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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Vivo - Milwaukee, WI
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: F2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/85
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Taken on NYE at a local restaurant/lounge. The place has a ton of cool little details, and the lamp caught my eye that night.

Minor curve adjustments with noize ninja and a soft smartsharpen.

Place: 24 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.3203
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.2908
Avg (non-participants): 6.3500
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 281
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0

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01/13/2006 01:00:08 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

Quite a nice shot you've got here! Many of your comments are right along the lines of what I would say too :-) This is a lovely fixture with shapes inside a shape....very good choice for this challenge. The light from the fixture seems to glow in a very pleasing way! The muted colors in the background serve the picture well-most notably the diagonal line, which helps to draw the eye. My only suggestion for improvement would be to use that diagonal to cut the photo from corner to corner, making two triangles as well. You may have thought of that and avoided it, due to the frame in the lower right hand corner? All in all, quite lovely and a very good choice for this challenge!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 06:17:34 PM
This would have been neat in patterns :)
01/10/2006 03:06:35 PM
Good detail and great idea. I might suggest removing the picture from the wall before the shot(if it is a picture frame) and cropping a little off the top and left. I do like the the shift from the brown to the burgendy .
01/10/2006 11:43:58 AM
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Great line and composition, and exquisite lighting on the lamp. Plus, I love the shape of the lamp (and one of these days I'm going to get one!!). Like the change of backround, and all colors work nicely together. Good job!Wonderful luminosity. 10
01/09/2006 04:47:23 PM
cool photo
01/08/2006 03:09:47 PM
The shape texture and light are relaxing to look at. Beautiful photo!
01/07/2006 10:00:03 PM
01/07/2006 11:34:13 AM
Great shot, I love those lamps :) The line in the background is a little distracting but good perspective for the shot.
01/07/2006 04:18:05 AM
Curvy shapes, strong image.....
01/06/2006 07:26:45 PM
Nice angle, it really adds to the photo. Good composition as well (8)
01/05/2006 09:08:28 PM
interesting.... uh light..
01/05/2006 11:36:46 AM
Awesome! 10.
01/05/2006 09:58:56 AM
very awesome..how'd you do that
01/05/2006 01:54:08 AM
Certainly a beautiful fixture, very well photographed. I love the diagonal which draws you back to the subject. The pattern of the lamp is a wonderful element here, without overhelming the basic sphere.
01/04/2006 11:31:31 PM
It doesn't need a title; let the viewer choose! Great technique on a technically difficult capture. I really like this one.
01/04/2006 06:36:43 PM
Very intriguing light fixture. Like the gradations & shapes they create. I don't mind the blown out highlights.
01/04/2006 05:40:11 PM
great shot!
01/04/2006 02:25:49 PM
Interseting subject. Well exposed. Not sure about comp though.
01/04/2006 01:50:51 PM
Interesting light fixture.
01/04/2006 12:32:14 PM
Really like this one. The colors work well together. Seems very simple and clean. Only thing that I see that is very slightly distracting is the object in the bottom right hand side (maybe a table corner or something) Good luck
01/04/2006 12:16:56 PM
Very cool. Please write a post after the voting so we know what this is!! 9
01/04/2006 11:02:56 AM
Outstanding! Amazing detail and lighting! Definite top finisher! Good luck! 10
01/04/2006 10:44:18 AM
Very nice. Kind of soothing :)
01/04/2006 01:21:20 AM
The main subject is what really captures and holds the eye's attention. Love how you effectively captured the light coming off this light fixture - the light flows off and accents the curves of the piece as well as the shadows. I have two critiques on this piece. First the stem of the light fixture is too distracting - the more you can eliminate from changing the angle the better it would be. Speaking of changing the angle if you had angled the shot such that the main light fixture remains in the center with the background showing "two triangles" dividing the rectangle format you would have captured a multitude of interesting shapes that all complimented each other. Had you angled the line between wall and ceiling to match up with the opposite corners of the rectangle format of this photo it would have created the illusion of a trianglated background - one light brown the other chocolate brown.

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