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Hard habit to break
Hard habit to break

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Challenge: Failure (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Sydney my backyard
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Macro, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2006

Taken in my backyard on the table.
Crop, Levels, USM, Noise Ninja, Resize.

Place: 47 out of 129
Avg (all users): 5.3620
Avg (commenters): 6.5833
Avg (participants): 5.4898
Avg (non-participants): 5.3256
Views since voting: 620
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 221
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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06/04/2006 06:51:27 PM

::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

First Impression - the most important one:
Its a pity I am an ex-smoker .. I can still smell the stuff.

Works for this picture.

meets the challenge well and truly.

Technical (Colour and light):
Great colour and good use of DOF ... I like that the fags in the background are out of focus as this gives a great impression of trying to quit and failing.

To grow its vote?:
hard to say .. this type of shot works for some and not others ...

I think this is a great second entry .. you have a good eye .. keep using it.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via
the PM system.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2006 08:32:38 AM
Nice choice of DOF, works well here in isolating the subject from an appropriate backround.
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05/29/2006 07:38:00 AM
Try out a b&w version too.
Nice DoF brings out the subject from the backgroung.
I would have left more place on the left and not put the cigarette in the middle, I think it would be more comfortable for the eye.
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05/27/2006 10:13:58 PM
My choice for a definite top 10 finish. Composition, lighting, color and DOF are all right on the money. Well done!
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05/25/2006 11:24:45 AM
great detail on such a small subject but the background somehow takes away form the image
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05/25/2006 01:30:09 AM
Great composition and nice lighting. I also like the depth of field use, but I'd really like to see the back of the ash tray focused and the cig pack left out of focus. I know...too picky. Nice capture and great concept.
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05/24/2006 09:56:40 PM
nice composition and angle
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05/24/2006 06:21:34 PM
Wheres the failure without the title....7
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05/24/2006 05:32:56 PM
AMEN Brother.
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05/24/2006 04:03:50 PM
Great idea..and good photo. Your cigarette doesn't blend well with the background though.
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05/24/2006 02:31:21 PM
Nice DOF.
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05/24/2006 12:53:57 PM
Nice focus.
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05/24/2006 12:00:39 PM
Super focus and use of depth of field. Well done!
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05/24/2006 03:31:07 AM
Rich tones, spot-on focus, and a great subject. I like it! :)
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