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8 Sandals in a row
8 Sandals in a row

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Location: Belgium
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Aperture: F/1.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2005


Place: 191 out of 465
Avg (all users): 5.0608
Avg (commenters): 5.3077
Avg (participants): 4.9463
Avg (non-participants): 5.1769
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 296
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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09/13/2005 07:19:11 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

First, our literal-minded members do check the title when voting. It's tough to see 8 sandals, and they noticed.

I wonder how this image would look in landscape mode, and cropped thus filling the frame with the subjet. (Even though the shadows are interesting, they don't add much impact to the image.) I also wonder how this image would look in color, with, say, a bright red sandal front and center.

Finally, just a touch more lighting on the forward sandal would be helpful and a tiny bit more depth of field would make this image pop.

You have a good and sensitive eye. Keep up the good work.
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09/08/2005 03:20:31 AM
Thank you very much for all the advice and the scoring. I got a second 5+, which really means progress to me. I hope to keep it up and to improve.
I learned here that the title has a certain importance and that it should not be too complicated. I mentioned 8 sandals (which is correct) to emphasize the shallow DOF and make people wonder "are there really eight? ...". I was still playing with a wide aperture of F/1.4.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 09:22:35 PM
if the title points to there being 8 sandals, shouldn't there be 8 sandals visible? all I can really see is one, and maybe two or three more blurred in the background. i'd suggest a smaller aperture and higher camera angle for any similar ventures in the future
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09/06/2005 09:19:29 AM
i dont really like the angle on this one. However, the black and white is nice
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09/05/2005 11:21:10 PM
8? If you say so... A slightly deeper DOF and slightly higher vantage point would have made the other sandals recognizable. But even then, making a row of sandals look sufficiently interesting is tricky.
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09/04/2005 01:00:07 PM
I like the implied geometry of this picture, how the top left corner has some lines that point at the sandals, and how the shadows from the sandles point to the sandals in the bottom left and bottom right.
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09/02/2005 05:36:48 PM
if there are 8, why do we see only one?
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09/02/2005 08:09:45 AM
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09/01/2005 09:54:14 PM
Do I see 8 sandals when I am drunk?
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09/01/2005 07:39:27 PM
i like how the background is kind of out of focus and the shoe is in focus and it is quite sharp. i like the angle that it was taken at.
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09/01/2005 04:35:10 PM
I like that the closest shoe is in focus and the other one isn't. I liked the black and white but apparently everyone else liked the black and white, there are so many black and white pictures.
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09/01/2005 12:18:34 PM
It looks interesting with the ground inclined. I like it!
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09/01/2005 06:57:29 AM
i like the composition and capture
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08/31/2005 10:16:44 PM
i like the idea for this shot, but i think you might have used a slightly deeper DoF and maybe an angle that would show a little more perspective on the sandals.
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08/31/2005 08:40:14 PM
Nice angle and focus.
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08/31/2005 10:23:45 AM
Definitely hassome interest. Personally just alittle more DOF would have helped me see more of the "8". Nice job.
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08/31/2005 08:03:42 AM
Nice composition, I do like the angle and the soft b&w feel of this photo. But the title does not match what you view in the photo. The DOF is too shallow to allow the viewer of the photo to see this. I think the title, in this case, hurts your score.

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08/31/2005 06:21:48 AM
Are there 8? could have done with more DOF to show this...
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