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White ball side pocket - Langdon Feb 2002
White ball side pocket - Langdon Feb 2002

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Lens: Panasonic DMW-LTZ10 1.5x Teleconverter
Location: Porirua Club
Date: Mar 22, 2006
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2006

A parody of Langdons winning shot - way back when ... was fun took over an hour in set up .. and many on everything else ...

The problem being every pool hall is different .. worked with what I had ...I even wworked to get the exact dimensions of the crop right ... damn that was hard.

Contrast plus 25
Brightness plus 25
Convert to jpg
Neat image
went to bed..
woke up
went to work

opps stop there. :)

Place: 120 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.3980
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1512
Avg (non-participants): 5.5826
Views since voting: 1413
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 201
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/01/2006 11:36:06 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First up, what a great take on one of Langdon's top photos. The reversal of the white ball and black ball work a treat.

Two things strike me straight away as to why this photo placed where it did. One would be the photo looks dark (on my monitor anyway) and two the focus looks soft!

The crop is almost spot on and has worked well. It would of been nice to get a lot more light on the 8 ball to really make it stand out though, especially where the number is located and this is where I feel the photo has suffered the most. A much brighter image would of done wonders.

As I mentioned about the focus, it looks soft around where the main focal point should be, that being the figure 8 on the ball. The lack of light may make this appear worse than it is perhaps? I found it strange that no one else mentioned the focus in your comments...maybe I'm getting old? ;)

To be honest, I prefer the colour in your photo to Langdon's original (I feel a site ban coming on). The felt colour is a lot nicer on yours.

All up, it was a good effort but the voters didn't click to it. You've got some nice photos in your portfolio and I'm sure it won't be long until we see you featuring higher up the results table. Well done and best of luck with future challenges.

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03/31/2006 12:32:20 AM
Awesome parody. <3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2006 11:03:45 AM
This is way better than the original ..(Im joking) but still good for an 8
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03/26/2006 02:04:05 PM
love the angle,focus point and greeness!
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03/25/2006 07:45:24 PM
Nice reverse take on Langdon's blue, but somehow I don't think you'll score an 8.6. : ) Nothng against your image, mind you, it's just that times have changed. You have real nice DOF, but it just seems a little dark, as the 8 ball seems to blend into the background.
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03/24/2006 09:50:17 PM
Hay!! You play like me. Nice tribute.
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03/24/2006 10:11:23 AM
Nice shot, but it looks underexposed to me.
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03/24/2006 03:35:17 AM
Good attempt. It's a little dark though but focus and composition is good.
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03/24/2006 02:11:20 AM
a bit too dark
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03/24/2006 01:49:19 AM
The original was rigged. ;-)
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