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Chains R Us
Chains R Us

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Date: Jul 18, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2002


Place: 116 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.1542
Avg (commenters): 5.6154
Avg (participants): 5.0724
Avg (non-participants): 5.2772
Views since voting: 972
Votes: 253
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/29/2002 12:46:00 AM
Please see my comments on this: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.asp?IMAGE_ID=3775 shot for how I feel about this one, too. Everything I say there applies to this as well. Excellent work, as usual, Arni.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:05:00 PM
great shot. very nice depth of field and great use of black and white. i really like this.
07/27/2002 10:45:00 PM
Good idea, but too much of the area is out of focus.
07/27/2002 11:42:00 AM
i like the back and white, it is a strong composition. the shallow depth of field works for me, but i'm sure others have commented unfavorably. if everything was in sharp focus the image would lack depth, imo. i do wish the links had more visible "grit", and thus showed a little more texture. ~mcmruma
Meets Challenge...6
07/26/2002 06:32:00 PM
Pure texture... also creates a good emotional atmosphere... B/W is perfect for this subject considering the theme.
07/26/2002 03:00:00 PM
I love this photo, I give it a 10. Only thing is the title-this photo warrants something a little more for a title. This photo is intriguing. Great job!!
07/26/2002 10:54:00 AM
This photo is a very good idea. I think this photo had quite a great potential as well. I think the depth of field in this one could use a little bit of work to improve the overall image. There is a very small plane of focus in this image and it seems that the majority of the subject area here is out of focus. If you go to the LEARN link here on DPC and choose TUTORIALS, there is a GREAT photography tutorial there called "Classical Photo Course" that contains some great information on depth of field and how you can control it... It also shows some great examples of where different levels of depth of field work well.... good luck :) = 7 - jmsetzler
07/25/2002 10:48:00 PM
good composition, focus
07/25/2002 01:07:00 PM
love the limited depth of field and use of black and white..found myself wanting jsut a bit more detail on the chain surface to give it a 10..but a very solid 9 for sure...hokie
07/25/2002 11:00:00 AM
uh, this would've been one of my tops if there would've been more focus in this one. i understand that you may have chosen the shallow DOF, but i feel there's too much OOF in here fighting for my attention. sorry. the composition of the chain links is great. is there a chance for you to go back and reshoot? or do you have other versions with larger DOF? -- gr8photos (5)
07/24/2002 04:36:00 PM

Technical Aspects4
Meets Challenge5
Total Score5

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07/24/2002 01:24:00 PM
8. smaller apperture, more depth of field!
07/23/2002 11:50:00 PM
I love your composition and your B/W conversion. This photo would be amoung my favorites if it had the very large depth of field it requires. With our digital cameras, this probably wouldn't be possible. (If I were doing it I'd use a 4 x 5 view camera with the tilts and swings and probably stop down to f 45 or so.) Eventually, we get to the point where we can't express our ideas with our equipment and have to look for another angle.
07/23/2002 01:13:00 PM
it would have been better with an all around tighter focus. but i know hard it can be to achieve that perfect focus. this could have been an excellent shot, but the focus issue only makes it mediocre
07/23/2002 07:38:00 AM
I think the shallow DOF works well for this shot, but the texture isn't a very strong component here to me. 5 beegee
07/23/2002 01:40:00 AM
Nice mood, but the depth of field is a bit shallow
07/23/2002 12:45:00 AM
Try to open your angle
07/22/2002 08:21:00 PM
Too little depth of field.
07/22/2002 03:44:00 PM
The composition and contrast makes this a really potentially interesting shot. But the depth of field just distracts.
07/22/2002 02:44:00 PM
More out of focus than not. Try a smaller aperture, unless this is the outcome you where looking for. Nice concept - 6
07/22/2002 12:51:00 PM
Nice depth of field. works well to give some atmosphere.
07/22/2002 09:50:00 AM
Focus needs work,but great idea.
07/22/2002 03:01:00 AM
nice photo. the title sounds like some sort kinky store. maybe I shouldn't have said that... anyways, nice contrast between the chains and the background. a larger depth of field might have been nice, but you probably did that on purpose.
07/22/2002 02:57:00 AM
Great B&W
07/22/2002 01:29:00 AM
I like the idea but there is too much DOF and not enough in focus. This would be a great texture photo if all or most was in focus.
07/22/2002 01:00:00 AM
This pic isn't very sharp and not enough contrast. Sorry
07/22/2002 12:10:00 AM
very unique, and cool

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