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Old Sep 6, 2011, 9:49 PM   #1
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A portrait of my friend in the lake.

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Old Sep 7, 2011, 4:22 AM   #2
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thats cool, i really like it, it has a mystery about it
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 6:42 AM   #3
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An interesting composition, but...looks like he is dead and floating in the water.
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 7:14 AM   #4
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An interesting composition, but...looks like he is dead and floating in the water.
I was thinking the same thing. He's too aware of the camera for this to be a candid, but not responding to the camera enough like with a smile or something. He probably is dead. My conclusion- MissKay, at the lake, with a candlestick...

In all seriousness, the photo lacks any context - is he playing in the lake with others? In solitude? A wider angle or less of a crop may answer those questions for the viewer. Otherwise you'll get smart-aleck responses like mine.
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Old Sep 9, 2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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Like the idea of the picture, as a new way of showing people having fun without the usually being supper silly snap shot look. Think it could use a little more movement in the frame.
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 12:46 AM   #6
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I like and understand this more upon second viewing. Thumbs up on the composition. Also for the exposure of water over white shirt. The harsh lighting and deep shadows do not flatter the subject, which is OK if I'm guessing correctly that was not your goal. I'm drawn to what one poster called the 'mystery about it', though I see it as being in the style of David Lynch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 1:51 PM   #7
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"Dead guy" was my first thought...interesting though. You should experiment more with this type of shot.
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 10:21 AM   #8
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Looks a bit creepy or sinister. Having the left shoulder/arm cut off makes it even more disturbing.
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Rotate the image 90 degrees to the left and it will have a bit more interest.
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