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1st Place<br>Streetlight<br>By Barry Shaffer
March 2, 2008 Barry Shaffer

1st Place
By Barry Shaffer

Gilbert, AZ

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Michael Puff04-Mar-2008 21:57
Very elegant and touching. The diamond crop really works well with the shape of her face and hand position. -Michael
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Mar-2008 21:21
Extremely nice :) I love the positioning of her hands and the way the opening in the black fabric repeats the theme of her beautiful eyes. Jim H.
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Mar-2008 04:27
This looks way better now Barry without the box within a box (RGB values look good here). You know centering aside; the diamond shape does also makes me think about the glare of a streetlight- it lends well to the title. You have a contender here :-)
Canon DSLR Challenge04-Mar-2008 04:16
Thanks for all the kind words.
Yea, I've been trying to make this diamond crop work because I think it emphasizes the 'centered-ness' of the subject.
I think my previous background didn't match the page and was distracting (I learned the rgb values from this page's .css file don't port well to PS - maybe the save for web screws things up a bit) I finally got it to blend into the page on my monitor and I'm happier with it now - but it could be that I've been starring at it too long.
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Mar-2008 17:37
I agree with Brent. Good image... not sure about the crop. Her eyes speak to me... and make me wonder at her story. ~Lydia
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Mar-2008 15:03
This is really beautiful Barry, quite stunning really. The face is wonderful as is the shadow on the bricks. I'm just not sure I can warm up to that diagonal crop. Maybe I will, but I keep trying to rotate it around with my eyes. I really like the image though :-)
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Mar-2008 13:02
what a great image! Rob.
jnconradie03-Mar-2008 11:23
Well done, Barry. Regards Nico
Vikas Malhotra03-Mar-2008 07:28
Simply Super!

Cheers, Vikas.