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Challenge: Glass II (with a twist) (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Home
Date: Jun 26, 2006
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

My first challenge after a long hiatus (October I believe). Not sure if I'm fully satisfied with this, but I'm entering it anyways. I would prefer if more of the glass was in focus, but I didn't feel like breaking another bulb to reshoot :)

Was lucky my girlfriend wasn't home or else she'd have a fit if she saw me breaking bulbs and leaving them on the floor on purpose. Guess I'll have some explaining to do if she ever sees this :)

PP:
Convert from RAW
Levels
Curves
Brightness/Contrast
Converted to B/W via Channel Mixer
USM

After Challenge:
Can't believe I missed the damn black bar at the top of the shot :( I was so excited to be submitting for a challenge again, I guess I was just focused on the main subject. Thanks everyone for the votes and comments. It's great to be back :)

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 258
Avg (all users): 5.7431
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 5.5545
Avg (non-participants): 5.8449
Views since voting: 805
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 288
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/05/2006 12:27:49 AM
I didn't get all the way through voting :( I sowwy!
I'd have given it an 8, though, for the reasons listed below (I'm too lazy to type my own ;) )
Now... CLEAN THAT UP!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 06:01:41 AM
Evocatively captured. The stark lighting and use of monochrome works well to create a sense of urban blight that goes beyond a mere broken light bulb.
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07/01/2006 09:27:51 PM
I'm going to assume a light bulb was harmed for the making of this picture. It is a compelling picture, though, and I do lie it in B&W.
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07/01/2006 01:11:34 PM
nice sharpness & edgy post-processing. I think I'd get rid of the black line at the top of your photo and / or frame the broken bulb a bit less tight.
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06/30/2006 10:59:06 PM
I like the focus and the contrast on the edge of the glass pieces.
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06/30/2006 03:40:51 AM
After seeing so many light bulbs in this challenge, this is a nice change.
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06/29/2006 09:49:46 PM
LOVE the title and the photo ! GREAT composition and use of b/w ! I think I would crop out the top black area. 9
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06/29/2006 06:54:28 PM
One of the best of the lightbulb entries. Hard to decide if I like the black bar at the top but I think I'm leaning to cropping it out.
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06/29/2006 02:36:47 PM
Captures the feeling and the effect. 7.
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06/29/2006 10:52:14 AM
I think more DOF would have been better. I don't think enough of it is sharp. Also removing the black band at the top is an improvement IMHO. I like the mood created by the black and white treatment.
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06/29/2006 08:09:40 AM
this is great, love it as a b and w...well done
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06/29/2006 07:08:56 AM
very nice. lovely DOF 9
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06/28/2006 12:11:33 PM
Good picture mood
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06/28/2006 12:00:47 PM
the contrast is great
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06/28/2006 09:33:34 AM
good title
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