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Fatel Decision !
Fatel Decision !
richabhatia


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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: India
Date: May 29, 2005
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005

After struggling for more than two hours in attempting to take the perfect picture of tossing coins, I was left with no other option than this!

Statistics
Place: 110 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.0903
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 4.7788
Avg (non-participants): 5.2476
Views since voting: 899
Views during voting: 577
Votes: 310
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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06/14/2005 07:23:01 PM
I am assuming you took the pic with a Canon. Upgrading then? :)
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06/14/2005 02:21:07 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First of all, let me say - great shot! Very well composed and the reflections are super. I also understand the frustration behind the scene too - LOL!

A couple of things:
I think it met the challenge beautifully.
You probably want to correct the spelling of the word Fatal in your title.
I would like to see a little more focus around the hammer itself (it seems a bit blurred in spots). This also applies to the left hand side camera strap.
Interesting that I can actually see more of what's being reflected on the camera lens in its reflection on the table. (reflection of reflection...)
I really like the crop and the lines of your composition. Your eye really winds through the entire scene.
The colors and lighting are great. You could probably reduce some of the glare on the hammer.

All in all, a great shot! I don't recall what I gave this shot during the challenge, but I do remember that it scored high. Nice work!

Just my 2 cents...

Jimmy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 12:56:37 PM
hehehehehe i like
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06/04/2005 02:28:21 PM
Point of impact would have been better.. Nice shot
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06/03/2005 07:27:25 PM
no! don't give up!
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06/03/2005 03:41:39 AM
Yikes please dont... its wonderfull art here.. I like the reflection a lot... Nice little camera too..
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06/02/2005 04:37:19 PM
Oh noooooooo. . . . ..don't do it!!!!!! But I know. I've felt like that before too :)
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06/02/2005 02:55:05 PM
why, why, why would you do something so horrible!!!!!!!
good shot:)
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06/02/2005 12:07:27 PM
Awsome! you must have many cameras eh?
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06/02/2005 12:47:41 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Good picture though (in the sense of tecnique... I don't like what is about to happen).
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06/01/2005 05:43:25 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Send it to me. I will love it. The decision was made. The black is great. Focus seems off some.
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06/01/2005 05:35:37 PM
Love the color and reflections - Definitely understand the decision!
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06/01/2005 04:55:04 PM
Fatal, i think is the word your looking for.
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06/01/2005 03:33:26 PM
:(
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06/01/2005 11:55:57 AM
wow!!!well composed,
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06/01/2005 11:08:42 AM
It's only a Nikon ;)

Nice take on the challenge, this is a strongish entry I think. G'luck! 7
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06/01/2005 09:14:09 AM
Hey! Don't do that! :) leave it me.
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06/01/2005 05:46:20 AM
Prediction time: 7 comments from canon owners suggesting that the title is incorrect and it's actually the best decision you ever made :) May have been nice with some motion blur on the hammer.
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06/01/2005 05:31:04 AM
insurance fraud is no way to try and fund the purchase of a Canon... ;)

nice picture, but I am really struggling with most of the pictures in this challenge, as almost all require the words "decision to [x]". This photo is pretty reliant on the title to make it a "decision" (though not as bad as some).

The photo of the Nikon expoloding with the full impat would have made it more interesting! As it is, the hammer appears to have a bit of motion blur, but not enough to carry this off convincingly. I wonder if you could have used a long exposure and flashed the scene 2 or 3 times with the hammer moving, to get a good motion blur?
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06/01/2005 02:00:11 AM
no! stop!
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06/01/2005 01:21:22 AM
I bet you never won a spelling bee! :))

I like the reflection of the camera.
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06/01/2005 12:14:13 AM
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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