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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: orlando
Date: Mar 1, 2006
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2006


Place: 157 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.5625
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4504
Avg (non-participants): 5.7532
Views since voting: 935
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 208
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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03/18/2006 02:44:50 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club,

First off, this is your entry in the 'Square Crop' challenge, and it fits the challenge quite well, as it is indeed a square crop :-) The first impression that I get from the shot is nice vivid colors and good technicals. Focus and lighting are good. The bright colors grab my attention quickly, but then I find my interest waning fairly quickly. In other words, a technically well done shot, but lacking that ever elusive 'wow' factor everyone is always talking about. I see no glaring flaws. The shadows that are present I feel actually add to the image. There does seem to be some green on the edge of the yellow die (a reflection it looks like), but that is very minor.

The composition is ok. Maybe a slightly looser crop/framing could be a little stronger, allowing just a little space for the subject to 'breath'. A thing to perhaps try, would be to set the dice in a more 'ordered' fashion. Maybe going for some symmetry, which seems to often work very well in the square crop format.

Any post processing you did seems fine. The shot's general appearance looks good. No flaws, good color management and all. The image obviously doesn't look heavily edited or anything.

Your score is certainly not bad on this one. I think this is an image that could be more appreciated by fans of the macro genre. Technically well done, but a tough subject to get a "wow" from people across the board. I would think this is the only thing that held your score to the mid '5's. The bright colors I think are definitely a big strong point in the presentation.

Hope you find at least some food for thought in my opinion. If you have any questions or comments or wish to discuss this at all, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Shooting,
taterbug :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 10:07:31 AM
interesting. i'm not sure about the line in the background.
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03/11/2006 02:01:04 AM
Nice macro, great color, well framed.
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03/10/2006 07:13:32 PM
Wonder light and colors!
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03/08/2006 03:28:32 PM
Wonderful luminance, vivid color, good contrast and whimsical composition. Love it.
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03/08/2006 01:23:30 PM
Gorgeous! I love dice, and I love the way you captured color and depth so well.
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03/08/2006 01:09:21 PM
Lots of good technical things - especially colour and light; I find the composition a bit lumpy, perhaps cropped a touch too close? For a subject that's not intrinsically very interesting, I don't think you've managed to add the necessary magic: but it's entirely competent nevertheless.
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03/07/2006 12:57:49 PM
good exposre and color, only thing i would suggest is cleaning up the image just a bit, at least with the yellow dice, it is a little dirty (black specks) but that is of little consequence, good image
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03/07/2006 03:11:06 AM
Strong lighting and focus.
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03/07/2006 12:28:55 AM
cool shot 7
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