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Chained to the Dream
Chained to the Dream

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-700UZ
Location: Dining Room
Date: Jul 19, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1/30
Shutter: 133
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2002


Place: 141 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.9275
Avg (commenters): 6.1600
Avg (participants): 4.7840
Avg (non-participants): 5.1600
Views since voting: 686
Votes: 262
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 04:54:00 PM
this is an interesting black and white... I love the composition, but it loosk a little over processed.. i'm not sure if it's sharpness or level adjustments... = 7 - jmsetzler
07/27/2002 11:15:00 PM
This would almost fit in with the corporate challenge too. As for the texture challenge it sure fits. Those old rusty chains...real good. A concept is expressed here and done well. Concepts are challenging and you pulled it off. Nice job!
07/27/2002 01:46:00 AM
Too much of an abstraction for me... the gimmick overwhelms the texture 3 sjgleah
07/26/2002 08:53:00 AM
this is rather humorous! =)
07/24/2002 02:46:00 PM

Technical Aspects5
Meets Challenge7
Total Score7

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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.

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

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07/24/2002 01:16:00 PM
i love the imagery - not only texture, but an idea behind it too. 10!
07/24/2002 12:45:00 PM
I'm going to tell you the same thing everyone is telling me....way oversharpened...but if that's the look you were going for, then it's great. I think it could have been better if it wasn't sharpened so much though. 5
07/24/2002 09:59:00 AM
I am betting you wish you had saved this idea for the Corporate challenge. I love the detail in the texture, and also the grain. Well done.
07/24/2002 12:46:00 AM
In Focus - 7, Lighting - 8, Color Levels - 5, DOF - 6 , Interesting Composition - 5, Interesting Subject - 4 >>> Tech Scores = 6, Subject Scores = 4, Final Score = 5, RLS
07/23/2002 06:29:00 PM
ver grainy. looks really unnatural.
07/23/2002 01:34:00 PM
neat, visually apealing
07/23/2002 01:16:00 PM
Good, like the texture of the chain. Would have been good as an entry in "Corporate America" challenge.
07/22/2002 11:57:00 PM
A little too sharpened, I think. At least that is my impression of the links in the chain. Interesting symbolism. I like how you have framed this. karmat
07/22/2002 10:21:00 PM
good symbolism but doesn't tie in with theme of texture
07/22/2002 09:48:00 PM
Whoa! This is interesting. I'd like to knwo how this was done.
07/22/2002 06:19:00 PM
Too overprocessed for my taste. *4* -balynch
07/22/2002 06:16:00 PM
Interesting photo,.. I would be interested in seeing the original colors of this image.
07/22/2002 02:39:00 PM
love the statement and macro. oversharpened. great concept.
07/22/2002 01:32:00 PM
This photo almost looks like a photocopy... But that strange "texture" to it, adds something to it.
07/22/2002 12:26:00 PM
nice texture on chain; not sure how the dollar bill fits in
07/22/2002 10:42:00 AM
Very noisey, though that might be the effect you were going for with your post-camera alterations -- it does bring out the textures. A nice idea.
07/22/2002 10:16:00 AM
07/22/2002 09:50:00 AM
Dang.......this would be great for the NEW challenge too. I love this also for texture..and really love the b&w. This is fine work. Kee
07/22/2002 02:56:00 AM
looks like you cranked the contrast way up to emphasize the textures. I really like the idea, but i'm wondering if you cranked it up just a bit too high. the texture of the chains seems to have been turned into static. you know, you should do something like this for the corporata america challenge!
07/22/2002 01:44:00 AM
Great texture on the chains, part of me likes them by themselves.. but.. then.. the money.. makes it more interesting, good job :) 6
07/22/2002 01:06:00 AM
This would have worked great for corporate america. Its a good photo, it is a little too bright.
07/22/2002 12:30:00 AM
Nice idea. However, I find the img somewhat flat; not enough contrast and even though the chains have texture I don't find the object complimenting the dollar bills. Some smooth and highly reflective surface would have been better.

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