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Old Oct 6, 2009, 12:54 PM   #11
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The effectiveness of a dark and moody image like this is greatly dependent upon the monitor type and settings. On my iMac, which has a highly reflective surface, it looks too dark (even turned up to maximum brightness) - the reflections are distracting to the point that my own image is brighter than the picture's subject! When I brought it up on my second monitor - an older Sony lcd with a matte surface, it was much more effective and I am sure conveyed what Rodney intended.
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Old Oct 7, 2009, 12:43 AM   #12
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It looks like this man has seen his share of hard times. Very powerful shot.
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Old Oct 7, 2009, 1:53 AM   #13
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Thank You Penolta and DMJJR.

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Agree that exposure on an online forum is highly monitor dependant.
On my Samsung it looks spot on.

The shot did not bring up that instant "wow" for me BUT somehow it draws you in forcing you to linger on the detail (like the exposure on the right eye and pin-strip sleeve). Actually like it very much. Sometimes emotion and feel are not captured by less noise and pin sharp image reproduction. Even like the noise/grainyness.

Only neg for me is the gray/blueish patch upper left side. Detracts from the "sepia" exposure of the filtered light in the rest of the photo.

Still a great photo that captured way more than just the "image".

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wonderful photo
lots of emotion in it
i love the lighting

have you tried it in black and white?
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Old Oct 8, 2009, 1:26 AM   #16
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Thank You Al and John.
John, I did try b&w, but preferred colour.

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