Create an image that represents being “a face in the crowd.” Explore silhouettes, shadows, orientation, and other ways to mask your subject… Explore the use of anonymity to express both that which is common to all of us and the uniqueness that stands out even when the most obvious parts of us are hidden. —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

I overlaid textures, patterns and forms in an attempt to shift focus from the subject to that of the soft light falling into the photo. It’s not a face in the crowd. It’s more like a face after the crowd walked on it.

  22 comments for “Semi-exposed

  1. March 2, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Has a Leonardo chiaroscuro quality to it. Love the beard 🙂

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  2. February 21, 2018 at 9:12 PM

    Great take on the challenge, Allan. The pensive expression. Perhaps looking toward a crowd and thinking “there’s something happening here…” Kind of a metaphor for the times.

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    • February 22, 2018 at 7:15 AM

      A bit of Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” perhaps? Thanks for your insightful comment.

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      • February 22, 2018 at 3:24 PM

        Buffalo Springfield, actually.


      • February 22, 2018 at 4:02 PM

        Buffalo Springfield works great. I’ve been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan this week so I just went for the reference off the top of my head.


  3. February 21, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    I think your idea goes really well with the assignment ! ❤️

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  4. February 21, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Whether it works for the challenge or not, Allan, I really like what you did here. I didn’t have time to work on the challenge this week, the first week I’ve been around to participate. Ahh, well, so it goes. 🙂


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    • February 21, 2018 at 1:02 PM

      Your other photos have been wonderful examples of the photographic art, Janet. Look at this as one less hoop to jump through.

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  5. February 21, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    That’s a very interesting take on the challenge, Allan! Like it! 🙂

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  6. Sue
    February 21, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Interesting response, Allan!

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  7. February 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    This an unusual challenge. I like the movement you created. The texture off his head appears to be thoughts escaping….

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    • February 21, 2018 at 10:04 AM

      Thanks, Carol. That effect was in the back of my mind during the editing process. A bit like an illustration for an article about psychology or mental health.

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