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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: studio
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Studio, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

Boggle cubes spelling out "lex wish" (if you look carefully, used two lights. The one you see did not shine anywhere. I put a piece of cardboard there to block the light. The spotlight was created by another desklamp with a carboard circle blocking the light, save a circle cut out where I attached a paper towel tube to create a more directed spot light on the cubes.

Used the manual setting with a 1 second shutter, F2.8 aperture (after much trial and error, these produced the best results for what I wanted, though other settings with longer shutters and different apertures also produced nice results)


levels, curves, slight noise reduction and a little bit of a crop to even out the composition (took about 20 pixels off the left side).

Place: 58 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.9091
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8941
Avg (non-participants): 5.9444
Views since voting: 1706
Votes: 121
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/03/2006 08:59:16 AM
mmm nice
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08/02/2005 12:26:02 PM
Very cool shot.
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06/23/2003 08:29:51 AM
I found this to be an extremely interesting photo and was one of the ones who gave this a 9. I think that it didn't score a 6 or higher because it's a shot that belongs in an art show in a gallery or museum - one that the viewer needs to study and appreciate. Extremely clever. Perhaps too clever for the casual voter who looks for a second and a half before voting and bases everything on a "wow" factor.

Regardless, be proud of this shot. It's a winner in my book!
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06/23/2003 02:39:02 AM
Thanks Jason! I'm not sure why this didn't hit a 6. I thought it was a pretty neat image. I called it "dyslexia" because I know words can seem like a big jumble of letters for someone with dylexia. :) Thanks for all the good comments, and thanks for adding it to your favourites, Jason. ;)
06/23/2003 01:03:54 AM
Woaah! Not even a 6? I beat this? What!? This was my second favorite for the whole challenge. I'm adding it to my favorites. Hope that makes you feel better!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 08:41:26 PM
One of the most off center shots in the challenge. I like the cubes outside the area of light - and that the light beams across the center from corner to corner. Awesome shot. 10
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06/21/2003 11:54:40 AM
Hi I'm dyslexia and that makes a word to me ..... 10/10
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06/21/2003 09:11:22 AM
Novel idea - compellingly executed. Red is a good color choice - makes you feel the frustration at the indeciferable (ouch! my spelling!) jumble of letters. The blackness works with this too.
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06/20/2003 04:18:20 PM
creative shot 7
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06/18/2003 11:17:40 PM
Interesting shot. The red lamp and letter dice juxtapose each other quite nicely. I'm not sure of the significance of the title, but I find the photo intriquing.
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06/16/2003 01:01:30 PM
May have worked well for the black/black challenge, too! Nice set up here.
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06/16/2003 12:04:36 PM
very good title..... and superb idea.......
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06/16/2003 07:53:16 AM
I think the thing that puts me off this picture is the complete lack of structure from the lamp... IMHO I think it would look quite good with some soft light to shot the stem and base of the lamp so that it wasn't so disembodied. The shadow from the dice looks good. Mitonski
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06/16/2003 04:33:31 AM
cool idea. great red lighting, not sure how you got the spotlight so tight. This really hits the mark for marketablilty. I could see putting this on my wall. Great job. I think this is ribbon material. 10
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06/16/2003 12:15:03 AM
well done but in my opinion it would look better had the light been cropped out, good though. 7
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