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Winter Pond
02/11/2006 12:02:52 AM
Winter Pond
by STEINR

Comment by loseme:
* Critique Club*

"Winter Pond" is nice fit in the Off Center category. I think this would have fit well into a nature category as well. This strikes me as a nice, quite, calm piece.

Technically the shot looks OK. The grass appears to be a little too green, almost as if the contrast was turned up too high. I really do like that you left surrounding objects in to show the depth of field. I feel as thought I am just sitting and looking out on the water, and very cold while I am doing so. I think the illusion of cold
is coming from the crisp color of the water, plus the snow (more then likely it wasn't an illusion for you). I would probably say if the subject had a little more interest it would have grabbed the voters . Keep up the good work.
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Winter Pond
01/30/2006 07:15:30 AM
Winter Pond
by STEINR

Comment by Xilebo:
Looks nice but there isn't really anything that catches the eye of being off center except the grass..
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Winter Pond
01/30/2006 02:29:03 AM
Winter Pond
by STEINR

Comment by whiteroom:
nice!
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Still Life
12/18/2005 09:42:00 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by mesmeraj:
i really like the underlying story portaied here - i do which you had used a bit more light on the books so the image would have been focused throughtout insead of just the candle being crisp. Bumping up.
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Still Life
12/18/2005 09:00:18 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by Skyarcher:
Nostalgic... the weathered books, inking jar, old time glasses and that candle holder... just makes me want to curl up with a Charles Dickens book or something. And the tilding candle just adds to it here. I think if it were perfectly straight, in this setting, it wouldn't look right.
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Still Life
12/15/2005 11:51:43 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by JordanZ:
interesting still life - i would have liked to see a secondary light on the book though to show more detail, its a little dark and hard to tell its a book
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Still Life
12/13/2005 11:30:42 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by Katmystiry:
Nice still life!
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MIssed another DPC Deadline!
12/13/2005 04:55:03 PM
MIssed another DPC Deadline!
by STEINR

Comment by edekker:
Nice clock. The clock seems old... perhaps sepia instead to increase that effect?
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Still Life
12/12/2005 11:02:31 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by Pinetree28:
Nice cluster of things well lit.
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Still Life
12/12/2005 09:45:36 PM
Still Life
by STEINR

Comment by CNovack:
I really like the mood you are trying to create here. Still life with Literature instead of fruit or flowers. Curling up with a good book on a dark and cold night with just a single light source to illuminate the words of the unfolding story is the feel I get from looking upon this image. Or another way of looking upon it is that the candle is there to provide illumination to the an author waiting to take up his/her spectacles and pen the words of the next classic. I like the details that you put in this composition - the old, rustic and well loved/worn book, the ink blotter with caligraphy pen, and the antique style candle holder. There are just a few things that could go a long way with strengthening the image you have captured here. First the items really need to pop more off off their background. The black backdrop is not nearly as dark and black as it should be and thus serves to distract attention away from the main subjects. Burning and/or dodging or even a selective gamma correction may improve on making the tones of the background a deep black color so the attention is directly focused on the objects in the scene. Also if you could have included some "ink" in that ink blotter it would further strengthen a connection to the pen waiting for the hand of the author to stard penning a new novel. A tighter crop or focus on the main objects would draw the eye's attention instantly and directly to the main objects of the photo. Lastly, depending on what imagery you are trying to convey you may or maynot have wanted to illuminate the spine of the book so the title could be visible (this would only apply if you wanted to convery to the reader the thought of picking up the book to read it by the light of the candle)
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