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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Paint shop - local theater
Date: Apr 2, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2003

Paint is concentrated theater paint - very brilliant color. We need the excitement of color in our dull grey lives.

Place: 6 out of 295
Avg (all users): 6.5755
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3630
Avg (non-participants): 6.9481
Views since voting: 2357
Votes: 212
Comments: 30
Favorites: 12 (view)

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04/17/2003 09:00:28 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
It figures I'd draw one of the top shots of last week as my second CC!

I love the things you did include - the newspaper IS black and white and it makes the photo look a lot more believable than if you'd had your hand over a flower garden full of b/w flowers. I would have liked to been able to see your whole hand, but that's minor.

Amazing - I still have yet to make one of these fully desat except one color pictures. I LOVE the concept and it strikes me every time I see it. The color you chose was brilliant. It stands out very well.

Depth of field
I'm not sure how this would look with a slightly smaller DOF. Maybe we'd be able to less clearly see the paper, but I think you'd lose the clarity on the brush. I see the spots behind the can, though, and I almost wish that more was out of focus in this way.

Subject matter
You nailed the challenge perfectly. Color is the defining aspect of this shot. It's beautiful and the subject of paint for a color challenge is obviously appropriate.

I gave this shot a 9. I love it. It placed extremely well and you don't need me to tell you it's beautiful. Is there a print available, and if not, why not?
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04/14/2003 06:43:14 PM
Wonderful shot. Great idea.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 10:58:01 PM
My favorite of the week, the color of the blue is awesome. The set up is great as is the lighting. Great job!
04/13/2003 02:37:29 PM
nice effect
04/13/2003 01:03:19 AM
great use of the desat... looks wicked
04/12/2003 07:51:58 PM
I love the brightness of the blue, on the contrasting B & W
04/12/2003 05:59:20 PM
In my opinion, it is going to win! 10 - Anastasia
04/12/2003 12:11:28 PM
Just love this! Hope you'll explain how you kept only the blue color- great work! 10
04/12/2003 10:55:33 AM
LOVE it!
04/12/2003 07:24:59 AM
I usually don't like this "desaturate all but one colour" shot, but this work for me. I like the inclusion of the brush and paint on the newspaper. Good luck. Jcko. 8
04/10/2003 10:59:12 PM
My Favorite of the challenge. Excellent. Love the Blue.
04/10/2003 08:11:06 AM
Nive conception.... (how to enhance only blue?)
04/09/2003 06:48:45 PM
I take back my original submittion. very cool!
04/09/2003 01:49:43 PM
Don't get the title, love the pic. 8 (revote: 9)
04/09/2003 01:18:19 PM
good color a real pretty blue
04/09/2003 11:40:32 AM
Great shot, but I wonder if this is legal.
04/08/2003 11:11:52 PM
VERY striking photo! The desaturation of everything but the rich blue creates a beautiful effect, and draws all the attention back to the color. Newspaper is a nice touch, because it makes the desaturation seem all the more natural. --9
04/08/2003 05:18:35 PM
Was thinking about doing something similar only with a foot (only me the the foot's owner got into a little argument Sunday night)... Nicely done.. 9
04/08/2003 07:56:53 AM
Now this is a very different photo. Like the dark blue in this black and white image. The blue sets it off rather nicely. Great work.
04/08/2003 05:54:13 AM
You just gotta love this photo! The blue looks very vivid due to the desaturation of all the other colors. The idea is good and you made the best out of it - 9.
04/08/2003 05:31:54 AM
I like the idea :)
04/08/2003 03:19:41 AM
I lke the B/W used. Nice concept, using your hand. Very rich blue.
04/07/2003 09:44:16 PM
i like how you made the blue come out. nice job.
04/07/2003 09:31:12 PM
how did you do that?
04/07/2003 09:28:26 PM
Good contrast
04/07/2003 07:48:27 PM
LOL, what some people will do for a shot (for a great shot). 7.
04/07/2003 02:38:42 PM
Nice Idea B&W + blue. Very original. Congratulation
04/07/2003 02:05:50 PM
Good shot....reall nice work...Bingo!!
04/07/2003 08:23:49 AM
very interesting theme! well done!
04/07/2003 07:21:11 AM
Very, very effective. One of the best shots this week. 9.

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