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Let's Go Fishin'
Let's Go Fishin'

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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE Z1
Location: Cumberland Kentucky (my dining room studio)
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Aperture: 1:2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2005


Place: 169 out of 508
Avg (all users): 5.3372
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3161
Avg (non-participants): 5.3679
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 261
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/13/2007 01:04:52 AM
I think you've processed this beautifully, with a great tonal range and appreciation of a great heritage.
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06/16/2006 10:52:36 AM
Love it! I love old stuff. :) The contrast in this is perfect. Have you tried it in sepia?
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06/29/2005 02:40:03 PM
Overall this is a fine image. Composition is good and B&W works well. General technical quality is well above average and tonal range especially good.

It is likely that some reviewers will not find as strong a connection to the challenge topic as they expect and will vote it lower.

Here are two technical items for your consideration...

The lure on the table is in the best focus and the reel in the foreground is soft focused. This image would benefit if everything in the frame is in sharp focus. There are two things you can do to accomplish this. One is to shoot at a higher f/stop and longer exposure time for greater depth of field with your camera mounted on a tripod. The other is to change the central focus from the lure to a point closer to the reel so that depth of field (DOF) on both sides of that point will include both reel and lure in sharp focus. Combining both works best.

The other item is lighting balance. The image is dark on the left side of the frame. That acts as a distraction that takes away from this fine composition. Reshooting with additional lighting in that area and/or fixing lighting in that area in post processing will better balance the image.

Message edited by author 2005-06-29 14:43:00.
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06/29/2005 01:46:11 PM
this was probably my highest scoring fishing photo in the challenge Cheryl - i gave a 6. The old pal pail really added an interest factor that the other fishing photos sadly lacked. It definatley made me think of "fishing with grandad" even though we never used such a pail or rod.
Good use of b&w, great lighting.
I think awider aperture might have favored this photo, just to make the reel a little sharper. I think i might have pulled everything a bit closer in on the table also, so that the pattern ran though to the top of the image, rather than thier being a empty black space.
Nice image with a touch of nostalgia.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 05:53:03 AM
Reminds me of fishing with my grandad.
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06/23/2005 01:44:20 PM
Distractions. I like the items.
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06/22/2005 11:12:44 PM
I like the bucket and lure in this still life. Nice job!
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06/22/2005 10:42:00 AM
This picture makes me want to go fishing.
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