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Cement, of coarse
Cement, of coarse

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: Redmond, WA
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2002


Place: 147 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.8812
Avg (commenters): 5.1333
Avg (participants): 4.7610
Avg (non-participants): 5.0686
Views since voting: 671
Votes: 261
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 09:11:00 PM
great exposition of this texture. the strong diagonal lines add greatly.
07/28/2002 04:40:00 PM

Message edited by author 2003-09-19 03:14:01.
07/28/2002 12:36:00 AM
nice diagonal and roughly textured. Good in b & w.
07/27/2002 05:01:00 AM
Good texture but no focal point
07/27/2002 01:48:00 AM
Texture, yes, but not at all interesting.... 4 sjgleah
07/26/2002 11:04:00 PM
Good idea to put the lines on the diagonal.
07/26/2002 01:59:00 PM
Yup, you're right, it cement! Although the patterns could be considered interesting, personally I find this shot about as exciting as paint drying. It's a well taken shot. Great focus, nice contrast with the shadows. 6 Swash
07/25/2002 06:07:00 PM
Excellent - witty title too. Great lines, focus, contrast, color - all great. Perhaps not the most appealing subject, but you've done a great job of photographing it. Well done!
07/25/2002 04:18:00 PM
it's textured all right. it's in focus and otherwise technically properly executed. i like that you've put the stripes diagonal. there's just that little something missing for me to interrupt the monotony and hold the eye a little longer. just not sure what that would be, some kind of other small object somewhere. -- gr8photos (5)
07/25/2002 01:13:00 PM
I am one of the folks here that probably doesn't go for the wallpaper, full frame photo of texture as much as a having a subject like a concrete filling a portion of the frame with depth of feild providing a background. I realize this is personal preference. That being said..I really like the diagonals here and think there is a tremendous potential in the subject...5..hokie
07/25/2002 05:43:00 AM
Perfect use of B&W, well lit, and an interesting composition. Gets a 9.
- Manic -
07/25/2002 12:08:00 AM
funny title, but the image itself is not very interesting though.
07/24/2002 01:07:00 PM
wow. surface of the moon? =p
07/24/2002 10:15:00 AM
Hehe, nice title. Nice framing job, the diagnol lines work well in your 3:2 ratio'd image.
07/24/2002 12:20:00 AM
Your shot has possibilities, but you didn't exploit them. I would have set the lighter cement colors as white and kept the shadows black. Then it would have had more power. Also, a picture like this should be brutally sharp.
07/23/2002 09:58:00 PM
It does have texture, and you have done well by having the "grain" move diagonally instead of vertically or horizontally, I think. It just seems a little monotonous. Maybe if you had added something that would contrast with both texture and color it would have more "grab appeal." karmat
07/23/2002 06:58:00 PM
Yes, this is my idea of a study in texture! You can feel it without even touching it!
07/23/2002 06:48:00 PM
Good job of bringing out the texture in the cement. I like how you put it on the diagonal. For me, though, this picture needs a bit more interest. I think the cement would make very interesting negative space for something colored or with some sort of opposite texture.
07/23/2002 03:31:00 PM
An actual texture. Nice close-up/macro.
07/23/2002 01:22:00 PM
this reminds me a photo another person took for a prevous challenge, the only thing missing is the snail. good example of texture, not very origanal though
07/23/2002 09:47:00 AM
07/23/2002 09:29:00 AM
Great texture, not much interest.
07/23/2002 09:23:00 AM
Technical Aspects5,
Meets Challenge6,
Average Score5,
07/22/2002 09:53:00 PM
I think someone on the forum said last week that we'd see a lot of flat pictures. well, this certainly isn't one of them! I love the depth of it, looks very 3D. 7 beegee
07/22/2002 02:21:00 PM
This is definitely texture. My only problem with this image is that it lacks creativity. It's flat... no dimension... no color... no distinct subject... = 3 - jmsetzler
07/22/2002 02:19:00 PM
sorry but i find this a bit boring and monotonous, sort of like a basic texturizer filter in photoshop.
07/22/2002 01:57:00 PM
I hope that it is quick drying cement
07/22/2002 12:51:00 PM
nice pun in the title :)
07/22/2002 12:31:00 PM
I had this exact ame idea. I just never got the pcture taken. great texture
07/22/2002 03:17:00 AM
good texture, and I like the diagonal lines running across the picture. it might be nice to have something besides pure texture, though.

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