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Filling The Frame
Filling The Frame

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Challenge: Fill the Frame (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Oklahoma
Date: Jul 23, 2003
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Snapshot, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2003

My play on words while trying to remain within the Challenge theme. I did some minor cropping and used auto levels in Photoshop. This is my first Challenge entry.

Place: 53 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.6957
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4444
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 1235
Votes: 138
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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08/10/2003 04:05:48 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Well, I'm going to start out by saying one thing: I personally dislike "Play on Words" photos. That's just me, and I don't represent DPC in any way.

What I like: For being a hardy-har-har type photo, this is actually pretty good. The frame and pitcher are both pleasing and interesting pieces, and the water background adds great depth (no pun intended) to the photo.

What I don't like: First, the photo is too small. With your soopa-camera, you should be able to submit a 640x480 image easily. Secondly, the color is washed out. This wouldn't be so noticeable except for the hand in the photo -- it definitely looks shadowed. Try not using auto-levels in Photoshop -- it's a mathematical calculation. Try instead manually adjusting the levels to see the variations. It's very cool. (In one of my "How'd They Do That?"s I mention my hatred of auto-levels -- here's a link.)

Overall, a great start. Welcome to DPC and keep at it.

08/04/2003 07:26:00 AM
Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave comments! I agree with everyone that it should be a little larger, but I was finding it very difficult to resize the file and found the tutorial that a few people pointed me to not very helpful. I'm thankful for those of you who had a sense of humor and were able to laugh! ;-)

Message edited by author 2003-08-04 17:17:46.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2003 11:46:51 PM
It looks great. I like your idea. Nice reflection off the water.
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08/03/2003 04:38:04 PM
I like the way you've done this, but two things spoil it: 1) the hand, 2) the shape of the frame, which lets you see the background. Plus the whole thing is too small.
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08/03/2003 04:35:58 PM
very funny interesting shot
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08/02/2003 11:19:54 PM
This is my favorite picture this week! Great idea and nice composition. - 9
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08/02/2003 02:27:44 PM
you must be interesting to know.. very unusual concept.. done quite well.
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07/31/2003 08:05:56 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. A good image, but a) too small and b) meets challenge in a way that many voters are likely to dislike. But what do I know...I like it.
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07/30/2003 12:19:15 PM
07/30/2003 10:43:03 AM
Unique. I really like the idea. A slight gripe............frame should be straightened.8
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07/30/2003 01:59:46 AM
Hahahaha, pretty funny!! Nice touch with the water reflection below the frame!
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07/29/2003 02:46:03 AM
he he, thanks for the laugh! Now this is really a literal meaning to the topic, well done!
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07/28/2003 11:52:02 PM
Lol...funny. Good idea and well done.
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07/28/2003 09:31:08 PM
Points for cute!
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07/28/2003 07:47:06 PM
Good Idea... one of a few in this Challenge...I did in fact think of this same Bit...lol... Interesting...6
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07/28/2003 01:09:54 PM
I wish that there was no hand in the pic and that you had cropped bit more on the top and right, but I do really like the frame looks filled with water, nice one.
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07/28/2003 10:18:27 AM
Great interpretation! Very clever...
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07/28/2003 10:09:58 AM
Most clever!
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07/28/2003 08:25:47 AM
Very funny! Thanks for the humour. I particularly like the water effect (?) in the background
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07/28/2003 12:27:39 AM
LOL very cute, would loved to have seen this just a little larger though!
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