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Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
05/03/2004 04:31:42 PM
Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
by alyrivero

Comment by melismatica:
Was this effect done in the camera? It looks like a noise filter to me but. It's a good image so I'll vote based on that but I'm suspicious of how it was achieved.
Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
05/03/2004 04:56:30 AM
Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
by alyrivero

Comment by L1:
Interesting PS effect. Like it.
Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
05/03/2004 01:36:24 AM
Cochlear Abstract - Or is it?
by alyrivero

Comment by Beastman:
Very original, I like it.
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
01/11/2004 09:14:09 AM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by Harz_Joerg:
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial thoughts/My opinion
Well thought of title and subject, composition too tight.

Content/Composition
I think that the elements you put into your picture are well chosen, whereas the way you arranged them makes a problem. The stack of coins and the bills dominate the whole picture, whereas the non-countable things on the To-Do list are hard to get, although they should be more important IMO. Without the added text, you could have titled your submission also "Go for the money and leave the rest to others".
So a different arrangement including also some more space would have probably done better.
The picture has also some items that make it busy and somewhat "unclean": the white paper on which everything is place was not so well chosen, black would be better, at the right side one sees bended paper which attracts the viewers eyes because he/she wants to know what it is, but there is nothing. Finally the strong shadow from the left coin-stack bring in an element of unrest.
Speaking of shadow, light has to be addressed too. While it is not too harsh and the reflections on the coins wouldn't disturb much if they were not been shown so large, there is a gradient in the light from the lower front to the upper back. Again, this contradicts somehow the message you wanted to tell, i.e. the money should have better been placed in the dark and the text in the light.

Camera work -technically
Focus is not too narrow, that's OK, however, as discussed above the focalpoint is set on the money instead of the "non-countable list". In an reversed composition, using a smaller DOF with blurred money might have been great. The light is too harsh, I suggest bouncing it first to a piece of paper or using natural daylight.
However, exposure is set right, just not used as compositional element as stated above.

Digital Processing - Technical
No particular issue here regarding the image itself. The text is somehow squeezed into the edge.
The border is OK with me, you should only avoid that the border colour exactly matches with image parts close to the border. Here this happened with the black TO-DO List text in the upper right, making the border invisible.

Fits the challenge
Of course it does and the selected topic is a very good one IMO.

Good luck for your further submissions
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
01/04/2004 10:17:27 PM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by cimarron98:
Very good concept but ligth is not as good as they can be.
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
01/04/2004 01:19:45 PM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by Dave Gordon:
Nice sentiment, nicely presented. The photo is clear and sharp, and well illustrates the text. IMHO it needs more light on the surface of the coins to bring out the metallic luster.
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
01/03/2004 03:46:28 AM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by Jaguar:
Flash is apparant on the coin, needs some burning. Lighting is causing the coin to be out of focus, unless it really is out of focus.
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
12/31/2003 07:16:57 PM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
12/31/2003 12:10:56 PM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by neenee1999:
This is a very creative shot, and poster, it drifts from the normal borders I have seen. I like the font choice and color, it goes well with this shot, the message is very effective good job
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Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
12/30/2003 09:41:30 PM
Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.
by alyrivero

Comment by blindjustice:
That phrase hurts my head. Ok I will respent and spend more time with my family and less grubbing for stacks of quarters.
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