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Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F601Z
Location: zagreb
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: F/5,6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/300
Galleries: Fashion, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2005


Place: 41 out of 465
Avg (all users): 5.9123
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7394
Avg (non-participants): 6.0839
Views since voting: 948
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 285
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/27/2005 06:05:17 AM
last minute shot
09/12/2005 03:58:59 PM
Hello, and greetings from the Critique Club. Allow me rip your photo to shreds in the name of constructive criticism (j/k!)

Initial Thoughts

Wooo.. that's a heck of a thing, cool angle.

Composition / Content

Very interesting and unique perspective, I like to see people trying new things, and this is pretty effectively done. Personally, I would have tried to avoid cropping the toe out on the side there.


The upper sky is really nice, but might have benefitted from a polarizer or ND Grad filter. The bottom right is a little blown out, which detracts just a little bit.

Camera Work / Technical

Seems to me to be a *slight* over-exposure in areas here, though whether that was in-camera, or done in post-processing, I don't know. Your focus and DOF are great, but I'm thinking 1/500 would have given you a better exposure than 1/300. There are some hot-spots on the shoe itself that could have been better dealt with with a stop or a half-stop drop.

Digital Processing

Not sure what you did, but everything looks pretty good besides the exposure and hot-spot issues. Nice coloration on the shoe and the sky is ok (slightly darker would have been my own preference). Sharpness is wonderful.

Fits the Challenge

Definitely does that :)

My Opinion of the Photo

It's a fantastic original perspective, something different for a rather mundane challenge. The hot spots and exposure just kick this a little too far into the "Very good, but not *great*" range for me.

A good entry, and good luck in future challenges.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 09:39:42 PM
Very nicely done. 7
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09/06/2005 06:53:19 AM
Great label for adidas
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09/05/2005 11:03:11 PM
Interesting idea, but that saturation is just over the top
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09/02/2005 07:02:08 PM
Cool perspective, adidas in your face! The flow of the lines also looks natural, works out well.
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09/02/2005 12:23:51 PM
i like your macro, very nice, amazing colors
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09/02/2005 11:34:10 AM
nice macro work, lighting seems a bit off to my eyes, overall very nice capture
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09/02/2005 12:13:16 AM
Upside down?
09/01/2005 04:58:27 PM
not sure if i like the crop and the tilt to the left, but pretty interesting visually.
09/01/2005 12:16:58 PM
Nice colour combination, looks fresh and original. :-)
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09/01/2005 03:20:40 AM
like the angle, 8 for me
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09/01/2005 01:44:35 AM
I think it's a great perspective and good idea!
The yellow/orange color of the sole does however distracts from the image IMHO. It looks like the white balance is off (the shoe might be that color but it's not a very appealing color to me at least... it might just be from a lot of clay tennis courts? :)
Nice depth of field by the way!
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09/01/2005 12:55:13 AM
Love the colors and the shadow in the lower left corner.
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08/31/2005 08:08:04 PM
This has to be one of the coooolest pictures I have seen so far. Really nice Idea!
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08/31/2005 08:06:25 PM
has good impact
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08/31/2005 05:45:32 PM
I love this, it is my favorite so far!
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08/31/2005 01:05:24 PM
Good DOF capturing the logo, strong composition and good movement or action in the diagonal line. And the complementary colours add the finishing touch, excellent. I'd buy a pair, yo should get in touch with their advertising dept and show them this. 10
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08/31/2005 09:28:43 AM
Incredible. If this is not a composite shot then its worth a 10. Very very powerful.
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08/31/2005 08:37:55 AM
Nice angle
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08/31/2005 03:10:42 AM
Reaching to the sky!! Great!! - 8
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