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Challenge: Stock Photography (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: My Home Office
Date: Feb 23, 2003
Aperture: F 3.4
Shutter: 1/90
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003


Place: 17 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.5400
Avg (commenters): 7.1765
Avg (participants): 6.5362
Avg (non-participants): 6.5484
Views since voting: 1504
Votes: 100
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/05/2003 09:17:09 AM
Greatings from the CC club!

First off I truly enjoy this shot.

THEME: Meets the challenge.

FOCUS and LIGHTING: crisp focus and the lighting is ok. For stock I would've prefered a completely white background. It would make for a better sell as purity is of the essence in this category. The shadows behind the markers are somewhat distracting and take away from the purity of the photo. A second lightsource would solve this issue.

COMPOSITION: I think the cropping is perfect! I love the angle of the lines and the fact that they are perfectly straight. I wouldn't change a thing.

The photo is simple as it should be... it does miss a bit of WOW factor but that's the hardest part of photography IMO. I still have lots of problems with that!!! :-)

All in all, good job!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 11:50:30 PM
I really like the clean, sharp clear colours here. Well done
03/02/2003 10:20:03 PM
I can't help but think this will do well. I wish there was a tiny bit more marker in the picture, though.
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03/02/2003 03:25:22 PM
ooh i like this ... simple image ... straight (no pun intended) to the point ... heheh hmmm maybe it was intended ... i see this image large on a wall in a preschool or pediatricians office
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03/02/2003 11:57:52 AM
This seems very similar to a photo that's been submitted here before... but I guess it's a common idea. I can see it working well as a stock photo.
03/01/2003 07:41:12 AM
What can I say? Perfectly done! 10
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02/28/2003 12:14:58 PM
Good use of diagonal lines and colorss. a simple but effective picture, the only thing that bothers me are the heavy shadows beyond the pens. 8
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02/26/2003 11:02:08 PM
Nice job. Simple, effective, concise, with room for text.
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02/25/2003 11:41:25 PM
Should have tried this in B&W! :) Just kidding, pretty nice.
02/25/2003 09:28:38 PM
I could see this image used in a textbook or a magazine. I think it has broad appeal for stock use because it could be used for so many possible themes.
02/25/2003 07:40:16 PM
Simple and pure. Nice. Shadows are a bit hard.
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02/25/2003 02:20:32 PM
Great shot. I really like the bright colors. Nice lines and I like the negative space. Good Luck!
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02/25/2003 02:07:17 PM
A perfect stock image, as it has space for text, good contrast. The use of several colours makes usefull for diversity related uses, the straight line and sharp angles are great for business/service use, in some artsier places can be used as a frame fill image. Perfect a 10!
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02/25/2003 10:56:56 AM
this is good, i could definitely see this as a stock photo
02/25/2003 10:07:41 AM
Good idea, IMO the focus looks a little off.
02/24/2003 09:39:02 PM
I like your concept and, generally, your execution, but I would've liked for the markers to be more in focus.
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02/24/2003 09:26:45 PM
I think this is a strong concept for stock photography. The only issue i see with this shot is that it would probalby be stronger if the 'paper' was more pure white... good work :) - setzler
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02/24/2003 05:26:08 PM
Nice bright colors. I could see this on a birthday card or something. It's nice but it doesn't really grab me
02/24/2003 03:51:28 PM
Awesome shot. I love the colors here, and the lines are very dramatic. One little nit-pick -- the end of the lines past the markers is visible, still a great shot. 10
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02/24/2003 03:44:44 PM
Very nice stock photograph. I would llike the lines sharp all the way down and the background whiter but it is a great idea and perfectly composed.
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