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In Tune
In Tune

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Challenge: Mechanical (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 320
Location: My living room in Lansing, MI.
Date: Dec 28, 2004
Galleries: Vintage, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2004

This is a photo of the tuning heads on my ovation 12 string guitar. I was really working on lighting in this shot, as I just got some stand mounted big shop lights for christmas. I still have some playing around to do. I wish I had control over dof, the only control my chinchy camera gives me is where I put the camera! The "feel" I was going for with this shot was to take something generally perceived as 'artistic', in both appearance and function, and make it more mechanical, industrial looking, yet still maintain some of it's inherant "art" or beauty. Make sense??? Hope so. Technical stuff, sized, cloned out some distracting white spots and glare, played with levels, a tiny bit of hue/saturation, and usm. Thanks for checking out my pic. :-)

Place: 147 out of 243
Avg (all users): 4.9206
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7818
Avg (non-participants): 5.0120
Views since voting: 769
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 277
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2005 04:24:32 PM
I would have prefered a superior focus, yet you get bumped for a very colorful and vibrant presentation.
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01/02/2005 02:03:24 AM
DOF way off to my eye, shadows too blocked up, static composition takes me nowhere. Try it on a diagonal?
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12/30/2004 11:40:52 PM
Composition: 5, Too centered for me and a diagonal would be good.
Technical: 4, Looks a bit over sharpened. Also dust specs in BG could have been cloned out.
Appeal: 6
Challenge: 9
Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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12/29/2004 09:53:58 AM
A dramatic shot - great angle and composition. I don't much care for the high-contrast however.
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12/29/2004 04:18:11 AM
With the Advanced rules, you could have removed the distracting spots
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12/29/2004 04:12:16 AM
to much croma abberation for my taste.
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12/29/2004 01:35:17 AM
interesting...perhaps over-photoshopped
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