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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Playa del Rey, CA
Date: Jan 9, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

I would have liked to have spent more time on this, but left it rather late. Shot with a cheapo Canon 50mm f/1.8 + 12mm extension tube.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.0221
Avg (commenters): 7.0588
Avg (participants): 5.8034
Avg (non-participants): 6.2569
Views since voting: 1065
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 226
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/17/2005 07:17:57 PM
I expected this to do much better.
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01/17/2005 05:48:37 PM
Dude, I really thought your photo was going to win. In my humble opinion it was the pic with the best use of out of focus background. I can't believe you finished 37th! It goes to show how much I don't know about photography... Still, it's a great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2005 08:50:57 PM
I really like this Photo, The Chess Piece is definately enhanced by the background
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01/16/2005 11:37:17 AM
love it
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01/16/2005 04:12:55 AM
yes, you have achieved a bokeh effect that definitely adds a feeling to the image (albeit, not a pleasing feeling). seeing that you know how to do this, i imagine you could recreate it using any number of objects other than a cliched chess piece...
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01/16/2005 12:25:04 AM
Great use of dof. Left just enough in focus for us to make out the yes. Nice choice for b&w.
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01/15/2005 10:50:29 PM
i don't think that this photo is good, but I think it's the content that makes it good, not the bokeh
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01/15/2005 09:11:15 PM
this HAS to win blue...
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01/15/2005 01:30:05 PM
Spooky...I can feel the energy!
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01/13/2005 07:27:50 PM
Simple and clever. Bokeh Boy looks suitably intense, bordering on demented. 7.
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01/13/2005 05:53:37 PM
pretty cool.
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01/13/2005 04:02:00 PM
Interesting concept. The idea would have worked much better in another challenge. I guess it could be considered bokeh to some degree but really you are not separating your subject from the BG, but using the BG to add to the drama of the shot.
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01/12/2005 12:57:44 PM
one of the most original in this challenge, should do well
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01/12/2005 02:31:24 AM
I love it, simply put!
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01/11/2005 08:50:48 AM
Interesting composition, black and white works well here (7)
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01/10/2005 10:58:38 PM
Very nice use of light with the piece being fully lit with the eyes dull and soft in the background
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01/10/2005 06:33:14 PM
Good one! Love the glaring eyes in the backround gives it that intense chesslike mindframe.
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01/10/2005 05:10:31 PM
neat! very, very cool, in fact. the composition and dof, with the scary eyes in the background, are pretty much perfect. great idea. :)
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01/10/2005 03:45:15 PM
The background is more interesting than the foreground, but that's okay with me. It's really a great use of bokeh. I really like the idea and its execution.
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01/10/2005 01:48:51 PM
cool, ive seen loads of photos with chess pices, this one represents the game nicely
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01/10/2005 12:57:43 PM
The short definition of Bokeh from KenRockwell.com, which I am using for voting on this challenge: "Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light." I'm not seeing that here. Is the subject enhanced by the bokeh of the background? The subject is enhanced by the background, but it isn't really bokeh. Very nice composition and tones.
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01/10/2005 09:01:30 AM
Great idea, excellent composition. Pretty scary too, thanks for the nightmares! 10
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01/10/2005 07:07:51 AM
Niiice job,like the face in the background,good b&w!
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01/10/2005 01:25:25 AM
Whoa, I just about jumped out of my chair! lol!! Very cool shot. :)
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