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The Reading Chair
The Reading Chair
hecksheri


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Passing Time (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD100
Location: Tampa Florida
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/251s
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

I set the shot up on my back porch using a potted plant that never quite recovered from the hurricanes. I used a timer, ran to the chair as fast as I could and pretended that I fell asleep reading. (I have spent a lot of time practicing this pose) I filtered with neatimage, cropped, and removed the color.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.8756
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7831
Avg (non-participants): 5.9407
Views since voting: 780
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 201
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/24/2005 12:06:09 PM
Cool shot
03/07/2005 01:53:04 AM
Originally posted by zeuszen:

This is the finest image I could find in this challenge (I rated it '7').
Its quiet retro charm (the ornate wrought iron pot holder, the potted palm so reminiscent of turn-of-the-century photographs, the chosen focal length etc.) is complimented by the -relative- modesty of the portrait, considering a contemporary context. Nevertheless, the understated sensuality of this capture is as riveting as is the manner of the photo, so sensitized to its inherently specific visual and emotional qualities.

Despite the extreme wide format and minor compositional challenges which appear to have been accepted into the picture unmended or unaddressed (the redundant curvature of the deck, bottom right; the proximity of objects to the margins), the photo can, IMO, be easily viewed as a formal portrait alongside those found in the archives of photographic history and art.

On a technical note, the exposure for highlights, here, is examplary.


I am more than a little honored that you think so highly of this photo. I am new to photography and was perhaps a little on the lucky side here. I will try not to let it go to my head and if I ever get discouraged by any of my less well received shots, I'll think back to this and take heart. Thank you!

By the way, your profile is very eloquent. I read it twice and quoted from it in a conversation the very next day. You are a talented wordsmith.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2005 11:27:44 PM
That is exactly how end up after 50 pages. Bumping up on that leisure panoramic spread.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2005 09:51:20 PM
Should have been sharper.
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03/06/2005 06:25:11 PM
great composition, would have liked to the lights and darks pushed just a little more to give the image more impact.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2005 07:31:08 PM
Great balance.
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02/28/2005 10:16:23 PM
It seems just a little unsharp, but I love the composition, the textures, and the lines.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 03:32:45 PM
Sleeping is time passing, for me is not passing when I am sleeping, but when I am working, playing, eating, good food, in sport, it is passing :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 01:40:18 PM
This is the finest image I could find in this challenge (I rated it '7').
Its quiet retro charm (the ornate wrought iron pot holder, the potted palm so reminiscent of turn-of-the-century photographs, the chosen focal length etc.) is complimented by the -relative- modesty of the portrait, considering a contemporary context. Nevertheless, the understated sensuality of this capture is as riveting as is the manner of the photo, so sensitized to its inherently specific visual and emotional qualities.

Despite the extreme wide format and minor compositional challenges which appear to have been accepted into the picture unmended or unaddressed (the redundant curvature of the deck, bottom right; the proximity of objects to the margins), the photo can, IMO, be easily viewed as a formal portrait alongside those found in the archives of photographic history and art.

On a technical note, the exposure for highlights, here, is examplary.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 01:04:26 PM
makes me want to take a nap too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 12:52:27 PM
Very interesting, although I'd prefer to see it maybe a little sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 10:36:00 AM
I like the composition. The direction of the plant worked!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 08:59:01 AM
Liked this one. Very Jan Saudek :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 04:28:13 AM
good idea. the focus seems a bit soft.
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02/28/2005 01:11:50 AM
This is great. Would have been great for billboard too. :) 9
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