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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: my deck
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 sec.
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

antique tacks on a table

Cropped and saturated.

Place: 99 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.0374
Avg (commenters): 6.4444
Avg (participants): 4.7093
Avg (non-participants): 5.2578
Views since voting: 535
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 214
Comments: 10
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04/28/2005 01:16:37 PM
**** Critique Club ****

General: The lighting has brought the woodgrain out nicely.

Composition: Placing the knot in the upper 1/3 of the image adds interest however the even number of nails, though balanced, don't seem to work with it. Odd numbers usually work better. That's not to say never use even numbers just that in this composition an odd number of nails may have worked better.

Exposure: Even though the lighting has brought out the grain in the wood, the nails are overly bright. It was probably difficult to balance the exposure of the nails and the wood. A different time of day or a slightly shaded spot may have helped with this balance.

Impact: This is very subjective. The colour and grain of the wood does provide some however the image as a whole does not. A different composition and/or lighting may have helped here.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2005 01:00:18 PM
Great color 10
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04/18/2005 10:30:33 PM
Nice lighting and highlights. Like the background with these old tacks.
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04/18/2005 07:44:57 PM
I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.
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04/17/2005 04:14:53 AM
Cut nails?
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04/17/2005 02:19:36 AM
cool colours.
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04/16/2005 02:07:26 PM
..or knot! Pleasing composition but ust a tad OOF.
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04/16/2005 10:20:30 AM
Nope, not at all. I'm not sure if those are really tacks. ;) Clean, clear, straightforward shot. Like the rust. 8
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04/16/2005 08:31:30 AM
I like this, but admittedly I'd have liked it MORE if you had used a lighter shade of wood (that way the tacks would have stood out more).
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04/16/2005 05:25:34 AM
if the tacks woul only be on one side of the picture it would look better, this has too much symmetry.
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