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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: Apr 25, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2008


Place: 275 out of 468
Avg (all users): 5.4933
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4775
Avg (non-participants): 5.5385
Views since voting: 569
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 150
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2008 12:37:28 PM
I've been looking at your portfolio and you have an excellent eye.

Regarding the blown out portion of the photo... I feel in general, yes, one should avoid that. However, In this image, which is so real and gritty, it does not detract or take away from the excellence of the portrait.

If you notice, there's a diagonal line from the top right to the bottom left, and the man is in that line. So the eye does not go to the blown out window (unless one doesn't have an eye at all), but instead right to the face.

My point for this long post - some rules are meant to be broken, and some broken rules add to the character and quality of the photo, as in this case. I gave it an 8.
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05/08/2008 02:35:32 AM
Damn you "blown out window"...damn you to hell! I will look out for this in the future...

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 10:20:57 PM
For what is clearly casual street photography, you snagged a great picture with lots of detail and character. He has that bored look from a long train ride.
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05/07/2008 10:20:57 PM
intriguing composition. good natural portrait.
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05/07/2008 06:52:34 PM
His look says it all.
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05/04/2008 11:40:38 PM
It's a good portrait and a good expression, but the attention is easily drawn to the blown left corner and then out of the image.
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05/04/2008 11:22:45 PM
i like the bright blue, it adds a special something to your photo. the mans face is captured nicely. good job
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05/03/2008 02:35:12 PM
very intresting shot, nicely in focus, good colours interesting story in this
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05/02/2008 08:00:16 PM
Nice candid image. Very good colours.
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05/01/2008 01:46:52 AM
A pity about the blown out window as it is a very strong portrait otherwise.
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