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Complex Natural Shape
Complex Natural Shape
Judith Polakoff

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: My driveway at home
Date: Sep 25, 2004
Aperture: F10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2004

This seashell photo is my first submission to DPChallenge and I'm still not entirely clear about how much editing is allowed, so I tried to keep it to a minimum. I rotated the photo about 35 degrees, applied a curves adjustment, a hue/saturation adjustment, cropped, reduced the size, added a border and sharpened.

Place: 32 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.8912
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.6316
Avg (non-participants): 6.1429
Views since voting: 837
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 193
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 12:50:43 PM
A cousin to the nautillus - and a great find. I like the placement in the frame and the lighting. To improve it a) remove the carrot colored and shape on the right side, b) remove the white line in the border - ending only with a thin black line. The colors and the blurriness of the background work well to contrast the shell.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2004 10:51:02 AM
I like the simpicity of image itself :)...real appealing.
10/01/2004 10:27:35 PM
Simply complex. Good shot.
10/01/2004 08:02:43 AM
what a wonderful image you have created from such a simple object, well done and one of my favourutes - 10
09/29/2004 10:29:03 PM
Nice! I might have focused a little tighter on shell, because the space around it seems to make the composition less complex, but it's a great image nonetheless. Good and sharp focus, nice contrast between the foreground and background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 07:23:53 PM
Sharp and quite beautiful, love your subject!
09/28/2004 07:02:41 PM
Some will say this in not "complex" enough... not me. A wonderfully done image.
09/27/2004 09:25:52 PM
This is a beautiful shot. 9.
09/27/2004 11:16:08 AM
I find the angle of view strange , the lighting is very nice

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