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Dirty Old Knobs
Dirty Old Knobs

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rhythm II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Apr 28, 2006
Aperture: f2.2
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2006

An old PA.

Place: 79 out of 208
Avg (all users): 5.6828
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.3377
Avg (non-participants): 5.8600
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 227
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/16/2006 01:20:29 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

First off, always try to include some info about the shot in the Photographer's Comments section. An old PA doesn't give us much insight into how you prepared this shot. It really helps out when we know what the photographer was thinking and what equipment/lighting/etc. were used, especially when you request a critique.

Camera Work/Technical: This image is nicely seen, and well captured. I like your depth of field use that isolates the front few knobs. The exposure looks nice, and you captured a great tonal range.

Lighting: The lighting seems very nice, with each knob holding its own catchlight.

Composition/Content: Great point of view. I like the tilted composition that you used here, and the rhythmic rows of knobs work well to lead the viewer's eye deep into the frame.

My Opinion: I think that this one scored close to its potential. While this is a very nice photograph, it lacks the wow factor to propel it into higher scores. Voters here look at each image a for a very small amount of time. There are usually about 600 or so images to vote on each week, so it really takes a powerful image to grab the average voter and keep them longer. Vivid colors and strong contrast tend to do better in most challenges. Scoring this one, I would have given it a 6. I think that it is an above average photograph, but needs something else to grab a voter's attention.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2006 12:11:43 PM
Thank you all for your votes and comments. This actually did much better than I thought it would!

To answer your question ihartnv9000, yes they were, and thanks for noticing!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 09:09:20 PM
were the knobs in any specifc pattern when you took the picture?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2006 07:51:37 AM
I like this one a lot. I'd hate to be in control of that, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 02:12:00 PM
Yes, very "vintage", and right for me the B/W option. Here is my 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2006 08:59:36 AM
Nice choice of angle. the B&W does it justice as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2006 12:47:06 AM
Great job...love old dirty things...B&W works well
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 08:38:46 AM
Very nice execution. Would have liked a slightly shallower DOF, but this is not bad.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 08:04:03 AM
this would have deserved some toning and a nice frame to get a matching vintage look IMO -still 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 04:53:18 AM
And on and on...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 12:42:48 AM
Makes me think of an old textbook.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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