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Lord of Roaches
Lord of Roaches
paulmorris


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My Apartment
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Emotive, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2005

Wow this was a painful contest. I had no inspiration whatsoever. Got desperate and added some visual interest form the local har har store =)

Statistics
Place: 169 out of 465
Avg (all users): 5.1571
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1750
Avg (non-participants): 5.1382
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 312
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 09:37:29 PM
nice work. there is a good consistent feel in the combination of coloration, lighting, and texture. can't say I feel like the roaches do much for me.
09/06/2005 02:11:41 AM
Oh, yuk, yuk yuk, but stll, very good composition, lighting, and clarity. The subject could almost be "bugs" here instead of shoes, except the color of the shoes demands your attention.
09/05/2005 12:23:41 AM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/color: 2/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
09/04/2005 08:04:06 PM
Very nice, subtle coloring. I wish I knew how to achieve such an effect. Nice nice.
09/03/2005 02:48:44 PM
Ugh - I detest those things.
The desat does nothing for me in this composition (assuming it is desaturated) some colour may have lifted it. The white shoe is bright enough to remain the focus point.
09/03/2005 02:22:10 PM
This is kind of gross, as we hate roaches, yet it is very interesting and the more I look at it, the more I like it. The slight desaturation of color works. The contrast of the stripes of the shoes is interesting along with the texture of the leather shoe and the ragged hem of the jeans. I'm upping my score upon 2nd review.
09/03/2005 03:35:33 AM
Gnarly. The way you handled the color is nice, as well as the smoothe gradient for the background. The image is put together well with a nice combination of shoe style with the weathered jeans. I'd like to see this in the top 5 to 10. Good luck!
09/02/2005 09:09:05 PM
Eiyuu. I hope they are fake. Think the image would have been better without them. Liked the ragged leg bottom and the stitching coming out of the shoe. Great lighting too. Kind of makes you wonder what really lives in a bowling alley.
09/02/2005 04:42:05 PM
I would not have understood this photo without the title. It is unique.
09/02/2005 12:39:10 PM
Eeuuuuw!
09/02/2005 04:11:20 AM
Ew is the word that comes to mind for me. A creative and interesting photo though. The focus is good, and the colors are nice. Just wondering though, are they coming out of your PANTS?
09/01/2005 09:38:33 PM
Ugh. Unpleasant to look at. Good tones.
09/01/2005 11:27:17 AM
YUK! *grin* nice color. Pants are great for subject; they match very well. Lighting was good.
09/01/2005 03:43:07 AM
Nice placement but EWWWW ROACHES. You're suppose to step on them not let them crawl up your jeans.
08/31/2005 10:08:42 PM
I would have liked this better without the roaches
08/31/2005 08:09:01 PM
Ewwww you theres roaches everywhere. I like the toned down colors and the gray background. I think that this could be in a denim or shoe ad. The roadches are the only thing that I dont like about this photo.
08/31/2005 01:02:16 PM
I don't get the reference in the title. But as it stands I guess you're trying to convey a creepy feeling with the cockroaches, yes? If so the effect seems less 'creepy', and more 'slightly untidy', given the chice of slightly scuffed shoe, and slightly frayed jean.
08/31/2005 12:53:59 PM
you are brave - i hate them;
very creative - i like it;
08/31/2005 08:31:54 AM
i like the frame, nice one, amazing colors


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