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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: home
Date: Dec 17, 2005
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 170 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.2963
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9478
Avg (non-participants): 5.5548
Views since voting: 591
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 270
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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01/02/2006 03:30:55 AM
*Critique Club*

In response to your request for an in depth critique, due to the lack of photogrpaher's comments, I can only offer my critique based on personal opinion alone, since I do not know what your intentions were for this photograph.
That being said, I think that this fits the challenge perfectly. Great DOF, forground and background are both nicely blurred putting the focus on the main subject, which is the bead in the center. The center bead is in nice focus and we get a lot of great detail in the bead. I particularly like the tiny white specks.
I see your comment suggesting that you feel this should have scored higher.
One thing that I notice about this photo, is that while it is technically a well done photo, it is a little difficult to tell exactly what it is we are looking at, and it does have a bit of a dark feel to it. I think that had this maybe been on a brightly colored background, it might have had more visual appeal to the majority of the voters, and might have gotten a bit more 'wow factor'.
I'm wondering if maybe the oof drop in the front might just be a bit too large in comparrison to the drop that is in focus. Maybe just a bit overpowering.
I like the angle and the diagonal positioning of the objects. Creates nice flow through the photo.
Overall, technically well done, but missing something that draws me in and holds me there. Possibly color.
~Heather~
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12/29/2005 10:37:35 PM
thanx for the comments. they are small glass beads on a mirror, with water added gently on the surface during the exposure for a smoother finish. not sure if voters all knew what shallow DOF was. many poor photos were voted higher?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:46:50 PM
Very interesting. Are they splash drops? They look almost like jelly fish or somehting. Good composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2005 08:06:44 PM
very dramatic feel to photograph
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12/21/2005 06:17:43 PM
This seems a touch too dark.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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