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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Room
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10 secs
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Post processing - Levels, hue/sat, usm, crop

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.6920
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.9638
Views since voting: 1901
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 224
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/28/2005 12:25:21 AM
*Critique Club*

Will start off by saying that this is wonderful. Well deserving of the high placing.
I was thinking that when I first saw this, that I would like to have seen the egg further into the lower right corner. But then picturing it, I think that may put the egg too much out of the shot and that you wouldn't be able to really tell it was an egg then. So maybe that's why you placed the egg where it is to begin with.
Then, I was thinking what if we could see more of the egg, but still have it in the lower left of the photo. Maybe move the crop down a bit?? Anyway, something that could be played with. I'm sure you already did, but there is just something slightly off about the crop.
Lighting is what really makes this shot I think. That, and the fact that there are tacks sticking into an egg. lol I love the shadows. The only lighting 'flaw' I see is that on the tack to the far left, it makes a little shadow with a bright circle in the center of it. It seems 'non uniform' to the rest of the photo. Not a big deal, but kind of breaks the pattern a bit.
The background is perfect, nice solid, no distractions.
I can't offer any more than that. Congrats and again, nice shot. ~Heather~
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04/23/2005 01:08:14 PM
Nico: again you have outdone yourself. Your efforts are indeed creative. You are becoming a regular hitter. Keep up the creativity.
Congratulations on your 6th finish.

Message edited by author 2005-04-23 13:08:46.
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04/23/2005 12:05:57 AM
i love this! well done on your top ten finish
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 03:18:09 PM
Would have liked to have seen the whole egg in the shot. Great clarity, though!
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04/22/2005 01:45:05 PM
science fiction :)

10
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04/22/2005 12:54:14 PM
overall clean image, bumping up
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04/20/2005 11:19:17 PM
great clarity and lighting
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04/20/2005 03:04:46 PM
Very visually pleasant image. Its simple, yet engaging. I like the clarity and texture of the egg. Some thought obviously went into the lighting. This will be reflected in the score I give you :) One of the best in the challenge. :)
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04/20/2005 08:21:21 AM
:) Interesting... looks like mine. Nice light and shades.
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04/18/2005 10:16:50 PM
Eggsellent lighting and contrast. Also, beautifully sharp.
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04/18/2005 06:01:23 AM
top pick nice clear image 9
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04/17/2005 09:01:20 PM
looks great. love the texture and tones here. one of my tow challenge favorites. the only thing preventing this from being a 10 is that the brightest white spot on the egg looks blown out to me.
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04/17/2005 09:00:09 PM
This is awesome! I love the shadows and the lighting ... And I sit and stare at it wondering how much of a mess did you make??? :)
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04/17/2005 01:08:18 PM
Haha. Exquisite b&w; sharp, contrasty, and not a spec of grain.
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04/17/2005 07:53:33 AM
Beautiful B&W study. A top finisher.
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04/17/2005 02:02:33 AM
I love how you did the lighting in this!
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04/16/2005 09:11:06 PM
Nice B&W. Good clarity. Interesting creativity as well. Bothers me a bit that "tacks" are suggested below the bottom border.... Still one of my top picks - good job.
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04/16/2005 12:43:41 PM
This is my kind of photo...completely absurd. I love it!
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04/16/2005 11:49:57 AM
Nice idea! I think the light may be too harsh on one side though. A more even (but certainly not equal) distribution of light would've benefited this image.
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04/16/2005 11:46:39 AM
Should be a ribbon winner.
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04/16/2005 11:01:36 AM
This works..great angle, and well lit.
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04/16/2005 10:45:32 AM
very interesting shot, one of my favourites
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04/16/2005 09:23:19 AM
After viewing so many B&W images in the other challenege I still like this one. A very solid piece.
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04/16/2005 09:11:02 AM
Cool! I was going to do something like this - but you used an egg! there are no tacks in this image. ;) Very well done. Bizarre - I like it. 10
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04/16/2005 07:04:11 AM
Very creative composition. The lighting and setup are also well done. This is quite an interesting image and certainly my favorite to win the blue. Great job to come up with this on a 24 hour challenge.
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04/16/2005 05:20:18 AM
very creative!
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04/16/2005 02:44:23 AM
One of my favorites. Well photographed and interesting graphically.
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04/16/2005 02:30:00 AM
eggsactly
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04/16/2005 01:15:08 AM
Increggible sharpness and detail here. Nice lighting. Minor distracting parts of tacks in the dark part of egg, but I still love it.
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