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Poker face
LevT


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portraits
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Balboa park, San Diego, CA
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2009

it seems like a great hand (I am not a poker expert myself), but actually, if you look carefully, these are not her cards, but her opponent's. So that may explain her somber face... :)

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.5944
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.6635
Avg (non-participants): 6.4103
Views since voting: 1300
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 143
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/08/2009 08:42:44 AM
One of my challenge favorites. Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 08:34:53 PM
This makes me smile! Nicely done conversion to b&w!
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05/07/2009 04:32:00 PM
Nicely done!
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05/05/2009 06:25:33 PM
lol .. this is a riot .. i cant quite see if she's got a winning hand but i think she has .. this is a great idea and a wonderful photograph .. love the b&w and her expression .. no-one would ever know that she had the best hand you can get by her face ... i've forgotten my poker but i think hearts are the winners in anyone's book, and a straight is very good too .. combined its like give me all your MONEY .. !!! ..
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05/05/2009 11:25:00 AM
so long as she's not losing the kid's inheritance! Good shot.
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05/05/2009 05:49:56 AM
Brillant concept. I must make sure I never wear reflective glasses when playin cards.
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05/04/2009 05:02:51 PM
Great shot. The glasses makes the shot. Is that a flush?
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05/04/2009 09:29:15 AM
Excellent!
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05/03/2009 08:43:09 PM
For years, he had brought Granny to all his games, and for years they had commended him for his dedication to the old woman. Had praised him for his loving and caring nature. Had honored him for the love he must have for the old woman.

Of course, eventually, they found him out, and his good name was forever sullied. It just amazed them that they hadn't figured it out for so long, nor why she always wore those mirrored glasses, even on rainy days, but they were just all the more angry for their shame.
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05/03/2009 03:40:15 PM
Well-framed character, thoughtful photographic study with good use of light and reflections.
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05/02/2009 10:02:07 PM
Wonderful! Great eye.
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05/02/2009 12:09:48 PM
Original, and well lit. I like it for its originality. 9.
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05/02/2009 05:23:22 AM
Wow - 10 from me; this is just fantastic.

One of the six 10s I have given in this challenge and for me, the best of the bunch!
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05/01/2009 10:28:25 PM
A wonderful portrait and creative although this also seems to be a repetitive idea across many forums other than DPC. A solid image that is crisp, sharp and properly framed and composed - a technical success in every way. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being rich with excellant detail. A perfect demonstration of the power of properly controlled light and focus. Well done.
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05/01/2009 01:49:07 PM
well done and exposed in the face
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05/01/2009 03:59:50 AM
Great character study. Well focused to see all of her features. Composition is tight and well thought out to capture the cards in the reflection of her glasses. Well done.
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