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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: london ontario
Date: Mar 30, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/56
Galleries: Interior, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2003

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04/11/2003 05:03:35 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I love the composition of this photo and the colors are great! I think the background is nice, but I think it would make more impact if it was a solid color.

The problem I have here is the DOF. I do love the shallow DOF, but the out of focus strawberry is distracting. My eye is drawn to it first and then the pin heads. The strawberry needs to either be the focal point or it should be moved out of the shot completely to allow the focus to be on the colors of the pins.

The pins are clear and are a nice detail. The pincushion fabric gives a nice texture. Was this cropped from a larger image where the pincushion was more centered? The pins at the top left of the image are the sharper focus. For this composition, I think dropping the focus down and a little to the right would be good.

It's a great subject and I think with just a couple of minor changes, this would be an excellent photo!


take care...
sher :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2003 01:03:03 AM
shallow depth of field doesn't work here, since the pepper is the focal point of the photo
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04/02/2003 05:58:17 PM
Good job. I particularly like the crop here
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04/01/2003 09:43:03 PM
Great textures in the foreground, would like more dof to see into the strawberry part of the pin cushion. Also, I feel the background could be all white, or all black.. the dark/light gradient distracts from the subject.
Love the different colors of the pin heads sticking out.
:D
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04/01/2003 11:37:53 AM
Really great idea for this Challenge. Nice colours. Good focus to a point. Did you fade out on the right on purpose? Because it's all out of focus over there and on the bottom from the yellow pin on down.
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04/01/2003 05:01:03 AM
Great color. I'd have closed the distance on this subject though. Its just not taken from close enough.
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03/31/2003 05:03:39 PM
Nice colors.
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03/31/2003 04:05:11 PM
Marvellous.
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03/31/2003 03:24:55 AM
Nice composition. Needs more DOF ot give it more impact.
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