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Concentrate the mind on the present moment
Concentrate the mind on the present moment

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Challenge: Portrait Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Location: Oslo
Date: Nov 6, 2010
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2010

My friend and I had a coffee after a photo walk, and I took some snapshots of him in the cafe. The light there was really bad, and no matter how much I adjusted the white balance and colors I couldn't get the right tone, so I decided the pictures worked better in B/W than in color.

The focus came out a bit soft. I believe the lens front focuses slightly on my camera, and this gets very noticeable when I shoot on f1.4. Had I known I would go for B/W I would probably have bumped the aperture up a few steps and instead adjusted the ISO accordingly.

Place: 50 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.5109
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2857
Avg (non-participants): 5.5775
Views since voting: 815
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 184
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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11/15/2010 10:25:00 AM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Korriban: I actually agree. I had a hard time coming up with an idea for a title, and as I was thinking about it I was talking with a friend on Skype who mentioned this quote from Buddha: "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment". At the time I sort of liked the way it went with the three panels of the triptych, but after looking at it later I agree that it sort of forces the viewer into a certain way of thinking.

I always have a hard time coming up with titles for my pictures, and I am starting to understand why so many photographers are simply calling their pictures "unnamed" or "untitled" :)

I wonder if the title explains the votes of 1 and 2...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2010 05:05:40 PM
I liked the photos a lot until I read the title. I had a really good story that let me really connect until the title forced my view into a very tight box. So many of these photographs just give very unforgiving titles. Sometimes ambiguity goes a long way. I am still giving it the same number I would have before I read the title.
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11/08/2010 10:35:46 AM
Really nice. I like the bottom two with one in shadow and one in the light.
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