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from the shadows
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Challenge: Film Noir (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Aug 9, 2011
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2011


Place: 27 out of 106
Avg (all users): 5.9731
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8393
Avg (non-participants): 6.0308
Views since voting: 488
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 186
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/17/2011 02:05:22 AM
Very cool image, Tim.
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08/17/2011 01:04:21 AM
This was my favorite, 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2011 01:02:55 PM
Nice composition - I just wanted to see a little more of the detail.
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08/16/2011 03:55:44 AM
Precious! Bump up
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08/14/2011 01:02:26 AM
Great lighting. I almost wish the reflection in his glasses were another face.
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08/13/2011 11:44:46 AM
Pretty good- I like the lighting outline on the shoulder and ear. I don't care for the border being in the picture, though. Also, I might have preferred a setting or hint of background rather than the blank background for a greater "film noir" feel, but that is minor- you made the lack of background work pretty well here.
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08/11/2011 08:13:03 AM
I havent been through all the entries yet but this one caught my eye straight away. Yes it could be argued that this isnt Film Noir-ish enough but:
Composition - Couldnt ask for better. I dont mind that he (you I guess) is looking out of the frame rather than into it. All major elements are on a thirds line or close enough.
Technique - you certainly know how to use and control lighting. There is just enough light to accentuate the key areas and give shape to objects. The hair / shoulder light at the back is a nice touch as is the focused light on the cigar / bottom lip. (Is that a skull in the reflection of the glasses? :-) Protagonist's death?! - see it does fit the challenge well!)
PP - I love this look and you have controlled it very well. My only nit would be to use an off white line in the letter box border - the white is a bit too bright compared to the rest of the image... perhaps the same tone as the tip of his nose? Just a thought.
Overall - maybe not what the viewers consider a film noiresque shot but a fine shot none the less!
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08/11/2011 07:14:54 AM
very nice.
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08/10/2011 08:24:46 PM
This is great. I wish the cig had smoke coming out of the end, but the hint of light on the shoulder and ear is fab. Tim???
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08/10/2011 11:56:25 AM
This is one of my favorites. I really like the pose, lighting and processing. (My only nit pick is the sunglasses seem too current, it is a little distracting.) Still an awesome shot.
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08/10/2011 08:29:02 AM
I like the use of the hair light to outline your shape. The key light on the mouth is good. A little bit of smoke would have put this over the top!!
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08/10/2011 12:38:04 AM
Great use of lighting 9
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08/10/2011 12:26:48 AM
Well on a score of 1 to 10, I'd have to give this ..... a TEN
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