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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F505V
Location: Tahoe, CA
Date: Jul 16, 2002
Aperture: 3/1
ISO: 100,100
Shutter: 20/10
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2002

Since no one will ever guess what this really is, I'll tell you. It's a screen door, at night, with a little shaky wristed action going on.

Place: 191 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.2383
Avg (commenters): 5.1739
Avg (participants): 4.1948
Avg (non-participants): 4.3039
Views since voting: 602
Votes: 256
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0

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07/29/2002 02:46:00 AM
haha i can't believe how many people rated this poorly. maybe i should have used the full version. people complaining about it being out of focus? give me a break. there's nothing for it to be in focus on in the first place. the image (since it's a time lapse) isn't based on anything real to start with. obviously you didn't know what it was, but still, i think people's idea of what 'texture' is is skewed. :P

here's a scaled down version of the original. //anomalo.us/temp/DSC16366sa.jpg

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2002 01:56:00 AM
Maybe i'd like it more if i knew what it was, but w/o knowing, I see more blur than I'd like. 4 sjgleah
07/26/2002 11:55:00 PM
This looks like one of those shots that is probably great art, but over my head. It was interesting certainly. But definitely over my head.
07/26/2002 07:46:00 PM
If it wasn't for the title I couldn't have guessed what this was, maybe it has a lot to do with the "soft focus" (being generous there)
07/25/2002 08:01:00 PM
I see it, but I still don't understand it. This is a really nifty Macro! Soooo close!!! What is it? Why is the right side lighter than the left? (-1 point) I need to make a note to look at this after the Challenge week, gotta know what this is! The odd lighting is the only thing about this I don't like, so you stay at 9. (what IS it!) Swash
07/25/2002 06:33:00 PM
I like the repetitious patterns here, though the colors don't do a lot for me. After looking at it again, I am bumping your score up some. karmat
07/24/2002 03:41:00 PM

Technical Aspects6
Meets Challenge5
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.

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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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Good luck!

07/24/2002 03:20:00 PM
This would make a great texture :) ** sorry background texture for pc, is what I meant**
07/24/2002 01:27:00 PM
Great abstract. I love the repetitive pattern and the color.
07/24/2002 01:18:00 PM
This picture needs to be a bit lighter (5) AquaGoddess12880
07/24/2002 10:34:00 AM
Interesting shot, nice repetition and color fade.
07/24/2002 04:49:00 AM
what is it?
07/23/2002 10:33:00 PM
As an abstract, this is a really interesting shot. As a texture, it's a little less appealing. Very interesting tones, though. Overall good entry.
07/23/2002 10:06:00 PM
interesting abstract, but the lack of focus doesn't interest me in this particular image... = 5 - jmsetzler
07/23/2002 09:23:00 PM
extremely abstract. something about the color of this is sort of uninteresting ..
07/23/2002 11:37:00 AM
07/23/2002 04:29:00 AM
07/22/2002 03:29:00 PM
I really like this, but maybe just a little more focus.
07/22/2002 02:45:00 PM

Message edited by author 2003-09-19 03:08:29.
07/22/2002 01:06:00 PM
i'm not quite sure what i'm looking at here. overall, too blurry. i think if this was in focus, i'd like it even if i wasn't sure what it is. -- gr8photos (2)
07/22/2002 12:01:00 PM
tough one for the focus, I guess. it looks very organic and makes me wonder what kind of barbs they actually are - will find out next week. 5 beegee
07/22/2002 11:21:00 AM
kinda nice but can't tell what it is.
07/22/2002 10:01:00 AM
I like this. Kee
07/22/2002 09:23:00 AM
Using out of focus elements to show texture is kind of disorienting and adds confusion,textures should be in focus.

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