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Challenge: Abstract Macro IV (Basic Editing*)
Date: Mar 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2012

Just some tangled chains near a fence. Thought I'd give the macro challenge a chance, without a dedicated Macro Lens.

But, noticed when I was looking at my lenses, my 70-300mm lens actually says Macro on it. Never saw that before.

After some basic editing, I liked the outcome, so I replaced my previous entry.

Interested to see how it does. :)

Place: 107 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.1488
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9811
Avg (non-participants): 5.2794
Views since voting: 295
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 121
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/16/2012 02:43:29 AM
I like the composition, the textures, the colours and the background blur. I agree with others that the subject is a bit soft.
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04/14/2012 07:47:12 PM
Not a bad photo...though it's missing that certain something ...maybe its a bit too soft, maybe darker darks to exaggerate the dept of tangle of links. I love rust too!
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04/14/2012 02:14:21 PM
A little soft but it has great texture and shape! Love rust!
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04/13/2012 09:41:34 AM
Great shot, could have done with a bit more pop though, maybe boost the saturation a bit or perhaps go the other way and do a moody B&W :)

Message edited by author 2012-04-13 09:42:03.
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04/13/2012 03:12:06 AM
All the votes are bunched up in the middle just like the links in your photo. ;-) Probably not macro enough or abstract enough for the challenge. With a little better processing, could have done ok in a "Rust" challenge or similar.
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04/12/2012 11:40:39 PM
I feel it lacks sharpness. Like the rough textures on the chain against the soft the background.
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04/12/2012 07:16:18 PM
well i came in to comment and got sage advice on a macro lens...unexpected bonus! i think perhaps the lack of an abstract feel may have hurt your score a bit, but scoring 5+ in an abstract challenge is no small feat
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04/12/2012 05:46:50 PM
I think this one is one of my favorites of yours. I think its not being a true macro through your score off a bit.

I love the colors and textures and the composition is excellent! :D
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04/12/2012 05:41:14 PM
I see what you were trying to do here. I do agree that this would prob look good as a b&w.
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04/12/2012 03:55:55 PM
I would like to see this one in B&W with the details cranked up.
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03/28/2012 08:17:03 AM
This is nice, but feels like it could be a bit darker and moodier. btw, "macro" on the 70-300 isn't "true macro" (macro being that the image on the sensor, film, etc. is the same size as the real object or larger) but instead is about 1/2 macro. Not a criticism, just an observation. Sorry, I'm a little anal when it comes to terminology :) I noticed a macro lens on your wish list, may I recommend the Canon 100mm f/2.8? It gets excellent reviews and isn't ridiculously expensive.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2012 06:43:28 PM
Great composition using the triangular shape with the strong base at the bottom. Good light, great bokeh good detail.
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03/09/2012 08:58:00 AM
Perfect example of macro shot. The picture seems natural and spontaneouse, which to me, make the shots more memorable. (Please excuse the spelling)
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03/09/2012 07:22:38 AM
A chain of some sort?
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