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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Apr 11, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2009

My first submission with my Lensbaby Composer.

I had already decided I wanted to make use of natural light for this challenge - I picked this location because I have used it before and knew I would get some great shadows and I knew I could blow the sky whilst the trees would retain some interest in the upper portion of the image.

Max is walking very carefully here as he is holding my 24-105mm f/4L (in both hands!)

I took a few photos of the woods with and without Max, but I like the way this one tells a story... albeit one that some might find a little sad.

Place: 40 out of 196
Avg (all users): 5.7901
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.5714
Avg (non-participants): 5.8712
Views since voting: 939
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 181
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/27/2014 11:44:37 AM
This has such a great spooky feel to it. The title works very well with the image.
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04/27/2009 04:39:22 PM
Yup, you certainly used the LB to its full potential here Paul. That said I think you'd get a great underexposed shot here as well - spooky. Welcome to the LB gang.
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04/25/2009 07:16:29 AM
wonderful atmospheric image .. WOW .. !!!
lens baby used to perfection .. :)
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04/22/2009 10:26:55 AM
That's really nice lensbaby work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2009 10:24:16 AM
I kind of expect the light to be dim and spooky for a shot like this, so while it conveys aloneness it isn't sinister because it's bright. Could be alien-ship bright but it doesn't feel that way. The boy is unfound but not lost, perhaps not wanting to be found. The lighting definitely affects my perception of the image; creative way to meet the challenge IMO.
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04/19/2009 09:26:51 PM
While not a complete demonstration of lighting, the fisheye effect is excellant and the lighting angle increases the overall impact of the image from an emotional standpoint. The interesting angles of light from the direct in your face effect of the background to the light coming from the side is very effective. A good and different demonstration of natural lighting to enhance the impact of an image.
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04/19/2009 06:15:00 PM
Very cool image and what a refreshing oasis in a challenge filled with less-than-creative shots. 8
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04/17/2009 12:52:39 PM
amazing... great black&white
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04/15/2009 01:31:41 PM
Interesting use of blur. But I think it detracts from some otherwise interesting-if-stark lighting.
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04/15/2009 07:39:39 AM
Nice one - is that induced or lens bokeh?
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