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"Talent develops in quiet, Character in the torrent of the world”
"Talent develops in quiet, Character in the torrent of the world”

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Warwick, RI
Date: Aug 22, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Military
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2008

Title is a quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

This image is quite melancholy; ironically I photographed it during a wedding I was shooting. I had the white balance set around 3800k because I was shooting in a church with tungsten lighting galore. A few pews were lit nicely with natural light streaming through stained glass where I saw these rangers bowing their heads in prayer during the wedding ceremony. It gave them a bluish glow which created a really moody image, and I ran with that theme in my processing.

Im hoping for 6+ I really like this image.

Place: 337 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.3711
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.3306
Avg (non-participants): 5.5143
Views since voting: 691
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 159
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2008 11:59:01 PM
Good job, this would look great in B&W.
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09/06/2008 02:10:08 AM
love the dof, and the title. amazing
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09/05/2008 06:33:35 PM
good capture of quiet moment
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09/02/2008 03:54:13 PM
Nice DOF, nice lighting
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09/02/2008 02:48:08 PM
A nice title (I should recognise the quote but I'm afraid I don't) and fits the plight of these brave men and women perfectly. There is a combination of natural trepidation but resoluteness in your subjects, particularly the main focal point of the young man second from the right. I like the way you've shot them from the side, giving the photo physical depth to go with the emotional depth in the shot.

Very well done. One of my top picks for the challenge. in fact a 10 from me.
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09/02/2008 08:06:49 AM
At first glance, this image stands out as being different, and the title links really well to the image. Both halves of the quote contain elements in this image. However, the more I look at the image, the more I want from it. It seems to stop at the first powerful glance. To try for some technical suggestions, maybe it is something odd about the crop with the faces so close to the top, but for the shot taken, the crop is probably right - the heads, the uniforms, the handrail and hands, it all needs to be there, and nothing more. I do like the dark blue colouring.
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09/01/2008 05:33:30 AM
great depth of field...great image
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