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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: Home
Date: Jul 17, 2002
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2002

Macro of a cheap cat toy. Converted to b&w (the feather is bright yellow), rotated, cropped, contrast etc adjusted and sharpened.

Place: 4 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.7165
Avg (commenters): 7.8485
Avg (participants): 6.7355
Avg (non-participants): 6.6869
Views since voting: 2589
Votes: 254
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)

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07/29/2002 06:43:00 PM
good job :)
07/29/2002 05:32:00 PM
Beautiful shot Fran - just missed a ribbon!
07/29/2002 12:22:00 AM
thank you all for the kind comments and votes. i really liked my photo this week but never expected it to do this well. for those who wanted to see the color version, you can check it out under the texture challenge at the link below. i suspect you will like the b&w version better ...

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 03:44:00 PM
this is excellent representation of texture... I like the diagonal as well... This diagonal is almost too perfect... I would like it better if the diagonal didn't hit the corners so perfectly... good shot :) = 9 - jmsetzler
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07/27/2002 10:10:00 PM
great closeup, nice lights and darks, balances well despite the diagonal slicing from corner to corner
07/27/2002 11:15:00 AM
This is a nice capture of a feather's texture.8
07/27/2002 12:15:00 AM
Wonderful composition and texture. Especially enjoy how the light reflects differently between the upper and lower areas. Excellent focus and the choice of black and white really works well for me also. Great! LanSnake 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2002 06:12:00 PM
EXCELLENT!!!! This could very well be this week's winner!!! 10 from me. Don't know what else to say - Just simply beautiful!!!
07/26/2002 03:57:00 PM
b&w is not doing this justice
07/26/2002 12:12:00 PM
Nice diagonals. Would like to see more overall photograph depth. 7 nards656
07/26/2002 12:00:00 PM
Great take!
07/26/2002 10:53:00 AM
I just love that you did this in B&W, it's very nice. Good work. Kee
07/25/2002 02:09:00 PM
All I can say is 'Wow!' Beautifully done.
07/25/2002 08:15:00 AM
I would have liked to se this in color. Nice texture effect.
07/24/2002 08:18:00 PM
nicely done mid 1920's feel...
07/24/2002 03:26:00 PM
wow.. great close up.
07/24/2002 03:02:00 PM
Very detailed subject, technically excellent, well composed with the use of the diagonal and great variety of texture and contrast, beautiful black and white....10..hokie
07/24/2002 02:39:00 PM

Technical Aspects8
Meets Challenge10
Total Score9

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

07/24/2002 02:33:00 PM
Good detail. The shot is filled very well.
07/24/2002 11:36:00 AM
strong image, i like it very much and it looks great in b&w. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...8
07/24/2002 10:33:00 AM
Wow! Very cool picture. Scores on all levels for me.
07/23/2002 01:14:00 PM
The intriguing thing about this shot is the corner-to-corner hard line separating the soft feathers. Unfortunately, the shadows in the upper left are vague and do not contribute to depth, though the harsh centre shadow does this quite well. I'm not fond of the lighting in this shot and it also flattens the image somewhat. Moving the shadow line so it does not equally divide the shot would have added some depth I think and allow more feather to be featured.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2002 11:30:00 AM
Beautiful! I really wish those gaps weren't there on the lower right, but you still get an 8. :-)
07/23/2002 04:23:00 AM
Perhaps the coloured version would look better?
07/23/2002 04:17:00 AM
great pic
07/23/2002 02:19:00 AM
nice leading line
07/23/2002 12:52:00 AM
great composition and very dramatic in color selection
07/22/2002 09:58:00 PM
excellent job of using macro. the bottom of the photo appears washed out. a different lighting may help
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 09:35:00 PM
I think you've done well with every element of this picture. good texture too. karmat
07/22/2002 06:38:00 PM
Ab fab! This is actually how I wanted my feather shot to come out! Very nice. One of my four tens this week! Great job! 10 Swash
07/22/2002 05:46:00 PM
I find this a nice view of a common subject. The extremely tight crop works well and the detail is very good. I also think tha the lighting is spot on. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 01:10:00 PM
beautiful comp!
07/22/2002 12:06:00 PM
beautiful...great image all around. I'd like a little more contrast, I think. But I think that might blow out the bottom half a little. 9 Lisa
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 12:00:00 PM
very nice...clear, interesting, good perspective.
07/22/2002 09:49:00 AM
Great "texture"; I like the black and white, and the composition.
07/22/2002 04:14:00 AM
nice optical illusions created from this shot, very nice macro shot.
07/22/2002 02:14:00 AM
REALLY nice !!!!! = 9 Shiiizzzam

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