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Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Randolph AFB
Date: Apr 21, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Military
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2006

This is a sculpture at Randolph Air Force Base. The shot was taken late in the day, when the sky was very blue. I actually prefer the negative to the positive. Inverted using curves, slight tweaks in hue/sat, resized, added border. USM thrown in there twice.

Unedited, resized original:
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Statistics
Place: 13 out of 438
Avg (all users): 6.3785
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.2541
Avg (non-participants): 6.5435
Views since voting: 2868
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 214
Comments: 44
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/04/2006 10:06:36 AM
Lovely IR.. Great control of exposure.. and composition.. thumbs up.. :)
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08/26/2006 08:37:16 AM
Everytime I see this image in your portfolio, I think to myself, that gee, this is such a strong image, as it has so much impact, and great leading lines. It is a very powerful negitive, as negitives are often softer in appearance. Well done, and I really love this one. I voted high on this one, but had to add another comment, as I have seen it often lately, when commeenting of your other images in your wonderful portfolio.

Message edited by author 2006-08-26 08:38:42.
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05/29/2006 07:25:28 PM
This image grabs you. The change in hues, rather than being a gimick, enhances the viewing experience. Great work. Voted - but took too long to comment!
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05/29/2006 02:55:03 AM
This is a wonderful shot. The negative effect is striking, to say the least. I'm sorry I missed it during voting, but I would have given it top marks.
(See how it looks without the trees.)
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05/19/2006 11:44:39 PM
This is a great shot. I agree that it looks better as a negative. I didn't vote in this challenge, but I would have given it an 9.
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05/06/2006 12:36:07 PM
This blows the positive away. Excellent work and eye to see this before it was there...
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05/05/2006 11:06:45 AM
~Trading Post~

This is a great example of where the negative is a lot more dynamic than the positive. First of all, congrats on the 2nd best score to date.

The inversion has really brought out the textures in the marble (?) of the sculptures. The colours are very bold and contrasting. This all adds together to make a really bold, cool, graphical image.
The thing that distracts here imo is the background - it gives context with the inversion, but detracts from the very graphical style of the photo. I'd like to see a lower angle, so that the trees disappear into the horizon, and are barely noticeable.

Other than that, you've caught it at a good time of day light-wise - I love how the shadows on the righthand faces give the bold, contrasting white outline in negative. Overall, great image, good work, well done etc.
Keep it up, its an honour to critique :)
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05/05/2006 06:26:22 AM
I like the sharp clarity against the empty sky. It gives a stark power which, for this sculpture with its particular meaning, is very effective. The only change I might have liked is a shallower DOF to really bring it out alone against the bit of background. That's very minor, though.
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05/05/2006 03:23:30 AM
Wonderful picture. Love the background and the diagonal lines. I have no idea how to improve on this. : )
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05/04/2006 03:30:38 PM
Great job here buddy! Second highest score to date! I'm sure there will be more coming soon! Keep up the good work!
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05/04/2006 03:56:26 AM
Congratulations with the to 20 result with this.

I notice the feedback you received from DanSig. I would agree with the idea about the wide lens and stormy clouds, however I feel the sky does work very well in the negative and adds to the feel of this picture.

I disagree with his view about direct representation of art. If this had been in the “positive” that would be a fair comment, but by reversing the colours I feel that you have moved away from an art representation and into an abstract.
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05/03/2006 08:57:19 PM
this is a very interesting image, but still it should have beeb DQ'ed because photographing artwork as the main subject of the photograph is against the rules.. I think...

but it's not my job to judge that..

the image could be improved a bit.. maby not this particular shot, but some pinters to use if you shoot this subject again...

the image would benefit from a wider lens, the sculpture takes up too much space to the sides in the image, the sky is not interesting, for a negative image some really dark stormclouds would have been great, the horizon if well placed at the bottom of the image, that´s about the only thing interesting in the image

try shooting again with these pointers and see if you like the result.
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05/03/2006 05:38:52 PM
hello,

i really liked this one. this shot is great. the sky is good, you got the detail in the "subject", it was not something that everyone else is doing.

