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You Pick the Texture?
You Pick the Texture?

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: my house
Date: Jul 19, 2002
Aperture: F4
Shutter: 1/30 Sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2002

I had to put flash on do to our weather but I think it turned out good

Place: 209 out of 218
Avg (all users): 3.6844
Avg (commenters): 4.6818
Avg (participants): 3.8282
Avg (non-participants): 3.4500
Views since voting: 674
Votes: 263
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2002 02:09:00 AM
No, that's your job... open the steel wool and the white puffs and incorporate them into the image (somehow). 3 sjgleah
07/26/2002 08:37:00 PM
You have shown items of different textures, but not really from close enough to capture the texture.
07/26/2002 07:35:00 PM
big selection here.
07/26/2002 12:10:00 PM
interesting array of textures here... I can't say that the image holds a lot of subjective value for me though... = 5 - jmsetzler
07/26/2002 12:05:00 AM
Might be stronger is you took a sample of each material and shot them in close-up without the labels. Disclaimer 1:I read the forums before getting to vote on this. Disclaimer 2: my entry needs about the same treatment...
07/25/2002 02:22:00 PM
I'm sorry to say this, but it looks like you wanted to capture a quick shot of stuff you were selling on E-bay. While these items represent texture, this shot doesn't demonstrate photography skills that I use as criteria to rate pictures. The image is not in focus, and your lighting/flash created glare on the objects.
07/25/2002 02:20:00 PM
Just don't get 'em confused in the bathroom. Nice capture.
07/24/2002 02:32:00 PM
Its nice to have some humour! Good shot.
07/24/2002 02:31:00 PM

Technical Aspects6
Meets Challenge9
Total Score7

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 01:12:00 PM
funny idea - but the lighting is lacking style.
07/24/2002 08:43:00 AM
I don't want to!
07/23/2002 10:01:00 PM
okay this really doesnt show any texture, could definatly been more creative
07/23/2002 09:44:00 AM
All of these products are good choices for texture... I think it would have been more interesting to show more of that texture by coming in closer... For instance, the cotton balls in the back have great texture, but the bag they are in doesn't really have that much. Maybe you should try taking a few out of the bag, putting them on the sand paper (after taking that out of it's package) and take as close up a shot as you can of them... It would be interesting to see this as a before/after post on the forums after the challenge is over. But that's just me...
07/23/2002 08:15:00 AM
white wins ;-) did you try this with less jpeg compression (larger file)? might give you more detail and thus visible texture. 4 beegee
07/23/2002 01:05:00 AM
07/22/2002 09:58:00 PM
I hope these aren't all supposed to be for the same use. ;-)
Cool idea.
07/22/2002 09:28:00 PM
Hehehehehehe. Good use of humor, and good capture of texture. I think since the toilet paper is the brightest, I would have put it in the middle and built the others around it. karmat
07/22/2002 03:57:00 PM
you are pushing your work off on me - picking the texture was YOUR assignment this week! ;) seriously, while the idea is a funny one, the photo itself doesn't do much for me, the items look kind of thrown together. lighting and focus is fine though. -- gr8photos (4)
07/22/2002 03:17:00 PM
lol O'you got them all here.......very creative. Kee
07/22/2002 02:10:00 PM
Certainly meets the challenge of texture, but I don't like the composition, and think that some of the items would have been better arranged without the "wrappers" .
07/22/2002 08:44:00 AM
Very interesting layout. A difuser would have softend the glare from the glossy steel wool bag.
Have you ever had any of the stuff on the right that was better suited to the center and left uses?
07/22/2002 06:50:00 AM
interesting aproach
07/22/2002 05:17:00 AM
then what?... you should have picked it yourself
07/22/2002 12:58:00 AM
Good examples but nor artistic at all

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