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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Asahi Optical SMC Takumar 85mm f/1.8
Date: May 7, 2007
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2007


Place: 232 out of 617
Avg (all users): 5.8447
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 5.9385
Avg (non-participants): 5.4516
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 161
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/16/2007 08:33:10 AM
lovely shot, never seen this before.
06/08/2007 12:42:28 PM
Has a bereft, beaten-down feel to it. Great shot.
06/08/2007 09:09:12 AM
As long she doesn't go crazy and kill someone its ok, but if... i blame you!
06/08/2007 09:03:39 AM
uh oh, karmat is turning into a poet... just remember it's *your* fault, Gnarf. I don't want to get blamed for this!
06/08/2007 08:38:04 AM
Gnarf, you have a real eye. I love this capture. The fact that it is out of balance makes it much more interesting.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 11:40:13 PM
Can't really tell you what to improve with this, and can't tell you why I really like it either. This is just one of those shots that seem to mirror those moments in life when things seem to being going according to plan, but any minute, something could happen to steer you off course.
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06/07/2007 10:55:57 PM
Simply fantastic. A map to photography hidden in the skin of a poet. 10
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06/07/2007 10:15:48 PM
maybe a better crop would have helped
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06/07/2007 08:27:13 PM
nice candid 7
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06/07/2007 07:27:53 PM
what a rich and well done b/w photo - when I first voted - i gave it a 7 but I am back to bump it 9
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06/07/2007 09:55:35 AM
wow!! a sure winner
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06/06/2007 01:04:35 PM
Interesting shot... I'm not completely convinced by the composition, especially the section of wall down the left hand edge of the shot. The textures are great, and the man adds interest and mood. I think what I like least about it is the patch of wall which is much lighter to the right of the man. The eye is usually drawn to the lightest part of a photo, which makes it hard to know where to settle on this photo.
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06/05/2007 03:32:25 PM
Kind of sad - the inconsequential nature of a solitary man heading for a wall while no one above watches.
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06/05/2007 11:27:28 AM
Nice capture, 8
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06/04/2007 09:56:38 PM
I am not sure if the man adds to this photo or not..seems like too much space between but ok photo.
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06/03/2007 01:15:19 PM
Great B&W.
06/03/2007 12:45:44 PM
interesting image, I enjoy this 7
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06/03/2007 07:51:38 AM
I like this photography and this type of photography in general, so I hope this does well. From a techinical standpoint only a few problems - the most telling is the distortion on the building and the lack of vertical lines on the R, the window seems vertical to the pipe but not to R side of the picture. Also a bit contrasty on his face, plus the white box behind the man is a problem. From a compostional standpoint you really have 4 separate ideas, each pulling the viewer and each pulling the viewer out of the picture - the man facing and walking out, the window half finished, the large non-finished rectangle in the lower R, and the lamp in the upper L. In order for the picutre to really work they either need to tell a story or they need to be equally powerful to keep the viewer coming back to the others. I don't quite get your story here, and I'm not sure about the power of each idea, but I really like your effort.


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06/01/2007 05:16:10 PM
Nice tones but the focus should also be on the man.
06/01/2007 02:54:13 PM
Very interesting
06/01/2007 02:29:25 PM
i love the composition in this. the cracks and peeled up paint add a very nice texture. good one.
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06/01/2007 12:30:05 PM
i like the editorial feel to this. the textures and tones work well.
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06/01/2007 09:02:50 AM
Excellent composition. Wonderful tones too. I like it. 7
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