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A Tough Life
heida


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Challenge: Portrait (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: outside my house
Date: Mar 14, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2004

I want to thank everybody for your comments and a great score :)
This is my model Nazgul again (He is such a great model) ;)
I saw the steps and the wall outside my house and wanted to get a portrait with the textures of it So I took my man and put him in an ugly shirt and I waited until his face was a little hairy ;) And put some black eye shadow in his face To make it look like he is dirty but not too much,
Af all the pictures I took I liked this one the best cause of the expression on his face, even though you couldnt see his eyes.
Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.9324
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.7755
Avg (non-participants): 7.0565
Views since voting: 3801
Votes: 222
Comments: 44
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/22/2004 01:19:20 PM
This was a personal favorite of mine this time round, Heida. Keep up the great work. You're one of my mentors...
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03/22/2004 09:51:10 AM
This one should have been in higher ranks... next time i'll comment happy top three and it might work ;) congrats
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03/22/2004 08:50:54 AM
In my opinion, this is the best portrait of the challenge. The tone is great, the expression is good, There's emotion in the image, and the textures are great! The total package is awesome!
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03/22/2004 06:29:59 AM
I seem to do alot better in here as a model than I do as a photographer:o

Congrats Heiða on a cool piece of work;)
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03/22/2004 06:28:35 AM
Thanks! :)

Message edited by author 2004-03-22 08:35:25.
03/22/2004 05:23:05 AM
Amazing photo Heida, very impressive.
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03/22/2004 12:31:12 AM
I am in love with your photography. I wish I had half the skill you have. This is outstanding work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2004 08:28:09 PM
The tone you used along with the background is great. I love the look on his face and your title brings it all together. Good lighting and composition.
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03/21/2004 06:15:57 PM
Very moody... this image creates a story in my mind to go along with the subject... great introspective portrait.. = 10
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03/21/2004 05:55:51 PM
This photo is so moving- great subject- you can just feel the emotion- I love the tones too- 10!
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03/21/2004 04:14:32 PM
Emotions very well exposed in this good balanced portrait.
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03/21/2004 01:13:01 PM
Great photo. Love the textures.
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03/21/2004 01:17:45 AM
love this! the tone and textures are wonderful and i love the facial expression. well done!
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03/20/2004 10:59:43 PM
Very poignant. Excellent shot. I am not a giant fan of the reddish color, ut works great
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03/20/2004 07:36:23 AM
Yeh, very good photo, the face has loads of character
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03/20/2004 12:44:35 AM
fantastic shot. love the tones, the look, the composition. 10
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03/19/2004 07:24:54 PM
This is so good, I love the tonal range throughout the image. The pose is very natural!
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03/19/2004 03:48:09 PM
Great coloring and tones. The sharpest part of the photo seems to be the top left corner, although the rest doesn't seem out of focus.
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03/18/2004 09:41:29 PM
Great! Love the tonal range, the natural pose, and the way the wall softens behind him.
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03/17/2004 08:58:07 PM
Needs more contrast I think. The toning is a little strong.
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03/17/2004 08:25:11 PM
I love the composition of this shot! I would have liked to see his eyes a bit.
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03/17/2004 05:00:37 PM
Nice capture of emotion
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03/17/2004 03:35:33 PM
awesome photo. very nice use of texture and great composition!
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03/17/2004 05:23:57 AM
An expressive portrait, i like the toning. and the background.
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03/17/2004 03:48:36 AM
Lovely.
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03/16/2004 11:33:41 PM
there's a story here.... very nice work.
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03/16/2004 09:23:50 PM
Great tones, great expression, but the model isn't the sharpest object in the shot, seems like the wall to the left is, which kinda takes focus of him. Nevertheless it's a great portrait!
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03/16/2004 03:56:27 PM
A great capture of the subject's personality - something every portrait should strive to do. I like the tones and the lighting. I really like the composition. This photo is provocative and creates a mood.
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03/16/2004 02:49:46 PM
Nice shadows and contrast. I also like that you went with a sepia tone.
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03/16/2004 02:01:06 PM
I like this composition a lot. It's one of the few entries that is emotionally stimulating. The tone, cropping, and lighting are perfect. Best of luck! 9
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03/16/2004 02:14:14 AM
I wish that the eyes were as sharp as the wall to the left because this image emotes to much sadness and depth.
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03/15/2004 09:32:36 PM
Very emotive portrait, great use of dramatic lighting, love the background. Wouldn't change a thing. One of my top three for this challenge.
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03/15/2004 08:27:06 PM
Wow. the wall works very nicely with this portrait. BOL
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03/15/2004 07:47:28 PM
lovely color and composition
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03/15/2004 06:42:27 PM
Creates a mood.
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03/15/2004 12:33:22 PM
By my count this should be a winner... Great shot!
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03/15/2004 12:31:16 PM
I like this portrait. The toning works well with the content though it's a touch too pink for my preference. The textured background really supports his weary expression. Although a commonly expressed "rule" of portraiture is to achieve eye contact I think this image works superbly without it. I like the detail added by the pattern of his shirt.
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03/15/2004 11:23:09 AM
Such a powerful image there, i've been looking to the tumbnails and they all look similar but just different faces. Your submission makes a difference... good luck and a happy top ten.
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03/15/2004 10:37:56 AM
Really a good entry. I like this, love the tone, lighting, love the feel, the focus and the man. Good entry. 9 from me.
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03/15/2004 08:54:46 AM
Really like the tone, exposure and lighting in this image.
Good work
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03/15/2004 07:50:48 AM
Very nice, good expression
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03/15/2004 06:53:01 AM
GREAT light, texture, detail, and emotion. really, really nice!
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03/15/2004 06:47:31 AM
Good use of the background to reinforce the message - sepia works well too. Good use of low key lighting in this moody portrait.
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03/15/2004 12:25:53 AM
this has a nice candid v\feel to it...the coloring works very well...the composition is very nice
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