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Dark Days

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Dark Days
Dark Days
Another in a series I took for a friend's band. Manipulation done in photoshop; threshold to make it monochromatic, graphic pen filter done to background.

Feedback is welcome.
© James P. Hildebrandt
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Piotr M. Organa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/12/2004
    Wow, excellent photo! Professional and confident job, James. Did they like it?


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4/12/2005 6:09:22 AM

 
James P. Hildebrandt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2001
 

Thanks, yes, they did like them. It's funny that you mention professional and confident, in this case that almost could not be further from the truth. I was shooting in a parkade and had to set my ISO to 1600 to get a properly exposed shot. When I got home, I found that all the shots were underexposed (the LCD was deceiving), and when I adjusted the levels, it was way too grainy. This is when I had to get creative. I'm kinda glad they didn't turn out at first, though, because it pushed me to try some new things. I was really happy with how everything turned out in the end.


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4/12/2005 11:24:40 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Great Job, James! Sometimes we learn by our mistakes and sometimes we learn new stuff by our mistakes!!!


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5/19/2005 5:27:12 PM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations, James! Good luck in the Finals!


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5/22/2005 9:09:13 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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James congratulations on your second place winner.

VERY NICE....Kerby


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5/24/2005 6:44:38 PM

 
James P. Hildebrandt
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Thanks Kerby and Michael, I was hoping I'd win but I had made it in as a finalist twice before and I didn't want to get my hopes up. I'm super stoked about this. I just got home after going out after work and figured I'd check my emails, it's like 3:30am and I'm half asleep so when I saw that I got 2nd place it took a little while to sink in.

Thanks for the support,
James


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5/25/2005 2:35:30 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations on this very well deserved win, James!! I'm sure there are many more to come.


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5/25/2005 6:45:25 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congrats on your win, James! Well done!


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5/25/2005 4:55:09 PM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations, James!!! Wow.


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5/31/2005 9:18:41 PM

 
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