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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3040Z
Location: Solomons Island, MD
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.4824
Avg (commenters): 7.6538
Avg (participants): 6.3585
Avg (non-participants): 6.6875
Views since voting: 2439
Votes: 255
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/02/2008 12:43:20 AM
I love the textures in this shot.. The composition is perfect:)
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06/26/2007 09:33:51 PM
I love this, the textures of course and the perspective, very nice! Love the composition as well GREAT job!!
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06/25/2007 07:43:16 PM
Texture indeed! I like the angle you have chosen here, rather than straight-on. It seems to give the photo a bit of energy. I think I would have darkened a bit on some of the peeling paint to add even more to the depth and texture. Excellent in bw.
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03/14/2007 08:21:43 PM
What a grerat find and love images like this..... The detail of the old wood with it peeling paint is amazing, and gives us wonderful textures. The old torn curtain also ads to the aged and run down desolate appearence.....

Message edited by author 2007-03-14 20:22:26.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 04:49:00 PM
I really like the framing in shot, with the lines taking our eyes to the window frame, then up to the tattered shade. The void beyond the window really adds to the idea of abandonment, suggested by the exterior elements: the flaking paint; the disused shade; an unopened window; the rusting nails in the frame; and the wood splitting in places. Each of these has their own texture and the subtle combination of them all makes for a great photo. I would really like to have seen this shot in colour, if only to satisfy my own curiosity. There seems to be a plant creeping into the frame at the lower right and it's somewhat distracting. Cropping it out entirely or including more of it would have been improvment perhaps.
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07/27/2002 11:26:00 PM
Fabulous shot, I am having a difficult time with a critique on this..... I like the shot, the quality, clarity, tones - all superb. I think what is bothering me is either the angle is too steep for my taste, or maybe just a little too far off center. (or a combo of both). I really don't know. I'm trying to picture this in a frame -- -- it is good work. - 8
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07/27/2002 09:56:00 PM
Good work. I can't say anything else about it.
That definantly a 10

Nswenson0
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07/26/2002 12:16:00 PM
black & white suck
07/26/2002 06:26:00 AM
very nice
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07/25/2002 10:54:00 PM
Great use of black and white, excellent subject.
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07/25/2002 12:57:00 PM
well composed and good use of black and white 9 ..hokie
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07/24/2002 03:16:00 PM

Composition9
Originality8
Technical Aspects6
Meets Challenge8
Total Score8

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!

Autool
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07/24/2002 01:47:00 PM
I like the pealing paint and the monochrome treatment of this image. Was this picture taken on an overcast day? I think the harsh lighting of direct sun would have realy brought out the texture of the weathered wood.
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07/24/2002 07:58:00 AM
great textures (inside and out) and nice contrast
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07/24/2002 12:15:00 AM
In Focus - 8, Lighting - 8, Color Levels - 8, DOF - 8 , Interesting Composition - 6, Interesting Subject - 2 >>> Tech Scores = 8, Subject Scores = 4, Final Score = 6, RLS
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07/23/2002 10:37:00 PM
very well done
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07/23/2002 11:27:00 AM
Great shot! I can't tell if it's a bit blurry, but I'm not marking you down for it anyway. :-) 8
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07/23/2002 04:25:00 AM
lovely
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07/23/2002 02:55:00 AM
Good choice of subject and a good example of surface texture. The image focus seems slightly "soft" and I think it would be better if crisp.
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07/23/2002 12:52:00 AM
wonderful framing, literally ;)
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07/22/2002 10:52:00 PM
I can't wait for the challenge to end so I can add this to my favorites... A solid 10
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07/22/2002 10:31:00 PM
great concept. I even like the BW. texture in wood and curtain
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07/22/2002 09:39:00 PM
Great job. this picture could tell a story. I like the vertical framing, but would a horizontal allow you to see more of the side, while keeping the window as the focal point? karmat
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07/22/2002 06:26:00 PM
Love the mood and B&W. Angle is a bit weird to me.
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07/22/2002 03:56:00 PM
nice composition and subject
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07/22/2002 03:48:00 PM
Geeeezzzzz. Glad I don't have to scrap that paint! What a job. Nice b&w here, maybe a bit OOF. Kee
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07/22/2002 11:26:00 AM
This is my kind of shot..I love the texture here and the framing. Great job all around...
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07/22/2002 09:20:00 AM
Just a bit too light ,but nice shot.
07/22/2002 12:55:00 AM
Excellent... so many textures in this shot, so well represented. 10-ClubJuggle
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07/22/2002 12:48:00 AM
Nice image. Reminds me of all those great photographers during the Depression in the US. It sets a nice mood. Good contrast.
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07/22/2002 12:37:00 AM
great photo.. the texture of this one is wonderful :) the framing and composition are also excelleng... good work! = 9 - jmsetzler
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