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Tack Sharp
Tack Sharp
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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Dorm room
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30th
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

This was taken with 2 desk lamps on a white piece of paper. One light was shining from above and left (the key light) and then I had kind of a back fill kicker to bring the tacks out of the background.

To rig the tacks the way they are I used magicians thread which is ultra thin thread thats nearly invisible to the natural eye.

Post: USM, brightness/Contrast, small cloning, burning, dodging, and crop.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.8722
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.5294
Avg (non-participants): 7.0775
Views since voting: 3419
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 227
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/26/2005 03:19:53 PM
well done
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04/23/2005 01:05:41 PM
Congratulations on your 4th finish with this teaser of an image.
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04/23/2005 09:15:39 AM
Congratulations with the #4 well done!
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04/23/2005 04:17:16 AM
Chris, Congrats on 4th! Esp B&W is a huge accomplishment! Incredible clarity, dof, and perfect contrast! Jumps out at you! :))
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04/23/2005 12:23:46 AM
Almost got your first ribbon! Congrats on the top 10, great photo and keep up the good work :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 03:17:16 PM
Great composition. I love how the shadows add to the composition of the photo. Are they glued? Bumping up
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04/21/2005 11:00:02 PM
Aswesome shot. Well lit, and just the way you got the two horizontal tacks there...damn, very nice.
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04/21/2005 03:26:20 PM
yes it is!
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04/20/2005 07:44:08 PM
This will be one to see how it was done.
Well done by the way - simple, well converted (and a good choice for B&W too) and defies logic, which holds my eyes to it.
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04/20/2005 08:33:19 AM
Nice picture...well done.
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04/17/2005 02:50:35 AM
this is so cool- did you use some super strong glue? I love it.
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04/17/2005 02:14:49 AM
on a scale of difficulty 8
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04/17/2005 01:26:02 AM
This is great, very appealing. The focus/dof is absolutely perfect. If there was no over lap on the points of the tacks, you'd have a perfect shot.
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04/16/2005 10:43:25 PM
Very nice, the worst thing I can think of to say is the shadow is off a tad. Pretty bad, huh? (LOL) You get a silver star.
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04/16/2005 07:43:47 PM
Very clever. me likey.
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04/16/2005 04:23:59 PM
Very clear and very well balanced shot!
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04/16/2005 03:59:47 PM
While this is a very good photo i feel a different angle or crop could have made this even better.
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04/16/2005 11:35:47 AM
Where's the angel? Too bad there are no tacks in this image. ;) Excellent job. I want to know how you did it. I think the tone and composition are excellent. Not everything has to abide by the rule of thirds! DOV and POV excellent. 10 because this is a great image to create in 24 hours.
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04/16/2005 11:27:26 AM
The only other 10 I give out in this challenge. Love everything except the title wich is "tacky" (pun intended). I especially love the tones in this image and the shadows from the tacks in the air, the shadows really make this image work. Good job!
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04/16/2005 10:54:52 AM
wow! one wonders how!
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04/16/2005 10:42:15 AM
great shot
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04/16/2005 09:57:23 AM
hey... how'd you get those to stay like that?
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04/16/2005 09:28:27 AM
I love the dark simplistic look of this. The shadows are very nice as well.
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04/16/2005 08:37:48 AM
Very nice, I mean VERY, VERY nice.
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04/16/2005 08:11:17 AM
Great contrast. Good composition. The best tacks shot in the lot. 10....................................................
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04/16/2005 06:07:08 AM
Very cool setup and nice lighting.
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04/16/2005 05:05:30 AM
Nicley done
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04/16/2005 03:21:45 AM
There's a wonderful purity to this, but I wish it were truly squared up; that seems to me vital to the concept. Strong "minimalist" entry.
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