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Keith Maniac

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Challenge: Communication (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-8080
Location: Montrose Beach, Chicago, Illinois
Date: Oct 9, 2004
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2004

I made a "soup can phone" using two Campbell's soup cans, string, and two buttons. I held the can in my left hand while I took the picture with my right hand.

Adjustments: Slight levels adjustment, slight crop

Place: 37 out of 262
Avg (all users): 5.6403
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 5.4052
Avg (non-participants): 5.8086
Views since voting: 1274
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 278
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/10/2005 07:43:40 PM
WOWOWOWOWOWOW! That is so great!
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10/21/2004 08:57:58 AM
Thanks, arngrimur. Those are great suggestions for improving the composition. I also considered having her stand farther back, so that she appeared smaller in the frame, in order to emphasize the sense of separation, but for some reason I ended up going with this one.

Message edited by author 2004-10-21 08:59:44.
10/21/2004 07:09:35 AM
This one should have ranked much higher IMO, it got a 10 from me. Still a good score for your first challenge. After looking at the shot again I see a possibility for improvement in the composition by having some space (sky) between the can and the arm to make the separation stand out and the focus on the connection which is the cord.

Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to see your next entries.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2004 07:52:35 PM
Brilliant depth of field. Superb composition and colors.
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10/17/2004 07:28:11 PM
I really like the detail in the soup can.
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10/15/2004 06:11:26 PM
Excellent technical quality and very well composed.
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10/15/2004 04:26:15 PM
I did a photo similar to yours and I'm getting alot of flack for it...you? I like yours better though
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10/15/2004 03:37:09 PM
Love the shallow depth of field and the fact that you kept the label on the can. That adds so much to the picture and the red label balances the person's red shirt nicely. This is my favorite of the string-and-can photos.
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10/14/2004 07:41:26 PM
Great depth of field and profile of person in the shot. I like this view a lot for this popular idea.
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10/13/2004 03:13:30 PM
Altough the idea of the "soup can" was totaly over done in this challenge...your submission is quite unique and technically flawless... an 8
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10/13/2004 02:34:35 PM
nice composition
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10/13/2004 12:45:30 PM
I like the label left on the can, the taught string, and the DOF.
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10/13/2004 09:27:26 AM
Very Cool!
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10/13/2004 08:10:54 AM
There were more can-and-string shots than I expected in this challenge, but this is the best of the lot. I love the DOF and the near can suspended with no visible means of support. Also the Warholesque choice of soup.
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10/13/2004 02:07:32 AM
great depth of field
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10/13/2004 12:56:00 AM

Message edited by author 2005-07-12 08:33:23.
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