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Challenge: The Paranormal (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Treviso, Italy
Date: Apr 12, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2008


Place: 8 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.3012
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 6.0500
Avg (non-participants): 6.3493
Views since voting: 1931
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 249
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2008 04:43:34 PM
good composition
04/21/2008 05:51:55 PM
A little disqusting, but i like the black background.
04/18/2008 10:50:16 PM
Serious and silly all rolled into one great photo.
04/18/2008 08:48:41 PM
Wow, amazing how do you do this?
04/18/2008 05:57:54 PM
Nice. Looks great!
04/18/2008 03:20:53 PM
lol thats so funny. indeed a perfect photo for this cahllenge
04/18/2008 03:17:04 PM
Energy/Range/Story: 7/6/7
Composition/perspective/manner: 6/6/6
Presentation: 6
Total: 6.2
Vote: 6

Remarks: while the extensive negative space supports the magic quite effectively in this image, this becomes less credible when perceived as due to excessive contrast as opposed to lighting. My view is enforced by the complete absence of relation between hands and head, as well as by the magician's hair dissolving into the expanse. His right hand, particularly, appears lopped and somewhat severed compositionally. The lighted, visible elements, on the other hand, are a feast of depth, tone and detailed texture, showing no evidence of defects.

After studying this entry for a good while, I conclude that I can easily embrace its underlying and original idea, its compelling execution, but I cannot, easily, shed the sense that the ordering of the four points of interest (where the light is) unhinges itself by a hand somewhat stagnantly afloat (top left) and alienated from the central circle of suspense.

The photo, in my view, derives much power from the utterly convincing facial expression, the bundled concentration it communicates as well as by the direction of light following it.
04/18/2008 12:40:52 PM
Excellent! Love the B&W and the chicken adds a humorous touch!
04/18/2008 11:05:31 AM
I really love everything about this photo, the placement, lighting, and high contrast. Its funnty to, even more so with the guys serious expression, well done.
04/18/2008 09:32:00 AM
Love the black background blending with his black shirt. Definitly the right choice doing a BW.
04/16/2008 10:31:01 AM
The concept is really neat, as is the hands dissapearing into the black background but it has a lot of black in the picture, would have been more interesting in color.
04/16/2008 09:26:52 AM
04/16/2008 08:57:09 AM
This picture is pretty FOWL. Nice concept.
04/16/2008 08:20:03 AM
Ahhh, a poultry geist.
04/16/2008 03:53:27 AM
I like that you use your power for good and not evil. 9 from me. :)

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