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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: My bedroom
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: F/2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Okay, yeah, so everyone is probably doing the exact same thing... oh well! I like how this turned out, regardless. Thanks to T. J. for his furry foot modeling ;)

This was taken in my new bedroom (we just moved), with no light except for that from the windows. The floor hasn't been refinished yet, obviously. I had a reeeally hard time deciding whether to submit the colour or b&w version...

Editing: Resized, curves, channel mixer, hue/saturation, sharpening, a little cloning to remove a couple of dust bunnies, border added.

Place: 26 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.9484
Avg (commenters): 6.8462
Avg (participants): 5.3827
Avg (non-participants): 6.2955
Views since voting: 923
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 213
Comments: 16
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07/24/2005 02:09:09 PM
I just ran across this. I don't know why, but I just love it and I am NOT a foot lover LOL. The light, the angle, the shadow. The focus has a softness, yet the image is quite clear. The corner of the shower curtain might be a distraction, but with the overall brown tones, it works perfectly as a nice addition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 03:19:45 PM
One of my top picks
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04/21/2005 11:20:54 PM
I Think this would be great if the point of the tack could have been more shiny (had more light on it)
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04/18/2005 08:33:18 PM
Hmmm. I really like this! The composition is quite strong and you've managed to capture a closeup of a foot without it looking icky. Couple things:
- the sock impressions on the skin are visible, though not overly distracting.
- the dark material in upper right is distracting
- visible grain gets worse on the right side of the image, though again not too distracting...just noticeable

Good luck
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04/18/2005 02:02:26 PM
My favourite of this type of shot in this challenge. Good composition and lighting. All the pain evident but without the grossness of most of the feet on display. You must tell me your podiatrist!!
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04/16/2005 11:11:51 PM
Excellent lighting.
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04/16/2005 09:46:36 PM
Seems oversharp...wierd pixelation on the skin.
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04/16/2005 06:00:55 PM
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04/16/2005 04:07:56 PM
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04/16/2005 11:58:32 AM
Ouch! I like your foot better than the other one I saw but there are no tacks in this image. ;) So, did the person scream? What, they didn't put their foot down?! I really like the lighting and think the composition works. The drapes in the upper right are a little distracting but the focus and POV are excellent. 8 may bump later.
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04/16/2005 10:06:37 AM
what's your ISO set at... this pic looks a bit granulated
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04/16/2005 05:30:50 AM
A beautiful image. I love the fact that it tells a story, one of our relationship to tacks ( and metaphorically to tax.) I love the lighting and the composition. I love the way we see the texture of the skin, the floor, and the tack; and the way all else is is blurred. Placing of the curtain in the photo is perfect. This strikes me as masterful work in every way. Bravo.
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04/16/2005 02:11:39 AM
Very interesting texture.
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04/16/2005 01:29:43 AM
This is a nice sharp image, although I view the challenge as Plural, more than one tack.
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04/16/2005 01:25:13 AM
i love how all the colors in this photo mesh really well, from the floor to the flesh to the curtain in the background.. without the tack, I still think this would be a cool shot
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04/16/2005 01:14:46 AM
Placing the weight on the ball of the foot suggests that this person has already stepped on the tack. Since your intent was obviously that they are about to step on it their heel should be just hitting the ground.

The drape in the top right corner detracts from the image. The lighting here is fairly good.
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