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True Blue
True Blue
joshua


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Oak Park, Il
Date: Apr 2, 2003
Aperture: 6.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 105 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.5200
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3521
Avg (non-participants): 5.8072
Views since voting: 830
Votes: 225
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/14/2003 11:55:35 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - One of my fav's of the crayon pics this week. I really think the framing was the key in this shot. It shows enough of the crayon but not too much. I think maybe having the crayons go all the way across the frame would've been a good alternate to having only a few on each side of the blue one. I think if you would've done something like that though, the aperture would have to be turned down to get the "select" focus on just the blue one. I don't know if that's a real photography term, but I think you know what I mean. But as it is it is a solid composition.

Technical - Well taken. This is one where most folks would choose the shallow or great DOF. You chose in the middle. I think any way you did it it would work ok. With more crayons, I'd say go shallower, and with this many, if I did this pic, I'd have made it greater. I think its all a matter of personal preference though. Good work in the editing of this photo to do the desat of all colors but blue. Great idea.

Overall - I really liked this photo and think you got the short end of the crayon in your score. It is not a candidate for "winner" like your pi pic, but definitely a very good photo. The only thing I find odd about this as I look at it one last time is the white crayon has a little different hue to it than the others. Could be just the shadows but I suspect it might have just an iota of blue in it to keep it from completely desaturating. All in all I think its a good pic. Keep up the good work. - Inspzil
04/14/2003 12:13:10 AM
You were so robbed... I think this should have finished much higher!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 11:25:58 PM
I love it wheb single colors stand out in the gray surroundings. Was this done by desaturation, or did you use gray crayons with your own labeling. It looks cool :)
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04/13/2003 02:30:16 PM
cool effect. how did you do this.??
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04/12/2003 11:13:43 AM
Really nice imgagination and execution. I keep thinking that there is something missing with this shot, but I keep looking at it, so nice job.
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04/12/2003 08:48:12 AM
great idea! great image! love the message. Wishing for a bit more dof to incorporate the white.. but the dof on the last crayon is good. That is just a nit pick. love the theme!
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04/11/2003 07:18:55 PM
I think that in technical aspects, this shot was well done. However, the lack of color in the crayons that have the color written right on them seems weird. I see what you're getting at but that part just didn't work for me.
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04/11/2003 03:38:12 AM
excellent shot (really nice focus).. dust in the bottom of the yellow?!?
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04/10/2003 11:08:24 PM
Interesting concept.... pity the "white" label isn't as focused as the others.
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04/10/2003 04:11:21 PM
Nice! 9
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04/09/2003 02:14:12 PM
I love this effect. While I am of the personal opinion that it should not be allowed on DPC, I certainly won't vote you down for that now, because it is currently allowed. 8.
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04/09/2003 10:25:37 AM
nice blue against all the other colors. good focus on the blue too.
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04/08/2003 05:16:37 PM
Love it.. So clean and simple. Nice detail with the DOF and focus on the blue crayon only. Great framing... Slight cyan cast in front of the white crayon (couldn't desaturate in PS? Forget to?) This is my fav for this week.. 10
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04/08/2003 01:21:32 PM
the white is a bit TOO out of focus (though I do like the focus for this shot). Nice colorization.
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04/08/2003 03:27:42 AM
Interesting idea for the one color Nice DoF and lines. Too bad the white looks a little out of place.
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04/07/2003 10:00:20 PM
Interesting idea. The background is a bit mislit though. I'm not sure, but maybe a black background would suit it better?
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04/07/2003 04:42:13 PM
very nice idea. clever. nice focus. i guess crayon pictures were extra popular with this challenge
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04/07/2003 02:30:34 PM
Nice work, good going.
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04/07/2003 01:08:02 PM
Original, but not very interesting to look at.
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04/07/2003 01:03:35 PM
nice image i like the concept that you were going for here good work
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04/07/2003 11:24:32 AM
Great shot. Nice idea. Nice focus & good composition. 8.
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04/07/2003 07:25:44 AM
Well-executed - one of the better of the multifarious crayon photos this week. 7.
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04/07/2003 05:38:30 AM
Nice idea and well executed. I'm figuring on seeing a lot of crayons and flowers this week. Actually these are the first crayons
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04/07/2003 04:19:40 AM
clever!
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04/07/2003 03:56:22 AM
Six words are worth a single picture.
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04/07/2003 12:59:21 AM
wow! i love this! excellent DOF. well done!
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04/07/2003 12:24:25 AM
Great approach... Looks a bit better as a thumbnail, unfortunately. It looks like the desaturation has left a few stragglers which detract from the overall shot. Tight focus on the blue crayon and the shallow DOF work very well in keeping the focus on the main subject.
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