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Four Coned
Four Coned
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-5000Z
Location: Hartford, CT
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Galleries: Urban, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

Taken from the back tail gate of my pick up truck over a cloth with the four cones. I used the wide angle lens that I can use with the converter. I cropped rotated and of course increased Contrast. and adjusted levels. Cloned a couple of dots out and desaturated a bit.

Statistics
Place: 125 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6694
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.5584
Avg (non-participants): 5.8511
Views since voting: 837
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 248
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/25/2007 10:10:39 AM
This is the type of images I like, re a strong graphic abstract design appeal.....
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09/17/2005 09:32:51 PM
Oooooo, look at the pretty colors! :)

Greetings from the Critique Club! I remember seeing this shot in the thumbnails, didn't get a chance to vote, but it did catch my eye in the quick review. I'm suprised this didn't score higher! The contrast is there without a doubt. I'm guessing the only problem I can really see with the shot is the lack of detail on the top two cones compared to the bottom two. The tops of the cones become blurred almost, you lose that circle that is so well defined in the lower cones. Also the lighting is a bit unbalance, there are more reflections on the top than the bottom, dealing with natural lighting can be so much fun sometimes, no? ;) Maybe if you could redo this with more balanced lighting to create equal reflections on all the cones.

Sorry I couldn't offer more suggestions but this is a very good shot and I would have given it an 8 or 9 if I had time to vote then. :)

But I love the optical illusion that it creates, you should consider setting this up for a print!

Deannda
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 11:00:50 AM
This is very high contrast, love the colors, but the subject matter is not that interesting to me.
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09/09/2005 07:56:29 PM
Cool idea!
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09/08/2005 07:11:38 AM
amazing one, i really like it
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09/07/2005 09:31:27 PM
OMG, that's like so Andy Warhol. Why am I talking like this? Okay, this is really unique and talk about contrast!!! 10
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09/07/2005 08:43:35 PM
Good depth, nice color, good lighting.
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09/07/2005 08:08:14 PM
This is really inventive and original. Great composition and color. Lighting (which really could have been a downfall here) is also quite good. Very nice work.
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09/05/2005 10:52:35 PM
cool reflections and nice bold color. I wish more care had been taken in the placement of the cones...
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09/05/2005 07:24:29 PM
Wow - you definitely found two contrasting colors. Maybe a bit too much red, but I like the graphic composition.
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09/05/2005 05:22:36 PM
I have no idea why I like this so much, but apparently I do. I keep coming back to it. I wish they were lined up a little more perfectly so that the spacing was perfectly symetrical. ANyway, terrific shot!
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