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Yard Sale Item # 13
Yard Sale Item # 13

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3500
Location: My living room
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002


Place: 213 out of 218
Avg (all users): 3.4466
Avg (commenters): 3.7419
Avg (participants): 3.4371
Avg (non-participants): 3.4608
Views since voting: 734
Votes: 253
Comments: 33
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:33:00 PM
I think sharper focus would have worked better IMO
07/28/2002 09:09:00 AM
not focused well.
07/26/2002 11:52:00 PM
The focus came out too soft. I double checked on different monitors to be sure it wasn't me. You might have wanted to come in closer on it. The chair leg in the upper left didn't help either. On an unrelated note, If I saw this at a yard sale, I'd snap it up in a minute...
07/26/2002 03:14:00 PM
I'll buy it! what is it? I would have prefered not to see all that background at either side. The crop at the base seems about right. This looks more like a deliberate soft focus than just out of focus, if I am right I would have prefered it to be sharp, the relief of the design would have stood out better maybe.
07/25/2002 09:05:00 PM
Not sharp enough.
07/25/2002 06:27:00 PM
It comes across being a little flat. I like the contrast/complimentary colors of the blues and tans. I think to really make this picture stand out, I would get down more on level with the surface, and let the shadows create depth. That way the viewer would feel the surface more, instead of just seeing it. karmat
07/25/2002 04:42:00 PM
You did a good job showing the textures, and your exposure is right on, but I think you tried to hand hold your camera at too low a shutter speed and there's some blur. Also, you would get more resolution quality if you used the who 150k file size we're allowed.
07/24/2002 08:51:00 PM
Picture seems fuzzy
07/24/2002 04:28:00 PM

Technical Aspects5
Meets Challenge5
Total Score5

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07/24/2002 03:34:00 PM
neat object. images is overly blurry. i think that this is caught midair. i wonder why you went that route?
07/24/2002 02:30:00 PM
A little more focus on the centre would have made this shot more interesting. Nice idea.
07/24/2002 12:41:00 PM
i have one of these, and know their texture very well. Unfortunately it does not come through in your photo. the focus is too soft, perhaps using a tripod or making sure your cameras macro mode (if it has one) is engaged. also the image itself is a bit plain, getting much closer (just the table or a portion of it) would show off the texture in the wood better and make for a much stronger image overall, i think. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...4
07/24/2002 11:07:00 AM
i think this is a beautiful item you bought at the yard sale, but it's blurry. i'm wondering whether you tried to go for a soft focus here (the color of the background works well for that), but i would really have preferred the item to be in focus. sorry. there's also something protruding into the picture at the top left, maybe a chair leg? -- gr8photos (3)
07/24/2002 10:32:00 AM
I'm sure this has already been said, but it needs focus! :o) The lighting is good as far as I can tell, though perhaps a lower angle would have picked up more of the relief across the surface (but its hard to tell without the object in focus).
- Manic -
07/24/2002 10:31:00 AM
07/24/2002 09:56:00 AM
The subject is interesting enough from a texture standpoint, but there needs to be at least one thing in focus to draw the eye. What ever is in focus becomes the subject, and without that, there is no real subject and the eye wanders without a place to stop.
07/23/2002 11:08:00 PM
I'm afraid your camera wasn't up to the job. the picture looks like it's got terribly soft focus, at least. might even be slightly shaken, I don't know. I see what you try to do texture-wise, but the technical quality of the shot ruins the concept. also, try to make the file as big as possible, i.e. close to 150 KB to lose as little as possible of its definition. 3 beegee
07/23/2002 10:01:00 PM
to blurry
07/23/2002 05:23:00 PM
out of focus. lacks interest. sorry.
07/23/2002 01:09:00 PM
good texture. You might want to read the Rule of Thirds tutorial.
07/23/2002 12:51:00 PM
I think the framing on this shot could of been more interesting, also the shot is out of focus. if you could of gotten 1/2 or even a 1/4 of the item filling 80% of the frame it would of been better. This would of require that you use possibly a macro setting on your camera.
07/23/2002 09:28:00 AM
I'm not sure what this is, but the subject and the background are out of focus. The subject is also not well-centered in the frame. It's difficult to frame a round object in a rectangular format sometimes... = 5 - jmsetzler
07/23/2002 04:13:00 AM
but surely this is a UFO?
07/23/2002 12:23:00 AM
07/22/2002 07:16:00 PM
What a beautiful piece! I wish it could have been lit a bit more strongly/ directly to highlight those details. Cropping out the table leg in the upper left would enhance this, too.
07/22/2002 06:04:00 PM
Soft focus? (On purpose?) Crop the chairleg, too. 4 Swash
07/22/2002 05:30:00 PM
This looks like it could be a very interesting piece, but the image blur, IMO, dosen't work for this subject.
07/22/2002 09:38:00 AM
Blurry or out of focus. Try more light if blur is the problem.
07/22/2002 09:35:00 AM
I think the object needs to be more in focus.This is way too much out of focus to be a "soft focus" subject.The upper edge needs cropping,there is something there that distracts.
07/22/2002 09:26:00 AM
Focus not sharp enough! lovely colours!
07/22/2002 04:04:00 AM
Would be nicer with little bit more focus
07/22/2002 02:48:00 AM
I like the soft look, cool picture!
07/22/2002 12:12:00 AM
too soft focus. texture suffers

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