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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Mar 4, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

Handheld shot of a safe at a nearby security store.

-Cropped/rotated
-Slight perspective correction on left
-Cloned out the band on the price tag
-RGB Curve
-Selected 24 pixel border, feathered 16 pixels
-Filled border selection three times with black to create vignette
-Resize for DPC
-Cloned out some small spots & reflections on dial
-USM at 16%/64 dia TH = 0
-Created selection around dial
-USM 66%/0.6 dia TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 139kb

Statistics
Place: 300 out of 369
Avg (all users): 4.9455
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 4.9219
Avg (non-participants): 4.9865
Views since voting: 697
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 202
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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03/13/2006 01:18:39 AM
Originally posted by e301:

Interesting idea, pretty neatly executed - almost pulls off that effect of seeming to be sunk into the screen - however there's a slight tilt to things - whether real or the result of some illusion, it's enough to disturb the impact of this shot for me - the more disturbing perhaps, for being so slight?

Yup -- I shot it in a bit of a hurry and didn't get quite as squared-up as I thought. I actually did a slight perspective correction (on the left, not the top), but I'm not sure if it was helping or hurting things.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 07:28:51 PM
one of the best (composition-wise) in the challenge 8
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03/11/2006 03:48:10 PM
boring, sorry
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2006 02:53:20 PM
great texture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/09/2006 11:07:47 AM
Good idea, needs to be more focused.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2006 11:17:46 PM
The lines in this picture are not straight ... that is the bottom of the door is on a slant which i found really distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2006 09:03:38 PM
with so many right angles and so many square shapes, you've got to be extra carefull to make sure they all line up. the door isn't parallel with the crop which makes the whole shot seems unstable.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/07/2006 09:57:27 PM
That is definately "safe". Nice focus but not overly interesting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/07/2006 09:20:42 PM
Nice interprtation of the challenge theme; good composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/07/2006 02:15:46 PM
Interesting idea, pretty neatly executed - almost pulls off that effect of seeming to be sunk into the screen - however there's a slight tilt to things - whether real or the result of some illusion, it's enough to disturb the impact of this shot for me - the more disturbing perhaps, for being so slight?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2006 10:30:01 PM
Brilliant!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2006 01:19:35 PM
Nice and square/even. Focus seems just slightly off
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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