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Making Waves
2nd PlaceMaking Waves

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Challenge: Rhythm (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Ottawa
Date: Feb 15, 2003
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2003

Regular yellow nylon rope in macro.

Yes I know there's dust on it. For the life of me I couldn't get it all off. :-P

Place: 2 out of 79
Avg (all users): 7.0495
Avg (commenters): 7.8824
Avg (participants): 6.7231
Avg (non-participants): 7.6389
Views since voting: 4708
Votes: 101
Comments: 30
Favorites: 17 (view)

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01/01/2004 08:19:53 PM
03/18/2003 10:20:12 PM
Great photo.............:) Congrats
03/02/2003 04:31:16 PM
The composition is nice. I like the diagonals. Lighting is good. Any more exposure, and you'd lose some detail in the highlight areas. As is, there's a good range betwen light and dark. I really like the decision to make this blue. It's a little more understated than yellow and puts the focus more on the repetition and lines while still adding interest.
Biggest gripe would be the soft focus in the upper left corner. If you had used a different angle so that it was obvious that some threads are closer to the camera then a shallow dof could be useful. As is, it looks like they are on the same plane so it doesn't work to have a section out of focus. The little hairs don't really bother me. You have such great focus in the center, and it IS a macro. The whole point is to show things as they aren't usually seen - beauty in the details - and I think you achieved that.
For this challenge, it's a great shot. However, for a portfolio... I think that you should do some sort of series. I can imagine this hanging in a grouping of 3 or 4 on a well. Each shot being a different color and showing a similar sort of close-up that focuses on texture and lines. Maybe you can keep that in mind and make it a work in progress.
Congratulations on the high score. It's a very simple, clean, and effective photo.
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03/01/2003 12:10:07 PM
great job! :)
02/25/2003 12:52:24 AM
Wow!! great shot, Kosmik. Congrats on the first ribbon.
02/24/2003 02:15:27 PM
Congrats!, well done.

02/24/2003 11:14:26 AM
Congrats on the finish kosmik. Great shot!
02/24/2003 10:10:07 AM
YEH! My 1st ribbon!!!! :-D

Thanks for all your wonderful coments!
02/24/2003 08:58:54 AM
The hairs just make it look real - a great abstract shot.
02/24/2003 02:22:48 AM
Well Done great photo
02/24/2003 02:14:28 AM
Congrats Mr Dude!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 08:12:20 PM
Nice pattern and a very clear closeup. You've met the challenge quite well. The monochrome adds to the picture.
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02/23/2003 02:22:57 PM
Very well done. Perfect lighting, very sharp shot. In my top 10 this week!
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02/23/2003 12:12:38 PM
What great colour you have a great eye for a photo -9
02/22/2003 07:05:42 AM
The is my fav pic in the challenge. Really nice composition and colour, and I like everything about it! 10
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02/20/2003 11:18:46 PM
One of my favorites for the challenge. I think a dark border would have made the shot stand out even more.
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02/20/2003 05:04:30 PM
What a fabulous shot! 10 Jak
02/20/2003 01:40:39 PM
Ooooooh, I like it. It looks almost like an electron microscope shot. What is this stuff? It's really cool!
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02/19/2003 05:06:42 PM
excellent pattern work with this shot... the blue looks excellent :) - setzler
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02/19/2003 09:21:09 AM
Good colors & light.
02/18/2003 09:29:02 PM
What a pretty shot. I really like the flow of you picture. The soft blue works really nice. The only thing I find disctracting is the little threads everywhere. Still an effective shot. Good luck. Jacko.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2003 12:28:17 PM
Beautiful color of blue. Very nice sharp focus. Excellent shot. Impressive.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2003 10:24:25 AM
Really nice capture. The softness of the blues is wonderful. Great job... dave
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2003 09:04:06 AM
Excellent detail.
02/17/2003 07:36:11 PM
If you removed those 2 pieces of loose hair would be 9 or 10 Photo!
02/17/2003 06:42:30 PM
Lighting and focus in upper left leaves something to be desired. Remainder of photo very good macro.
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02/17/2003 04:54:51 PM
beauty-love this. It would make a cool poster. Nice work, good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2003 02:23:44 PM
Nice take on the challenge. Good color, texture and pattern. A bit over-exposed in spots.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/17/2003 01:47:21 AM
Even though this lacks any focal point, it is still a very dramatic macro and I love it. The only thing I might have changed is that you had a little more in focus in the upper left corner. The lighting is fantastic. 8
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02/17/2003 12:51:04 AM
very nice

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