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Absent Squares
3rd PlaceAbsent Squares

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Challenge: Square (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 6900Z
Location: In my parents back garden
Date: Jan 26, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2003

The old door from a rabbit hutch

Place: 3 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.5787
Avg (commenters): 8.0435
Avg (participants): 6.5545
Avg (non-participants): 6.6092
Views since voting: 3248
Votes: 197
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)

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02/09/2003 10:37:39 PM
Critique Club critique

I'm a little late getting to this, sorry.

I just love images like this. They are fun to look at. You can let your eyes wander around from detail to detail. I wouldn't change too much about this photo except for maybe showing a little more of the links on the fence, but I would have to experiment with it to know for sure. The colors and textures are just wonderful and not overly sharpened or saturated, I'm glad to say. The composition is very nice with a good use of angles. You handled the depth of field very well by keeping the background blurry so that it contrasts very nicely with the fence. even the subtlety of reds in the grass matches nicely with the red color in the fence. This is a very clean image, it meets the challenge nicely, and I think it is appropriately cropped. Good job.

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02/08/2003 11:34:56 AM
Just wanted to say how much I like this shot. Great colours, textures and composition, (the angles are excellent) and I love your use of DOF.
02/03/2003 08:31:17 AM
Good show. Loved the shallow depth of field on this one. Good job!
02/03/2003 04:00:08 AM
Thanks for al the kind comments

Message edited by author 2009-01-14 15:24:30.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 05:56:54 PM
A wonderful use of shallow selective DOF. The crisp feel and texture of the wood and galvanized fence are visually deliciouso. The rust stain bit is the coup de grace. Good strong rural theme. The angled composiotion is a perfect choice along with the close up view. Very well done!
02/02/2003 06:25:07 AM
Cool shot, nice focus and great colors and textures. I really like it a bunch!
02/01/2003 11:31:36 PM
This is a great shot. Beautiful colours. Good DOF. Even the title is good. Good luck in the challenge. 10
02/01/2003 02:50:58 PM
Wonderful DOF. Very clear and sharp photo. Really like the clarity of this shot. The texture of the wood and the wire is so clean and dlear. Great job photographicly speaking. Great example of a well done photo. It's a 10
01/31/2003 07:39:28 PM
well composed...the crispness of the fence and wire is well balanced by the green background's blur.
01/30/2003 04:18:43 PM
I like the idea you used for portraying squares. The photo is very clear and colorful. I do believe, however, that the diagonal view of this photo is a liitle bit disturbing to the eye. Good job.
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01/30/2003 02:42:42 PM
The lighting in this picture was done very nicely. I think that by moving away from the fence wold give the picture something more intresting. Nice work
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01/30/2003 08:41:14 AM
Cool! I like the idea very much. Good luck!
01/29/2003 07:02:35 PM
I love the idea and the details. great use of DOF. The only thing that would improve the image for me is the crop on the left side. I think more green to the left of the wood frame, or grop it closer into the wood frame would work better for me. Great image anyway! Nice job. 9

On a final review of my votes, I bumped this up to a 10, my only one! Good job...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2003 01:14:23 PM
this is beautiful. Like the vivid colors, the creativity and crop. Most of all thank you so much for not making me look at another picture that looked like it was a pic for ebay to sell something. thank you!!!
01/29/2003 12:50:56 PM
Fantastic colours! Good eye. 8
01/29/2003 10:09:38 AM
good use of the word square
01/28/2003 08:29:33 PM
Very nice texture and colors.
01/28/2003 05:02:26 PM
Nice colours, focus and use of DoF. Just not an image that really grabs me.
6 for being technically spot on.
01/28/2003 12:27:19 PM
01/28/2003 10:20:11 AM
I really like this shot. I really like the crispness of the wood frame and the wire and how you used a large apperature for the very shallow DOF. IMO, this is the best photo of the week. Simple but interesting and definatly meets the challenge.

Bill Miller (wackybill)
01/28/2003 01:26:03 AM
Wonderful composition, great DOF. Amazing how you can make such a simple object so interesting. 9 from me.
01/27/2003 07:35:52 PM
Nice shot! The grain in the wood really stands out, as does the rust. Cub
01/27/2003 06:23:06 PM
Fantastic. My pic of the week. 10.
01/27/2003 12:47:21 PM
This is one of my favorites from this week. From looking at the other entries it looks like this is a tough topic to make interesting, but I think you have done a good job with it. I like the color in this picture, particularly the use of contrasting colors between the green OOF areas and the red rust on the wooden frame. You have also made good use of contrast between the darker background and wood frame and the lighter wire mesh. For me the composition is pleasing with the wire squares being off-center. The wooden frame leads my eyes into the picture, but unfortunately it also leads them back out to some extent. This is definitely not a serious problem at all, and I canít really think of any way to prevent it. The colors look very vivid and pleasing to the eye. The only suggestion I can make for improvement would be to try a wider aperture so you might be able to achieve a smoother bokeh. You have done a good job keeping the wood frame and wire mesh sharp, and I think this will not suffer when using a larger aperture as long as you keep the plane of the sensor parallel to the plane of the wire mesh.

I hope you found this useful,

  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2003 12:14:11 PM
Technically great no to sure about the subject 7
01/27/2003 10:15:28 AM
Really nice! I love the textures of the old wood and metal. Great job. 8 =)
01/27/2003 05:40:11 AM
Beautiful colors and textures...
01/27/2003 03:23:45 AM
Love this picture... the colors are reall nice... the wood, wires, .. Great!

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