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Challenge: The 80s (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: St. Catharines Ontario canada
Date: Feb 15, 2006
Aperture: F 9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: .5 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2006

Heart Album Cover

Statistics
Place: 94 out of 101
Avg (all users): 4.5620
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 4.1034
Avg (non-participants): 4.7065
Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 242
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
03/02/2006 03:23:22 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I will take all the comments and build from them. Jae
03/02/2006 03:26:31 AM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First Impression:

It's a nice shot, but it lacks any real 'punch'. I feel that the shot has been cropped a little too close to have enough impact.

Lighting:

Seems ok, although it is quite hard to tell. There are no patches that look odd, so in that respect it is adequate.

Focus/DoF:

Good creative use of DoF - although I would prefer to see the text more in focus. It seems to me that the focus is sitting right at the top of the 'H' and it is a little hard on the eyes.

Colour:

Again, there is nothing here that jumps out as either good or bad. There seems to be a good balance on the whole, and it looks to be an accurate representation of the real object.

Composition:

I notice there are some comments regarding the black corners, and suggestions they be cropped out. Looking at the photo, I'm not sure that's possible, but I would have preferred to see the writing a little higher in the photo. This could also have helped with your focus too.

Subject/Meeting the Challenge:

It feels 80's to me. I note there are also comments regarding the potential representation of artwork - I *think* you are in the clear with this due to the focus and composition, but it is a grey area, in my opinion.

Final thoughts: I would suggest, that when you ask to have an image commented on by the Critique Club, you include your camera settings and give us a little hint in the Photographers Comments column of what your thoughts/intentions were when you took the photo.

Mark
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2006 12:15:47 AM
Nice image, lighting looks okay and the focus seems to be good, but I can't tell where the photographer's creativity came in here. To me it looks like a picture of an album cover (which I could easily be wrong about but may be against the rules?) so in general its a nice image but I don't see much soul to it and it doesn't really draw me in. I gave a 4
02/22/2006 11:25:54 AM
heart rocks
02/21/2006 10:45:56 PM
The very first song I danced to with my now husband/then boyfriend 'Alone' by Heart. :-)
02/21/2006 09:16:49 AM
For me, this borders on the edge of the Literal Artwork rules... there's a bit of creativity with the dof, but it's mostly just a shot of an album cover. Perhaps adding the cassette/record that came with it in a creative arrangement?
02/21/2006 04:54:36 AM
Would have cropped the black areas at the corners out, ok pic though
02/20/2006 11:59:42 AM
This is just a close-up of someone else's art. You should have included some other objects and made it a still-life.
02/20/2006 11:01:35 AM
This is a great composition. The DOF is awsome.
02/20/2006 03:17:31 AM
The iamge loses impact through lack of size.
02/20/2006 01:52:26 AM
not sure this will qualify...sorry
02/20/2006 12:40:05 AM
Isn't taking a picture of a picture against challenge rules? I will still vote as if it isn't: dull color but a good use of DOF. - 4


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