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Nightlife
Brad


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Challenge: Backlighting III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: The Flame, North Park, San Diego, CA
Date: Aug 21, 2007
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Abstract, Candid
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2007

Dance floor candid.
Fun part was trying to time the lights and click when they moved into the frame.

This entry was NOT a silhouette!

1. a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, esp. a black-paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of a famous person's face.
2. a view of an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior.

For what it's worth, for those that use LCD monitors - when editing or viewing, if you get up high over the monitor and look down at a sharp angle, you will see what you have been missing. I make a point of checking mine that way, especially when preparing prints. Most would be amazed at what will show in the deepest shadows or the brightest areas. Look from all angles. Certain angles will reveal "stuff" in what looks to be all-white, and other angles show more in the shadows.

Statistics
Place: 123 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.3600
Avg (commenters): 5.1818
Avg (participants): 5.2879
Avg (non-participants): 5.3955
Views since voting: 976
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 200
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/16/2007 02:30:33 PM
Not your typical backlighting entry - loved this and gave it a 10. Just the right amount of detail in the shadows to make you want to look and look. Great shot!
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08/29/2007 03:25:56 PM
Originally posted by msdoubletrouble:

omg...WHEN do you have TIME to go dancing at nightclubs?LOL

OMG again at me standing on tip-topes looking "at all angles" at monitor...hmmmmmmm

LOL

This was shot at an..umm.. "all woman's" nightclub after a photoshoot for the band.

I was not a participant on the dance floor.
:P
08/29/2007 09:38:01 AM
omg...WHEN do you have TIME to go dancing at nightclubs?LOL

OMG again at me standing on tip-topes looking "at all angles" at monitor...hmmmmmmm
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08/29/2007 08:47:16 AM
Wonder why this scored so badly, was on of my top 10 picks. might have been the noise or the lack of detail (I don't believe it was all about uncalibrated monitors)
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08/29/2007 08:37:42 AM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' brad said: "For what it's worth, for those that use LCD monitors - when editing or viewing, if you get up high over the monitor and look down at a sharp angle, you will see what you have been missing."

it worked! I did what you suggested Brad, and I could see her features; live & learn! BTW, I did & still think this is a great capture, very professionally rendered!

as usual...:)

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08/29/2007 08:31:08 AM
Another example of a magazine-quality photo getting a mediocre or low score at dpc. The only part of the magazine that dpc-ers seem consistently interested in are the advertisements.
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08/29/2007 12:20:29 AM
I wouldn't have touched this challenge with a ten foot pole. I've had enough 'too dark' comments to last a lifetime as it is.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 11:45:29 PM
this is pretty, the lighting around the female singer is really great; tho it does come off as a silhouette of the main singer as I cannot make out her features... a littl emore upfront light would have made it!
But still, great band/nightlife shot... only IMO (nuthin' humble about it!)
good luck! :)
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08/28/2007 11:23:24 PM
its got merrit but I dont think it was nailed.
nice idea.
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08/27/2007 04:05:29 PM
I like the colors and perspective; looking at it feels like being on the dance floor at a party!
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08/26/2007 10:41:49 PM
I think it's a little too oversharpened and that draws focus to the guys behind her. If you were trying improve the focus on her you could mask them and just sharpen her.
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08/26/2007 10:34:51 PM
Love the lighting streaks and rim light on the people.
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08/26/2007 05:25:43 AM
Awesome colours.
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08/23/2007 06:07:33 AM
nice. not quite silhouets as I can just see the girls face. shame about the big black left corner.
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08/22/2007 03:54:41 PM
this night life picture is different but she looks unhappy and it is at a party
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08/22/2007 03:36:16 PM
interesting picture, is this a silouette?
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08/22/2007 10:27:03 AM
Nice image - Like the fanned light and the pose - Just enough detail to keep within the challenge rules.
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08/22/2007 08:59:41 AM
I like the photo, but the challenge was for backlighting without making the object a silhouette.
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08/22/2007 07:08:32 AM
Too close to being a silhouette.
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08/22/2007 01:47:24 AM
"Here's the catch: the subject must not become a silhouette because of the backlighting."

You'll probably hear that again :(
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08/22/2007 01:43:51 AM
Oh this is quite nice.. I really like the colours playing here
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