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Cold Steel
Cold Steel

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Duotones (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 401
Location: My House, North East UK
Date: May 20, 2003
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2003

A bit of equipment borrowed from work. Thought it'd make an interesting macro subject so brought a couple home.

Shot on a sheet of rough white card with two light sources (a flourescent strip to light the scene and a "warm" halogen lamp to create the shadow)

Place: 121 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.0984
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.9780
Avg (non-participants): 5.4516
Views since voting: 1079
Votes: 122
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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06/02/2003 05:06:23 AM
Well I'm not going to make excuses for this one, I can certainly see peoples POV on why it may not be interesting and hence not voted highly on. In case anyone should come back to look at this I'll say a few things...

As I say in the first comment it's a bit of kit from work, TBH i dont even know what its for myself but I thought that since it was such an unusual piece it might be good to use in a macro shot. Then when duotones came about and light, shape and texture became important factors I thought I'd use this. I unfortunately don't have any DOF control on my camera so couldnt get the whole subject in focus in the position I had it, if anyone has any tips on how to get added DOF control on cameras where its not a manual option I'd greatly appreciate sharing the knowledge.

I think I've learned something from taking my shot and seeing the others entered, hopefully this will lead me to improve in the future.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2003 07:44:15 PM
I think I would like to see DOF a bit larger, mainly the bolt and nut on the right. Lighting is great
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05/27/2003 05:55:20 PM
Somewhat of an uninteresting subject, but a good setup.
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05/27/2003 09:46:24 AM
Interesting choice of shade for this -- I would have tended to think of a bluer tone for the 'cold' part but the greenish tinge actually works quite well.
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05/27/2003 02:19:35 AM
Nice shades and textures, but the tone seems to be missing a true black. This causes the shot to lose a lot of snap.
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05/26/2003 04:19:17 PM
Interestng subject. .I like the soft focus look. Neat image?
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05/26/2003 01:08:32 PM
Although this image is very clear and seems to have been shot well, to me, it isn't clear what it is or why it's worth photographing and kind of loses my interest.
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05/26/2003 02:58:05 AM
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05/26/2003 02:07:27 AM
LOL, "cold steel" should have a blue tint, not green. :) You should have renamed it "moldy steel" instead. :^D
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05/26/2003 01:00:12 AM
it's technically nice.. good lighting, nice composition.. it's just not very interesting to me..
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