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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
Location: The living room of my home.
Date: Apr 13, 2004
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5"
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2004

Knowledge is Power

My wife posing with a few of my college text books.

Place: 74 out of 282
Avg (all users): 5.3885
Avg (commenters): 6.5625
Avg (participants): 5.2542
Avg (non-participants): 5.4875
Views since voting: 1372
Votes: 278
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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05/07/2004 01:14:46 PM
Just happened upon this again.

I would have preferred fewer books. I was a double EE as well, and could fit everything I needed for a day in a backpack. (Also, they made me take Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Diff EQ sequentially, not simultaneously. Must be why you were so much better at math than me ;) )

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05/07/2004 05:46:50 AM
First a late thank you to all the commenters.

bill_hk2002: I have degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, but started out in Electrical Engineering (did not last long before math pulled me in :D ).

BTW: would you have preferred more or fewer books?

05/06/2004 03:28:00 AM
What kind of Engineer are/were you? I have several of those texts in storage from my days in college.

Anyway, pose and positioning are good. The two things that I thought that could possibly be improved were: the number of books, and the color scheme (not sure the duotone is the best choice for this.)

The expression on your wife is priceless. Looks like she is ready for a study break. Clearly the other commenters didn't struggle through engineering school.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 04:08:26 PM
where is the strength I see lots of knowledge?!!!
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04/20/2004 03:35:41 PM
One of my favourites from the few entries based upon the Knowledge is power theme. Good positioning and pose, nice use of lighting, good luck.
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04/18/2004 12:13:33 PM
I like the sepia for this one...adds the feeling of time passage, as if she has actually read the books already. Nice shot with good composition.
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04/17/2004 11:27:49 PM
I think that this is a good idea, but I think that maybe the model is detracting from the message. I think that the stack of books would have been better by themselves. Maybe it would work with a different expression on her face...I do like the colors, though.
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04/17/2004 08:15:23 PM
Sepia works well for this portrait. Thast sure is a huge book she's holding.
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04/16/2004 11:51:17 PM
Oh great another babe and books shot...LOL! just kidding....Like the tonality....I think however to convey your idea better you might have had your model looking down and actually reading.
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04/16/2004 02:27:23 AM
Nice shot, good use of Sepia. Maybe seeing more of the book on her lap, i.e. not cropped so much on the right?
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04/15/2004 05:33:58 PM
Wow.... good stuff, love the composition! Her expression is priceless (9)
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04/15/2004 02:31:27 PM
Looks good in sepia, not quite sure about the expression on her face. cool idea!
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04/15/2004 10:25:13 AM
Knowledge is power. Good idea to use the black shirt (blouse, top??), as it gives the photo a better range of tones. Good job! A 10 from me.
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04/15/2004 08:50:04 AM
I like this portrait. 8
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04/15/2004 04:20:15 AM
How does the sepia coloring add to the photo. When I think sepia, I think older photo, your model and the subject matter is incongruous with an old photo.
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04/14/2004 09:49:05 PM
I like the sepia here....sharp and well composed...7
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04/14/2004 01:20:30 PM
Sexy and smart. Yeah, that's right! LOL Like it. Well done. Good luck in the challenge. 7
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04/14/2004 07:59:33 AM
very good composition layout, this works well
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04/14/2004 12:18:30 AM
This seems to be a popular theme! I like the framing of this picture.
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