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Would rather be jumping rope
Would rather be jumping rope

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Challenge: Jump (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Columbus Ohio - my driveway
Date: Apr 8, 2006
Aperture: 5.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2006

I was hoping to take this in the rain and title it "jumping in the rain". But alas, it was quite sunny out.

I tried to enhance the shadows to give a gloomy kind of feel - noone is happy when you need a jump. And I thought the red and copper on the cables would make a good standout contrast to the black and white tones.

Once again - hoping for a 5 - anything better may help out my teammates int he WPL.

Place: 37 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.9722
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 5.6774
Avg (non-participants): 6.1271
Views since voting: 1168
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 180
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/21/2006 10:59:06 AM
Regards from the Critique Club,

This is a neat image - I always like it when someone takes an unusual and creative approach to a challenge topic. I like the use of selective desat, I think that adds some pop to the image. Having the cable lead into the image works well.

The composition is good, but could I suggest a different composition by having the hand and red jumper cable a little farther apart? All of the contrasty parts of the image (Jumper, hand, distributor cap) feel sort of bunched to the upper left. It feels like the lower right half of the image just does not have anything much in it, the battery is featureless enough to act as sort of negative space. Not always bad of course, it just does not feel like it is doing much here. Maybe play with the angles with this in mind and see what you think.

I like the image overall; it is creative, and technically very good as well. Looking forward to seeing future images by you.


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04/17/2006 05:46:53 AM
Excellent photo in all respects. Love the desaturation and the visual impact of the leads and the copper. Good to see an off the wall doing well.
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04/17/2006 12:20:44 AM
Great angles and clarity, and the red and copper really do provide nice contrast. Very nice work!
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04/17/2006 12:10:47 AM
Great job Tim, very different! I like it a lot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/16/2006 09:41:20 PM
Lol. Very nicely captured. Bump.
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04/15/2006 12:46:24 PM
cool shot. did you just desat everything but red?
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04/14/2006 07:42:23 AM
Very clever, especially after seeing endless images of kids/skaters jumping
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04/12/2006 03:00:53 AM
Lateral thinking well done. The image is generally nice and sharp. I am not sure about the focus around the negative terminal but then again it may be my eyes. Nice one.
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04/11/2006 09:01:39 PM
Great job! Very dramatic!
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04/11/2006 05:48:56 PM
very creative - an 8
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04/11/2006 02:20:28 PM
I like the selective desat and treatment on this photo. I'm not sure why, but it makes the photo kind of fun(I know sounds stupid). Well done!
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04/11/2006 02:50:23 AM
Oops just realised this is advanced editing, had to reconsider my vote and comment! Very nice picture!
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04/10/2006 08:52:49 AM
Great title. I had thought of something similar myself. Nice focus and the single sat of red really works. 7
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04/10/2006 01:41:40 AM
xcellent interpretation-7-
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04/10/2006 12:38:47 AM
clever idea...well done
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