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Challenge: Extreme Emotion: Faceless (Basic Editing)
Collection: Self-portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Dentist's office
Date: Jul 20, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25s
Galleries: Emotive, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2007

Yes, that's really me, and yes, that's my hygienist, and yes, I really had a dentist appt. that day. But that's not the actual cleaning. In fact, the thing in the hand on the left is being held backward because the handle is bigger and easier to see than the pointy end.

Thanks to Alex, my hygienist, who really got into it and opened up various tools to make a good photo!

I expect this to work for a very few people, so I may end up in the 4s, but I like it.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.4568
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.0769
Avg (non-participants): 5.5188
Views since voting: 894
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 278
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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08/02/2007 12:00:48 AM
I think this is fantastic. all the action is in the background, and the OOF just makes it scarier, like when you're in a nitrous haze and you realize that your dentist is pulling out a machete...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 07:08:11 PM
10. Very effective.
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07/31/2007 11:10:21 AM
I think anxiety would better describe this. ;-)
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07/30/2007 10:51:12 PM
Great capture of the feeling felt at the dentist. Excellent focus.
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07/30/2007 02:49:26 PM
Nice DOF on the white knuckles rather than the action in the background.
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07/30/2007 11:12:16 AM
Nice!
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07/29/2007 06:11:18 PM
Great use of DOF and PP. I love how the attention is on his gripping hand. I love this image even though it scares me!!
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07/28/2007 06:20:43 PM
Nice idea and i like the POV - The processing lets this down though as it's interfering with the background and blacks.
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07/28/2007 03:49:21 AM
This should have been entered in the Nightmares challenge.
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07/26/2007 01:00:31 AM
Great picture - I can totally relate. You captured the perfect focus/perspective.
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07/25/2007 11:25:23 PM
Make sure both his hands are not on your shoulders!
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07/25/2007 06:18:23 PM
Do I think this image shows "Extreme Emotion": Yes. PP seems a little out of whack, i.e. forearm. Colors could have been picked better, 6.
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07/25/2007 05:59:29 PM
excellent take and what an idea! 9
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07/25/2007 01:22:12 PM
I think dread might have fit this picture more.
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07/25/2007 12:42:26 PM
While I can sense the subject's anticipation, the shot is not very appealing.
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07/25/2007 12:41:35 AM
i hate it! and by hate i mean like!

(you made me cringe...i hate the dentist.)
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