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Abacus - World's Oldest Computer (still in use)
Abacus - World's Oldest Computer (still in use)

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Challenge: Low Tech (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 4900Z
Location: Home - Anacortes, Washington
Date: Nov 24, 2004
Aperture: F11
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Still Life, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2004

Abacus - From the Greek word abax, meaning "calculating board" or "calculating table," the Chinese abacus was invented during the Yuan Dynasty, 1280-1368 AD. Often referred to as the first computer, the abacus is used to add, subtract, multiply and divide, as well as figuring fractions and square roots. In certain Asian communities, abacuses are still being used to calculate invoices.

Crop, auto contrast, adjust levels, NI, adjsut brightness, USM

Original date/time: 2004:11:24 14:38:59
Shutter speed: 1/2.30
F-stop: 11.0
ISO speed: 125
Focal length: 13.9000
Flash: Not fired
Orientation: Top-left
Aperture: 7.0000
Exposure bias: -1.2000
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Brightness: 1.6300
Digitized date/time: 2004:11:24 14:38:59
Modified date/time: 2004:11:24 14:38:59
Scene type: Photograph
Camera make: FUJIFILM
Camera model: FinePix4900ZOOM
Colorspace: sRGB
File source: DSC

Place: 20 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.0539
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.9022
Avg (non-participants): 6.2400
Views since voting: 4786
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 167
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/07/2004 09:34:36 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 with this truly low tech entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2004 07:52:44 PM
Quite low tech and so effective. 7
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12/06/2004 07:27:12 PM
Wow, a bean counter with actual beans! Good choice for the challenge. The pixelated edges are distracting, and the corner at top right is an awkward crop, but color and composition are good.
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12/05/2004 07:06:47 PM
Great example of low tech. Like the addition of currencies and beans and the choice of background color is a perfect offset to the abacus itself. The texture of the table adds a subtle grain that adds quite a bit of interest to the whole and the angle chosen with crop makes for a very solid contender.
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12/02/2004 04:27:06 AM
Some would argue this is not quite 'low tech'. Be that as it may, the composition is great and the exposure and focus is nice.
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12/01/2004 10:36:55 PM
I really like the composition.
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11/30/2004 09:14:16 PM
nice composition. well lit.
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11/30/2004 07:10:56 PM
Great subject well captured. Fantastic focus and DOF. Colors are good, I like the strong white point / black point. Among my top picks.
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11/30/2004 03:17:36 PM
too many things in the photo
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11/30/2004 12:30:51 PM
Nice composition, would have cropped the right corner of frame out. Good luck...
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11/30/2004 09:41:44 AM
Your composition is good..but would have left the other materials out and focused onthe abacus itself..gave you a 7
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11/30/2004 03:49:30 AM
Nice idea, and you bet it is still in use, I can see it being used everyday at the place aI live. Just a little suggestion, next time, instead of beans, use rice, it will be much better IMHO.
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