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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Lombard, IL. USA
Date: Apr 18, 2004
Aperture: f/2.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

A single bulb shone on vertical blinds behind the subject (me). Camera on timer. Slight crop and minor tweaking in PSE2. Resized, USM and saved for web.

Place: 99 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.3301
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3458
Avg (non-participants): 5.3131
Views since voting: 745
Votes: 206
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/29/2004 12:05:28 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Tom, nice to meet ya!

A few possible reasons for the average score:

Photographers shoot a LOT of self-portraits as well as a LOT of pictures of their own gear. Sometimes it's not the best subject (as I learned in Black-on-black). You could pull this shot off, but it would have to be unique, spectacular, creative or you're going to lose points for being "ok."

The blinds are a personal preference thing. Some people will like them, some will hate them. I personally love them. I can understand, however, that at DPC if you want to appease the masses, you can't have any single element in the photo that some voters will just utterly dislike. It's creative, however, so it works here for me.

That's about all I can come up with - silhouettes are about shape, no? Try tracing your shape here and seeing if you're interested in what it creates. Look at the top shots to do the same.

Good luck and happy shooting,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2004 10:23:57 PM
Nice choice of background color. I also like the way you used the gradient especially in a self "portrait". It adds a sensual note in what it seems to say about the subject. The focus is very clear, too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/22/2004 02:43:43 AM
very well done
nice colours
sharp and clean 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2004 11:25:35 PM
Good idea. I think it might work better if the vertical blinds were completely closed, they distract as is. Maybe place your light source a little lower or diffuse it just a bit more.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2004 08:04:42 PM
Petty neat... I like it except it gives me lens envy. <sigh>
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2004 01:13:08 PM
The vertical lines and orange colore are very effectice. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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