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Grass Tacks
Grass Tacks

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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Location: front yard
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

I remembered the expression "getting down to brass tacks" and decided I better enter a challenge. I had to desaturate a lot of purple fringe though. Hope it's not too messy a shot.

Place: 68 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.4567
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.2785
Avg (non-participants): 5.5659
Views since voting: 547
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 208
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/28/2005 09:00:48 PM
Critique Club Critique

(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) Well composed. The diagonal lines of grass really draw the eye into the frame. This along with the strong use of rule of thirds makes a powerful composition. You have also use the other "rule of thirds" by having 3 tacks in the scene, and have added additional depth by cutting a couple of them on the edges of the frame. The longer one looks at it, the more interesting details come to light. This is a photograph that would not do as well in a thumbnail view, as many of the really interesting details are lost.

(2) BACKGROUND I like the use of a shallow DOF as it isolated the subject.

(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL Exposure is good. Composition is very strong.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL The colors seem a bit muted and I wonder what could be changed by increasing the contrast and playing with the saturation a little bit.

(5)MEETING THE CHALLENGE This photo does a very good job of meeting the challenge.

(6) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO I love the textures in this photograph. This is a photo that gets more interesting the longer you look at it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/18/2005 07:51:59 PM
strange crop.
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04/16/2005 11:04:51 PM
Great idea, and nice composition.
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04/16/2005 12:50:14 PM
I like this image. Very nice textures in the wood and the grass. I gave it a 7.
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04/16/2005 10:48:41 AM
Strange composition. Rhymes with Brass. Like the white ones better. Interesting arrangement. Bet you spent some time getting the grass to arranged just so. Very well done. And you used real tacks! 9 for composition and originality.
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04/16/2005 09:02:12 AM
Beautiful..DOF perfect for this shot.
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04/16/2005 06:44:52 AM
Ha! subversive, fun, and nicely shot.
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04/16/2005 12:18:40 AM
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