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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Hampshire, England
Date: Jun 21, 2005
Aperture: 13
ISO: 320
Shutter: 6.3
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2005

Firstly, have some fun messing your eyes up with this shot by focusing on different areas of the image :)

Shot Info:

Stuck at work, a pretty quiet day - I decided to look around and see what I could take on for the challenge of METAL.

In the showroom we have these ugly metal security shutters, but it was a blindingly bright day outside, and the light was shining through the holes creating a nice contrasty shot.

Now if only i can capture the complexity of the design, and create a enhanced look through good use of depth of field!

I hope i achieved this :-) either way it bought some fun into my dull day! as well as screwing up my eyes :-)

Taken in macro mode with white balance set to tungsten - no other post processing done.

Place: 137 out of 508
Avg (all users): 5.4440
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.3353
Avg (non-participants): 5.6091
Views since voting: 902
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 277
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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06/29/2005 11:03:28 AM
Nicely done. I like this shot, but didn't have time for many comments during the challenge. Normally, I am not a fan of the foreground being out of focus in macro type shots, but it really works here. Now, off to the eye doctor... :-)
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06/29/2005 06:54:53 AM
thanks to those that `got` this image, and to the rest who just can't understand that a subject does not need to be a lump of metal - open your eyes :P
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 11:30:47 AM
Fits challenge=5
Wow factor/uniqueness=1.5

Very cool image. Good DOF.

Good luck
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06/25/2005 07:22:24 PM
This is formula, but it is exact formula and you picked the correct components with which to pull it off. Those ovals that become crescents are hypnotic in their repetitive patterns. The light/dark interplay also helps to sing a song of harmonious vibrations to the viewer. Nothing daring, but well done nonetheless. 9.
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06/24/2005 04:48:57 AM
This is a good one, well done!
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06/24/2005 02:58:37 AM
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06/23/2005 09:08:41 PM
Nice abstract. I like the shallow DOF. It adds a lot to the photo.
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06/23/2005 05:30:35 PM
06/23/2005 01:34:22 PM
Eye stress.
06/22/2005 11:37:59 PM
Nice focus placement.
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06/22/2005 09:43:03 PM
my goal is to comment on every photo in this challenge..heres urs..good luck..a little larger DOF would have made this better IMHO
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06/22/2005 05:15:02 PM
I really am a sucker for good use of shallow DOF and what with the curves and diagonals this one works for me. Lacks a focal point of some kind to really give it more punch but still like it a lot.
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06/22/2005 03:33:23 PM
Interesting imagery, but might have been better suited for a lighting topic.
06/22/2005 02:23:59 PM
Got that optical illusion going - great use of DOF.
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06/22/2005 12:47:01 PM
nice focusing
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06/22/2005 12:19:34 PM
Doesnt scream "metal" to me like I think a challenge should. Nice though.
06/22/2005 05:10:13 AM
a bit confusing, but a creative shot
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06/22/2005 04:50:59 AM
mm... I like the idea. Abstract and smart :) Mb a little too simple composition for a picture with so many details. Too simple for a no-minimalism picture.
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06/22/2005 03:30:00 AM
Holy cow!
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06/22/2005 02:26:59 AM
hard to see that this is metal

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