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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: My apartment
Date: Jul 15, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2002

The surface of scissors... real close up.

Place: 106 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.2007
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 5.1509
Avg (non-participants): 5.2727
Views since voting: 719
Votes: 269
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:44:00 AM
I don't think that a small DOF works well in this challenge, including here.
07/28/2002 09:08:00 AM
There is too much area out of focus. Distracting.
07/28/2002 01:24:00 AM
This is very interesting. I like the DOF, works well here as does the golden colors. Although it may be intentional, I think it is a little too much contrastry/sharp. Perhaps it was done to emphasize the 'texture', but I don't think it needed it. Still great photo!! 8
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07/27/2002 02:14:00 AM
I don't understand the context... can't give it a high rating even thought it meets the challenge and I like the color and texture, if i don't get it. 3 sjgleah
07/25/2002 01:37:00 PM
As far as meeting the challenge, your example of texture is good. The technique is good, while I am not a fan of the "band of focus". I don't like the "wallpaper" effect of shooting the item to take up the entire field, and the photo doesn't really capture my interest. I look for more creativity.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/25/2002 12:59:00 PM
wonderful detail and I really like the color combination here...9 hokie
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07/25/2002 12:12:00 AM
nice texture and colour, but is that shallow DOF for the bottom left and upper right sides, or what is it blurred?
07/24/2002 03:19:00 PM

Technical Aspects7
Meets Challenge9
Total Score8

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!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 03:03:00 PM
Love the shallow DOF on this - really works well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 04:44:00 AM
this is some cool stuff going on here
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07/24/2002 12:51:00 AM
The way the focus falls off on both sides is very distracting to me.
07/24/2002 12:19:00 AM
In Focus - 6, Lighting - 8, Color Levels - 4, DOF - 6 , Interesting Composition - 2, Interesting Subject - 2 >>> Tech Scores = 6, Subject Scores = 2, Final Score = 4, (Looks like too much sharpening and saturation adjustments... I think you were trying to acheive the focus effect so I gave some leeway there)... RLS
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2002 09:28:00 PM
ruffles have ridges ?
07/23/2002 07:10:00 PM
Not bad, the rough center interests me the most.
07/23/2002 03:43:00 PM
I bet you get loads of negative comments because of the selective focus in this, right? well, I do, and I'd say my shot is somewhat similar. I love the composition and detail in the crisp area of the picture and think it's great for texture. 8 beegee
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2002 03:03:00 AM
i love how the depth of field creates a leading line. very cool!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 08:42:00 PM
Not enough depth of field.
07/22/2002 08:02:00 PM
I see a nice texture, a lot of out of focus areas, have no idea what this is and it does not offer great variety or interest.
07/22/2002 05:26:00 PM
I am not sure what this is but it is very effective
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 04:59:00 PM
Very interesting DOF trick. I like it, quite unusual, but for a purpose.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 03:15:00 PM
Nice I like this...Kee
07/22/2002 02:28:00 PM
Interesting depth of field issue on this photo... good abstract... = 5 - jmsetzler
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 02:28:00 PM
that depth of focus might be a bit too selective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 01:49:00 PM
very interesting, is it wood?
07/22/2002 06:31:00 AM
nice and abstract

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