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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2008

my grandpa, i love him!
he's 84 btw
my mom says i got his nose and big ears...lol

lit with a 120x30(cm) striplight to his left that was triggered by a SB24 fired from the camera against the ceiling for fill light.
this is totally candid, he was reading "Hiob" by Joseph Roth and didn't even notice me setting up the lights and taking shots of him. ;)

Statistics
Place: 87 out of 430
Avg (all users): 6.2752
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.2772
Avg (non-participants): 6.2708
Views since voting: 995
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 149
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/08/2008 04:11:43 PM
Portraits generally don't do much for me. This is an exception though. I'm a dark person I suppose, but it seems more real to me than a posed, less spontaneous looking shots.
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10/08/2008 06:53:46 AM
Simply stunning use of light to capture the feeling. Great stuff!
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10/08/2008 06:52:19 AM
Crop in tighter next time! ;-)
Great light and excelent tonal range. Black & white really suits it well!
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10/08/2008 01:25:02 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 09:24:02 PM
He put his head in his hands in despair. Something that used to be so simple, was now so out of reach. Smacking the table in anger, followed by a tear of pure frustration, he struggled so hard to remember. So hard to recollect.

As his nurse came to place a blanket around his shoulders and lead him into bed, the tears fell a little more freely. Perhaps tomorrow it would return to him. Sometimes it did, you know. Sometimes it was like he was 20 again. Today, however, was not that day, and as he drifted off to sleep, sorrow in his heart and frustration in his brain, he prayed to whatever would hear him that tomorrow would be that day.

That tomorrow he'd be able to remember his daughter's name once again.
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10/07/2008 05:34:32 PM
Wonderful study.
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10/06/2008 09:37:25 PM
I love this. Beautifully captured. 9
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10/05/2008 01:10:29 AM
powerfully evocative image--almost as if this is just too private a moment to see, to photograph. technically excellent, as well. I googled the title, seems like "wisdom"--but the image feels sorrowful to me....8
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10/04/2008 12:37:25 AM
wonderfully lit, beautiful emotive...
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10/03/2008 12:02:57 AM
A wise guy huh?!?!?!?! I like having to look up words. The bonus points bring it up to 10.
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10/01/2008 11:31:09 AM
great lighting and b/w shot 8
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10/01/2008 01:22:28 AM
Beautiful clarity and tones.
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