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After life for a clock-"a memory in a picture"
After life for a clock-"a memory in a picture"

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Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Pretoria
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

I dont really believe in "afterlife", I believe in "life". If you would ask me which was more important, 80-90 years or an eternaty, I would think the latter. Therefore "life" is actually "pre-life" and "afterlife" is "life". I and most other people believe there is a place that is good and a place that is bad, heaven and hell if you will. These two places meet in one place, earth (our universe). So I came to the conclusion that we are on earth to deside where we want to live, bad or good, and who we want to take with us there. Well thats my opinion...
As for the picture, a clock obiously wont go to a bad or good place so, after it "lived" its "life" it will exist in a memory captured on a photograph or in the mind!
Thanks for reading this and allowing me to share my opinion with you guys...and girls!

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03/21/2006 04:24:40 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.
Challenge: This shot meets the challenge in your view of it, and I can make the connection to a concept of 'Afterlife' for this watch.
Composition: The framing and placement of the spring are well done in this shot. The lighting difficulties noted below detract from the detail, but with some work this shot could be produced in a very inviting way.
Color/Lighting: I see this photograph as being somewhat dark, and therefore ultimately seeming very flat. Part of this effect is from the shallow focus in the shot, but I believe that the lack of sufficient light makes it difficult to really see what you are shooting.
Clarity: The focus in this shot is very soft on the watch spring, while the foreground portion of the table is very clearly in focus. The depth of field in this shot is too shallow in my opinion - my guess is that you were attempting to shoot this in macro, which really works better for nature than for darkly lit shots such as this one.
Overall: This shot is a creative take on the challenge topic, but I think it could have been executed better by adding more light to the shot, and cropping rather than zooming in on the subject. The one other comment I will make is that it is much easier to critique a shot if I know what you did to take it - look at some of the other shots in the challenge to see this type of information - type of lighting (table light, overhead or shining from the side, inside/outside, and any steps taken following the shot to enter it - crop, colors, etc.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2006 07:19:22 PM
interesting, but focus is very hard to find, and seems to be on onthing.
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