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Defender of Freedom
Defender of Freedom
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Challenge: Tools of the Trade II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Iraq
Date: Dec 1, 2009
Galleries: Black and White, Military
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2009

Surprised how much I like this... hopefully tomorrow I will still like it.

Post:
Im honestly surprised on how this did. Thank you for the good comments!

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.7299
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 4.9167
Avg (non-participants): 5.8971
Views since voting: 559
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 211
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 04:34:36 PM
Here is my personal scoring scale with 2 points each. The idea behind is to justify the score I gave. You have all right not to agree with it. This is just my personal opinion with whatever little photography knowledge I have. Hope it helps.

- Meets the challenge - 2 out of 2
- Lighting/Exposure - 1 out of 2
- Composition - 1 out of 2
- Concept and execution - 1 out of 2
- Over all image, WOW factor - 1 out of 2
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2009 01:52:16 PM
I like the shot, don't care for the sepia treatment, however. Somehow it does not seem appropriate for modern combat gear. An intense, contrasty b/w would work better with me for this subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2009 09:58:46 AM
Whilst i don't agree with the propaganda of the title, the image is a good effective simple composition that works well. The uniform tone is also good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 12:56:49 PM
this is a good idea...but for me it is dull in tone...I have recently found out that if I am turning a picture to B&W or sepia...that if I push the hue/saturation before I convert it it really richens up the tones
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 12:37:57 PM
great shot, great message- my #1
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 12:06:05 PM
Great lighting and tawny colours. But they are too shiny and new so that soldier is pushing a pen at a desk? The right shoe (our left) has a lace which could have been tucked away or placed closer to the shoe. It is heavily OOF and detracts.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 06:48:53 AM
Could have more contrast, but it's a very good composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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