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Shadows in the Sun
Shadows in the Sun

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Challenge: Movie Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Date: May 19, 2008
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2008

prediction- 4.8-5.33
will be too dark for most, but I like it.

Place: 127 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.1954
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2424
Avg (non-participants): 5.1667
Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 174
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/04/2008 03:07:58 AM
You already know I like this one. Great duality.
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05/28/2008 02:58:29 PM
I absolutely loved this (I was one of your two tens). The strong graphic lines, the deep blacks, the "mirror" of light and dark -- it was great. I almost left the comment, "Perfect" while voting but was afraid it would seem presumptious. However, now that I see you were robbed, I will say it. I think this shot is perfect -- it evokes that "I'm afraid even though there is nothing to be afraid of" feeling in me.

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05/28/2008 09:00:32 AM
(it's always sad when one misunderstood artist misunderstands another misunderstood artist)
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05/28/2008 08:58:39 AM
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05/28/2008 02:38:22 AM
What I notice first is the incredible amount of black 'whitespace' in the image. However one aspect I can say I enjoy about it is the way the shadows of the railing nearly line up perfectly with the railing itself.

The black sky and railings I like, however what I believe to be the downfall of the image is the complete lack of hints/detail within the bottom area. I can see the table umbrella, however it could also easily be a man/woman in an over coat. It could also be a rocket ship or a jacket on a coat rack or even a cowboy wearing a duster.

The ball on the 'banister end for lack of a better term' seems to be out of place or just abstractly there.

Now with the very small amounts of highlights here and there it makes for this area of the image to be very confusing and very unappealing. To me, I would much rather have a 'hint' of detail than complete lack of with only specks to show something may or maynot be there.

I do enjoy the high contrast nature of the walls/railing against the black sky/shadow. However the dark edge of the building and the mystery specks just don't do it for me. Now I sound like I am repeating myself L()L.

I keep wanting to look deeper and figure out what everything is. From what I can see the specked area is obviously a tree, though it seems to have lights or glitter on it. The line between the tree and umbrella is an indoor florescent tube. The far right is foliage that got in the image with light on it. The white square to me seems like it was an opening or hole in the wall where light went through and hit the other wall.

Over all I really enjoy the concept and contrast, just wish there was a bit more underneath.

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05/28/2008 12:09:25 AM
One of three tens i gave out
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2008 07:23:48 AM
Too much contrast
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05/23/2008 12:00:42 AM
Such a dark picture, and I don't necessarily mean the colors. Great contrasts. I feel like there's an interesting story here.
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05/21/2008 07:33:29 PM
I like this, Id like it more in color.7
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05/21/2008 08:54:15 AM
delusion and reality blending into one another. simple yet full of information and stories that come to my mind.
excellent and my first 9
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