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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Pioneer's Park, Lincoln, NE
Date: Dec 31, 2005
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2006

Top grain of an old post at a city park. Used my Sigma 105mm macro lens with my Tamron 1.4x teleconverter. Photoshop very minor contrast adjust, slight crop, and convert to B/W in PS CS.

Place: 95 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.6691
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5971
Avg (non-participants): 5.7426
Views since voting: 638
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 275
Comments: 12
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01/16/2006 12:28:30 AM
Thanks for the critique BMacD! I thought the rings stood out pretty dominant, but I guess as strong as their white is, the black radial cracks as just as strong.

I should have put my camera on the monopod I had with me, but was lazy and handheld it at the edge of the shutter speed/focal length balance. That would have probably addressed the sharpness that a few of you mentioned.

Popdeepop, you're right. I didn't even think of it at the time. I should have lost the teleconverter and shot the edges of the post which was square, adding to the shape theme.
01/13/2006 01:11:05 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First impression: Lines and rings draw you into the center, then out and around following the radial cracks. Very center focused.

Find the picture very busy. Lots & lots of minor shapes making bigger shapes, but no dominant, clear or central shape. Picture has very strong “texture”

B/W works well for this shot and I like your lighting. The lighting exemplifies the texture comment. Could be a little sharper.

Feel you met the challenge, but you may have had too many “shapes” :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2006 06:26:18 PM
Great contrast shot here
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01/09/2006 12:57:17 PM
i think the simplicity of this shot is what makes it so great. the clarity and the lighting are supurb. black and white was an excellent choice for this- very nicely done
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01/08/2006 09:36:10 AM
much more about pattern than shape
01/07/2006 12:09:24 PM
Great texture and light!
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01/07/2006 06:53:29 AM
Strong textured shapes here.....
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01/07/2006 12:27:57 AM
Nice shot.
01/06/2006 01:03:17 PM
This is a wonderful photo. 9
01/06/2006 10:46:57 AM
A striking image. The lighting brings out the textures. Good black and white subject. I wish it was a little sharper.
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01/05/2006 06:19:24 AM
could have been sharper IMHO
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01/04/2006 03:14:50 PM
The natural pattern is nice. BW works. Why not more of the post?
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