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Oyster Mushrooms Cluster 1
Bear_Music


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Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Jul 17, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005

Diffuse daylight, Ballistic Nylon BG. Cloudy light balance. Hue/sat, Selective color for the blacks, Neat Image on black channel, sharpening, resize, border, save for web

Statistics
Place: 84 out of 614
Avg (all users): 5.8388
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.6420
Avg (non-participants): 6.1959
Views since voting: 1508
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 273
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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11/15/2005 10:34:28 PM
Looking over images taken with the same lense and cam across this...voted high in the challenge, liked the image. There is a lot of depth with real nice flow in this image. The subtle variations in color are very nicely portrayed. Very nice image!
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07/28/2005 02:23:08 AM
gorgeous still life. i like the texturing and light control. enviable.
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07/28/2005 02:16:39 AM
Originally posted by dahkota:

Robert, For what its worth, my opinion... The technicals in this image are good. What I think this image lacks is a point of focus. Not camera focus, but more of a 'where do my eyes go' focus. Since this is more of an abstract image, my eyes tend to go to the lights and darks. The lightest lights and the darkest darks have no texture. So I look at the edges, the changes in tonality. The edges fall across the image randomly with no order or pattern for me to follow. The strongest lines swoop me down to the bottom right - into a jumbled mass. This makes the entire image seem to be draining out of the bottom right. The strong black at the top left reinforces that. Hope what I stated makes some sense...


Yes, it makes perfect sense. That's the dynamic of the composition. Rule of thirds it ain't :-) Be a good one for Setzler's "breaking the rules" class, actually.
07/27/2005 08:12:56 AM
Robert, For what its worth, my opinion... The technicals in this image are good. What I think this image lacks is a point of focus. Not camera focus, but more of a 'where do my eyes go' focus. Since this is more of an abstract image, my eyes tend to go to the lights and darks. The lightest lights and the darkest darks have no texture. So I look at the edges, the changes in tonality. The edges fall across the image randomly with no order or pattern for me to follow. The strongest lines swoop me down to the bottom right - into a jumbled mass. This makes the entire image seem to be draining out of the bottom right. The strong black at the top left reinforces that. Hope what I stated makes some sense...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 08:14:27 PM
I love the detail shown.
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07/24/2005 10:36:39 PM
Interesting shot. I think the lighting is a little harsh, causing you to lose some detail (especially given the mushroom's naturally light color). You've got good DOF and I like the composition (& border).
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07/24/2005 06:35:34 AM
nice lighting, 8
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07/21/2005 09:01:00 PM
O now this is cool.
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07/20/2005 09:51:49 AM
Strange..Soft and crumbly. Cool.
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07/20/2005 12:21:45 AM
A really well taken photo of a really unattractive subject! I'm not trying to offend you, by the way. I think your photo is well-done. Nicely exposed. It's just not really a terribly enticing mushroom ;-)
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