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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Lobby of my apartment building.
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 47 out of 508
Avg (all users): 5.9020
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8855
Avg (non-participants): 5.9231
Views since voting: 948
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 296
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/01/2005 01:37:03 PM
Thomas - you are not going to like me much, but i gave a 4. This image just didn't "do it" for me. you came 47/501 so it obviously did it for a lot of people, just not me.
But, here is why anyhow - I didn't care for the perspective you chose for this subject matter, the clash of tried and true vs overdone comes to mind. Po Boxes, lockers etc they are always photographed this way. What if you had veered a little left of the norm and made the lines run diagonal?
There is plenty of light - in fact some boxes are a little blown out - and with so much light, i would have expected a little sharper focus. No particular box stands out as the one that is most in focus for me.
Now the crop, the crop is very good, nice and symetrically balanced through the image. That i did like.
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06/30/2005 06:06:02 PM
I thought this was a great shot and scored an 8. It has great depth of field and the lighting is good. There were 2 small things that kept me from giving a 10. The way the numbers are placed on the plastic backing leaves a weird shadow and makes then appear out of focus. Also the first box is cut off to much for my taste, I see the dilemma of where should it start, but it a very appealing image. Congrats on your personal best finish.
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06/30/2005 06:02:10 PM
I didn't get to this one in the voting and I probably would have given it a 7.

Mostly because the horizon/lines seem to go down a bit and it doesn't feel quite right ... maybe something a little more horizontal or on the slightly upside.

The depth of field places the focus to the far left, something slightly in (maybe one more box) like 405 might give it more of a balance of thirds.

You placed very well (top 10%) and that's something to be proud of. Nice find!
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06/29/2005 07:20:44 PM
I really want to thank everybody for all their nice comments. I'm overwhelmed by the sentiments. Thank you all again.
06/29/2005 08:18:53 AM
F***** Awesome shot!!!!! should have been up there in the top 3 if not
no1 !!!!!!!!!
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06/29/2005 08:13:47 AM
This is an excellent image Thomas. I was sure that it would place much higher.

Message edited by author 2005-06-29 08:14:15.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 08:50:43 AM
Fantastic image
9
good luck in the challenge

Kev
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06/24/2005 04:46:52 PM
beautiful composition (one open box might even have been better). very nice.
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06/24/2005 12:52:40 PM
I love this one. Where on earth did you find so many really really shiny boxes? This is a great shot, well composed and lit, and a terrific choice of angle. It may have been interesting to see a key hanging off one of them. 9
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06/24/2005 12:51:19 PM
Excellent shot. Great angle and colour. I like the DOF. Good luck!
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06/23/2005 08:22:28 PM
I like the luminosity of the metal in this shot and the angle from which it was taken.
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06/23/2005 07:11:45 PM
Great angle. Very nice.
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06/23/2005 02:18:33 PM
my goal is to comment on every photo in this challenge..heres urs..good luck..great depth here
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06/23/2005 12:34:12 PM
This is very nice. How did you get your depth of field to allow the focus to go so far?
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06/23/2005 12:02:05 PM
Definitely metal! The highlights are a bit washed out, though. Great perspective.
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06/22/2005 09:56:03 PM
Incredibly neat lighting and shimmeryness (new word?) Repetition effective. Neat line. Bumping. 9
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06/22/2005 06:30:08 PM
I like this one, very metallicy
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06/22/2005 06:12:29 PM
Neat concept, but the reflections and angles make this photo almost difficult to look at for me, which is surprising.
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06/22/2005 02:43:07 PM
Nice retro chrome look. They look like old school dinner napkin holders. Good angle. They seem to go on forever.
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06/22/2005 12:47:25 PM
LOVE this photograph! the composition is amazing -- the repeating pattern is so visually appealing. I also love how the metal mailboxes reflect the light. It gives a nice dimention to this photo. Nice work!
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06/22/2005 10:00:43 AM
I like this very much. Good luck! 10
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06/22/2005 08:22:13 AM
i like it, good one, nice ligting control
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06/22/2005 07:06:26 AM
I like how the rest aren't very out of focus. Nice job keeping everything centered vertically.
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06/22/2005 07:01:20 AM
Wonderful photo - a winner I hope!
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06/22/2005 04:26:22 AM
IMO, a little less highlight would have made this a good image...6
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06/22/2005 01:48:21 AM
well done and good luck
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