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A Walk In The Garden
A Walk In The Garden

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White (Classic Editing)
Camera: Epson PhotoPC 650
Location: Parent's back yard
Date: May 29, 2002
Aperture: unknown
ISO: unknown
Shutter: unknown
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2002

My camera's a point and shoot style, so I basically have little control over the aperature and exposure, etc. With that in consideration, please be kind.

Place: 130 out of 153
Avg (all users): 4.5607
Avg (commenters): 4.9688
Avg (participants): 4.7304
Avg (non-participants): 4.4032
Views since voting: 807
Votes: 239
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2002 08:03:00 PM
They should both be in focus in my opinion.
06/09/2002 07:06:00 PM
Interesting focus, nice work.
06/08/2002 01:22:00 PM
Seems to be two subjects here. The cat should be in focus since he is the one the title describes as walking.
06/07/2002 11:36:00 PM
Nice rose, but the cat is a bit "fuzzy", I mean out of focus.
06/07/2002 03:36:00 PM
Lovely rose, well done for it, but the cat, even though good contrast element in the photo, is washed out badly. I also think the color value of the grass and the rose are a little too close for the rose to "stand out" as much as I would have liked to have seen it. I really like the edges of the rose petals and the way they stand out. Were the petals tipped in white? Very nice!
Photo 8 Creativity 6 B&W 7 total 7
06/07/2002 03:13:00 PM
I think the rose had enought going for itself, the cat is a bit much in this shot.
06/06/2002 09:27:00 AM
Nice job with the rose, the cat distracts from it though
06/05/2002 01:38:00 PM
Bold use of 2 subjects but I think it's distracting
06/05/2002 11:48:00 AM
The cat looks like it should be more in focus.
06/05/2002 10:53:00 AM
There are two objects here competing for my attention. Both are interesting, but together they undermine one another.
06/05/2002 09:35:00 AM
It might be my monitor, but the cat looks very bright...
06/04/2002 03:58:00 PM
The cat is overexposed, but you probably know that. I can't decide if it adds to it or detracts though. It definitely pulls my attention away from the rose though. A very interesting composition.
06/04/2002 03:23:00 PM
On my monitor you lose the highlights on the cat, but pretty good DOF to capture these two subjects this well.
06/04/2002 03:10:00 PM
If the cat had been interested in the flower, I think this would have worked better for me. Cat seems "too" white.
06/04/2002 08:23:00 AM
I know you say the cat's OOF for a reason, but unfortunately, the reason is not obvious to me when I look at your photo. The cat's also washed out (I'm sure there's a reason for that, too), but overall, IMO, the picture isn't very appealing to me. Sorry.
06/04/2002 03:13:00 AM
One of the most difficult subjects is the back of an animal. Just very, very hard to make that interesting, IMO. The overexposure on the cat's back doesn't help matters. Perhaps if it were balanced with some pure black somewhere, but as it is it becomes a white, featureless area in a sea of greys. Did you, by any chance, check out the individual color channels on the original image (if you shot in color)? Maybe there was a more dnamically balanced option there.
06/03/2002 11:46:00 PM
to me, this photo would have been better without the cat.
06/03/2002 07:53:00 PM
I love the flower, but went away from this photo somewhat confused as to the subject. I'm wondering if a wide-angle lens could put the cat more in the background without loosing the perspective on the rose. The back and tail of the cat are also somewhat blown out.
06/03/2002 05:41:00 PM
The flower is beautiful, the cat should either be in focus, or even farther out of focus. The way it is now it too distracting/disturbing. I crop of just the flower would be a nice photo.
06/03/2002 05:33:00 PM
Nice job. Neat b&w.
06/03/2002 05:07:00 PM
Nice depth of field...
06/03/2002 04:21:00 PM
An out of focus cat doesn't go with the title. Good flower shot, though.
06/03/2002 03:37:00 PM
So slinky!
06/03/2002 02:59:00 PM
Get your cat to a vet! It needs focus. OK I read your forum post. It was on purpose. In that case the photo is flat, boring and simply does not work for me. It seems to be grey tones and lacks interest generaly. Of course the next commentor will love it so you must remember that it is you that you must please. I rated this one a 2 because I do not give 1s to photos I feel at least meet the challenge. Pet shots hardly ever work for more than snapshots BTW.
06/03/2002 02:43:00 PM
This is the most clever of the cat photos this week.... very artistic and unique. I gave this high marks.
06/03/2002 01:12:00 PM
Damn.. this on is cool one. Love the 'colors' :)
06/03/2002 12:53:00 PM
a snapshot. The main subject is completely blown out
06/03/2002 12:37:00 PM
Nice sharp focus on the Rose, but the detail in the white cat some how got lost.
06/03/2002 11:49:00 AM
neat photo! i don't really 'understand' any intent or message here but the shot is nice.. i like the blurred cat which forces the subject to be the rose... i would, however, like to see more contrast between the subject and the background... good shot!
06/03/2002 11:35:00 AM
It doesn't seem to work with the cat out of focus. I also wonder about having a flower in a B&W picture.
06/03/2002 10:37:00 AM
Your kitty is not in focus. It could have been
06/03/2002 07:35:00 AM
excelent composition
love this idea

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