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graphicfunk


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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: home
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 180 / with strobe
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Please forgive me for this is perhaps the sloppiest entry to date. I tried to remove it but then the rollover screen appeared.

I somehow took this challenge as a.e. and did it at 6 pm on the last day. Had supper bathed and watched tv news.

At 11pm I went to upload and realized my oversight. One hour to go. Well, a strobe stopped working. Took it apart and 20 minutes gone. Rushed through 4 takes and then computer froze. I finally uploaded at 11:50. I wondered what to do with this sad horror, the artifacts and the light rim. Rush to ps to crop tighter then back reuploaded and decided to stay out.

This is one image I am ashamed of and I do thanks the ones and the twos and threes. Never thought I would be grateful because this abortion had to be stopped. Thank you all as I hide.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2806
Avg (non-participants): 6.7075
Views since voting: 1330
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 286
Comments: 37
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/20/2006 12:27:38 PM
Well then I guess there are 10 complete idiots on this site and I'm one of them. Even so, I can't imagine lowballing a captivating picture because of artifacts that don't even distract unless you're looking for them.
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01/15/2006 07:35:06 PM
A great Idea and Congrats on your wonderful image finishing in the top 20
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01/12/2006 06:14:17 PM
Okay Graphicfunk, I'm really surprised at you? You are not the type to usually leave such a distracting element as is seen in the bottom left corner.

I thought this was a really nice shot but had to take a point or so off because of that corner. Gave you a (6) bro but would have been an easy (7+).

It just seemed like something that COULD be avoided and should have. Alas....it's life. Nice job still...
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01/11/2006 12:36:48 PM
you shouldnt be so hard on yourself for this shot! i really enjoy it. great perspective.
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01/11/2006 12:09:27 PM
Very nice...!! Congrats on your top 20..!!
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01/11/2006 01:26:32 AM
Congratulations on top 20, Great Photo ..

[Edit to add] Well I just read your description, it's funny how the photo that you consider to be the sloppiest, can still manage to be better than what most of us can do, you are just one talented photographer.

Message edited by author 2006-01-11 01:29:51.
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01/11/2006 12:34:28 AM
As soon as I saw this photo, my very first thought was: "that one is grapicfunk's".
Then i looked at it closer. Still thought that the hand and that wonderful POV looks soooooooo much like it must be his, but Daniel would NEVER submit something like that. There are two MAJOR flaws in this photo, so it couldn't possibly be his.

Couldn't help but smile when I read your words, Daniel.
I can feel your pain, and yet you still made it to 14th place!!!!!
Not bad at all to get 6.5 for something you're not happy about, huh?
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01/11/2006 12:34:27 AM
Funny thing that..... I had this pegged as one of yours when I first saw it, mentioned it to a friend and after a careful study of the image, we both agreed that there was NO WAY this was yours, since there were things in the image that we know full well you would normally have taken care of.

Congrats on your placement Dan, and thanks for throwing me off... hehehehe. The image is indeed quite good, it's just that ... well you know.

Ray
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 09:20:24 PM
7 - Like the perspective. Criticism; difficult, depending what you had to work with, but that bottom left 'something' eliminated, the minor 'something' between '26 and '27' out, as well as the few 'specks' here and there too (but again minor and difficult in basic) would have made this even better in my opinion.
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01/10/2006 07:22:01 PM
Excellent! 10
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01/10/2006 08:47:13 AM
the surreal balance/imbalance of this reminds me of Man Ray.
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01/09/2006 07:04:53 PM
Absolutely love it
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01/09/2006 06:44:02 PM
Nice
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01/09/2006 05:29:11 PM
excellent photo!
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01/08/2006 06:45:13 PM
Good grief, that's one of the best long depths of field I have ever seen. Please share in your photographers comments
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01/07/2006 08:48:52 PM
object in the bottom left is distracting otherwise a really cool shot
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01/07/2006 04:01:54 PM
very dramatic, and unique perspective. You maintained a lot of the detail in the ruler and the hand, and the sepia is working wonderfully with this as well great job
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01/07/2006 01:33:20 AM
Nice. Great DOF.
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01/07/2006 01:22:25 AM
Very strong B/W image of a everyday tool..... It would have been an even greater image, if the small triangle shape hadn't been in the bottom left hand corner.....
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01/06/2006 06:08:46 PM
wow, nice job
very creative and technically very cool.
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01/06/2006 01:02:25 PM
I think we have a winner. I am almost willing to bump down all of my previous tens so this is the only one. The only criticism I can mention is the blurred image in the lower left corner and the other appearance of something between the 27 1/2cm and 26 1/2cm marks on the lower side of the ruler.
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01/05/2006 09:03:42 PM
like the camera angle, and the warm tone?.......
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01/05/2006 07:58:59 PM
the bottom left hand object is distracting and should have been left out,,,great DOF and pin sharpness
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01/05/2006 04:18:40 PM
Wow! Truly interesting perspective. Nice tones. 9.
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01/05/2006 01:18:52 PM
Dang. That's DOF.
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01/05/2006 10:00:13 AM
Super DOF.
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01/04/2006 09:24:28 PM
Measures up fine, but for left hand bottem corner distrcts from subject
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01/04/2006 07:19:48 PM
Nice Job!
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01/04/2006 07:11:20 PM
Love the perspective & detail on this shot. Only distraction is the object in the lower left.
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01/04/2006 04:47:45 PM
I really like the toning and perspective of this one. I think it is a very strong shot. I do find the light area in the lower left and the small lens flare a little distracting, but overall, it is a good shot.
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01/04/2006 02:53:52 PM
Very creative. What is that in the lower corner? DOF is impressive. No blur. Good luck on this.
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01/04/2006 12:38:58 PM
Awesome perspective! Ten!
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01/04/2006 12:32:47 PM
I like the perspective and the choice of sepia tones. Good blacks too.
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01/04/2006 11:46:49 AM
This is a great picture. Excellent idea and great capture. B&W made it too. I don't think you would have had the same effect/affect in color. 10
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01/04/2006 02:13:41 AM
Dramatic.
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01/04/2006 01:52:26 AM
i wish you had done something about the bottom left corner - this shot is very cool, but the distraction of losing the soild back depleats the image somewhat.
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01/04/2006 01:10:30 AM
Good shot, nice DOF ..
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