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Red & Green
Red & Green

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pattern (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Windsor, ON
Date: Dec 22, 2005
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2005

Just a fun image. It was the first thing that came to mind when I read the challange. Hope you enjoy.


Place: 58 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.8065
Avg (commenters): 6.7692
Avg (participants): 5.5818
Avg (non-participants): 5.9300
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 310
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2006 06:51:48 PM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, I am Kari and am fairly new to the critique club.

What a amazing picture you have taken.

Great to do a critique on your image but it is difficult if you don't give us more information in your photographers comments. When we do a critique, we go past just the photographic result, that's what voters comments do. The critique looks at what you were trying to achieve, how you wanted it to look and what issues you had in getting the image captured and ready for voting. So a few more details helps.

First Impression - the most important one:
I think that this is a great picture, it creates interest, and from the voters comments has creeped out a few people (hehehe) I don't know if that was your intention but I think that is kinda cool.

Reading through what has been said and also taking into account some additional factors like that they are frosted balls and not shiny I think that you have done a great job. The use of cotton wool to hold the balls, and the sharpness of the hangers is really good.

This truely does meet the challenge and you have a received a lot of comments with it.

Technical (Colour and light):
I love that the colours are so deep and luscious. I think that if you were not trying to freak people out some different angles for the lighting may reduce that impression, but the current lighting gives a good pattern which only adds to this as a challenge contender.

To grow its vote?:
It is a great shot, to increase the score I would look at the lighting angles, maybe even try this with the shiny rather than frosted balls.

The picture is cool, it works on so many different levels.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

Congratulations and well done.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2006 10:52:55 PM
I like this. It's a bit distracting, how the highlights almost look like faces on the bulbs, but the asymmetry and pattern are really visually pleasing. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2006 03:51:41 PM
I like the soft light, the overall composition and that different coloured ball. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2006 11:07:06 AM
There always has to be an oddball (silly green ornament)

Nice use of colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2006 09:35:44 PM
Surprise! Like the surprise of the green and to be honest...I wish the ornaments were all green with one red...but I like it anyway. Very nice lighting and exposure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2006 05:13:10 PM
Wow, Fantastic picture, The color is terrific, very mesmerizing(sp).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2006 08:37:36 PM
nice lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2006 06:25:23 PM
woah...thats kinda creepy if its photo only
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2006 01:11:35 PM
looks like little aliens
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2006 12:53:55 AM
Good pattern and sharp focus throughout the image. I would like this shot brightened up a little so that it has a very lively, bright, happy feel; whereas now it looks a little grey and dull.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2005 02:28:50 AM
Good strong image.....................
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2005 02:52:09 PM
OMG, that's so freaky, the ornaments have faces!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 11:14:54 PM
Heh - I like how the lighting makes it look like they all have faces.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 09:13:59 PM
Perfect lighting on this. The highlights look like eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 10:42:20 AM
I'm a little Christmas-ornamented-out already on the photo sites, but I have to admit, this is a good pattern, and you captured the colors and detail beautifully!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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