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Hidden Network Danger
Hidden Network Danger

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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Vaterstetten, Germany
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2004

Used Light painting with a maglight through red & blue filters. Then short burst unfiltered on the hand.
Post processing.
Increased saturation a bit.

Place: 98 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.2383
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.1075
Avg (non-participants): 5.3600
Views since voting: 820
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 193
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/09/2004 08:04:35 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hey, bud... I really like this shot and it definitely shows complexity. Just trying to plug a USB into my computer gets me confused and with this board, I can't even imagine! The thing that hits you right away when you see this is the color. It is beautiful with neon violets, reds, greens, and blues. It is a pleasing image to take a long look at as the colors are smooth and harmonious. It is amazing how you "Painted with Light" and your skill must be truly exceptional.

However, there are a couple of key problems in it that brought it down to the score that it got. The first thing is minor, but it jumps out at me...everything is equally exposed except for one part which is very blown out. I don't know how this could have been avoided, but it is a blaring problem to me. The second thing is that there is not one specific focal point (with the exception of the colors). This makes it just a bit harder to really understand what is going on in the shot.

Still a good shot with great lighting techinically and visually. I would suggest trying it again doing your best not to reflect it a lot off of the metal where it is blown out. Unfortunately, solely because of that you were voted down to the low 5's.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to PM me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 07:30:43 PM
Cool cool cooolors. Love the neon treatment ... makes this complex circuitry looks simple.
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09/29/2004 06:52:59 PM
Love the lighting and colors in this complex image of...whatever it is. Nicely done!
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09/28/2004 07:09:09 PM
If I would patch this way I guess I would be out of work in seconds....
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09/28/2004 02:39:10 PM
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09/28/2004 01:29:34 AM
Now that's complex. Great lighting and color.
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09/27/2004 03:54:24 PM
Damn you. I considered taking a picture of a patch panel with very poor cable management, but I couldn't get my camera in the door of the datacenter.

You did the photo better than I would have, anyway.
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09/27/2004 10:15:58 AM
altough the idea of "highlighting" the danger was a good one...blowing it out until we can't see it...kills it.
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