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Vintage Toast
Vintage Toast

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Challenge: Low Tech (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD100
Location: California Central Valley
Date: Nov 28, 2004
Galleries: Vintage, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2004


Place: 74 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.4675
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2842
Avg (non-participants): 5.7027
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 169
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2004 10:38:35 AM
I love the exposure, and the color you chose for the duotone. Beautiful!
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12/05/2004 10:12:46 AM
Electrical yes. Electronic...doesn't seem so much. Low tech-definitely Sepia toning greatly enhances the 'aging' of this image and it is well-framed but seems too busy. The butter on the lower corner and 'bagel?bread?" on the right center are way overexposed as is the upper left corner; perhaps tho this is something akin to kigh-key antique style. Compared to the dark, rich tone in the toaster, it seems a bit out of place. Clean out some of the distractions and simplify the whole to create a real impact, but overall a good presentation of the challenge.
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12/01/2004 11:15:46 PM
Excellent duotone but seems to suffer from compression and many areas are overexposed. Also, it may have been mentioned a million times already (about the toaster being electrical) so I won't go there.
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12/01/2004 09:45:00 PM
This image is just wacky and funny. 7
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12/01/2004 08:48:17 PM
Nicely framed. Great example of low tech!
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12/01/2004 02:24:17 PM
"non-electronic"? This is low tech as far as electric toasters go, but it's an electronic toaster. The composition, on the other hand is excellent. But as it doesn't meet the challenge specification I have no choice but to give it a 1. Sorry. (There are at least ten other entries that have made this mistake.)

OK. There's a hot debate running in the forums about what exactly is "electronic".

I have decided to subtract only one point for items I believe to be electronic, rahter than the hard-line "1" I originally issued for such items. This is far more fair and reasonable.
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12/01/2004 08:58:46 AM
great choice of subject. however, this photo looks a little too busy for me. also, the upper left corner is very very bright.
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12/01/2004 01:20:13 AM
Nice use of color. A bit blown out in spots. Good job.
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11/30/2004 02:54:36 PM
too much in the photo
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11/30/2004 07:58:29 AM
Not sure I like the color but concept is good
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11/30/2004 12:58:17 AM
Great idea. The image is a little too cluttered for me; it takes away from your main subject. The old toaster, some toast and some crumbs would have sufficed. I like the monochromatic orangish-hinting-at-sepia but a tad more edgy hue. I like the origin of your light source. Since it comes from the left, it evokes the feeling of morning for me, which goes well with your image.
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