great photography. well deserved placement. congratulations.
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05/03/2006 02:45:33 PM
Really just a beautiful image that truly works well in negative. Colours are outstanding, and the sculpture, of course, makes for a fantastic composition. I think the shot was well taken and the subject perfectly placed. A slight distraction for me is the far background of trees. Had the left, taller ones not been in view, maybe I wouldn't notice so much. Overall, very lovely! Congratulations.
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05/03/2006 12:44:14 PM
Trading Post...
This is a really cool image in negative! The colors are fantastic. Congrats on your second highest finish as well. I couldn't give you anything to improve this, I like it as is. I didn't vote on this challenge but probably would have given it a 9 or 10.
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05/03/2006 12:28:40 PM
[[Trading Post]]
Wow. This is an absolutely gorgeous example of the negative image technique, and I'm surprised you didn't fare even better than you did. I can't offer a doggone bit of advice as to improving; it would have been a definite 10 if I had voted on this challenge. Congrats on a great score :)
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05/03/2006 12:12:20 PM
Nice placing! And congrats on a second best personal score. :)
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05/03/2006 11:48:04 AM
Very nice! Congrats!

p.s. I used to live on that base back in the early 80's

Message edited by author 2006-05-03 11:48:30.
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05/03/2006 07:50:31 AM
I knew this one would finish strong!! Congratulations Deb! Top 15! This was one of my favorites in this challenge!! This is an awesome photo!!!
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05/03/2006 06:53:18 AM
First off - congrats on your top 15 photo. Well done. THere were so many shots that did NOT work well in this challenge. Yours was far from it. Great colors, cool textures on the statue and the background looks great. You have a well balanced, well done shot here. (Pushing you out of the middlin again).
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05/03/2006 02:45:26 AM
Way to go! I'm glad I gave this one a 9.
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05/03/2006 01:45:08 AM
--Trading Post Comment--
Top 15 finish, very well-done. I think shifting more to your right and cropping off some more of the left would have made it even better. My favorite element in the shot is the texture that the metal sculptures revealed in negative. Very well seen and nicely executed. Congrats on the top 15!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 11:16:50 PM
Great subject...the colors work very well.
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05/02/2006 05:48:30 PM
The colors seem to be from a comic vignette! Nice. I would have cropped the planes.
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05/02/2006 02:51:28 PM
Lovely picture, I hope this does very well. The colors are fantastic and I like the details shown in each of the planes.
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05/02/2006 11:50:08 AM
Very interesting image you got there ! Well done ! I love the gradient yellow sky.
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05/01/2006 08:59:08 PM
Amazing - great work. Definately in the top 20.
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04/30/2006 03:14:42 PM
fantastic capture the graphic quality is outstanding
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04/30/2006 02:08:37 PM
Great shot, doesnt even seem like a photograph.
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04/29/2006 11:06:21 PM
The dark against the yellow sky is very effective.
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04/29/2006 10:16:51 AM
Beautiful graphic image. Good choice of subject for this challenge.
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04/28/2006 10:26:48 PM
hey... isn't this at Randolph AFB?
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04/28/2006 04:08:27 PM
Excellent!
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04/28/2006 09:48:20 AM
Great composition. Great choice of subject for a negative image. Really cool inverted colors. I really felt that something that was more graphic art in nature would perform well in this challenge, and look what rose to the top(IMO).
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04/27/2006 03:07:51 PM
Wow at the colors. It doesn't even look real. Very nicely composed. One of a few 10s in this challenge.
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04/27/2006 02:56:15 PM
i love the contrast in the colors and shapes. nice.
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04/27/2006 07:42:19 AM
this is fantastic...hope it does well for you
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04/26/2006 11:06:56 PM
just amazing! top pick for me.
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04/26/2006 07:00:43 PM
Very creative image. Nicely captures and presented.
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04/26/2006 11:46:52 AM
It looks very futuristic. Excellent combination of colors and subject. Very modern and abstract, I like it!
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04/26/2006 10:30:25 AM
WOW!!! This photo is so powerful! As striking a monument as this is, I have to think it looks even more amazing as a negative image than in true form. This is a standout in this challenge in my opinion!!!
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04/26/2006 05:28:06 AM
as a positive, the subject wouldn't be as half as good, nice graphic work!
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04/26/2006 04:36:47 AM
"WOW" another striking image here.....
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04/26/2006 01:38:30 AM
Excellent, this one will be one of the top ones!
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