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A Window of Color
06/25/2004 02:02:42 PM
A Window of Color
by sleekr

Comment by djscarrd:
Nice, but glare is a bit disturbing.
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A Window of Color
06/25/2004 01:27:44 AM
A Window of Color
by sleekr

Comment by Glacierwolf:
It's a good high contrast picture - and the desaturation is fine - but it's not composed well. No subject, theme, or interest.
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A Window of Color
06/23/2004 07:43:22 AM
A Window of Color
by sleekr

Comment by magnetic9999:
cool find!
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A Window of Color
06/22/2004 11:40:13 PM
A Window of Color
by sleekr

Comment by C-town driver:
Nice use of the tree to create framing
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A Window of Color
06/22/2004 12:28:30 AM
A Window of Color
by sleekr

Comment by silverleaf:
i like the idea a lot. the glare is kind of distracting though
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Tick, Tick, Tick
06/12/2004 04:05:15 PM
Tick, Tick, Tick
by sleekr

Comment by Falc:
Greetings from the Critique Club.

OK lets first review some of the comments given during the challenge marking. Most commentators have mentioned the 3 second exposure and the sweep of the second hand. I agree, I really liked this when I saw it, and marked it highly for just that reason. However, it is true also that this element is not obvious enough, and probably lost a few votes because of this.

Lets move onto the watch itself now. Because you are in close with a macro lens, you need to make sure the object is very clean, any dirt or inperfection shows up here. I think a good clean might have helped, just take a look at the outer bezel, just above the 30, Its not clean and contributes to the overall reduction in sharpness. On the chrome pieces I think I can see reflections of the room too, this can be avoided by using a light tent (see the link here for details of how to construct a very cheap light tent Light tent article). Of course it might be that the reflections are not the room, in which case I stand corrected.

Moving out the background has some grain, which people have commented on below. A good clean background together with the light tent would help massively here.

Finally the crop/composition. As remarked below the image relies on symmetry, and the crop has just managed to miss this. Its almost but not quite there, which is a shame.

Having said all that, I would like to say I am amazed that it ended up in 77th place, it deserved a much higher position than that, simply for the second hand sweep.

I hope some of the points I raised here will help when you come to some future challenge. If so then its been worthwile taking the time to have a deeper look into your entry.

Good luck with future challenges.

Keith

Message edited by author 2004-06-12 16:13:20.
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Tick, Tick, Tick
06/06/2004 11:25:04 PM
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by sleekr

Comment by blemt:
I love the three shadows from the second hand. :) Nice grain to the image, and excellent showing of threes. Beautiful image. 9
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Tick, Tick, Tick
06/04/2004 09:09:52 PM
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by sleekr

Comment by C-town driver:
Great detail on clarity. I like the time-lapse effect of the second hand.... 7
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06/03/2004 01:19:41 PM
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by sleekr

Comment by scalvert:
Nicely done. I like the subtle three shown by the moving second hand. You could probably crop tighter- maybe even into a horizontal format.
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Tick, Tick, Tick
06/02/2004 09:41:20 PM
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by sleekr

Comment by BikeRacer:
I knew I liked this shot when I first voted. Now that I'm revisiting it to comment, I noticed (for the first time--duh) the 3 second hands. I like it more now, and I'm upping my vote. Only complaint would be - starting the exposure 1 second earlier would have centered the second hand on the 3 mark.
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