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Challenge: Kitchen Art (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Kitchen
Date: Mar 16, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 160
Shutter: 2s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2003

A chrome toaster, lit by a single blue strip lamp.

Place: 1 out of 79
Avg (all users): 8.0430
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 8.5641
Views since voting: 9999
Votes: 93
Comments: 52
Favorites: 67 (view)

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05/31/2007 06:21:57 PM
Your toaster photo ribboned in 2003, but it is still attracting admiration. It's one of my favorites on DPC, and now I've discovered another reason to love it: you took it with the Fuji S602Z! It's wonderful knowing that this little camera can produce such images.

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06/17/2005 12:14:08 PM
Really well done. The colors are particularly interesting. Amazing how you can make a toaster look so interesting!! Great!
09/14/2004 04:02:47 PM
Wow. Never thought a toaster could look so cool. Once again, 10...
03/29/2003 10:04:39 PM
This shot is about as money as it gets!!
03/25/2003 11:56:45 PM
by karmat


(Disclaimor: This shot is exceedingly difficult for me to critique simply because I feel that it is almost perfectly done. It was one of my favorites in the challenge, and a deserving winner. As a result, most of my critique is simply telling what I think is "right" about the picture.)

The composition in this shot is especially effective because the eye is attracted to the lower left corner and "carried" up adn through the frame. The eye does not stray because the color contrast, in conjunction with the shape of the toaster, pulls the eyes to the brightness inside.

Great focus through out, but I think the colors really make this shot. The blue and orange is such an awesome contrasting pair; they go well together. I know you wouldn't want to buy a new toaster just for the challenge, but one without scratches would have rocked, as well.

This is one of those rare shots that makes me go, "Dang, I wish I had thought of that."

Awesome work and best to you in future challenges.
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03/25/2003 04:06:16 PM
Congratulation!!!! Pic composition, colors, all is perfect!
Very professional.
03/24/2003 02:42:28 PM
This is great Bod!! Congrats on the ribbon!! :0)
03/24/2003 10:56:52 AM
Woo Hoo Bod!!!
03/24/2003 09:20:49 AM
Very nice job.....Congrats!
03/24/2003 08:08:52 AM
Congrats! This was my favorite!!! Well deserved!
03/24/2003 07:36:14 AM
Congrats on first bod! This one really caught my eye.
03/24/2003 07:28:32 AM
Congradulations bod! Wonderful shot.
03/24/2003 03:38:56 AM
Congratulations on first place. Excellent photo.
03/24/2003 02:10:22 AM
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03/24/2003 01:45:19 AM
What a creative shot! Congratulations!
03/24/2003 01:24:59 AM
Love the colours! Congrats :)
03/24/2003 12:50:36 AM
Excellent photo!! Congrats!
03/24/2003 12:46:15 AM
Congrats on a well deserved 1st Place win!
03/24/2003 12:17:50 AM
Congrats Bod! Another great shot, another great finish!
03/24/2003 12:06:58 AM
Congratulations - Dennis
03/24/2003 12:02:03 AM
congrats, bod!! very cool photo!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2003 03:00:35 PM
Creative. Well photographed. A bit of fill light lower right would have been good. 8
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03/23/2003 02:05:06 PM
Nice job -- an interesting idea!
03/23/2003 12:59:40 PM
i love the colors in this shot and the angle!
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03/23/2003 05:30:04 AM
Great clean image. The 'glow' from the elements is just awesome. Very well done and GL.
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03/22/2003 12:45:52 PM
Great shot!
03/21/2003 10:30:50 PM
Nice use of color
03/21/2003 08:18:57 PM
Fantastic colors! I love the red, blue and black. Composition is very nice. Good luck!
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03/20/2003 12:20:23 PM
I really like how nicely the red and blue contrast; very cool picture.
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03/19/2003 07:01:00 PM
Perfect! This is really artistic. I love the blue chrome and I believe your toaster isn't naturally blue, right? This is great!
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03/19/2003 03:53:00 PM
I love the colors and composition of this. Everytime I look at my toaster I think of this shot. Great work!
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03/19/2003 02:22:01 PM
Really cool shot. I imagine this was done with a long(ish) exposure to get that clarity. Love the blue effect of the metal reflections - it really makes the heating elements pop out. Great shot!
Score: 10
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03/19/2003 10:23:47 AM
this kicks major ass! the lighting, coloring, angle, vividness, and originality. top notch. 10.
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03/19/2003 10:18:44 AM
beautiful shot... I love the color contrast.. the diagonal creates a very nice composition as well.. toss a thick slice in there for me and i'll bring my own orange marmalade :) = 10 - setzler
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03/19/2003 07:18:06 AM
Excellent shot. I like the framing and the composition. the colours are excellent. Not much more I can say. High marks.
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03/19/2003 01:23:12 AM
Awesome! The contrast between cold blue and hot red/orange is brilliant. Great job! The diagonal adds to it also.
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03/18/2003 10:39:30 PM
Nice. Like the blue and orange. The lighting works. Could have been cropped tighter to hide the object and make me think about it - a little mystery.
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03/18/2003 02:34:52 PM
Lovely image. One of my favorites this challenge. I like the contrast between the warm orange elements and the cool bluish exterior. Nicely done!
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03/18/2003 01:00:52 AM
Great Shot I love the colors and shadows. You get a 10. Keep up the good work.
03/18/2003 12:01:17 AM
W O W!
Nice colors :)
I wish I had taken this :)
03/17/2003 10:44:41 PM
Light efect 10,idea 10,focus crop 10, 10 from me!
03/17/2003 05:59:43 PM
Well I didn't think you could make a toaster look interesting, but you did it!
03/17/2003 05:00:50 PM
Good capture of colors.
03/17/2003 12:54:31 PM
"Wow" Nice Photography!
Challenge certainly met.
Technical aspects are quite goodt, originality with lots of talent and thought seems to have gone into this picture.
Colors of toaster and elements are great.
Visual impact is very high.
Good work. Are you going to sell it to the New York Institute of Art?
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03/17/2003 12:04:48 PM
I can feel the toasty heat hitting my face!
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03/17/2003 10:52:12 AM
A piece of toast in the back side would have looked good, but a very good photograph in all.
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03/17/2003 08:35:20 AM
Really like the colors on this one!!!
03/17/2003 08:08:45 AM
Very nice shot even if the biottom right part looks empty to me. I would have framed maune a little bit moretoward the upper left corner. 7. Lionel
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03/17/2003 06:46:34 AM
Interesting image
03/17/2003 05:05:09 AM
Great capture of reds and blues! Original subject.... For me the best picture by far....
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03/17/2003 03:24:45 AM
Good match of steely blue and heated coils.
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03/17/2003 03:14:55 AM
Excellent photo, the blue and orange colors complement each other so well here. One of my three "10"s for the week, good job.
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