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Reflections on Time
Reflections on Time

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Challenge: Time (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Bathroom (better light)
Date: Mar 20, 2003
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2.00
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2003

Our neat little clock from our livingroom. A print out of some desert scenery was used in the reflections. I took the picture in the bathroom, so some of the wallpaper ended up in the reflection too. It looks kindof cool, abstract which is what i wanted. I'm not sure how this shot will do. I'm shooting for mid 5s maybe - hopefully more.

Place: 10 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.2872
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 6.3393
Avg (non-participants): 6.2169
Views since voting: 1554
Votes: 195
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/05/2003 11:57:29 AM
by karmat

The composition of this is really strong. You have filled the frame with the main object, and your subject is easily identifiable.

The colors here are wonderful. The orange of the desert scene really complements the brassy/gold of the clock hands. Also, I like that the hands of the clock are so well focused. It gives the eyes something distinguishable to "rest" on. Choosing a desert scene, such as you have, works well because the reflection does not have to be in focus to be identifiable. Being slightly "soft" adds to the overall warmth, I think. My only suggestion would be to reposition the hands. I think the "short" hand needs to be more around the 11 or 12 (a normal 3 o'clock position, but I see your clock is on its side), and the "long" hand around the 6.

I did notice the tiled in the background in voting, but it wasn't too distracting. If you wanted to eliminate it, possible laying a similarly colored towel or cloth down may have helped to "disguise" it. Otherwise, it adds some "surrealness" to the shot, and makes the viewer stop and look a little more.

Good work and best wishes in future challenges.

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03/31/2003 07:11:32 PM
Awesome job, Budweezer. Way to repesent for the A40 community!
03/31/2003 05:00:45 AM
Congrats, a top 10 on DPC!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2003 11:51:24 PM
Arizona sunset :.( 10 because it has emotional appeal to me.
03/30/2003 01:40:28 PM
This photo takes some study. Very nicely done.
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03/30/2003 03:18:30 AM
my favourite so far, def. the winner! Great shot, you did a very good job! And of course 10 from me - Anastasia
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03/28/2003 12:53:44 AM
nice idea
03/27/2003 02:42:13 PM
This is a very interesting photo. I like the use of light.
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03/26/2003 02:21:15 PM
Nice photo. I really like the way you used reflections in the face of the clock. The colors are very nice as well. Good job.
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03/26/2003 01:44:29 PM
Strong colours
03/26/2003 11:35:06 AM
Great use of refleftion, very sharp image very imprressive overall
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03/26/2003 07:54:19 AM
Great work. I like the colour scheme you put in this interesting idea.
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03/26/2003 06:36:48 AM
Great! This looks kinda like a 3D-composition... very cool. Greatz
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03/25/2003 05:34:45 PM
Lovely shot, lovely angle... great!
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03/25/2003 04:24:56 AM
Maybe it is the reflection of the desert sunset and what appears to be a scrabble board in the clockface, but I realy like this image. It has an interesting combination of color and good clock clarity
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03/24/2003 11:35:43 PM
Damn that is so cool. If you didn't have the building (?) in the upper right it would be a perfect 10. 9, great job.
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03/24/2003 11:34:18 PM
Elegant and engaging. I just want to keep staring at it. Just lovely. 10!
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03/24/2003 08:08:57 PM
Interesting photo.... conveys a 'dreamy' mood to me. Nicely done!
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03/24/2003 05:54:28 PM
great colors. what is in the bottom right corner that is not in the bottom left corner?
03/24/2003 04:10:07 PM
Interesting Colors
03/24/2003 02:52:01 PM
beautiful abstract... the lighting on this photo creates a nice feel of surrealism... great shot :) = 10 - setzler
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03/24/2003 11:29:50 AM
I love this photo, the reflections of the sunset and cactuses works! - 10.
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03/24/2003 07:54:51 AM
Absolutely fantastic. The colours of the reflection really work well with the gold colour of the watch.
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