do like the mystery and composition in this shot. But most of all, I appreciate that the highlight is not blown out... A nice detail in the shadow, as well.

Maybe we can watch people together one day... :-)

Liebe Gruesse,

Iwona a.k.a. McNolia
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07/31/2007 05:08:20 AM
Deb, had to come back after I added it to my favs. I love that the photo isn't ask dark as it may appear at first, there is details in the hand bag and even some subtle details in the back left. These really add to the already graphic nature of this shot. Well done!
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04/19/2007 06:46:42 PM
Why this works, because of the shadow on the floor. Having shots of just the legs is usually grounds for bad composition in my opinion. However, the fact that the shadow is so well formed and placed really makes the shot work, it in a sense is the subject. Wonderful lighting and lines. A very nicely composed and seen shot.
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04/12/2007 11:41:49 PM
Love the dark, emotional feel in this shot!! very nice!! you got robbed, it should have placed higher in my opinian...
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04/12/2007 02:36:43 PM
mood evoking. I would have thought this would score higher.
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04/12/2007 01:40:13 PM
deb, your style and subject matter is begining to be recognisable. cool.

a lovely and subtle shot. well done indeed.
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04/11/2007 05:37:31 PM
90th?? What a joke. I'm just not understanding. I love the subtlety of this. GREAT artful shot, Deb.
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04/11/2007 05:01:39 PM
hey deb .... stunning shot ... must'v missed this one in the voting ... just love the fantastic composition .... the silhouette and shadow .... the light and the dark ... the way you've only shown her entire body in the silhouette ........ totally awesome ...... this one should'v done heaps better ...
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04/11/2007 03:54:04 PM
I just finally got to look at the contre-jour shots. I absolutely love this picture. You should be at least in the top five!!

Message edited by author 2007-04-11 15:54:16.
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04/11/2007 02:09:27 PM
Love it! Can't really explain all the feelings that it generates in me. But it's a fabulous shot. I like that you have cut off her upper body. It makes it more mysterious. Love the B&W. Damn nice work. I think you got robbed on the score.
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04/11/2007 12:32:36 PM
I loved this. I gave it an 8. I just didn't have time to finish the voting and commenting.
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04/11/2007 06:15:32 AM
A Beautiful light it is! Excellent work!
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04/11/2007 04:17:46 AM
I sometime forget, so it is good to be reminded that photography is about light. Thanks!
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04/11/2007 02:41:46 AM
Very nice finnish Deb, way to go.
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04/11/2007 02:37:03 AM
Fine work. I'm a fan!
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04/11/2007 01:05:36 AM
Another great slice-of-life Deb shot. And your composition is perfect.

While normally people put subjects moving into the frame, I think this is great having her move out. With the light, it makes it feel even more like a lonely station, and she's eager to depart.
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04/11/2007 12:55:49 AM
beautiful tones, I think there is am almost lonely quality to this that I like...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2007 08:40:21 PM
The shadow and composition are very interesting and a little bit mysterious. Nicely done!
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04/09/2007 06:04:44 PM
Very nice. A nice change of pace from many of the more typical entries(i include mine in the "typical" group). Just the right touch of light on her upper body to give it a subtle outline.
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04/09/2007 03:19:42 AM
no direct light... follow the rules... cool pic though, just not for this contest...
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04/05/2007 11:09:50 AM
Nice composition. Excluding the woman really adds interest and makes the image feel much more dynamic.
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04/04/2007 10:55:26 PM
I like the abstract look of the shadow.
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04/04/2007 08:06:07 PM
love the composition, awesome.
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04/04/2007 09:36:26 AM
Love the almost sterile nature of the image - simple, under-stated and exact.
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04/04/2007 09:16:43 AM
Wonderful. I like the minimalism. Great shadow.
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