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 Boring Lathe Operation
Boring Lathe Operation

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Challenge: Bored (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DCS460
Location: Shop
Date: Mar 22, 2005
Aperture: f/32.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2005

Manual focus and exposure. Adjusted levels and curves then converted to B&W and resized, applied neatimage filter.

Place: 114 out of 257
Avg (all users): 4.8517
Avg (commenters): 6.5333
Avg (participants): 4.5104
Avg (non-participants): 5.0479
Views since voting: 1941
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 263
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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04/28/2005 12:59:47 PM
I've just noticed this image (I didn't vote on this challenge), this is a great image, sharp, well exposed and very suited to B/W conversion.

I could not understand how this could have scored so low, then I stood up - I'm looking at this image on an LCD screen, from where I was sitting the background is a pure black, as I stand up I can see various shades of grey in the background - the background really needs to be pure black. That said it deserves something like a 5.5 average as is (and a 6+ with a solid background)
04/18/2005 08:10:37 PM
Nice lighting. I like the way the background is black enough that it seems to eat the light up. Nice mix of static and motion. Black and white works well with the subject matter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2005 09:47:05 PM
Well done...very nice
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03/29/2005 09:14:42 PM
Love it
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03/28/2005 08:40:07 PM
Eeeeenteresting take on the challenge. What are all those white specs on the left of the image? Dust? Particulate flying off whatever is being bored? Still, me likes.
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03/28/2005 02:15:29 PM
good concept & tones
(and i wish i had thought of iit !!)

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03/27/2005 03:17:58 PM
My idea for the challenge (I wound up not entering) was a view through the spindle, but lighing turned out to be a nightmare, and my spindle's not big enough for a good view. Good luck!
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03/26/2005 06:07:36 PM
technically perfect to me. I like the motion............7
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03/26/2005 03:53:12 PM
Should have had some chips flying!!
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03/26/2005 02:08:05 PM
The motion is nice.
The B&W an obvious choice.
The angle of your composition leaves an unfortunate amount of empty space, however.
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03/26/2005 12:42:14 PM
Nice shot with a different take on the challenge.
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03/25/2005 04:09:55 AM
top left corner is distracting (the top of the lathe), nice movement, nice focus, nice use of B/W. A bit of a stretch for the challenge but I still like it.
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03/23/2005 07:26:26 PM
Including a bored looking operator with your pun might have improved the image.
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03/23/2005 05:46:55 PM
Really like this shot a lot! It's clean and I happen to get the humor in the subject matter. If it truly fits into the "Boredom" style is not for me to decide. I will vote this well. Good job.
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03/23/2005 01:08:40 PM
I thought of "bored" in this way too - but you have done it much better than I could have done. I haven't got a lathe, for a start. I like the b&w on this and the motion blur on the lathe. Don't know if the left and right elements could have been brought a fraction closer, as there is quite a big black gap in the middle of the picture.

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03/23/2005 12:53:27 PM
trying not to follow all the others eh? good shot, but i think the title has to explain too much
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03/23/2005 02:07:17 AM
Nice effect
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03/23/2005 01:36:50 AM
haha, very original pun....
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