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internet safety lights at midnight
internet safety lights at midnight

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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P1
Location: my house
Date: Mar 26, 2003
Aperture: f/7.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 8
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2003


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04/13/2003 12:36:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This photograph was submitted to the Indoor Macro Shot challenge. While your photograph certainly is both indoor and close-up or macro I think you've perhaps missed what I believe is the most important element of a macro shot. My favourite macro shots show me something I've never seen before. That might be extra detail in a subject or a different angle on a subject. This blend of familiar and new is what makes a great macro shot work for me.

I believe your concept for this shot is a good one - the bright coloured lights add a focal point to the image but alone they're not enough. Adding a gentle white light off to the side would have kept the midnight feel but also given the viewer some feeling for the shapes of what we're seeing. It might also have created some interesting gradients of light on any rounded surfaces.

It's hard to judge the technical aspects of this photograph. There's not much detail but focus appears to be good. The vast majority of the shot is completely un-exposed and that's, I think, what you were aiming for. Composition is a little straight-on and I'm wondering what the orange/red line in the top right is there for. Perhaps cropping that might have given the image more focus on the lights.

Message edited by author 2003-04-13 12:52:12.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 11:29:17 AM
great idea for the challenge. nice colors to be able to use, good focus.
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