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The key to life is to find the key to life of the key, o'key?
The key to life is to find the key to life of the key, o'key?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Apr 21, 2005
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Interior, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2005

as you can see it's a ... no need

Place: 238 out of 492
Avg (all users): 5.2244
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1474
Avg (non-participants): 5.3148
Views since voting: 618
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 352
Comments: 24
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05/10/2005 01:51:54 PM
*Critique Club*

Very nice capture. I like the simplicity of this image. I think it fits the challenge very well.
The focus seems really good on the rocks, but the key appears a bit soft. I'm wondering if it's due to the lighting reflecting off the key.
The key also seems a bit too bright, which is why I'm led to believe that the brightness is affecting the appearance of the focus on the key.
I like the placement of the key within the frame of the photo. very nice use of negative space.
Color is really good.I like how there are little red speckels throughout the photo in the rocks. that adds a bit of interest in the rocks without taking away from the key.
The simple border works well here. I wonder what it would look like against a black border. Would that make the key appear brighter, or maybe tone it down a bit?
Overall a very nice image, that I find highly visually appealing and could only benefit from different lighting on the key in my opinion.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 08:26:38 PM
Great texture; the glare off of the key washes out too much of the details on it though.
05/03/2005 08:36:42 AM
I like the texture of the asphalt. 6
05/02/2005 10:57:32 PM
intersting stones
05/01/2005 12:30:13 PM
Your subject, the key, needs to be a bit more crisply in focus and perhaps not so blown out on the highlights. The title is a little too cutesy to carry its purported ntent.
04/30/2005 10:31:41 PM
great composition and textures. Seems slightly off-focus. Funny title.
04/30/2005 01:21:59 PM
good picture, nice
04/30/2005 01:15:39 PM
Nice minimalism, bad title. very nice, 6
04/30/2005 10:48:49 AM
This definitely meets the challenge. Great idea. I like the texture of the ground. The key seems a little blown out though.
04/30/2005 02:50:55 AM
I like the concept of this picture, but I think it would have been a little more effective with a more overhead view, so that the light was evenly dispersed and you could see more detail in the key. Very creative though.
04/29/2005 07:14:44 PM
Well it is difficult to catch metal outside in good coloring, this is a good idea but not workint out totally for me. Bit more dark and having the key a bit more to the right would be better. I think it is important that the key is very clear and a contrast although just the outlines of it.
04/29/2005 02:43:38 PM
What a fascinatingly strange image! Not only is the content bizaare but there is also some strange feeling of the ground being at an angle which puts me off balance. Compositionally too the image succeeds at putting the viewer off-kilter as the key sits neither on a third line nor centred but in a position refreshingly out of the ordinary. Sharpness of focus on the key itself could be better but... altogether a very interesting image!
04/28/2005 02:11:33 PM
The key seems to be too far near the edge of the photo. I normally do not consider the rule of 3rds to be ubiquitous, but in this case I think that the key does belong somewhere in the golden ratio area - with its current orientation, it could go a bit to the left and a bit more towards the top.
Also the light parts of the key looks overblown.
04/27/2005 10:50:51 PM
Nice, true to the challenge, unlike many entries.
04/27/2005 07:20:10 PM
Key highlights seem blown, and the key seems a little out of focus.
04/27/2005 06:59:07 PM
I like the visual idea here, and that you chose not to use the formulated composition. The key could benefit from being more sharp. -8
04/27/2005 01:02:35 PM
I had a simlar idea I wanted to pull off with a feather instead of a key but I never go around to take the time to pull it off and I didn´t know an area with black sand or stones so I didn´t enter. Anyway, I like this, it´s technically very well done and I gave it a 7.
04/27/2005 11:30:12 AM
I love the title!
04/27/2005 11:13:37 AM
I like the contrast.
04/27/2005 09:56:49 AM
04/27/2005 09:38:58 AM
A difficult image to comment on really, it has simplicity and is minimal, but the elegance I associate with minimalism is lacking
04/27/2005 08:19:21 AM
this works well.
04/27/2005 06:19:20 AM
The main object is the only thing with no real details. The colors and textures in the stone pavement are beautiful, but your main object leaves me unexcited. <5>
04/27/2005 12:41:13 AM
Cool concept. I would have placed the key a little higher in the image to meet the rule of thirds. I also would have placed something else at the top of the image (maybe a set of keys, a set of keyrings, a pile of keyrings, etc.) to try to give the image a little more concrete meaning. The key by itself is too abstract for me.

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