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Challenge: Square (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Chorley, UK
Date: Jan 25, 2003
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/2000s
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2003

Anyone leaving a "setzler" comment gets a poke in the eye : P

Okay, so I've nicked the idea John made popular around here - I did say I would get round to trying it one day. I've tried to add a personal touch and some originality with the shapes & lines. Took a lot of work to get to what you see here.

Lit by 2 halogen desk lamps, shooting through a transparent/translucent chess board onto printed black & white checkers beneath. The 'noise' in the shot is caused by the glass of the chessboard.

Place: 5 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.4972
Avg (commenters): 7.6842
Avg (participants): 6.4951
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 2062
Votes: 177
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/06/2003 11:03:47 PM
Hey Bod, you're right. You use the technique with an original flair. Very cool!
02/09/2003 03:30:56 AM
CC: Oh yay I get to critque this beauty. I have already left you a comment previously, however as a member of the cc club, it is my pleasure to critique your photo again.

What drew me to your photo was the black and white squares. I think that the way you have used the chess board for the white squares is absolutely brilliant and very eye catching. The water/droplets adds a very nice touch also. I like how both white squares are a duplicate of each other and compliment the photo in a very creative manner. The composition and use of black and white really is quite unique.

I'm not a pro when it comes to the technicallity of photographs, however I see that the black squares from the chess board (dof) is brilliant. It's not to overpowering. The clarity of the droplets is also amazing. You mentioned the use of shapes and lines which is obvious here and works in well with the image that you created. It is a nice combination, and balances well. It is a pitty about the 'noise' however it's just a minor setback. I see that this picture took a lot of time and effort and the results speak for itself. Your photo would compliment photography in an art gallery. Again an excellent structure of tone, texture and of course clarity. Well done and is proof of a brilliant photo. WELL DONE!!
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02/03/2003 11:57:31 AM
Excellent shot! You deserved higher!
02/03/2003 03:28:56 AM
This was my favorite of the week, tough luck for not winning mate!
The difference between this one and all the rest that have used this technique is phenomenal. I love the symmetry and just... everything about it. I like dark bold photos though, and that's what you've got!

Message edited by author 2003-02-03 03:30:27.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 02:54:58 PM
great trick! I wonder how many will figure it out
02/02/2003 01:18:58 PM
looks like a lot of effort has gone into this
02/02/2003 08:31:47 AM
Cute composition. Good job on the focus. Jacko.
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02/02/2003 03:06:15 AM
Fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing the detail. Good luck
02/01/2003 03:35:10 PM
Interesting shot - would like to know how this was done. Like the composition and focus. Think it would also look need with just the bottom right square as the composition. Good job!
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02/01/2003 08:01:41 AM
I love the ethereal feel and the symmetry of your picture. Very unique. One of my favorites this week.
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01/31/2003 08:00:20 PM
Love the rhythm of the ball wave against the play of PS(?) squares. The B&W is an excellent choice. No need to add color here as there is plenty of visual action happening. The balls are charming jewels of fascination in themselves. Good job.
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01/31/2003 09:20:35 AM
This is a great shot.. the black and white really makes it 'pop' for me.. kudos = 10 - setzler
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01/30/2003 11:33:08 PM
Very elegant (bw) and graceful (curve fo the bubbles/balls). Nicely done.
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01/30/2003 08:01:07 AM
well at least the design is unique
01/30/2003 05:40:58 AM
Ok need I say anymore - 10 straight up. But I will say though that I love your originallity here. It is certainly different and definately meets the challenge. Very very creative indeed. Well done and keep up the great work. GL
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01/30/2003 01:02:03 AM
What is it. I can't but I like it. B&W was the right choice here.
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01/29/2003 05:52:53 PM
according to the version of the dictionary that I checked, harlequin is not a good title for this photo. I did give you a good score because I thought it was interesting.
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01/28/2003 07:06:35 PM
Great shot! Clarity, focus, and technique is great. 9 Cub
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01/28/2003 05:08:46 AM
This is excellent. I don't know how you did it but I am looking forward to the explanation. 8 from me.
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01/27/2003 03:11:02 PM
interesting concept.... curious to know how you did this.... I like the originality 8
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01/27/2003 05:54:42 AM
Nice effect but the spheres are a bit over the top.
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01/27/2003 02:53:16 AM
Hmmm, I'd be amazed to know how this was done. ;)
01/27/2003 01:02:58 AM
very nice shot, but this technique has been reused far too often to award a higher score. i like it a lot though.

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