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Pinstriped Glass #3
Pinstriped Glass #3

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3030Z
Location: Montreal Canada
Date: May 2, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8s
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2003

Velvet background, strips cut from white fabric placed vertically across the velvet, Shot with a tungsten lamp directly from above, going through diffusion material. Polarizer used to cut down some reflection, warming filter to correct small white balance deviation. Left unsharpened to try to keep a soft look....

Place: 54 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.6809
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8088
Avg (non-participants): 5.5051
Views since voting: 879
Votes: 235
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/19/2003 11:10:15 PM
by karmat

I love the simplicity of the black and white in this shot. I happen to really like looking at shots using this technique, because i tried it one time and found it exceedingly difficult to get just right. Kudos to you. I like the black strip down the middle, but it appears a little jaggy. I don't think it is digital jaggies, but it looks more like where the strip was cut crooked. To me, this takes away from the "cleanness" of the shot. The vertical framing is nice. It helps to force the eye up and through the glass. Though I understand the comments about more space on either side, I think that would make the entire composition feel centered and static.

I love the etching on the glass, but i am wondering what a closeup/macro of just the "bulb" at the top would have looked like? to me, that is where the "action" seems to be, and I think it would have been neat to have that in a more prominent position in the picture.

very nicely done. If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to PM me. Best to you in future challenges.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 02:47:20 PM
Very elegent. In my top 5 this week. Nice black and white.
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05/13/2003 02:04:24 PM
good job.
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05/13/2003 12:01:08 PM
this image is very interesting, i like the effect that you got with it, 6
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05/13/2003 07:02:47 AM
Great effect you've got the vase!! Not so crazy bout the cropping though. :) 7
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05/11/2003 11:34:38 PM
a very beautiful object, and well executed photo (could have been entered into the symmetry challenge). one suggestion is not to have cropped to closely on the side and left more negative space there.
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05/11/2003 05:39:43 PM
nice symetry..i also like the contrast int this photo
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05/10/2003 11:30:52 PM
this is nice but i feel like i've seen this technique too many times - 7
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05/10/2003 10:28:39 PM
Nice work the refraction effects on this photo. I didn't see it in the thumb and thought it was just another silly picture of a vase, but I see now that this is one of the best photos i've seen so far. Nice work - 9
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05/10/2003 02:17:51 PM
Very interesting refractions. it has good symmetry. Jacko.
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05/10/2003 01:02:48 AM
cool glass, cool stripes, but not pin width, unless the glass is MUCH tinier than it appears in this pic.
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05/09/2003 06:45:37 PM
Elegant. Nice "pin-striped" effect!
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05/09/2003 03:48:15 PM
Elegant. Good choice with the background. It adds a lot to the picture. It would help if the white strip was cleanly cut but I'm not sure what you used. - 9
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05/09/2003 02:31:03 PM
Very creative. I love the black and white and your nearly perfect composition. Is the bottom "carpet" a little off? Perhaps if you had cropped off the bottom portion it wouldn't have been quite so noticeable. I like your tight cropping on the sides.
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05/09/2003 10:42:45 AM
Very cool effect you were able to capture with the curvature of the glass & the lines.
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05/09/2003 09:13:25 AM
Nice job. I wish it were symetrical at the bottom though
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05/07/2003 06:46:17 AM
The white stripe seems to be a little off center at the very bottom of the photo. Other than that this is very clean looking.
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