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Old Barn Wood
Old Barn Wood

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P50
Location: Rosebud, Texas
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: F3.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002


Place: 214 out of 218
Avg (all users): 3.3608
Avg (commenters): 3.5111
Avg (participants): 3.4129
Avg (non-participants): 3.2800
Views since voting: 4994
Votes: 255
Comments: 45
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:39:00 PM
it's quite unsharp. try to decrease the aperture to have more DOF.
07/27/2002 11:54:00 PM
To me, this challenge is not one that lends itself to less than max dof. 4 sjgleah
07/27/2002 09:49:00 AM
Most of this looks out of focus to me - I don't think "soft focus" works in a texture challenge
07/27/2002 09:46:00 AM
I like the coloring and texture. It sure meets the challenge, but the focus isn't sharp enough. Also the round limb stump in the upper right is positioned nicely off center but I'd prefer tosee the whole thing instead of having it cut off, since it seems to be the focal point.
07/26/2002 01:24:00 PM
Focus seems soft, I even downloaded and blew it up, still soft. At first, I thought this might be the wood, sorry, no. Good example of texture. 6 Swash
07/26/2002 12:23:00 PM
Looks a little out of focus, and I would have went for some kind of oblique for depth. 5 nards656
07/25/2002 08:20:00 PM
Im sure you know the focus is a bit soft, just thought i would say something,... i might have tried it from another angle to make it jump out a bit more.
07/25/2002 06:37:00 PM
Personally I don't think this is very good - needs more focus. Just doesn't grab my attention - sorry.
07/25/2002 06:10:00 PM
I think if you had made the knot the focal point of the picture, and had it not running out of the frame, it would have been better.
07/25/2002 04:40:00 AM
I can tell that it's out of focus, or the camera moved. You have plenty of texture, but this seems like a plain, boring picture of a log. It needs something special, I don't know what, but it definantly needs something.
I give it a 3
07/24/2002 09:06:00 PM
Not nearly sharp enough.
07/24/2002 04:12:00 PM
I do not see anything in this photo that is in focus. Without something in focus to draw the eye, there does not seem to be a clear subject.
07/24/2002 01:05:00 PM
focus is too soft for me. a tripod, or making sure your cameras macro function is on, or a faster shutter speed and samller aperture (you dont need much depth of field here) would all improve the sharpness. however, i do like the composition and would have liked to see a bit more of the knot. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...5
07/24/2002 10:49:00 AM
nice, but blurry, too blurry.
07/24/2002 09:23:00 AM
sharper focus needed. sometimes in resizing image I've lost focus.
07/24/2002 02:59:00 AM
Woooo great photo potential just very blurred. A faster shudder speed will help or a tripod.
07/23/2002 11:18:00 PM
I'll try to make this comment a little more useful than the average "lack of focus"... I looked at the size of your file and saw that you're way below the allowed 150KB. to get better definition out of a shot, try to compress it less, when you save the resized image - if you don't know how, drop me a line or post to the forums. this will not save a shot that is out of focus but if you start out with a crisp image, this helps to keep it that way. 3 beegee
07/23/2002 06:55:00 PM
I love the texture of old wood... until I get a splinter!
07/23/2002 05:37:00 PM
Out of focus. Composition is good.
07/23/2002 02:49:00 PM
Lacks focus.
07/23/2002 12:51:00 PM
Nice idea however the shot is out of focus.
07/23/2002 11:16:00 AM
good composition, lacks clarity where it's needed
07/23/2002 09:20:00 AM
Technical Aspects3,
Meets Challenge5,
Average Score4,
07/23/2002 07:28:00 AM
You need a tripod, so you can get a longer eposure/smaller aperture for better sharpness and get rid of the hand shake
07/23/2002 07:07:00 AM
07/23/2002 02:38:00 AM
this seems to be too out of focus
07/23/2002 01:47:00 AM
07/23/2002 12:46:00 AM
looks out of focus to me...
07/23/2002 12:27:00 AM
Needs focusing
07/22/2002 10:33:00 PM
Needs better focus
07/22/2002 05:30:00 PM
Would have been interesting, however, the lack of focus really detracts from this image. *4* -balynch
07/22/2002 03:56:00 PM
could be more in focus
07/22/2002 12:55:00 PM
wood like that is perfect for this challenge. i also like that you found a piece of wood with an eye in it. i probably would've placed the eye fully into the photo (while still following the ROT as you did). what really hurts your shot is that it's out of focus, and to be able to view the texture, focus is really important. -- gr8photos (2)
07/22/2002 12:33:00 PM
I like the knot as a central element, but I think that the overall focus is a bit too blury for this kind of shot.
07/22/2002 12:01:00 PM
It's kind of blurry. I think it could have been better if you had pulled back a little and perhaps not have gotten so close to the subject.
07/22/2002 11:17:00 AM
A piece of wood... and very nearly in focus!
07/22/2002 10:23:00 AM
great idea, but blurry
07/22/2002 09:49:00 AM
I'm a big fan of 'soft focus' and I understand it is sometimes used on purpose and folks don't get it... But this shot loses alot from the soft focus. For the texture to leap out, you 'need' the sharpest focus you could get. Of course, that's just me :) Great idea/
07/22/2002 09:37:00 AM
The focus missed its mark.
07/22/2002 09:36:00 AM
Looks really soft. In this challenge, that is a problem.
07/22/2002 08:51:00 AM
Seems to be a bit out of foucs. Nice grain though.
07/22/2002 08:15:00 AM
Out of focus or blurred. Decent framing, but I think the top right is cut too much.
07/22/2002 06:21:00 AM
out of focus... = 3 - jmsetzler
07/22/2002 02:34:00 AM
Broken link to image.
07/22/2002 01:19:00 AM
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