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Salt Shaker
Salt Shaker
Jacko


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Challenge: Leading Lines (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: grand falls
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2003

Let's see. I placed some SUGAR on a piece of RED cardboard and placed the little salt shaker at the end of the line. I changed the red into blue using Paint Shop Pro (in hue/saturation). Also played with the histogram adjustment for brightness/contrast. Sharpened once. The left side of the sugar is a bit washed out ... I should have under-exposed the shot, then brighten it up. Ah well, had fun shooting it.

I hope it meets the challenge. I have to admit I don't quite understand leading lines.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 74
Avg (all users): 7.1765
Avg (commenters): 8.4800
Avg (participants): 7.0806
Avg (non-participants): 7.3250
Views since voting: 3539
Votes: 102
Comments: 35
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/16/2003 08:27:50 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - Obvious the line of sugar is our leading line. When I think of leading lines I think more of scenic places that end with "scape", but lines are lines. What I see as the most effective thing in terms of the composition is how you somehow made the sugar really contrast with very effective lighting. The left side is total white out and the right side has parts where its almost completely black. This is really an extraordinary line. But looking at it, it seems so simple but I would never in a million years be doing this, on purpose and make it so effective. I think if you would've lost the little white thingy in the bottom right corner you'd have earned yourself another ribbon. Your creativity is unbounded!

Technical - Perfect exposure. "Crystal" clear, great color (artificial or not)with an awesome gradient type background. Darn near perfect. 'nuff said!

Overall - Tremendous shot. A strong second in my book. (I really think the winning shot is deserving). Love the picture though. Your creativity is really in a class by itself Jacko. And the other part that goes with it is that you know how to put it in print effectively. Great Job! - Bob
03/10/2003 10:11:30 AM
MY FAVE came in fourth WAAAAH!
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03/10/2003 08:51:33 AM
A good graphic shot - I like the blue that you changed the red into.
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03/10/2003 07:50:41 AM
this was the best one :P (from a guy with 2 4th place finishes :))

Message edited by author 2003-03-10 07:51:15.
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03/10/2003 07:01:02 AM
Congrats on 4th, again, Jacko! I can only hope some day I will have a 4th place shot. Keep up the excellent work!
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03/10/2003 05:46:24 AM
Geez Louise, my third fourth place. I have to convince Drew an Langdon to hand out fourth place ribbons. lol

Thanks for the great comments.
03/10/2003 12:09:36 AM
I knew it was you. I thought you had it . Excellent quality shot, as usual! So close.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2003 11:35:09 AM
Well done! 10
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03/09/2003 05:52:40 AM
Excellent idea for this challenge. The shadows on the salt really create a lovely wavey effect whilst the salt in that motion is quite unique. I love the blue background colour as well. Very creative idea, well done. GL.
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03/08/2003 07:44:45 PM
Clever idea....well photographed. Like the blue color fading into black.
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03/08/2003 01:51:26 AM
Excellent shot. My pic for #1.
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03/07/2003 09:14:21 PM
Although I think the highlights are a bit harsh, the compression is a bit too radical and that white dot in the bottom right is disturbing, this is getting a 10. One of the few pics that really lived up to the challenge this week. Good job.
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03/07/2003 07:52:40 PM
great composition
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03/07/2003 07:03:38 PM
creative idea... this would be hard to get the lighting just perfect i am hoping this is salt LOL
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03/07/2003 08:21:31 AM
Hmmmmm this smells like a Rackat photo but I can't be sure ;-) The attention to detail makes this otherwise simple shot work! A little over-ex on the salt. The angle adds depth and you respected the theme. The colors are great!
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03/06/2003 11:15:14 PM
Good job of leading line. The salt is nice and white too.
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03/06/2003 05:11:22 PM
I love the simple colors, and how the texture is shown. Great use of shadows.
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03/06/2003 06:40:47 AM
Very nice use of colors. They go together very well. good lighting and shadow 8
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03/06/2003 03:41:44 AM
Love the use of light & shadow to create the line of salt. Very imaginative!
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03/05/2003 05:24:04 PM
Great shot. Nice colors & contrast. Good leading lines photo. 9.
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03/05/2003 05:02:39 PM
i really like this photo ... the color contrast is great .. i just wish that the white wasnt blown out in the salt - but still a great image :)
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03/05/2003 12:10:35 PM
I really like this shot. I like the lighting and the shadows. vote 9
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03/05/2003 10:20:52 AM
Really fun idea...very creative! I like the color, shapes, texture, good lighting, nice focus... all around great photograph! 10
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03/05/2003 05:56:23 AM
Very crisp. I like the curviness of your leading line. It is more interesting than if you had used just a straight line. The white against the blue really helps it stand out. One of my top 3 picks this week. Good shot.
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03/04/2003 11:17:15 PM
good shot...nice use of shadows and light. good work!
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03/04/2003 10:31:15 PM
Nice lighting, detail and composition. That little white speck on the right breaks up the flow, I bet you were so tempted to clone it out :).
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03/04/2003 02:30:25 PM
Good idea, I was thinking of something similar but could really get a theme. You did it very well and I like the contrast of light to shadow here. 8
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03/04/2003 08:27:29 AM
Beautiful and interesting,great composition.
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03/04/2003 12:30:43 AM
i love the blue background 10 from me!
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03/03/2003 10:56:38 PM
Very creative. A little too much contrast between the salt and the blue.
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03/03/2003 08:47:42 PM
Maybe a little less exposure on the bright side of the salt, otherwise really nice work. 8
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03/03/2003 04:37:32 PM
I don't know how you came up with this....? Amazing brain activitiy. :) I love this shot, it's on target, colorful and interesting. Yeah for you.
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03/03/2003 03:05:45 PM
I really love this image. You obviously got the point of the challenge! Congrats! 10
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03/03/2003 01:59:14 PM
Simple, yet creative. Nicely executed.
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03/03/2003 06:45:31 AM
excelletn shot... the blue background works very well against the salt... the leading line concept is also very strong :) - setzler
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