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  #44 Loneliness
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Darkness is my only Friend       ©2008 Maike13
Panasonic DMC-LX1       2nd place, 238 points
1/40s, f3.6, ISO 80, 52mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Noise Reduction; Straightened; Converted to B&W; Cropped; Cloned out the edge of a chair in the extreme lower left corner and some spots on the ball cap; Sharpened; Downsized.       Extra Info: None
 
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s4mart
Apr 29, 2008
    Congrats!! Great shot, my no 1 pick!!

Maike13
Apr 29, 2008
    Shhh!!! Don't even suggest it. She's was amazed I finished second. Thinks Panachallenge voters are a bunch of dummies, LOL. My model will be fine although he was a bit bummed the shot didn't win. I told him to just be grateful I used a silhouette, or his picture would have finished 44th. Didn't seem to cheer him up much though :-)

aprilesole
Apr 29, 2008
    LOL what did you learn? Never listen to the wife! :-)
Congratulations and I hope your model is not as lonely as he looks~!

mark6229
Apr 29, 2008
    Well done on your 2nd place!

Image-Anne
Apr 28, 2008
    Congratulations on a very well deserved placement. An exceptional take on the theme and well executed!

LaRee
Apr 28, 2008
    Congratulations! It isn't often that my pick lines up with the results but it did here. This is an excellent image for the theme.

Maike13
Apr 28, 2008
    Wow. Thanks everyone. Didn't expect this to do nearly this well. I thought it looked a touch contrived (constructed as dodrizzt put it) and perhaps a bit cliched. Also my wife didn't like it at all, and her judgment's usually dead on. And please thank your wife for me JimInKS. She obviously has impeccable taste :-)

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dodrizzt
Apr 28, 2008
    Probably not a casual but a 'constructed' pic... but very very well done! Fantastic lighting, and a very dramatic posing to reflect loneliness... I tend to prefer spontaneous pics for the theme, but no way, yours deserves a place in my TT, great shot, good luck!

Image-Anne
Apr 28, 2008
    A great take on the theme! Excellent composition and wonderful tonal range. Beautifully done, high in myTT.

nrgaudet
Apr 28, 2008
    Nice clean yet dark image and a good idea with the back lighting. I would have cropped off some of the top of the image and gone for a square ratio. In my tt.

brinyK9
Apr 28, 2008
    This was a real tough challenge for me and I tried unsuccessfully with this same idea. You did a really good job and certainly got in my TT.

Uloo
Apr 28, 2008
    This tells the story ..... beind closed blinds.

anaconda_1910
Apr 28, 2008
    The light filtering in through the blinds adds a beautiful fuzz to the picture...really good picture...nicely framed and great effects...all the very best!

aprilesole
Apr 27, 2008
    Very moody with this dark silloutte. Unique and different. Good Luck!

gregm61
Apr 25, 2008
    Excellent Image.

magich
Apr 25, 2008
    Very nice and very well composed and executed.
In my tt.

s4mart
Apr 25, 2008
    great composition my number1

JimInKS
Apr 25, 2008
    Nice abstract interpretation of the topic. I originally had this ranked a little lower but my wife convinced me to move it up a few spots. She was right. In my TT
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By Maike13


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